A Elder Scrolls Character


Vital Stats
Race Imperial
Gender Female
Rank/Title Grandmaster of the Blades (Originally Innkeeper of the Sleeping Giant)
Game Appearances TES: Skyrim
First Appearance Bleak Falls Barrow
Addition Information
Weapon of Choice Blades Sword
Technical Information
Actor Joan Allen
Base-ID 00013478
Ref-ID 00013485
'Remember the 30th of Frostfall...'''- Delphine tells the Dragonborn what he should do to gain Esbern's trust.'

Delphine is a character in the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Delphine is in her late 50's and is a high-priority target for the Thalmor. During the First War, she evaded attempts at her life several times, ultimately escaping the Thalmor and being stationed in Cyrodiil. She returned to Skyrim, remaining alert to the surveillance of the Thalmor.

She uses a Blades Sword, a kantana, and is a powerful companion.

The Main QuestEdit

She is first seen after returning to Farengar with the Dragonstone, Delphine can be seen with a hood on next to Farengar, who states she is his assistant.

While searching for the The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller for Arngeir, the Dragonborn finds a Mysterious Note in its place at Ustengrav, sending them to the Sleeping Giant in Riverwood to rent the attic room. Delphine approaches the Dragonborn and relinquishes the Horn, demanding the two speak in private. She reveals then that she is a member of the Blades, seeking the next Dragonborn. It turns out that Delphine is the acting Grandmaster of the Blades, one of the last remaining members operating in Skyrim

To provide succinct proof that the Dragonborn is truely Dragonborn, she asks them to help her slay a dragon at Kynesgrove. Completing this, she reveals that the Thalmor may be involved with the re-emergence of Dragons in skyrim.

She sends the Dragonborn to the Thalmor Embassy to look for clues. There, the Dragonborn discovers that another Blade exists in Skyrim. She sends the Dragonborn to find Esbern, the only other Blade. Once they regroup, Esbern suggests a place to revive the Blades faction, Sky Haven Temple. There Delphine initiates any of the Dragonborn's followers into members of the Blades, the ultimate dragonhunters.

Delphine, following the peace treaty, reveals that she is aware of Paarthurnax's existence and demands his death. Unless the player slays the dragon, the Blades will no longer assist the Dragonborn. If Dragonborn slays Paarthurnax then she excepts him/her back into the Blades fold.