The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Sklain Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:09pm
Is it safe to buy a house in Riften?
I'm skeptical for two reasons:

1.- I don't have a Housecarl for Riften. Or a wife that could stay there, reason i'm saying this is because I heard that if you don't have anyone in your house, there could be robbers who come in and take my stuff. And the whole point of me having a house in Riften is because my house in Whiterun is cluttered, full and I can't find stuff anymore, since all chests and storing objects have 100+ items already.

2.- IT'S RIFTEN. Home of the thieves, and nothing asks more ''STEAL FROM ME'' than storing all your valuables in such a place. This also goes back to my housecarl thing I was talking about, if there's no one inside, people could go in and steal (regardless of it being Riften or not)


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Sklain Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:11pm 
Also, i'm an Imperial, and Riften is Stormcloack territory :S
hedgie_yozh Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:25pm 
Yes, your stuff is safe in your home in riften. Unless you have a mod that allows for home invasion. (Actually I think that Honeyside is technically flagged incorrectly as an inn or something, but I have never had anyone break in there.)

yay Imperials!
Biff Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:29pm 
If you have Hearthfire DLC or a mod, then yeah, you'll randomly deal with roobers,.....(sigh!) Robbers! If not, no worries.
Trigger Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:50pm 
Become Thane of Riften and you'll recieve a housecarl for Honeyside. honeyside is one of my favorite in-game homes to buy for the simple reason you can escape through your back door.
Last edited by Trigger; Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:52pm
hedgie_yozh Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:51pm 
Doesn't the Hearthfire DLC only add burglaries to the constructed homes, though? I have never seen it affect a vanilla home.
Vagrant Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:53pm 
1 - You don't need a housecarl to own a home in Riften. If you want to be thane, you have to solve the skooma problem in Riften. It starts with Wujeeta at the Riften Fisheries.

2 - lol, you even get a special Thieves Guild barrel cache in your garden. No worries.
Trigger Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:55pm 
@hedgie_yozh, you are correct
Trigger Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:58pm 
The Peace Treaty can turn Riften into an Imperial Town
Skyrimnut Mar 18, 2014 @ 1:58am 
I have had those hired thugs come into my home in Riften during one playthrough. Coincidently that was before I had the Housecarl. The battle left the house a total mess. I put the bodies in the Housecarl's bedroom.
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Date Posted: Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:09pm
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