Thalmor Soldier: What was that?
Esbern: Ah, there you are.
Thalmor Soldier: There's the Blades agent! Kill him!
Thalmor Soldier: I'll end your miserable life!
Thalmor Wizard: Gods, no!
Esbern: You'll die knowing it was the blades that sent you to oblivion.
Thalmor Soldier: The Thalmor's memory is long.
Thalmor Wizard: Mercy!
Esbern: Delphine. It's good to see you. It's been a long time.
Delphine: It's good to see you too, Esbern. It's been too long, old friend. Too long. Well, then. You made it safe and sound. Good. Come on, I have a place we can talk. Orgnar, hold down the bar for a minute, will you?
Orgnar: Yeah, sure.
Delphine: This way. Now then. I assume you know about...
Esbern: Oh yes! Dragonborn. Indeed, yes. This changes everything, of course. There's no time to lose. We must locate... let me show you. I know I had it here, somewhere.
Delphine: Esbern, what...
Esbern: Give me just a moment. Ah! Here it is. Come, let me show you. You see, right here. Sky Haven Temple, constructed around one of the main Akaviri military camps in the Reach, during their conquest of Skyrim.
Delphine: Do you know what he's talking about?
Esbern: Shhh! This is where they built Alduin's Wall, to set down in stone all their accumulated dragonlore. A hedge against the forgetfulness of centuries. A wise and foresighted policy, in the event.
Despite the far-reaching fame of Alduin's Wall at the time, one of the wonders of the ancient world, it's location was lost.
Delphine: Esbern, what are you getting at?
Esbern: You mean, you don't mean to say you haven't heard of Alduin's Wall? Either of you?
Delphine: Let's pretend we haven't. What's Alduin's Wall, and what does it have to do with stopping the dragons?
Esbern: Alduin's Wall was where the ancient Blades recorded all they knew of Alduin and his return. Part history, part prophecy. It's location has been lost for centuries, but I've found it again. Not lost, you see. Just forgotten.
The Blades' archives held so many secrets. I was only able to save a few scraps.
Delphine: So you think that Alduin's Wall will tell us how to defeat Alduin?
Esbern: Well, yes, But there's no guarantee, of course.
Delphine: Sky Haven Temple it is, then. I knew you'd have something for us, Esbern. I know the area of the Reach that Esbern's talking about. Near what's now known as Karthspire, in the Karth River canyon. We can meet you there, or all travel together. Your call.
Always. Let's go see if we can find this Sky Haven Temple.
Bjorlam: Need a ride? Where do you want to go?
Climb in back, and we'll be off. Ever been to Markarth? Some say it was built by the dwarves. I don't believe a word of it.