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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 26-09-2020 / 13:46 GMT

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

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.

Note: Of particular note here is the locked display cases in the Jorrvaskr Living Quarters. There’s a NICE bow here (especially for those just starting out). You can also find an Archery Skillbook here called “The Markmanship Lesson” in one of the rooms. There is another Two-Handed Skillbook called “Song of Hrormir” in a different room.

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 “.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • 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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