The Litany of Larceny is an unmarked side quest for the Skyrim Thieves Guild. It involves collecting various trophies found all over Skyrim.
These special items serve as a visual reminder of the Dragonborn's accomplishments with the Skyrim Thieves Guild. They are displayed on the trophy cases in the Ragged Flagon Cistern. There are two sets of trophies obtained by separate methods, all while in the service of the Thieves Guild.
The first group of trophies can be found while completing quests from the main Thieves Guild questline. These items can be sold to Delvin Mallory, for leveled amounts of gold, from 100 to 800 (the value of these items are affected by Barter bonuses and Speechperks).
The second group of trophies are rewards for completing a set number of "jobs" for Delvin and Vex (randomized missions known as radiant quests). As more jobs are completed, more trophies are unlocked. The first seven trophies are unique versions of the items that are the targets of Vex's sweep jobs and burglary jobs, while the eighth is a safe filled with replenishing randomized loot.
It can be found in the Snow Veil Catacombs, in a room with a wooden staircase and a stone staircase. The wooden stairs lead to the room with the ship. Once the ship is removed from the pedestal, a trap will drop exploding jars down onto the oil-covered floor. It is easier to grab the ship while standing in the doorway, and simply retreat into the hall until the fire goes out.
Note: If the oil is set on fire before taking the ship, the ship will be hurled across the room by the explosion.
The Telekinesis spell can be used to bring the ship to the Dragonborn without having to step into the room. The explosive jars will still drop but no damage will be received.
Located within Riftweald Manor in Riften. The bust can be found in the basement on a table near the exit to the Ratway Vault. It is sitting next to the quest objective of The Pursuit, and can easily be overlooked.
Located in the final chamber of Irkngthand on the corpse of Mercer Frey. The Dragonborn can take it off the shelf of Mercer's bookcase (in the cistern) after selling it to Mallory and then can sell it to another vendor. The other way to gain this is to loot it from Mercer's corpse, but it is not turned into Delvin Mallory. This version won't show up at the guild.
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PS3 The map may be bugged and not activate the proper quest. If dropped or stored it may not be possible to take it again.
PC 360 PS3 The final item, and sometimes the Left Eye of the Falmer (final or not) can make it impossible to complete the larceny quests.
PC If the Eye cannot be returned, a way of getting it to display on the trophy case is to use console commands and type : prid 000e8efe and hit enter then typing : enable to show the Left eye of Falmer on the case in the correct position.
PC To fix this, enter the console command "SetStage TGlarceny 80". This will give the Dragonborn the quest to return the Left Eye to Delvin. Then the command "player.additem 1994f 1" will add the Eye to the inventory. Returning to Delvin to turn in the quest before killing Mercer will complete the quest. If Mercer is killed before turning the quest in, the quest simply disappears from the journal as soon as the body is looted.
PC Another solution is to use the console command 'E8F04.enable'. The pitcher should appear where it should be.
PC 360 PS3 It appears that finishing the Thieves Guild quest Darkness Returns will sometimes prevent handing in more larceny items to Delvin.
If any of the larceny items are removed after they have been sold to Delvin, they cannot be replaced and they will fall through the shelves. On the PC they may be placable on the shelves but will disappear upon leaving the area.
PC 360 PS3 If one or more larceny targets are in the inventory when Delvin gives a special mission, the targets can not be handed in. After completing the special mission, the targets still can't be handed in and the targets won't even be quest items anymore. This means they can be freely dropped or sold, although this appears to make them 0 value.
PC PS3 Sometimes side job rewards behind the Guildmaster's desk do not appear.
This can be corrected by using the console command for the missing object followed by enable. Codes to select missing objects are as follows, in order they should be rewarded:
Jeweled Candlestick: prid E8EFF
Ornate Drinking Horn: prid E8F00
Golden Ship Model: prid E8F05
Golden Urn: prid E8F03
Jeweled Goblet: prid E8F02
Jeweled Pitcher: prid E8F04
Jeweled Flagon: prid E8F01
Safe: prid 103398
The console command "getglobalvalue TGRMasterTotal" will list the number of side jobs completed.
360 It may not be possible to turn in any targets if the Dwemer Puzzle Cube is in the inventory.
Reverting to a previous game save before the cube was picked up will allow the other items to be returned. However, the cube still cannot be returned.