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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.

Ringmaker quest items locationEdit

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


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."


  • "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." - If also an Argonian
  • "Tidings."
  • "Safe travels, Landstrider."
  • "You remind me of the Shadowscales from the old histories." -If sneaking


  • Quest markers do not appear on the map for Ringmaker errands (This is because they do not have specific locations. Mammoths, NPCs, 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.
  • He can be killed by a dragon (or any other enemy/character) making it impossible to finish the ringmaker quests.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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