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< Skyrim: People
(RefID: 0001B142)
Home City Windhelm
Location Argonian Assemblage
Race Argonian Gender Male
Level 4 Class Rogue
RefID 0001B142 BaseID 00014130
Other Information
Health 80 Magicka 50
Stamina 65
Primary Skills Lockpicking, Sneak
Morality No Crime Aggression Unaggressive
Voice Type MaleArgonian
Faction(s) CrimeFactionEastmarch; Favor018QuestGiverFaction; TownWindhelmFaction; WindhelmArgonianFaction

Stands-In-Shallows is an Argonian rogue who works on the docks of Windhelm. He lives in the Argonian Assemblage with the rest of the local Argonian population. He has an addiction to skooma that he is struggling to cope with.

Shallows begins his day at 9am by heading out to the docks to work. He will continue to work at the docks until 8pm, at which time he will head back inside the assemblage. Now inside again, he will stand roughly in the center of the room for the next four hours. Once midnight strikes, he will head to bed to prepare for the next day.

He wears a set of ragged robes, without even a set of shoes. He carries an iron dagger to defend himself. Besides that, he carries a key to the Argonian Assemblage and a selection of lower-class items and gold.

Related QuestsEdit


If you encounter Shallows while he is at work, you may hear him mutter:

"Another day, another septim."

He will also make mention of the willingness for his fellow Argonians to work in their oppressive occupations.

"The young folks are too happy to break their backs for the Nords. They forget what it was like to swim free."

Should he be encountered between the hours of 8pm and 7am, he will also confusedly say:

"Huh? What's that now? Leave me alone."

When ending a conversation with him, his ending remark depends on whether you are an Argonian or not. If you are not an Argonian, he will say:

"I would not complain if you returned with some Skooma."

Argonians will instead hear:

"Trust me, marsh-friend, you do not want to live in this city."

Quest-Related EventsEdit

If you do not have any other instance of Some Light Theft active, Shallows will greet you by complaining about his skooma cravings.

"By the Hist, if I don't get something soon, I don't know how I'll get through the week."
Are you all right?
"No. I'm not. I feel like my scales are clawing into me. Maybe you could help an old Argonian out?
I heard some of the sailors talking about how they stashed a bottle of Double-Distilled Skooma in the Gnisis Cornerclub. I just need a taste."

You can accept the quest.

I'll get it for you.
"Thank you. I'll be waiting for that bottle."

Alternatively, you can decline.

Forget it.
"Hist spit on you."

If you returning with the skooma, he will thank you and provide an instantaneous level in the Sneak skill.

Here's your Double-Distilled Skooma.
"Thank you so much. Here. Let me show you a thing or two about not attracting attention to yourself."


  • Stands-In-Shallows stands around in the Argonian Assemblage between 8pm and midnight. This is due to an AI package called StandsInShallowsDoesSkooma20x4. While this package suggests he would use skooma during this time, the package does not allow for any such action.