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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:05 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 03-04-2020 / 04:54 GMT

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Guide

5 months ago · Guide Information

Act II

A Blade in the Dark

Quest Info Description
Objective: Prove you are Dragonborn by slaying the dragon Sahloknir.
Quest Giver: Mysterious Note
Prerequesite: The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller
Next Quest: Diplomatic Immunity
Disposition =3 (Delphine)

Quick Walkthrough

  1. Talk to Delphine

  2. Locate the dragon burial site

  3. Kill the Dragon, Sahloknir

  4. Return to Delphine

Detailed Walkthrough

After getting the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller from Delphine she will ask you to follow her.

She will lead you to a secret room below the inn and questions you on your Dragonborn status. Talk to her to get a glimpse about what she does and who she’s working to stop.

Eventually she will tell you about the re-emergence of the dragons and that she KNOWS where the next one will show up and as a dragonborn asks you to slay it! If her predictions are correct, the next Dragon will resurrect near the town of Kynesgrove . She promises to answer all of your questions should you slay the dragon.

We need to go locate the dragon burial site now (which, if you look at the map, is JUST south of Windhelm ). Be sure to loot this secret room, as it is just chock full of potions. There’s gold and weapons to be had here as well. It’s almost as if someone’s preparing for a dragon fight…

Head over to Kynesgrove once you have prepared (You did prepare, right? Bring potions, fire resistance, that sort of thing). A good companion (like Lydia) will help out tremendously as well. Once you get to Kynesgrove talk to Delphine. No time for hello though, as a resident claims a Dragon flew over the town to the old dragon’s burial site.

Follow Delphine as she sprints to the site. Stay your hand though and witness what is happening (it is So cool that you can partially understand what they are saying). After the scene, the first dragon will fly away, leaving the dragon Sahloknir to deal with you.


This is pretty similar to the first dragon fight. Sahloknir will actually talk to you though, which is cool. He can fly around and lay down lines of fire which you should avoid, as well as hover around (a perfect chance for archers) and every now and again he’ll come down to fight. Hopefully you brought along Lydia or a companion to distract him so you can get in some good licks (Delphine will help too). Keep your health up and pick away at him and you’ll fell yet another Dragon.

Loot him after he’s dead and you’ll receive his soul as he turns to bones. Delphine is a solid believer now, so you can talk to her here and now to learn that she is a member of the Blades, and sworn to protect the dragonborn. She thinks that the Thalmor are behind this but has no solid proof.

She will ask you to meet her back in Riverwood as we plan our next move, which starts the next MAIN QUEST: Diplomatic Immunity. And with the great dragon Sahloknir dead and Delphine talked to you’ll have completed A Blade in the Dark.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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