Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Achievements

Land Baron

Buy three plots of land  

There are three new plots available in this DLC at Dawnstar, Falkreath and Morthal. To puchase the lots, you need to be in good standing with the Jarl of each city (which may require completing quests) and pay 5000 Gold.

The plot of land in Farkreath seems to have the most issues that may arise and prevent the ability to buy the plot. The most common fix is to complete the pending quests listed here to receive the radiant quests that will then put you in good standing with the Jarl. Further troubleshooting can be found here if this does not work for you.

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Comment #1 by mitcho2013
Saturday, September 01, 2012 @ 11:54:36 PM

How much is each plot of land suppose to be?

Comment #2 by Proper Ryan
Sunday, September 02, 2012 @ 12:11:04 PM

maybe each plot has a different value.

Comment #3 by mitcho2013
Sunday, September 02, 2012 @ 09:18:13 PM

seems right

Comment #4 by fatlesstexas66
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:10:02 PM

I hope there is more then three plots of land

Comment #5 by AtomicGally
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:20:27 PM

im guessing there will be a plot of land in all holds looking forward to it :D biggest house going to be in most valuable plot of land

Comment #6 by Welsh
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 06:14:51 AM

It's been confirmed that only 3 holds will contain purchasable land.

Comment #7 by combicoilag
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 01:08:30 PM

Falkreath, Morthal, and Dawnstar, all 3 cost $5000 gold a piece

Comment #8 by combicoilag
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 01:10:35 PM

oh and you had to have finished some of the quests for the jarl in each of the three, otherwise the steward won't offer the plot.

Comment #9 by Maiyku
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 03:36:53 PM

#8 is correct. I couldn't get the Jarl of Dawnstar to sell me a plot of land so I went and killed a giant that he wanted dead. Upon completion of the quest the option to become his Thane appeared as well as the option to buy the land plot. So if you're having the same problem I did, then just do a quest or two for the Jarl and it should become available :)

Comment #10 by sumthingchronic
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 04:01:22 PM

@8&9 Yup, took me awhile to figure that out myself, just trying to get the quests out the way now

Comment #11 by GettinxFilthy
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 05:20:49 PM

I bought two of the lands, the one from Dawnstar and Morthal. I cant get the one from Falkreath tho for some reason. i tried to see if theres any quests for the Jarl there but theres nothing to do and no options of any quests to take.

Comment #12 by bloodmassacre
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 05:44:12 PM

#11 Try taking black-briar mead to the Jarl of Falkreath. It's a quest that shows up in the miscellaneous section and can be easily overlooked.

Comment #13 by Jedi Joey Berry
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 08:02:38 PM

Im going to try that, I can't get the people of Falkreath to sell me that land either.

Comment #14 by Jedi Joey Berry
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 09:00:58 PM

nope, nothing will work for me in Falkreath, its really annoying.

Comment #15 by xUnseenx
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 09:35:35 PM

Just wanted to help out.

For the ability to purchase the three plots of land. You must be a Thane for Dawnstar and Morthal. To be able to get the land for Falkreath, you must complete the quest for the Jarl of Falkreath and give him black briar mead. Make sure you have no other radiant quests in your quest log to accept this quest.

Go to to find a list of radiant quests so you can rule out some, I will tell you I got stuck here as well but realized I had a radiant quest from ages ago (sadly meaning I missed other radiant quests because of this.)

Hope this helps.

Comment #16 by Jedi Joey Berry
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:41:21 PM

Thanks, I did all the quests and still nothing. Then I checked my misc, and there it was. I feel pretty dumb.

Comment #17 by Jedi Joey Berry
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 11:32:26 PM

And it still hasn't worked for me.

Comment #18 by Jedi Joey Berry
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 11:44:48 PM

Nevermind! It hella worked. I just had a bandit camp leader that need to be killed. Went killed him turned it in. Went back to falkreath and new quest was given to me by the stewart. This all would be easily avoided by just keeping up on your quests.

Comment #19 by grantandsherri
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 07:31:23 AM

Morthal, Dawnstar and Falkreth are the places ytou get the plots from. You can get the courier to give you the letter or, become thane of the provence. that is easy to do since most of the previous quests i had helped the people out. as soon as you buy the last land deed you get the achievement. cost it 15,000 gold. 5,000 per deed.

