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Vilkas
Vilkas
Race Nord, Werewolf
Gender Male
Level PCx1 (8-50)
Class Warrior
Skills Two-Handed
Faction The Companions
The Circle
Rank Master Skill Trainer
Services Skill Trainer Two-Handed
Follower
Spouse
Steward
Essential Yes
Ref ID 0001A695
Base ID 0001A694

Vilkas is a Nord lycanthropic resident of Whiterun, and the twin brother of Farkas. He is a member of The Companions and The Circle, the secret order within the Companions. He serves as the Dragonborn's shield-brother in several of the Companions' quests. As with all Companions, he is usually found within Jorrvaskr, located in the Wind District of Whiterun.

QuestsEdit

BackgroundEdit

Vilkas and his brother, Farkas, were both raised in the Companions' Hall. Their father, Jergen, left them there while he went to fight in the Great War and never returned. Eventually, Vilkas and Farkas both officially joined the Companions. They were said to be the youngest members to ever join, though this may be a play on words by Vignar Gray-Mane, referring to the twins' young age during their residence at Jorrvaskr rather than the age at which their membership became official.

PersonalityEdit

At first, Vilkas seems to think the Dragonborn isn't worthy of being a Companion, but he eventually warms up to the idea after the completion of Glory of the Dead. Vilkas is well-spoken and considered to be an intelligent man by the other Companions, the counterpart to his brother's physical prowess. Vilkas, along with his brother Farkas and Kodlak, resists the call of the beast-blood, choosing instead to refrain from transformations[1]. However, he struggles with the side-effects more harshly than the others [2].

Vilkas is also thought of as a hot-tempered man[3]. For example, during Purity of Revenge, he does not hesitate to avenge Kodlak's death. However, he does later show remorse for his rash actions, as seen in Glory of the Dead, during which he refuses to complete his journey to Ysgramor's Tomb, feeling himself unworthy.

After Main Quest Edit

After the Companion's questline is completed, Vilkas will eventually give the quest Purity. In this quest, he will ask the Dragonborn to cure him of beast blood. He is available as a follower and also eligible for marriage after completion of The Companions questline. Vilkas can also be selected to act as Steward for the Dragonborn if Hearthfire is installed.

Notable lootEdit

TriviaEdit

  • "Vilkas" means "wolf" in Lithuanian. His brother's name, Farkas, also means wolf, in Hungarian.
  • If Vilkas is a follower, the Two-Handed skill can be trained in for free. Buy training, then check his inventory and take the money back.
  • Vilkas usually says that he likes and prefers two-handed weapons, and he always uses them when he is the Dragonborn's follower or when he is in a quest. However, Vilkas uses a one-handed sword and a shield when training against the Dragonborn in the quest Take Up Arms.
  • Vilkas may be randomly encountered out in the wilderness killing a giant along with Ria or other Companions.
  • If Vilkas is a follower, he will leave if the Dragonborn assaults or murders an innocent civilian, just like his brother, Farkas.
  • He has claimed to have killed every type of creature in Skyrim and thinks a trip to Morrowind is in order.
  • If the Hearthfire DLC has been downloaded, and Vilkas is appointed as steward of one of two manors built by the Dragonborn, he may head to the other manor at night and sleep there instead.
  • If Vilkas is appointed as steward, he may return back to Jorrvaskr. If this happens, you will need to travel to Whiterun to ask him to make improvements or purchase building materials.
  • If the player turns into a werewolf while they have Vilkas as a follower, Vilkas will attack the player, despite the fact that he himself is a werewolf too.
  • If the Dragonborn marries Farkas, Vilkas appears in the Temple of Mara as a wedding guest; if addressed, he warmly expresses his happiness for the couple.

BugsEdit

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AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Vilkas

  • Vilkas Dead Bug?!? *SOME SPOILERS*

    15 messages
    • Oh my god, I love Vilkas and he goes perfect with my character Kaira. I plan to marry them and adopt kids and everything so I really hope t...
    • 60.231.78.4 wrote:But side note, I hate how you have to change him back to a non-werwolf and get rid of his lycanthropy. Is there any way tha...
  • Creepy!!!!!

    3 messages
    • So they switch every now and then, great :D
    • Well, that is odd. You should list it on the Vilkas page.
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