Skyrim:Kill the Giant (Jarl)

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Do a favor for the Jarl of Dawnstar by killing a giant.
Quest Giver: Skald
Location(s): Radiant
Prerequisite Quest: Waking Nightmare
Next Quest: Thane of the Pale
Reward: Level based Gold
Disposition: =2 (Skald)
ID: Favor153
Required Level: 22
Kill a giant for the Jarl of Dawnstar.

Radiant Options[edit]

This is a radiant quest which is received from Skald, if he is currently the Jarl of Dawnstar. The giant camp is randomly determined from the following list: Blizzard Rest, Red Road Pass, Tumble Arch Pass.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Speak with Skald, the Jarl of Dawnstar.
  2. Kill the giant at the given camp.
  3. Return to retrieve the bounty.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

The Jarl of Dawnstar, Skald, will ask you to deal with a giant to send a message to all the other giants in the hold, for although they are not a problem now, the jarl believes they will be in the future. The giant can be found at one of three camps (above) and can be taken down by any means necessary.


Once the giant is dead, return to Skald for your reward of gold:

Levels Reward
22-28 800
29-39 1000
40-74? 1200
~75+ 1500

Completing this quest is required to start the Thane of the Pale quest and Purchase land in DawnstarHF if Skald is still Jarl.


  • This quest requires a giant to kill. If you have cleared all of the giants from all of the giant camps, then you cannot receive this quest from Skald. To solve this issue, wait or sleep indoors for 30 days and all giant camps will have been respawned.


  • Sometimes the quest objective will not be removed from the journal.

Quest Stages[edit]

Kill the Giant (Jarl) (Favor153)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Kill the giant in <Alias=GiantCamp>
Objective 15: Return to Skald
20 Finishes quest☑
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 200.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage Favor153 stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest Favor153.