Skyrim:I Done Got Thaned!

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Help out the Jarl and citizens of the Rift, and be named Thane for your service.
Quest Giver: Radiant
Location(s): The Rift
Prerequisite Quest: Supply and Demand
Reward: Blade of the Rift,
Thaneship of the Rift
Disposition: =2 (Jarl of Riften)
ID: FreeformRiftenThane
 
Become the Thane of the Rift

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Befriend the Jarl of Riften by dealing with the Skooma trade.
  2. Complete three miscellaneous quests in Riften.
  3. Purchase Honeyside.
  4. Return to the Jarl for your reward.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

This is an umbrella quest for several other quests that must be completed if you wish to become Thane of the Rift. The jarl requires you to buy the house in town as well as completing a number of miscellaneous quests. Once this is achieved you can become Thane.

In order to receive this quest you must first aid the current jarl, Laila Law-Giver or Maven Black-Briar, by dealing with the skooma trade in Riften. This involves completing the quests Helping Hand, The Raid, and Supply and Demand.

Unlike in other holds, you must then complete three other Miscellaneous Quests in Riften, rather than completing five Favor Quests across the hold. Completion of miscellaneous quests in other Rift settlements does not count. Note that many of the quest givers are non-essential NPCs, so their deaths would result in a loss of potential quests to complete. If they die after you assist them, they still count towards your Thane status. Investing in Rift stores does not count for this Thaneship quest either.

You must also purchase Honeyside, which costs at least 5,000 gold (see bugs). Simply purchasing it is enough, there is no requirement to decorate, although it becomes more useful if decorated.

Miscellaneous Quests[edit]

Quest Giver Giver Location Quest Objective(s) Requirement
Alessandra Hall of the Dead Pilgrimage: Help Alessandra make peace with her dead father.
  • Bring Alessandra's Dagger to Andurs in Whiterun
  • Return to Alessandra
Balimund The Scorched Hammer Stoking the Flames: Find 10 fire salts to restore Balimund's forge.
  • Bring 10 fire salts to Balimund
  • Return to Balimund
Bolli Riften Fishery Special Delivery: Deliver a purchase agreement to Kleppr in Markarth.
  • Deliver the purchase agreement to Kleppr in Markarth
Brand-Shei Haelga's Bunkhouse Distant Memories: Help Brand-Shei uncover his past.
  • Locate a clue about Brand-Shei's past
  • Return to Brand-Shei
Constance Michel Honorhall Orphanage Consider Adoption: Speak with Constance Michel about Adoption (HF)
  • Speak with Constance Michel about Adoption
Innocence Lost
Dinya Balu Temple of Mara Spread the Love: Distribute religious literature to the citizens of Riften.
  • Distribute the Warmth of Mara within Riften
  • Return to Dinya
Hafjorg Elgrim's Elixirs Truth Ore Consequences: Retrieve an ore sample from Filnjar.
  • Obtain Ore Sample from Filnjar
  • Return Ore Sample to Hafjorg
Harrald Mistveil Keep Bring It!: Deliver Harrald's sword.
  • Pick up Harrald's Sword from Balimund
  • Deliver Harrald's Sword
Hofgrir Horse-Crusher Riften Stables Bloody Nose: Defeat Hofgrir Horse-Crusher in a brawl.
  • Defeat Hofgrir in an unarmed brawl
Ingun Black-Briar Elgrim's Elixirs Few and Far Between: Help Ingun restock Elgrim's rare ingredients.
  • Find 20 nirnroot for Ingun Black-Briar
  • Find 20 nightshade for Ingun Black-Briar
  • Find 20 deathbell for Ingun Black-Briar
Laila Law-Giver Mistveil Keep Supply and Demand: Clear Cragslane Cavern for the Jarl of Riften.
  • Report skooma source to Jarl of Riften
  • Find the skooma dealers in Cragslane Cavern
  • Disrupt the skooma operation
  • Report to the Jarl of Riften
I Done Got Thaned!: Help out the Jarl and citizens of the Rift, and be named Thane for your service. (radiant)
  • Speak to the Jarl of Riften
  • Return to the Jarl of Riften
  • Purchase Honeyside from Riften's Steward
Supply and Demand
Madesi Riften Ringmaker: Help Madesi make jewelry.
  • Find 2 flawless sapphires for Madesi
  • Find a mammoth tusk for Madesi
  • Find gold ore for Madesi
Maramal Temple of Mara The Bonds of Matrimony: Find someone in Skyrim to marry.
  • Speak to Maramal about arranging your wedding
  • Attend your wedding ceremony
Marise Aravel Marise Aravel's House Ice Cold: Find five ice wraith teeth for Marise Aravel.
  • Find 5 Ice Wraith Teeth for Marise
  • Return to Marise
Maven Black-Briar Mistveil Keep Supply and Demand: Clear Cragslane Cavern for the Jarl of Riften.
  • Report skooma source to Jarl of Riften
  • Find the skooma dealers in Cragslane Cavern
  • Disrupt the skooma operation
  • Report to the Jarl of Riften
I Done Got Thaned!: Help out the Jarl and citizens of the Rift, and be named Thane for your service. (radiant)
  • Speak to the Jarl of Riften
  • Return to the Jarl of Riften
  • Purchase Honeyside from Riften's Steward
Supply and Demand
Mjoll the Lioness Aerin's House Grimsever's Return: Recover Mjoll's beloved sword, Grimsever, from Mzinchaleft.
  • Locate Grimsever
  • Return to Mjoll
Romlyn Dreth Black-Briar Meadery Under the Table: Deliver a smuggled Black-Briar Mead keg to the inn at Ivarstead.
  • Deliver Mead to Wilhelm
  • Show Mead to Indaryn
Shadr Riften Stabilized: Help Shadr clear his debt with Sapphire.
  • Speak to Sapphire about Shadr's debt
  • Return to Shadr
Sibbi Black-Briar Riften Jail The Lover's Requital: Help Sibbi Black-Briar locate his former fiancee, so he can kill her.
  • Discover Svidi's whereabouts
  • Tell Sibbi Black-Briar about Lynly
  • Lie to Sibbi Black-Briar about Lynly
Svana Far-Shield Haelga's Bunkhouse Caught Red Handed: Gather three marks of Dibella to help Svana Far-Shield against Haelga.
  • Obtain a Mark of Dibella from Bolli
  • Obtain a Mark of Dibella from Hofgrir
  • Obtain a Mark of Dibella from Indaryn
  • Confront Haelga with the Marks of Dibella
  • Speak to Svana
Talen-Jei The Bee and Barb Sealing the Deal: Find three flawless amethysts for Talen-Jei's engagement ring.
  • Get 3 flawless amethysts for Talen-Jei
  • Return to Talen-Jei
Wujeeta Haelga's Bunkhouse Helping Hand: Help Wujeeta cure her skooma addiction.
  • Give Wujeeta a healing potion
The Raid: Help the Jarl of Riften to uncover and stop the illegal skooma trade in town.
  • Identify Riften's skooma dealer
  • Report Sarthis Idren to the Jarl of Riften
  • Enter Riften Warehouse
  • Eliminate Sarthis Idren
  • Recover skooma source information
Wylandriah Mistveil Keep Hunt and Gather: Retrieve Wylandriah's spoon, ingot, and soul gem.
  • Retrieve Wylandriah's Spoon
  • Retrieve Wylandriah's Ingot
  • Retrieve Wylandriah's Soul Gem
  • Return to Wylandriah

