The Elder Scrolls Online: Ebonheart Pact – Skill Point Quests – Eastmarch – Giant’s Run

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Giant’s Run is the northern region of Eastmarch. It contains the capital city of Windhelm to the north, along with the Cradlecrush and Morvunskar forts to the west and Lower Yorgrim and Kynesgrove to the east and south, respectively. The Giant’s Run Dolmen lies northwest of Fort Morvunskar to the west. The south is bordered by Frostwater Tundra and Icewind Peaks.

You will need to complete the quests in order from 1 – 9; the quest givers are marked on the maps below. Sometimes the skill point is awarded before all of the quests in the zone are finished, but the remaining quests need to be completed because they are prerequisites for the next questing zone. Once you have completed One Victor, One King in the Giant’s Run questing zone, you will be rewarded a skill point.

Giant’s Run
1. Swamp to Snow
2. Shadows Over Windhelm
3. The Konunleikar
4. Windhelm’s Champion
5. One Victor, One King (Skill Point)
6. Sounds of Alarm
7. Blindsided
8. Sleep for the Dead
9. Victory at Morvunskar

Giant’s Run Questing Zone

Windhelm: Giants Run

Eastmarch: Giants Run



1. Swamp to Snow
Quest Giver: Vicecanon Heita-Meen
Location(s): Windhelm
Reward: 56 Gold
Recommended Level: 31

– Quick Walkthrough –

  1. Talk to Muz-Muz, the boatmaster.
  2. Talk to Vicecanon Heita-Meen in Eastmarch.

– Detailed Walkthrough –

Vicecanon Heita-Meen will deliver the Mnemic Egg to the Pact in Eastmarch. The Nord ruler has an artifact of his own to contribute to the Moot. Your presence has been requested, so you need to find the boatmaster.

The boatmaster, Muz-Muz, is on the docks. After you finish talking to her you will arrive in Skyrim.

Talk to Vicecanon Heita-Meen at the Eastmarch docks. She will find a safe place to store the Egg, then enjoy the celebration.



2. Shadows Over Windhelm
Quest Giver: Murilam Dalen, Thane Mera Stormcloak
Location(s): Windhelm
Reward: 235 Gold
Recommended Level: 33

– Quick Walkthrough –

  1. Talk to Thane Mera Stormcloak.
  2. Read Leimaer the Raven’s Journal at the Cold Moon Inn.
  3. Find the four caches.
  4. Return to Thane Mera.

– Detailed Walkthrough –

Murilam Dalen, the Pact envoy in Windhelm, is standing on the docks near the entrance into the city. Windhelm’s citizens are celebrating King Jorunn’s tenth anniversary as the Skald King—a celebration known as the Konunleikar where Nord clans compete in various challenges in order to honor the king. He asks you to speak to Thane Mera Stormcloak, the captain of the Windhelm guard.

Thane Mera is standing in the center of the town, next to the Palace of Ysgramor. Enter the city through the open gate behind Murilam Dalen, then go right, then left. You should see a well and a gathering of people. Take the stairs on the right up to the third level of the city. Thane Mera is next to a large wooden door and red Pact banners.

An Enemy from the Past
The Thane is worried about the strange reappearance of the Stormfist clan; they haven’t been seen in 10 years. Every since this year’s games started, there have been many injuries and even a few deaths. Thane Mera Stormcloak asks you to ask around the Cold Moon Inn, where the clan is staying, to learn more information. If you ask her more questions, you can learn that the Stormfists wanted Jorunn’s brother, Fildgor, to be king.

Cold Moon Inn is southeast of Thane Mera. Go upstairs, and read Leimaer the Raven’s Journal, which is on the ground next to the last bed on the right. One of the Stormfists has hidden caches around the city, so that the clan can cheat.

Confiscate the Caches
The caches look like glowing sacks.

“Where mount and mare rest calm and easy”

This cache is hidden in the stables, across from the Cold Moon Inn. Inside is a note from “L” and a knife to cut through armor.

