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Skyrim:Striking the Heart

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SR-qico-Miscellaneous.png Assassinate a leader of the Silver Hand.
Quest Giver: Aela
Location(s): Radiant
Prerequisite Quest: The Silver Hand
Next Quest: Stealing Plans or Blood's Honor
Reward: Leveled Gold
ID: CR09
A Silver Hand Leader in Orotheim

Radiant Options

Quick Walkthrough

  1. Talk to Aela in Whiterun.
  2. Travel to the designated hideout.
  3. Kill the Silver Hand leader.
  4. Return to Aela.

Detailed Walkthrough

At the end of The Silver Hand, you and Aela discover Skjor dead on the ground. You and Aela start your own personal vendetta by assassinating a Silver Hand leader at a radiant location.

All of the radiant locations contain good loot. See the appropriate location's page, listed above, to find out where the loot is. There are a lot of Silver Hand, though, and the leader is often a lot harder to kill. Once the leader is dead (explore the location like you would in a regular dungeon or camp) return to Aela in Jorrvaskr, and she will give you leveled gold and start the next quest, either Retrieval or Stealing Plans.


Levels Reward
1-9 100
10-19 150
20+ 300


  • This quest uses the Radiant Quest System to randomly generate a target location and waypoint for the objectives. In some cases the waypoint will lead to a random spot adjacent to the designated quest location. This is caused when you have previously killed the Silver Hand leader.

Quest Stages

Striking the Heart (CR09)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 We've heard rumors of a Silver Hand lieutenant camped at <Alias=Camp>. With <Alias.PronounObj=CampBoss> dead, their forces should weaken.
Objective 10: Assassinate the Silver Hand leader
20 I killed the Silver Hand leader at <Alias=Camp>.
Objective 20: Return to Aela
200 Finishes quest
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 1, 100.