The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Walkthrough

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Side Quests

Blood on the Ice

  1. On your fourth (or later) time entering Windhelm, go to the graveyard near the Hall of the Dead sometime at night.
  2. Look for a group of people standing around the body of a dead woman.
  3. Speak to a Windhelm Guard there; he will tell you the dead woman’s name, that she’s been cut and torn, and that she’s the third one killed here.
  4. Ask the Windhelm Guard if he could use your help; he will direct you to start by questioning the people here.
  5. Question Helgird, the Priestess of Arkay, and note what she says.
  6. Question Calixto Corrium, owner of the House of Curiosities, and note what he says.
  7. Question Sidla the Unseen, a beggar, and note what she says.
  8. Leave the graveyard and look for the trail of blood.
  9. Follow the trail of blood north into the Valunstrad District, where it leads to the building Hjerim.
  10. Ask a guard or townsperson about entering Hjerim; they tell you Tova Shatter-Shield has the key.
  11. Talk to a guard, offering to investigate the woman’s death. You will be directed to speak with Jorleif, at the Palace of the Kings.
  12. Travel to the Palace of the Kings and speak to Jorleif. He will accept your help with the investigation, and officially direct the town guards to help you as needed.
  13. Return to the graveyard to see that the body is no longer there.
  14. Follow the bloody drag marks west to the Hall of the Dead.
  15. Enter the Hall and question Helgird; she will tell you the cuts on the body were made by a Nord embalming tool.
  16. Find Tova Shatter-Shield, either at the Stone Quarter Market, or in the House of Clan Shatter-Shield.
  17. Question Tova, with the aim of obtaining the key to Hjerim.
  18. Go to and enter Hjerim.
  19. Search the following locations thoroughly: chest in the front room entrance, mead bottles in the front room entrance, the pots and pans in the front room, the low shelf in the front room’s west wall, and the wardrobe in back of the front room.
  20. Leave Hjerim and speak to a guard about the ‘Butcher’, and about the amulet. This line of questioning will give you the name of Viola Giordano.
  21. Find Viola Giordano somewhere in the streets of Windhelm.
  22. Question Viola about the ‘Butcher’, and note what she says. She will ask you to meet her at Hjerim for further investigation.
  23. Do not go to Hjerim just yet!
  24. Travel to the Stone Quarter to Calixto Corrium’s House of Curiosities.
  25. Ask him to inspect the amulet, and note what he says.
  26. Travel to Hjerim to meet Viola.
  27. Investigate Hjerim with Viola, making sure to discover an altar behind the strange cabinet.
  28. Take and read the Butcher’s journal.
  29. Follow Viola’s directions and go speak to Jorleif again.
  30. Tell Jorleif about Wuunferth the Unliving possibly being the killer, explaining your evidence.
  31. Follow Jorleif as he takes a guard and goes to arrest Wuunferth.
  32. Leave Windhelm and do not return for at least three days.
  33. Return to Windhelm after three days, and listen to the townsfolk gossip about another murder.
  34. Go the graveyard again, to the scene of another crime.
  35. Talk to a guard; he will direct you to speak to Wuunferth in prison.
  36. Talk to Wuunferth about helping to find the real killer. Eventually he will tell you the amulet is the Necromancer’s Amulet, and that there looks to be a ritual set in the Stone Quarter tomorrow night.
  37. Go to the Stone Quarter, close to the market area, the next night.
  38. Stop Calixto Corrium from attacking and killing the woman he talks to.
  39. Report to Jorleif after fully dealing with Calixto.
  40. Purchase Hjerim as your house, if you so choose.

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10 Comments on The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Walkthrough


On November 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I wonder if 100 Absorb + 100 Reflect would still be possible


On November 8, 2011 at 9:41 am

Probably not but we shall see. I am almost peeing my pants waiting for this game to come out!!!


On November 20, 2011 at 5:29 am

“4.After Einarth transfers his “understanding,” listen for Arngeir’s instructions. You will have to fire your “Shout” at three targets that will appear in the center area.”

when looking at the target and I shout this one oke says master einarth is waiting for you ! Please help


On November 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hold down z for a few seconds he will say the second word, the next shout you learn you will need to equip the shout.


On December 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

has anyone done the ‘The mind of madness’


On December 4, 2011 at 7:15 am

Thanx for the walkthrought. Watching this guy play skyrim, lol classic!


On December 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Has anyone cured them selves of vampirizem? i am past my 3 day grace period,and need to know what to do?


On December 18, 2011 at 11:19 am

I need help with lockpicks… I never get any hardly and I run out before I can get even a low med lock picked. Can you smith them because buying does not get you many……….tks

a guy34

On December 28, 2011 at 2:14 am

hit ~ and enter: player.additem a 9999


On January 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

where in the game do one find a soul trap scroll?