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."
Jarl of Winterhold[src]

Thane of Winterhold is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Dragonborn can gain the title of Thane of Winterhold.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  1. Befriend the Jarl of Winterhold
  2. Assist three citizens of Winterhold
  3. Return to the Jarl

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Retrieve the Helm of Winterhold from a radiant location for the Jarl Korir, and then help three people in the hold.

Alternatively, if the Legion wins the Civil War the Dragonborn can simply talk to the new Jarl Kraldar and then help three people in the hold, thus bypassing the retrieval of the Helm of Winterhold.

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

Quest Giver Quest Location Objective
Brelyna Maryon Brelyna's Practice College of Winterhold Brelyna Maryon needs somebody to practice her spells on.
Drevis Neloren Out of Balance College of Winterhold Cleanse the focal points for Drevis Neloren at the College of Winterhold.
J'zargo J'zargo's Experiment College of Winterhold Test some scrolls for J'zargo.
Haran A Few Words with You The Frozen Hearth Help Haran convince Ranmir to pay his bar tab.
Malur Seloth Some Light Theft The Frozen Hearth Steal the Staff of Arcane Authority.
Ranmir Quest all Drunks Have The Frozen Hearth Give Ranmir an alcoholic beverage.
Sergius Turrianus Enchanting Pick-Up College of Winterhold / Radiant Pick-up an item from a client for enchanting.

Journal[edit | edit source]

Thane of Winterhold – Favor257
ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 15: Return to <Alias.ShortName=QuestGiver>

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Thane of Winterhold. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
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  • During the quest "Containment" it is possible for Ranmir to be killed by the magical orbs that invade Winterhold rendering his quest unavailable.
  •  360   Sometimes if the Dragonborn becomes the Archmage of the college before speaking to the Jarl, the Jarl may not give the option to become a Thane.
  • After the Helm of Winterhold has been given to the Jarl, it is possible that Jarl Ulfric will ask that the Helm of Winterhold be retrieved again and again.
  • If the Helm of Winterhold is found after finishing the Imperial Questline, it may be necessary to lockpick Jarl Brunwulfs house to find Jarl Korir inside. After giving the helm to him the quest will not update making it impossible to become a Thane of Winterhold.
  •  PC   360   Upon returning the Helm of Winterhold, the Dragonborn may be asked to retrieve it again, but from a different dungeon.
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