- Befriend the Jarl of Eastmarch.
- Assist five citizens of Eastmarch.
- Purchase Hjerim.
- Return to the Jarl.
Imperial Legion questlineEdit
After completing the quest "Reunification of Skyrim," Brunwulf Free-Winter will become Jarl of Windhelm. The Dragonborn must speak to Brunwulf, and Brunwulf will offer the title of Thane contingent on them helping five people of Windhelm and purchasing Hjerim from Brunwulf's steward. After these two objectives have been completed, Brunwulf will grant the Dragonborn the title of Thane, give them a random leveled weapon of Eastmarch, and appoint a housecarl to serve them.
After progressing through the questline "Liberation of Skyrim": Liberate Falkreath Hold, the Dragonborn will receive the option to become a Thane. This is done by selecting the "My Jarl, is there anything further you need?" conversation option. Ulfric Stormcloak will respond that there is a place in his court for a new Thane, but the title can only be given to one known throughout the hold and that owns property in Windhelm.
Regardless of the questline followed, there are two requirements to becoming Thane of Eastmarch:
- Purchase Hjerim from Jorleif for 12,000 .
- Assist five citizens of Eastmarch.
There are several easy ways to assist the people of Eastmarch:
|Adonato Leotelli||Delivery||Windhelm/Solitude||Deliver a book to Giraud Gemane in Solitude.|
|Angrenor Once-Honored||Quest all Beggars Have||Windhelm||Give a gold coin to Angrenor Once-Honored.|
|Annekke Crag-Jumper||Kill the Bandit Leader||Darkwater Crossing/Radiant||Slay a bandit leader as a favor for Annekke Crag-Jumper.|
|Belyn Hlaalu||Gather Wheat||Belyn Hlaalu's House||Gather crops for Belyn Hlaalu.|
|Bolfrida Brandy-Mug||Gather Wheat||Brandy-Mug Farm||Gather crops for Bolfrida Brandy-Mug.|
|Brunwulf Free-Winter||Kill the Bandit Leader||Windhelm/Radiant||Slay a bandit leader as a favor for Brunwulf Free-Winter.|
|Derkeethus||Extracting an Argonian||Darkwater Pass||Rescue Derkeethus from his captors.|
|Dravynea the Stoneweaver||Dravynea's Frost Salts||Kynesgrove||Deliver frost salts to Dravynea the Stoneweaver.|
|Ganna Uriel||Chop Wood||Kynesgrove||Gather wood for Ganna Uriel.|
|Gilfre||Chop Wood||Mixwater Mill||Gather wood for Gilfre.|
|Hillevi Cruel-Sea||Delivery||Windhelm||Deliver some Wuunferth the Unliving.to|
|Iddra||A Few Words with You||Kynesgrove||Convince Roggi Knot-Beard to forget his debts.|
|Kjar||Harsh Master||Windhelm/Radiant||Take care of a former member of Kjar's crew.|
|Kjeld||Mine Ore||Kynesgrove||Gather some Malachite Ore for Kjeld.|
|Oengul War-Anvil||Dungeon Delving||Windhelm / Radiant||Find Queen Freydis's Sword.|
|Revyn Sadri||That Was Always There||Windhelm||Return a ring to Viola Giordano.|
|Roggi Knot-Beard||Dungeon Delving||Kynesgrove/Radiant||Find Roggi Knot-Beards Ancestral Shield.|
|Rolff Stone-Fist||Fight! Fight!||Windhelm||Beat Rolff in a brawl at the inn.|
|Scouts-Many-Marshes||A Few Words with You||Windhelm||Convince Torbjorn Shatter-Shield to raise the Argonians dock workers' wages.|
|Shahvee||Shahvee's Amulet||Windhelm/Radiant||Find Shahvee's Amulet of Zenithar.|
|Silda the Unseen||Quest all Beggars Have||Windhelm||Give a gold coin to Silda the Unseen.|
|Sondas Drenim||Delivery||Darkwater Crossing/Windhelm||Deliver Sondas's Note to Quintus Navale.|
|Stands-In-Shallows||Some Light Theft||Windhelm||Steal some Double-Distilled Skooma for Stands-In-Shallows.|
|Torbjorn Shatter-Shield||Rare Gifts||Windhelm||Bring an Amulet of Arkay to Torbjorn Shatter-Shield.|
|Torbjorn Shatter-Shield||Quest all Drunks Have||Windhelm||Give an alcoholic beverage to Torbjorn Shatter-Shield.|
|Tulvur||Gather Wheat||Hollyfrost Farm||Gather crops for Tulvur.|
|Verner Rock-Chucker||Mine Ore||Goldenrock Mine||Gather some Corundum Ore for Verner Rock-Chucker.|
While completing "Blood on the Ice" is not a prerequisite of becoming a Thane of Eastmarch, the quest will automatically start upon the purchase of Hjerim. Also, if on the Legion's side in the Civil War, Brunwulf's bandit quest must be done to become a Thane anyway.
|Thane of Eastmarch|
|Purchase a house in Windhelm|
|Return to <Jarl>