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"Skyrim": The Companions of Whiterun Radiant Quests Walkthrough

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How to Navigate the Various Companions Radiant Quests

The Companions Radiant quests are mostly random when you help Aela, Farkas, Skjor, or Vilkas early in the main questline.

However, once you complete a certain amount of quests or some of the major quests in the Companions questline, these objectives change slightly.

You can begin the first hunt quests from the time you become a member until you complete the Companions Quest—Blood’s Honor, then you can begin the second quests until such time as you complete the Companions Quest—Glory of the Dead.

After that, the last quests are available from Aela, Farkas, and Vilkas.

A frost troll, one of the randomly generated animals to battle in Skyrim

A frost troll, one of the randomly generated animals to battle in Skyrim

Animal Extermination (Home)

Quest GiverAela

Objective

Kill a random animal

Location

Random

Reward

Level-based gold

This quest involves a randomly generated animal you must hunt and kill in a randomly generated home location. The houses can be located in any city in any stronghold.

Animal Extermination (Cave)

Quest GiverAela

Objective

Clear out an animal den

Location

Random

Reward

Level-based gold

This quest uses a randomly generated animal to hunt in a randomly selected cave. The caves are generally straightforward and finding the animal inside isn’t too difficult if you follow your quest marker.

Hired Muscle

Quest GiverFarkas

Objective

Intimidate a troublemaker

Location

Random

Reward

Level-based gold

Visit a random citizen of Skyrim and speak with them. Once they refuse to stop causing trouble, challenge them to a brawl. DO NOT kill them.

Trouble in Skyrim

Quest GiverFarkas

Objective

Kill the leader of a random location

Location

Random

Reward

Level-based gold

This is a mission that involves traveling to a random location to kill a leader of said place. You do not need to kill everything in the area, just the leader.

Family Heirloom

Quest GiverSkjor or Vilkas

Objective

Retrieve an heirloom

Location

Random

Reward

Level-based gold

The location involved can be almost any area in Skyrim. The item is usually found in a chest, and it is your only objective.

Escaped Criminal

Quest GiverSkjor or Vilkas

Objective

Kill a criminal

Location

Random

Reward

Level-based gold

Find the criminal at the given location and slay him. They may be surrounded by other enemies, so be prepared for a battle.

Rescue Mission

Quest GiverSkjor or Vilkas

Objective

Rescue a kidnap victim

Location

Random

Reward

Level-based gold

An important person has been kidnapped and you must get them out. Once you find the person involved, you must be sure to guide them safely out.

Silver Hand hangout

Silver Hand hangout

Striking the Heart

Quest GiverAela

Objective

Assassinate the Silver Hand leader

Location

Random

Reward

None

Aela wants to strike the Silver Hand directly by killing the leader of a Silver Hand group found in a random area in Skyrim. Although you do not need to kill everyone inside, it may be difficult to reach the leader without drawing attention. Be prepared for a fight with multiple enemies.

Stealing Plans

Quest GiverAela

Objective

Steal plans from Silver Hand camp

Location

Random

Reward

None

Find the random Silver Hand camp and infiltrate it to steal the Silver Hand Stratagem from somewhere inside. You do not need to kill anyone to complete this quest, so use stealth if you want.

Retrieval

Quest GiverAela

Objective

Retrieve a fragment of Wuuthrad

Location

Random

Reward

Fragment of Ysgramor’s Blade

Aela believes she knows where a piece of the broken blade of Ysgramor is located. Enter the area and search out the piece in a chest or on a table inside.

The Totem of Brotherhood

The Totem of Brotherhood

Totems of Hircine

Quest GiverAela

Objective

Retrieve a Totem of Hircine

Location

Random

Reward

Totem of Hircine with ability or spell

Find the entrance to a randomized location and locate the totem inside, which is generally deep within the area. When you return the totem to the Underforge in Whiterun, you can change abilities based on the Totem found.

Purity

Quest Giver Farkas or Vilkas

Objective

Collect a Glenmore Witch Head; Cleanse Farkas or Vilkas of lycanthropy; Kill wolf spirit

Location

Glenmore Coven cave

Reward

None, but can choose to be cured of lycanthropy

Farkas or Vilkas will ask you to collect a Glenmore Witch Head to cure themselves of the curse of the werewolf. If you wiped out all of the witches for the Companions Quest—Blood’s Honor, then you should already have the witches’ heads in your inventory and can skip returning to the area.

If not, find the cave at the Glenmore Coven area and slay another, taking the head. Throw the witch’s head into the Flame of the Harbinger in Ysgramor’s Tomb (as found in the Companions Quest—Glory of the Dead) and kill the wolf spirit that emerges.

You can cure yourself as well, but know that you can never use your werewolf beast form again if you do.

Dragon Seekers

Quest GiverFarkas or Vilkas

Objective

Kill dragon at random location

Location

Random

Reward

Dragon Soul

Take Farkas or Vilkas to the randomly generated area and slay the dragon there. You receive a dragon soul for defeating the dragon, but you do not get a reward from the Companions for doing so.

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