Investigate the Bards College

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Investigate the Bards College
Prerequisite
Required Items {{{req_items}}}
Type Miscellaneous
Faction

Bards College

Quest Giver Sven or any other bard
Location Solitude
Rewards
Alt Rewards
Required Level
Followed by Tending the Flames
ID MS05Start
Quest Objectives

Walkthrough

Travel to Solitude and visit the Bards College.

Welcome to the Bards College. I am the headmaster here. How may I help you?

— Viarmo

I'm looking to apply to the college.

— Dragonborn

Always a pleasure to meet a prospective bard.

You should be aware that many apply but we accept very few people.

When possible, we ask applicants to perform tasks the college needs completed. In this case, I do have a task befitting an aspiring bard...

— Viarmo

What do you need me to do?

— Dragonborn

Elisif has forbidden the Burning of King Olaf, a Festival put on by the Bards College. We need to change her mind.

To convince her I want to read King Olaf's Verse. A part of the Poetic Edda, the living history of Skyrim. Unfortunately the verse was lost long ago.

— Viarmo

And that's where I come in?

— Dragonborn

Yes. According to Giraud, our histories keeper, the portion of the Edda dealing with King Olaf might still exist in Dead Man's Respite.

I need you to retrieve the poem.

— Viarmo