The Numbers Job is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This is a type of quest given by Delvin Mallory in The Ragged Flagon as extra work for the Thieves Guild. The purpose of a numbers job is to change information in business ledgers located in various stores and inns around Skyrim. The Numbers Job is one of the radiant story quests available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and thus, is randomized in the locations that the character is sent to.



The Numbers Job – TGRFO
IDJournal Entry
10I've been told to forge false entries in the ledger at <Alias=Business> in <Alias=City>. I need to complete this job without killing any of the location's residents or getting caught and spending time in jail.
  • Objective 10: Make changes in the ledger at <Alias=Business> in <Alias=City>
50I've forged false entries in the ledger at <Alias=Business> in <Alias=City>.
  • Objective 20: Return to Delvin
200I've successfully completed the job and received my share of the pay.
  • Quest complete
250By killing a resident at the task's location, I've failed this job and was forced to forfeit my share of the pay.
  • Quest failed
During the course of the task, I was arrested and sent to the local jail. I've therefore failed the job and was forced to forfeit my share of the pay.
  • Quest failed
Before the task could be completed, I decided to quit. I've therefore failed the job and forfeited any pay I might have received.
  • Quest failed


This section contains bugs related to The Numbers Job. 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  ,  NX  , 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.
  •  PC   360   XB1   PS3   PS4   Sometimes Delvin will give a mission for a ledger that cannot be accessed. For instance, if Haelga's Bunkhouse's ledger in Riften is the intended target, you are pointed toward a crate with which you cannot interact with nor can you interact with the ledger in the building. To get around this, the quest should be quit or request a new one from Delvin (reloading from a save before you accepted the mission is presumably the safest) or, on the PC, use the console command setstage tgrfo 50 to complete the objective.
  • UPDATE: As of 1.3.10 update this is still occurring randomly with these quests. The quest to modify the ledger at the inn in Windhelm was received and even though no other quests were accepted in the inn and nobody was killed, the quest still failed with Delvin saying the player had killed someone. Recommend performing this quest immediately after getting it and returning to Delvin immediately to turn in to avoid bugs.
  • If the quest targets the Drunken Huntsman and you have killed Anoriath (Elrindir's brother) in the Dark Brotherhood side quest prior, the quest will fail when you turn it in. Delvin will say you killed someone during it.
  • If the quest "Repairing the Phial" is completed before turning in the The Numbers Job (@ The White Phial) to Delvin, Delvin will say you killed someone during it and it will fail. (Nurelion dies as part of the quest.)

Start a Discussion Discussions about The Numbers Job

  • Hate this god damned quest

    3 messages
    • Save before you try than ask, if you don't obtain it reload. I don't have a lot of chance with Markarth but I can assure you it wor...
    • did you finish forsworn conspiricy before the jaril GIVES you a quest? cuz that's a huge problem because if you choose to do the forsw...
  • Numbers Job isn't working right

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    • The Job is forging the ledger in Haelga's Bunk Hous in Riften. The icon says that the ledger is in the ceiling (determined by 10 minutes...
    • That problem is on the quests bugs list if your on a console reload a save bef...