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.[]
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ender788 Apr 24 @ 2:01pm 
i just killed them im so sick of how ruthless they are towards paarthurnax do they not know that hes the one who tuoght the three nord heros the way of the voice are they that blind?
jffyt Apr 19 @ 5:14pm 
I must be stupid, because I can't get this to work. I subscribed to this mod before I started a new character. The Blades tell me to kill P. I talk to P, use all the conversation options he has, leave him and go back to the Blades. There are no new dialogue choices for either Delphine or Esbern. The author says "you may need to be forceful" so I tried whacking Delphine. She's unkillable. Eventually she becomes hostile and attacks me on sight.
I weep. Any advice?
bob77088 Apr 8 @ 1:17pm 
i downloaded this mod before i got the kill paarthurnax quest and now when i go to the throat of the world for the first time paarthurnax is not there. help me.
Connorama Mar 23 @ 7:54pm 
I have an issue. right after i say "we spare him" and i ask esbern for a dragon location, i go to the location and there is no dragon to be seen. help
Fort Mar 21 @ 12:50pm 
I have spoke to the grey beards and paarthurnax but when i go back to Esbern he doesnt say anything after his "about Paarthurnax" lines. i downloaded this mod after i started the "kill Paarthurnax" quest so i was wondering if this had anything to do with the fact that i cant go any further
Darkreed Mar 19 @ 4:57am 
I really want this mod as I just reached the said stage of the quest, will it still work even if I install it now? (just tried convincing the blades with little success in vanilla)
Arthmoor  [author] Mar 17 @ 2:03pm 
I would imagine it's because people like this one more? :P
Little Beast Mar 17 @ 7:50am 
I'm wondering why this mod has almost 3k votes, while the "Paarthurnax Choices(+3)" mod, with 3, almost 4 choises of actions only have 112... It even beat this with 4 months.
TheMicronemesis Mar 14 @ 9:46pm 
Thank the gods! Finally I don't have to kill my own dragon buddy who helped me beat Alduin in the first place.
Captain Triller_75 Mar 9 @ 8:39am 
Paarthurnax is my friend he help me defeat Alduin =D