Skyrim: Greatsword for a Great Man

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Adrianne asks you to deliver a sword to Proventus Avenicci, her father.
Quest Giver: Adrianne Avenicci
Location(s): Warmaiden's in Whiterun
Reward: 20 gold pieces
Disposition: 0→1 (Adrianne Avenicci)
0→1 (Proventus Avenicci)
ID: FreeformWhiterunQuest03
Balgruuf's Greatsword

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Adrianne Avenicci.
  2. Go to Dragonsreach.
  3. Talk to Proventus Avenicci.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Balgruuf's Greatsword
ID Type Damage Weight Value
000946fc 2 Hand Greatsword 17 17 200

A Warmaiden's Gift[edit]

Adrianne Avenicci is a blacksmith who owns the smithy and weapons shop, Warmaiden's, in Whiterun. When asked if she works her forge all day, Adrianne will admit that she does, and that she recently forged a greatsword for Jarl Balgruuf the Greater in an attempt to impress him. However, she can't seem to find an opportunity to deliver it. She would like for the sword to be delivered to her father, Proventus Avenicci, the steward of Dragonsreach in Whiterun.

Delivering the Sword[edit]

Proventus is generally found in the main chamber of Dragonsreach, beside the throne. Deliver the sword to him, telling him that it is from his daughter. He will remark, "From Adrianne? Ah, this must be that weapon for the Jarl. Poor girl, so eager to prove herself. I'll present it to Balgruuf when his mood is... agreeable." He will then reward you with twenty gold.


  • If you sided with the Stormcloaks in the Civil War and have completed Battle for Whiterun, Proventus will be in the Blue Palace's basement along with Balgruuf and Irileth. The quest is otherwise the same as if you had joined the Imperials.
  • As a quest item, the sword has zero weight. It can be tempered, but not enchanted, making it a potentially useful item to hold onto early in the game.


  • Weapon Plaque and Weapon Rack objects will take quest item weapons from the player. If you place Balgruuf's Greatsword on a weapon rack or plaque, the quest can still be completed by talking to Proventus, the sword will disappear from the rack/plaque, and then the slot the sword occupied can never be used again.

Quest Stages[edit]

Greatsword for a Great Man (FreeformWhiterunQuest03)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Deliver the sword to Proventus Avenicci
200 ☑Finishes quest
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 255, 300.