Chapter 1: Dustman’s Cairn
[The Adventures of Farkas the Dragonborn]
Farkas was always a few steps behind everyone else in the brains department, so it wasn’t surprising that it was a while before he was allowed to go out hunting with the rest of his Shield-Siblings. He wasn’t good at complicated things, not like his brother Vilkas, so he was content to spend most of his time training. Skjor made him train a lot. Aela said it was because “you’ll need all the practice you can get if you don’t want to accidentally send us on a one way trip to Sovngarde with that brute strength of yours, icebrain.” Vilkas said she just meant that he should keep honing his skills so he wouldn’t hurt his friends during fights. Farkas understood fighting and he definitely didn’t want to injure his fellow Companions, but he didn’t get what it had to do with trips. He didn’t have any money to pay for carriages anyway.
One day, Skjor told him he was finally going to get a chance to prove he was capable of fighting alongside his brethren. He would be going to a place called Dustman’s Cairn to retrieve a fragment of the legendary Wuuthrad. Skjor also told him to talk to Farkas, who would be going with him. Apparently his Shield-Sibling was going to be… himself. Farkas was very excited. It was all very surreal.
On the way there, Farkas stopped to capture some moths in the name of Ysgramor.
While in the dungeon, he got himself stuck behind a trapdoor, but he helped himself out…
…like so. Talk about an out of body experience.
He also healed himself lots, too. It felt good.
(As an aside, for some reason he always got really close to himself while sneaking. Farkas is very comfortable with himself, it would seem. Or maybe it was cause he had just encountered a massive mammoth-sized frostbite spider and was feeling in need of some comfort. Spiders gave him the woozles.)
He found the fragment of Wuuthrad after beating up a lot of Draugr and made his way back to Jorrvaskr, where he praised his own prowess in battle and promised to protect himself forever.
Afterwards, Kodlak told him to ask Eorlund for a better sword, even though he already had a Skyforge Steel Greatsword on his back. Everything was very confusing, and thinking about it made him tired. Farkas decided it was time for a nap.