Ancarion is a Thalmor agent in Solstheim on a secret mission to obtain Stalhrim smithing techniques from the Skaal.


A New Source of StalhrimEdit

He is found on a boat in Northshore Landing in possession of the Stalhrim Source Map, which must be obtained.


"You're interfering in official Thalmor business. You will leave immediately." I'm here about the Stalhrim map. "So you know my purpose here, then? I suppose you must have found that dullard of a blacksmith. Unfortunately for you, my mission here is also a secret. To protect it, I have no choice but to silence you. Now, give me one good reason that I should not kill you where you stand."

This opens up the following three options, persuasion, intimidation or making a deal.


The Blacksmith won't talk. You're wasting your time. "I admit, we are not making the progress we had hoped. Perhaps you are right, the venture might be more trouble than it's worth. Very well, you have convinced me. We will depart the island shortly and seek out weapons elsewhere."


Leave this island now, or your life is forfeit. "I can see that is no idle threat. Very well, we will depart the island once we have loaded the ship. No weapon is worth dying for, not even a weapon forged from Stalhrim. Here, give this map to the blacksmith, I have no further need for it."

Making a deal

You want Stalhrim weapons, and I think I can help you get them. "Here to make me an offer, then? Very well, what do you have in mind?." The smith said he'd teach me how to make Stalhrim weapons "And you will sell them to me. I suppose I have to give you the map first?" (Succes) "I might not trust you, but I trust your greed. Very well, take the map. Return here with Stalhrim weapons and armor, and I will pay you a fair price for them. Tell the blacksmith whatever lie you will. We have no further need of him." (Fail) "You expect me to just hand you the map, so you can deliver it to the blacksmith and laugh at the foolish Thalmor you so easily outwitted? You have made a grave miscalculation, and now you will pay the price!"

Merchant Edit

  • If the Dragonborn is succesful and manages to persuade Ancarion into giving the map and staying for the deal, Ancarion will have 1000 Septims available as a merchant.
    • It should be noted that after a period of time Ancarion loses his gold, leaving him with nothing.


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  • Persuasion check is unpassable

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    • Thanks for all the help! i'll be sure to try these out. sorry, but i'm not very knowlegable about skyrim skills.