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26th Jul '16 1:55:03 PM DrakeClawfang
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* {{Foil}}: To the Dragonborn. The Dragonborn is an (eventually) immensely powerful mortal that eats the souls of dragons. Alduin is an immensely powerful dragon that eats the souls of mortals.
** Alduin was the first Dragon in existence, while you are the last Dragonborn in existence. Both are said to have been created by Akatosh.

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* {{Foil}}: To the Dragonborn. The Dragonborn is an (eventually) immensely powerful mortal that eats the souls of dragons. Alduin is an immensely powerful dragon that eats the souls of mortals.
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mortals. Alduin was the first Dragon in existence, while you are the last Dragonborn in existence. Both are said to have been created by Akatosh.



* {{Foil}}: To the Blades, and the reason the two groups don't get along. The Greybeards prefer to study and meditate on the dragons; they consider the Blades to be violent meddlers in things they don't understand, what with how they want all dragons dead and destroyed. The Blades, on the other hand (or at least Delphine), consider the Greybeards to be cowards afraid of their own power; they are convinced that it would be better if the Greybeards put that power to use making a difference in the world, rather than living in seclusion and never using it.
** Furthermore, their differences are perfectly illustrated in how they treat the Dragonborn: the Greybeards tell the Dragonborn that while they're there to guide him/her, they're never going to tell him what to do, and explicitly state that they don't know the Dragonborn's destiny, and can only help them find it. No matter their own opinions on the Dragonborn's decisions, they only ever stop helping the Dragonborn if he/she murders their master in cold blood. On the other hand, the Blades, or at least Delphine, order the Dragonborn around like a servant, and explicitly tell him/her that they know his/her destiny:, helping the Blades exterminate dragonkind, and that he/she is going to do it, and show no hesitation in violating their oaths to follow the Dragonborn as soon as he refuses to kill one dragon.

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* {{Foil}}: To the Blades, and the reason the two groups don't get along. The Greybeards prefer to study and meditate on the dragons; they consider the Blades to be violent meddlers in things they don't understand, what with how they want all dragons dead and destroyed. The Blades, on the other hand (or at least Delphine), consider the Greybeards to be cowards afraid of their own power; they are convinced that it would be better if the Greybeards put that power to use making a difference in the world, rather than living in seclusion and never using it. \n** Furthermore, their differences are perfectly illustrated in how they treat Their treatment of the Dragonborn: Dragonborn also drastically contrasts; the Greybeards tell offer council when asked but leave the Dragonborn that while they're there to guide him/her, they're never going to tell him what to do, and explicitly state that they don't know the Dragonborn's destiny, and can only help them find it. No matter their own opinions on the Dragonborn's decisions, devices to pursue their destiny as they only ever stop helping see fit, while the Blades steer the Dragonborn if he/she murders in the direction they believe is best and withdraw their master in cold blood. On the other hand, the Blades, or at least Delphine, order help if the Dragonborn around like a servant, and explicitly tell him/her that they know his/her destiny:, helping the Blades exterminate dragonkind, and that he/she is going to do it, and show no hesitation in violating their oaths to follow the Dragonborn as soon as he refuses to kill one dragon.listen to them.
19th Jul '16 11:17:21 PM Hanz
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* FriendInTheBlackMarket: He's hired the Thieves Guild to protect his location, though as far as they're concerned he's just some old weirdo living further in the Ratways.

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* FriendInTheBlackMarket: He's hired the Thieves Guild to protect his location, though as far as they're concerned he's just some old weirdo living further in the Ratways.Ratways and they're willing to give his location to anyone who pays them off, including the Thalmor.
19th Jul '16 11:16:28 PM Hanz
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* FriendsInTheBlackMarket: He's hired the Thieves Guild to protect his location, though as far as they're concerned he's just some old weirdo living further in the Ratways.

