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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Master Criminal in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Master Criminal39 (20)

Bounty of 1000 gold in all nine holds

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Achievement Guide for Master Criminal

The One Saxton
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The One Saxton
Achievement won on 14 Nov 11
TA Score for this game: 2,147
Posted on 14 November 11 at 16:43, Edited on 03 May 12 at 19:38
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Use Bjorlam's carriage outside of Whiterun Stables to travel to all the major cities. These are Dawnstar, Falkreath, Markarth, Morthal, Riften, Solitude, Windhelm, Winterhold and Whiterun. Once you have traveled there you will be able to fast travel back to them at your leisure.
NOTE: It will cost you 290gold to travel to all the cities.

*At this point it would be wise to create an extra save. This is so you don't have to pay off all your bounty after getting the achievement. It also prevents any important and quests giving NPCs from ending up dead by your hands. Just reload after the achievement has popped.

Then all you need to do is commit a murder in each hold, this can be a guard or a civilian, and make sure there is witness. Once you have done that run away till the music changes, then fast travel to another city. You need to have the bounty in each hold at the same time.
You don't actually need to run away after the kill. If you're quick enough, you can just press B and fast travel before anyone has time to react, and you'll still get the bounty. ~ Thanks to Nekrose for this information.

If you are having trouble. Go on your menu, general stats then down to crimes. Here you can see the bounty for each hold. If the hold isnt on there, then you haven't got a bounty in it.
Which are as follows;
The Pale (Dawnstar)
The Reach (Markarth)
Hjaalmarch (Morthal)
The Rift (Riften)
Haafingar (Solitude)
Eastmarch (Windhelm)

Hope this helps you all :D

EDIT: It seems that this achievement may be glitched for non-english copies of the game.
EDIT: European gamers should now be able to get this achievent with the new 1.4 Patch.
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Achievement won on 15 Oct 16
TA Score for this game: 2,093
Posted on 15 October 16 at 12:33
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Regarding the werewolf solution, I'd like to add that getting the Ring of Hircine from the quest Ill Met by Moonlight allows you additional transformations. You don't have to wait a day to get your power ability back each time in this case. Equip the ring, go to your powers and instead of your beast power, select Hircine's. You can then transform as much as you want without waiting the day. After you return to normal form, equip the Ring again and repeat.
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