After accepting the quest from Glover Mallory, Crescius Caerellius can be found at either Caerellius House or Raven Rock Mine. When he is asked about Glover's Ancient Nordic Pickaxe, he can be convinced to give up the pickaxe so it can be returned. After returning back to Glover Mallory, he will give the pickaxe to the Dragonborn.
- The Dragonborn can choose not to return the pickaxe to Glover Mallory and keep it instead. It will remain in the inventory as a quest item, making it a useful, weightless pickaxe.
- Glover Mallory will let the Dragonborn keep the pickaxe, explaining that he only wanted to teach him that it is not right to steal. This is ironic, given his close ties with the Thieves Guild.
This section contains bugs related to An Axe to Find. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Crescius Caerellius will not appear in his home nor in Raven Rock Mine, making it impossible to get Glover's Ancient Nordic Pickaxe from him to complete the quest. If you start this quest with the Final Descent quest active,
- The pickaxe will weigh 10 units, despite being a quest item.