For other uses, see Kill the Giant.

Kill the Giant is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Skald the Elder, Jarl of The Pale asks the Dragonborn to kill a giant. This quest must be completed in order to begin the quest "Thane of the Pale," and to purchase land in the hold.HF


  • Talk to Jarl Skald the Elder in Dawnstar.
  • Go to the assigned location and kill the giant.
  • Return to Skald the Elder to receive the reward.


Speak with Skald the Elder. He will tell you to kill the giant at one of several locations in the Pale. After completing his task, return to the Jarl to receive the bounty.



Kill the Giant (Skald the Elder) – Favor153
IDJournal Entry
  • Objective 10: Kill the giant in <Alias=GiantCamp>
  • Objective 15: Return to Skald
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to Kill the Giant (Skald the Elder). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
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  •  PC   360   PS3   The quest objective may not be removed from the journal.
  •  PC   360   PS3   The quest may not be received if the objective is killed ahead of time.