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Skyrim:The Sweep Job

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Steal three specific valuable items from a wealthy house.
Quest Giver: Vex
Location(s): The Ragged Flagon
Reward: Leveled Gold
The Golden Urn and the Jeweled Candlestick in Evette San's House

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Vex in The Ragged Flagon about sweep jobs.
  2. Enter the targeted house and steal the items she names.
  3. Return them to Vex for a reward.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

After joining the Thieves Guild, Vex will tell you that she handles all the burglary, shill, sweep, and heist jobs. Ask her for a sweep job and she will inform you that one of Skyrim's citizens has three items that the guild covets.

Steal the three items that she specifies from the provided location, and return them to Vex for a leveled gold reward. The items are found in three different locations in the house, sitting out on shelves or tables. Your quest objective will update each time you obtain one of the required items. The possible items are:

The quest can send you to any wealthy house in the game, which amounts to 29 possible houses. You may be assigned the same location more than once.

Markarth Riften Solitude Whiterun Windhelm
Nepos's House
Ogmund's House
Smelter Overseer's House
The Treasury House
Aerin's House
Bolli's House
Marise Aravel's House
Romlyn Dreth's House
Snow-Shod Manor
Valindor's House
Addvar's House
Bryling's House
Evette San's House
Hall of the Dead
Jala's House
Vittoria Vici's House
Amren's House
Carlotta Valentia's House
Heimskr's House (See Bugs)
House of Clan Battle-Born
House Gray-Mane
Uthgerd's House
Ysolda's House
Atheron Residence
Belyn Hlaalu's House
Brunwulf Free-Winter's House
House of Clan Cruel-Sea
House of Clan Shatter-Shield
Viola Giordano's House

You must not be caught and sent to jail while the quest is active, for any reason, otherwise you will fail the quest; you also cannot kill anyone living in the house.


Levels Reward
1-5 50
6-10 100
11-15 150
16-20 200
21-26 250
27-31 300
32-36 350
37-41 400
42+ 500


  • If one of the house's occupants dies for any reason while the quest is active (even if you are not responsible), you will fail the quest.
  • One of the three items appears in the same location as where the item for The Burglary Job is placed. The only effective difference between this quest and The Burglary Job is that this quest requires two additional items to be stolen from the house.
  • If you get arrested in a hold that is not where the house is located, the quest still fails.


  • If you have already participated in the quest Battle for Whiterun it becomes impossible to enter some homes in Whiterun (the entrance to Heimskr's House is always blocked, while others should clean up after some time has passed). However, they can still be assigned as a possible quest destination.
    • Quit the job and retake it for another location (you can load a previous save to avoid a failed quest if you wish).
    •   You can use the console command coc, followed by the editor id of the house.
  • If you cancel a sweep quest, the items don't disappear from the house which can cause some overlap problems if the quest is assigned to that house again. If a jeweled goblet is a target and a golden urn was previously placed, the goblet will be unable to be picked up.
    •   You can use the console command MarkForDelete, then target the golden urn, this should reveal the jeweled goblet.

Quest StagesEdit

The Sweep Job (TGRHC)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I've been told to clear <Alias=WealthyHome> in <Alias=City> of valuables. I need to complete this job without killing any of the location's residents or getting caught and spending time in jail.
Objective 10: Clear <Alias=WealthyHome> in <Alias=City> of valuables (<Global=TGRHCValuablesStolen>/3)
50 I've cleared <Alias=WealthyHome> in <Alias=City> of valuables.
Objective 20: Return the valuables to Vex
200 Finishes quest  I've successfully completed the job and received my share of the pay.
250 Fails quest  By killing a resident at the task's location, I've failed this job and was forced to forfeit my share of the pay.
Fails quest  During the course of this task, I was arrested and sent to the local jail. I've therefore failed the job and was forced to forfeit my share of the pay.
Fails quest  Before the task could be completed, I decided to quit. I've therefore failed the job and forfeited any pay I might have received.
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 5.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage TGRHC stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest TGRHC.