The Skyrim Proving Honor Walkthrough

By Tony Monzon, 17 February, 2024
Two men in heavy armor talking about a quest

Welcome traveler! Here are a few Skyrim quests that I played and wrote about my experiences. These quests are filled with tips and things to do during each one.

As I continue to play Skyrim, I will write down my experiences to help you play better. Enjoy!

The Skyrim Proving Honor Walkthrough

To begin the Skyrim Proving Honor walkthrough quest, you need to visit the Companions Fighters Guild in Whiterun.

Before becoming a Companion in the fighters’ guild, I have one ultimate challenge to go. I need to retrieve the Fragment of Wuuthrad. The Blade of Ysgramor, from Dustman’s Cairn.

I need to complete these tasks while Farkas, a Companion judges my valor. I am in Whiterun city, and I am going to Dustman’s Cairn riding my horse. On my way, a saber cat and wolves attacked me.

Carry extra health potions because you will get ambushed on the way there. On my way, I discovered a new cave called Redoran’s Retreat. I am checking out this cave. In this cave, they had a few bandits inside.

The first few bandits were very weak, but the bandit chief leader was an even match for me. He had a shield and sword and I had to use my berserker rage ability to take him down.

I also got some nice loot and plate armor from the bandit chief. Now I am on my way to Dustman’s Cairn.

Redoran’s Retreat Treasure

  • Iron Armor of Minor Restoration
  • Treasure Map IV

For the Proving Honor quest, Farkas will accompany you, so you don’t need any followers. Farkas is a two-handed weapon warrior. He will act as a meat shield for you.

As you are fighting and searching for loot, get all the health potions you can. I ran out of potions half-way through the quest. So I had to run back to the city and resupply.

Why is the Skyrim Proving Honor Quest too hard?

I continued the quest, and the gameplay got harder near the end. The Proving Honor Quest gets harder at the end because waves of enemies attack you.

I was playing on Expert difficulty and monster kept hitting me until I used all my health potions. I died twice this way and got very upset.

Tips: To make the Proving Honor Quest easier, lower your gameplay difficulty and carry as many health potions as you can. Stay close to Farkas for protection and use damage poisons if you can.

Once I lowered my gameplay difficulty, I could beat all the enemies and still have healing potions left.

Skyrim Rescue Mission Quest

As an Orc warrior, I always looked for an adventure. I had completed several quests already, but I was running low on funds.

So, I visited the Fighters Guild in Whiterun. When I entered the guild, a stout warrior looked me up and down and greeted me.

“Ah, you must be looking for work,” he said, with a gruff voice.

“Yes, I am,” I replied.

“We have a quest for you. We need you to rescue Belethor from Belethor Goods in Whiterun. He’s been kidnapped and taken to Rannveig’s Fast,” he said, pointing to a map on the wall.

I nodded my head and looked at the map. Rannveig’s Fast was located southwest of Morthal city, northwest of Falkreath, and northeast of Markarth. It would be a long journey, but I was up for the challenge.

“I’ll do it,” I said, and the guild master handed me a sealed envelope with more details.

I took my housecarl Lydia with me. She was a skilled fighter and would be a valuable asset in the rescue mission. We left Whiterun and headed towards Morthal city, where we could get closer to Rannveig’s Fast.

It was noon, and the sun was setting by the time we reached our destination. We saw the fortress from a distance and prepared to invade it by going down the mountain.

As we got closer, we saw ghosts guarding the fortress, but we were ready for them.

We entered the fortress from the side and defeated the ghosts. As we went inside the fortress, there was darkness and white gases everywhere. It felt like there was no life in this place.

Three ghosts attacked Lydia, and I helped her defeat them. As we continued our quest, we ran into a man-made cage trap.

They trapped both of us, and our enemy revealed himself. We couldn’t go anywhere because they trapped us.

We thought it was the end until something went wrong and the cage door opened. We attacked our enemy and took him down in a tough fight.

From the corner of our eyes, we could see Belethor also trapped in a cage. He was so glad to see us and went on his way.

I found a magical Wordwall with the sign of Kyne’s Peace. We found a bit of gold coins and loot. We were so happy that we rescued Belethor for us and the Fighter’s Guild.

Later, we went back to Whiterun and the Fighters Guild to tell them the good news. They rewarded us well and gave us positive recognition. I felt proud of myself, and I knew that this was only the beginning of my adventures in Skyrim.

The Skyrim Silver Hand Quest

I had never imagined that one day I would become a werewolf. But when Aela the Huntress and Skjor of the Companions approached me with a special mission, they offered me the gift of the beast within.

It was a hard decision, but I accepted. I wanted to become like them, to experience the power and the thrill of the hunt.

