In my Time of Need is a Skyrim quest that you’ll encounter right at the game’s beginning. It’s not a particularly tough quest. But you’d be surprised by how many players actually forget about it. In this In my Time of Need Skyrim quest guide, we’re going to cover everything there is to know about this quest. Including the options you have as you make your way through it.
In my Time of Need Skyrim Quest Guide
To start this quest, you’ll be encountering the Alik’r warriors in search of a Reguard woman in Whiterun. You can only start it after finishing the main quest ‘Dragon Rising’. After that, you’ll meet the Alik’r warriors on the road out of the town.
They’ll tell you that they’ve been looking for a Redguard woman, who is actually a refugee from Hammerfell. The warriors get into a confrontation with the local guards. Forcing them to leave and wait in Rorickstead. Before they go, while they refuse to answer why they want the woman, they offer payment for her capture.
There’s no marker to lead you to this woman. But if you find Saadia in the Bannered Mare, you’ve found her. when you tell her about the warriors, she gets agitated and asks to speak to you privately.
At this point, you can speak to her privately, or head to Rorickstead and hand in her location for 500 Septims.
Speaking to Saadia sees her reveal that she’s actually nobility from Hammerfell, and she’s on the run. Her name is actually Iman, and was forced to flee after speaking out against the Aldmeri Dominion. She then explains that there’s a prisoner in Dragonsreach who knows where Kematu is, the one leading her assassins. Iif killed, it would cause her assassins to scatter and free her from hiding.
Now players need to head to the Dragonsreach prison. You must speak to the prisoner, pay off their bail, and then get the information you need about Kematu’s location from them. They’ll reveal that he’s in a cave called Swindler’s Den.
Now you need to go to Swindler’s Den and fight through it to Kematu. He won’t attack on sight. He has something to say, and you can side with him or Saadia.
Siding with Kematu sees Saadia captured. You’ll get 500 Septims for this. However, you can side with him, lead Saadia out to be captured, kill Kematu, then claim a reward from Saadia and collect some cash from Kematu.
If you side with Saadia, you’ll just be killing Kematu. The more interesting end to this quest is definitely playing both sides. You can do it as we’ve outlined above, or you could allow Kematu to capture Saadia entirely. Before he leaves, kill him and his men, then use a Calm spell on Saadia because she’ll be very angry. Now you should be able to claim a reward from her as well for a total of 1,000 Septims.
That’s all you need to know about this Skyrim quest. If there’s something that you think we missed, then let us know in the comments.