Skyrim:Personal Steward

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Hearthfire

With the Hearthfire add-on, certain followers can be hired to become a personal steward upon purchase and construction of any of three new houses:

To hire a follower, simply ask them to come with you, then travel to the build site. They should approach you and volunteer for the job, or if not, you can ask them yourself once there. You will need to first build at least the Small House Layout before the option to hire them appears. Your steward will patrol the exterior of your property, as well as use various items in and around your house. Once a steward has been chosen for a particular homestead, the choice is permanent; you cannot replace that steward with someone else later.

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[edit] Commands

[edit] Improvements

You can ask them to make improvements to the house, which will allow you several options:

  • Hire a carriage driver for 500 gold
  • Hire a bard for 1500 gold
  • Purchase a horse for 1000 gold (if you have built the exterior Stable option)
  • Purchase a cow for 200 gold (if you have built the exterior Animal Pen option)
    • Your cow will provide jugs of milk over time in the cupboard closest to the butter churn, in your kitchen if you have built it. [verification needed]
  • Purchase up to three chickens for 25 gold (if you have built the exterior Animal Pen option)
    • Your chicken(s) will have a nest where you will be provided with chicken's eggs.
    • There is little advantage, other than completeness, to purchasing more than one chicken—you only get one nest even with three of them.

[edit] Building Materials

You can ask your steward to purchase building materials for you:

[edit] Furnish a Room

You can ask your steward to purchase furnishing options for the house. When you ask a steward to decorate part of your home for you, they will not do so immediately. They will gradually add furnishing options over time, which can be a very slow process. This is one way to avoid the chore of collecting all the required materials yourself, though you'll miss out on all the Smithing experience you'd gain from crafting thousands of nails and iron fittings. If you have them decorate a section of your home, they will eventually add all possible furnishing options to that section of the home; if you prefer not to have certain furnishing options added, you should build furnishing options for that section of the home yourself. The costs of each section of the home are as follows:

Note that the cost for each section will be the same, regardless of how much of the furnishings you have already built yourself.

If you don't have the patience to wait for your steward to furnish, see notes section at the bottom of the page how to make them work faster.

[edit] Other

You can also ask your steward where to buy materials such as glass or straw. They will direct you to a nearby general goods store: Belethor's General Goods in Whiterun (from Heljarchen Hall), Gray Pine Goods in Falkreath (from Lakeview Manor), or Bits and Pieces in Solitude (from Windstad Manor).

[edit] Followers Who Can Become Stewards

[edit] Skyrim

Name Type Description Prerequisite Quest Max Level Moral Marry Blades
Adelaisa Vendicci Misc. A female Imperial who works for the East Empire Company. Rise in the East 25 3 2No 1Yes
Aela the Huntress Companion A female Nord Thief and expert Archery trainer. Glory of the Dead 50 3 1Yes 1Yes
Annekke Crag-Jumper Misc. A female Nord Ranger found in Darkwater Crossing. Kill the Bandit Leader (radiant) 30 3 2No 1Yes
Belrand Hireling A male Nord Spellsword found in the Winking Skeever in Solitude. None 40 0 1Yes 1Yes
Brelyna Maryon College A female Dunmer Mystic. Brelyna's Practice 30 0 1Yes 1Yes
Calder Housecarl A male Nord Warrior (1H) found in Windhelm. Become Thane of Eastmarch 50 0 1Yes 1Yes
Erik the Slayer Hireling A male Nord Barbarian found in Rorikstead at the Frostfruit Inn after completing his quest. Erik the Slayer 40 0 2No 1Yes
Eola Misc. A female Breton Nightblade found in Markarth's Hall of the Dead. Obtain the Ring of Namira in The Taste of Death. 30 0 2No 1Yes
Faendal Misc. A male Bosmer Thief found in Riverwood. He is a common Archery trainer. A Lovely Letter (in his favor) 30 3 2No 1Yes
Ghorbash the Iron Hand Misc. A male Orc Ranger found in Dushnikh Yal. Convince him (via brawl, persuade check, or bribe). 30 3 1Yes 1Yes
Golldir Dungeon A male Nord Warrior (1H) found in Hillgrund's Tomb. Ancestral Worship 30 3 2No 1Yes
Illia Dungeon A female Imperial Fire/Frost/Shock Mage found in Darklight Tower. Repentance 40 3 2No 1Yes
Iona Housecarl A female Nord Warrior (1H) found in Riften. Become Thane of the Rift 50 0 1Yes 1Yes
Jordis the Sword-Maiden Housecarl A female Nord Warrior (1H) found in Solitude. Become Thane of Haafingar 50 0 1Yes 1Yes
Lob Misc. A male Orc Ranger found in Largashbur. The Cursed Tribe 30 3 2No 1Yes
Lydia Housecarl A female Nord Warrior (1H) found in Whiterun. Dragon Rising 50 0 1Yes 1Yes
Marcurio Hireling A male Imperial Destruction Mage found at The Bee and Barb in Riften. None 40 0 1Yes 1Yes
Njada Stonearm Companion A female Nord Warrior (1H) and expert Block trainer. Glory of the Dead 25 3 1Yes 1Yes
Ogol Misc. A male Orc Warrior found in Largashbur. The Cursed Tribe 30 3 2No 1Yes
Onmund College A male Nord Sorcerer. Onmund's Request 30 0 1Yes 1Yes
Ria Companion A female Imperial Warrior (1H). Glory of the Dead 25 3 1Yes 1Yes
Roggi Knot-Beard Misc. A male Nord found in Kynesgrove. Dungeon Delving (Caves) 20 3 1Yes 1Yes
Sven Misc. A male Nord Bard found in Riverwood. A Lovely Letter (in his favor) 20 2 2No 1Yes
Uthgerd the Unbroken Misc. A female Nord Warrior (1H) found in The Bannered Mare in Whiterun. Fight! Fight! 30 3 1Yes 1Yes
Vilkas Companion A male Nord Warrior (2H) and master Two-handed trainer. Glory of the Dead 50 3 1Yes 1Yes
  Only one quest of this type can be active at a time.

