For other uses, see Adventurer.

Adventurers are randomly encountered radiant characters.


They can be found on roads or inns, depending on the actual type of adventurer. There are two types of adventurers found in Skyrim, both types are referred to simply by their race, and both types also carry potions and wear random armor, and this is what distinguishes them from other characters who are encountered.

Types of AdventurersEdit

Taunting AdventurersEdit

Taunting Adventurers can be Redguard, an Orc, or Nord. When spoken to, they'll taunt the Dragonborn by saying "What's a milk drinker like you doing out here, go home to your mother." The Dragonborn can express regret, and state that they will leave, in which case they will rudely say "That's right" ending the conversation. If it is chosen to tell them that they shouldn't talk to people like that, they'll say "Why, what're you going to do, cry?." Depending on the level of the Speech skill, they can be intimidated or persuaded. Failing these will turn them hostile, and succeeding will cause them to walk away.

Aggressive AdventurersEdit

Aggressive Adventurers, unlike the taunting ones, can be any race. They are automatically hostile when encountered, and are more unpredictable than their taunting counterparts.

Dead AdventurersEdit

Dead Adventurers are usually encountered inside dungeons, occasionally near a useful object or carrying something of importance upon their person. Sometimes notes or journals can be found with them that provide clues.