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Skyrim:The Litany of Larceny

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Find items for Delvin Mallory throughout the questline.
Location(s): None
Reward: Leveled Gold
ID: TGLarceny
The Litany of Larceny

Quick WalkthroughEdit

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

During the course of the Thieves Guild questline, you may run into one of several unique items in locations relevant to the quests. Picking them up will add a miscellaneous task to take it to Delvin Mallory, who will pay a leveled amount of money for the item.

The Queen Bee StatueEdit

The Queen Bee Statue in Aringoth's quarters

The first trinket that you will likely encounter is the Queen Bee Statue. It is found on a bedside table in Aringoth's room in Goldenglow Estate. This location is visited in the Thieves Guild quest Loud and Clear. When picked up, a prompt will tell you to return the item to Delvin Mallory.

The Honningbrew DecanterEdit

The Honningbrew Decanter is located in a room in the upper floor of the Honningbrew Meadery, behind the door which has an expert lock. You will most likely come across it during the quest Dampened Spirits.

The East Empire Shipping MapEdit

The East Empire Shipping Map can be found on a table next to some loot in the Dockmaster's office in the East Empire Company Warehouse. It is easiest to acquire this during the quest Scoundrel's Folly; if you attempt to steal it at any other point, the warehouse may be patrolled by guards, who will attack you on sight if spotted.

The Model ShipEdit

The Model Ship is found on a booby-trapped pedestal in Snow Veil Catacombs. The pedestal is surrounded by oil, and removal of the ship causes the oil to burst into flame. It is fairly easy to grab the ship near the doorway and retreat to avoid the fire. It is also possible to shoot one of the exploding urns that fall to set off the trap; however, this causes the ship to fly away from the resulting explosion—into a wall, behind a cabinet or even into the room below—making it easy to lose. Another option is to shoot the ship away from the oil on the ground. Be aware that picking up the ship will still trigger the urns. Another option, if you know the Telekinesis spell, is to stand away from the oil and use the spell to retrieve the ship. Another option is to place an item on the pedestal, preventing the trap from activating when you take the ship. The last option would be to use the "Slow Time" shout. Go right up to the pedestal, shout, immediately grab the ship and run away from the oil. Even if you only have the first word of the shout, you will have plenty of time to watch the urns fall to the ground. Of course, you can always set the oil on fire yourself and let it burn up, then take the ship, but the urns will still injure you a bit if you stand too close. Use any flame spell (besides cloak) or the "Fire Breath" shout. You can also use whirlwind sprint, grab the ship, and immediately sprint away from the oil. You visit Snow Veil Catacombs during the quest Speaking with Silence.

The Dwemer Puzzle CubeEdit

The Dwemer Puzzle Cube is in Calcelmo's Laboratory, which is accessed via the Dwemer Museum in Understone Keep. It is found in the large room with the Arcane Enchanter, just before moving on to the balcony. You travel through the laboratory during the quest Hard Answers.

The Bust of the Gray FoxEdit

The Bust of the Gray Fox is found on a table in Riftweald Manor during the quest The Pursuit. It is easy to miss as it blends perfectly with the stone behind it, but it's sitting right next to the quest objective.

The Left Eye of the FalmerEdit

The Left Eye of the Falmer can be taken from Mercer Frey's corpse in the Irkngthand Sanctuary during the quest Blindsighted. After you turn in the Left Eye of the Falmer to Delvin, you can steal it back from its shelf in the Cistern within the Ragged Flagon, and sell it again to Tonilia to double your profit.


This is the amount of gold you get each time you turn in an item, except the eye with four times higher reward. The total amount of gold you can accumulate ranges from 500 to 8,000 gold.

Levels Reward
1-5 50
6-10 100
11-15 200
16-20 300
21-26 400
27-31 500
32-36 600
37-41 700
42+ 800


  • It does not matter what order you pick up the items, after picking up the final item the quest will be marked as complete and you will be no longer able to turn any of the items still in your inventory to Delvin Mallory.
  • Sometimes you cannot sell the Left Eye of the Falmer to Delvin.
    •  Select the Eye through the console by entering PRID 000e8efe . Type Enable in the console. The item should now be visible on the shelf. Type Player.RemoveItem 0001994f 1 to remove the Eye from your inventory if you cannot otherwise do so.
  • The quest Hard Answers sometimes triggers when retrieving the Dwemer Puzzle Cube after it has already been completed. ?
    •   Using the console enter SetStage TG06 200 . The quest will now move to the completed section of your quest journal. If desired, the duplicate Nightingale Blade may be removed by entering Player.RemoveItem 000f6527 1 via the console.
  • Sometimes the East Empire Shipping Map will not appear in the East Empire Company Warehouse, even after the associated quest is completed. ?
  • Items that were once on the shelves are now missing or somewhere else in the room.
    •  Select the item(s) through the console by entering PRID X where X corresponds to the ID referencing the item in question (see list below). Type RecycleActor in the console. Repeat as necessary.
00019958 Queen Bee Statue
00019952 Honningbrew Decanter
00060cc2 East Empire Shipping Map
0006f266 Model Ship
0005598c Dwemer Puzzle Cube
00019954 Bust of the Gray Fox
0001994f Left Eye of the Falmer

As of 1.9.32 Official patch IDs are different:

e8ef8 Queen Bee Statue
e8ef9 Honningbrew Decanter
e8efa East Empire Shipping Map
e8efb Model Ship
e8efc Dwemer Puzzle Cube
e8efd Bust of the Gray Fox
e8efe Left Eye of the Falmer

Quest StagesEdit

The Litany of Larceny (TGLarceny)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
20 I've discovered an unusual statue of a queen bee within Goldenglow Estate. I should take it to Delvin Mallory at the Ragged Flagon to determine its true value.
Objective 20: Return the Queen Bee Statue to Delvin
30 I've discovered an unusual golden decanter inside Honningbrew Meadery. I should take it to Delvin Mallory at the Ragged Flagon to determine its true value.
Objective 30: Return the Honningbrew Decanter to Delvin
40 I've discovered what appears to be a shipping map for the East Empire Company. I should take it to Delvin Mallory at the Ragged Flagon to determine its true value.
Objective 40: Return the East Empire Shipping Map to Delvin
50 I've discovered the intricately crafted model of a sailing ship inside Snow Veil Sanctum. I should take it to Delvin Mallory at the Ragged Flagon to determine its true value.
Objective 50: Return the Ship Model to Delvin
60 I've discovered an curious Dwemer-constructed puzzle cube inside Calcelmo's Quarters in Markarth. I should take it to Delvin Mallory at the Ragged Flagon to determine its true value.
Objective 60: Return the Dwemer Puzzle Cube to Delvin
70 I've discovered the bust of a man named the Gray Fox inside Mercer Frey's House. I should take it to Delvin Mallory at the Ragged Flagon to determine its true value.
Objective 70: Return the Bust of the Gray Fox to Delvin
80 I've recovered one of the Eyes of the Falmer from Irkngthand. I should take it to Delvin Mallory at the Ragged Flagon to determine its true value.
Objective 80: Return the Eye of the Falmer to Delvin
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 10, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 200.
  • 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 TGLarceny 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 TGLarceny.