“Between a moon that’s cold and a wizard’s hoard”

In the street behind the Cold Moon Inn is another cache. This one has a noisemaker arrow to scare off the prey in a hunting competition, according to L’s note.

The final two caches are on the west side of Windhelm.

“Behind a cracked henge stone, west and breezy”

This cache is behind one of the long upright stones at the southern end of the city. It contains incense.

“At the rear of Windhelm’s only abstaining Nord”

This is the northern of the final two caches, hidden next to some rocks behind the other Inn. It contains poison.

Once you find all four hidden caches, return to Thane Mera Stormcloak outside the Palace of Ysgramor. She gives you some gold—now you need to find out what’s really happening in Windhelm.



3. The Konunleikar
Quest Giver: Thane Mera Stormcloak
Location(s): Windhelm
Reward: 293 Gold
Recommended Level: 33

– Quick Walkthrough –

  1. Talk to Lenning the Hawk.
  2. Light the staring flame, then complete the Footrace of the Nine Holds.
  3. Talk to Lenning the Hawk.
  4. Talk to Thane Mera Stormcloak.

– Detailed Walkthrough –

While you were investigating the Stormfist clan, Thane Mera Stormcloak says Windhelm’s champion was injured. She wants you to enter the Footrace of the Nine Holds as Windhelm’s new champion. To do so, you need to speak to Lenning the Hawk, the race organizer, at the western wall. He is southwest of the Thane, next to the standing stones where you found a cache during the previous quest.

The Race of Nine Holds
Since you are the last racer to arrive, you need to light the starting flame, then run through nine towers symbolizing the nine holds. The first racer to exit the ninth tower is the winner.

Cheating at the Konunleikar
However, once you exit the sixth tower, you see one of the racers, Hadring the Swift, lying on the ground. You can help him, or you can keep running. If you help him, he tells you the assassin ran south.

Talk to Lenning the Hawk at the end of the race. He congratulates you and tells you Thane Mera is looking for you.

Return to the Palace of Ysgramor to talk to the Thane. If you did not help Hadring the Swift, she will tell you he was murdered during the race, but no one saw anything. She gives you your reward, 293 gold.



4. Windhelm’s Champion
Quest Giver: Thane Mera Stormcloak
Location(s): Windhelm
Reward: 117 Gold
Recommended Level: 33

– Quick Walkthrough –

  1. Find out where the assassins went.
  2. Follow the assassins.
  3. Collect the Stormfist Brigade Emblem and read Orders from Fildgor.
  4. Report to Thane Mera Stormcloak.

– Detailed Walkthrough –

Thane Mera Stormcloak wants you to find the assassins responsible for Hadring the Swift’s death during the Footrace of the Nine Holds. She names you Justice Carl of Windhelm, which grants you the authority to deal with them.

If you helped Hadring the Swift, you will know that the assassins fled to the south. If you did not help Hadring during the previous quest, you will have to question witnesses. The witnesses are next to the Cold Moon Inn. Outside the crafting area is Turril Omalor. He is bored and doesn’t want to talk about what he saw. You will need the Intimidation Perk if you want him to talk.

The Assassin’s Camp
Once you know where the assassin went, you can try to find them. Head south out of Windhelm, over the bridge, towards the Kynesgrove Wayshrine. The camp is actually directly north of the wayshrine. A group of Stormfists should appear, and you should be prompted to collect the assassin’s orders and evidence.

Defeat and loot the assassins to get the Stormfist Brigade Emblem, which counts as collecting evidence. Next, go to the western tent, defeat the Stormfists there, then read Orders from Fildgor.

Return to Thane Mera. She realizes that Fildgor has returned to Skyrim and King Jorunn needs to be warned.



