Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

The Steward's Potion is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is a miscellaneous quest received from Bothela in Markarth in which the Dragonborn must deliver a potion to the steward of Markarth.


  1. Deliver the Stallion's Potion to Reburrus Quintilius


"Still, a little knowledge of plants and potions can get you by. Not that anyone likes to admit buying things from you. See? I even have a little potion for the Steward. Mind handing it over to him? Just say it should solve that problem he has."

Speak to Bothela about the name of her shop. She asks the Dragonborn to deliver a Stallion's Potion that she brewed to the Steward Raerek or Reburrus Quintilius.

Go to Understone Keep and meet a steward, inform him of Bothela's delivery, and give him the potion. In return, he offers a leveled sum of Gold as a reward.


Level Gold
1–9 250
10–19 400
20–29 500
30–39 600
40+ 750


The Steward's Potion – FreeformMarkarthJ
ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 10: Deliver the Stallion's Potion to <FreeformMarkarthJ>
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to The Steward's Potion. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
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  • Bothela still targets Raerek even if the quest is started only after the Stormcloaks take over.
  • Reburrus' dialogue has no audio.
  •  PC   You can complete the quest by giving the potion to Reburrus, even if he isn't the current steward and target of the quest.
  • The potion may be marked and tagged as "Stolen," even though it was obtained through legitimate means.