You now have entered the ratway which basically looks like a cave from where you are. All you have to do is follow the tunnels until you get to a place called the Ragged Flagon. Be careful, just around the first corner there are two lowlifes/bandits. See if you can sneak up behind one of them and use whatever spell or “tool” you have equipped, this will be good practice. Once you have taken them out continue through the ratway until you reach a hole with a bridge that has not yet been lowered. Jump down the hole and continue through the ratway. There are two more lowlifes so watch out.
Eventually you will reach a door that says: to the Ragged Flagon. Go through this door and look for Brynjolf. Once you find him I think he will speak to you, so you don’t have to press “E” on him. Brynjolf will speak to you for a while and then tell you to follow him. Follow him through the doors and into the Ragged Flagon Cistern. In the middle of the room is a man named Mercer Frey. Mercer Frey is a very grumpy/cranky man, but just listen to him. He will talk to you about a bee farm which is situated on an island within swimming distance from Riften. Mercer Frey will then inform you that you can speak to one of the other members of the guild who previously tried this mission but failed. I think this is also the point where you get your first set of thieves’ guild armour, which personally I think looks really awesome. Once you have spoken to all the people you need to you can set out to do the mission.
When you leave the underground thieves’ guild you don’t have to take the same way you came in that first time ever again. In the Ragged Flagon Cistern you will see a ladder; you may now leave and enter through this way. Once you go up the ladder there is a pull chain on the wall. Pull this chain and wait for the door to open. Once it is open pull it again and quickly run out of there, you are now back in the city of Riften.
Thank you for reading my Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Walkthrough part 2.
Also see Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Walkthrough part 1
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