If the decision is made to release him, he will provide a map to his treasure. (The treasure will not appear until he has been encountered, or if he is killed instead of freed).
A method for obtaining both the map and his personal loot is to release him, then cancel the conversation while he is still talking and quickly attack and kill him before he's finished speaking. A paralysis weapon works well to immobilize him or use the Dragon Shout Slow Time. The map will have been transferred during the dialogue, and the body is still lootable (this method does not always work however, as sometimes the treasure will not appear even with the map in possession).
Location of the TreasureEdit
The map is very misleading. Once at water level, head directly west from the College of Winterhold to a rather flat peninsula that appears to have a path going up it. Walking to either side all the way around the peninsula will reveal a large statue of Talos, and below that on the ground should be the treasure. The peninsula is just southwest of Ysgramor's Tomb.
Another way to find the treasure is to stand by the beached rowboat at Pilgrim's Trench and look south-east.
Behind the statue of Talos, on the ground by a lantern, is a skill book - The Importance of Where (One-handed).
|Surrounding the Chest|
|Coin purse x 3|
|Amulet of Talos|
|Silver garnet ring|
|Gold emerald ring|
|Gold ingot x6|
|Imperial sword of (Random Enchant)|
|In the chest|
|Copper and sapphire circlet|
|Velehk Sains's locker|
- A Snowy Sabre Cat might spawn nearby, run up and tackle all the booty, making all of it, except the chest, fall through the ground.
- If you kill Velehk Sain during his dialogue the treasure may not appear, even if you have the map.
- Dragonborn freed Velehk Sain, and received the treasure map, the treasure may not appear. Even though the
- If the player's character dies after freeing Velehk Sain and before retrieving the treasure, the quest to get the treasure will leave.
- Sometimes even when you have the map and you have released Velehk Sain the treasure won't appear.
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