Skyrim:Greatsword for a Great Man
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 Get the sword
Adrianne Avenicci is a blacksmith who owns Warmaiden's in Whiterun. When asked if she works her forge all day, she will admit that she does, and that she recently forged a greatsword for Jarl Balgruuf the Greater in an attempt to impress him. However, she can't seem to find an opportunity to deliver it. She wants the sword sent to her father, Proventus Avenicci, who works as the steward in Dragonsreach in Whiterun.
 Deliver the sword to Proventus
Go to Dragonsreach and meet Proventus, who is generally found in the main chamber beside the throne. Deliver the sword to him, telling him that it is from his daughter. He will remark, From Adrianne? Ah, this must be that weapon for the Jarl. Poor girl, so eager to prove herself. I'll present it to Balgruuf when his mood is... agreeable. He will then reward you with 20 gold.
Later on you may overhear a conversation between the Jarl and Proventus about the sword.
- If you sided with the Stormcloaks in the Civil War, Proventus will be in the Blue Palace's basement along with Balgruuf and Irileth. The quest is otherwise the same as if you had joined the Imperials.
- Weapon Plaque and Weapon Rack objects will take quest item weapons from the player. If you place Balgruuf's Greatsword on a weapon rack or plaque, the quest can still be completed by talking to Proventus, the sword will disappear from the rack/plaque, and then the slot the sword occupied can never be used again.
- This bug is fixed by version 1.1 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
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|Greatsword for a Great Man (FreeformWhiterunQuest03)|
|Stage||Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
|10||(Objective is assigned): Deliver the sword to Proventus Avenicci|