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Under New Management
Quest Giver Brynjolf
Location Thieves Guild Headquarters
Prerequisite Darkness Returns
Imitation Amnesty
Silver Lining
Summerset Shadows
The Dainty Sload
Next Quest None
Reward Guild Master Armor
Tribute Chest Key
Amulet of Articulation
Faction Thieves Guild
Type Thieves Guild, Main quest
Quest ID TGLeadership
Under New Management is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This is the final quest in the Thieves Guild within Skyrim. The Dragonborn assumes the role and title of the Guild Master after completion. It requires all 'special' city quests from Delvin Mallory (not including Larceny Targets) as well as the entire chain of main quests to be completed. The 'special city influence quests' are offered by Delvin only after the five 'small jobs' have been completed in each city as follows: Whiterun, Markarth, Windhelm, and Solitude in order to restore the Thieves Guild's influence within that city and across all of Skyrim. Review the 'small jobs' and 'city influence quests' sections for details as well as Conditions and Tips.


Once all side quests are complete, speak to Brynjolf who is wandering between the Ragged Flagon and the Cistern. Once found, follow him to the center of the Cistern where the Guild officers will initiate the Dragonborn as the new Guild Master. Once this is done, Brynjolf tells you to see Tonilia as she has something for you. Once this is done the quest will complete and the Achievement/Trophy, One with the Shadows, will be awarded.

The 'small jobs' from Vex or Delvin can still be carried out after completing this quest.



Journal Entry
  • Objective: Speak to Brynjolf about becoming the Guild Master

I've been offered the position of Guild Master of the Thieves Guild. All that remains is to attend my installation ceremony in the cistern of the Ragged Flagon.

  • Objective: Proceed to center of Cistern

Within the Twilight Sepulcher, I happened upon the spirit of Gallus, the Nightingale murdered by Mercer Frey. He warned me that removing the key from its resting place has corrupted the other resident Nightingale Guardian Spirits, distorting their morality and making them incredibly hostile.

  • Objective: Become Guild Master for the Thieves Guild
  • Objective: Speak to Brynjolf about being Guild Master
  • Objective: Retrieve your Guild Leader Armor from Tonilia

With the ceremony complete, I've become the Guild Master of the Thieves Guild. As a benefit of my position, I've received a suit of Thieves Guild Leader's Armor, the Amulet of Articulation and the key to the Guild Master's Tribute Chest.

  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to Under New Management. 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.


One with the Shadows (Achievement)
One with the Shadows
Returned the Thieves Guild to its former glory
Points 30 Game points
Silver trophy

Start a Discussion Discussions about Under New Management

  • Tips and Help?

    2 messages
    • So far I haven't made it to were I become the thieves guild master and I have made sure to complete "Darkness Returns" before completing the c...
    • It's the other way around you want to leave Darkness Returns as the last thing you do, the bugs list for Under New Management is here an...
  • Brynjolf missing in Ragged Flagon

    12 messages
    • The command after targeting him with prid and his id is - moveto player
    • I just waited 24 hours and he suddenly appeared in front of me in the Ragged Flagon and he did all the dislodge (this is on Xbox 360)

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