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Need a few spare septims? I got the cure right here.
~ Vex
If I see Frey, I'll pluck his eyes from his skull with my bare hands!
~ Vex when Mercer Frey's betrayal was discovered.

Vex is a thief and a member of the Thieves Guild in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. She is one of the staff in the Thieves Guild, along with Delvin Mallory, Mercer Frey and Brynjolf. In Loud and Clear, it is revealed that Vex failed to infiltrate Goldenglow Estate because the owner hired mercenaries. She barely escaped with her life.

She was voiced by Kari Wahlgren.


Vex is known to be arrogant. This is seen when first meeting her. Vex is known as the best infiltrator of the Thieves Guild and demands that The Dragonborn does not even think about replacing her.If The Dragonborn speaks to Vex without accepting any jobs from her, she will be annoyed. If The Dragonborn decides against taking a job when offered, or quits a job before completion, she will also be frustrated.

However, if The Dragonborn is the leader of the Thieves Guild and refuses or quits a job, she shows no frustration, implying The Dragonborn may have earned her respect. Vex is also somewhat short-tempered, which shows when Mercer Frey's betrayal sees the light. She loses her cool and unsheathes her dagger saying that she will kill Frey.


Thieves Guild Questline

Loud and Clear

When Mercery Frey and Brynjolf send The Dragonborn to steal from Goldenglow Estate's safe, The Dragonborn can speak with Vex for advice about how to infiltrate the estate. Vex will acknowledge that she failed the job and that Aringoth, the estate's owner, nearly tripled the guard and claimed that there were at least eight mercenaries. She advises The Dragonborn to use the sewer tunnel in the northwest part of the estate's island. Doing this is optional.

The Pursuit

Once Mercer Frey's betrayal is discovered, Vex loses her temper and says she will kill Frey. After the rest of the guild staff calm her down Brynjolf orders Vex to watch for Frey; see if he returns. Brynjolf tells The Dragonborn to infiltrate Frey's house to find any clues where he went. Brynjolf also states that Frey has a guard named Vald, and that Vex and Vald were once in a relationship. Vex can be asked how to get on Vald's good side to coax him to let The Dragonborn enter Frey's house. Vex says that The Dragonborn will have to buy him off.

Other Appearances

Drowned Sorrows

The Dragonborn is tasked with tracking down an Isabelle Rolaine who ran off with Vex who tells The Dragonborn that Rolaine wanted to become a thief when questioned. Vex told Rolaine she was not cut out for thievery, but Rolaine was persistent and Vex pointed her to Hobs Fall Cave for unknown reasons.

No Stone Unturned

The Dragonborn finds an unusual gem and brings it to Vex for appraisal. She explains the gem is a stone of Barenziah and there are 24 in all. She refuses to buy the stone unless The Dragonborn finds all 24. Once The Dragonborn finds all 24, she directs them to Tovald's Cave to find the crown of Barenziah. She explains that the crown is a paragon of the Thieves Guild which influences their luck and that she can restore it once she has everything. Once the crown is retrieved, she restores the paragon.

The Burglary Job

Vex tasks The Dragonborn to break into a house and steal a certain item. If The Dragonborn kills a resident or gets arrested, he/she forfeits pay.

The Shill Job

Vex tasks The Dragonborn to plant false evidence in someone's house. If a resident is killed, or The Dragonborn gets arrested, his/her pay is forfeited.

The Sweep Job

Vex has The Dragonborn steal three items from someone's house. Killing a resident or getting arresting causes The Dragonborn to forfeit their pay.

The Heist Job

Vex hires The Dragonborn to break into someone's strongbox and steal the valuables inside. The Dragonborn forfeits pay if he/she kills a resident or gets arrested.



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