This page of our guide to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim contains a list of all side quests, which have been described on the following pages of our walkthrough. These quests are commissioned by minor NPCs and are not required to complete the main story.
Some preliminary information:
- In this particular chapter of our guide to Skyrim we haven't included any side quests related to the main guilds of the in-game world (The Companions, College of Winterhold, Thieves Guild, Dark Brotherhood), neither any daedric quests or civil war quests. More important types of side quests offered by specific factions have been described in separate chapters of this guide.
- We have focused on regular quests commissioned by NPCs. In addition, we have prepared a detailed walkthrough of all tasks offered by The Bard College and The Blades & The Greybeards - smaller groups which are not as developed as the main guilds.
- Detailed descriptions of side quests, that have been prepared in our guide, include optional objectives and choices which may affect the course of particular missions.
- Each time we comprehensively explain where to start a quest, how to reach quest objectives or destinations, how to defeat all enemies in battles, which NPCs to meet and whether a specific mission has different endings. Walkthrough of each quest has been enriched with high quality screenshots and maps showing important areas that should be visited in order to solve specific objectives.
- In some side quests you have to solve puzzles - we have prepared detailed instructions on how to solve them.
- Most of side quests are unrelated, which means you can access them in any order you like. However, there are exceptions to this rule and we indicate them in our walkthrough. The only exception is the extensive Dragon Priest's Mask quest, which includes several other optional tasks.
List of all side quests in TES V Skyrim
- The White Phial
- The Pale Lady
- The Blessings of Nature
- Rise in the East - it's a longer quest which has been described on two pages of our walkthrough.
- Ancestral Worship
- Lights Out
- The Man Who Cried Wolf
- Blood on the Ice - it's a longer quest which has been described on two pages of our walkthrough.
- The Book of Love - this quest allows you to get Amulet of Mara which can be used to find a partner and get married.
- Treasure Maps - you won't find such quest in your journal, but we have provided treasure maps on a few separate pages of our guide.
- Dragon Priests Masks - another unusual quest, which is not a typical task. You can acquire masks in any order you like and each of them is guarded by a dragon priest. There is also a special reward for collecting all of them and delivering them to Labyrinthian.
- Unfathomable Depths
- Repairing the Phial
- No-one Escapes Cidhna Mine - it's a longer quest which has been described on two pages of our walkthrough.
- The Forgemaster's Fingers
- Finding Insect Jars
- In my Time of Need
- Evil in Waiting
- The Heart of Dibella
- The Forsworn Conspiracy
- Siege on the Dragon Cult
- Kyne's Sacred Trials
- First Lessons - officially it's a College of Winterhold quest, which has to be completed in order to unlock the Forbidden Legend quest.
- Under Saarthal - officially it's a College of Winterhold quest, which has to be completed in order to unlock the Forbidden Legend quest. It's a longer quest which has been described on three pages of our walkthrough.
- Rising at Dawn
- Laid to Rest
- The Lost Expedition
- Missing in Action
- Forbidden Legend - it's a longer quest which has been described on two pages of our walkthrough.
- Silenced Tongues
- The Wolf Queen Awakened
- The Golden Claw
- Promises to Keep
- A Scroll For Anska
The Bard College quests
- Tending the Flames - it's a longer quest, which has been described on two separate pages of our walkthrough.
- Find Pantea's Flute
- Find Rjorn's Drum
- Find Finn's Lute
The Blades and the Greybeards quests
- Brind a Follower to Delphine (The Blades)
- Ask Esbern about dragon lairs (The Blades)
- Bring a Dragon Scale and a Dragon Bone to Esbern (The Blades)
- Find the Word of Power (The Greybeards)
Also, check out the general information page about The Blades and The Greybeards. You will learn where to find these smaller factions and what requirements you have to meet in order to perform their side quests.