Maul (in Riften) - not interested in my unusual gem? (Companions spoiler)

#1StuzsterFAQPosted 11/30/2011 5:45:26 PM
After 'healing' Kodlak and parting him from the beast within, I went to his quarters in Jorrvaskr and found an 'unusual gem' - giving me a miscellaneous quest to take it to some specialist in Riften. So I do that, go to Maul (marked with the active quest marker) - he spouts a load of stuff but none of his dialogue options have anything to do with this gem - is this a glitch, or am I missing something stupidly obvious?

Thanks in advance.
#2LajenfodroPosted 11/30/2011 5:50:04 PM
You have to join the Thieve's Guild, then talk to Vex once you're a full member of the Guild.
She'll explain what the Unusual Gem is.
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#3finchkid_223Posted 11/30/2011 5:51:25 PM
Once you start doing the thief's guild quests you will find out more about the unusual gem.
#4StuzsterFAQ(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2011 5:52:14 PM
So how come the game points me to this guy in Riften, even with the active quest marker on - there's no reference at all to doing what you suggest?
#5LajenfodroPosted 11/30/2011 5:53:26 PM
It might be a glitch, after talking to him I was immediately pointed to the Thieves Guild.
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#6StuzsterFAQ(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2011 5:54:20 PM
Plus, I don't want to join the theives guild - so I'll never know about this bloody gem? I didn't steal it - it was free to take from Kodlaks quarters.
#7romana86Posted 11/30/2011 6:01:48 PM

StuzsterFAQ posted...
Plus, I don't want to join the theives guild - so I'll never know about this bloody gem? I didn't steal it - it was free to take from Kodlaks quarters.

The gem, and 24 others like it, are part of the Thieve's Guild quest that will net you one of the few quest perks (Prowler's Profit). Well worth it imo!

#8eulogyforjudasPosted 11/30/2011 6:02:03 PM
http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Stones_of_Barenziah
If you don't want to join the Thieves Guild, I wouldn't worry about it. You'd have to track them all down for it to be worth it anyways. And finding extra gems while looting isn't really worth the time, IMHO.
#9StuzsterFAQ(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2011 6:08:11 PM
Nice one guys - think I'll take it to Vex tomorrow - if only to clear it from my misc tab - Maul doesn't want to know, screw him!
#10romana86Posted 11/30/2011 6:08:23 PM

eulogyforjudas posted...
http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Stones_of_Barenziah
If you don't want to join the Thieves Guild, I wouldn't worry about it. You'd have to track them all down for it to be worth it anyways. And finding extra gems while looting isn't really worth the time, IMHO.


It is if you're a magpie like me and want a tremendously huge treasure room overflowing with flawless gems!

:D