Long time fans Skyrim know that even the version of the game without added mods has hours upon hours of gameplay, due in part to the amount of tasks players can complete. One such quest can be found early in the game in Whiterun, the first large city that players often encounter as they follow the main story.
In My Time Of Need is a quest involving a Redguard woman who is sought by the Alik’r Warriors and can be found at the gates of Whiterun or along the roads of Skyrim. We will describe in detail each step in the search, including all possible options that Zmajborn can choose.
Updated July 3, 2023 by Sean Murray: One of the most memorable decisions in Skyrim is deciding whether to help a poor Redguard woman or throw her to the wolves. In My Time of Need, it is important to know the consequences of choosing to kill Kematu or not. That’s why we’ve updated this guide with more helpful tips and shortened it a bit to make it easier to read.
Prerequisites for completion
Before starting In My Time Of Need, you will need to complete Dragon Rising. During this quest, you will fight your first dragon and absorb the dragon’s soul. To start the Dragon Rising quest is all you need to do speak with the Jarl of Whiterun.
Once Dragon Rising is complete, you can start In My Time Of Need right away.
Talk to the Alik’r Warriors
Your first task is to find Alik’r’s warriors and talk to them just outside the gates of Whiterun.
The guards it won’t drop you further into the right place on this spot.
If you talk to them, you will learn looking for a Redguard woman who they claim is a fugitive from Hammerfell, though they won’t tell you why they’re looking for her.
You can find these warriors at the Rorikstead Inn after this meeting.
Searching for Saadia
The Redguard in question is a woman Sadiya, who resides at The Bannered Mare Inn in Whiterun – the very city that Alik’r was forbidden to enter. Talking to her about the wanted Redguard will make her nervous, so she’ll ask you to talk to her alone in her room upstairs.
You can follow her there or report her location to the Alik’r Warriors at Rorikstead Inn.
If you want to complete the task as soon as possible, the latter option will quickly finish him off and give you a 500 gold reward.
A conversation with Saadia
To play the rest of the story, follow Saadia and she will tell you that she is her true identity Iman, a noblewoman of Hammerfell House Suda. She allegedly spoke out against the Aldmeri Dominion and was forced to flee from the assassins sent after her.
The leader of the warriors behind her, To Kematushe claimed to have betrayed her people to the Thalmor, which she denies. If Kematu is killedsays Saadia the other assassins would run away without leadership.
Directs you to Dragonsreach Dungeon, where the evil warrior Alik’r was arrested for attempting to enter Whiterun.
A conversation with a prisoner
This Alik’r Prisoner is in one of the cells of the Dragonsreach Dungeon. You can convince the prisoner to reveal the location of Kematu by paying a bail of 100 gold. After that he will say Kematu is in Swindler’s Lair.
If you have cleared the Swindler’s Den before meeting Saadia the conversation with the prisoner is omitted entirely and you will say that you already know Kematu’s location.
Journey to the Rogue’s Den
This classic Skyrim dungeon is west of Whiterun at the bottom of a rocky hill; you can see this location on the map above.
they exist plenty of thugs to fight before you reach Kematuas well as a secret shortcut which reduces the amount of thug killing you have to do.
this the shortcut is in the first roombehind a chair, table and bedspread and actually acts as an exit to the dungeon after defeating all of Alik’r’s warriors.
Skyrim is merciful enough to have shortcuts that prevent excessive backtracking to the game’s dungeons, and Swindler’s Den is thankfully no exception.
You will see a a large boulder with moss growing over it; you can get to the entrance with some skillful jumps, skip several fights along the way, and immediately enter the room with Kematu.
Can also find the Thief in the Crook’s Den bookwhich details the continuation of the adventures of Eslaf Erol and Will improve the Pickpocket skill. The book can be found next to the bedspread in the easternmost room of the Den.
Other than that, Swindler’s Den has precious few treasures except some ingots and gold coins scattered everywhere.
Instead of being attacked right away, you will have a chance to side with Kematu and listen to his version of events: that Saadia is a traitor to his people and caused the fall of the city of Taneth in the Aldmeri Dominion.
Can also they agree to lead Saadia to Kemat outside Whiterun or kill Kematu then and there.
anyway, your reward will be 500 gold, so it depends who you believe more.
Rewards for completing in my time of need
If you killed Kematu, you can return to Saadia and ensure her safety, then She will reward Zmajeva with 500 gold.
If you agreed to help Alik’r, you will tell Saadia that she is in danger and that there is a horse waiting for her outside Whiterun with which she can escape. Kematu will wait for you both in the barn and anger Saadia before Kematu paralyzes her. After that he will give you 500 gold and complete the quest.
You can earn more gold with kill Kematu in the stable before receiving the reward from him. Saadia will be angry that he was tricked, but will reward you with 500 guilders for killing Kematu.
After that, the players can loot the extra gold from Kematu’s bodypossible 250 gold.
Doubling the prize
There is a method to get 500 gold from each of them, but it involves killing Kematu and Saadi permanently in a hostile state.
You can kill Kematu after receiving the reward from himthen use Calm on Saadia as she will become hostile after being cured of her paralysis.
Calm allows you to collect an additional reward of 500 gold when it wears off will be permanently hostile. Killing her in this state is fortunately not a crime, although it is more senseless violence. Everything for the course in Skyrim.
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