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Background

Delphine believes that dragons are coming back to life and the next one will resurrect near the town of Kynesgrove. Once I've convinced her that I'm dragonborn by killing the dragon, she promises to explain who she is and what she wants with me.

Quick walkthrough

  1. Talk to Delphine
  2. Locate the dragon burial site
  3. Kill the Dragon, Sahloknir
  4. Return to Delphine

Walkthrough

Delphine

Talk to Delphine, she will explain that Dragons are coming back to life. The Dragonborn is then asked to prove that they are indeed Dragonborn by killing a dragon. She believes that the next dragon to come back to life will do so east of the town of Kynesgrove. She will then give the choice to either travel to Kynesgrove together or go there alone.

Sahloknir

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Alduin resurrects Sahloknir

Upon reaching Kynesgrove, Alduin will be hovering over the grave. Alduin is performing an act to bring a dragon back to life. Alduin cannot be killed or injured at this time. Once he is finished, the dragon Sahloknir will arise from the grave site. Sahloknir needs to be killed. This will be a tough fight; use ranged attacks when possible, and try to use flank and rear attacks when the dragon lands.

A follower, along with Delphine will be useful for distracting Sahloknir. This fight can be made easier by attacking Sahloknir before he has been fully revived by Alduin. This way his life can be reduced before he's able to fight back.

Note: Sahloknir and Alduin are supposed to engage in a lengthy conversation, even addressing the Dragonborn themselves before combat occurs, and rushing in to combat will cause this dialogue to be skipped.

After killing Sahloknir, loot his body. Then talk to Delphine. The Diplomatic Immunity quest will begin, requiring the Dragonborn to go with her back to the Sleeping Giant Inn in Riverwood.

Resurrection dialogue

Alduin: "Sahloknir, ziil gro dovah ulse!" (Sahloknir, I bind your dragon spirit for eternity!)
Alduin: "Slen tiid vo!" (Flesh Time Undo!)
Sahloknir: "Alduin, thuri! Boaan tiid vokriiha suleyksejun kruziik?" (Alduin, my lord! The ancient undead rising again?)
Alduin: "Geh, Sahloknir, kaali mir." (Yes, Sahloknir, the Allegiance of Champions.)
Alduin: "Ful, losei Dovahkiin? Zu'u koraav nid nol dov do hi." (So, you're the Dragonborn? Your voice shines not from Dragonkind, but from yourself)
Alduin: "You do not even know our tongue, do you? Such arrogance, to dare take for yourself the name of Dovah."
Alduin: "Sahloknir, krii daar joorre." (Sahloknir, slay the mortals)

Journal

Journal Entry

Delphine, the innkeeper in Riverwood, is more than she seems. She was the one that left me the note in Ustengrav. She gave me back the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller. She went to a lot of trouble to get my attention. I should find out what she wants.

  • Objective: Talk to Delphine

Delphine believes that dragons are coming back to life and that the next one will resurrect near the town of Kynesgrove. Once I've convinced her that I'm Dragonborn by killing the dragon, she promises to fully explain who she is and what she wants with me.

  • Objective:Locate the dragon burial site
  • Objective: Kill the dragon Sahloknir

Delphine believes that dragons are coming back to life and that only the Dragonborn can stop them. Near Kynesgrove, we saw a dragon Shouting another one back to life. That dragon is dead, and now it's time for Delphine to give me some answers.

  • Objective: Talk to Delphine

Delphine believes that dragons are coming back to life and that only the Dragonborn can stop them. It turns out that she was right. Near Kynesgrove, we saw a dragon Shouting another one back to life. After we killed the dragon and I absorbed its power, Delphine accepted that I was Dragonborn as she had hoped, and revealed that she is one of the last members of the Blades, an organization dedicated to protecting the Dragonborn and stopping the dragons.

  • Quest complete

Gallery

Trivia

  • If the Dragonborn does not immediately return to the Sleeping Giant Inn with Delphine, then she will wait in The Bannered Mare in Whiterun until they return to Riverwood.
  • If you have already discovered the burial mound, there is an extra dialogue option with Delphine, stating that you already know where it is located.
  • The name of this quest may be a reference to the quest A Knife in the Dark from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and a play on those words, or a reference to the eleventh chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring (by JRR Tolkien) "A knife in the dark".

Bugs

This section contains bugs related to A Blade in the Dark. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.

Start a Discussion Discussions about A Blade in the Dark

  • "A Blade In The Dark" bug

    41 messages
    • Try fast traveling to a distant part of Skyrim and then back; I've had dragon corpses suddenly register me when I do that and then I get ...
    • I had this same problem on pc, and the reason was that the mission diplomatic immunity was already started, thus i skipped it,
  • SahloknI Glitched

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    • i used console commands to skip to alduins wall as it was glitched so i never killed him and i stumbled across the burial mound in the jag...
    • I mean you used console commands to skip past the resurrection, so one can assume that the Sahloknir became glitched due to the skip; that be...
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