Skyrim is chock full of excellent quests, and while a lot of the moments that stick with you are ones of your own making, outside the realm of scripted storytelling, Skyrim does, to its credit, have a lot of great quests that are adored by one and all. In this feature, we have listed what we think are fifteen of its best quests. We haven’t listed them in any particular order, so give it a read, and tell us if you agree in the comments section below!
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This is the quest that kicks off the Dark Brotherhood storyline, and it has to rank amongst the most morbid ones in the entire game. It all starts when you hear about a young boy named Aventus Aretino in the city of Windheld, an orphan who is performing the ancient ritual of the Black Sacrament. He’s trying to summon an agent of the Dark Brotherhood, an infamous order of assassins, and when you enter his house, the boy mistakes you for a member of the order. Sick of the treatment he and a bunch of other orphans have been receiving from an old lady who runs their orphanage, he asks you to murder her. The quest itself is pretty cut and dry, and doesn’t involve any ground breaking mechanics to impress the player- it is the morbid implications that make this quest as good as it is, and the fact that it serves as an introduction to the Dark Brotherhood only makes it better.