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 Radiant Options
This is a radiant quest which you can receive from either Skald or Brina Merilis, whichever is the Jarl of the Pale. The Jarl lives in The White Hall in Dawnstar.
 Quick Walkthrough
- Befriend the Jarl of the Pale.
- Assist the people of the hold (three actions required).
- Return to the jarl for your reward.
 Detailed Walkthrough
This is an umbrella quest for several other quests that must be completed if you wish to become Thane of the Pale.
In order to receive this quest you must first aid the current jarl. If Brina is Jarl of the Pale (whether she was installed via Reunification of Skyrim or Season Unending), then she is automatically friendly to you. If Skald is Jarl of the Pale, then you must first complete Waking Nightmare and then Kill the Giant in order to befriend him. Once you have completed the prerequisite, speak with the jarl again and he or she will ask you to aid the people of the hold. In order to assist the people of the hold, you must befriend three people who are citizens of the Pale. Usually you do this by completing favor quests on their behalf. All of the favor quests in the Pale are for people in Dawnstar, except for Aeri, who lives at Anga's Mill.
 The Pale Favor Quests
Highlighted quests can be easily completed without any skill use.
After helping three inhabitants, the journal tells you to return to the jarl. The Blade of the Pale is awarded along with the title. The Blade of the Pale is a randomly-leveled and randomly-enchanted sword. There is a 50% chance that it will be a sword, and a 50% chance it will be a greatsword. If you have Hearthfire installed, then Gregor will also be assigned to you as a housecarl.
- The kill a giant quest has a minimum level of 22. If you are not level 22 yet, then you cannot receive this quest from Skald. It is possible to receive this quest from Brina at a lower level.
- The potential quest givers are identified based on membership in the Favor256QuestGiverFaction faction.
- It is possible to become Thane of the Pale and receive leveled Blade of Pale twice - from Skald and then from Brina.
 Quest Stages
|Thane of the Pale (Favor256)
||(Objective is assigned): Return to <Alias.ShortName=QuestGiver>
- The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 10, 25, 200.