Location and residenceEdit
He can usually be found standing next to the Jarl's throne, in the Jarl's war room behind the throne, in his bedroom in the back rooms of Dragonsreach, or dining on the Great Porch. Rewards for completing bounties can be collected from him here.
After the Dragonborn returns from killing the first dragon at the watch tower with Irileth, Proventus denies the probability that they are the Dragonborn and tells the Jarl that there is no evidence to support it.
Using Unrelenting Force on him, however, does not prove this and only succeeds in making everyone in Dragonsreach hostile to the Dragonborn.
If the Dragonborn sided with the Stormcloaks during the Civil War, and takes control of Whiterun Hold during the quest Battle for Whiterun, Proventus, Hrongar, Balgruuf, and Irileth will enter exile in the Blue Palace in Solitude, and is replaced as Steward by Brill. However, if the Dragonborn kills Brill, Proventus returns to the city as steward and serves the new Jarl, Vignar Gray-Mane.
Proventus' daughter, Adrianne, asks the Dragonborn to deliver a sword to him for Jarl Balgruuf. After bringing him the sword, he tells the Dragonborn he will give it to Balgruuf when "the time is right." He then equips the blade regardless. He can be heard later in conversation with Balgruuf offering the sword. Balgruuf chastises Proventus, saying "You are here to give me counsel. This is not counsel."
This section contains bugs related to Proventus Avenicci. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Buying a house from Proventus may cause him to disappear upon returning to Dragonsreach.
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- Fast traveling with Proventus in proximity causes him to be teleported to the location as well.
- The option to purchase the alchemy lab may still be present after he is paid the gold, and when you go to Breezehome, the alchemy lab will not be in place. It doesn't matter how many times a purchase is attempted, Proventus will continue to offer the upgrade but it will never appear. Also happens to Brill.
- When the Battle for Whiterun is complete, Brill may be inexplicably dead and Proventus may remain in the Solitude Blue Palace, unable to sell you upgrades/furnishing for your house.
- Buying a house and using the free house exploit may cause buying the upgrades to become impossible.
- Proventus may occasionally be found in random areas in the wilderness, often found when collecting bounty from him. He will ask the player if he/she is a thief there to rob him.