Skyrim:The Straw that Broke
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When you visit Narfi in Ivarstead, you will quickly find that all is not well. Narfi lives in his parents' broken-down house across the river from the lumber mill. When speaking you will find that Narfi has mental differences and is obviously very distraught over the disappearance of his sister, Reyda. He will mention that Wilhelm, the innkeeper at Vilemyr Inn, told him Reyda would come back, and that he needs to say goodbye to his sister like he did his mother and father.
When speaking to Wilhelm, he will tell you that Narfi is harmless, but in a state since his sister disappeared. Wilhelm, meaning well, told Narfi his sister would return one day, but actually fears Reyda was killed while searching for ingredients from the island river. He will point you in the direction of the small island to the east of Ivarstead, where you can then go look for Narfi's sister's remains.
Wilhelm's supposition about Reyda turns out to be correct. Reyda's remains can be found underwater, just east of the southern bridge into town. They can be difficult to get to due to the current. Next to her remains are her necklace and a satchel; the satchel contains some gold and several random alchemical ingredients. Return the necklace to Narfi. You can tell him the truth about what happened to Reyda, or assure him she will come back. In either case, you will receive three random, rare ingredients, and Narfi will, for the most part, remain the same.
- Narfi is the victim of the Dark Brotherhood quest Kill Narfi. Once you accept the assassin quest, it will be impossible to complete this quest successfully.
- After finding Reyda's Necklace, there is an option to show it to Wilhelm, supposedly for additional advice. However, upon choosing this speech option, he will say the same thing Narfi says about telling his sister that he misses her.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.2.5 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
- If you take the necklace from Reyda's satchel before asking Wilhelm about Narfi, the quest will not update beyond the stage requiring you to find her remains even if you search the satchel again.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.3.2 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
- The command
setstage FreeformIvarstead02 40will do the work.
- Dropping and retaking the necklace using the console command
player.drop 663da 1while standing over the underwater satchel causes a quest update, fixing the quest.
 Quest Stages
|The Straw that Broke (FreeformIvarstead02)|
|Stage||Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
Objective 10: Ask Wilhelm about Reyda
Objective 20: Locate Reyda's remains
Objective 30: Bring Reyda's Necklace to Narfi
- The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 10, 250.