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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition


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Find Jorrvaskar [Left] and talk to someone inside, or have a random encounter with a group of Companions out in the wilderness [Right].

So you want to be a “Companion”? Well, there’s two ways of going about it.

  • It’s very likely that as you first approached the town of Whiterun you encountered a group of people fighting a giant/troll/animal out in a field. Hell, chances are you tried to help! Once the beast is slain, talk with them and you will receive a Miscellaneous Quest called “Speak with the leader of the Companions”. `
  • Or you can visit their place of rest known as Jorrvaskr in Whiterun (it’s to the right of Dragonhelm on your map) and speak to someone inside about joining. They’ll tell you to speak to Kodlak Whitemane, who can be found downstairs in the living quarters.`
  • This is the best option as you’re not relying on a random encounter to trigger.

Once you find Kodlak tell him you’d like to join the Companions. He will look you over and say you may have what it takes. He’ll then ask how you are in battle. Answer however you want and after a brief interruption by Vilkas, he will tell Vilkas to go test you out. This ends the MISCELLANEOUS QUEST that brought you here and starts a PROPER quest: “ Take Up Arms “.

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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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