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Guild Hall:
Thieves Guild
(view on map) (lore page)
Respawn Time 10 days
Important Treasure
Advances in Lockpicking
Thieves Guild Armor
Console Location Code(s)
The Rift
Special Features
# of Alchemy Labs 2
# of Forges/Anvils 1
# of Grindstones 3
# of Workbenches 1
# of Cooking Pots/Spits 1
The Skyrim Thieves Guild secret entrance in Riften.

The Thieves Guild is the headquarters of the Thieves Guild located with the sewers beneath Riften, known as The Ratway.

The headquarters are based within The Ragged Flagon - Cistern and a bar named The Ragged Flagon. For full details on these places, see their individual pages.


The Ragged Flagon
Arnskar Ember-MasterEquipment
Delvin MalloryTrainer (Master)Sneak (Master)
Herluin LothaireAlchemists
Vanryth GatharianEquipment
Vekel the ManFood and Drink
VexTrainer (Master)Lockpicking (Master)

The Ragged Flagon - Cistern
Cynric Endell
Etienne Rarnis
Mercer Frey
NiruinTrainer (Master)Archery (Master)
Ravyn Imyan
Vipir the FleetTrainer (Master)Pickpocket (Master)
Only appears during A Cornered Rat if left alive during Diplomatic Immunity.
*Relocates to the Cistern or elsewhere after related quest(s).
DGAdded by the Dawnguard official plug-in. Enables you to change your character's appearance.

Related Quests††Edit

The Ragged FlagonEdit

Note: All radiant Thieves Guild quests have been omitted from the list.
#Non Thieves Guild quests.

The Ragged Flagon - CisternEdit

††Other Thieves Guild quests exist, but do not require you to enter The Ragged Flagon or Cistern.


Thieves Guild HeadquartersEdit

There are two entrances to the headquarters: one via the Ratway into The Ragged Flagon, and a second directly into The Ragged Flagon - Cistern hidden beneath a tomb that dominates the small graveyard to the east of Riften's Hall of the Dead.

You can only access the second entrance once you have joined the guild and completed Taking Care of Business. To enter the headquarters using this entrance, press a small button in the center of the tomb; this opens a secret stone staircase. Descend it and open the sewer covering. To exit directly from the Cistern, climb the ladder in the alcove to the southwest, then pull a chain to retract the tomb.

As you progress the Thieves Guild questline, complete reputation quests for Delvin Mallory, and complete miscellaneous guild quests, the headquarters will be upgraded, and additional thieves will move in.


  • PC An extra room is added to the Flagon by the Unofficial Skyrim Patch. This room is located to the left of the door leading to the Ratway Vaults. It is mainly filled with beds for those who live in the Flagon, and is mistakenly blocked off by a wall in the vanilla game.
  • The special features within the Flagon only appear as the extra merchants move in after completing the required reputation quests.
  • There is a "Guild" Shadowmark to the left of the entrance door from the Ratway Vaults.