Not to be confused with Kill the Bandit Leader (Siddgeir).

Kill the Bandit Leader is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. These can be given either by innkeepers when asked about work or rumors, or any of the Jarls or their steward/stewardess when asked about work. A Bounty Note will be provided to the Dragonborn identifying the type and location of the bounty.

The dungeon is randomly determined based on the quest-giver's hold.


Kill the Bandit Leader – Favor104
IDJournal Entry
  • Objective 10: Kill the leader of <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Objective 15: Tell <Alias.ShortName=Questgiver> the bandit leader is dead
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to Kill the Bandit Leader. 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  ,  NX  , 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.
  •  PC   At least five quests of this kind (Kill the Bandit Leader at Valtheim Towers, Nilheim, Rift Watchtower, Broken Helm Hollow, Winter War and Uttering Hills Cave) are bugged. If the Dragonborn kills the leader before getting the quest, he will not respawn, making the Dragonborn unable to complete the quest. The quest does not have a questmarker either.
  • It's possible to complete the quest by resurrecting the Bandit Leader using the console (and then killing him).
  • It's possible to skip the current stage by using the command setstage BQ01 100 or setstage BQ01 100
  •  PC   360   PS3   There is a bug with Uttering Hills Cave where the quest marker will lead you to a dead body of Linwe, rendering the quest impossible to finish. This is because prior to activating this quest, one has already completed the quest "Summerset Shadows."
    •  PC(Fix)   Targeting the dead body or using the console command prid 0007d67athen using the command ressurect may bring it alive again, making it possible to be killed and thus completing the quest.
  • Sometimes, even when given a quest, the Bandit Leader at Nilheim is nonexistent. This is a glitch on the 360 and PC and does not seem to be level-dependent. The dungeon can be reset with the command prid c5675 followed by disable.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Kill the Bandit Leader

  • Kjar quest cannot be completed

    4 messages
    • In the console, type: "c5688".kill
    • didnt work for me, found another solution. to just complete this step of the quest use console command: setstage favor104 15 to fix it ...
  • Missing corpse in Nilheim

    3 messages
    • Just wait one ingame month and a Bandit Chief should appear.
    • This will takie kinda long, but after buying the DLCs on Steam Sale it may not be so painful, thx