== The Blades in Oblivion ==
[[Oblivion:Jauffre|Jauffre]] is the current Grandmaster. When you first bring [[Oblivion:Brother Martin|Brother Martin]] to [[Oblivion:Cloud Ruler Temple|Cloud Ruler Temple]] during the [[Oblivion:Weynon Priory (quest)|Weynon Priory]] quest, Jauffre offers to make you a member of the Blades. You can choose whether to accept the offer or decline; if you decline, you can ask Jauffre at any later time about "Join the Blades" and become a member. Jauffre will not offer you membership if his [[Oblivion:Disposition|Disposition]] is below 40, in which case, use a [[Oblivion:Charm|Charm]] spell to temporarily boost his disposition. Also, Jauffre cannot offer you membership if he dies (which is possible during the quests [[Oblivion:The Defense of Bruma|The Defense of Bruma]] and [[Oblivion:Light the Dragonfires|Light the Dragonfires]]). If you want to eventually join the Blades, you may want to be sure to join before those quests or else keep Jauffre alive
. Blades are just pretty fucking awesome. that is all.
The primary advantage of joining the Blades is that you can use anything in Cloud Ruler Temple (beds, a [[Oblivion:Horses#Jauffre's Horse|free horse]], free weapons in the Armory, books, etc). You are given an [[Oblivion:Akaviri Katana|Akaviri Katana]] upon joining. There is no advancement in this faction, nor are there any associated quests. Although the [[Oblivion:Main Quest|Main Quest]] could be considered to be the Blades faction, it is not necessary to join the Blades to complete the main questline.