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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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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