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* FriendsInTheBlackMarket: FriendInTheBlackMarket: He's hired the Thieves Guild to protect his location, though as far as they're concerned he's just some old weirdo living further in the Ratways.
19th Jul '16 11:16:12 PM Hanz
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Dragonborn, of course. But the Stormblade, Harbinger of the Companions, Archmage of the College of Winterhold, Guildmaster of the Thieves' Guild, and Listener of the Dark Brotherhood can also count.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Dragonborn, of course. But the Stormblade, Stormblade/Legate, Harbinger of the Companions, Archmage of the College of Winterhold, Guildmaster of the Thieves' Guild, and Listener of the Dark Brotherhood can also count.


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* FriendsInTheBlackMarket: He's hired the Thieves Guild to protect his location, though as far as they're concerned he's just some old weirdo living further in the Ratways.
17th Jul '16 3:30:41 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: How they are perceived by the people of Skyrim. Before their arrival, the Dragons were mostly treated as a non-existent myth.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: How they are perceived by the people of Skyrim. Before their arrival, the Dragons were mostly treated as a non-existent myth.
12th Jul '16 12:03:11 AM brianify
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* BullyingADragon: Skirts perilously close to this in her first meeting with the Dovahkiin. While she does say that she's still trying to establish whether you're a true Dragonborn or not, she knows for a fact that the person she's talking to (in a tone more suited for addressing an unusually stupid child) has taken down at least one twenty-foot long, flying lizard that breathes fire. And then possibly ate its soul.
11th Jul '16 6:05:46 AM Dragon95
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* ChickMagnet[=/=]DudeMagnet: They are very much this with a number of potential spouses, tons of ship tease with npcs, and others who flirt with them even when it makes no sense like Elisif the Fair.
8th Jul '16 7:36:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Possibly one of the most powerful video game protagonists ever. After all, how many people do you know who consider [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight dragon slaying to be the job description]]? As random encounters, the Last Dragonborn will be [[ButForMeItWasTuesday mowing them down regularly]].



* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Manages to pull this on ''[[{{Badass}} dragonslaying]]'' of all things. Each dragon just serves as a minor annoyance in the end. Miraak calls them out on this at one point.

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Manages to pull this on ''[[{{Badass}} dragonslaying]]'' ''dragonslaying'' of all things. Each dragon just serves as a minor annoyance in the end. Miraak calls them out on this at one point.



* {{Badass}}: As an aspect of Akatosh, he is the first true deity encountered in the Elder Scrolls canon thus far outside of the Daedric Princes who are not native nor natural the realm of Mundus. The only other example seen to date is when Mehrunes Dagon was subsequently defeated by ''another'' aspect of Akatosh at the end the Oblivion incident, which should give you ample indication of Alduin's power.
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBoast: He gives a few.

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* {{Badass}}: As an aspect of Akatosh, he is the first true deity encountered in the Elder Scrolls canon thus far outside of the Daedric Princes who are not native nor natural the realm of Mundus. The only other example seen to date is when Mehrunes Dagon was subsequently defeated by ''another'' aspect of Akatosh at the end the Oblivion incident, which should give you ample indication of Alduin's power.
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BadassBaritone
** * BadassBoast: He gives a few.



** [[RedBaron Badass Nickname]]: The World Eater.



* RedBaron: The World Eater.



* {{Badass}}: Fully willing to fight Alduin to buy you more time [[spoiler:at the Throat of the World]].
** BadassBaritone: Which may surprise people who realize that his actor is best known as the voice of ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]''.

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* {{Badass}}: Fully willing to fight Alduin to buy you more time [[spoiler:at the Throat of the World]].
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BadassBaritone: Which may surprise people who realize that his actor is best known as the voice of ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]''.



* {{Badass}}: He's pretty tough as far as dragons go, [[spoiler:and when you finally beat Alduin and unlock him as an ally]], he'll annihilate entire scores of enemies given the chance.



* {{Badass}}: Other dragons at least admit that the Dragonborn scares them. Sahloknir ''isn't'' scared of you in the slightest.
** BadassGrandpa: Old, even for a dragon.

