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 Radiant Options
This is a radiant quest that you can only receive from one person. The quest item is fixed, but the location is randomly determined.
 Quick Walkthrough
- Obtain quest from Korir, the Jarl of Winterhold.
- Journey to the target location.
- Retrieve the Helm of Winterhold.
- Return to Korir with the Helm.
 Detailed Walkthrough
When asking the Jarl of Winterhold, Korir, for work, you may be asked to find the missing Helm of Winterhold, which was worn by Jarl Hanse in the First Era:
- You're the Jarl? I'm looking for work.
- "Winterhold has lost much of its history, and with that much of its power. I aim to change that. I've heard rumors of the resting place of the Helm of Winterhold, the very same helm that Jarl Hanse wore in the First Era. Hanse was in line to be High King of Skyrim, you know. Having that might get the ear of the other Holds and give me some authority."
After you have agreed to find it, head to the location marked on your map, and head to the boss chest, where you will find the Helm. After you have retrieved it, return to Korir to receive your reward.
- The journal entry for Driftshade Refuge is listed as Driftshade Sanctuary.
- You cannot get this quest if Korir is not Jarl of Winterhold.
- This quest commonly conflicts with Purity of Revenge, causing one or the other to be unable to start until the other is completed.
- The quest may, through unknown conditions, become repeatable: pointing you to different locations every time it is given.
- If you have initiated this quest but subsequently went on to finish the Reunification of Skyrim questline for the Imperial Legion, Korir will be replaced as the jarl and be relocated to Brunwulf Free-Winter's house in Windhelm. If you try to give him the helm after he has been replaced, he is continuously locked up in the house, and picking the lock will only result in him telling you you're trespassing. There is no way to finish the quest and you are stuck with the helmet in your inventory, as it cannot be dropped since it's a quest item.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.3.1 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
- The quest can be completed by talking to him around 4:30pm. The door will be unlocked.
- The quest can be completed by attacking and luring Korir outside, calming him, and then speaking with him before he heads back inside. This will incur a bounty.
- Alternatively, open up the console, click on the jarl and then type
Addtofaction 0005A1A4 1 into the box. This adds an NPC to the player ally faction, which will make a normally hostile NPC be non-hostile. This should allow you to complete the quest.
- You can also finish the quest by typing
setstage Favor158 20. This will also remove the helmet from your inventory.
- Jarl Korir may not give a dialogue option to start this quest.
- Starting the quest via console does not work. You can bypass this quest and still become Thane of Winterhold on PC with
setrelationshiprank 1c1b5 2 .
- This quest breaks Yngol Barrow, preventing the Yngol Shade, Yngol Helm, and Coral Dragon Claw, and sometimes the Helm of Winterhold itself from spawning.
 Quest Stages
|Dungeon Delving (Jarl - Caves) (Favor158)
Objective 10: Find Helm of Winterhold inside <Alias=Dungeon>
Objective 15: Return Helm of Winterhold to Korir
- The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 200.