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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.
  • He will be in the tavern nearest to where you were when you became level 14.


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  , or  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

  • Sams location

    54 messages
    • Hes so sneaky. he was litterly hiding behind the counter in the drunken hunstman in Whiterun. i just store at him and he slowly moved away wh...
    • All you need to do is, if you cant access your saves, just check your finished quests, because they are in order, than go to the locati...
  • Sam is delusional

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

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