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Gain the title of Thane of Haafingar.
Quest Giver: Elisif the Fair
Location(s): Blue Palace (Solitude)
Prerequisite Quest: Elisif's Tribute
Concurrent Quest: Making Friends and Influencing People
Reward: Title of Thane, Blade of Haafingar
Disposition: =3 (quest giver)
ID: Favor252
Become the Thane of Haafingar

Quest GiverEdit

This is a radiant quest. However, you can only receive it from Elisif the Fair, as she is always the Jarl of Haafingar.

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Befriend the Jarl of Haafingar by completing her favor quest.
  2. Assist five people of Haafingar.
  3. Purchase Proudspire Manor.
  4. Return to the Jarl for your reward.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

This is an umbrella quest for several other quests that must be completed if you wish to become Thane of Haafingar. The jarl requires you to buy the house in town as well as performing five favors for the townsfolk. Once this is achieved you can become Thane.

In order to receive this quest you must first aid the current jarl, Elisif the Fair, by investigating disturbances in a nearby cave and then completing her favor quest. Once you have completed the prerequisite, speak with the jarl again and she will ask you to assist the people of the hold. You must assist five people in the hold, usually by completing favor quests for them. Note that many of the quest givers are non-essential NPCs, so their deaths would result in a loss of potential quests to complete. If they die after you assist them, they still count towards your Thane status. You can also befriend merchants if you have the Investor perk by investing in their stores.

You must also purchase Proudspire Manor, which costs 25,000 gold. Simply purchasing it is enough, there is no requirement to decorate, although it becomes more useful if decorated.

Haafingar Favor QuestsEdit

Highlighted quests can be easily completed without any skill use. If any citizen offers multiple favor quests, only the first completed one will count towards Thaneship.

Quest Giver Giver Location Quest Objective(s)
Azzada Lylvieve Dragon Bridge, Lylvieve Family's House Gather Wheat: Get paid to gather crops. (radiant)
Horgeir Dragon Bridge, Horgeir's House Chop Wood: Get paid to chop firewood. (radiant)
Olda Dragon Bridge, Horgeir's House Dragon's Breath Mead: Retrieve the Dragon's Breath Mead and give it to either Olda or Horgeir.
  • Steal the Dragon's Breath Mead for Olda
  • Bring the Dragon's Breath Mead to Olda
Katla Solitude Stables, Katla's Farm Gather Wheat: Get paid to gather crops. (radiant)
Ahtar Solitude, Jala's House Kill the Bandit Leader: Do a favor by slaying a bandit leader. (radiant)
  • Kill the leader of <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Tell Ahtar the bandit is dead
Angeline Morrard Solitude, Angeline's Aromatics No News is Good News: Find out about the fate of Angeline Morrard's daughter from Captain Aldis.
  • Ask Aldis for information about Angeline's daughter.
  • Tell Angeline what Aldis said.
Captain Aldis Solitude, Castle Dour Rare Gifts: Do a favor by finding a rare item. (radiant)
  • Bring one The Mirror to Aldis
Dervenin Solitude, Temple of the Divines Quest all Beggars Have: Take pity on a beggar. (radiant)
Evette San Solitude, Evette San's House The Spiced Wine: Convince Vittoria Vici to hand over some spices.
  • Convince Vittoria Vici to release the Spiced Wine shipment
  • Tell Evette that Vittoria agreed to release the shipment
Giraud Gemane Solitude, Bards College Rjorn's Drum: Retrieve a drum for Giraud Gemane.
  • Find Rjorn's Drum
  • Give Rjorn's Drum to Giraud
Hjorunn Solitude Sawmill Chop Wood: Get paid to chop firewood. (radiant)
Inge Six Fingers Solitude, Bards College Finn's Lute: Return an invaluable lute to Inge Six Fingers.
  • Find Finn's Lute
  • Give Finn's Lute to Inge
Noster Eagle-Eye Solitude, The Winking Skeever Dungeon Delving: Do a favor by retrieving an item from a cave. (radiant)
  • Find Noster's Helmet inside <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Return Noster's Helmet to Noster
Quest all Beggars Have: Take pity on a beggar. (radiant)
Octieve San Solitude, Evette San's House A Few Words with You: Do a favor by talking to someone about a problem. (radiant)
  • Talk to Irnskar about Octieve
  • Tell Octieve that Irnskar is taken care of
Pantea Ateia Solitude, Bards College Pantea's Flute: Find a missing flute for Pantea.
  • Find Pantea's Flute
  • Return Pantea's Flute
Sorex Vinius Solitude, The Winking Skeever Delivery: Deliver a bottle of Rum to Falk Firebeard.
  • Deliver the Stros M'Kai Rum to Falk Firebeard
Svari Solitude, Addvar's House Quest all Beggars Have: Take pity on a beggar. (radiant)
Sybille Stentor Solitude, Blue Palace Kill the Vampire: Do menial work for Sybille Stentor by assaulting a vampire lair.
  • Kill the leader of <Alias=Dungeon>
  • Tell Sybille the vampire is dead

