Houses Guide - Oblivion
This guide for the Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion player houses is an archive of the Oblivion Universe website, now offline.
Table of contents
- Anvil house
- Bravil house
- Bruma house
- Cheydinhal house
- Chorrol house
- Imperial City house house
- Leyawiin house
- Skingrad house
How to buy
To buy the house Anvil, no need to meet the count, it’s a house that is a little special as you’ll quickly realize. You have to go to an inn where you have to talk to a certain Velwyn Benirus. He will then tell you to be in a hurry to sell even at a ridiculous price (you will quickly understand why) and for the amount indicated below, he will sell you the manor Benirus, located a little away from the city center next to the chapel, northeast of Anvil.
Price: 5000 gold coins
Exactly, this is the good part of this mansion, furniture is already there! Only small problem is, the house is half ruined, dark and haunted. To fix it, one thing to do, take a nap in the bed of the first floor! Surprise assured! A nice quest will follow that will allow you to get a brand new and furnished mansion.
Surely the best quality / price of the game!
For 5000 gold coins, you will be entitled to a nice quest, a mansion quite large (about 8 rooms including a large cellar perfect for storing his collections given the sheer number of storage space that can be found), a view enough Friendly from the balcony of the mansion and a typical Anvil style.
How to buy
To buy Bravil’s house, just go to the castle during the opening hours and talk with Count, Regulus Terentius. According to the esteem he has for you, he will sell you or not the house which is not far from the guild of warriors in the extreme south of the city, quite far from the city center.
Price: 4000 gold coins
You will find the furniture of your new house in the store located just south of the castle in the city center. Given the size of the house, there are quite a few kits to buy but against, again, it’s not cheap!
Only one floor belongs to you (the one below). And it is better to say it right away, do not expect luxury.
One could say that it is a bit like the imperial city shack, but larger. You will have the right to two rooms plus a kind of entrance with even a double bed but it will not go further.
How to buy
As usual, a trip to the countess is required!
This time it is Narina Carvain, an imperial that will give you the keys to your new home if she likes you enough. You will find this house close to the main gate of the city (east of the city).
Price: 10,000 gold coins
Again, a little tour at the local merchant is needed as the house is bare without any furniture or light.
So you have to go see a high elf, Suurootan, in his store which is just to the west of your house, at the top of the steps. Again, by adding a price roughly equal to the one you gave for the house without furniture, you can acquire the different kits of furniture.
PS: If you are bad at bargaining, it will cost you more than double the original price.
How to buy
To buy the house of Cheydinhal, it will be necessary to go to the castle (north of the city) and to speak with the count Andel Indarys, which, if he likes you sufficiently and if you have a good reputation, will give you the keys to your new home.
It is located southwest of the city, next to the fighters guild.
Price: 15,000 gold coins
You will find the furniture at the store just north of your house. Talk to Borba who will offer you the different kits for a hefty sum. It is worth buying because once furnished, the house is really nice.
A house in the purest style of Cheydinhal, dark elf style it would appear. Really nice from the outside but it is not huge, much less than the Anvil house for example.
However all this is much better after having fully furnished. The style is rather nice and the interior architecture of the house too. The amount of storage is enough but not huge. There are really no rooms, but the different “compartments” are still well determined.
Finally, the atmosphere created by the lights and decorations is really good. A beautiful house once furnished, well located but maybe a little expensive.
How to buy
For this one, go talk to the Countess of Chorrol (Arriana Valga). You will find her on her throne if you arrive during the day, otherwise you will have to go and get her in bed. Again, if she likes you and you have a good reputation, she will offer you a mansion located in the main square of Chorrol, not far from guilds and the chapel.
Price: 20,000 gold coins
You will be able to find the furniture of your house at Seed-Neeus, an argonian, at a store located just to the left when one enters Chorrol by the south door. Again, plan a lot more money because the different kits are very expensive! But here too, without furniture, the house is not worth much.
A beautiful stone manor house in the center of Chorrol. It is massive, and it’s square shape does not make it the most beautiful house of the game but it still has a certain style. From the inside, nothing to say, it’s very big; servant room, dining room everything is there, you will even be entitled to a suite …
Unfortunately, there are no reserves, it may seem trite since there is still room to store his belongings in the various cupboards / cabinets present but hey, it is remarkable for a house of this cut. Also note the absence of cellar that allows the house of Anvil to stay larger than this one. Then, it is not very warm, indeed, it is so spacious that the furniture does not really fill it which gives an impression of emptiness.
Imperial City house
You must go to the trade Office in the merchants quarter of the Imperial City at opening hours. Once there, talk to Vincia Melisseia who will sell you the house if she likes you enough. Once you have the keys, go to the neighborhood of the port to take possession of your new apartments.
Price: 2000 gold coins
You will find the furniture of your house by going to talk to Sergius Verus after buying the house. You just have to trade with him and you can buy different kits of furniture. His shop is right by the trade office, in the merchant quarter.
Do not expect a palace, it would rather be a modest cabin as you will see on the screens. But once furnished, it becomes very nice to live despite its small size. A house for beginners, or a secondary home in the imperial city for more experienced players.
How to buy
Always the same, go talk to Count Marius Caro who will sell you the house of Leyawiin. For that, go to the castle; he is on his throne from 8 am. He will give you the keys of the house which is located in the district not far from the castle.
Price: 7000 gold coins
You will find the furnishing of your house at the Gundalas store. You will quickly realize that the furniture will not be enough to make your home beautiful but hey, it’s always better than nothing.
Cabin would be a better word for this house. Or rather, luxury cabin.
Indeed, even if it is clearly better than that of the Imperial City and slightly better than that of Bravil, its price is quite repulsive considering what is “offered” to us. Moreover, Leyawiin is badly situated to make it a kind of HQ. The architecture is very bare but it has a certain charm.
Unless you want to settle in Leyawiin or want to buy all the houses of the game, this one is not worth it.
How to buy
You must speak to Shum gro-Yarug, who is the orc butler of the count’s castle.
There is no specific quest to accomplish. If he likes you, he will offer you the manor when you talk to him about buying a house in town. This house is also linked to two quests.
The first quest is to hire a servant, and the second will allow you to have access to all of your manor.
Price: 25,000 gold coins
You will find the furniture of your home by going to talk to Gunder’s shop, after buying the house. You just have to trade with him and you can buy different “kits” of furniture (15 in all).
The house of Skingrad is a very large house east of the city. It also has a small garden at the back, but no door that overlooks this garden.
With a little hindsight, I think I can say that it is by far the best house of the game. A huge surface that is much larger than that of Anvil, a lot of storage including a cellar and windows to expose your trophies (this is the only house that offers windows), a nice interior style that is warmer than Chorrol despite the size. And finally, what about the servant who comes to offer you a bottle of mead homemade or a good share of shepherd’s pie!
So no, really nothing to complain about! It’s just great!