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Skyrim Thalmor Embassy Walkthrough

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Walkthrough for the Thalmor Embassy in Elder Scrolls Skyrim for the "Diplomatic Immunity" quest.

I am lvl 22 and I use a 1 handed sword (chillrend, i know it sucks at such low lvl) and a shield and I am having trouble getting throught the guards...generally the guards...they can kill me with a few hits while i do little to no dmg to them...what do you suggest I do?
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My stuff never appeared in the chest
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I've had that happen to me... Xc
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I have the worst glitch ever. When I give him my items, they never appear in the chest.
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You have to select each of your item one by one and give him during your talking to him when he tells you to give.
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I couldnt find the guards with the trap door key, help plz?!
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Did anyone else just get the guy on the bench a drink for distraction?
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I didn't prep for this quest correctly. Thank the companions for beast mode :D
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if you do this quest a lot later in the game, when you've finished most of the imperial quests and jarl elisif's quests etc., there will be a lot more people in the party, Jarl Elisif, General Tulius and some more Jarls and Thanes will be at the party
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Well...  That's one way to do it, I guess.  :P  The way I did it was easier, though.  I happened to pick up an invisibility potion somewhere, so I put that in my list of things to bring, along with some magicka, stamina, and healing potions and my weapons.  Didn't think to put my armor in the bag, though, so I was stuck with just some swords, whatever magic I picked up, and an invisibility potion. I had also been building up my sneak skill by putting myself on "always sneak" in various dungeon clearing sessions because I like to know when something can see me. So, when I was at the party I gave a drink to the drunk guy and asked him to create a distraction.  Then I picked up my stuff from the chest and headed in.  I admit that my first few tries went poorly and ended with me dead on the floor.  The third time worked, though.  I put myself on sneak, drank an enhance sneak potion, and then drank the invisibility potion before walking into the room with the people talking.  I managed to get halfway across the room before someone heard me, but they couldn't see me so I bolted out the back door before they could start hitting me.  My invisibility potion wore off just then, so the Thalmor in the area spotted me and started shooting lightning at me, so, being not much of a wizard, I chased him down and started whacking at him and the Thalmor guard until they died, stole their clothes, put on the armor, and headed in the door, which happened to be the Solar.  I managed to sneak past the guard with his back turned without being detected, then I snuck past the open door and opened the too hard to resist chest which luckily had quest items in it.  I think I read a note about a prisoner in the basement or something, so I quietly headed down the stairs.  And in the basement, the torturer conveniently had his back turned to me, so I started hitting him before he knew what was happening, and managed to kill him and the guard pretty quick.  I picked up other quest info, talked to the prisoner, waited in the alcove with the basement exit, then killed the last two when they at last came in to look at the bodies. After a couple unsuccessful attempts at killing the troll, I remembered that I had a fire spell and magicka potions.  Duh.  :P  So I stood at the top of the hill and rained down a steady stream of fiery death until he was well roasted.  Quest complete, with fewer fights overall.
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+Julian Birch I recall that on my very first character I brought my improved bow, some arrows, improved light armor with enchantments, and some potions and poisons I made myself. I had some trouble with those two Thalmor guards when I tried sneaking through the doorway, so some other tries I did sneak attacks to kill them. (There's also that glitch where shooting an enemy and then immediately bashing them "shoots" them again, so I used that unintentionally.) Had a little trouble with the open area due to the Shock mages and archers, but I used my Argonian's Histskin, some health potions, and some cover to survive. Got to the other side, listened to the conversation, shot people. I bumped into locked containers and realized... I hadn't brought any lockpicks. Hilariously enough, I found a couple lockpicks just LYING around and, even though my first try at those chests failed, I just kept quick-loading so that my 1-2 lockpicks would see me through. Got to the cell, got surrounded by Thalmor, did my damndest to save the Bosmer guy but eventually gave up. Did all that, been looting the whole place this entire time, got to the Frost Troll, took me some poisons (some of which I looted) in order to kill him fast enough to save that other guy from the Frost Troll. Memorable, if only because it was both my first character and that it felt cheap to have used stuff just lying around in order to proceed.
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You can just run past the troll to the exit
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MY STUFF NEVER APPEARED IN CHEST WHAT HAPPENED NUUUUUU
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For those who are having trouble with killing the troll, try this:  Lure the troll away from the passageway that you need to go to to escape and then knock him to the ground with the unrelenting force shout. Then, sprint to the next checkpoint using either normal sprint, or if you can use whirlwind sprint. It is preferable to paralyse the troll (i had a weak paralasys potion which i used on my weapon) and then run because it gives you a nice headstart.
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Thx! That really helped u was stuck.
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To all the people who were having problem in retrieving their gear from the chest like me. Well, for that you need to give all your gear to Malborn at the place where you met him first time. :)
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I just had the guy on the bench do it all
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No guards and keys, uhgg. Scratch that, went outside, came back in, talked to the prisoner again and they came back.
