The Mark of Dibella is a unique sapphire, which is given to the Dragonborn by Svana Far-Shield as a quest item during the miscellaneous quest "Caught Red Handed." Svana requests for the Dragonborn to obtain and give her three Marks of Dibella from her aunt Haelga's most recent lovers in an attempt to injure her pride.

Quest and charactersEdit

Svana Far-Shield provides the Dragonborn with the names of three specific men.

The MarksEdit


Haelga, with an Amulet of Dibella around her neck.

  • One can be persuaded from Bolli who, during the conversation, incorrectly identifies his wife as Drifa, not Nivenor. He can be found occasionally in the Black-Briar Meadery or running the Riften Fishery.
  • One can also be found in a coffin in the Riften Hall of the Dead.

Once the Dragonborn obtains all three marks, they will then need to seek out Haelga in Riften. She will give the Dragonborn a "gift" in order to persuade them to keep quiet over her practicing the "Dibellan Arts."

Upon revealing the three marks to Haelga, the Dragonborn is prompted to return to the questgiver, Svana Far-Shield, who is commonly in Haelga's Bunkhouse doing chores. Upon showing the Marks of Dibella, Svana will give a leveled award in return.


  • If the quest fails, one can drop, store, or sell any of the three marks.
  • If one wishes to level up quickly in Speech in order to pass the persuasion/intimidation checks, a blessing from the Shrine of Dibella in Haelga's room can be received, which temporarily improves Speech skills.


This section contains bugs related to Mark of Dibella. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

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  • A looted Mark of Dibella from the corpse of its owner will not be acknowledged by Haelga, thus making the quest impossible to complete.
  • Haelga is also integral to the Thieves Guild quest "Taking Care of Business." If one is in the midst of that quest, Haelga's dialogue may not trigger correctly; instead, she will continue repeating dialogue from the Thieves Guild quest only. To activate the start of the Mark of Dibella quest, complete the Thieves Guild quest and then return to Haelga.
  • If a Mark of Dibella has been looted from one of the characters prior to the quest, the dialogue to start the quest does not appear when speaking to Svana Far-Shield. However, this can be fixed by letting her end a conversation and then speaking to her again. The quest will still not start or show up on the menu until all three Marks of Dibella are collected.


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