"I was there. I fought in the Great War. I was on the field at Anvil. And when I was struck down, they left me."
―Noster Eagle-Eye[src]


Noster Eagle-Eye is an Imperial beggar living in the streets of Solitude.


He was once a scout who fought in the Great War, and claims he was on the battlefield when the Aldmeri Dominion attacked Anvil. During that battle, he was injured, losing his eye, and left by his comrades for dead. Due to his injury, he could no longer make a living and now lives destitute in Solitude.

He possesses extensive knowledge of the wilderness and is willing to share what he knows with the Dragonborn if his prized helmet he lost can be recovered.


Dungeon DelvingEdit

Do a favor by retrieving his helmet from a cave (chosen randomly from a list of four caves near Solitude). He rewards the return of his helmet with a skill increase in Sneak.


Quote Audio
"Spare some gold for a veteran?"
Noster 1
"Can you spare a septim? Lost an eye during the Great War, or I'd earn it myself..."
Noster 2
"I hid here in Solitude for a long time but war, war follows a man until it's done with him."
Noster 3
"Them Imperials left me to die in Anvil, and I had to fight my way back home. Then they followed me back here!"
Noster 4
"What? You see a man fallen on hard times, and you think he's been like that forever?"
Noster 5
"I was there. I fought in the Great War. I was on the field at Anvil. And when I was struck down, they left me."
Noster 6
"You understand? They left me for dead. I didn't leave them."
Noster 7
"I was the finest scout in the Legion, once. Tracked down all the places in the wilds that were causing people trouble."
Noster 8
"Lost my helmet in one of the old caves. My pretty, pretty helmet. Life just got worse after that. Kept losing things. So many things...."
Noster 9
"So many things lost...."
Noster 10
"Oh, you could? I sure would love to have it again. Could show you some of my old scouting tricks."
Noster 11


  • Like all beggars, giving him 1 GoldIcon grants the Dragonborn The Gift of Charity blessing (+10 Speech for 1 hour).
  • If the Dragonborn drops armor in front of him, he will politely point out that it has been dropped and ask if it's wanted any longer. If the Dragonborn says no, he will ask if he can have it. If the Dragonborn says yes, he will then say, "no one will hurt me anymore" and pick it up.
  • He is the Empire's equivalent of Angrenor Once-Honored. Both fought in the Great War, both lost their careers to an injury and both now live in either the Stormcloak or Imperial capital of Skyrim as beggars.
  • After completing the quest to retrieve his helmet he's never seen wearing it. It can be found on display in the Winking Skeever.


This section contains bugs related to Noster Eagle-Eye. 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  ,  NX  , 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If not started when you first speak to him, the quest to find his helmet may never become available.


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