Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Achievements

Take Up Arms

Join the Companions  

The building up on the hill in the city of Whiterun is called Jorrvaskr. You can find it to the east of the steps up to Dragonsreach. Head in and head down to Kodlak who is downstairs in the basement, in the far room at the far end of the long corridor. Speak to him, begin your training, complete a number of mundane fetch and deliver tasks to finish the “Take Up Arms” quest and join The Companions.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by daardu
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 08:48:46 PM

Sweet, guilds. I hope there are many more though.

Comment #2 by d0ct0rscarecr0w
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 09:21:59 PM

@1 I believe there are at least 7.

Comment #3 by Gavo
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 06:28:47 PM

I think this is the fighters guild

Comment #4 by TOC x InSaNiTy7
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 05:22:40 PM

Yeahh, fighters guild :)

Comment #5 by ServbotNamedSxE
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 09:38:37 AM

Sounds wussy to be the Fighters Guild. Guess between sounding wussy or generic either way they better have some better quests then the last fighters guild did in Oblivion!

Comment #6 by DcMx Raven
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 01:11:27 PM

@2 I've heard there are only 4 main guilds: The thieves guild, the Companions, the College of Winter Hold and the Dark Brotherhood, I don't know how many other side guilds there are though.

Comment #7 by aranbailey
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 11:07:36 AM

The Companions are found in Whiterun

Comment #8 by ElderGamer101
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 09:04:09 PM

I think the companions are either the fighter's guild or one of the non-major
guilds like the Knights of the White Stallion in Oblivion

Comment #9 by mind if i pwn u
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 06:21:03 AM

The Companions are Skyrim's version of the Fighters guild. To join the Companions you
need to receive an invitation from current Companion members. Earliest possibility of
this would be on your way to Whiterun from Riverwood. You will come across a farm
which is under attack by a giant. Help kill the giant and you will receive an invite.
After doing a few menial tasks for the Companions within Whiterun they will allocate
you a bed within the building. The achievement will then pop.

Comment #10 by DaZa1998
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 12:07:41 PM

@9 how do you know?

Comment #11 by Gereorth666
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 06:20:46 AM

@10 Some people got the game earlier.. Like I did.

Comment #12 by bozie69
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 12:50:58 PM

thanks 9 for the tip one thing thou i didt get there in time to help kill the giant and no invite has been made to join them is there a later point in game or would i need to start out again ?

Comment #13 by robtheverb13
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 09:31:01 AM

@ 12 I didnt get an invite. I talked to one of the Companions and I got the option to as to join. I did a few tasks for them and then the achievement popped.

Comment #14 by MCFC Blue Nose
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 07:16:07 PM

Don't need an invite, that must be just another way to join

Comment #15 by Blackrabbit X15
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 07:28:58 PM

i had to join to be a werewolf.

Comment #16 by Fsmarty
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 03:01:08 PM

hey ppl, im currently doing the 'bloods honor' quest and its not seeming to let me into the jorrvaskr. ive got the heads and everything. just dont have a key to get in. can anyone help me either find the key or s there a secret entrance im missing or forgot about.


Comment #17 by am6erfey
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 03:10:17 AM

tip for fighters guild - the random rescue quest bugs + u cant drop it/restart so save before you accept it and don't do what I did which was accept the quest then attempt to do it 60 gameplay hours later,guess I'm getting ach on another playthrough

Comment #18 by TREX1979
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 09:54:13 PM

I'm on taking up arms - I give the sword to Eormund-grey main and before he gives me Aelas shield my game completely freezes sucks I have 297 hours in the game & I can't even join the companions SUCKS - unless anybody knows how to fix this??? I tried LB & RB with X to clear the game chache & that didn't even work

Comment #19 by toddfn007
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 03:03:32 PM

I killed a woman in the half moon mill when she caught me picking her pocket early in the game. Now I get the companion's quest to go intimidate her. The waypoint arrow is above her dead body in the mill. I can't advance the quest. I go can go way back to early save but I'd like to avoid that. Any ideas?

Comment #20 by westie420uk
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 03:40:16 PM

Where do i find Eormund? its driving me crazy! i keep stoping to talk to people & it keeps giving me side quests to do. I just want to take him the stupid sword!

Comment #21 by OneManArmy09
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 01:11:06 PM

only joined for the werewolf perk achievement.

Comment #22 by Xenocide CBK
Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 01:07:02 PM

Should I do this first or thieves guild or dark brotherhood

Comment #23 by Balyhane
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 10:55:40 AM

Got this one as part of my obsessive completionist mission to take over all the guilds
Which I have done xD

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US November 11, 2011

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