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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    • Publisher
      Bethesda Softworks
    • Platforms
      PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
    • Genre
      Action RPG
    • Guide Release
      31 May 2012
    • Last Updated
      24 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.

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