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Arrive on Solstheim

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How to unlock the Outlander achievement

  • alanp9alanp91,235,066
    04 Dec 2012 04 Dec 2012 04 Dec 2012
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    In order to begin the first quest in the Dragonborn DLC that will lead you to the island of Solstheim, you must have progressed in Skyrim's main storyline to at least your first visit with the Greybeards, completing The Way of the Voice quest. After meeting with them for the first time and receiving The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller quest, you're ready to officially begin Dragonborn. If you're using an existing character that has finished the game's main quests, you're already set to go.

    Make your way to nearly any of the game's main cities (Whiterun works perfectly well) and you will be almost immediately approached by some Cultists. Listen to what they have to say, defeat them, and read the Cultists' Orders note on one of the bodies. This will begin the Dragonborn quest. You'll be directed to the docks outside Windhelm, where a boat awaits you. Talk to the captain and either persuade, intimidate, or pay him 500 gold to take you to Solstheim. After a short cutscene, you'll arrive at Raven Rock and the achievement will unlock.

    Note that this achievement can actually be obtained right after leaving Helgen at the beginning of the game by visiting the docks at Windhelm and paying the captain 250 gold to take you to Solstheim. However, you will not be able to progress through the main questline of the DLC until getting the Dragonborn quest from the cultists, so it's better to use an existing character or create a new one and progress to The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller if you want to tackle the DLC in its entirety.
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    LadyKillerina Thumbs up. Good guide.
    Posted by LadyKillerina on 04 Sep 13 at 03:07
    Deacon Vex Who is the captain? I went to the boat and got a radiant quest to go kill some dude in a cave, it bugged out. I'm trying to find out if I have to restart to get these. I've seen in many places that you can just go to 'the captain' and pay for passage, but I didn't see him and would really like to confirm whether i'm screwed or not.
    Posted by Deacon Vex on 27 Jun 15 at 15:45
    alanp9 The captain's name is Gjalund. He's usually on his boat at the docks at Windhelm. Here's a link to the Wiki with more information, including an image of him. Remember that you do have to talk to the Cultists first before you can begin the Dragonborn main questline.
    Posted by alanp9 on 27 Jun 15 at 16:15
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