Skyrim:Rebuilding the Blades

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SR-qico-Miscellaneous.png Recruit new members for the Blades.
Quest Giver: Delphine
Location(s): Sky Haven Temple
Prerequisite Quest: Alduin's Wall
Reward: Use the Blades to go Dragon Hunting
ID: FreeformSkyhavenTempleA
 
Faendal and Uthgerd the Unbroken as newly-recruited Blades

[edit] Quick Walkthrough

  1. Locate and bring three suitable followers to Delphine.
  2. Induct these followers into the Blades.
  3. Ask Esbern about dragon lairs to start the repeatable quest Dragon Hunting.

[edit] Detailed Walkthrough

Delphine inducting Lydia into the Blades

After completing Alduin's Wall, you can offer to help Delphine rebuild the Blades. She will ask that you bring followers to Sky Haven Temple. They will be asked to take an oath, and thereby join the Blades.

Once three followers become Blades, they can be used as a group to go Dragon Hunting at a random dragon lair.

[edit] Notes

  • You can still ask them to follow you after they join the Blades, however they will move to Sky Haven and no longer be available in their original location.
    • If you induct your spouse into the Blades, then you can still move your spouse to a house you own. If you choose to live at your Blade spouse's home, that location will now be Sky Haven Temple.
  • All permanent followers are eligible to join the Blades except Serana, Talvas Fathryon and those from the Dark Brotherhood.
  • When a new recruit joins the Blades, they automatically leave your service, so a new follower can be recruited. Bugs affecting your ability to obtain new followers may be solved in this manner, though only three followers may be recruited.
  • Hirelings that join the Blades can be hired for free after they move to the temple.
  • If one of the new recruits dies for any reason, they cannot be replaced by inducting another follower.
  • If the optional quest Paarthurnax has started you can still recruit followers for Delphine. When it comes time to talk to Esbern however, he will not finish this quest or start the Dragon Hunting quest until Paarthurnax is slain.
  • Blades armor is heavy armor, so recruits who do not favor that skill will be at a disadvantage. Similarly, Skyrim's Blades only have one-handed swords, so followers unskilled in One-handed may be at a disadvantage.

[edit] Bugs

  • Any armor given to Blades inductees prior to their induction may be removed from their inventory.
    • Due to this bug, it appears that dragon priest masks are also lost. This renders the quest in Bromjunaar Sanctuary impossible to complete.
  • When dismissing a Blade follower from your service who was formerly a housecarl, they will say "I will be back at your house if you need me, Thane", even though they return to Sky Haven Temple.
  • Esbern may be unavailable when you try to talk to him. There is no dialogue option and he just says 'Did you say something?'.
  • Some followers may not move into Sky Haven Temple, and once dismissed will travel back to their place of recruitment.

[edit] Quest Stages

Rebuilding the Blades (FreeformSkyhavenTempleA)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10
Objective 10: Bring a follower to Delphine
20
Objective 20: Bring a follower to Delphine
30
Objective 30: Bring a follower to Delphine
40
Objective 40: Ask Esbern about dragon lairs
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 50.


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