Skyrim:The Jagged Crown (Imperial)

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SR-qico-Imperial Legion.png Find the Jagged Crown for the Imperials.
Quest Giver: Legate Rikke
Location(s): Solitude, Korvanjund
Prerequisite Quest: Joining the Legion
Next Quest: Message to Whiterun
Reward: None
ID: CW02A
Suggested Level: 12
 
King Borgas wearing the Jagged Crown

[edit] Quick Walkthrough

  1. After you join the Imperial Legion, talk to Legate Rikke.
  2. Journey to Korvanjund.
  3. Meet up with Rikke and enter the ruins.
  4. Find your way into the tomb.
  5. Retrieve the Jagged Crown.
  6. Return to General Tullius.

[edit] Detailed Walkthrough

[edit] Stormcloak Presence

Legate Rikke is waiting for you

After taking the oath to join the Imperial Legion, General Tullius will offer you another mission. After talking to Legate Rikke, she will ask you to meet her just west of the ruins of Korvanjund. When you arrive, she will be discussing the upcoming battle with a small group of soldiers. As you approach, Hadvar will talk to you, explaining he is glad to be fighting with you, but that the Stormcloaks are not his biggest concern, hinting that the ruins don't want them to be there. The conversation ends and Legate Rikke will prompt the start of the quest.

Move with the other soldiers up the hill and down into Korvanjund. Fight your way through several Stormcloaks and proceed up the stairs for another brief conversation with Legate Rikke, then open the doors to the Korvanjund Ruins.

[edit] Inside the Ruins

Once inside the Ruins, wait for Legate Rikke's signal to charge the Stormcloak guards standing at the top of the stairs. There are only four and they go down relatively easily. Continue down the stairs through a hall and into another room where you will find two more Stormcloaks up the stairs to the right. Follow Legate Rikke back to the entrance to a tunnel to the left of the entrance to the room. She will instruct you to find another way to proceed in order to avoid an ambush. Go back up the stairs and follow the catwalk counterclockwise around the room. Find a doorway that leads to a sky bridge above a room containing two Stormcloaks. Once you start fighting them, the Imperial soldiers will come running in to aid you. On the eastern end of this room there are more stairs, at the top of which is a chest and the Light Armor skill book Jornibret's Last Dance.

The Imperial soldiers will push through to a tunnel on the left side of the room on the backside of the landing. Make your way down the tunnel and fight a few more Stormcloaks in a small room filled with burial urns. Legate Rikke and the Imperial soldiers will stop over a draugr and converse before moving on through the tunnels.

Open the doors to Korvanjund Hall, where you will find another dead draugr along with a dead Stormcloak on the stairs. Take the stairs up and dispose of the one living Stormcloak before proceeding along the walkway and into another tunnel to the left. Find another lone Stormcloak to kill before reaching a fork in the tunnel. The tunnel to the left contains a swinging blades trap. Follow Legate Rikke straight down the tunnel into the Hall of Stories, which shows the history of the ancients who built Korvanjund. At the end of the hall you will find several dead Stormcloaks in front of a door. Pick up the Ebony Claw from the floor directly in front of the door. Like all claws, examining the symbols in your inventory will reveal the combination necessary to open the door (top to bottom: Fox—Moth—Dragon). Insert the claw into the door and proceed.

Pass through a small gold door into a large room. To open the metal gate blocking your path, find the hall on the right side of the room and take the stairs leading to a walkway around the upper level of the room. Take the bridge across the room to an alcove; the handle that opens the gate is on the left side of the wall near a pedestal with a dagger on it. Activating the lever will also trigger several draugr to emerge. Kill them to proceed through the now open gate. Note that If you take the dagger off the pedestal, a secret passage will open, revealing a tunnel to a room containing a large chest.

[edit] The Crown

Finding the crown

Open the door to Korvanjund Crypt and take the tunnel into a large room. As the Imperial soldiers spread out, approach the leveled draugr sitting hunched over on the throne. Hadvar will note the crown on his head and two leveled draugr will emerge from either side of the throne. Complete the quest by killing all of them and retrieving the Crown from the draugr's body. Legate Rikke will then send you to deliver the Crown to General Tullius.

Behind the throne there is a chest, and at the back of the room there is a Word Wall for a word of the shout Slow Time. Once you have the word, turn around to find a staircase to a tunnel that leads to Korvanjund Temple. Lift the bar off the door and open it, then turn right and head for the exit.

Head back to Solitude and give the Jagged Crown to Tullius. He will immediately give you the next quest, Message to Whiterun.

[edit] Reward

No reward is given on this quest only a, "Good work, soldier" from General Tullius.

[edit] Notes

  • You can still switch sides by taking the crown to Ulfric Stormcloak and joining them. Even if the Crown is given to Ulfric, the journal will still say you gave it to Tullius.
  • Even if you do not kill the Stormcloaks outside Korvanjund, they will be dead once you have cleared the ruins.

[edit] Bugs

  • If the dragon claw door does not work, check here for possible fixes.
  • Sometimes the Jagged Crown will not appear on the draugr's body. This can be caused by attacking and killing the draugr before Legate Rikke speaks of the crown.
    • In such a case, load a previous save file and let all dialogue take place before proceeding.
  • Even after patch 1.04 was released, the entrance to Korvanjund Temple may still be blocked with rubble.
  • Even if you have not yet completed Dragon Rising, Hadvar and the other Imperial soldiers will still address you as Dragonborn in some of their dialogue, even though you don't know that yet yourself. They will also make reference to the dragons, even though the only dragons you may have encountered prior to that quest are Alduin at Helgen, and the Skeletal Dragon via the College of Winterhold questline.
  • It is possible to keep the Jagged Crown and still complete the quest. Before leaving Korvanjund with the Crown, reverse-pickpocket it onto Hadvar. This is possible even though the Crown is marked as a quest item, and may succeed even if you have a 0% chance of success. Once you have completed the quest, you can pickpocket it back from Hadvar.

[edit] Quest Stages

The Jagged Crown (CW02A)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 I've decided to join the Imperial Legion in its fight to preserve the Empire. I should talk to Legate Rikke to get my first assignment.
Objective 10: Talk to Legate Rikke
30 I've decided to join the Imperial Legion in its fight to preserve the Empire. My first assignment is to help Legate Rikke recover the Jagged Crown from the ruins of Korvanjund.
Objective 20: Meet Legate Rikke outside Korvanjund
50
Objective 40: Retrieve the Jagged Crown
180
Objective 80: Deliver the crown to General Tullius
200 Finishes quest
220
Objective 90: Get new orders
Unknown
Objective 45: Follow Legate Rikke
Objective 50: Find a way past the ambush
Objective 55: Follow Legate Rikke
Objective 60: Open the Hall of Stories door
Objective 65: Follow Legate Rikke
Objective 70: Find a way to open the gate
Objective 72: Defeat the Draugr (<Global=MQ103DraugrDeadCount>/6)
Objective 99: Defeat the enemy soldiers. (<Global=MQ103DefenderDeadCount>/5)
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 1, 7, 20, 40, 42, 43, 45, 54, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 70, 78, 80, 81, 100, 102, 103, 105, 110, 120, 130, 135, 140, 150, 160, 162, 170, 171, 172, 174, 175, 176, 178, 190.

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