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"If anyone sneaks up on us, I'll smell them coming. Or, I might not. We will see."

Kharjo is a Khajiit warrior found traveling alongside Ahkari. He, along with Dro'marash, works as a guard protecting Ahkari and Zaynabi.


As a member of the Khajiit Caravans, Kharjo travels the many trade routes of Skyrim. When discharged from being a Follower by the Dragonborn, he returns to the caravans. The caravan travels between DawnstarRiften, and Whiterun, sometimes passing through the Labyrinthian. Waiting outside the gates of a city prompts them to appear at least once a week.


Speaking with him will reveal that his Moon Amulet was stolen during a bandit raid on the caravan, and that he wishes to have it returned, since he says its special, for he received it from his mother when he was just a cub. If the Dragonborn retrieves the amulet, Kharjo rewards the Dragonborn with leveled amount of GoldIcon for recovering his keepsake and becomes available as a follower.

He wills the Dragonborn inheritance if he is killed while not being employed as a follower.

Stats at level 30
Health 388
Magicka 50
Stamina 147
Light Armor -
Heavy Armor 79
Sneak 25
One-Handed 83
Two-Handed 36
Archery 62
Block 57
Alteration -
Conjuration -
Destruction -
Restoration -
Illusion -
Enchanting -
Speech -
Lockpicking 20
Alchemy 20
Smithing -
Pickpocket 20

Combat behavior and skillsEdit

Kharjo is an extremely versatile warrior. His weapon specialties are One-Handed, Heavy Armor, Archery and Block

Kharjo will use staves and two-handed weapons if they are better than his default weapon. Kharjo also tends to use bows if a fight starts far away from him, and he will not enter melee mode until the foe has reached him.

Kharjo can be recruited into the Blades. He will no longer wander around Skyrim following the Khajiit Caravans, instead adopting a more stationary life at Sky Haven Temple. Upon joining the Blades, his default Steel Plate Armor is replaced by Blades Armor.


Engaging DialogueEdit

  • "Then lead on, friend." ―When initially asked to follow.
  • "You have someone with you already." ―If the Dragonborn already has a follower.
  • "You're taking us somewhere warm, I trust?"
  • "If anyone sneaks up on us, I'll smell them coming. Or I might not. We will see."
  • "Khajiit guards your back."
  • "These sands are cold, but Khajiit feels warmness from your presence."
  • "I'll shoulder some of your burden." ―Open inventory.
  • "We follow, then." ―Ending dialogue.
  • "Khajiit will follow." ―Ending dialogue.
  • "Head on, then. I'll keep an eye out." ―Told to wait.
  • "You're ready to get going?" ―While waiting.
  • "We'll be waiting, then." ―Waiting.
  • "We are leaving?" ―Waiting.
  • "Khajiit walks in your footsteps." ―Stop waiting.
  • "Then, back home is where you will find me." ―Dismissed.


  • "What is it?"
  • "It will be done."
  • "Not possible."
  • "Is that all?"
  • "Even Khajiit have their limits. No." ―When refusing to steal an item or to attack someone.


  • "Give up while you still can!"
  • "I will put you down!"
  • "You have to do better than that!"


  • "By the Twin moons..."
  • “We have found a cave. I do not think there are warm fires and friendly faces inside.”
  • "Something smells foul." ―When nearing a dangerous area.
  • "By the Mane, look! A Dwarven city, still sitting here after thousands of years!" ―When finding a Dwemer Ruin.
  • "The old Nords sure did love their stonework." ―When nearing an old temple or barrow.

Response to SpellsEdit

  • "Even my claws feel sharper."Courage.
  • "Ah! I feel like I just woke from a nap."Healing Hands.

