For other uses, see Thane.
"There is room in my court for a new Thane. It's an honorary title, mainly, but there are a few perks someone like you could make use of."
Vignar Gray-Mane[src]

Thane of Whiterun is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Dragonborn can gain the title of Thane of Whiterun. This quest only becomes available if the Dragonborn sides with the Stormcloaks during the civil war.


  1. Assist five citizens of Whiterun
  2. Purchase Breezehome
  3. Return to the Jarl


Siding with the Stormcloaks in the Civil War places Vignar Gray-Mane on the throne as Jarl of Whiterun and the Dragonborn's status as Thane is revoked if "Dragon Rising" was completed. To become a Thane again, the Dragonborn must assist five citizens of Whiterun and purchase Breezehome (if this has not already been done). Speak to Vignar after he is promoted to Jarl about becoming a Thane. He will award a Blade of Whiterun and grant them the title of Thane again.

There are several easy ways to assist the people of Whiterun:

Quest Giver Quest Location Objective
Adrianne Avenicci Greatsword for a Great Man Whiterun Deliver a greatsword to Proventus Avenicci.
Alfhild Battle-Born Gather Wheat Battle-Born Farm Gather crops for Alfhild Battle-Born.
Amren Dungeon Delving Whiterun / Radiant Retrieve Amren's family sword.
Brenuin Quest all Beggars Have Whiterun Give a gold coin to Brenuin.
Carlotta Valentia A Few Words with You Whiterun Convince Mikael to stop bothering Carlotta.
Erik the Slayer Erik the Slayer Rorikstead Help Erik become an adventurer.
Faendal or Sven A Lovely Letter Riverwood Faendal and Sven are trying to win over Camilla Valerius.
Farengar Secret-Fire Salt For Arcadia Whiterun Deliver some frost salts to Arcadia.
Hod Chop Wood Riverwood Gather wood for Hod.
Hulda Chop Wood The Bannered Mare Gather wood for Hulda.
Lemkil Gather Wheat Lemkil's Farm Gather crops for Lemkil.
LuciaHF Quest all Beggars Have Whiterun Give a gold coin to Lucia.
Reldith Gather Wheat Cowflop Farm Gather crops for Reldith.
Severio Pelagia Gather Wheat Pelagia Farm Gather crops for Severio Pelagia.
Uthgerd the Unbroken Fight! Fight! The Bannered Mare Beat Uthgerd the Unbroken in a brawl.
Ysolda Rare Gifts Whiterun Bring a Mammoth Tusk to Ysolda.


Thane of Whiterun – Favor253
IDJournal Entry
  • Objective 10: Purchase a house in Whiterun
  • Objective 15: Return to <Alias.ShortName=QuestGiver>


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