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This is a radiant quest; however, unlike most of the other thane quests, you can only receive it from Vignar Gray-Mane, and only if he is Jarl of Whiterun. If Balgruuf is the jarl, you can only become Thane of Whiterun by completing Dragon Rising.
In order for Vignar to be jarl, you have to have completed Battle for Whiterun for the Stormcloaks. Completing this quest befriends him automatically.
- Assist the people of the hold.
- Purchase Breezehome.
- Return to the jarl for your reward.
This is an umbrella quest for several other quests that must be completed if you wish to become Thane of Whiterun.
The reward, the Blade of Whiterun, is a random, leveled, enchanted blade. There is a 50% chance that it will be a sword (one-handed), and a 50% chance it will be a greatsword (two-handed). Lydia is made available to you as a housecarl, but since it is impossible to complete the Battle for Whiterun without having already completed Dragon Rising, when Lydia is first made a housecarl, this is redundant.
There is a very high chance that you will already have completed the assist Whiterun citizens requirement for this quest. However, it is possible to complete Battle for Whiterun without befriending five people.
|Thane of Whiterun (Favor253)|
|Stage||Finishes Quest||Journal Entry|
Objective 10: Purchase a house in Whiterun
Objective 15: Return to <Alias.ShortName=QuestGiver>
- The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 15, 25, 200.
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