Skyrim:The Bedlam Job

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SR-qico-Thieves Guild.png Steal a set amount of gold's worth of items.
Quest Giver: Delvin Mallory
Location(s): Thieves Guild, Major cities
Reward: Leveled gold
ID: TGRNT
 
"Just steal whatever we can until we've made an impression."

[edit] Quick Walkthrough

  1. Steal 500 gold in goods from the target city.
  2. Return to Delvin.

[edit] Detailed Walkthrough

After joining the Thieves Guild, Delvin Mallory will tell you that he handles all the fishing, numbers, and bedlam jobs. Ask him for a bedlam job and he will explain.

"Sometimes we like to remind a city that we mean business, so we hit it hard. Just steal whatever we can until we've made an impression. Simple right? Almost. The catch is it doesn't count if anyone sees you take it. The message needs to be clear; we work in the shadows. Steal from anywhere in the hold, and you even get to keep everythin' you stole. So, you in?"

If you accept the job, Delvin will give you a city as a target, although you can in fact steal from anywhere in that city's hold. Your objective is to lift 500 gold worth of general loot without being seen by anyone or caught by the guards.

Once the target has been reached, return to Delvin to a leveled amount of gold. The five major holds in Skyrim can be target locations, as well as Raven Rock in Solstheim if Dragonborn is installed (see bugs).

If for whatever reason you want to quit the job, whether to acquire a different job or a different city, you can tell Delvin at any time. He grumbles, but there is no actual penalty, no matter how many jobs you quit.

[edit] Notes

  • Unlike quests such as the Sweep Job or other collection quests, this quest will not have a visible counter telling you how far you have progressed.
  • Picking pockets, even if successful, does not count towards this quest.
  • Items obtained in The Sweep Job and The Burglary Job count towards the 500 gold, provided they take place in the same hold as The Bedlam Job, despite having zero value.
  • Picking up a Stone of Barenziah from an owned house in the hold related to the job will complete the objective, despite the stones showing a value of 200 and not being marked as "stolen".
  • You keep all the items you've stolen, and they can be fenced in addition to the gold reward.
  • It is not necessary to get arrested to fail this quest - merely being detected while breaking the law is sufficient. This includes trespassing and lockpicking (unless you have Quick Hands).

[edit] Bugs

  • It is impossible to complete this quest if you are sent to Raven Rock.
    • PC Only This bug is fixed by version 1.3.2 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
    • Pc22.png You can complete the quest manually via the console using the following console command: setstage TGRNT 50 .
    • If you do get the job in Raven Rock, the only way to clear it and to receive other jobs from Delvin is to either tell him that you want to quit, or intentionally get caught. There are no negative consequences for quitting.

[edit] Quest Stages

The Bedlam Job (TGRNT)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I've been told to steal 500 gold in goods from <Alias=City> without witnesses. Items I'm seen stealing won't count towards my total, so I need to keep out of sight. I need to complete this job without getting caught and spending time in jail.
Objective 10: Steal 500 gold in goods from <Alias=City>
50 I've stolen 500 gold in goods from <Alias=City>.
Objective 20: Return to Delvin
200 Finishes quest I've successfully completed this job and been allowed to keep everything I've stolen.
250 Fails quest During the course of this task, I was arrested and sent to the local jail. I've therefore failed the job.
Fails quest Before the task could be completed, I decided to quit. I've therefore failed the job and forfeited any pay I might have received.

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