Once you have the four city influences quests done (the ones in Markarth, Whiterun, Windhelm, and Solitude) you will automatically receive this quest. Your objective is to speak to Brynjolf about becoming the new Guild Master. We can certainly manage THAT, no!? Go talk to Brynjolf, who will be in the cistern along with EVERYONE else (everyone and THEN some). Follow him out to the middle of the cistern and a short and sweet ceremony will take place where everyone will proclaim you the new Guild Master.

After the ceremony, talk to Brynjolf again. He will give you two items: the AMULET OF ARTICULATION (which will make almost ANY Persuade speech check succeed and makes your speechcraft 30% better) and the GUILD MASTER TRIBUTE KEY (which unlocks a chest by the Guild Master desk that will be periodically refilled with your CUT of the guild profits). He will also tell you to go see Tonilla about obtaining your Guild Master armor.

Go see Tonilla and you’ll get a COMPLETE SET of Guild Master armor, which is FAR superior to your old Thieves Guild armor. Well, congratulations thief, you have done well for yourself. Lead your guild to success!

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One with the Shadows

Returned the Thieves Guild to its former glory

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    17 October 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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