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"It's a sword. I made it for the Jarl, Balgruuf the Greater. It's a surprise, and I don't even know if he'll accept it."
Adrianne Avenicci[src]

Greatsword for a Great Man is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is a miscellaneous quest received from Adrianne Avenicci in Whiterun. She asks the Dragonborn to deliver a sword that she forged to her father, Proventus Avenicci, to give as a gift to Jarl Balgruuf the Greater.


  1. Deliver the sword to Proventus Avenicci


Go to Warmaiden's and speak to Adrianne Avenicci. She will give the Dragonborn Jarl Balgruuf the Greater's steel greatsword.

Go to Dragonsreach and meet Avenicci, tell him what his daughter wants, and give him the sword. In return, he offers 20 Gold as a reward. If Whiterun is captured after siding with the Stormcloaks during the Civil War, then Jarl Balgruuf and Avenicci reside in the basement of the Blue Palace in Solitude.

Balgruuf's Greatsword[]

Name Type Upgrade Material WeightIcon.png Gold DamageIcon.png Form ID
Balgruuf's Greatsword Two-Handed Greatsword Steel Ingot 17 200 17 000946FC


Greatsword for a Great Man – FreeformWhiterunQuest03
ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 10: Deliver the sword to Proventus Avenicci
  • Quest complete


  • It is possible to steal the sword from Proventus Avenicci after he receives it. However, he will likely have equipped it, thus requiring the Misdirection perk to pickpocket equipped weapons.


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