Comment #20 by Roose91
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 09:27:13 AM

Because I became Thane of Falkreath before doing the Assassination on Helvard for the DB, the Thane's disposition is now permanently too low for me to buy the land. What an absolute steaming pile of shit they have released once again. Put 200+ hours into this game and they consistently release broken shite. Why put the stupid disposition barrier in place to buy it FFS!?

Comment #21 by Angelic Creed
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 12:55:51 PM

Still can get this. I'm the Thane in all three towns; I've hunted down dragons, giants, and bandits for each Jarl, and I've completed random quests for the residents of each town. Across 3 different save games I can only obtain 1 plot of land with the remaining two stewards refusing to sell the other 2 plots. I have sided with the stormcloaks and the imperials, however on my 3rd save game I never completed the civil war quests. On a side note, I started a 4th save game and during my first visit to Whiterun I got the note to buy land in Falkreath even though I've never been there.

Comment #22 by RobertWarner
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 04:26:13 PM

just got my 1st glitch cheevo of heartfire bought the land built the house no cheevo pop up!!!! damn!

Comment #23 by RobertWarner
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 04:27:47 PM

should also have said this would have been my 3rd house

Comment #24 by RobertWarner
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 05:00:31 PM

silly me YOU have to have all of the house not the interior completed that means all 3 wings on all 3 houses

Comment #25 by Angelic Creed
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 11:46:37 AM

Oh! Sometimes you have to ask to buy a house and then the steward will say that no houses are available but they have land for sale! It didn't occur to be to ask them about buying a house instead of land.

Comment #26 by Angels N Skins
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 01:06:17 AM

For those having a hard time even getting quests in Falkreath like I did.
I can confirm that this works. If you clear those particular quests then the Jarl gives you a quest to get black-briar mead so make sure you have some of that as well.

Comment #27 by masterlil123
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 05:11:38 PM

Ive got trouble with morthal who do i go and do work for ?

Comment #28 by TheSipuli91
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 02:32:32 PM

@26, that trick works for some people who obviously don't have the requirements to buy that land. However, there are some of us who are already thanes of Falkreath with all those and even more quests done yet we don't have the option to buy the land plot. I'm guessing it has something to do with killing the Jarl's housecarl for Brotherhood...

Comment #29 by masamune32
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 08:04:05 PM

Well I found out my problem, thank you #26...

turns out I have this stuck in my quest log and broken

Getting an Amulet of Arkay for Torbjorn Shatter-Shield in Windhelm

Won't be getting this achievement... fuggin great.

Comment #30 by robpears
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 11:50:12 AM

This quest glitched on me

and therefore I cannot get the last two achievements for 3 houses/land

Comment #31 by Dragonlord 147
Friday, October 05, 2012 @ 12:14:25 AM

I personally don not like that if joined the dark brotherhood you killed the housecarl of falkenreach you cannot buy the land because the ruler of that district DOESN'T HIRE ANOTHER ONE! Unless they patch that everyone who has done that mission must now create a new character and buy all two land pots again with that other one and rebuild two houses just to make their last one for this achievement.

Comment #32 by LordBern
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 11:02:37 AM

I had the same problem that other people had above. I had 'locked' quests that couldn't be finished in my misc quests AND I had completed the Brotherhood quest line. All I did was to keep going to Falkreath and Dawnstar and checking with either the current Jarl or their steward or whomever is their 'right-hand' person. Help them out (killing bandit leaders, dragons, etc) and they WILL eventually offer the land to you. Check back 24-48 hours after each quest completion and eventually you will run out of quests and they will like you enough to offer the land (sometimes they'll offer a house but when you check with the steward or whomever, they offer the land). Patience seemed to be key for me as I just kept checking back with the three different cities and Jarls and eventually it came. And I

Comment #33 by LordBern
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 11:11:41 AM

(oops)...was offered land in Windhelm by the new Jarl (the one who replaces Skald?) and was told to talk to his steward. But the option never came up as an option. Glitched?

Comment #34 by xDSimpson15
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 11:53:05 AM

how do recieve the letters from the jarls faster ive had the add on for 2 weeks now and ive only had 1 letter and its on my newest account that has next to no money. my 1st account has 300,000 gold and i haven't received any letters on that account.

Comment #35 by MR SALTINE786
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 05:17:20 PM

I'm thane of Dawnstar but there is no option to buy a plot of land... anyone else having this problem?

