Ainethach - Breton, Karthwwasten

(Must do the quest “Convince Atar to leave Sauranach Mine” and side with him first).

Angrenor Once-Honored - Begger, Windhelm

(You must give him a gold piece first).

Athis - Dark Elf, Jorrvaskr, Whiterun

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

Argis the Bulwark - Vlindrel Hall, Markarth (Housecarl of Markarth, you must become Thane of Markarth first).

Balimund - Nord, Blacksmith, Riften

(Must bring him 10 Fire Salts for his forge first).

Belrand - Battle-Mage, The Winking Skeever, Solitude

(He is a mercenary, you must hire him first).

Benor - Nord, Morthal

(You must best him in a brawl first).

Calder - Nord, Housecarld of Windhelm

(Must join the Stormcloaks and complete “Rescue from Fort Neugrad” first, then complete 5 tasks for the people and purchase Hjerim).

Cosnach - Breton, Silver-Blood Inn, Markarth

(You must best him in a brawl first).

Erik the Slayer - Nord, Barbarian, Frostfruit Inn, Rorikstead

(You must convince his father to let him be an adventurer first). (Known Bug: choice for marriage may not come up. It did come up in my first game, but in later games it did not, very frustrating for me since I fell in love with him! I wrote on several forums and to Bethesda itself, and was VERY disappointed when Patch 1.5 failed to fix)

Farkas - Nord, Jorrvaskr, Whiterun

(Must complete “Glory of the Dead’ first; trains in Heavy Armor; if follower, you can train, then take the money back).

Filnjar - Blacksmith, Shor’s Stone Ghorbash the Iron Hand - Orc, Dushnikh Yal (You must Persuade/Bribe/Intimidate him to travel once more first).

Marcurio - Imperial, Battle-Mage, The Bee and Bard, Riften (He is a mercenary, you must hire him first).

Moth gro-Bagol - Orc, Understone Keep in Markarth

(You must bring him a Daedra heart first). Octieve San - Nord, Winking Skeever in Solitude (Must get Irnskar to drop his debts first).

Omluag - Breton, Miner in Markarth

(You must complete the Misc. quest “Talk to Mulush about Omluag” first).

Onmund - Nord, student, College of Winterhold

(You must first convince Enthir to give back Onmund’s amulet.) (Note: To do this, you can Persuade and he’ll just give it to you if your Speech is high enough, but if not, he’ll send you on another quest to get a staff for him.)

Quintus Navale - Imperial, Alchemist, Windhelm

(You must complete “The White Phial” and “Repairing the Phial” quest first). (Possible Bug: May not be able to buy/sell once married - worked for me first time)

Revyn Sadri - Dark Elf, Merchant, Sadri’s Used Wares, Windhelm

(You must sneak Viola’s stolen ring back into her house, but DON’T snitch on him).

Roggi Knot-Beard - Nord, Miner, Kynesgrove (You must find his ancestral shield in Stony Creek Cave first; he will also be a follower once you return his shield).

Romlyn Dreth - Dark Elf, Meadery Worker, Black-Briar Meadery, Riften

(You must take a box of mead to someone in Solitude first).

Scouts-Many-Marshes - Argonian, Works at the Docks in Windhelm

(Must do a favor for him first).

Sondas Drenim - Dark Elf, Miner, Goldenrock Mine, Darkwater Crossing, Eastmarch

(You must deliver his medicine request to Quintus Navale first).

Sorex Vinius - Merchant, Winking Skeever, Solitude

(You must complete a delivery quest - taking some wine to the Blue Palace, first). (Known Bug: When I talk to him, wearing Mara’s amulet or not, he never gives me his quest, to take some wine to the Blue Palace.)

Stenvar - The Candlehearth Hall, Windhelm (He is a mercenary, you must hire him first).

Torvar - Nord, Jorrvaskr, Whiterun

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

Vilkas - Nord, Jorrvaskr, Whiterun

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

Vorstag - Nord, Mercenary in The Silver Blood Inn

(You must hire him first for 500 Gold).

Wilhelm - Nord, Innkeeper of Vilemyr Inn in Ivarstead (Must complete “Investigate Shroud Hearth Barrow” first).


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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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