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Race Argonian
Gender Male
Level 8
Class Pawnbroker
Services Merchant
Ref ID 00021EA6
Base ID 0001B072
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 within 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.


Ringmaker quest items locationEdit

See Precious Gems for more information about some of these locations.


  • "Buying and selling fine jewelry here!"
  • "Fine jewelry and gleaming gemstones over here!"
  • "Jewelry with legendary Argonian craftsmanship!"
  • "Beautiful baubles and gleaming gemstones, over here!"
  • "Greetings honored friend. Can I interest you in some fine jewelry?"
  • "Ours is to smile at your passing, friend."
  • "If anything pleases the eye, don't hesitate to make me an offer."
  • "Good journey, marsh friend."
  • "Tidings."
  • "Safe travels, Landstrider."
  • If sneaking - "You remind me of the Shadowscales from the old histories."


  • Quest markers do not appear on the map for Ringmaker errands. (This is because they do not have specific locations. Mammoths, NPC's, randomly spawned in chest, etc.).
  • If the Dragonborn is Argonian, upon exiting conversation with him, he calls them "Marsh-friend". If the Dragonborn is not Argonian, he calls them "Land-strider"
  • Madesi (and other vendors in Riften marketplace) can be killed by Thieves Guild members in the random fights.
  • Despite being a jeweler and wearing expensive clothes, he sleeps in Beggar's Row on the lower platforms of Riften at night, most likely because of the troubles in his work.
    • A conversation about this can be heard in Haelga's Bunkhouse, where Svana Far-Shield asks him to take up residence in the Bunkhouse. Madesi replies that he likes the cold and dampness of Beggar's Row, though Svana thinks it's because of discrimination/troubles at work that keep him there.
  • He can be killed by a dragon (or any other enemy/character) making it impossible to finish the ringmaker quests. (Save can be reloaded of course).
  • He makes the Marks of Dibella for Haelga.
  • Completing the quest "A Chance Arrangement" may cause Madesi to send hired thugs after the Dragonborn.


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  ,  PS3  ,  PC  .
  3. If a fix to the bug is known, please provide it, but avoid use of first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board and not the article.
  • Sometimes when Madesi is approached he will not be able to be interacted with. Entering and leaving a building should fix this.
  • Madesi's base_id is invalid.
  • Madesi's Silver Ring is sometimes missing from his strongbox during the quest "A Chance Arrangement."
  •  360   When trying to return the quest items to Madesi, when "show on map" is selected, it claims that he is in Fort Sungard rather than Riften.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Madesi

  • Madesi available for marriage?

    3 messages
    • No, he's not, but with console commands you can make him marriageable. The only other male Argonians that are marriageable by default ...
    • And their both a bit... odd, if you marry Scouts-Many-Marshes make sure to catch him after the ceremony before he leaves the temple and tell ...
  • upsesed

    12 messages
    • Upsesed.... [facepalm] Son, I'm saying this as nicely as I can, because I'm probably not much older than you and I've never been very good...
    • Apparently I'm the only one who thought "upsesed" was a portmanteau of "upset" and "obsessed". As in, Madesi's attitude is a combination of "...

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