This method is completely legitimate and does not require any glitching, cheats or exploits. If you want to earn money and you want to play legitimately this is the guide for you.
- Transmute Spell
- Game progress up to Whiterun
- About 100 Gold
- Enough damage to fight through some basic enemies
- About 5000 Gold plus (Merely to speed up the process a lot)
And that’s about it. You might think that sounds like a lot, but in this guide I will explain where you can obtain all of the above in less than an hour. Sounds good? Read on…
Firstly you will need to obtain the Transmute spell tome/book. You can find this in Halted Stream camp. To get to Halted Stream camp you need to go up on the map from Whiterun, it should be the first camp you come across. If you can’t find it follow the stream. This is what the camp looks like:
Inside the camp you will find four bandits which aren’t particularly hard to kill. If you’re having trouble however you can quite easily sprint past them and enter the door to the mine.
Beware of the rock trap almost immediately after you enter the mine. Once inside you will come across a bandit, this bandit is easy to kill and he is carrying a key to open the door into the main complex. There are also lots of iron ore veins in Halted Stream camp, two of these are in this first area.
After killing the bandit open the door and head down the passage, you will enter a large room with a mammoth carcass. At the far left of the room next to a table there is a bandit chief, beware of this character as he is tougher than the rest of the bandits you have already met. Also in this area are two more bandits. After dispatching these bandits you can go up to the table where the chief was stood. As you enter the room, to the left. On this table is the spell tome: Transmute
The next step is to learn the spell, this can be used at any level even though it’s an adept spell. It will cost roughly 87/88 magicka to cast each time.
Now onto the money part!
Go to Whiterun and buy as much iron ore as possible. You should now start casting transmute to turn these ores into silver ores or gold ores. It’s your choice, however a silver ore will always be turned into a gold ore before a iron to a silver. This means if you want to keep silver ore you must drop or store your silver ore as you go along. You can now craft and sell jewelery or simply sell the silver/gold ore back to the vendor for an easy profit.
If you have around 5000 gold head to Dragonsreach and talk to the mage there. Buy some of his alteration gear. I recommend adept or apprentice robes of alteration. A circlet of alteration is findable in the camps around the Whiterun area.
Thanks for reading!
Written by: Luther