- Pickpocket Balgruuf the Greater as soon as "Message to Whiterun" is finished, then begin the quest "Battle for Whiterun."
This section contains bugs related to Balgruuf's War Axe. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Sometimes, the quest may glitch and allow one to keep the war axe.
- If one tries to place the axe on a weapon rack while having a regular steel axe in the inventory, it will place the regular axe on the rack first.
- If the Dragonborn talks to Legate Quentin Cipius instead of Balgruuf at the end of "Message to Whiterun," the axe will remain in the inventory.