Skjor led me to the underforge in Whiterun, where the other members of the Companions were waiting. They were all in their Lycanthropy werewolf form, and I was awestruck by their appearance.

They welcomed me into their pack and explained the mission ahead. We were to attack a bandit camp at Gallows Rock, and we would do so in our werewolf form.

Aela was to lead the charge, and I was to heel her. I left my other companions behind, knowing that they wouldn’t be able to keep up with our pace.

As we approached Gallows Rock, I felt a strange sensation in my body. My muscles swelled, and thick fur grew from my back. My teeth sharpened, and my eyes turned yellow.

I was transforming into a werewolf for the first time, and I felt both exhilarated and terrified.

Aela and I charged into the bandit camp, tearing apart everything in our way. The bandits were taken by surprise, and they stood no chance against our ferocity.

I clawed and bit my way through the enemy, feeling more alive than ever before. Aela was always by my side, helping me take down our enemies.

The werewolf form was not without its limitations, however. It turned off after a while of not attacking, and I had to rely on my sword and shield.

We fought our way through the camp, killing more bandits and looting their treasure. It was a brutal but satisfying experience.

At the rear of the camp, we encountered the chief bandit. He was a formidable opponent, and he put up a tough fight. But with our combined strength, we could take him down.

As we searched the area for more loot, we came across a dead Companion. Aela recognized him immediately and was filled with grief. She also found a Fighter Guild’s member who had been killed.

I was told to go back to the Companions and tell them about the situation. She stayed behind to pay her respects to her fallen comrade.

I rushed back to Whiterun, carrying the news of the dead Companion. The loss saddened the Companions, but they were also proud of our bravery.

They praised me for my performance in the mission and welcomed me as a full member of their pack.

The Silver Hand quest was a great but sad quest. It was an experience that I would never forget, and it had strengthened me, both physically and emotionally.

I had become a werewolf, and I had earned the respect of the Companions. But I had also witnessed the dangers of our profession, the risks that we take every time we go on a mission.

It was a reminder that life is fleeting, and we must cherish every moment that we have.

My Quest to Shroud Hearth Barrow

As Bendarr the Orc Warrior, I had ventured to many places throughout Skyrim, but I was always eager for fresh adventures. One day, I embarked on two quests. The locals had recommended them to me.

The first quest was to explore Shroud Hearth Barrow, while the second was to journey to Pinepeak Cavern. I gathered my trusty Housecarl, Lydia, and set out on my journey.

I began by fast traveling from Lakeview Manor to Ivarstead, a small town at the foot of the Throat of the World. From there, I set out on foot towards Shroud Hearth Barrow.

The sky was clear, and the sun was shining, making for a pleasant walk. Along the way, I stopped to gather some mountain flowers that grew alongside the path.

As we arrived at Shroud Hearth Barrow, Lydia and I made our way inside. The air was thick with the musty scent of ancient ruins.

As we moved further into the tomb, I found a potion of minor healing, a petty soul gem, and 15 gold coins in the remains of a long-dead adventurer.

However, as we progressed deeper into the tomb, I was suddenly struck by a dart trap.

I felt a sharp pain in my leg as the poison coursed through my veins. Luckily, I had some antidote on hand, and I could fight off the effects of the poison.

After overcoming the trap, I continued to explore the tomb, hoping to find something of value. Unfortunately, I did not find any unique items on this quest.

However, I was satisfied knowing that I had fully explored Shroud Hearth Barrow, and I left feeling accomplished.

My Quest to Pinepeak Cavern

The second quest took me to Pinepeak Cavern, which was in the snowy mountains near the town of Riften.

As I walked towards the cavern, I gathered some bleeding crown ingredients that grew near the path. Suddenly, I was ambushed by a brown bear.

It was a fierce battle, but with the help of Lydia, we could take down the beast.

As I entered Pinepeak Cavern, I found myself in a large, open chamber. At the center of the room was a large, angry bear. I unsheathed my sword, ready to engage in battle once again.

After a long and difficult fight, I could finally defeat the bear and move further into the cavern.

As I explored deeper, I came across a book called “Heavy Armor Forging.” Reading the book increased my blacksmith skills, which was a pleasant surprise.

I also found a potion of vigorous healing and a treasure chest filled with 54 gold coins. Inside the chest, I discovered a scroll of hysteria, which I knew would come in handy in the future.

Moving deeper into the cavern, I came across the remains of two hunters. I looted their bodies and found an Orcish dagger in the pocket of the male hunter.

With my task complete, I emerged from the cavern feeling proud of my accomplishments.

Overall, my two quests had been successful. I had explored two new locations, fought off fierce enemies, and found some valuable treasures.

It was just another day in the life of the Dragonborn, and I looked forward to the next adventure that awaited me in Skyrim.

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