Comment #36 by MR SALTINE786
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 07:01:42 PM

is it because i have a different Jarl? Can i get the achievement?

Comment #37 by an94recks
Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 07:42:46 PM

I also was having problems becoming thane but I skipped that whole process. I just talked to the stewards and they sold me the land. I have no housecarl though which is kinda lame..

Comment #38 by Oi x MurninBird
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 08:23:16 PM

ive built houses for both falkreath and morthal but cant do it for dawnstar! how do i get the missions to get land from the stewards of dawnstar???

Comment #39 by Oi x MurninBird
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 07:10:46 AM

i've found waking nightmare and every time i save it, my xbox freezes! has this happened to anyone else?

Comment #40 by Oi x MurninBird
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 10:48:10 PM

@32 what do you mean when you say check back 24-48 hours?

Comment #41 by King Da Kang
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 08:17:21 AM

im sorry but bethsda should have recognized this when they made this for consoles and fixed it.

Comment #42 by Achievementcharlie
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 01:35:00 PM

I can't buy a plot of land from Dawnstar. I think you may have to get rid of the jarl Skald of Dawnstar. I believe this can be done by joining the imperials and completing the quests.

Comment #43 by JesseP1234
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 10:21:46 AM

DO NOT DO THE DARK BROTHERHOOD IF YOU PLAN ON BUYING FALKREATH HOUSE, you will not be able to and thus missing this achievement, I completed the DB before downloading the dlc and since the steward is dead i cant buy a house

Comment #44 by xX Jdav88 Xx
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 09:32:46 AM

i can confirm that you CAN get the house in Falkreath after completing the dark brother hood quests. Before completing Hail Sithis i had only been to Falkreath once and that was to kill the thane. once you kill the thane, the Jarl will no longer like you. But if you have not started the civil war quests or you are a Storm Cloak, once you have liberated Falkreath hold, the Jarl and stewart will be replaced, and there will be a new thane. He is much more friendly, and may ask you to find something in a cave, as well as help 3 people in the hold which is easy and then POOF you can now buy land in Falkreath if you talk to the new steward who is an old lady that used to be the maid

Comment #45 by xGeegx
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 10:19:50 PM

Just to let everyone know, I was missing just the Dawnstar plot of land. I talked to everyone and nothing doing. This link gave me solutions to my problems and it has solutions to the other two cities as well. It worked PERFECTLY for me after I did what it said.

Comment #46 by Driftwood83
Thursday, May 09, 2013 @ 06:43:47 PM

Dawnstar - Went to the Jarl, asked for work and did one quest for him. I then had the option to buy the plot, took 10-15 minutes.

Morthal - Had to ask the Jarls husband Aslfur for work 4-5 times and did those quests for him. Then talked to the Jarl and did a quest for her called "lied to rest" or something like that. Then once that was complete I could buy the plot of land. Took about an hour to do all the quests for this plot.

Havent done the Falkreath one yet, taking a break. I find the quests I had to do for the first two plots pretty boring.

Comment #47 by TirelessFiver
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 11:01:50 AM

I cannot get the Falkreath land plot. However, has anyone tried talking tot the innkeeper? She appears to give the radiant quests for Falkreath then you turn into Telka. I've done one so far and hope the radiant quests reset once a (in game) day. Will post what happens. I have completed pretty much every quest in game minus the Dragonborn DLC.

Comment #48 by mosin360
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 @ 07:55:47 PM

You buy the land from Aslfur for in the town of Morthal. He is the Jarl's husband in the next room.

Comment #49 by mosin360
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 @ 09:34:19 PM

For my Falkreath experience. The jarl and his chick would talk but offer no quests. Nothing in my log either. Talked to the innkeeper who gave me a quest to kill a giant. Did that then the jarl asked for that mead which I gave to him. Then he gave me the kill the bandit leader. After that I was able to buy land.

Comment #50 by gsanch
Thursday, September 05, 2013 @ 09:56:00 PM


Comment #51 by jamesypoo
Saturday, December 14, 2013 @ 07:49:54 PM

I was able to get the Falkreath and Dawnstar plots, but I am having troubles getting the Morthal plot.

Comment #52 by MaraJEWana94
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 01:22:04 PM

Fable much

Comment #53 by Brianchris
Sunday, November 23, 2014 @ 12:09:47 PM

Falkreath plot only one I could get, other two won't work

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