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I used cicero clothes, a daederic sword or the vampire, and a nightingale blade, so i couldn't be killed if they tried.If you play skyrim and have council commands, type in coc qasmoke. you can get anything
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After quest i got bugged and i cant sleep or wait anymore :P can anyone help me fix it?
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em, I kinda skipped a step or god damn Malmor or whatever his name is literally spawned miles away from the party xD
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+Bootskoot589 why!my gear in the chest is gone!while i tried to open it,it says Empty 
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+Dright Glory Yeah I lost a steel chest plate thinger over that same issue, I would just do it over, it isnt that long to start over.
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I hate this mission so fucking much. I tried to give Malborn some health potions, but for some fucking reason, it exited out and I couldn't fucking give him anything more. Such bullshit.
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i forgot to give to items to malborn, what now? can i end the mission whitout weapons and armour? I have only magic...... please help me
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Thanks. You help me out a lot.
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Why wasn't my stuff in the chest!
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You need to give all your gear to Malborn first, at the place where you met him first time. :)
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i never realised i could take so much stuff and now i cant kill the fucking mages
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i am just too weak and can't kill anyone, then i come to see what should i do and in every walkthrough people are overpowered compared to me
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I know I didn't even give the guy any of my stuff by mistake and I don't even have that many powers and I think I'm gonna have to start a whole new Dave and I got a lot of stuff including about 5 STAFFS!!!! If that's good cuz I'm pretty bad at skyrim and I don't know if they are rare
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There is no clothes in my chest!
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This was about the most annoying quest ever! I hate it! They killed the Wood Elf!:(
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where did you get that armor and weapons?
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You need to give all your gear to Malborn, at the place where you met him first . :)
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When i finds the chest, the items as should be in the chest, is gone. I don't know What i have done wrong?
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wait i just killed them all reason:ebony blade why? because it has life steal on it. and you keep it in your inventory.lol XD
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Where is all the equipment I didn't give to that guy?
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You need to give all your gear to Malborn at the place where you met him first time. :)
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The second i fight any of these guards i GET FUCKING ASSRAPED! What the fuck is going on with this bullshit.
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Maybe turn down the difficulty to fit your level. No offence.
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for me delphine did'nt spawn and i need help i bought the game from steam and i have no mods so it can't be corruped so where in skyrim is delphine PLZ help!
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riverwood inn, if you have trouble finding something just click on the mission, then go to your big map and hte arrow points to where you need to go :)
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hi every one i been trying to complete this for oh about 3 or 4 days now,i finally decided to watch this video.this qwest was very inttresting out all the qwest's i've completed so far.i love this game for its complexity and i have just gotten my skyrim on steam.its been at least 3 or 4 years since i could play this game long story.thanks for the video
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I tried so many times to complete this quest as stealth mode... So, all I have to do is kill everyone? Okay, let's do it! XD
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+Timothy Jensen I began Skyrim again. Next time I'll try using invisibility potions and fear spells, maybe =D
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+Izabela Wilson Zanardi Moraes That's my damn back up plan frickin' Z because I keep failing.
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ummm i was doing this with my dad on an Xbox 360 and we keep getting killed by jerks of wizards XD
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What happens if u don't give him anything?!
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How to kill the frost troll: 1) If the troll is under you when you're on the ledge, get command up (the button on top of tab and below ESC) 2) Click on the troll whilst command is up, and a bunch of numbers and letters should appear. 3) Type in 'kill' without the '. 4) Boom! The troll will die.
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what does 'noclip' do?
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+Johnny Ringo You want to get command up? Do you have a button underneath the 'ESC' key? One with a line pointing left with a tail, a veritcal line and a commathing? If so, press it. That will bring up a bar that you can type into. Begin from step 3.
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The frost troll was too hard so I just distracted him and ran past him to the exit
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U have to be less boring u barely talk and over react
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wtf im on this mission and i have 3 times worse items than you , i kant kill all those mages and guards , im too weak
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the easiest way to create a distraction is to buy a dink then give it to the guy sitting down then ask him to create a distraction. that will do 
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For the distraction part,I just took the drink from my buddy wood elf at the counter and gave it to the drunk that is sitting right beside the nearest guard and asked him to "make a scene" which meant him to stand up and make an "announcement" (calling the host a slut,lol) :D
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I ran around like an idiot trying to get out for like an hour, so thanks :)
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Exactly what happened to me :P
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You're not kidding! I ran around like an idiot myself and ended up not bringing much. Now I realize I have to kill everyone first!! I ended up going back to an old save point to restart the whole thing so I can get everything right this time! Oooh!! Don't forget that there is a stone of berenzeih in the embassy!
