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Blade of Whiterun is a semi-unique weapon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This weapon is one of several Thane weapons awarded after becoming Thane of the respective hold, in this case Whiterun.


All of the weapons properties except the name are randomly generated.



The weapons appearance matches that of a generic weapon of the same type and material. The weapon will also bear a colored glow and pattern appropriate to the enchantment.


The Blade of Whiterun is awarded by the new Jarl of Whiterun, Vignar Gray-Mane after having honorary Thaneship reinstated. To become Thane once-more the following conditions must be met:

  • Completion of "Dragon Rising" - While Balgruuf was Jarl. Vignar can't become Jarl without completing this quest.
  • Had the position of honorary Thane instated by Balgruuf while he was Jarl.
  • Completion of "Battle for Whiterun" - Stormcloak campaign.
  • Purchasing Breezehome.
  • Assisting the people of Whiterun by doing miscellaneous quests for them.


This weapon is semi-unique and may not be crafted, however an identical version can be crafted with the generic material and a matching enchantment applied. The weapon may also be titled with the same name during enchanting.

The upgrade material is dependent on the material that the weapon was generated with.


  • This weapon is used to serve as the badge of office for the Thane of Whiterun.
  • If a reload is performed and the weapon is retrieved again, it will be the same. This means that there are unknown factors determining what weapon is generated. At higher levels iron is surprisingly the material of the weapon.
  • This is the second thane weapon for Whiterun, the first being the Axe of Whiterun.


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

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Sometimes the weapon granted is not a blade but a mace. However it's still called the "Blade" of Whiterun.

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