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(RefID: 0003A19B)
Home City Falkreath
Store Grave Concoctions
Race Redguard Gender Female
Level 5 Class Warrior
RefID 0003A19B BaseID 0003A19A
Gold 500 (+1000 Master Trader)
Sells See Grave Concoctions
Buys Apothecary (Animal Parts, Food, Ingredients, Poisons, Potions, Raw Food, Recipes)
Other Information
Health 50 Magicka 50
Stamina 50
Class Details CombatWarrior1H
Morality No Crime Aggression Aggressive
Essential Yes
Voice Type FemaleCommander
Faction(s) CrimeFactionFalkreath; FalkreathGraveConcoctionsFaction; JobHousecarlFaction; JobLumberjackFaction; JobMerchantFaction; ServicesFalkreathGraveConcoctions; TownFalkreathFaction

Zaria is a Redguard who immigrated to Skyrim in order to explore her passion for poisons more freely. She fell in love with Falkreath and named her store Grave Concoctions, where she also lives.

She wakes up at 8am and opens her store. During this time, she can sometimes be found mixing some potions behind the counter. At 8pm she closes her store and spends the evening relaxing until midnight, when she heads to bed.

She wears a set of merchant clothes, a pair of boots, and a hat. She is equipped with an iron dagger, and carries a key to her store, and a selection of common items and gold.

Related QuestsEdit


When approached, Zaria can greet you with:

"Someone new, perhaps someone looking for me to mix something up for them?"
"Don't let the shop's name frighten you away. I have plenty of reliable tonics and healing potions to sell."
"Falkreath's warriors always return, one way or another."
"If either these Nords or Imperials had some red in their blood this war would be over."

When you are browsing her store:

"Call upon me if I can be of any service."
"Browse as much as you like, please."

Speaking to her:

Why name your store Grave Concoctions?
"I know it's a bit strange. Not exactly a name to bring comfort to the sick and ailing who come to buy a poultice or salve. But what you must understand about Falkreath is that our town is defined, for better or wrose [sic], by the large and ancient cemetery here. That's why the inn is called Dead Man's Drink, the farm is called Corpselight Farm, and so on. I suppose it's sort of a running joke."
There aren't many Redguards in Skyrim. What brought you here?
"Well, my family back in Hammerfell didn't approve of my interest in lethal poisons and death in general. So I left, and wandered north. When I found this town, with its huge cemetery, I felt right at home. I opened the shop and I've never looked back. This is where I belong."

Quest-Related DialogueEdit


Once you obtain a glassfish, head to Grave Concoctions in Falkreath to speak to Zaria:

Here's the glassfish you requested in your bounty.
"I'm grateful for your efforts. Here, take this."

She will then give you 200 gold and a note from the Jarl.

Thanks for the coin. And... a note from the Jarl?
"Maybe you can help me."

The note from the Jarl states that a guard has been stealing skooma from the evidence chest, and that the Jarl would like for the guard to have an invisibility potion poured into an empty skooma bottle to scare the guard straight. Speak to Zaria to obtain the invisibility potion:

I'll deliver the disguised potion in exchange for the Jarl's ring.
"Thank you. Here, this is for you."
I'll return when the deed is done. Hopefully he learns his lesson.
"Good luck out there."

She will then hand you a Disguised invisibility potion.

Once you have dealt with the guard, head back to Zaria and speak to her:

I don't think that guard will be using skooma any longer.
"Excellent. You've done us a great service. Here is your reward."

She will then hand you an enchanted ring.


  • Zaria was once intended to work at Bolund's mill, indicated by her belonging to the lumberjack faction and her unused dialogue below.
  • Zaria was also once intended to serve as housecarl, presumably after the Stormcloaks took Falkreath, as she is in the housecarl faction, still has an unused package to exile her to Windhelm, and is marked as the backup housecarl in Falkreath's dialogue quest.
  • There is an unused conversation between Mathies and Zaria set to take place in Dead Man's Drink. However, Zaria never goes there, so it can not normally be heard:
Mathies: "Do you ever get tired of long nights at the mill, Zaria?"
Zaria: "Do you ever get tired of the long days on the farm, Mathias [sic]?"
Mathies: "Yes, yes I do."
  • Another unused conversation would have been with innkeeper Valga Vinicia:
Zaria: "The way this war is going you'll soon have plenty of veterans like me to buy drinks."
Valga: "The way this war is going there might not be anyone left to drink soon."


  • Zaria may attack you on sight if you have accepted Kematu's offer to lure Saadia to the Whiterun stables during the quest In My Time Of Need. After this quest has been completed she will revert to her non-hostile behavior. ?
  • Zaria may also attack you for unknown reasons. This may be related to having either Hearthfire or Dawnguard installed. See the talk page for details. ?
    • If you are a vampire, drinking a Potion of Blood before speaking to her may prevent her from becoming hostile.
    • If you are not a vampire, casting Calm on her may allow you to peacefully interact with her. If she chased you outside of her shop while attacking, you may need to cast Calm on her and then hide from her until she returns to her shop.
  • Zaria's store cannot be invested in with the Investor perk.