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Race Imperial
Gender Male
Level PC×1 (from 10 to 40)
Class Mage
Location The Bee and Barb, Riften
Services Follower
Joining the Blades
Ref ID 000B9986
Base ID 000B9980
"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. With an Amulet of Mara, Marcurio becomes a candidate for marriage. Choosing to live with Marcurio involves living at the Bee and Barb.


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 summoned creatures, 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.

Spells and staves




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, lightning spells against Daedra, etc. In addition, he can use any staves placed in his inventory.

Chain lightning

Exercise caution when having him as a follower; since he uses Chain Lightning frequently in battle. The area of effect of this spell can damage the Dragonborn and other nearby persons, causing them to take unintended damage and become hostile. Any bounties acquired fall on the Dragonborn's head.

One way to avoid the bounty is to have Marcurio equip a powerful staff since it still counts on Destruction, and giving him an armor piece without a Destruction enchantment.



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 gives his spouse a share of the profits, in the amount of 100 GoldIcon. This amount stacks if uncollected. When left at home, he may use the Alchemy Lab. He can also be asked to make a Homecooked 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. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  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.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Marcurio

  • Marcurio agressive behavior

    5 messages
    • That went allright! I did, that went fine, then I installed that "AmazingFollowerTweaks" mod which seems to take care of this to never hap...
    • Yep i use AFT too (the dance option is a bit silly though).
  • Marcurio for free?

    2 messages
    • Is it possible to get Marcurio work as normal follower? (console commands?) I made him a steward but it annoys me that he still charges me ...
    • The hirable mercenaries all suffer from bugs that make them glitchy stewards, which includes most of what you are describing. There is...

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