Standard DialogueEdit

  • "Yes, I was hired to protect the others as we walk the roads of Skyrim. It is a thankless task and I would rather be back home in Elsweyr, but I have little choice. Ahkari freed me from a prison in Cyrodiil, and now I must repay my debt to him[sic]. A word of advice, my friend do not mix gambling and drink. Taken together, they will empty your pockets of every septim." ―When asked "You guard the caravan?" [nb: Ahkari is actually female.]
  • "Skyrim is filled with all manner of dangerous beasts. Wolves, trolls, mammoths and giants would all like to make a meal of us. But the dragons are the most fearsome. Lucky for us they don't seem to hunt along the roads." ―When asked "What dangers does the caravan face?".

Follower Quest DialogueEdit

  • "A few days ago we were ambushed. A nuisance, really, but many of the marauders had quick fingers. One of them stole my Moon Amulet, given to me by my mother when I was just a cub. It is my only memory of home in this cold land." ―When asked "Bandits giving you trouble?".
  • "You are kind to offer. We believe the bandits are a part of a group headquartered here. Be careful. I miss my amulet, but a life cannot be replaced as easily." ―When told, "I could get your amulet back." - Start of quest.
  • "There it is! Ah... home... If you ever need the skills of a Khajiit warrior by your side, I would be honored to travel with you. Until then, here. This is for you, in thanks." ―Upon returning his amulet and earning him as a follower.


  • "Bring your coins, but do not bring trouble." -Pre-follower engage dialogue.
  • "Bandits harass the caravans at every step, but Khajiit usually scare them off." ―Pre-follower engage dialogue.
  • "May your road lead you to warm sands" ―Pre-follower engage dialogue.
  • "If you have come to see our wares, speak to the others" ―Pre-follower engage dialogue.
  • "Speak to the others if you wish to purchase something" ―Pre-follower engage dialogue.
  • "This Khajiit protects the others" ―Pre-follower engage dialogue.
  • "I am a Blade now. I can hardly believe it" ―After joining the Blades.



  • Kharjo is one of two Khajiit in the game who can become a follower; the other being J'zargo, a student mage at the College of Winterhold.
  • He has the sneak perk Silent Roll, as do many followers, and will use it if sneaking and far enough away from the Dragonborn in order to catch up.
  • Kharjo, like other Khajiit, cannot be married, or become a Steward.


This section contains bugs related to Kharjo. 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  , 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   PS3   He refers to Ahkari as a man in his dialogue.
  • If struck by the Disarm Shout, Kharjo may not pick up his weapon, even after the fight. For this reason, the player should check what Kharjo is carrying after fighting a Draugr Deathlord.
  • Inducting Kharjo to the Blades will replace his helmet with a Blades Helmet. The old helmet will disappear, and will not be in Kharjo's inventory, Delphine's, or any chest in the Sky Haven Temple - Even the Dragon Priest Masks may be lost. There are no known fixes for this.
  •  PC   After one dismisses Kharjo, he will begin running away as opposed to walking as any other follower would. After he breaks line of sight, he will instantly teleport back to his caravan, making it very frustrating if one is trying to quickly give something to another follower. (On PC, unknown if isolated incident, need confirmation.)
  • Sometimes Kharjo will be a follower before his amulet has been returned, if he is met working together in a combat (e.g. a dragon attack). In this case, getting the Moon Amulet, but never returning it to Kharjo, can be useful for finding him (needs confirmation).
    • This bug is not known to occur in the 360 version as of yet.
  • Kharjo will not equip armor that has value less of that of his default set (e.g. if the Dragonborn gives him Steel Armor that has been improved to Superior, because it has a lesser base value than Steel Plate, he will not equip it), proving to be a pain for lower level characters that want to give him a buff or cannot best his Steel Plate to do so.
  •  360   PC   Sometimes Kharjo will not equip a different bow than the one he has. The bow he is holding will not be in his inventory. 
  •  360   Kharjo may equip his bow and arrow and a One-Handed weapon at the same time. This has not been tested in battle.
  •  PS3   Sometimes Kharjo will try to attack another follower (tested with Serana) when a spell such as Fury is not used on him. Exiting or entering a building should fix this.


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