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Skyrim Walkthrough Part 16 - The Way of the Voice

Climb The 7000 Steps to learn "The Way of the Voice" from the Greybeards in Skyrim with this online demo.


Arngeir: So, a Dragonborn appears at this moment in the turning of the age.

We will see if you truly have the gift. Show us, Dragonborn. Let us taste of your Voice.

I am master Arngeir. I speak for the Greybeards. Now, tell me, Dragonborn, why have you come here?

We are here to guide you in that pursuit just as the Greybeards have sought to guide those of the Dragon Blood that came before you.

You are not the first. There have been many of the Dragon Blood since Akatosh first bestowed that gift upon mortalkind. Whether you are the only Dragonborn of this age, that is not ours to know. You are the only one that has been revealed thus far. That is all I can say.

You have shown that you are Dragonborn. You have the inborn gift. But do you have the discipline and temperament to follow the path laid out for you? Now, that remains to be seen.

Without training, you have already taken the first steps towards projecting your Voice into a Thu'um, a Shout. Now, let us see if you are willing and able to learn.

When you Shout, you speak in the language of dragons. Thus, your Dragon Blood gives you an inborn ability to learn Words of Power.

All Shouts are made up of three Words of Power. As you master each Word, your Shout will become progressively stronger.

Master Einarth will not teach you "Ro," the second Word in Unrelenting Force.

Ro means balance in the dragon tongue. Combine it with "Fus," force, to focus your Thu'um more sharply.

Einarth: Ro.

Arngeir: You learn a new word like a master. You truly do have the gift. But learning a Word of Power is only the first step. You must unlock its meaning through constant practice in order to use it in a Shout. Well, that is how the rest of us learn Shouts. As Dragonborn, you can absorb a slain dragon's life force and knowledge directly. As part of your initiation, Master Einarth will allow you to tap into his understanding of "Ro."

Now, let us see how quickly you can master your new 'Thu'um'.

Use your Unrelenting Force shout to strike the targets as they appear.

Borri: Fiik Lo Saah!

Arngeir: Strike the targets as they appear, breath and focus.

Einarth: Fiik Lo Sah!

Arngeir: You learn quickly. Once more.

Wolfgar: Fiik Lo Sah!

Arngeir: Impressive. Your 'Thu'um' is precise. You show great promise, Dragonborn.

We will perform your next trial in the courtyard. Follow Master Borri.

We will now see how you learn a completely new Shout. Master Borri will teach you "Wuld," which means Whirlwind.

Borri: Wuld.

Arngeir: You must hear the Word within yourself before you can project it into a Thu'um.

Approach Master Borri, and he will gift you his knowledge of "Wuld."

Now, we will see how quickly you can master a new Shout.

Master Wulfgar will demonstrate Whirlwind Sprint. Then it will be your turn.

Master Borri.

Borri: Bex!

Wuld Nah Kest!

Argneir: Now, it's your turn. Stand next to me. Master Borri will open the gate. Use your Whirlwind Sprint to pass through before it closes.

Borri: Bex!

Arngeir: Your quick mastery of a new Thu'um is astonishing. I'd heard the stories of the abilities of Dragonborn, but to see it for myself . . .

You were given this gift by the gods for a reason. It is up to you to determine how best to use it. You are now ready for your last trial. Retrieve The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller, our founder, from his tomb in the ancient fane of Ustengrav. Remain true to the Way of the Voice, and you will return.

Breath and focus.

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