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Sam Guevenne

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Sam Guevenne
Sam Guevenne
Race Breton
Gender Male
Level 50
Class Conjurer
Essential Always
Ref ID 000A96A0
Base ID 0001BB9C
"A few drinks, a few laughs, and a contest. What could be better?"
―Sam Guevenne[src]

Sam Guevenne is a Breton mage who appears in the tavern of the town closest to the Dragonborn upon reaching level 14, where he challenges them to a drinking competition.

Equipment and combatEdit

Typically adorned in Black Robes, Sam rarely wears a hood when encountered. He summons a Dremora Lord when attacked.


A Night to RememberEdit

Upon locating him, he offers a drinking contest and a staff as a reward. By taking three drinks of his special ale, the Dragonborn blacks out, awakening again at the Temple of Dibella in Markarth. After cleaning up the mess made the night before and apologizing for causing a scene, the Dragonborn asks the priestess Senna, for clues about Sam's location. Her hints lead to Rorikstead.

Upon entering a portal there, Sam reveals himself as the Daedric Lord Sanguine. And, as promised, Sanguine offers the Sanguine Rose, a Daedric staff that allows a Dremora Lord to be summoned.

Quotes Edit

  • "If you're looking for a challenge, you've come to the right place."
  • "A few drinks, a few laughs, and a contest. What could be better?"
  • "Maybe you just aren't up to the challenge."


  • It was the developer's intention for his name to sound like Sanguine, when spoken quickly. Guevenne, however, has two additional vowel sounds.
  • If the Dragonborn enters the portal as a werewolf, Sam will attack them using Storm Destruction Magic rather than his usual Conjuration Magic.


This section contains bugs related to Sam Guevenne. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3  There is sometimes a glitch where the Dragonborn doesn't black out after Sam says "You don't look so good". It is suspected that this is caused by the death of Ysolda, a Nord in Whiterun. However, this also happens even if Ysolda is alive; Ysolda is flagged as essential before the completion of the quest.
  •  PC   360   PS3  When starting "The Night to Remember" quest, the objective will say "Talk to Sam Guenvere" instead of Guevenne.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Sam Guevenne

  • Sam is delusional

    3 messages
    • Why don't you just complete the quest.
    • Yeah, just finish the quest or leave the cell lol
  • Sams location

    52 messages
    • Freyka Dragon-Crusher wrote: wrote:Freyka Dragon-Crusher wrote: wrote:I never knew this quest im a level 43 and i w...
    • I Finaly found him he was at the Inn at Markath I went to my load and found I went to markath and I went there and there he was FINALY AND YAY

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