How To Keep The Skeleton Key?

After you get the perk, return the Skeleton Key to Twilight Spechuler.

There’s no penalty for keeping the key, except that you can’t continue the guild questline.

You don’t get kicked out – rather, like most missions in Skyrim, you have virtually unlimited time to complete a quest.

Can you restore the Thieves Guild and keep the skeleton key?

2 Answers. If you are just looking to do the special takeover quests for Delvin Mallory that give the Thieves’ Guild back its old prominence and control in the major holds, then yes, you can do that without completing the main Thieves’ Guild questline and giving back the Skeleton Key.

Should I return Skeleton Key?

It is recommended to not return the Skeleton Key until either reaching the Unbreakable lockpick perk, or are able to become the Thieves Guild Guildmaster, as the Skeleton Key must be returned to do that. After the completion of this quest, a shrine to Nocturnal will appear in the Thieves Guild Cistern.

Does using the skeleton key increase lockpicking?

The Skeleton Key can be used like a regular lockpick and can be kept indefinitely, provided it’s never returned to the Twilight Sepulcher, during the mission “Darkness Returns.” In addition, the Lockpicking skill will still increase when a lock is opened (removed in patch 1.4, back by 1.9).

What do you get if you return the skeleton key?

As you know, if you return the key, you can get 1 out of 3 powers, but if you keep the key, it’s unbreakable lockpick.