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"Kyne! Blessed Warrior-Wife. Shor's widow, sacred to any true Nord hunter. She's the mother of men and beasts, and her veil is the storm."
Froki Whetted-Blade[src]

Kyne's Sacred Trials is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This quest is given to the Dragonborn by Froki Whetted-Blade at Froki's Shack, which will require one to travel to various locations to kill various "Guardian" beasts.

Background[edit | edit source]

I met an old Nord hunter named Froki who told me about Kyne's Sacred Trials. He has marked for me so that the guardian skeever, wolf and mudcrab should appear to me when I visit their lairs.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  1. Defeat the Guardian Wolf
  2. Defeat the Guardian Skeever
  3. Defeat the Guardian Mudcrab
  4. Return to Froki
  5. Defeat the Guardian Bear
  6. Defeat the Guardian Mammoth
  7. Defeat the Guardian Sabre Cat
  8. Return to Froki
  9. Defeat the Guardian Troll
  10. Return to Froki

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Upon first talking to Froki, he will ask the Dragonborn to kill three Guardian Beasts, as follows:

There is nothing unique about these beasts while they are alive except that they are translucent. Upon death, instead of the usual corpse, there will be "Ghostly Remains" to be looted.

After defeating all three and returning to Froki, he will ask for three more beasts to be killed:

Upon returning to Froki after defeating these three beasts, he asks for one more beast to be killed, which he calls the "troll champion:"

After completing this last kill, the Dragonborn will be awarded Kyne's Token by Froki. However, if one chooses to report the kill first, there will no opportunity to tell Froki about his bow.

Journal[edit | edit source]

ID Journal Entry
20 I met an old Nord Hunter named Froki whoo offered to guide me through the Sacred Trials of Kyne.
21 I met an old Nord hunter named Froki who told me about Kyne's Sacred Trials. He has marked me so that the guardian skeever, wolf and mudcrab should appear to me when I visit their lairs.
  • Objective 30: Defeat the Guardian Wolf
  • Objective 31: Defeat the Guardian Skeever
  • Objective 32: Defeat the Guardian Mudcrab
50 I met a hunter named Froki who sent me on Kyne's Sacred Trials. I have defeated the first three guardian beasts as instructed.
  • Objective 50: Return to Froki
51 The Nord hunter Froki is guiding me through the Sacred Trials of Kyne. I defeated the first group of guardians and have been tasked to seek out the guardian bear, sabrecat and mammoth spirits.
  • Objective 60: Defeat the Guardian Bear
  • Objective 61: Defeat the Guardian Mammoth
  • Objective 62: Defeat the Guardian Sabre Cat
70 The Nord hunter Froki is guiding me through Kyne's Sacred Trials. I have defeated several guardian spirits as instructed.
  • Objective 70: Return to Froki
71 The Nord hunter Froki is guiding me through the Sacred Trials of Kyne. I have defeated several spirit guardians and have now been asked to seek out the Troll guardian as my final challenge.
  • Objective 80: Defeat the Guardian Troll
80 The Nord hunter Froki guided me through the Sacred Trials of Kyne. I have defeated the final guardian, a troll spirit.
  • Objective 100: Return to Froki
100 The Nord hunter Froki is guiding me through the Sacred Trials of Kyne. I had to defeat the guardian spirits of many beasts, and was rewarded with the Blessing of Kyne.
  • Quest complete
200
  • Quest failed

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the objective to kill the Guardian mudcrab, its location is that of a fossilized mudcrab, which suggests the spirit is that of the fossil.
  • There is a ring of mushrooms located near the Guardian bear encounter that has random loot within it.
  • When one passes over the mushrooms, an "Activate" option will pop up, instead of the usual "Harvest" option.
  • The Guardian bear is identified as "Ursine Guardian" when approached.
  • If any of the guardian beasts are hit with the Aetherial Shield found in Dawnguard's quest "Lost to the Ages," which causes bashed enemies to Become Ethereal, after the ethereal effect wears off, the beasts will appear normal, lacking their ghostly aspect. However, when killed they will still leave behind ghostly remains.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Kyne's Sacred Trials. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • It may not be possible to Soul Trap the Guardian beasts. The soul trap message and animation may play, but no Soul Gem is filled.
  • The Guardian mammoth may disappear entirely from the game, rendering it impossible to complete the quest.
  • During the quest, one of the Dragonborn's followers, including horses such as Shadowmere, may randomly disappear. Saving before starting the quest will allow recovery if this happens.
  • If the Dragonborn is in combat while in dialogue, the quest will not be available.
  • Sometimes, Froki may repeat himself when asked what to do next and the topic questions won't reappear. Backing out of conversation and speaking to him again should fix it.
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