The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Trophies
Escape from jail

I simply went to Solitude, pickpocketed someone, got caught and submitted, saying take me to jail. When in jail, in the back corner of the room you can activate some loose rubble and it’ll create a hole that’ll allow you to escape ridiculously easily. Probably the easiest trophy in the game!

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 Comment #1 by Klis
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 09:33:50 AM

Is getting thrown in jail a common (if you're bad) element in Elder Scrolls? Or is this somehow story related?

 Comment #2 by Mike0113
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 02:38:26 PM

If you so much as move a fork (I'm not kidding), you could in theory have the guards chase you across the entire map forever unless you pay off your bounty or go to jail.

 Comment #3 by Mike0113
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 02:40:47 PM

At least, in Oblivion anyway.

 Comment #4 by ShackledDreams
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 03:12:58 PM

Heh, hectically breaking out of jail is a common theme in the Elder Scrolls series. You seem to do it at least the beginning...of every game. Regardless, as said by Mike, you'll be thrown in jail for the smallest of indiscretions making this likely one of the easiest trophies to obtain.

 Comment #5 by Winter324
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:51:58 AM

You'll want you lockpick skills to be amazing before attempting to get this trophy. You can get out of the cell pretty easy, but getting your stuff back and getting out with only one lockpick to do all three is impossible.

 Comment #6 by azmodan85
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 10:36:10 AM

You can also pickpocket the key from a passing guard that's how I did

 Comment #7 by Robotronfiend
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 03:31:03 PM

1) Save game
2) Do something and get arrested in SOLITUDE
3) Interact with loose rubble in corner of the cell.
4) Escape
5) After trophy pops, reload earlier save and continue (so you don't have to get your gear back)

 Comment #8 by younghastings
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 03:53:56 PM

just to say this guide fails to mention the fact that buy breakign out of prison you loose all your loot. im stuck now with all my daedric armour locked in a chest and i cant get it out. someone needs to add this to the guide

 Comment #9 by alucardrift
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 04:43:41 PM

If you are worried about loosing items you can drop all of your items in the chest at your house (White run if you bought the house), Do something to get arrested, use a dragon shout on a guard if you break your lockpick (the guard will open the cell door to attack you. and then just run for dear life and equip a healing spell to help to keep you alive on your way out of the city.

 Comment #10 by Naberios
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 06:44:38 AM

@8 Read the previous posts. 1) You could load a previous game(if you don't save a lot, you shouldn't be playing an Elder Scrolls game). or 2) You could pick pocket a guard in the jail to get the key to the chest.

@9 The only jail that doesn't have an escape spot(some have a grate in the floor that opens) is in Markarth(I believe), so there's no reason to piss the guards off even more and go running through town in your underwear.

 Comment #11 by ColdyLocks
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 12:45:36 AM

If you decide to do this without saving before, the guards take all your stuff. if you want it back, remember to check the prisoner belongings chest in the jail

 Comment #12 by Scarecz
Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 08:47:24 AM

Escape through the secret exit or do time and get...unholy things done to you.

 Comment #13 by Gunter188
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 06:15:27 PM

I think this was as easy as stealing candy back from a baby lol

 Comment #14 by Ryboutnowfunksoubrova
Monday, June 18, 2012 @ 05:35:48 PM

pretty sure you get a unbreakable lock-pick from the thieves guild do this why the lock-pick is still in your possession

 Comment #15 by NeedlesKane
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 03:15:12 PM

go to jail break out quit w/ out save

 Comment #16 by KimenKroi
Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 03:50:19 PM

i think i got this one when i was escaping a jail mine in a quest or something
at least i didn't have to use lockpicks as i recall

 Comment #17 by dante_kinkade
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 @ 09:21:48 AM

If you have the dragonborn dlc and the secret servant power you can just have him bring you anything you need to help you break out as well.

 Comment #18 by Cyber
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 08:31:32 AM

I just stored all my gear and everything apart from lockpicks in my house, wore some rubbish rags then went to jail. and escaped! No need to get your stuff from the chest then

 Comment #19 by the king of games vagos
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 07:24:36 PM

#7 agree

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Game Info


US November 11, 2011
Europe November 11, 2011
Japan December 08, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
ESRB: Mature
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