Skyrim:Dungeon Delving (Jarl - Hagravens)

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SR-qico-Miscellaneous.png Do a favor for Igmund, the Jarl of Markarth by retrieving a shield.
Quest Giver: Igmund
Location(s): Radiant
Prerequisite Quest: Kill the Forsworn Leader (Jarl)
Reward: Leveled armor, ability to purchase Vlindrel Hall
Disposition: =2 (quest giver)
ID: Favor157
Required Level: 20

Radiant Options[edit]

This is a radiant quest which you can receive from Igmund, the Jarl of Markarth.

QuestGiver QuestGiverHome QuestItem Dungeon(s)
Igmund Understone Keep (Markarth) Hrolfdir's Shield Bleakwind Bluff, Blind Cliff Cave, Dead Crone Rock, Hag's End, Lost Valley Redoubt

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak to Igmund.
  2. Find Hrolfdir's Shield.
  3. Bring Hrolfdir's Shield to Igmund.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Ask Igmund if he has more work for you, and he'll mention how his father was killed by forsworn when he tried to negogiate with them. He'll ask you to retrieve his father's shield, which is being guarded by a hagraven.

Note that Bleakwind Bluff is by far the easiest location to get the shield from, as it is but a small tower with no interior zones, inhabited by few forsworn and a hagraven. So if you don't feel like doing an extensive dungeon delving, it's recommended to reload until you get that radiant location. Unlike the previous favor, you don't need to kill anyone, so a stealthy character can easily grab the shield and get out without having to fight.


As a reward, you will get a leveled piece of armor, which is either a light/heavy cuirass, helmet, or shield of the best quality for your level. In addition, you'll be able to purchase Vlindrel Hall from Raerek.

Levels Light Levels Heavy
1-5 Studded Imperial Armor 1-11 Steel Armor
6-11 Leather Armor 12-17 Dwarven Armor
12-18 Elven Armor  
19-26 Scaled (Horned) Armor 18-24 Steel Plate Armor
27-35 Elven Gilded Armor 25-35 Orcish Armor
36+ Glass Armor 36+ Ebony Armor
Levels Light Levels Heavy
1-11 Leather Helmet 1-11 Steel Helmet
  12-17 Dwarven Helmet
12-26 Elven Helmet 18-24 Steel Plate Helmet
27-35 Scaled Helmet 25-31 Orcish Helmet
36+ Glass Helmet 32+ Ebony Helmet
Levels Light Levels Heavy
1-35 Elven Shield 1-5 Steel Shield
36+ Glass Shield 6-24 Dwarven Shield
  25-31 Orcish Shield
32+ Ebony Shield
  The list includes results for lower levels, but the quest can only be started at level 20 or higher.


  • The potential quest givers are identified based on membership in the Favor157QuestGiverFaction faction.
  • You cannot get this quest if Igmund is not Jarl of Markarth.
  • Because this is a radiant quest, you may not be able to get it if a similar quest is active. Check your quest log for other retrieval quests that need completing.

Quest Stages[edit]

Dungeon Delving (Jarl - Hagravens) (Favor157)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Find Hrolfdir's Shield for Igmund
Objective 15: Bring Hrolfdir's Shield to Igmund
20 Finishes quest
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 200.
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