So a lot of Skyrim guides say to start the Thieves Guild quest, but not finish it, because then you get to keep the skeleton key?
And I’m just like ‘WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?’
Like, from a roleplaying perspective.
The Daedric Princes are terrifying and spiteful and vindictive. Boethia has you kill her champion, you know, the guy she liked and who actually had her favor, for seemingly no reason. Why would you anger another Prince and risk having that happen to you?
There’s a reason I don’t summon undead or raise undead; I don’t want Merida to, you know /kill me/.
There’s a reason I do Daedric quests literally as soon as I get them, and it’s not the reward.
There’s a reason why, if Vaermina had been more direct with me and told me to kill Erandur, I would. (But she’s indirect about it, telling me he’ll kill me, which gives me plausible deniability.)
Like, don’t piss off daedric princes, It’s a bad idea. Return the skeleton key.