Elder Scrolls

Shady Sam

29,437pages on
this wiki
Shady Sam
Shady Sam
Race Breton
Gender Male
Level 10
Class Merchant
Services Sells lockpicks, Skooma, and other poisons.
Ref ID 000C45B8
Base ID 000C45B5
"Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you! Come here! I got what you need..."
―Shady Sam[src]

Shady Sam is a Breton merchant who sells stealth-oriented wares.


He is a good source of purchasable lockpicks before the fences become available in the Thieves Guild. He has 30 lockpicks to sell at a time, which if you buy all of them, they will reappear the next day. He also sells various poisons and potions, and also is one of three traders to sell Skooma, the other being Nordinor and Ri'saad. Despite his shady nature, he will not buy stolen goods. He is available at all times of the day, every day. You cannot play the persuasion game with him however, his Mercantile skill is only 51. He has 400 gold available to barter with, although you can invest in his store. He carries a leveled shortsword.


Shady Sam isn't hard to find, he stays along the Imperial City walls. To find him, start outside Imperial City and move clockwise along the city wall through the Chestnut Handy Stables. He should not be far from view, to the north, of the stables. At the sight of any law enforcement, he will flee.

Notable quotesEdit

  • "Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you! Come here! I got what you need..." (Upon approach)



Start a Discussion Discussions about Shady Sam

  • Shady Sam in Skyrim

    11 messages
    • I use Live another life, but met him randomly and he did not have anything to do with the main quest, had already gotten past the Live anot...
    • If you ask an inkeeper for rumors he may state something about an operation in the south and sends you to Solitude or Windhelm. The innkeeper...

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki