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Proventus Avenicci

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Proventus Avenicci
Proventus Avenicci
Race Imperial
Gender Male
Faction Whiterun
Rank Steward
Services Selling houses
Essential Always
Ref ID 0001A67D
Base ID 00013BBA
"He (Ulfric Stormcloak) simply walked up to the boy and murdered him."
―Proventus Avenicci, about Ulfric and Torygg.[src]

Proventus Avenicci is Jarl Balgruuf the Greater's Steward. His daughter, Adrianne, owns Warmaiden's, a weapons and armor shop located in the Plains District of Whiterun.

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.


Main questEdit

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.


Aside from asking for information about Whiterun, the Dragonborn can fulfill bounties for Proventus by killing giants and Bandit leaders in Whiterun Hold.


Breezehome, a house in Whiterun, may be purchased from Proventus for 5000 GoldIcon. All the furnishings needed to decorate the home are also sold by him.

Civil WarEdit

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.

Balgruuf's SwordEdit

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:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , and  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  • Buying a house from Proventus may cause him to disappear upon returning to Dragonsreach.
    •  PC(Fix)   Type prid 0001A67D into the console, followed by moveto player. Proventus should reappear.
  • Fast traveling with Proventus in proximity causes him to be teleported to the location as well.
  •  PC   360   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.
  •  360   PS3   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.
  •  PC   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.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Proventus Avenicci

  • Breezehome Buy Bug: Proventus Dialogue Missing

    14 messages
    • I couldn't buy the decorations for the house, so I followed him arround. Eventually the option appeared. It must be tied to time/location...
    • The above worked for me. I had to wait until after 8pm when he was in Dragon's Reach. FYI, I'm playing the PS3 Japanese release with the updates.
  • proventus avenicci

    5 messages
    • Proventus is essential the entire game unless you go stormcloak in the civil war. Meaning you literally can not kill him. Since I know you are ...
    • If you're on PC you may be able to respawn him using console commands, and he'll give you the option.

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