What Do You Hoard In Skyrim?

It's time to be honest about this: we may wax poetic about how we play Elder Scrolls games for the epic quest, the giant map, and the sweeping vistas. But a lot of folks only play the game for the sweet, sweet hoarding. In a world as huge and detailed as that of Skyrim, there are so many things to do, so many quests to undertake… and so many items to pick up and pack away into storage.

The amazing image above, posted on Reddit, shows the work of a player who has taken in-game hoarding to a new high. (Or is it new low? I don't even know anymore.) There are so many baskets! I wonder if each basket has been placed on the head of an NPC.

I only just got around to purchasing some land in Whiterun, and already I've begun to fill the space up with extra junk I've found in my travels. What do I use it to store? Actually, I use it to store the ridiculously burdonsome dragon parts I keep picking up after battles. Each set of dragon bones has 15 weight? The hell? With that kind of weight, I'm surprised I'm not carrying around the entire skeleton. I suppose I also hoard "miscellaneous quests," because: damn. Joel tells me that he hoards books, which I like, as a concept -- certainly sounds more fun than reading them, am I right?

Which makes me wonder: What do you hoard in Skyrim? Anyone got a collection that rivals this one?

I'm a bit of a hoarder. [Reddit]


    What the... wow.

    I've played Oblivion, but I never did anything like this. I bought one house, and then promptly forgot where it was, and went on with the story.

    Am I playing these games wrong??

      I bought all the houses available in Oblivion, fully furnished them and then never used them.

    Here's a fun fact: drop a dragon bone, then pick it up and wave it around. Sounds like a thunderstorm!

    I have heaps of books, weapons, armour and crafting mats sitting in the upstairs chest of my Whiterun home.

    In Fallout 3 my housemate and I went on a mission to get every burnt book we found in the game into the house in Megaton.
    We buried the love heart shaped bed that was on the floor and built a giant messy pile.
    It was a fun diversion to be sure.

      It's teddy bears for me

      I also have a games room where I keep billard balls, toy cars, baseball bats, nuka cola trucks, mitts, etc....

        He/She didn't mean real life items...

    In morrowind and Oblivion I hoarded Helmets, only because they were easy to place on shelves. But in Skyrim I collect bows and books, those book shelves are the greatest addition to house furnishing.

    Hahaha I pissed myself laughing when I saw that picture! Hoarding.. He's doing it right!

    Skytaku, KoRim. Time to change your website name? I play Skyrim too but the amount of drivel about the game on this website is ridiculous.

      It's not dribble mate, it's one of the best selling video games to come out in a VERY long time (Besides Call of duty) and almost every single person that visits this website is extremely in love with it right now.

      They are catering to us, the readers and all the Skyrim articles get heaps of attention otherwise they wouldn't be doing these articles..

      I love Skyrim and I love every single one of these articles!

      They're covering an immensely popular game that an uncommonl large quantity of people are enjoying right now. It's also so immense that there's more than a lot of things to talk about.

      Lighten up.

      Ridiculously /lacking/. MOAR SKYRIM!

    That image is hilarious! Now I want to see what it would look like to have a house filled with gold coins/ingots. (Then someone work on a mod that lets you swim in all of your money while yelling "I'M RICH!")


    I have about 300 potions just piled up in the corner beside the table up the back. That's about the extent of my hoarding.

    I have already hoarded over 300 ruined or burned books - in 7 hours play time... lol

    Bought the house in Whiterun so far, I keep:

    -Food in the barrels under the stairs, for cooking when I want
    -Dragon bones/scales in the chest above the bookshelf in the alchemy room
    -Books in the 2 bookshelves
    -Bounties/papers in the chest next to my bed
    -Gems/ingots/ores/leather in the cupboard next to the fire
    -Special Weapons either on the rack or in the cupboard in the kitchen if I don't need ot or can't disenchant or won't sell them.

    Kinda over the top but can find something quick when I need to!

    Oh and my hired companion who is now my husband is a great pack mule too.

    Not really hoarding per se, but I keep all my Dragon Bones and Scales in my chest in the Arch-Mage's quarters at Winterhold (saving them for armour smithing), along with a ridiculous number of gems and jewellery - mainly because I can never find a vendor with enough gold to afford them. Hell, I've got a the Right Eye of the Falmer (a 5 lb. gemstone worth 2500G) just lying on a shelf somewhere, cos I can't sell it to anyone for it's actual value.

    Anyone know of any rich vendors?

    Heh... very nice.

    I hoard dragon bones, scales and smithing supplies in one cupboard in whiterun, a couple of hundred potions in another. Books on every available shelf. Bounty letters and notes. I have a bowl for all my keys (like...20). I have a barrel in my room in Winterhold college filled with alchemical incredients.... Um...

    I'm sure I've forgotten something...

    I have all kinds of garbage tucked away in the Mages College. Mostly stuff I couldn't be bothered selling. Must have a tonne of jewelry stashed. Good for practicing enchanting.

    i gave away everything i own. now i just run around without my clothes on playing tag with children in whiterun. its kinda creepy that everyone in skyrim is OK with letting a naked magic lizard chasing their kids around town.

      Coffee out of my nose, man! Seriously.


    Is it bad I want to do that with my house now? Maybe daggers, a room filled with a sea of daggers.

    I really don't keep much of anything. Once an item has outlived it's usefulness - weapon or armor, it gets sold. I keep dragon bits and daedra hearts, rarer items fo crafting. I don't keep anything else at all, except for one thing - I have started hoarding sweetcakes.

    It didn't start right away, but the first time I saw one, I wanted it. I have since started buying/thieving every sweetcake my eyes come across. It's developed into a minor sickness that results in me entering every building I come across and searching for sweetcakes.

    I used to buy every single apple I came across in Fable 2 and 3? Does that count?

    Falmer ears

    when i've got enough, i'll clean them and make a wax statue in my honour.

    i like hoarding weapons and empty bottles. its a bad habit carried over from FO:NV


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