For the Skyrim character, see Bandit Highwayman.
"Your money or your life."

The highwayman is a slight variation of the standard bandit. Highwaymen have the same loot, equipment, and stats that regular Bandits do.

Highwaymen are Khajiit two levels above the Hero own who will often hide near one of the great roads and jump out as they pass, demanding a toll. If not paying, they will attack. None of them will be that difficult to defeat, however, as they usually travel alone. They can also be easily avoided by speeding past them on a fairly quick horse, such as Shadowmere.

Another way to deal with them is to pay the toll of 100 GoldIcon then when he turns his back power attack him, although this will count as an assault. Once paying up one can talk to him as to any non-hostile NPC. However, should they leave and return he will again demand gold.

The last option is to plead poverty if the Hero have less than 100 GoldIcon. If they wear clothing that is extremely poor in appearance or not wearing clothing at all, the highwayman will leave them alone. If they are a vampire of a level of at least 50%, even though a highwayman may approach them, he will react with fear like many other Characters rather than demand money.


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  • Despite the shirt's name, "Highwayman's Shirt" does not appear on any highwaymen.
  • When wearing the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal, he will say what any thief will say and will not ask for a toll.
  • If paying the 100 GoldIcon, one can pickpocket the highwayman for more and a lockpick or two.
  • If paying the toll then sneak attack the Highwayman one can get the money without risking a fight.


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