THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
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1.5 The Way of the Voice
Prerequisites: Complete Main Quest: Dragon Rising
Intersecting Quests: Main Quest: Dragon Rising, Main Quest: The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller
Locations: High Hrothgar, Ivarstead, High Hrothgar Courtyard, Whiterun, Dragonsreach
Characters: Hrongar, Jarl Balgruuf the Greater, Lydia, Master Arngeir, Master Borri, Master Einarth, Master Wulfgar, Proventus Avenicci
Enemies: Bandit, Frost Troll, Sabre Cat, Wolf
Objectives: Speak to the Greybeards, Demonstrate your “Unrelenting Force” Shout, Speak to Arngeir, Learn the Word of Power from Einarth, Demonstrate your “Unrelenting Force” Shout (3), Learn the Word of Power from Borri, Demonstrate your “Whirlwind Sprint” Shout, Speak to Arngeir for further training
Arise, Thane of Whiterun
Objective: Speak to the Greybeards
Continue to speak with Jarl Balgruuf about the Greybeards. He informs you that these venerable monks live in secluded isolation high on the slopes of the Throat of the World (the largest mountain in Skyrim).
They have the ability to focus your vital essence into a Thu’um, or Shout, and they give you the location of their monastery in High Hrothgar—atop a 7,000-step climb! After a verbal altercation between Hrongar and Proventus Avenicci over Nordic sacred traditions, Jarl Balgruuf grants you the greatest honor within his power: You are named Thane of Whiterun. You also receive a weapon from the Jarl’s armory and a Housecarl of your own.
Axe of Whiterun
Follower: Lydia (Housecarl)
Followers: Lydia may be your first Follower. You may take her with you on your trek or journey there alone. Lydia remains in Dragonsreach until you instruct her to accompany you on any adventure. Although you have an adept bodyguard, your Follower requires armor and weaponry.
Becoming Thane: This is an accomplishment to be proud of. Your new title means you’re treated with the utmost respect by the guards and many inhabitants of the city of which you’re Thane. You can also purchase property in the city.
If you ignored this meeting with the Jarl and trekked to High Hrothgar first, the Jarl will be here to reward you when you return. However, you do not witness the tension between Hrongar and Proventus Avenicci.
Journeying to Ivarstead
The route to High Hrothgar involves a lengthy, spiraling journey clockwise around the base of the throat of the World. the first stop along this path is at the base of the 7,000 steps, in the town of Ivarstead.
Exit Whiterun and trek east, passing the Honningbrew Meadery. Cross the stone bridge over the White River, and follow the marked signpost to ivarstead. Continue along this stone path past a few encounters with wolves to a fork in the paths. At this point, you can choose one of two recommended routes to Ivarstead: the long and winding road or the short and steep trail.
The Long and Winding Road
You may continue along the marked path, ignoring the track up to the Giants of Guldun Rock. Prepare to pay a toll (or fight) at the bandit-infested Valtheim Towers. Then descend past the waterfall, along the same path past some drystone walls and the stone trilithon at the base of a stepped side path indicating the entrance to Hillgrund’s Tomb...
- Song of the Dragonborn
- Character Creation Introduction
- The Races of Skyrim
- Racial Advantages
- Skill Constellations Introduction
- Combat Skills: The Path of Might
- The Battlemage
- Character Advancement
- Combat Improvement
- Shouts and Powers
- Other Powers and Abilities