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Not to be confused with M'desi.
"Jewelry with legendary Argonian craftsmanship!"


Madesi is an Argonian jeweler found in Riften's town square. Madesi lives with two other beggars in Beggar's Row, next to Riften's canal.


Madesi is one of the few remaining traditional Saxhleel jewelers in Tamriel. Bandits and other such troubles have made journeys to mines and other towns difficult. His profession becomes more and more difficult each day, thus he asks the Dragonborn for assistance with obtaining supplies. He rewards the Dragonborn with GoldIcon and an item of jewelry.



To help Madesi, one gold ore, a mammoth tusk, and two flawless sapphires must be found and given to him.

A Chance ArrangementEdit

Steal Madesi's silver ring and put it in Brand-Shei's pocket.


Sleeping arrangementsEdit

Svana: "Madesi, why don't you just take a bed here? There's no need to sleep in Beggar's Row."
Madesi: "The cold stone...the suits me, Svana."
Svana: "Are you sure that's the real reason? It wouldn't have anything to do with others making an Argonian unwelcome, because if it is..."
Madesi: "You have a kind heart, much too kind for Riften. Don't worry about me, I'll be just fine."

Forced businessEdit

Madesi: "Lady Maven, how may I help you?"
Maven: "Is it true that you refused to sell one of your... trinkets to Hemming?"
Madesi: "Please, milady, it was only because he threatened me. He said he'd have me thrown in the prisons if I didn't give him what he wanted! I can't afford to just give my jewelry away!"
Maven: "Next time a Black-Briar asks for something, I suggest you respond quickly and affirmatively."

Pawned jewelryEdit

Drifa "We have a few pieces of jewelry at the Prawn, Madesi. Want to come look at them later?"
Madesi "I wish I could, milady. Sadly, I haven't sold enough of my own jewelry, let alone buy some from you. I'm sorry."
Drifa "Oh, I'm so sorry. I'm certain Bolli would be happy to lend you a few septims."
Madesi "Much appreciated, Lady Drifa, but I'll manage."


Dinya "When are you going to stop by the temple, Madesi?"
Madesi "Sorry Lady Dinya, but I've been busy of late."
Dinya "It only takes but a moment to say a silent prayer to Mara. Please come by soon; not for me, but for yourself."
Madesi "Very well, I'll try milady."

Lucky ladyEdit

Shadr "Here's another septim, Madesi. How much more do I need?""
Madesi "Only thirty more and it'll be all yours. If I might ask, who is the lucky woman?"
Shadr "It's for Marise, but don't say a word to her!"
Madesi "Don't worry, Shadr, your secret is safe with me."


  • "Buying and selling fine jewelry here!"
  • "Fine jewelry and gleaming gemstones over here!"
  • "Beautiful baubles and gleaming gemstones, over here!"
  • "Greetings honored friend. Can I interest you in some fine jewelry?"
  • "If anything pleases the eye, don't hesitate to make me an offer."
  • "You remind me of the Shadowscales from the old histories." -If sneaking


  • Madesi can be killed in dragon attacks, or by Thieves Guild members in the random fights.
  • Completing the quest "A Chance Arrangement" may cause Madesi to send hired thugs after the Dragonborn.
  • Madesi takes his evening meal within Haelga's Bunkhouse, after which he sleeps in Beggar's Row.


This section contains bugs related to Madesi. 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   When trying to return the quest items for "Ringmaker" to Madesi, if "show on map" is selected, it may show that he is in Fort Sungard rather than Riften.
  • Sometimes when Madesi is approached, The Dragonborn may be unable to interact with him. Entering and leaving a building should fix this.
  • Madesi's base_id is invalid.
  • Madesi's silver ring may not appear in his strongbox during the quest "A Chance Arrangement."


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