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Not to be confused with Striking at the Heart.
Striking the Heart is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is a radiant quest given by Aela the Huntress.


The Dragonborn must travel to a Silver Hand Stronghold, assassinate a Silver Hand lieutenant in a radiant location then return to Aela for the reward.

Possible locationsEdit


Journal Entry

We've heard rumors of a Silver Hand lieutenant camped at <radiant location>. With <radiant gender> dead, their forces should weaken.

  • Objective: Assassinate the Silver Hand leader

I have killed the Silver Hand leader at <radiant location>.

  • Objective: Return to Aela
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to Striking the Heart. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Striking the Heart

  • I'm stuck in companions line

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    • i tried it but it didn't work
    • I had the same problem. However, about thirty levels later I fast traveled to Markarth stables and the miscellaneous quest "talk to ...
  • PS3 Companions Bug

    4 messages
    • Someone else experiencing this, too (on ps3)? I just killed the Silverhand leader and can´t see a way through, okay I could go back as I h...
    • Found out that it wasn´t actually a bug at all, but on purpose ´o.0` I found this Treasure Hunter´s note in my inventory, where it said t...

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