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* {{Badass}}: Other dragons at least admit that the Dragonborn scares them. Sahloknir ''isn't'' scared of you in the slightest.
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BadassGrandpa: Old, even for a dragon.



* {{Badass}}: Among the toughest enemies in the game, enough to give the ''dragons'' a run for their money.
** PersonOfMassDestruction: According to an old legend, Vahlok's fight with Miraak was so destructive that it caused part of Skyrim to break off and become Solstheim.
** MemeticBadass: InUniverse example, Vahlok. Go look at the list of Badass traits Miraak has. Then remember, according to legend, Vahlok is the one who ''beat him'' - Miraak only escaped being killed because [[spoiler:Herma-Mora snatched him out of Nirn]]. The Skaal remember him as a heroic figure called "The Guardian" because of it.



* MemeticBadass: InUniverse example, Vahlok. Go look at the list of Badass traits Miraak has. Then remember, according to legend, Vahlok is the one who ''beat him'' - Miraak only escaped being killed because [[spoiler:Herma-Mora snatched him out of Nirn]]. The Skaal remember him as a heroic figure called "The Guardian" because of it.



* PersonOfMassDestruction: According to an old legend, Vahlok's fight with Miraak was so destructive that it caused part of Skyrim to break off and become Solstheim.



* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast: She plays this off against a dragon she takes down.

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* {{Badass}}
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BadassBoast: She plays this off against a dragon she takes down.



* {{Badass}}
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** HandicappedBadass

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* {{Badass}}
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** BadassGrandpa

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* {{Badass}}: They can and will utterly ''flatten'' anything that directly attacks them. One effective technique to bypass the [[BeefGate ice troll on the way up the mountain]] is to simply run past it and go straight into High Hrothgar, and let the Greybeards splatter it. In the unlikely event that a hostile dragon appears over High Hrothgar, they can kill it in seconds.
** BadassBeard: Justified out of sheer practicality, since they live atop a ''very'' tall, windy, snow-covered mountain.
** BadassGrandpa: Due to it taking a lifetime to master the Thu'um, all Greybeards shown in the game are old men. It is, however, mentioned that training begins at a very young age, such as Ulfric Stormcloak being one of those chosen when he was a boy.
** BadassLongrobe: The Greybeards' robes are unique among the different styles worn by the game's various practitioners of magic.
** HandicappedBadass: Their voices are so powerful that each Greybeard must take a vow of silence so not as to destroy half their temple by uttering the wrong word by accident. While they're not physically handicapped, they're all essentially mutes until they need to fight. Arngeir typically acts as their voice, but when he becomes petulant over your association with the Blades, Einarth whispers one sentence at him to change his mind. The building [[CrowningMomentofAwesome shakes when he speaks]].

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* {{Badass}}: They can and will utterly ''flatten'' anything that directly attacks them. One effective technique to bypass the [[BeefGate ice troll on the way up the mountain]] is to simply run past it and go straight into High Hrothgar, and let the Greybeards splatter it. In the unlikely event that a hostile dragon appears over High Hrothgar, they can kill it in seconds.
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BadassBeard: Justified out of sheer practicality, since they live atop a ''very'' tall, windy, snow-covered mountain.
** * BadassGrandpa: Due to it taking a lifetime to master the Thu'um, all Greybeards shown in the game are old men. It is, however, mentioned that training begins at a very young age, such as Ulfric Stormcloak being one of those chosen when he was a boy.
** * BadassLongrobe: The Greybeards' robes are unique among the different styles worn by the game's various practitioners of magic.
** HandicappedBadass: Their voices are so powerful that each Greybeard must take a vow of silence so not as to destroy half their temple by uttering the wrong word by accident. While they're not physically handicapped, they're all essentially mutes until they need to fight. Arngeir typically acts as their voice, but when he becomes petulant over your association with the Blades, Einarth whispers one sentence at him to change his mind. The building [[CrowningMomentofAwesome shakes when he speaks]].
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* HandicappedBadass: Their voices are so powerful that each Greybeard must take a vow of silence so not as to destroy half their temple by uttering the wrong word by accident. While they're not physically handicapped, they're all essentially mutes until they need to fight. Arngeir typically acts as their voice, but when he becomes petulant over your association with the Blades, Einarth whispers one sentence at him to change his mind. The building [[CrowningMomentofAwesome shakes when he speaks]].



