Skyrim: The Companions of Whiterun Radiant Quests Walkthrough

Updated on March 1, 2018
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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.

First Set of Companions Radiant Quests

Done before completing Companions Quest – Glory of the Dead

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 | Source

Animal Extermination (Home)

Quest Giver
Aela
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 Giver
Aela
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 Giver
Farkas
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 Giver
Farkas
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 Giver
Skjor 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 Giver
Skjor 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 Giver
Skjor 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.

Second Set of Companions Radiant Quests

Done after completing Companions Quest – Blood’s Honor and before completing Companions Quest – Glory of the Dead

Silver Hand hangout
Silver Hand hangout | Source

Striking the Heart

Quest Giver
Aela
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 Giver
Aela
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 Giver
Aela
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.

Last Set of Companions Radiant Quests

Done after completing Companions Quest – Glory of the Dead

The Totem of Brotherhood
The Totem of Brotherhood | Source

Totems of Hircine

Quest Giver
Aela
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 Giver
Farkas 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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