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Thane of the Pale is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Dragonborn can gain the title of Thane of The Pale.


  • Befriend the Jarl of The Pale.
  • Assist three citizens of The Pale.
  • Return to the Jarl.


Thane of The Pale is obtained by completing the following tasks: The quest Waking Nightmare, which is begun by talking to Erandur in the Windpeak Inn. Then complete three minor quests.

The Dragonborn must be level 22 to obtain the quest "Kill the Giant", which then leads to the offer to become a Thane (after completing the three minor quests)

There are several easy ways to assist the people of The Pale:

Quest Giver Quest Location Objective
Aeri Delivery Anga's Mill/Dawnstar Deliver Aeri's Note to Skald.
Aeri Saw wood Anga's Mill/Dawnstar Saw wood and bring it to Aeri.
Beitild Mine Ore Dawnstar Gather some iron ore for Beitild.
Captain Wayfinder Salty Sea-Dogs Dawnstar Find some Fine-Cut Void Salts.
Frida Dungeon Delving Dawnstar / Radiant Find the Ring of Pure Mixtures.
Karl Quest all Drunks Have Dawnstar Give an alcoholic beverage to Karl.
Leigelf Mine Ore Dawnstar Gather some Quicksilver Ore for Leigelf.
Rustleif Rare Gifts Dawnstar/Radiant Find a copy of Night Falls on Sentinel.


Thane of The Pale
Return to <Jarl>
  • Quest complete

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