The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Walkthrough

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Side Quests

Bleak Falls Barrow

      1. Follow Jarl to go talk to his wizard, Farengar. After he gives you instructions to go and obtain the Dragonstone, exit the Dragonsearch. From there, you can either venture all the way back to the fork in the path after you exited Riverwood, or use your map to fast travel to Bleak Falls Barrow.
      2. If you decide on the former, once you get back to the fork and begin your ascent up the bath, kill the two bandits. Cross over the bridge and kill the archer. Pick up the money on the table and you can also find some gold and some rubies up in the chest at the very top.
      3. Cross back over the bridge and continue up the path. Once you reach the snow-covered hills of Bleak Falls Barrow, kill the two bandits at the top of the stairs. Turn right and head the temple doors.
      4. Go forward, sneak up behind the two bandits by the fire and take them out. Pick the lock on chest for a warhammer, some gold and lockpicks. Head down the nearby tunnel.
      5. The tunnel will lead you to a room with a Bandit inside—kill him then grab some healing potions up the stairs on the shelf. After you drop back down, you have to turn the three pillars to the left in order to open the door without getting pelted by arrows.
      6. Going from left to right, the proper order for the pillars is: snake, snake, whale. Pull the lever and head on through. Get the book on the table (hooray literature!) and open the chest before heading down the spiral staircase.
      7. Kill the two skeevers and head through the cobweb-filled room. Follow the tunnel around and cut your way through the webs blocking the doorway on your left.
      8. Kill the huge spider (may I recommend magic), then talk to Arvel, who will be trapped within the spiderwebs. Cut him down. Arvel, the little jerk, will then flee you. Chase after, then when he finally turns around to duel you, take care of business.
      9. Search him to find the Golden Claw, as well as other useful items. (Note: The Golden Claw is part of The Golden Claw quest. It is a sidequest that can be completed by taking the Claw back to Riverwood.)
      10. Continue through the doorway to the next room. Kill the three Draugrs. Quickly sprint past the trap door on the left and get to the next room. Carefully make your way through the short tunnel with the swinging blades. Go down the steps where there will be another group Draugrs in the next two rooms.
      11. Continue to follow path until you reach the room with the waterfall. Kill the two Draugrs and cross the short bridge for a chest with a sword, gold and some potion. Go right and pull on the chain to the right to raise the gate.
      12. Head through the narrow tunnel to a cool-looking green room. Pick up some glowing mushrooms if you want and proceed forward. Open the chest, then go right down the tunnel.
      13. Once you get outside, you can follow the path down to the bottom for a chest with a little but of gold. Once you get back up, head on through the next tunnel.
      14. This will lead you to a room with a “Restless” Draugr, so he’ll be a little tougher to kill. Get the chest on the right, then head through the doors to reach the Bleak Falls Sanctum.
      15. Head down the tunnel. Carefully make your way past more swinging blades, then kill the Draugrs in the next room. Go up the stairs, follow the path around and cross the narrow bridge.
      16. Open the doors and proceed forward. When you reach the tricked-out door that requires the Golden Claw to open it, the correct pattern from the rings (from top to bottom) is: Bear, Butterfly, Owl. Press A to activate the keyhole and open the door.
      17. Head up the stairs and into the next room (watch out for bats!). Cross over the little bridge and head up the stairs. Grab the gem and potion from the shelf, then open the chest for some gold and weapons.
      18. Turn round and move toward the glowing inscription in the wall. Turn back around and kill the Draugr that climbs out of the coffin. Make sure to search him to finally acquire the Dragonstone.
      19. Go right and head up the steps and continue up the tunnel. Activate the handle at the top. Head through the next two tunnels to eventually lead you back to Skyrim.
      20. You can now either fast travel to Riverwood to take The Golden Claw to Lucan (in the Riverwood Trader) to complete that sidequest, or continue with the main quest by fast traveling back to Whiterun. Once you return, take the Dragonstone back to Farengar.

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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?