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Olava the Feeble

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"Maybe some other time I'll reveal your destiny, hmm? Tea leaves, palm reading, crystal scrying... Oooh! Maybe trepanning? Ha ha ha ha ha!"
―Olava the Feeble[src]

Olava the Feeble is a Nord fortune teller who lives in Whiterun. During the day, she is usually seen outside her house sitting on the bench. She will tell the Dragonborn their fortune if they have Olava's Token.


Olava has ties with the Dark Brotherhood and is the key to finding an upgraded version of Shrouded Armor called the Ancient Shrouded Armor. After reading the Dragonborn's fortune, she may exclaim "By Sithis, but you are a persistent one. Haven't I told you enough?"

Olava also predicts the attack on the Dark Brotherhood by the Penitus Oculatus, and about the Dawnstar Sanctuary. Unfortunately, the Dark Brotherhood members cannot be warned about the attack.


Quotes Edit

  • "Come to Olava for a reading, did you? Sorry, pup, but I'm not quite in the mood."
  • "Oh, I tell the future all right, when I feel up to the task, that is. But I'm afraid my energies haven't quite peaked yet today."
  • "Maybe some other time I'll reveal your destiny, hmm? Tea leaves, palm reading, crystal scrying... Oooh! Maybe trepanning? Ha ha ha ha ha!"


  • Because of the miscellaneous objective "Locate the Assassin of Old," she is flagged as essential and cannot be killed until that quest has been completed.
  • Occasionally, when attempting to speak to her after she gives the reading, she will exclaim, "By Sithis!", indicating that she not only knew Gabriella, but had ties to the Dark Brotherhood sometime in her life.
  • When getting a reading, she will cryptically mention both Nazir ("a stalker of the sands") and Babette ("a being of the night"), and that they are the only "family" the player needs. However, Cicero is not mentioned, even if spared.


This section contains bugs related to Olava the Feeble. 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.
  • If the lock is picked to get into Olava the Feeble's house and she catches the villain inside, she won't talk to them again, making it impossible to start the quest Locate the Assassin of Old. However, she can be carefully attacked inside her house and then led outside. Ending the fight and calming her will eventually get her to talk.
  • Waiting outside of her house between the hours of 6:00-9:00 PM can make her appear outside of her house for a short time, allowing the Dragonborn to speak with her and receive the reading.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Olava the Feeble

  • Olava says "Why, you're just rotten, no good!"

    7 messages
    • Actually, "Come to visit an old woman Hmmmm..." is a quote from another elderly woman who appears in Whiterun, Lilith Maiden-Loom. Normally Ol...
    • Yeah i think i remember releasing that after posting it, they do use the same voice though and some times that can cause quotes to swap (but y...
  • Bug afther picking her lock - solved

    2 messages
    • i manage to solve the problem by attacking her inside the house, then shouted her to the door, went out with her, hide my weapon and finally ...
    • poor olava... A random guy breakes into her house attack her shout her outside her house ad=nd she still has to read his future

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