Can You Buy a Home in Solstheim in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"?
By Jacob Michael
With the Dragonborn expansion pack, "Skyrim" players are not only given the ability to ride dragons, but are treated to an entirely new area: the island kingdom of Solstheim. Players who’ve already bought homes in Whiterun, Riften, or any of the other major cities of Skyrim may feel homesick while making their way through the Dragonborn storyline without any place to call their own to store the extra loot they find while questing. Thankfully, there is one home available for ownership in Solstheim: Severin Manor, which the player receives after completing the “Served Cold” quest in Raven Rock.
Complete the “March of the Dead” and “The Final Descent” quests if you haven’t already.
Speak to Captain Veleth in Raven Rock to begin the “Served Cold” quest.
Follow the quest marker to meet with Adril Arano, who will direct you to speak to Geldris Sadri at the bar at Retching Netch in Raven Rock. Speak to Geldris to accept the next part of the quest.
Enter the Ulen Ancenstrel Tomb in Raven Rock. Wait until a woman appears. Crouch and sneak behind her or walk up to her and choose one of the dialog options. Leave the tomb.
Return to Adril Arano and let him know about the woman at the tomb. He gives you a key to Severin Manor; however, you’ll need to complete the rest of the quest to earn the deed to the home.
Travel to Severin Manor at the west end of town. Either crouch and sneak into the house or walk into the house normally.
Sneak downstairs. If you didn’t sneak into the house, fight the Severins.
Lockpick or unlock the safe and grab the contents. Return to Adril Arano and speak to him again to receive your last task of the quest.
Travel to Ashfallow Citadel, located on the southeastern side of the island. Clear the citadel and kill Vendil Severin in the final chamber.
Return to Raven Rock and speak to Adril Arano. Follow him back to Morvayn Manor to receive your reward from Councilor Morvayn. You now own Severin Manor.
Jacob Michael has been a freelance writer since 2010, with expertise in computers, cooking, travel and other topics. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is pursuing a master's degree in American studies.