Oblivion:Tahm Blackwell

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Tahm Blackwell
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Added by Thieves Den
Location Dunbarrow Cove
Race Imperial Gender Male
Level 10 Class Rogue
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Available 8am-8pm every day
Training Trainer (Advanced)Security (Advanced) Security, Advanced (75)
Gold 100 Mercantile Apprentice (44)
Sells Potions of Magnification, Open scrolls
Spells Alteration SpellsRestoration Spells
Other Information
Health 98 Magicka 132
Respons. 5 Aggress. 5
Essential Always
Faction(s) Dunbarrow Faction
Tahm Blackwell in Dunbarrow Cove

Tahm Blackwell is an Imperial rogue who is included with the "Security Expert" upgrade that you can purchase for 1000 gold from Dahlia Rackham for Dunbarrow Cove.

He wears a brown shirt, light brown linens and a pair of rough leather shoes. He is armed with a fine steel cutlass and carries a copy of the Guide to Anvil and some crab meat.

The related upgrade also includes a "Training Chest" that can be used to effectively train your Security skill: it has a Hard Lock that immediately locks again every time it is successfully opened. This is where Tahm spends most of his time (8am to 8pm) standing and reading, in the northwest corner of the main cave (near the entrance from Smuggler's Cave).

He sells the unique Potions of Magnification and standard Open scrolls. The Restoration spells he sells are also unique. Additionally, he provides training in Security up to level 75. Despite being able to sell plenty of them, the only spells Tahm can actually use are Open Very Easy Lock and Minor Fortify Security.


He sells the following spells:

Spell Name Level Cost Effects
Open Very Easy Lock Novice 7 Open Very Easy Lock (7 pts) on Target
Open Easy Lock Apprentice 29 Open Easy Lock (20 pts) on Target
Open Average Lock Journeyman 72 Open Average Lock (40 pts) on Target
Open Hard Lock Expert 176 Open Hard Lock (80 pts) on Target
Minor Fortify Security* Novice 14 Fortify Security 5 pts for 30 secs on Self
Wraithwind* Apprentice 28 Fortify Sneak 5 pts for 30 secs on Self
Fortify Security 5 pts for 30 secs on Self
Major Fortify Security* Apprentice 34 Fortify Security 10 pts for 30 secs on Self
Greater Fortify Security* Journeyman 124 Fortify Security 20 pts for 45 secs on Self
Greater Wraithwind* Journeyman 68 Fortify Sneak 10 pts for 30 secs on Self
Fortify Security 10 pts for 30 secs on Self

* Indicates spells which cannot be purchased from anyone else, though spells with the same effects at different magnitudes can be purchased elsewhere.