Marriage is a beautiful thing. Finding companionship, building a family, and continuing the long tradition of our ancestors by joining in matrimony with the person you love are some of the many benefits of family life.
But who has the time, resources, (and confidence) to speak to women? Not us gamers!
We prefer to marry video game characters like real men! It’s soo much easier and cheaper! This is why we choose taking an arrow to the knee in Skyrim, not in real life. After all, who wants a real-life arrow rammed into their knee joint, blood splurting everywhere? I know I don’t.
In Skyrim, you’ll find lots of potential partners just dying to propose marriage to you as soon as they spot you rocking an Amulet of Mara. While there are a lot of NPCs you can marry, there are some you can’t.
This includes NPCs that are already committed or suffered through traumatic events. Sapphire is one such NPC that you can’t marry because she doesn’t propose to you even if she spots you wearing an Amulet of Mara.
In this guide, we’ll answer the question, can you marry Sapphire in Skyrim? What are the benefits of marrying Sapphire in Skyrim?
But first, let’s take a look at who Sapphire is in Skyrim and what’s her backstory. Read on to find out!
Who Is Sapphire In Skyrim?
You can find Sapphire on the ground floor of The Bee and The Barb in Riften. She is a Nord woman and a cutthroat member of the Thieves Guild.
No one knows her real name, but she likes to be called ‘Sapphire’. She doesn’t have a huge impact on the faction’s questline and only provides one side quest in Skyrim. Her backstory is extremely intriguing, which makes her a very interesting character in Skyrim.
The Dragonborn DLC elaborates Sapphire’s backstory in Solstheim. Sapphire is always angry, and no one tries to cross her.
It is also noteworthy that Sapphire seems far more ruthless than the other members of the Thieves Guild. Though Brynjolf expressly informs the player that murdering is frowned upon in the Thieves Guild, Sapphire claims she is a lethal swordswoman.
In another line of speech, she informs the player that she severed the hand of a person who deceived her and that she still keeps the severed hand (Is it getting hot in here or is it just me?).
Sapphire has been through a lot at a young age, which is why she’s always defensive and angry. No one knows her real name; she claims she’ll tell the Dragonborn someday, but she doesn’t. If you pickpocket her, you will spot valuable sapphires in her inventory.
Read on to find out about Sapphire’s backstory that led her to be a renegade.
What Happened To Sapphire? – Sapphire’s Secret
As mentioned above, you will find out Sapphire’s backstory after gaining access to Solstheim in the Dragonborn DLC.
As a young kid, Sapphire lived with her parents on a pig farm, and they were extremely poor. One day, bandits raided the farm, murdered her defenseless parents, kidnapped her, and captured her. She was repeatedly abused and tortured during her captivity with the bandits.
It took Sapphire a lot of time and persistence to gain the trust of her captors, and she finally killed them all by slitting their throats while they were asleep.
Sapphire’s kidnappers were dead; therefore, she was finally free. She didn’t return back to her family’s farm because the bandits destroyed it, and there was nothing there for her. There’s no telling what she did next, but she made her way to Skyrim. Sapphire eventually joined the Dark Brotherhood but left when Brynjolf convinced her to join the Thieves Guild.
After years, her biological father Glover Mallory, brother of Delvin Mallory saw her in Riften, but he was too afraid to face her, so he escaped to Solstheim, where the Dragonborn meets him.
In Glover’s home, you’ll find a letter that explains the entire story of Glover and his relation to Sapphire. Glover is her real father, but he fled before she was born; he came back to see her 15 years later, only to find the farm was burnt and plundered by bandits.
Glover was astonished to find Sapphire in the Thieves Guild many years later. He states that she looks just like her mother. However, he was unable to tell her the truth, so he fled once again, this time all the way to Solstheim.
The player has the option to give the letter to Sapphire. She will be startled to learn that her mother never informed her about it. Nonetheless, she will express her gratitude and gift the player with an Exquisite Sapphire, one of the costliest gems in the game.
She remembers the guild as it was before its downfall; therefore, she was presumably a member for a while before the Dragonborn came. Sapphire tells the player she will tell them her real name someday, but she never does.
Read on to find out how you can marry Sapphire in Skyrim.
How To Marry Sapphire In Skyrim?
Sapphire’s mysterious backstory and her character’s feistiness have charmed many Skyrim nerds. After learning about marrying NPCs, I’m sure many players ran straight to Sapphire wearing an Amulet of Mara.
Unfortunately, members of the Thieves Guild are not up for grabs. As I mentioned above, NPCs that are committed or traumatized don’t show romantic interest in the Dragonborn.
You cannot marry Sapphire in Skyrim (not in the usual way, anyway). But you can, however, mod the game and make Sapphire your wife.
- Download the Marriageable Sapphire mod.
- Copy the mod files to your Skyrim data folder.
- Play the game and engage in dialogue with Sapphire.
- If you haven’t already done the Sapphire, and Shadr side quest, then engage in dialogue with Shadr as well as he mentions his debt.
- Go back to Sapphire, wearing an Amulet of Mara, and you’ll have a dialogue option to marry her.
- I now pronounce your Dragonborn and Nord-thief with anger management issues.
Now that you’ve married the love of your life, let’s check out the benefits of marrying Sapphire and whether it unlocks any special missions.
What are the benefits of marrying Sapphire?
After marrying Sapphire, she’ll offer you to move into her home. You will get home-cooked meals every day.
Since the marriage is carried out through mods, you won’t have any new dialogues or missions from Sapphire. She’ll continue as her usual angry and ruthless self we all love.
You’ll get multiple blessings, including “The Bond Of Matrimony” and “Lover’s Comfort” resting bonus when you sleep in the same home as Sapphire.
Sapphire is a killable character in the game, but after marriage, she becomes indestructible, making her an extremely valuable follower.
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