Note that Return to Grace and Fit for a Jarl do not count towards this objective, as they do not affect anyone's disposition.

Haafingar StoresEdit

Investing 500 gold in certain stores will count towards Thaneship if you have not befriended the store's owner by other means. If the original owner dies and you had already invested in their store, you [can / cannot [verification needed]] also befriend their replacement.

Merchant Name Store Name Store Location Merchandise
Angeline Morrard (Vivienne Onis) [verification needed — investment bugged - does it affect Disposition?] Angeline's Aromatics Solitude Apothecary
Beirand Solitude Blacksmith Solitude Blacksmith
Endarie; Taarie [verification needed — does investment affect Disposition of one or both?] Radiant Raiment Solitude Clothing, Jewelry
Fihada (Jawanan) [verification needed — investment bugged - does it affect Disposition?] Fletcher Solitude Armor, Arrows, Tools, Weapons
Sayma Bits and Pieces Solitude General
Sybille Stentor (Melaran) Blue Palace Solitude Spells

Other QuestsEdit

The following quests also increase the disposition of citizens of Haafingar, and therefore count towards this objective:


After helping five inhabitants and purchasing Proudspire Manor, the journal tells you to return to the jarl. The reward, the Blade of Haafingar, is normally a random, leveled, enchanted sword or greatsword. Due to a bug, however, maces are also occasionally rewarded. You will also receive a housecarl named Jordis the Sword-Maiden, who will be waiting for you at Proudspire Manor.


  • It was intended that Bryling could also give you this quest, suggesting that she was intended to be the Stormcloak Jarl of Haafingar.
  • If the quest Tending the Flames is active, Elisif might not give the dialogue option to start this quest until after the Tending the Flames quest is complete.


  • If you complete all five favors before being given the quest to do so, the quest will not update correctly, leaving you with a journal entry "Assist the People of Haafingar 5/5".
    • To fix this, complete a sixth favor, such as the Tending the Flames quest, which will give you the message "Completed: Assist the People of Haafingar 6/5", thus allowing you to continue on as intended.
    •   Use the console command player.setobjectivecompleted favorjarlsmakefriends 30 1 to update it and remove it from your journal.
  • When you become Thane of Haafingar under Imperial rule, the guards do not recognize you as such. There is no thane option to forgive you of petty crime. However Stormcloak guards in the same city do have this option.
    • If you become Thane of Haafingar while it is under Imperial rule, and it later is conquered by the Stormcloaks, you retain your Thane status and can use it to remove a bounty then.
  • The quest may not track how many favors you have performed, making it impossible to complete the quest.
  • If you have the quest " Tending the Flames" active, Elisif will not give you the quest until you reach the stage where you need to speak to Jorn. ?
  • Sometimes Jarl Elisif will not say anything about becoming the Thane of Haafingar, even after completing the Wolf Skull cave/Potema quests, placing her husband's horn at the shrine of Talos, and purchasing Proudspire Manor.
    • Reloading a previous save may fix this.
    • Using the console will fix this, type: "setstage favor252 10 ?

Quest StagesEdit

Thane of Haafingar (Favor252)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Purchase a house in Solitude
Objective 15: Return to <Alias.ShortName=QuestGiver>
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 15, 25, 200.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage Favor252 stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest Favor252.