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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
  • 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

Trivia Edit

  • This quest does not officially begin until all "special" city jobs are completed. There are four jobs, one for each walled Hold capital (Markarth, Solitude, Whiterun and Windhelm). There is no special job for Riften because the Thieves Guild already has influence in the city.
  • Despite being the most difficult Thieves Guild-related armor to acquire, the Guild Master's armor is inferior to the Blackguard's armor in enchantments. The Blackguards armor can be acquired by speaking to Glover Mallory in Raven Rock and completing the quests he offers. He will then allow the Dragonborn to unlock his treasure room with a special key, and take the Blackguard's armor along with a note to Sapphire and leveled loot.
  • Unlike in Oblivion, the Thieves Guildmaster is not known as the Gray Fox in Skyrim. Therefore, the last known carrier of the Gray Fox title was the Hero of Kvatch.


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 Gamer points
Silver trophy

Start a Discussion Discussions about Under New Management

  • I can't start the Thieves' Guild quest "Under New Management"

    28 messages
    • wrote: Ive done every big job for all major citys possible and the risaad quest but nothing else happens i cant get under ...
    • I've got the same problem. I've completed all four of Delvin's city influence "special" quests, and delivered the m...
  • Brynjolf missing in Ragged Flagon

    16 messages
    • I play on the 360 and had this happen once.  When I fast traveled to Riften, the quest marker indicated that the objective was in the same a...
    • I haven't even got to do the blindsided mission because I can't find him an delvin told me he went looking for me but still can...

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