This quest can be obtained by talking to Vilkas. This is one of 3 possible repeatable quests Vilkas will offer after reaching a certain point in the Companions quest line. The objective is completely randomized - it will ask the Dragonborn to retrieve a random weapon or item from a randomly chosen dungeon. If that dungeon has been recently cleared, the quest will spawn opposition inside the dungeon.


Random bandit camps, giant camps, and dungeons.


This section contains bugs related to Family Heirloom. 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.
  •  PC   Sometimes the quest marker will be located in an apparently random location (e.g. at a giant's camp, while the quest is at some cave). Upon getting to the real quest location the quest marker is once again glitched, and the item needed is nowhere to be found.
  •  360   Sometimes, the item is not in the target location, making the quest unable to be completed.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Family Heirloom

  • quest bug_pc_official updates_no DLCs_no mods

    3 messages
    • I encountered the same bug in Shimmermist Cave, a dungeon I previously cleared. Killing Vilkas may be what made you fail the quest. Unfortunate...
  • Falmer

    2 messages
    • Are falmer supposed to be there because I can't kill them
    • The enemy depends on the location. Maybe try using a better weapon/spell or lowwering the difficultly 
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