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Skyrim:Alik'r Prisoner

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Alik'r Prisoner
(RefID: 000215F6)
Location Dragonsreach Dungeon
Race Redguard Gender Male
Level 1 Class Scout
RefID 000215F6 BaseID 000215F5
Other Information
Health 50 Magicka 50
Stamina 50
Class Details CombatScout
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type MaleEvenToned
Faction(s) FavorExcludedFaction; MS08AlikrFaction; Thieves Guild No Pickpocketing Faction
The Alik'r Prisoner in jail

The Alik'r Prisoner, a Redguard scout, is one of Kematu's men who came to Skyrim to find Saadia. The Alik'r, led by Kematu, claim to have been sent after Saadia for speaking out against the government. This unlucky man was arrested for thievery and is being held in Dragonsreach in Whiterun. The Alik'r Prisoner wears an Alik'r hood, Hammerfell garb, and a pair of Redguard boots.

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In My Time Of NeedEdit

Upon talking to him through the cell door:

I need to find Kematu. Where is he hiding?
"You have a death wish, then? If you know that name, you must know to meet him would be to meet your end. But it seems we both have needs, friend. Perhaps we can help each other out."
What is it that you need?
"I have dishonored my brothers by being captured, and so they have left me here. My life with the Alik'r is over now, but I have no wish to die in this gods-forsaken land. If I can be released from prison, I may start over. See to that, and I'll tell you what you want to know."
How much to pay your fine?
"100 gold will secure my release. You can afford that, can't you? I suppose you'd better hope you can, if you want the information. Get the money into the hands of one of these guards, and I'll tell you what you want to know."

After paying the nearby guard, you can tell the prisoner that his fine has been paid:

Your fine's been paid. Now tell me about Kematu.
"Very well. Kematu is west of Whiterun. It's an unassuming little cave called Swindler's Den. You realize if you set foot in there, you're never coming back out. They'll kill you. But that's your problem, not mine."
I don't have that much gold.
"Then we have nothing more to say to one another."
Why did they leave you here?
"Because I was clumsy enough to be captured. Kematu always says we're supposed to be the best of the best. I wasn't."

Once you have paid the prisoner's fine and gotten the information out of him, T┬Áthe prisoner will then inform the guard about the fine, though the guard will not take him seriously:

Prisoner: "Guard! My fine's been paid, now set me free!"
Guard: "Sorry, my ears aren't so good. You say somethin'?"
Prisoner: "I said my fine has been paid! Now let me out!"
Guard: "Right, right... Oh, look at that. I seem to have lost my keys. Might take me a while to find them. You just sit tight. I'll get around to it eventually."
Prisoner: "Curse you!"

He will remain in the prison constantly, and is never actually released regardless of anything you do.


  • If you ask Saadia for suggestions on how to find Kematu during the quest, she will mention the capture of this prisoner: ""I heard one of them was just arrested trying to sneak into the city. If he's locked up in the jail, perhaps you can get it out of him."
  • In the game's DialogueViews files, early versions of the prisoner's dialogue for the quest can be found. One notable altered line being: "All right, this should be enough. The Alik'r Base is west of Whiterun, north of Granite Hill. It's an unassuming little cave. You realize if you set foot in there, you're never coming back out. They'll kill you. But, it's your hide." Seeing as the town of Granite Hill didn't make it into the final game, his line was changed accordingly.
  • Even if you open his cell door, he will not attempt to escape.