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Battleborn or Greymane?

Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Satorus, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Satorus

    Satorus Member

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    Hello all,

    One of the first things that happens when you first run into Whiterun is you see a Battleborn talking with the blacksmith woman about making weapons for the Empire. if you talk to the guy he then asks you "Battleborn or Greymane?" You soon learn that there are these two rival clans inside Whiterun.

    Are there any quests that you are able to do tasks for the Battleborn family? I know that there is the Greymane quest to rescue the Greymane guy that is being held but so far I have not been able to do any Battleborn quests except helping the little kid who gets bullied.

    I have spoken to every Battleborn I could find but none of them had led to anything.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Anouck

    Anouck Queen of Procrastination

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    There is no questline, but you do have Misc quests that involve these factions.

    The Battleborns are a clan that is loyal to the Empire, while the Grey Manes sided with the Stormcloaks. It is rare that an Imperial Legion Soldier joins them. It would also be weird for a Stormcloak rebel to join the Battleborns.

    I never roleplay my character joins them (roleplay is as close as you can get to them because it is not a joinable faction). I can't stand the arrogance of the Battleborns, but am an Imperial. So I just tend to ignore them. I tell the Battleborn dude in Whiterun I don't pick sides.
     
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  3. tx12001

    tx12001 I will not tolerate failure...

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    this is essentially another Imperials vs Stormcloaks thread isn't it well I say Battle-born because they are with the Empire and I like the Empire
     
  4. DestroyerDevourMaster

    DestroyerDevourMaster "Zu'u Alduin. Zok sahrot do naan ko Lein!"

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    Well technically you can do a quest for Olfrid if you
    but besides that you can't really do anything for them. It's just as well I think, I can't stand the Battle Borns.
     
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  5. Raijin

    Raijin A Mage that loves a Templar

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    I choose Grey manes because the Battle-born's became wealthy snobs who forgot where they originally came from.
     
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  6. tx12001

    tx12001 I will not tolerate failure...

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    they could be cyrodiilic nords for all we know like the ones that live in bruma
     
  7. Raijin

    Raijin A Mage that loves a Templar

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    The Battle-Born's are the reasons why I have a dislike for wealthy people.
     
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    Anouck Queen of Procrastination

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  9. tx12001

    tx12001 I will not tolerate failure...

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    HA HA Very Funny
     
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  10. Raijin

    Raijin A Mage that loves a Templar

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    LOL! that was funny Anouck
     
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  11. tx12001

    tx12001 I will not tolerate failure...

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    May many more Nightmares Torment me this night after having watched that at least I would rather be tormented by them then what I just saw
     
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  12. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    I always say Battleborn just to shut him up. It's not like it really has an affect and it does stop his whining all the time. Like I really care. You're all a bunch of loons.
     
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    Raijin A Mage that loves a Templar

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    Project Idolaf Battle-Born :D
     
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  14. Chadonraz

    Chadonraz Well-Known Member

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    In addition to the
    involving Olfrid you can also help Lars. No requirements for doing that one. :)

    I usually talk to Idolaf for the first time during "Missing in Action", and reply "Battle-Born" in an (possibly unnecessary) attempt to butter him up, regardless of my or my character's real opinion. :D
     
  15. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    The only thing about Missing In Action that I don't like is having to break in to Battleborn Manor. Is there a way around that? I'd like to help the old biddy (since I like her husband immensily). I usually don't help Lars. The little weenie deserves what he gets. Grow a pair kid.
     
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    Chadonraz Well-Known Member

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    There are alternative ways. See this section of the UESP article: click me

    I always use the third one, which is why I never do the quest early on.
     
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  17. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    Thank you. I knew there was a way.
     
  18. DrunkenMage

    DrunkenMage Intoxicated Arch-Mage

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    They haven't forgot where they came from. They make mention that they're proud of their heritage. Just because they have money, doesn't mean they suddenly forget where they're from.

    The Battle-Born's in a surprising twist actually still care for the Grey-Manes. A Battle-Born and Grey-Mane are in love, also the Battle-Born's were trying to find the Grey-Mane who was taken by the Thalmor. They were told he's alive and was taken, but still they actually cared enough to just say he died in battle. Which in Nord terms, is the most honorable way to die.

    I like the Grey-Manes, just cause you're an Imperial supporter doesn't mean you have to like the Battle-Borns. Benefit of the Imperial Legion, Nobles, Jarls, Kings, they are nothing to you. You don't answer to them, you don't have to like them. The Legion represents the Emperor, if you're a Legate in the Legion. You technically have higher authority than all the Jarls, since your authority as a Legion Officer comes from the Emperor, whom they all serve.

    Something that Elisif tends to bitch about, cause Tullius can cancel meetings with her. Which she gets reminded, she has no authority over him. Ulfric also makes fun of it in Season Unending, telling her to give Tullius an order.
     
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  19. thanks2Ralof

    thanks2Ralof Friend 'O dog

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    I just can't stand Jon Battle-born:mad: ......so Greymane it is:cool:
     
  20. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    Isn't he the one that loiters by Belethor's place all the time? Sometimes I get him killed by vampires on purpose just so I can get a key to Battleborn manor and not have to break in. :)
     
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