Esbern is only one of the few surviving Blades and your characters mentor. He has been keeping track of the prophecies and knows that Tamriel is facing very bleak future at the hands of Alduin.

The Dragonborn is sent to recruit the old Blades scholar by Delphine, the other living Blade during the Fourth Era. Esbern is living in the Ratways beneath Riften, where other vagrants know him as a crazy, paranoid old man.

Once the Dragonborn, Delphine and Esbern successfully establish Sky Haven Temple as a new base of operations for the Blades, the player character will be able to assist Delphine in recruiting up to three Followers as new Blades members. At this point, Esbern will point the player character to Dragon Hunts which the Blades recruits can participate in.

Esbern can also grant the Dragonborn with the Dragonslayer's Blessing, which gives a 10 percent bonus chance to deal critical damage against dragons for five in-game days.

After the Dragonborn slays enough dragons, Esbern will ask the player character for a Dragon Scale and Dragon Bone to produce a special potion that grants the Dragon Infusion perk which permanently reduces melee damage from dragons by 25 percent, very useful on higher difficulty levels!

In the game, Esbern is voiced by Max von Sydow.

Related Threads

Delphine and Esbern won't help me? *spoilers* - last post by @ Nov 23, 2011
alduins wall - escorting esbern please help - last post by @ Feb 25, 2012
When to use Esbern's Potion and Blessing? - last post by @ Jan 30, 2012
Cannot talk to Esbern - last post by @ Dec 18, 2011
Last edited by leochan on 6 February 2012 at 13:07
This page has been accessed 8,749 times.