5. One Victor, One King
Quest Giver: Thane Mera Stormcloak
Location(s): Windhelm, Hall of Trials
Reward: Thane Watch + 117 Gold + 1 Skill Point
Recommended Level: 33

– Quick Walkthrough –

  1. Observe the duel in the Hall of Trials.
  2. Protect King Jorunn.
  3. Talk to King Jorunn.
  4. Talk to Thane Mera Stormcloak.

– Detailed Walkthrough –

Thane Mera Stormcloak is worried that King Jorunn is in danger. She wants you to go to the Hall of Trials and protect the king.

The Hall of Trials is northeast of the Palace of Ysgramor. When you enter, you see Leimaer the Raven, a Stormfist, win a duel. She approaches the king, but before the king can congratulate her, one of the guards denounces Leimaer’s trickery. She poisoned her opponents. However, she only laughs and declares that Fildgor is here to claim his birthright. She says Jorunn’s reign is over and attacks. Other Stormfists in the arena help her as you, the guards, and the king fight back.

Talk to the king once all the Stormfists have been defeated. He asks you to let Thane Mera know what happened.

Thane Mera is relieved to know her king is fine and considers you “the champion of the day.” She gives you Thane Watch, a shield, and 117 gold for saving the king’s life.

Completing this quest grants the achievement, Skald-King’s Salvation.



6. Sounds of Alarm
Quest Giver: Thane Mera Stormcloak in Windhelm
Location(s): Fort Morvunskar
Reward: 58 Gold
Recommended Level: 33

– Quick Walkthrough –

  1. Talk to Thane Mera Stormcloak in Windhelm.
  2. Talk to Captain Hamar at Fort Morvunskar.



7. Blindsided
Quest Giver: Captain Hamar
Location(s): Fort Morvunskar
Reward: Skald-King’s Pauldrons + 235 Gold
Recommended Level: 33

– Quick Walkthrough –

  1. Rescue four Morvunskar soldiers.
  2. Defeat Warlord Halskar.
  3. Search the lockbox.
  4. Talk to the strange woman.
  5. Talk to Lieutenant Koruni.

– Detailed Walkthrough –

According to Captain Hamar, the Stormfists ambushed the fort and forced the soldiers to retreat. He thinks you could free the captured soldiers, so they could help Lieutenant Koruni try to retake the barracks.

The four soldiers are spread out around the fort. You can ask them to meet Koruni at the barracks, or if you have the Persuasion Perk, you can ask them to help you.

After you free the soldiers and take the relics from the lockbox, a ghostly woman should speak to you. She says her name is Queen Nurnhilde.

Go to the barracks and talk to Lieutenant Koruni. She thinks the Stormfists want something from inside the royal crypts. She didn’t see the woman who talked to you when you took the relics. Koruni thinks you should listen to whatever Queen Nurnhilde’s spirit says.



8. Sleep for the Dead
Quest Giver: Lieutenant Koruni
Location(s): Fort Morvunskar
Reward: Burial Jewel of the Brief Queen + 293 Gold
Recommended Level: 33

– Quick Walkthrough –

  1. Talk to Lieutenant Koruni.
  2. Enter the crypt.
  3. Return the relics to their proper places.
  4. Pursue Fildgor.
  5. Talk to Captain Hamar.



9. Victory at Morvunskar
Quest Giver: Lieutenant Koruni at Fort Morvunskar
Location(s): Fort Amol
Reward: 58 Gold
Recommended Level: 33

– Quick Walkthrough –

  1. Talk to Thane Oda at Fort Amol.

– Detailed Walkthrough –

Lieutenant Koruni thanks you and asks you to let the king know that the royal tombs are secure. She gives you a dispatch to take to Fort Amol. You can also continue talking to her to learn about Stormfist soldiers at Cradlecrush, an old Orc fortress.

You need to talk to Thane Oda at Fort Amol. Fort Amol is south of Fort Morvunskar.

Thane Oda is to the left of the large bridge into the fort, at a camp with the other royal guards. She notices you have a dispatch for her and gives you 58 gold.

Continue to the next Eastmarch skill point questing zone, Frostwater Tundra.

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