This achievement is easily unlocked at a high level, as the character can take more hits. Killing a guard in front of witnesses will give an automatic 1000 bounty. The easiest strategy here is to kill a guard, flee and fast travel to another hold. One could also steal a horse at the stables to facilitate the escape. Repeat for all nine holds. Those who want to keep a good reputation could do this achievement on another save file, and reload their "good" game once it has been unlocked.
| Master Criminal|
Bounty of 1000 gold in all nine holds
The Holds of SkyrimEdit
- Falkreath Hold
- The Pale
- The Reach
- The Rift
- Winterhold Hold
- Whiterun Hold
- Killing witnesses of your crimes will remove the bounty accumulated, leave some NPC's alive to tell the tale if you wish to keep your bounty high.
- It's easy to unlock this achievement if the player has been infected with Lycanthrophy. Simply turn into a werewolf in front of someone. You will get your 1000 gold bounty from transforming. Just leave and repeat in the next hold. This trick also works with the Vampire Lord transformation.
- If you are unsure which holds you have a bounty in, and which ones you don't, go into the pause menu. Click on 'General Stats' and choose the crime option. This will show you all of your bounties.
- It appears that if you are the Thane of a hold, you will not technically have a bounty if you haven't used your Thane's privilege recently. If this Achievement won't pop, even if all your bounties are recorded as 1000+ in the menu, return to the holds where you are Thane. Demand that your bounty be wiped clean as Thane, and commit your crime of choice again.
- It is recommended to attempt this achievement/trophy as a werewolf due to that you are able to escape faster to fast travel to another hold. Having the Ring of Hircine allows for multiple transformations a day.
- Unlocking this achievement is impossible for non-English versions of the game as the bounties earned are not calculated by holds. Fixed in version 1.4.