Elder Scrolls

Hired Muscle

28,427pages on
this wiki
Hired Muscle
Quest Giver Farkas
Location Radiant location
Prerequisite Take Up Arms
Reward 100 gold
Type Companions, Radiant quest
Quest ID CR04
Hired Muscle is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Farkas asks the Dragonborn to intimidate a random NPC in Skyrim. It is the Dragonborn's duty to track down the person of interest and "rough them up" by initiating a bare-knuckle fight with them until they yield. Returning to Farkas completes the quest. Killing the target while on the job will result in failure.

List of NPCs to intimidateEdit


Journal Entry

<radiant NPC> has been causing trouble for someone around <radiant city>. I need to rough <radiant gender> up to remind <radiant gender> of <radiant gender> obligations.

  • Objective: Intimidate <radiant NPC>

<radiant NPC> won't be causing as much trouble for <radiant city>.

  • Objective: Return to Farkas
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to Hired Muscle. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , and  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Hired Muscle

  • Hired Muscle

    3 messages
    • Were you told to talk to Skjor? If so, talk to him. If not, then you may be experiencing one of several bugs that plague Skyrim if your game...
    • I'm having some issues in this quest , i was sent to "taught a lesson" to Brina Merellis , but when i talk to her there is no option to begin ...
  • Karma

    2 messages
    • Receiving orders from Farkas to go to Riverwood and rough up Sven I was happy to oblige since for some reason I always thought Sven was annoy...
    • you can revieve him if you play on the pc version.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki