You may notice strange markings on buildings in your adventures. These marks are called Shadowmarks. Shadowmarks can be found on almost every building in the 5 major hold cities (Solitude, Markarth, Whiterun, Windhelm, and Riften.) _____ "The Guild" Areas marked with this symbol are as safe as the Flagon's Cistern. Someone from the guild is definentally nearby. "Safe" This markings points to a path without traps or enemies ahead. "Danger" Head the other way or risk you life. Going down this path could potentially be lethal. "Escape Route" If your wind up in jail, search for these markings to find an escape route. "Protected" The people in this area are under the Guild's protection and must not be robbed or assaulted. "The Fence" This will become one of your favorite marks. Here you can sell your stolen goods. "Thieves' Cache" This symbol will be marked on a chest or barrel. Inside contains usually valuable item for you to take. "Loot" There is something at this location that is worth some gold. "Empty" This place contains nothing of value. _____ Hope this helps you on your future roberies!