Skyrim Thieves Guild Joining Tips

I've written about Skyrim Dark Brotherhood, and now I want to write about Skyrim Thieves Guild. So, what is Skyrim Thieves Guild? Skyrim Thieves Guild is an organization for the gathering and training of those stealthy and shadowy in nature. Skyrim Thieves Guild is based in Riften, in a network of tunnels under the city called The Ratways. If you join this guild, you're allowed to kill during a job.

Skyrim Thieves Guild is an organization of professionals, except that in this case the professionals are thieves, smugglers, pickpockets, robbers, and other enterprising operators. They do tend to gather at a single location, such as inn, tradehouse or cornerclub because they don't have public guild halls.

You can get some advantages if you join Skyrim Thieves Guild :
  • Full suit of Thieves Guild armor
  • Access to the Thieves Guild hideout
  • Fences to sell stolen goods to
  • Nightingale armor, blade and bow further through the questline
  • Expert level One-hand, Archery, Light Armor, Pickpocket and Sneak trainers
  • Unlimited thief-related missions which reward gold
  • Master level training in Lockpick (Vex)
  • Large number of free gold (400+) and lockpicks (60+) lying around the hideout

Skyrim Thieves Guild Quests

Skyrim Thieves Guild

These are the quests related to the Thieves Guild
  • A Chance Arrangement: Help teach a merchant to mind his own business.
  • Taking Care of Business: Help a tavern owner handle some business problems
  • Loud and Clear: Send a message to a former Thieves Guild client.
  • Dampened Spirits: Put Maven Black-Briar's competition out of business.
  • Scoundrel's Folly: Squeeze a reluctant informer for information.
  • Speaking With Silence: Track down the Dunmer behind the Guild's misfortunes.
  • Hard Answers: Help translate Gallus' journal.
  • The Pursuit: Break into Mercer Frey's house and search for clues.
  • Trinity Restored
  • Blindsighted
  • Darkness Returns: Make it through the Pilgrim's Path and return the Skeleton Key to its rightful place

Delvin's Quests
  • The Bedlam Job Rob a certain city for (X)amount of worth
  • The Fishing Job: Steal an item right from a target's pocket
  • The Numbers Job Change the numbers in a book keepers book

Vex's Quests
  • The Burglary Job: Retrieve a special item for a client
  • The Shill Job
  • The Sweep Job: Rob a house of several specific valuables
  • The Heist Job: Rob a house of a very specific item

Other Quests
  • No Stone Unturned: Recover the 24 gems pried from Barenziah's crown long ago
  • Under New Management

Larceny Targets
Various rare items can be stolen from around Skyrim and sold to Delvin. All of these items come from locations visited during the Thieves Guild quests.
  • Queen Bee Statue in Goldenglow Estate
  • Honningbrew Decanter in Honningbrew Meadery
  • East Empire Trading Map in East Empire Company Warehouse
  • Model Ship in Snow Veil Sanctum
  • Dwemer Puzzle Cube in Calcemo's Laboratory in the Dwemer Museum in Markarth
  • Bust of the Grey Fox in Riftweald manor in Riften
  • Left Eye of the Falmer in Irkngthand

If you're interested to join Skyrim Thieves Guild, you can follow the tips below:
  1. Travel to Riften and ask most innkeepers and other citizens about the Thieves Guild and some may direct you to Brynjolf. Then, find Brynjolf. He’s found on the townsquare. He’ll be waiting at the storefront during daylight. Talk to him and complete his quest.
  2. After doing what he asked for, he’ll ask to meet you at a bar balled the Ragged Flagon, located underneath Riften, in the Ratway.
  3. Talking to him in the Ragged Flagon will kick off the “Taking Care of Business” quest. Complete that, and you’ll be a member of the Thieves Guild.

*Reference: UESP article Skyrim: Thieves Guild