Marriage in Skyrim is usually a simple process, but the Dragonborn sometimes has to work to win over a potential spouse. Vilkas is one of them.
On The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, marriage is often a matter of convenience. From the beginning it was clear that those looking for a partner in Skyrim They do not seek so much love as companionship and comfort from the harsh reality of life in the freezing land of the north. There are more than 50 marriage candidates scattered across the country, from servants and escorts to merchants and blacksmiths, but of them all, Vilkas is the best.
Most potential spouses show an interest in a Dragonborn wearing an Amulet of Mara once a favor or task has been completed. However, there are some relationships that the player really has to work for. When choosing a partner, it is important to consider what role the Dragonborn would like your spouse to play. Will they stay home to take care of the house and family while tending their little shop next door, or will they travel with the Dragonborn and fight by their side?
Whiterun’s companions are as tough as they seem, which makes them relatively worthy when it comes to spouses. Interestingly, compared to other marriage candidates, Companions are quite difficult to conquer as friends and lovers. Out of a total of 10 Companions in the faction, seven of them can marry, but simply donning an Amulet of Mara will not be enough to earn them. The Dragonborn has to prove that he is honorable and worthy, and that requires several missions over time to achieve this.
Of the seven, inner circle member Vilkas can provide the most rewarding marriage in the entire game. When the Dragonborn first encountered him, Vilkas had very little interest or respect for them. However, as their working relationship grew along the Companions’ quest line, it became clear that, beneath his cold exterior, there was more to Vilkas than his strong sword arm and resourcefulness.
The Companions’ story is one of the most intricate arcs because the time they spend with each other gives the Dragonborn more time to get to know the faction as people and become involved in their relationships. This arc introduces lycanthropy to the player, who has no choice but to become a werewolf (albeit temporarily) to complete the quest line. As the story progresses, the player learns that Kodlak, Herald of the Companions, convinced twins Vilkas and Farkas to refrain from transforming and hunting in hopes of finding a cure for lycanthropy so that they could die clean and enter the warrior afterlife in the Sovngarde Hall. honorary.
The inner circle is divided, with Kodlak and Vilkas firmly abstaining, while Aela the Huntress and Skjor embrace the nature of the beast. Farkas tends to follow his brother’s example, as he is not a strong thinker, which puts him at the center of the division. When the Dragonborn turns into a werewolf, his actions with Aela eventually lead to Skjor’s capture and death. He also causes a rampage of vengeance against the Silver Hand. This is being kept a secret from Kodlak, who would not approve of his behavior. When his activity brings the Silver Hand back to Jorrvaskr, resulting in Kodlak’s death, Vilkas becomes so enraged that he embraces his fury and teams up with Dragonborn in destroying the Silver Hand.
This is the first time players have seen Vilkas show real emotion beyond arrogance and nonchalance. That excitement propels him through the rest of the quest line, ending with the remaining members of the inner circle heading to Ysgramor’s tomb to free Kodlak from his wolf spirit and free him from the curse to enter the Hall of Honor. Only after this quest will the Companions, including Vilkas, become available for marriage. Right now, Dragonborn has spent so much time in their company that it’s hard not to fall in love with all of them, especially Vilkas.
What makes Vilkas the perfect companion is that dragonborns who specialize in arcane arts gain a mighty warrior to travel alongside (for free) and act as a tank in the battles they face together. In addition to this, a married Vilkas begins to show his softer side, referring to his spouse as “love” in an endearing way, adding depth to the character and the relationship.
Because the responsibility for Jorrvaskr falls on the Dragonborn when they become Herald after Kodlak, the couple already share a house with the rest of their family, so there is no need to buy property or build a farm right away. Together, Vilkas and Dragonborn can spend their time traveling through Skyrim, correcting mistakes, and fighting dragons, as all good couples should.
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