The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough Esbern

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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Esbern

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 97

Delphine will tell you to find a guy in Riften, to quickly get to another city you haven't discovered you can head to Whiterun (or any other hold) Stables and ask for a ride for pocketchange.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 98

Inside the Hold, your target will tell you to do something for him in exchange for Esbern's location.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 99

Wait till it's morning, then talk to Brynjolf again, then head to this stand and open the Sliding Door and the lockbox within. If your pickpocket is high enough, you can potentially not fail this quest, but I'm a fat lazy orc and I got caught.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 100

If you weren't caught, put the ring in your target's inventory via reverse-pickpocketing, however, if you were; pay the bounty or die. The bouny is about 6 gold.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 101

Brynjolf will be pissed if you fail but honestly who cares, more importantly he'll give you the location to Esbern, in the Rataways. Follow the quest tracker, killing junkies and no-lives in the Rataways till you hit the Thalmor who are armed and dangerous.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 102

Keep heading forward, you'll eventually find yourself in the Thieves Guild meeting hall, talk to the bartender and bribe him to get the location of Esbern.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 103

After some seriously tedious lockpicking doors and Thalmor, Esbern will be behind one hell of a locked door, luckily he'll open it for you, just tell him something about the 30th of Frostfall, then tell him you're the Dragonborn. Esbern will then ask you to lead him to Delphine.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 104

Immediately after escorting Esbern away, the Thalmor will attack. Kill them and head back to Riverwood.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 105

At Riverwood, the two will reunite and smooch (hot) and then proceed down to the secret room for a boring conversation.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 106

They'll then decide to head to Karthspire, either you can follow them or make it there yourself.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 107

It's near the province of Morthal. I recommend you follow them if you don't want to carriage to Morthal.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 108

Head to Karthspire, where you, Esbern, Delphine, and probably Lydia or someone else will be assaulted by a bunch of Forsworn and a goddamn dragon.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 109

Once everybody's dead, head inside Karthspire with your party and slaughter the Forsworn in there.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 110

You'll see a little puzzle with three pillars you need to turn. Turn them all to the little heart-shape with the arrow to lower the bridge and proceed.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 111

At the fire-traps, Whirlwind Sprint to the machine VERY QUICKLY and pull the chain or you'll be literally blown apart by fireballs.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 112

Then at the gate, Esbern will make a dialogue, blah blah blah, then you need to press E or E-quivalent (hahaha) on the circle in the middle, where the Dragonborn will cut himself because nobody understands him, thus opening the gate.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 113

At the Wall, Esbern will tell you to go to the Greybeards to learn a shout. Exit Karthspire and fast-travel to Hrothgar.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 114

At Hrothgar, Arngeir will say no, but then say yes (so indecisive) then tell you to head outside and he'll teach you a shout to get you to the peak of the mountain.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Walkthrough - The Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim 115

Once you learn the Clear Skies shout from Arngeir, equip it and shout at the fog to clear it. Head up all the way to the Throat of the World, wary of Ice Wraiths that pack a punch.

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