The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The Paarthurnax Dilemma
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Jun 8, 2012 @ 11:41pm
Sep 22, 2015 @ 3:46pm
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The Paarthurnax Dilemma

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

AFK Mods[]
Skyrim Nexus[]
TES Alliance[]
Dark Creations[]
The Assimilation Lab[]

Installation Requirements

Official Skyrim patch or greater.

Known Issues

None, thank Talos.


Mods which alter the following quests will not be compatible without a patch:

MQPaarthurnax - Paarthurnax
FreeformHighHrothgarA - The Words of Power
MQ301 - The Fallen

Mods which edit the following scripts will not be compatible unless patched:


Donations welcome.[]

This mod is not made, guaranteed, or supported by Zenimax, Bethesda Game Studios, or any of their affiliates.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Dec 29, 2017 @ 12:30am
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kyracraft Jan 7 @ 10:42am 
Does thsi mod work well with other mods? I hated that part of the MQ, so I never finished and never went back to the blades, maybe Bethesda rushed that part of the quest and forced the player to kill him if they wanted to go back to the blades.
⤜ Shuhrat Glazkov ⤏ Jan 6 @ 2:15am 
I cant understand people who does not kill paarthurnax. If you are roleplaying when you die paarthurnax will try to conquer the world like his brother, alduin.If you are not roleplaying then he is useless after teaching you some shouts. Just kill him
LumpyAcidFish Jan 2 @ 1:51am 
hey this mod causes my game to not start I have 50 mods all of them work except for this one
Shadow Slayer V Dec 30, 2017 @ 10:32am 
yay he doesn't have to die!!!!!
Portaddict74482 Dec 28, 2017 @ 6:44pm 
O_O Oh. My. God. That is so damn cool. Just finished up the quest and, without spoiling what happens, Damn Nice Job! :D
Portaddict74482 Dec 28, 2017 @ 12:23pm 
Doomlordking60 Dec 12, 2017 @ 12:43pm 
why can I kill the dragon but not the blades
Spudgun181 Nov 17, 2017 @ 7:34pm 

Heh, Judging by your profile picture, I'm guessing you're a teenage edgelord that listens to hard metal and cuts his wrists because you're suicidal

My advice, buy some rope and learn to tie a noose, it does what you want it to do and doesn't make a mess.
Nano Oct 18, 2017 @ 11:31am 
'Death Proof' The hypocrisy is real.
nico Oct 16, 2017 @ 12:10am 
the problem is that to complete the quest you can only kill him but this mod ads the chance to decide to spare him wich bethesda should have added in the game itself!!!