Reward[edit]

After completing the necessary quests and purchasing Honeyside, the journal tells you to return to the jarl. The reward, the Blade of the Rift, is a random, leveled, enchanted weapon. Despite its name, it can be nearly any weapon, including a non-bladed weapon like a Mace. There is a 50% chance that it will be one-handed and a 50% chance that it will be two-handed. You will also receive a housecarl named Iona, who will be waiting for you at Honeyside.

Notes[edit]

  • Unlike every other Thane quest, the "Assist the people of <Hold>" part does not appear in the journal, and must be completed before the Jarl will make you the offer. A new quest "Speak to the Jarl of Riften" will appear under Miscellaneous when you have completed enough miscellaneous objectives.
  • The quests which gain the favour of the jarl—Helping Hand, The Raid and Supply and Demand—are required tasks to complete before becoming named Thane of the Rift even if the Empire takes Riften, although you will be allowed to buy Honeyside immediately.
  • The guest bedroom in Honeyside will also be decorated at the end of this quest.

Bugs[edit]

  • "The Blade of the Rift" is never actually given as a reward: instead, you will receive a generic un-renamed enchanted weapon.
  • The reward you receive is generated randomly at the beginning of the game, so will always be iron.
  • Visiting Honeyside for the first time before becoming named Thane of Riften may prevent you from ever being able to be named Thane of Riften. After purchasing the house, immediately speak with the Jarl to avoid this bug.
  • It is possible that the dialog with the Jarl will not start, no matter how many people you've helped.
    • Pc22.png In the console, enter setstage FreeformRiftenThane 10. The quest should progress normally from there.
  • Sometimes the "Speak to the Jarl of Riften" step gets stuck in the miscellaneous section of the journal.
    • Pc22.png In the console, enter setstage FreeformRiftenThane 10, and then setobjectivecompleted FreeformRiftenThane 10 1.

Quest Stages[edit]

I Done Got Thaned! (FreeformRiftenThane)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10
Objective 10: Speak to the Jarl of Riften
15
Objective 30: Return to the Jarl of Riften
20
Objective 20: Purchase Honeyside from Riften's Steward
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 200.