A Few Words with You is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is a radiant quest that requires the Dragonborn to talk to someone for another person about a specific subject.


After talking to one of the quest givers, agree to help with his or her specific problem. Talk to the target, and persuade, bribe, intimidate, or brawl them to get them to agree with the terms. Return to the quest giver for the reward. The quest giver becomes friendly towards the Dragonborn, which opens up possibilities such as the availability for marriage.

Persons involvedEdit

Questgiver Target Reason Reward
Carlotta Valentia Mikael Convince Mikael to stop bothering Carlotta. Leveled GoldIcon
Haran Ranmir Convince Ranmir to pay his debts. Leveled armor and weapon
Iddra Roggi Knot-Beard Convince Roggi Knot-Beard to forget his debts. Leveled armor and weapon
Octieve San Irnskar Ironhand Convince Irnskar to let Octieve San off his debts. 1 level boost in Two-Handed
Omluag Mulush gro-Shugurz Convince Mulush to treat the smelting workers with more respect. Leveled GoldIcon
Scouts-Many-Marshes Torbjorn Shatter-Shield Convince Torbjorn to raise the Argonians' wages. Leveled potion


A Few Words with You – Favor013
IDJournal Entry
  • Objective: Talk to <RadiantTarget> about <RadiantQuestgiver>
  • Objective: Tell <RadiantQuestgiver> that <RadiantTarget> is taken care of
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to A Few Words with You. 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  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   It is possible the Two-Handed skill point awarded by Octieve San is not given.
  • Completing, or having this quest in the journal, can prevent Scouts-Many-Marshes from becoming eligible for marriage.
    • Solution: Marry him before starting the quest.