|Paarthurnax (RefID: 0003C57D)|
|Location||Throat of the World|
|Faction(s)||FavorExcludedFaction; Greybeards; PaarthurnaxFaction; Special Dialogue Friendly Bleedout|
From here, he serves as the leader of the Greybeards, who are fiercely protective of him. It was Paarthurnax who taught the first Tongues, Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, Hakon One-Eye and Felldir the Old, to turn the tide in the Dragon War. Through extreme effort and meditation, he was able to overcome his draconic instincts and founded the Greybeards by teaching its founders the Way of the Voice - the ability to wield the Thu'um.
Few but the Greybeards trust him, partly because of his race, but mostly because of his past. Especially distrustful of the dragon are Delphine and Esbern, who wish him dead. Despite this, Paarthurnax, who thinks of himself as being only what "father Akatosh" made him to be, willingly shares his knowledge with Dovahkiin, and remains hospitable even in the face of death.
His name can be separated into three words in the dragon language: Paar Thur Nax, meaning "Ambition Overlord Cruelty".
Upon speaking to Paarthurnax, the player can indicate they wish to meditate on a word of power. The effect applies until you choose another. This does not conflict with the Standing Stones.
- Fus: Force Without Effort - You stagger 25% less and foes stagger 25% more. (Augments power attacks and Unrelenting Force shout.)
- Feim: Eternal Spirit - While Ethereal, you recover health 25% faster. (Only active and visible on Active Effects menu when using Become Ethereal shout.)
- Yol: The Fire Within - Fire Breath shout deals 25% more damage.