The Dragonborn needs to speak to a follower and ask if they wish to become a Blade. Followers who can be asked to join the Blades are listed in the table below.
Once a follower becomes a Blade, they will move to Sky Haven Temple and are no longer found at their original location when dismissed. Once three followers become Blades, the "Dragon Hunting" quest becomes available which involves slaying a dragon at a random dragon lair with the new recruits. Should a recruit die, they cannot be replaced by inducting another follower.
Cicero, Serana and Dark Brotherhood initiates are the only followers that cannot become Blades.
It is possible to begin this quest without killing Paarthurnax by talking to Delphine after the completion of Alduin's Wall.
Mercenaries can follow the Dragonborn for no charge if recruited into the faction.
This section contains bugs related to Rebuilding the Blades. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
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Occasionally, when told to meet with Esbern during the "Dragon Hunting" quests, Esbern will be met in a remote location with no task. When spoken to, he will only have neutral dialogue.confirmation needed