- Befriend the Jarl of Hjaalmarch.
- Assist three citizens of Hjaalmarch.
- Return to the Jarl.
Becoming Thane of Hjaalmarch is fairly straightforward. Investigating the house that burned down, then completing the subsequent quests, will cause the grateful Jarl to say that she'd be happy to make the Dragonborn a Thane once "known through her Hold." This translates into taking miscellaneous quests to help three different people, most of whom can be found in Morthal. Note that completing the quest "Laid to Rest" may count as one of these assistance quests.
There are several easy ways to assist the people of Hjaalmarch:
|Benor||Fight! Fight!||Morthal||Beat Benor in a brawl.|
|Gestur Rockbreaker||Mine Ore||Stonehills||Gather some iron ore for Gestur Rockbreaker.|
|Gorm||For the Good of Morthal||Morthal / Solitude||Deliver a message from Gorm to Captain Aldis in Solitude.|
|Hroggar||Chop Wood||Morthal||Gather wood for Hroggar.|
|Idgrod the Younger||Delivery||Morthal / Whiterun||Deliver a letter to Danica Pure-Spring at the Temple of Kynareth in Whiterun.|
|Jorgen||Chop Wood||Morthal||Gather wood for Jorgen.|
|Lami||Rare Gifts||Morthal / Radiant||Find a copy of Song of the Alchemists for Lami.|
The title also includes being awarded the Blade of Hjaalmarch.
Similar to Falkreath, if this is attempted late in the game, it may be difficult to find three citizens alive to help, especially if the The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard add-on is installed.
|Thane of Hjaalmarch|
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- If the only reason for becoming Thane is to purchase the land, it is not necessary to actually finish helping with the three tasks before being allowed to purchase the land. Upon finding and speaking to Aslfur, he may have a dialogue option for buying a house, at which point he will say that while there are no houses available, he can sell some land.HF
This section contains bugs related to Thane of Hjaalmarch. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Sometimes after speaking to Jorgen to complete the "Mehrunes' Razor" quest he disappears for good.
- Neither investing in Lami's shop nor bringing her a copy of Song of the Alchemists will count towards the "Assist the people of Hjaalmarch" objective.