- For other uses, see Thane.
Thane of Eastmarch is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Similar to other Hold Thane quests, the Dragonborn can gain the title of Thane of Eastmarch. This quest only becomes available if the player either helps the Imperial Legion win the Civil War, or helps the Stormcloaks liberate Falkreath.
Imperial Legion questline
After progressing through the questline "Liberation of Skyrim", the Dragonborn will need to complete "Rescue from Fort Neugrad", liberating Falkreath from the Empire. Upon doing so, Ulfric Stormcloak will give the Dragonborn the option to become a Thane of Eastmarch.
Regardless of the questline followed, there are two requirements to becoming Thane of Eastmarch:
- Purchase Hjerim from Jorleif (Stormcloaks) or Captain Lonely-Gale (Empire) for 12,000 .
- Assist five citizens of Eastmarch.
There are several easy ways to assist the people of Eastmarch:
|Adonato Leotelli||Delivery||Windhelm/Solitude||Deliver a book to Giraud Gemane in Solitude.|
|Angrenor Once-Honored||Quest all Beggars Have||Windhelm||Give a gold coin to Angrenor Once-Honored.|
|Annekke Crag-Jumper||Kill the Bandit Leader||Darkwater Crossing/Radiant||Slay a bandit leader as a favor for Annekke Crag-Jumper.|
|Belyn Hlaalu||Gather Wheat||Belyn Hlaalu's House||Gather crops for Belyn Hlaalu.|
|Bolfrida Brandy-Mug||Gather Wheat||Brandy-Mug Farm||Gather crops for Bolfrida Brandy-Mug.|
|Brunwulf Free-Winter||Kill the Bandit Leader||Windhelm/Radiant||Slay a bandit leader as a favor for Brunwulf Free-Winter.|
|Derkeethus||Extracting an Argonian||Darkwater Pass||Rescue Derkeethus from his captors.|
|Dravynea the Stoneweaver||Dravynea's Frost Salts||Kynesgrove||Deliver frost salts to Dravynea the Stoneweaver.|
|Ganna Uriel||Chop Wood||Kynesgrove||Gather wood for Ganna Uriel.|
|Gilfre||Chop Wood||Mixwater Mill||Gather wood for Gilfre.|
|Hillevi Cruel-Sea||Delivery||Windhelm||Deliver some Wuunferth the Unliving.to|
|Iddra||A Few Words with You||Kynesgrove||Convince Roggi Knot-Beard to forget his debts.|
|Kjar||Harsh Master||Windhelm/Radiant||Take care of a former member of Kjar's crew.|
|Kjeld||Mine Ore||Kynesgrove||Gather some Malachite Ore for Kjeld.|
|Oengul War-Anvil||Dungeon Delving||Windhelm / Radiant||Find Queen Freydis's Sword.|
|Revyn Sadri||That Was Always There||Windhelm||Return a ring to Viola Giordano.|
|Roggi Knot-Beard||Dungeon Delving||Kynesgrove/Radiant||Find Roggi Knot-Beards Ancestral Shield.|
|Rolff Stone-Fist||Fight! Fight!||Windhelm||Beat Rolff in a brawl at the inn.|
|Scouts-Many-Marshes||A Few Words with You||Windhelm||Convince Torbjorn Shatter-Shield to raise the Argonians dock workers' wages.|
|Shahvee||Shahvee's Amulet||Windhelm/Radiant||Find Shahvee's Amulet of Zenithar.|
|Silda the Unseen||Quest all Beggars Have||Windhelm||Give a gold coin to Silda the Unseen.|
|Sondas Drenim||Delivery||Darkwater Crossing/Windhelm||Deliver Sondas's Note to Quintus Navale.|
|Stands-In-Shallows||Some Light Theft||Windhelm||Steal some Double-Distilled Skooma for Stands-In-Shallows.|
|Torbjorn Shatter-Shield||Rare Gifts||Windhelm||Bring an Amulet of Arkay to Torbjorn Shatter-Shield.|
|Torbjorn Shatter-Shield||Quest all Drunks Have||Windhelm||Give an alcoholic beverage to Torbjorn Shatter-Shield.|
|Tulvur||Gather Wheat||Hollyfrost Farm||Gather crops for Tulvur.|
|Verner Rock-Chucker||Mine Ore||Goldenrock Mine||Gather some Corundum Ore for Verner Rock-Chucker.|
While completing "Blood on the Ice" is not a prerequisite of becoming a Thane of Eastmarch, the quest will automatically start upon the purchase of Hjerim. Also, if on the Legion's side in the Civil War, Brunwulf's bandit quest must be done to become a Thane anyway.
Regardless of who controls Windhelm, the Dragonborn must speak to Ulfric/Brunwulf, and the Jarl will offer the title of Thane contingent on them helping five people of Windhelm as mentioned above and purchasing Hjerim from their respective steward. After these two objectives have been completed, Ulfric/Brunwulf will grant the Dragonborn the title of Thane, give them a random leveled weapon of Eastmarch, and appoint a housecarl, named Calder, to serve them.
|Thane of Eastmarch – Favor254|
- There is a bug where Brunwulf is never updated to his new position as Jarl of Windhelm.
- console command
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- console command
- If Brunwulf is Jarl, turning in radiant bandit bounty quests may not add to the quest stage for becoming Thane.