Aela the Huntress - Nord, Jorrvaskr, Whiterun

(Must complete “Glory of the Dead”; trains in Archery; if follower you can train, then take the money back).

Borgakh the Steel Heart - Orc, Mor Khazgur

(You must Persuade/Pay off her dowry first).

Brelyna Meryon - Dark Elf, College of Winterhold

(Must complete the quest “Brelyna’s Practice” first).

Camilla Valerius - Breton, Riverwood Traders

(You must complete the sidequest “The Golden Claw” first).

Iona - Honeyside, Riften

(Housecarl of Riften, you must become Thane of Riften first).

Jennasa - Dark Elf, The Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun

(She is a mercenary, you must hire her first).

Jordis the Sword-Maiden - Proudspire Manor, Solitude

(Housecarl of Solitude, you must become Thane of Solitude first).

Lydia - Breezehome, Whiterun

(Housecarl of Whiterun, you must become Thane of Whiterun first).

Mjoll the Lioness - Nord Warrior, Riften

(Must be level 14+ and complete the quest “Locate Grimsever” first).

Muiri - Breton Alchemist in the Hag’s Cure (Only after you complete the Dark Brotherhood quest “Mourning Never Comes” and kill both targets).

Njada Stone-Arm - Jorrvaskr, Whiterun

(Must complete “Glory of the Dead”; trains in Block; if follower, you can train, then take the money back).

Ria - Jorrvaskr, Whiterun

(Must complete “Glory of the Dead” first).

Sylgja - Miner, Shor’s Stone

(Must deliver her satchel to her parents in Darkwater Crossing, then return a satchel to her first). Temba Wide-Arm - Logger, Ivarstead (Must bring her 10 Bear Pelts first).

Uthgerd the Unbroken - Nord, The Bannered Mare in Whiterun

(Must beat her in a brawl first).

Ysolda - Merchant, Whiterun

(Must bring her a Mammoth Tusk first; you can find some in Halted Stream Camp and several other random bandit camps, so you don’t have to worry about killing Mammoths if you’re low-level. You could also be lazy and buy one from Belathor if he has one in stock.)


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    26 October 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 used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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