This quest can be started by approaching the entrance to Thirsk Mead Hall . A Riekling will initiate dialogue and ask the Dragonborn to follow him inside. Once inside speak to the Riekling Chief . Incredibly, he has learnt how to speak and explains that he has a few tasks that he needs help with.

Fetch Bilgemuck

The first task the chief asks is to find Bilgemuck , a unique Bristleback , and bring him back to Thirsk. Approach the beast and offer it some meat for bait, such as Horker Meat , and it will begin to follow. Lead it to a small pen by the side of the mead hall to complete this errand.

Collect 10 Scathecraw

Next he requires ten samples of Scathecraw , which he calls “redgrass”. Scathecraw can be found all over the island or sold by alchemists. Raven Rock also has a great abundance of them.

Kill the Nords

For the final task he will ask the Dragonborn to help him kill some nearby Nords that have been troubling them. If Bujold’s Retreat has been visited before, it is revealed that these Nords are actually the previous inhabitants of Thirsk Mead Hall that were driven off by the chief and his soldiers.

Accepting to help the chief will cause him to jump out his throne and run outside, ready to fight. Alternately, the Dragonborn can also voice their reluctance, resulting in the chief waiting inside the hall for the Dragonborn to return later. This gives the Dragonborn the opportunity to talk to Bujold and help her instead.

When the Dragonborn agrees to help Bujold, The Chief of Thirsk Hall quest will fail and the Dragonborn can participate in retaking Thirsk Hall instead.

Usurp the Throne

Once all the Nords have been killed, the chief will mention that the Dragonborn is too strong and perhaps wishes to usurp him, much like he did with the previous chief of the tribe. Next he will attack. Once he is dead the Rieklings of Thirsk will recognize the Dragonborn as the new chief and the quest is completed.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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