* {{Badass}}: He's a powerful mage, able to cast protective cloaks on himself, throw fireballs at enemies, and summon atronachs.
** BadassBaritone: His voice is at once deep, calm and soothing. Helps that it's Max von Sydow voicing him.
** BadassBeard
** BadassBookworm: He's spent a long time studying the prophecies of Alduin and the Dragonborn.
** BadassGrandpa: According to the Thalmor's research on him, he's over 70 years old. He's still very badass.

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* {{Badass}}: He's a powerful mage, able to cast protective cloaks on himself, throw fireballs at enemies, and summon atronachs.
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BadassBaritone: His voice is at once deep, calm and soothing. Helps that it's Max von Sydow voicing him.
** %%* BadassBeard
** * BadassBookworm: He's spent a long time studying the prophecies of Alduin and the Dragonborn.
** * BadassGrandpa: According to the Thalmor's research on him, he's over 70 years old. He's still very badass.



* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal: [[spoiler:She retrieved the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller from Ustengrav without the power of the Voice - that means she got past the burning floors and the time-sensitive gates using nothing but her own wits. That, or else [[DungeonBypass she somehow managed to use the back entrance and closed it on her way out]].]]

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* {{Badass}}
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BadassNormal: [[spoiler:She retrieved the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller from Ustengrav without the power of the Voice - that means she got past the burning floors and the time-sensitive gates using nothing but her own wits. That, or else [[DungeonBypass she somehow managed to use the back entrance and closed it on her way out]].]]
8th Jul '16 7:34:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: RiseFromYourGrave: The Dragons aren't just coming back. They're coming back to life. That said, a few such as Paarthurnax have managed to survive since Alduin's previous attack, without being resurrected.]]

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* [[spoiler: RiseFromYourGrave: [[spoiler: The Dragons aren't just coming back. They're coming back to life. That said, a few such as Paarthurnax have managed to survive since Alduin's previous attack, without being resurrected.]]



* [[spoiler:TheBattleDidntCount: All the battles against him until the final one.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheBattleDidntCount: All TheBattleDidntCount: [[spoiler:All the battles against him until the final one.]]



* [[spoiler: DirtyCoward: The moment he runs away from you with his tail between his legs is the moment the other dragons realize he doesn't deserve to lead. [[NoTrueScotsman A true dovah would fight to the end or submit to their better.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: DirtyCoward: [[spoiler: The moment he runs away from you with his tail between his legs is the moment the other dragons realize he doesn't deserve to lead. [[NoTrueScotsman A true dovah would fight to the end or submit to their better.]]]]



* [[spoiler:SealedEvilInACan: He wasn't actually defeated in the past, merely banished to another time... namely, now. It's implied that this may be all that you accomplish in slaying his body, as you do not absorb his soul and spiritual beings can reform over time. Albeit a very long time.]]

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* [[spoiler:SealedEvilInACan: He SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:He wasn't actually defeated in the past, merely banished to another time... namely, now. It's implied that this may be all that you accomplish in slaying his body, as you do not absorb his soul and spiritual beings can reform over time. Albeit a very long time.]]



* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: He admits that dragons seek power, and that his punishment for his past evil deeds is to spend every waking moment fighting the power-hungry nature boiling inside of him. He's been doing that for several thousand years already by the time you meet him.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: He TheAtoner: [[spoiler:He admits that dragons seek power, and that his punishment for his past evil deeds is to spend every waking moment fighting the power-hungry nature boiling inside of him. He's been doing that for several thousand years already by the time you meet him.]]



