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
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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:



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Popular Discussions View All (1)
Dec 23, 2016 @ 11:28pm
Nothing happening
Ankit ~RL~
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If you ever kill Paarthurnax you're a heartless monster.
Dogeboom Jan 20 @ 2:47am 
┌ but he just left us behind forever, and we don't want that happen.
Techystar Jan 16 @ 12:28pm 
Wait..Guys I didn't have this mod and I didnt have to kill Paarthunax, he just flew away with his dragon friends after you kill Alduin.
STORMAGEDDON711 Jan 14 @ 6:10pm 
AustinS24 Dec 30, 2016 @ 10:55pm 
It worked! Delphine doesnt talk just turn on subtitles. That dragon was oddly too... cute? to kill, I dont know why
AustinS24 Dec 30, 2016 @ 10:47pm 
I hope this works when you are currently on the quest... I may need to go back 1 save
Multi Dec 29, 2016 @ 9:33am 
tfw it took you 4 days of doing other shit because you didnt want to kill parrthurnax and you find this mod one day after you do
Imair Dec 25, 2016 @ 3:21pm 
Never mind, she does! Awesome!
Imair Dec 25, 2016 @ 3:20pm 
I love that this mod exists, but I have only one problem. I spoke to delphine, but she had no lines? Like, her mouth moved, but no words. I understand how getting someone to voice her lines would be difficult, of course, but does she at least have subtitles? I wanna know what she says
JewelAssassin Dec 21, 2016 @ 7:58pm 
About how far in this quest can you get before this doesnt work? Cause I already talked to the blades, and Paar and havent killed him yet.