The Fallen achievement in Skyrim

The Fallen

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How to unlock the The Fallen achievement

  • ZulghinlourZulghinlour1,370,016
    25 Nov 2011 25 Nov 2011 12 Dec 2011
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    ********** Here there be Spoilers! **********

    The Fallen Quest
    After you defeat Alduin and he flees you need to find his lair. You need to talk with Paarthurnax, Arngeir or Esbern.

    It doesn't matter which you speak with (Paarthurnax is right next to you at the end of the fight), as they all point you to speak with the Jarl of Whiterun to use Dragonsreach to trap one of the dragons and find out how Alduin is getting back and forth to Sovngarde to feed on the souls of the dead.

    Travel to Whiterun and speak with the Jarl and tell him you need to trap a dragon in his palace. He won't allow it unless you can get the Greybeards to host a peace council between the Stormcloaks and Imperials. This starts the Season Unending quest if you have not finished the civil war line of quests (Stormcloaks & Imperials)

    Season Unending Quest
    Travel to High Hrothgar and speak with Arngeir. Ask him to host the peace council. Next you must speak with Ulfric Stormcloak and General Tullius. Travel to Solitude to speak with General Tullius. Tell him about the peace council and that we need a truce until the dragon menace is dealt with. Keep speaking until you can convince him to come to the peace council. Travel to Windhelm to speak with Ulfric Stormcloak. Have a similar conversation and convince him to come to the peace council. Now return to High Hrothgar and speak with Arngeir.

    Make your way to the council table and take your seat. You've got a handful of decisions to make, it doesn't seem that you can fail this quest, so make your decisions and ultimately get a truce declared.
    - Choose whether or not to allow the Thalmor to stay.
    - Ulfric wants Markarth, General Tullis wants Riften or Winterhold.
    - General Tullis wants compensation for the massacre at Karthwasten.

    Continue The Fallen Quest
    Speak with Esbern to learn the shout that will call Odahviing. Delphine then gives you an ultimatum, the Blades will no longer help you until Paarthurnax is dead. Travel to the Throat of the World and speak with Paarthurnax who tells you he can be trusted.

    Travel to Whiterun and speak with the Jarl to lay the trap for Odahviing. Go to the Great Porch of Dragonsreach, head out to the end and use the Call Dragon shout three times. When Odahviing appears use your Dragon Rend shout on him. Back up towards the entrance and the dragon will follow you, eventually getting trapped. Now interrogate Odahviing to learn where Alduin is hiding. The dragon offers to fly you to Skuldafn in exchange for his freedom. This ends The Fallen quest and begins The World-Eater's Eyrie.

    Skyrim Main Questline
    (10G) Unbound
    Before the Storm
    (10G) Bleak Falls Barrow
    Dragon Rising
    (20G) The Way of the Voice
    The Horn of Jurgen
    A Blade in the Dark
    (20G) Diplomatic Immunity
    A Cornered Rat
    (20G) Alduin's Wall
    The Throat of the World
    (20G) Elder Knowledge
    Alduin's Bane
    (20G) Fallen/Season Unending
    The World-Eater's Eyrie
    (50G) Dragonslayer
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    carrbendioxideIt won't let me speak to ulfric. He just says to speak to Galmer and Galmer just exclaims that he can't believe I convinced Ulfric to go to the treaty, and that it is a waste of time, but neither will allow me any dialogue options other than the innitial interacting.
    Posted by carrbendioxide on 26 Nov 11 at 19:52
    Stoner Graemeprobably shhould add a spoiler alert there, people come to this site for help but god help you if they find out any of the story lol oh and the season unending quest is only available if you havent finished the civil war quests (kinda annoyed at missing that bit myself, but the empire prevailed none the less) and finally, i took a follower with me in the fight against Odahviing but she just ended up being a giant pain in my ass, attracting the dragons attention when he shoulda been following me to the trap
    Posted by Stoner Graeme on 03 Dec 11 at 13:33
    KimbusPaarthurnax being unkillable at the point you specify is a glitch and needs a reload (though he died without a problem for me)
    Posted by Kimbus on 11 Dec 11 at 14:09
    ZulghinlourStoner Graeme - Thanks, I added note about spoilers, and the part about finishing the civil war
    Kimbus - Thanks for pointing out the part about Paarthurnax, I've removed it from the solution.
    Posted by Zulghinlour on 12 Dec 11 at 16:50
    EvAsIv3 PeNgU1Nso if you only did a few of the civil war quest's you will be able to obtain this quest? becuase I only did a few ****SPOILER******* when you need to take whiterun and I stopped there with the civil war questline
    Posted by EvAsIv3 PeNgU1N on 23 Dec 11 at 19:41
    oO maur1c1o OoHey guys ive trapped the dragon but i cant interact with him any iea whats causing this glitch and how to fix it i cant find any solution thanks
    Posted by oO maur1c1o Oo on 22 Feb 12 at 11:19
    AceCardJonesI trapped the Dragon, spoke to him, he agreed to help me. So when I released him from the trap, he turned on me and started attacking everyone again. Tried re-trapping him but no luck. It must have bugged?
    Posted by AceCardJones on 10 Sep 12 at 07:52
    xBTCx CorruptedAny suggestion as to how to KILL Alduin? I keep knocking him outta the sky, then use the Fire Breath Shout.. and pelt him with arrows... but the ummmm ***** keeps killing me! Any suggestions would be great!
    Posted by xBTCx Corrupted on 31 Jan 14 at 04:09
    ThrowingManx600I've basically completed all main quests inc. this one but the achievement isn't unlocking for me, although this is the most bugged out run through of Skyrim I have ever done, any solutions would be great
    Posted by ThrowingManx600 on 11 May 17 at 15:25
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