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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: xx006979)
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Added by Dawnguard
Home Town Riften
Location The Ragged Flagon
Race Wood Elf Gender Female
Level PC×1 (range=10-25) Class Food Vendor
RefID xx006979 BaseID xx006978
Other Information
Health 50+(PC-1)×8.3
Magicka 50+(PC-1)×3.3
Stamina 50+(PC-1)×3.3
Primary Skills Pickpocket, Speech, One-handed, Sneak
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type FemaleElfHaughty
Faction(s) CrimeFactionThievesGuild; Riften Ragged Flagon Faction; Thieves Guild No Pickpocketing Faction; ThievesGuildFaction 0(Agent)

Galathil is a Wood Elf found in the Ragged Flagon in Riften. She can change your appearance for the price of 1000 gold, but not your race or gender. If you are a vampire she says she cannot do anything for you, as she can only work on the living and not those who have passed into undeath. She is one of the few who can recognize your vampirism. She wears a set of hooded red robes and a pair of boots. She also carries a selection of common items and gold and a dagger of quality ranging from iron to elven.

Galathil will sit on her bench in The Ragged Flagon without interruption for any other tasks. She will spend her time reading and simply waiting.

Related QuestsEdit


When you approach her for the first time, she will draw you into a conversation by assessing your physical characteristics. If you are not a vampire:

"Hmm, I suppose I can work with your face. After all, the sculptor cannot always choose the finest clay."

If you are a vampire, she will say upfront that she cannot help you:

"What have you done to yourself? I can't work with you in this state, night-walker."

If you had never heard about her:

What are you talking about?
"I assumed you were here to see me about your face. To have it sculpted into something more... artful than Nature has bestowed upon you."

Or if you were looking for her in response to rumors of someone who can perform Surgery:

You must be the face sculptor I've heard about.
"Yes. I once practiced my art in the salons and manors of Tamriel's great and good. Now, the scum of Skyrim are my only clients. But no matter. The greatest artists are never recognized in their own time."

No matter what path you took, her ability to work on you depends on you not being a vampire. If you aren't a vampire, she will ask if you came as a customer:

"So are you here as a client? Shall I remake your face?"
Yes, I'd like you to change my appearance.
"Hmm. Very well. Just tell me what you desire - beauty or hideous deformity, nothing is beyond my skill." (if you have at least 1000 gold)
"Despite my present low estate, I am no beggar. Begone until you have the coin to warrant my skills." (if you have less than 1000 gold)
I'll have to think about it.
"Indeed. It is no small thing to submit yourself to the flesh sculptor's knife."
Are you sure you know what you're doing?
"I have not always been a ragged beggar. I learned my art from the masters of the art of flesh sculpture. I studied with the Faculty of Chirurgeons in Cloudrest. I walked with the Hollow-Faced Men of Nohotogrha for three years. I count the nobility of both the Empire and the Dominion among my clients. And yet, I have fallen so low that I must justify myself to a wanderer in the sewers of this backwater of the world."

If you are a vampire, she will instead say this before backing out of the conversation:

"But, my techniques only work on the living, not those that have crossed over into undeath."

Should you choose the first option with the required 1000 gold to pay for her services, this will be followed by the Character Creation menu opening, with the options to change your race and sex removed.

Should you have initially denied, been denied, or changed your mind about employing her services, you can say this to her to gain access to them again:

I understand you know how to change someone's appearance.

Should you be a vampire, she will deny you the opportunity once again:

"This is true, but my techniques only work on the living. You've chosen a different path to remake yourself."

Should you count yourself among the living, she will instead say:

"Change it? I can remake your face, if that's what you desire."

She will then offer you her services, but she will be less polite about it if your equipment's value is less than 1000 gold. Should your gear be of good quality, she will say, :"Why, are you interested in my services? I warn you, my skills do not come cheaply."

If your gear is of a lower condition she will doubt your ability to pay for her services with this comment:

"I do not practice my art for free, however. I doubt you can afford my services. You have the smell of the vagabond about you."


  • Galathil is depicted on the Flesh Sculpture card in The Elder Scrolls: Legends.
  • You will occasionally hear rumors about Galathil. Some people will be amazed at her abilities, stating, "People say there's someone in Riften that can... change your face. Make you look completely different. Do you believe that?" Others will advise that you stay clear of her with this claim, "Take my advice, don't listen to that talk of the "face sculptor" down in the Ragged Flagon. "Face butcher" is more like it from what I've heard." Both options give you her related quest, though you can still seek her out even if you were not aware of her abilities previously— the only benefit being a slightly different conversation path being available.
  • Since she is part of the Thieves Guild faction, she will jump to their defense if hostilities erupt in the Ragged Flagon, either from you or other sources.


  • Galathil will use the dialogue about your being a "vagabond" when you ask to change your appearance, even if your equipment is worth well over 1000 gold. ?