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Skyrim:Eisa Blackthorn

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Eisa Blackthorn
(RefID: 000D001B)
Location Frostmere Crypt
Race Nord Gender Female
Level Radiant (6-28) Class Bandit
RefID 000D001B BaseID 000D001A
Other Information
Health 155-497
Magicka 25
Stamina 95-258
Primary Skills One-handed, Two-handed, Block, Light Armor
Morality No Crime Aggression Aggressive
Protected Yes
Voice Type FemaleNord
Faction(s) dunFrostmereCryptEisaFaction
Eisa outside Frostmere Crypt
Eisa in the Moorside Inn after making it safely to Morthal

Eisa Blackthorn is a Nord bandit living in Skyrim. After a year in Cidhna Mine she became a member of the White River Gang, a group of bandits in White River Watch led by Hajvarr Iron-Hand. She and the others were forced to flee after a failed mutiny. Eisa went to Windhelm along with Ra'jirr where they heard about a group of treasure hunters near Morthal. After joining Kyr's band in Frostmere Crypt she was put in charge of the dig and soon after discovered an underground forest. In the forest they discovered a sword on some kind of monument, which Kyr kept for himself. After the sword had been removed Ra'jirr began hallucinating about the Pale Lady and decided to steal the sword and return it to the forest. Kyr assumed Eisa and Ra'jirr had stolen the sword together and put out a bounty of 100 gold for both of them.

Eisa will be found being attacked by her fellow bandits outside Frostmere Crypt. You may assist her, but you will be able to acquire her related quest regardless of your actions. If she survives the encounter at the crypt, she will follow the road and end up at the Moorside Inn in Morthal. Healing her along the way will be taken as an act of aggression and cause her to attack.

Eisa wears a full set of steel armor, including a pair of steel gauntlets (two variants), and a pair of steel boots (two variants). She is equipped with a leveled war axe (up to elven quality) and a leveled shield (up to steel quality). She carries a leveled potion of restore health, a 25% chance of a lockpick, and a small amount of gold.

Related QuestsEdit

Quest-Related DialogueEdit

As you approach Frostmere Crypt you will see her being attacked by her fellow bandits:

Eisa: "Damn it, not now!"
Bandit: "There she is!"
Bandit: "Get her!"

If she survives she will approach you:

"Who in Dagon's name are you? Speak, or I'll cut you down where you stand."
Wait, what's going on here?
"*Sigh* I was part of the gang in the ruins here. Friend of mine went crazy and stole the boss' sword. They blamed me for it. Look, I'm done here. Mop the floor with these idiots for all I care. Just get out of my way."
Let's just see about that.
"Hmph. Suit yourself."


  • Two prisoners in Cidhna Mine, Braig and Grisvar the Unlucky still mention Eisa, seemingly misremembering her last name:
Grisvar: "Hey, remember that girl, Eisa? The one who sliced open that pickpocket they threw in here?"
Braig: "The Blackblood [sic] girl? Now there was a fighter. If I didn't know better, I'd say she was a Forsworn woman."


  • It's possible to find Eisa standing outside Frostmere Crypt, unharmed and alone. In order to get her journal and trigger her quest, you have to either pickpocket or kill her. If you attempt to enter and exit the crypt with her standing outside, she may disappear from the game.
    •   The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 1.3.1, fixes this bug.
    • Reload an earlier save file where you are far from the location and approach Frostmere Crypt from the west road to trigger the event in which three bandits should be attacking Eisa. An option is to fast travel to Morthal and then approach her location from the road coming from there.
  • Bandits may not attack her and the quest will not start.
    •   The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 1.3.1, fixes this bug.
    • To fix this, pickpocket and read her journal.
    • You can also fix this by jumping down from the path above Frostmere Crypt.
  • She may become permanently aggressive toward you upon entry to the Moorside Inn. Since she attacks first, you can slay her in self defense (and not get a bounty), then loot her journal and read it to trigger the quest.
  • If you kill her outside of Frostmere Crypt, then bring her inside as a dead thrall, she might blink out of existence shortly after entering.