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The Paarthurnax Dilemma
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Disappointed with how ruthless and unforgiving the Blades were at the end of the main quest? Felt like you should have been able to put your foot down and make them see reason? Well now you can!

This mod is a simple, yet badly needed modification to the post-MQ quest the Blades give you to kill Paarthurnax.

Approach the quest as usual. Listen to the Greybeards and Paarthurnax.

Should you decide to spare his life, return to Delphine or Esbern and explain it to them. You may have to be a bit forceful in the process. They may not like what you're telling them, but they're supposed to be there to serve the Dragonborn, right?

Should you choose to go through with slaying him, he will not be alone. Paarthurnax told you he was going to try and teach others the Way of the Voice, and he'll have his first group of students listening intently. Or, well, whatever dragons do when they're perched on rocks looking at each other.

Are you a ruthless savage like your Blade companions, or will you show compassion and forgiveness the Blades don't appear to be capable of anymore? Make your choice, Dragonborn!

Alternate Download Locations
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AFK Mods[afkmods.iguanadons.net]
Skyrim Nexus[www.nexusmods.com]
TES Alliance[tesalliance.org]
Dark Creations[www.darkcreations.org]
The Assimilation Lab[www.theassimilationlab.com]

Installation Requirements
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Official Skyrim patch 1.9.32.0.8 or greater.

Known Issues
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None, thank Talos.

Compatibility
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Other mods which edit content associated with MQPaarthurnax will conflict with this.

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671 Comments
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etrexler 1 hour ago 
No,Wait! Wow! I went ahead and subscribed to this mod anyway after posting(below)about my concerns whether it would still work stacking on the "Paarthurnax Fix"mod that I'd used a couple of years ago. Well...it worked! I saw a new quest in my Quest Journal "Ask Esban about dragon lairs". I hadn't seen that before,so I thought what the hell,I might as well go over to Sky Haven and ask him. The dialogue with him opens the same way as before,me saying "About Paarthurnax..." but then an entirely different dialogue script opens up(unvoiced)allowing me to challenge the Blades about Paarthurnax! That's your mod,isn't it!!? Yay! Double Yay! How great are you?!! So,now I've done all the heretofore unavailable Blades Radiant Quests,picked up Dragonsbane(which I otherwise would have to steal),and killed a Dragon with my three Blade recruits. Marvelous. Thank you so much Arthmoor!
etrexler Aug 27 @ 12:37am 
O.K. Thank you so much for the info Arthmoor! I guess I just have to let the Blade Radiant Quests go. No loss,really. I'm sorry I missed your mod when I was looking for help!
Arthmoor  [author] Aug 26 @ 10:53pm 
No, Paarthurnax Fix edits the same quest I do and they're fundamentally incompatible with each other because of it.
etrexler Aug 25 @ 9:40pm 
Does anyone know if this mod will stack with the Paarthurnax Fix mod? Which I had downloaded last year so that I could finish the MQ without killing Paarthurnax. If I subscribe to the Paarthurnax Dilemma now will it cause any problems?
sparklingflow Aug 24 @ 4:51pm 
Etrexler- This mod is supssed to make you assert your authority as dragonborn over the blades. Once that's done Paarthurnax should be spared and the Blades will bend to your desire so you can continue their radiant quests. Also Paarthurnax gets some students to teach. I've never had any sort of problem with this mod. The earlier you download it for your game the better.
Angry Porto Aug 24 @ 8:33am 
While I found Delphine's threat to kill the Dragonborn if he spares Paarthurnaxx a bit audacious, nevertheless, this mod is a fantastic and much needed slap-in-the-face for the otherwise stubborn Blades. Well done, and thank you.

Oh, and the Dragonborn's threat coupled with the thu'um shaking was perfect!
etrexler Aug 24 @ 2:19am 
So,my question here is,does this mod help with post MQ problems with Esben and Delphine? I got a mod to change the dialogue with Esben and Delphine so that I could spare this dragon and finish the main quest with him still living. I have established the Blades in Sky Haven. I've brought three new recruits to the Blades. But when I ask Esben for the "Dragon Research" quest,or ask Delphine for the "Dragon Hunting" quest the only response I get from either one of them is "Paarthurnax must die". Is this mod a fix for that or not?
an actual bear Aug 22 @ 9:35pm 
I wish I had seen this mod before I spent like 10 minutes trying to figure out how to kill and then resurrect him just right to make everyone happy >_>
Fox Aug 21 @ 9:15pm 
Lmao *ground shakes* nice touch, although, it clearly states in the main quest line that the dragon born can not actually speak the language of the dovah.
Fox Aug 21 @ 9:08pm 
@Niksan You are told to kill Paarthurnax after the main questline, you are still in the middle of it.