* [[spoiler: AwesomeMomentOfCrowning]]: The epilogue after [[spoiler:defeating Alduin in Sovngarde]], set on the Throat of the World, is essentially the dragon equivalent of [[spoiler:acknowledging that ''he'' is now the effective ruler of the dragons.]]

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* [[spoiler: AwesomeMomentOfCrowning]]: AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: The epilogue after [[spoiler:defeating Alduin in Sovngarde]], set on the Throat of the World, is essentially the dragon equivalent of [[spoiler:acknowledging that ''he'' is now the effective ruler of the dragons.]]



* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Used to be Alduin's Dragon, but defected before Alduin's first defeat.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Used HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Used to be Alduin's Dragon, but defected before Alduin's first defeat.]]



* [[spoiler:MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Domination and ego are in a dragon's inherent nature. Apparently, you can't even ''be'' a dragon without those traits in your blood (the Dragonborn counts, too). But he's tried to find another way, and says he will try to teach other dragons to do it, too.]]

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* [[spoiler:MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Domination MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler:Domination and ego are in a dragon's inherent nature. Apparently, you can't even ''be'' a dragon without those traits in your blood (the Dragonborn counts, too). But he's tried to find another way, and says he will try to teach other dragons to do it, too.]]



* [[spoiler:IFightForTheStrongestSide: After you Shout Alduin about the head and wings the first time atop High Hrothgar, Odahviing and other dragons engender doubts about the supremacy of Alduin amongst themselves. Odahviing only helps the player because he wants to know who is more worthy as leader.]]

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* [[spoiler:IFightForTheStrongestSide: After IFightForTheStrongestSide: [[spoiler:After you Shout Alduin about the head and wings the first time atop High Hrothgar, Odahviing and other dragons engender doubts about the supremacy of Alduin amongst themselves. Odahviing only helps the player because he wants to know who is more worthy as leader.]]



* [[spoiler:RedIsHeroic: The one red dragon in the vanilla game is the one to pull a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* [[spoiler:SummonBiggerFish: Once you gain his allegiance, you can summon him to fight alongside you by Shouting his name.]]

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* [[spoiler:RedIsHeroic: The RedIsHeroic: [[spoiler:The one red dragon in the vanilla game is the one to pull a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* [[spoiler:SummonBiggerFish: Once SummonBiggerFish: [[spoiler:Once you gain his allegiance, you can summon him to fight alongside you by Shouting his name.]]



* [[spoiler:RiseFromYourGrave]]: He is the first visible indication that this is what is happening to the rest of the dragons.
* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog: Moments after being resurrected by Alduin, he's killed again permanently by the Dragonborn.]]

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* [[spoiler:RiseFromYourGrave]]: RiseFromYourGrave: He is the first visible indication that this is what is happening to the rest of the dragons.
* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Moments after being resurrected by Alduin, he's killed again permanently by the Dragonborn.]]



* [[spoiler: GodzillaThreshold: When Gormlaith was killed and Hakon wounded, he resorted to using an Elder Scroll to send Alduin forward in time.]]

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* [[spoiler: GodzillaThreshold: [[spoiler: When Gormlaith was killed and Hakon wounded, he resorted to using an Elder Scroll to send Alduin forward in time.]]



* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "May the spirits have mercy on our souls."]]

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* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "May MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:"May the spirits have mercy on our souls."]]
8th Jul '16 7:32:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Trains the Last Dragonborn in the Way of the Voice, allowing specific shouts to become much more powerful. Also offers guidance at any opportunity along the main quest.



* TheObiWan: Trains the Last Dragonborn in the Way of the Voice, allowing specific shouts to become much more powerful. Also offers guidance at any opportunity along the main quest.



* TheMentor: The Greybeard Order was founded to safeguard the knowledge of the Thu'um for mankind. For this reason, whenever a Dragonborn emerges in the world, they summon them for training at High Hrothgar.



* TheObiWan: The Greybeard Order was founded to safeguard the knowledge of the Thu'um for mankind. For this reason, whenever a Dragonborn emerges in the world, they summon them for training at High Hrothgar.
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