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Taking Care of Business
Quest Giver Brynjolf
Location Riften
Prerequisite A Chance Arrangement
Next Quest Loud and Clear
Reward Membership into the guild
Thieves Guild Outfit
Faction Thieves Guild
Type Thieves Guild, Main quest
Quest ID TG01
Taking Care of Business is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This is the second quest pertaining to the Thieves Guild, acquired from Brynjolf.



The RatwayEdit

In order to access the Ratway, the Dragonborn needs to find the door to it, which is located on the lower levels of Riften. Once inside, there will be two bandits, Drahff and Hewnon Black-Skeever, who will need to be aggressively dealt with. Now they must either pick the lock on the door to the left or take the path to the right. Shortly, continuing on the path, the entrance to the Ragged Flagon is found and the player can find Brynjolf conversing at the bar.

He will instruct them to collect debts from three business owners in town. If they chooses to ask Brynjolf for advice, he will suggest some alternative ways to collect the debt. Exit the Ragged Flagon by the front door, then go through the second archway on the right wall. Pull the lever to drop the draw bridge across the gap and follow the path to exit The Ratway.

Collecting the Debt Edit

Keerava's debt in The Bee and BarbEdit

First, the Dragonborn is to enter the Bee and Barb and talk the Keerava, the female Argonian behind the counter. Bringing up her debt to her, she tells them to go away, and Brynjolf is not getting anything. Talking to Talen-Jei, the male Argonian will reveal information Keerava's family's farm in Morrowind. Going back to Keerava and threatening to take a visit to her family's farm, will convince her to pay the owed gold.

Bersi Honey-Hand's debt in The Pawned PrawnEdit

Right after entering the Pawned Prawn the Dragonborn will see Bersi Honey-Hand behind the counter greeting them upon entering. Talking to him, and bringing up his debt will result in him getting defensive. He lets his mouth get the better of him. They can either walk away from the conversation, or chose to brawl him for the gold. If they chooses to walk away, they can turn around and start smashing Bersi's beloved Dwarven Urn under the window. After it's destroyed, he will agree to pay.

Haelga's debt in Haelga's BunkhouseEdit

When the Haelga's Bunkhouse is entered, the Dragonborn will be rudely greeted. Talking to Haelga and bring up her debt will get her angry. They can either walk away or brawl her. If they chooses to walk away, like the others, Haelga gets bold and tells the Dragonborn she won't pay a single cent. To solve this problem, in the right corner is a statue of Dibelle, goddess which Haelga devoutly worships. When stealing and presenting the statue to her will result in Haelga begging the Dragonborn to not harm the statue and agreeing to pay.

IF Haelga is your third stop, she will pay her debt automatically.

Getting back to BrynjolfEdit

Once the debts have been collected, the Dragonborn must return to Brynjolf in The Ragged Flagon. He will invite them to follow him to the cistern where Mercer Frey, the guildmaster will give the next quest, Loud and Clear and welcome the Dragonborn to the guild.


After completing the quest and accepting the follow up, "Loud and Clear", a few perks are gained:


Taking Care of Business - TG01
IDJournal Entry
10Brynjolf has promised me more work if I'm able to locate him at a tavern called the Ragged Flagon. Judging from the dangerous nature of its location, it seems as though he's having me perform some type of initiation, but I can't be certain.
  • Objective: Locate Brynjolf at the Ragged Flagon
20After successfully locating the Ragged Flagon, Brynjolf has given me a new assignment. Three business owners in Riften are proving to be a thorn in his side and I'm supposed to teach them the error of their ways. I should speak to Brynjolf about these townspeople in the event that they prove to be as stubborn as I'm expecting them to be.
  • Objective 20: Collect Keerava's debt
  • Objective 21 (Optional) Use Talon-Jei to get to Keerava
  • Objective 30: Collect Bersi Honey-Hand's debt
  • Objective 31 (Optional) Smash Bersi's prized Dwarvern Urn
  • Objective 40: Collect Haelga's debt
  • Objective 41 (Optional) Steal Haelga's Statue of Dibella
  • Objective: Return to Brynjolf
200I've dealt with the three troublesome business owners in Riften as Brynjolf had specified. Perhaps now that I've proven my worth to Brynjolf, I can discover more about this mysterious organization that he represents.
  • Quest complete


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