Achievement: Returned the thieves guild to its former glory glitched?

So I just got done beating the main quest line for the Thieves guild and I didn't get this Achievement. So I started to look around online some people say you have to do over 40 side jobs with them but I've done a lot and still no achievement, but then I notice the lady you can sell stolen goods asks me to turn in one of my guild armor well I sold it all and I can't even sell or buy anything from her! Some one said to get the achievement you have to turn in all your guild armor for the better armor and then achievement will unlock! I do not know if this is true or not but if it is this sucks for me unless anyone know where to find some more of the thieve guild armor? Just giving people a heads up don't sell that armor it might make this glitch happen. I'm going to go ahead and do more side jobs hopefully it will unlock if not I will have to get it with a other char.


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 28 Applies to:

One with the Shadows - 30

Returned the Thieves Guild to its former glory

In order to get this achievement you have to do enough side missions (and then a main mission for each of the 4 major cities) for the Thieves Guild, namely Delvin and Vex, so you can restore the Thieves Guild to its former glory. It’s basically a matter of doing a set of mundane jobs throughout the cities of Skyrim until the guild catches someone’s eye there, then doing the main mission in that city. There’s a lot of tooing and froing to be done here, so don’t say you haven’t been warned – remember as well, pick two missions up at a time (one from each Delvin and Vex) and then drop them off two at a time.

By my reckoning, you have to do around 40 smaller quests overall (well, that’s how many I did), as well as 4 bigger quests in the 4 major cities (not Riften) – these 4 missions will be given to you while you do the smaller quests at various intervals. It’s 350 gold a mission to start with, 400 later on and they are quick and relatively easy (except the Bedlam stuff), but yes, it’s boring as sin!

The types of mission are:


The Numbers Job – forge a specific ledger.

The Fishing Job – pickpocket a specific item.

The Bedlam Job – steal 500 gold of goods from one city.


The Burglary Job – steal a specific something from someone’s house.

The Shill Job – plant a specific stolen object in someone’s house.

The Sweep Job – steal a series of specific valuable items from someone’s house.

The Heist Job – steal from a shop.

Then you’ll have to do the following quests in each city:

- Imitation Amnesty – Whiterun.

- Silver Lining - Markarth.

- Windhelm – Summerset Shadows

- The Dainty Sload – Solitude

Then finally:

- Under New Management – Speak to Brynjolf to start this bad boy when you have done the other 4 main quests.

Yeah, it’s a pain in the @@@ in truth and super boring – talk about cheaply artificially extending the length of the guild – but it has to be done… it helps towards the 100,000 gold achievement anyway, plus a few of the other more sinister achievements.