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:


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 23, 2016 @ 11:28pm
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Ankit ~RL~
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ARE THOSE WAFFLES?! Jul 2 @ 12:56pm 
I honestly dislike their need of killing Paarthurnax, what did he do? Why is he hated?
Plus, weren't they supposed to serve the Dragonborn, not have the Dragonborn serve them? Paarthurnax is my pal, why would I kill him to join the Blade's weirdo traitor group?
nozael Jun 29 @ 2:05pm 
I'm not sure but this mod seems to generate one bug, some quest and dialogs related to greybeards and blades are in english (i play in french), including one quest (retrieving a word) wich did not disappear when fulfilled.
Moon Absence Jun 19 @ 8:30am 
yah yah das ich nich gut. (its in fucking german) although good mod
Zirados Jun 10 @ 6:44am 
welp, i have subscribed to this mod, and now all doors, and some quests are in german (i think its german) is there a way to fix this? because its not everything. the map is english, just doors
Shahrazad the Listener May 21 @ 8:08am 
I wondered who Paarthurnax's new friends were. I didn't realize at first they were part of the mod. :P Inferno Terror Bane, Ghost Sorcerer Prince, and Brutal Frost Slayer?
bentreacypc May 21 @ 3:15am 
I have just started the quest 'paarthurnax' and ive spoken to the greaybeards, P-nax and the blades and i cant get the dialogue to appear. Its only showing me 'about paarthurnax...' for both delphine and esbern. Any help would be appreciated :)
nico May 9 @ 8:15am 
1 question when you started the quest "the fallen" you can talk to esbern and he after some time will say that a dragon is the greybeards leader and you need to kill paarthurnax but my game only says kill paarthurnax.... does the mod only work if you have completed the mainquest before starting the quest "paarthurnax"???? please help me :D (pretty please help me)
Zombie Pilot Apr 29 @ 1:57pm 
Use the console command ( setstage MQPaarthurnax 50 ) if the mod doesn't do it for you. It should put it at a stage of completion beyond paarthunax's death, but won't kill him so you can still meditate on words of power, you'll just need to lie to delphine and say he's dead. Hope this helps.
Sormus95 | Apr 14 @ 2:49am 
Very nice.
Cerberus Mar 18 @ 3:38am 
I've came a cross a bug that when you make sure that the blades are 'told off' and you don't have to kill paarthurnax I can't recruit people into the blades. Does this happen alot or is there something wrong on my part?