Skyrim:Stealing Plans

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Quest Giver: Aela in Whiterun (Jorrvaskr)
Location(s): Radiant
Prerequisite Quest: The Silver Hand
Reward: Leveled Gold
ID: CR10

Radiant Options[edit]

Eastmarch Hjaalmarch The Rift Whiterun Hold Winterhold
Cragslane Cavern
Gallows Rock
Lost Knife Hideout
Orotheim Broken Helm Hollow
Faldar's Tooth
Treva's Watch
Redoran's Retreat
Swindler's Den
Valtheim Keep
Fort Fellhammer

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Aela.
  2. Retrieve the Silver Hand Stratagem.
  3. Return to Aela.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

To proceed in taking revenge for Skjor, Aela suggests that you steal Silver Hand plans to intercept any actions they might take. You will be sent to a radiant location, where a regiment of Silver Hand will be guarding a leader and his plans. Whether you sneak through the camp or kill everyone in your path is completely optional.


Levels Reward USLEEP Reward
1-9 100 100
10-19 150 150
20-29 300 200
30-39 300 250
40+ 300 300
Level is based on when the player completed the previous quest (or level one for the first quest), not the player's level when receiving the quest or its reward.
The reward amounts for radiant Companions quests do not progress as intended.


  • The Silver Hand Strategem may be placed in an inaccessible location, or in an inaccessible chest instead of the proper boss container at the assigned radiant dungeon.
    • PC Only This bug is fixed by version 1.2.4 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
    • It has been reported that the console command movetoqt CR10 can resolve this issue, specifically if the target location is Treva's Watch (see talk page). The use of console commands may have unintended effects.
  • The Stratagem may appear in a random dungeon, even if you've never been given the quest.
  • The Stratagem may appear on the floor in Jorrvaskr at the location you initially gave it to Aela. Picking The Stratagem up will result in it being bound to your inventory (as it is a quest item).

Quest Stages[edit]

Stealing Plans (CR10)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 We've heard rumors of a Silver Hand lieutenant camped at <Alias=Camp>. If I can steal their plans, we could track down their chief hideout.
Objective 10: Steal the plans from <Alias=Camp>
20 I stole Silver Hand documents from <Alias=Camp>.
Objective 20: Return to Aela
200 ☑Finishes quest
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 1, 100.
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