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Or you could give the drunk guy a drink and he will make a distraction
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I diddnt bring anything instead I turned into a werewolf
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you give the black dude a drink and he will cause a distraction for u
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I accidentally killed the prisoner what do I do
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I didnt have to fight the troll, my scared ass just zoomed passed to and to the marker
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I'm the 1000 subscriber
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Yeah I'm at lvl 7 with iron stuff not fucking steel shit this is why walkthroughs are so fucking unrealiable they never do it with what you realistically have at that point in the game
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Btw I did it undetected, mostly because I have a fair sneak level and great archery
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I CAN NEVER DO THIS QUEST CUZ I CAN KILL ANYONE
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you can get a distraction easier, give a drink to the drunk guy sitting down, it is a bit quicker
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i don't get guards i cant open the trap door?!?!
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I just gave the drunk guy a drink and told him to make a scene
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Why dose the town want to kill me when i return?
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Ugh fuck, none of my stuff showed up in the chest and I overwrote the few previous saves.
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Exactly what happened to me I fortunately had a save when you look for this guy to kill for the red guard women and I chose to side with the guy your supposed to kill (Which is the right decision) And all I had to do was bring the red guard women to the guy, get my 500 gold payment, go kill the dragon, help the guy with some work (for fun) and meet the girl at The Sleeping Giant Inn and do the mission that this guy is showing us but it turns out I didn't have strong enough stuff
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My weapons were not in that thing, what gives?
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My stuff isn't in the chest! Help!
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hey the guards are too tough to fight I thought you could sneak so you are no help
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You can give a drink to the guy that sits down on the bench (same dude who talks to you outside). You can ask him to do you a favour by causing a distraction after handing him the drink.
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I am stuck at the part where I need tp get the trap door key. I kept on dieing there after I killed one of the guard.its so annoying
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Thanks this helped so much <3
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I thought you had to do it stealth so I only gave him my dagger, also the guy on the bench is a much quicker distraction
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Somebody plz tell me what to do. I didn't give the guy any if my stuff by mistake and I ran past the to guards at the beginning and went through the door at the left and it saved and I kept running onto the building it tells you to and it saved again so I'm basically running around with my powers and people chasing me what do I do plz help and I don't know how to exit the mission if it is even possible
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I am stuck at the part where I need tp get the trap door key. I kept on dieing there after I killed one of the guard.its so annoying
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you help my thanks man😁
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This mission was just horrific
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Where is that building
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Why do they have thalmor clothes hidden in that room if you can't do stealth and the potion that helps you sneak
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A much easier way of distracting the guards at the beginning is to talk to the alcoholic sitting down on the left side - once you've given him a drink he'll happily cause the distraction for you with just one chat :-)
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Plz tell me I'm not the only one who can't even pass the first two fucking people that you fight right, because I don't think I have the right equipment and I'm not even trying to be funny I tried everything I could and the furthest I ever got was killing the first person and literally right after the first person died the other killed me I'm done trying I'm gonna ask other people to try. Plz tell if I'm the only one
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you isnt the only one it was pure luck i escaped the mission
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Hahaha, me too, I didn't even bother to kill the frost troll
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Very helpful. Thanks a lot!
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I killed the guy in the cellar and I can't find the key. What do I do?
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I didn't take anything either. So I just ended up stealing all the food I passed by. While you're walking around here steal all the food and drink off the table. In the next part ypu walk through a pantry, steal that food too. Lastly you're in the kitchen. There's alot more food plus an ax by the fore pit. Eat the food to replenish your health and hack with the ax. It worked for me.
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you can just get a drink and give it to the guy on the bench with his arms crossed and ask him to make a distraction for you
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I forgot to ask for gear what do i do?
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hardest mission in the history of skyrim >:{
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My stuff didn't show up and I had really good stuff I had Dawngaurd stuff
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please help i goota problem.. when i open the chest it was empty so what i must do nw ? iam comleatly helpless right nw
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LOL how do i do it if i have no weapons and all my saves and auto saves are from in the cell area?
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Just give guy on the bench a drink and ask him to create a distraction.
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I gave a better idea.give your weapons to your partner to hold m take b it before you talk to malborn.or you can just use your partners weapons etc if it's too late by then.
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They don't go with you.
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+Brittany Owens I agree with you but at that time I couldn't find my stuff in the box so it was better to give it to my partner then leave it with a stranger and it goes missing.
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Or you can just bring the drunk a drink to make a distraction, since he'll do you a favor (which is to make a scene). Faster, IMO.
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If you don't find your stuff in the chest it either means you didn't give malbon your equipment or your done fucked up..sorry
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do you have to kill the frost troll? the rest should be easy for me but frost trolls are hard.
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I forgot to give the elf my money and I had loads . I never got my money back which made me pretty angry...
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I forgot to give Malborn my important stuff and now I'm fucked basically... any help how to defeat at least one guard to get his armor? cause I'm getting 2 of them at once! + I don't feel like starting the game all over again. 
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I'm probably too late but you could just do the console command them and then it will be easy
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Is it wrong just to run past that stupid troll at the end?
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im gettin empty chest what should i do im without weapons  
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omg thank you so much this really helped i was super stuck on this quest
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where did u get da steel armor?
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I Dont have My Stuff In the Chest Can Someone Help?
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