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"Why settle for just stabbing your foes when you can roast them alive in a gout of arcane fire?"

Marcurio is an Imperial spellcaster residing in the Bee and Barb in Riften. He can be hired as a follower for 500 GoldIcon. After hiring him, and wearing an Amulet of Mara, Marcurio becomes a candidate for marriage.


Marcurio is a mage who is feisty and sassy, saying things such as "Try not to walk into any spike-filled pits or filthy skeever dens."

He is very interested in Dwemer culture and technology, though he admits he would like them more were they not constantly trying to kill him. When in ancient Nordic tombs, he reflects on his seemingly extensive knowledge of Nordic culture and history.


Marcurio specializes in Destruction spells. He prefers to cast Chain Lightning, which damages the Dragonborn, their summons, and non-hostile characters, including foes. Because of this, Marcurio may induce a bounty on the Dragonborn. Marcurio prefers to use his default robes, refusing to equip any other type of robe given to him. However, he equips armor and weapons given to him.

Weapons and shields

If equipped with a shield, he uses it and any weapons when he runs out of magicka. As with all other followers, Marcurio uses any sword, bow, or axe given to him, as long as they are stronger than his default weaponry.





Marcurio usually picks a spell that his target is weak against; he has been observed using frost spells against fire dragons, fire spells against trolls and Draugr, lightning spells against Daedra, etc. In addition, he can use any staves placed in his inventory.



Marcurio leaves a sum of money to the Dragonborn if he dies while in their service. The amount is 300 GoldIcon by default, but increases the longer he is a follower.


"Hello, my love! Back from some adventure I bet!"
―Marcurio, when his spouse returns home.
As with every spouse, Marcurio opens a shop, in which items can be bought and sold. Daily, he can give his spouse a share of the profits, in the amount of 100 GoldIcon. This amount stacks if uncollected. He can also be asked to make a meal

If Hearthfire is installed, he may be hired as a steward, and if the Dragonborn has children, he is one of the few male spouses who have a dialog option in which the Dragonborn may ask how the children are. 




This section contains bugs related to Marcurio. 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   PS3   When married to Marcurio, the dialogue option to ask for a Homecooked Meal may never appear.
  •  360   PC   The option to make him a steward may never appear.
  •  360   Upon entering and exiting Shalidor's Maze, Marcurio may not leave. This can only be fixed by fast traveling to a new location.


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