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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-05-2020 / 19:11 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 03-06-2020 / 00:17 GMT

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Guide

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The Companions Main Quests

Take up Arms

Follow Vilkas as he leads you out to the training yard. Once out at the training yard, Vilkas will tell you to come at him, so do as he says! DON'T use magic here, he'll just make you attack again if you do. Also, enchanted weapons are a no-go as well. Just hit him several times (all he does is block) and you'll pass the training.

Eorlund Grey-Mane tends the Skyforge and gives you the menial task of taking a shield back to its rightful owner.

Next Vilkas will give you his sword and tell you to take it to Eorlund to get it sharpened. Eorlund is nearby, up the steps by the Skyforge, the special forge for crafting the Companions weapons and armor. There's also a Smithing Skillbook here named "The Armorers' Challenge" , so be sure to read it.

Tell Eorlund you are here with Vilkas's sword. He will take it and teach you a bit about the Companions: apparently they have no leader. Interesting. He will then ask you to take Aela her shield back, so be a nice guy and do it.

Once you give Aela her shield, she will recognize you. She will call in Farkas and tell him to show you your room. Well, I guess we're officially part of the group now. On the way back to your room the current quest will deem itself over, and Farkas will eventually ask for your help right here in Whiterun. Say you can handle it to start the quest " Hired Muscle ".

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Take Up Arms

Join the Companions


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    21 May 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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