[edit] Notes

[edit] Dawnguard Followers

These NPCs are added by the Dawnguard add-on. If you become infected with vampirism, after having appointed one of the Dawnguard as your steward, you must cure yourself before they will speak with you again, thus making them useless as a steward until you are cured.

Name Description Max Level Moral Marry Blades
Agmaer A male Nord member of the Dawnguard found in Fort Dawnguard. (Bandit class) 25 0 2No 1Yes
Beleval A female Bosmer member of the Dawnguard found in Fort Dawnguard. (Bandit class) 25 0 2No 1Yes
Celann A male Breton member of the Dawnguard found in Fort Dawnguard. (Warrior (1H) class) None 3 2No 1Yes
Durak A male Orc member of the Dawnguard found in Fort Dawnguard. (Ranger class) None 3 2No 1Yes
Ingjard A female Nord member of the Dawnguard found in Fort Dawnguard. (Warrior (2H) class) None 3 2No 1Yes

[edit] Hearthfire Followers

These NPCs are added by the Hearthfire add-on. All Hearthfire followers are housecarls.

Name Description Prerequisite Quest Max Level Moral Marry Blades
Gregor A male Nord Warrior (1H) found in Dawnstar. Become Thane of the Pale 50 0 1Yes 1Yes
Rayya A female Redguard Warrior (1H) found in Falkreath. Become Thane of Falkreath 50 0 1Yes 1Yes
Valdimar A male Nord Sorcerer found in Morthal. Become Thane of Hjaalmarch 50 0 1Yes 1Yes

[edit] Dragonborn Followers

This NPC is added by the Dragonborn add-on.

Name Description Prerequisite Quest Level Moral Marry Blades
Talvas Fathryon A male Dunmer Conjurer living in Tel Mithryn. From the Ashes 25 3 2No 1Yes

[edit] Notes

  • The amount of time it takes for stewards to furnish your house depends on the number of times you leave the area. The fastest way to complete the process is to find the border of your property and cross it repeatedly until the furnishing is done. There are several areas where this can be performed, including:
Lakeview Manor: Go South from your entrance door. After the carriage driver and just before the small pond next to Pinewatch are two large trees growing next to the rocks on your right. The border is between the trees.
Windstad Manor: Go straight east from your entrance door, up the hill. The border is between the two trees growing next to the rocks on your left. (There is a third tree on your right.)
Heljarchen Hall: Go straight south towards Loreius`s farm and pass your stable and carriage driver. Where the rocks on your right end are two blue mountain flowers. One of them is growing next to a dead branch. The border is between the two flowers.
  • Stewards who are Blades will stay at the house that they are steward of, and not go back to Sky Haven Temple.
  • There is no option for Stewards to furnish your cellar.
  • Pc22.pngIf you want to dismiss a steward, you can do so using the console.
    • Dismiss the steward of Lakeview Manor in Falkreath Hold:
      SetConsoleScopeQuest BYOHHouseBuilding
      EmptyRefAlias House1Steward
      SetPapyrusQuestVar BYOHHouseFalkreath bHaveSteward False
    • Dismiss the steward of Windstad Manor in Hjaalmarch:
      SetConsoleScopeQuest BYOHHouseBuilding
      EmptyRefAlias House2Steward
      SetPapyrusQuestVar BYOHHouseHjaalmarch bHaveSteward False
    • Dismiss the steward of Heljarchen Hall in the Pale:
      SetConsoleScopeQuest BYOHHouseBuilding
      EmptyRefAlias House3Steward
      SetPapyrusQuestVar BYOHHousePale bHaveSteward False
    • If you put these commands into a bat file, then the EmptyRefAlias will fail, but the other 2 will work, allowing you to appoint a new steward at that holding, but your old steward will still have steward dialogue.

[edit] Bugs

  • Personal stewards may vanish after being appointed.
    • PC Only This bug is fixed by version 1.0.3 of the Unofficial Hearthfire Patch.
    • Entering and exiting the house a few times should restore them.
  • Personal stewards may tell you that you don't have enough gold when you attempt to furnish rooms, even when you do. This is usually caused by furnishing a room before asking the steward to do it.
  • Personal stewards may not sleep at all and instead just stand next to the bed.
  • Upon arrival at the house hirelings may offer to be a steward but may not have the normal steward dialogue and instead offer to go adventuring for free or a price depending on the mercenary. They will, however, wander off and do things on the property like any other steward.
  • On some occasions, particularly when hiring a bard is the only option left, the option of making upgrades for the home will be absent.
  • After furnishing a room by using a steward, the furnishings may not actually appear.
  • Whenever hirelings are subsequently "hired" for adventuring, they will lose their steward dialogue upon being released from service.
  • Followers may not give the option to become stewards if Dragonborn is enabled.

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