The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Quest: The Bigger They Are
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Feb 18, 2012 @ 11:13am
Sep 13, 2012 @ 8:54am
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Quest: The Bigger They Are

In 2 collections by ThirteenOranges
The Elder Scrolls Quests Series
5 items
An Elder Scrolls Collection
11 items
A great hero of the Companions lies dead before he could defeat his greatest quest, the slaying of the great giant, Barlok'Gosh. Take up the arms of Holfir Giant Slayer and travel dangerous roads and caves to find Barlok'Gosh and finish what he started.


- A brand new quest to follow in the footsteps of a legendary slayer of giants.

- New dungeons and outdoor areas to travel and fight through.

- Lore friendly and consistent with the style and themes of the rest of the game.

- Supporting lore delivered through in-game books.

- Wield the unique weapons and armor of Holfir Giant-Slayer.

- Fight the largest Giant skyrim has ever seen, Barlok'Gosh.

- Compatible with all Bethesda DLC. No Prerequisites.

Patch 1.4 Notes

- Fixed the facegen issue on NPCs.

- New title image.

Patch 1.3 Notes

- Fixed a Navmesh issue preventing followers leaving the giant's location by normal means.

Patch 1.2 Notes

- Improved the NavMesh to allow the Giant to attack the player on the bridge and to stop him attempting to run into areas too small for him.

- Followers should now follow you into Bodean's Path and to the giant's location.

- Slightly reduced the incoming giant damage modifier of Holfir's Plate armor, making the fight a little harder.

- Added a chest to the crashed cart by the pond, adding to the overall reward value of the quest.

Patch 1.1 Notes

- Fixed the issues with quest markers and log entries not showing, however, this will likely reset the quest's progress (but shouldn't get rid of quest items already obtained).

***If you have issues with this quest reset, you can use the console to 'SetStage' followed by the quest ID 'tos_TheBiggerTheyAreQST' followed by the stage numbers 10, 40 or 200. 200 is for quest completion)***


- The quest does not have to be started to be completed, if you stumble upon the locations/enemies on your own, you're free to complete it as you see fit (just like back in the days of TES III: Morrowind).

- The quest can be started normally by reading Of Holfir Giant Slayer, a book that can be found in Whiterun's general store, the Bard's College, and as random loot in dungeons.


- Now available in Russian -

If you enjoy this quest, please rate it and try out my other Quest mods

- Quest: Sorcery

- Quest: Sea Of Ghosts

- Quest: And the Realms of Daedra

- Quest: No Mercy

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doncorleone36 May 13 @ 12:43pm 
Are these quest mods all compatible with each other? I downloaded all of thriteenoranges' stuff and so far this one and the Sourcery one aren't tracking correctly. I go to the locations to start the quests and nothing happens.
gtown_reaper Feb 21 @ 7:28pm 
For everyone who is having issues with CTD when you get to the island: This mod is incompatible with Here There Be Monsters. Just disable HTBM in your load order, do your business on the island, leave, then reenable HTBM.
Vitalik Jan 17 @ 11:06pm 
i wonder if this weapon and armor works on other gigants?
Evil Paragon Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:51am 
I crash every time I approach the statue. I'm not even trying to do the quest, I'm trying to head to the castle for Dawnguard. This is game breaking.
Lupus, Miles Dec 10, 2016 @ 2:45am 
Same here, crashed when I headed to the monument
Awkward Gordon Oct 30, 2016 @ 9:34am 
Crashes as soon as I reach Holfir's monument. Tried everything but couldn't fix it
DarkArrow901 Aug 27, 2016 @ 1:29pm 
... the harder they fall
Boxes Aug 25, 2016 @ 1:13pm 
Crashes as soon as I reach Holfir's monument.
Paperguide Jul 2, 2016 @ 12:42am 
im really sad. none of your quest mods work for me. :( ive gone through and found that your mods make my game crash when i try to start a new game. i hope you update these quest mods when the remastered skyrim comes out. :)
Namea Jun 2, 2016 @ 10:32pm 
Unfortunately this mod competes with the popular Khune Redguard home mod. They utilize the same worldspace. It can be gotten around using tcl and jumping around a bit to get into the cavern. You can't use the Khune house though.

Otherwise it's fun. Really short but super lore friendly and a great addition to the game. I had no issues with crashing or FPS drops but I'm not playing on a potato. Considering this mod uses only vanilla assets I would assume anyone running into FPS drops is probably not up to par hardware wise OR using too much RAM for other applications.

I found the book on complete accident. Felt like a natural part of the game. Kudos dude. Can't wait to start your other mods! Sorcery was fun too!