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Landowner achievement in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


Buy a plot of land

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How to unlock the Landowner achievement

  • King fiShiZKing fiShiZ278,852
    12 Sep 2012 04 Sep 2012 04 Sep 2012
    45 6 7
    The 5-Step Program to be a Landowner

    Step one: (obviously) buy the Hearthfire DLC
    Step two: achieve Thane Status in one of the following cities: Dawnstar, Falkreath, and Morthal
    Step three: wait for the Courier
    Step four: speak with the Servant of the Jarl (Falkreath: Takla, Morthal: Pactur) and ask them if you can buy a house
    Step five: pay 5000€ and you are a Landowner, Achievement unlocked

    visit the other two cities to get the Land Baron Achievement
    The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimLand BaronThe Land Baron achievement in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim worth 20 pointsBuy three plots of land

    PS: if you need help with the Thane Thing, check out this Link:

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    Shadow XBLSame here, no courier. What gives?
    Posted by Shadow XBL on 15 Mar 13 at 20:32
    Platypus OwlAs SeraphimNeeded said, I achieved this today with Morthal without Thane status. I did the full quest of Investigating the Burned House (I'll save the spoilers) and the Jarl then said I could obtain Thane Status if I would help other people in town (I had done 2 previous Dragon hunts for the town so it said I was at 2/3 completed towards Thane). Either way I was able to buy the land from Aslfur in the other room.

    I never saw a courier at all, I simply was able to buy the land immediately after turning in the last part of the Morthal Burned House questline.
    Posted by Platypus Owl on 21 May 13 at 13:00
    Posted by LadyKillerina on 04 Sep 13 at 03:02
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    04 Sep 2012 04 Sep 2012 04 Sep 2012
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    When you start Skyrim after downloading the Hearthfire DLC, travel to a major city. There you -should- be greeted by a courier who has a letter for you, telling you to visit one of three Jarls (In Falkreath, Dawnstar and Morthal).

    Once you've acquired and read said letter, visit the Jarl. Drop 5000 gold into their pockets and BAM, you've got yourself some land and 10G.

    If the Jarl doesn't have a conversation option for purchasing land, go for something like "I'm looking for work." Then do the job, return, and you should be right as rain.
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    Sly StrategistYou might want to add that you have to do a favor for the Jarl before his steward will sell you a plot of land.
    Posted by Sly Strategist on 04 Sep 12 at 16:19
    KJT CD ACDThanks, will do. :P
    Posted by KJT CD ACD on 04 Sep 12 at 16:23
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