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Skyrim:Captain Wayfinder

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Captain Wayfinder
(RefID: 000A17AB)
Home City Dawnstar
Location The Sea Squall
Race Nord Gender Male
Level 4 Class Rogue
RefID 000A17AB BaseID 00013296
Other Information
Health 80 Magicka 50
Stamina 65
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleYoungEager
Faction(s) CrimeFactionPale; ShipsSeaSquallFaction
Captain Wayfinder

Captain Wayfinder, a Nord rogue, recently inherited the Sea Squall from his late mother and named himself captain, despite an obvious lack of experience. The ship is currently docked in Dawnstar and is inhabited by Wayfinder and his small crew. Recently, Wayfinder's crew managed to lose an important shipment from the College of Winterhold and will ask for your help.

Wayfinder spends all of his time wandering around on the deck of the Sea Squall, at times conversing with his two crewmembers, Guthrum and the particularly bitter Ravam Verethi. With the ship permanently docked, Wayfinder spends his time eating, drinking, or sweeping the deck. He never sleeps or leaves his ship.

Captain Wayfinder wields a steel sword and wears a set of merchant clothes with matching boots. He carries a random assortment of common items and gold.

Related QuestsEdit


He can greet you with:

"Everyone thinks I'm too young to be a ship's captain, but I'm going to prove them wrong."
"I don't buy all that talk about ship captains having to be stern and strict. I want my crewmen to enjoy their work."
"I'm good with stars and charts, but I admit I've got some things to learn about leading men."
"I inherited the ship when my mother passed away. She spent her life on the water, and now I do, too."

Quest-Related EventsEdit

Salty Sea-DogsEdit

You're the ship captain?
"By inheritance, as my men are fond of saying. Can't blame them, my mother ran the Sea Squall as strictly as she ran the house. I've been trying to find new areas of business, trying to win the sailors' respect, but I keep having problems. Take the last trade we did. Some Fine-Cut Void Salts from the College of Winterhold. Plenty of coin if you know who to sell it to."
Don't bother asking. I'm not interested.
"Your choice, friend."
What happened to the salts?
"Sailors are what happened to them. They got drunk and ended up losing the merchandise in some cave. If you're not afraid of a little exploring, I'll pay good gold to get those salts."

When you return with the salts, a grateful Wayfinder will say:

"That's the first bit of good news I've had since I set sail a year ago. Here's your cut."

He will then hand you a leveled amount of gold.


  • Internal game data reveals that his first name is Leif. The Prima Official Game Guide also refers to him under this name.
    • On one occasion, the guide also refers to him as "Lief", which is likely just a typo.