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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: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 06-07-2020 / 08:11 GMT

After completing a number of jobs in Whiterun (5 or so, I think...), Delvin will have this "Special Job" for you. We are to go talk to Olfrid Battle-Born, a wealthy merchant who needs help. Go over to Whiterun and find him. He'll tell you about his friend Arn, who is slated for execution and is in the local jail. He doesn't want him broke out though, instead he wants us to get into the Jarl's Quarters and steal a letter from Solitude warning Whiterun about Arn, and then changing his name in the Steward's prisoner registry...

Note: I had already done the Civil War quests and the main plotline before attempting this quest, so the guards in the Jarl's Quarters pretty much didn't care about whatever I did... they surely didn't mind me wandering around, anyways!

Head on up to Dragonsreach and enter (be sure to save). Head up past the throne (the stairs are on the right) and enter the Jarl's Quarters through the big double doors to the left. Once inside, enter the door on the right to find the prison registry and forge the names. EASY. Now, head up the stairs and enter the middle door, then the door on the right to find the Jarl's study. Make sure you're hidden and take the letter on the desk. Again, easy...

Return to Olfrid and let him know you're done. He'll wonder who this Arn guy is that you're talking about! He'll also give you a Ring of Replenishing as a thank you token. Return to Delvin now and let him know you're done.

Guide Information

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

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