After talking to Aventus you’ll learn that after his mother died (which I presume was the skeleton in the house) he went to live at the Honorhall Orphanage in Riften, where the headmistress, Grelod the Kind, treats the kids there like crap.

Head over to Riften and find Honorhall Orphanage. Go inside to scope out the place and you’ll meet Grelod (chances are she’s talking to all of the kids and it’s VERY clear that she’s scum and needs killing). In fact, instead of being sneaky you could kill her right here and now and all of the kids in the house will CHEER and thank you. There’s an adult in the house at times that will freak out, but this is one murder that will go un-reported. How crazy is that!?

Once you’re done, head back to Windhelm and talk to Aventus. He’ll thank you and will give you a family heirloom as payment (which isn’t worth very much) and this quest will be over. Read about the next quest to start it, since it doesn’t trigger right away…


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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
    17 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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