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{{SkyrimQuests
 
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|caption = The Guardian Mammoth during the trials.
 
|questgiver = [[Froki Whetted-Blade]]
 
|questgiver = [[Froki Whetted-Blade]]
|location = [[Froki's Shack]]<br>North of [[Pinewatch]]<br>[[Windward Ruins]]<br>West of [[Loreius Farm]]<br>[[Gjukar's Monument]]<br>West of [[Bleakcoast Cave]]<br>[[Graywinter Watch]]
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|location = [[Froki's Shack]]<br />[[Windward Ruins]]<br />[[Gjukar's Monument]]<br />[[Graywinter Watch]]
North of [[Twilight Sepulcher]]<br>
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|next =
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|type = [[Side Quests (Skyrim)|Side quest]]
|type = [[Side_Quests_(Skyrim)|Side Quest]]
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|reward = [[Kyne's Token]]
|reward = [[Kyne's Token]]
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|QuestID = dunHunterQST
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{{Quote|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.|[[Last Dragonborn|Dragonborn]]|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim}}
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{{Quote|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]]|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim}}
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'''Kyne's Sacred Trials''' is a [[Quests (Skyrim)|quest]] available in {{Skyrim}}. This quest is given to the [[Last Dragonborn|Dragonborn]] by [[Froki Whetted-Blade]] at [[Froki's Shack]], which will require one to travel to various [[Locations (Skyrim)|locations]] to kill various "Guardian" beasts.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
The quest is given to the [[Last Dragonborn|Dragonborn]] by [[Froki Whetted-Blade]] at [[Froki's Shack]]. This quest takes them around the map to kill various "Guardian" beasts.
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<div class="blockquote-half">''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.''</div>
   
There is nothing apparently special about these beasts while they are alive except that they appear as ghosts. They have the same characteristics as their normal counterparts. Once they die, instead of the usual corpse, there will be "Ghostly Remains" to be looted.
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==Objectives==
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#Defeat the Guardian Wolf
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#Defeat the Guardian Skeever
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#Defeat the Guardian Mudcrab
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#Return to Froki
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#Defeat the Guardian Bear
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#Defeat the Guardian Mammoth
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#Defeat the Guardian Sabre Cat
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#Return to Froki
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#Defeat the Guardian Troll
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#Return to Froki
   
 
==Walkthrough==
 
==Walkthrough==
Upon first talking to Froki, he asks the Dragonborn to kill three Guardian beasts, as follows:
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Upon first talking to Froki, he will ask the Dragonborn to kill three Guardian Beasts, as follows:
* The Guardian [[Wolf (Skyrim)|wolf]] is located just west of [[Lakeview Manor]], northeast of [[Falkreath (Skyrim)|Falkreath]].
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*The Guardian [[Wolf (Skyrim)|wolf]] is located at the [[Wild Animal Den: Pinewatch Outcropping]] ([[Unmarked Locations (Skyrim)|unmarked location]]) just west of [[Lakeview Manor]], northeast of [[Falkreath (Skyrim)|Falkreath]].
* The Guardian [[Skeever (Skyrim)|skeever]] is located at the [[Windward Ruins]], southwest of [[Dawnstar (Skyrim)|Dawnstar]].
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*The Guardian [[Skeever (Skyrim)|skeever]] is located at the [[Windward Ruins]], southwest of [[Dawnstar (Skyrim)|Dawnstar]].
* The Guardian [[Mudcrab (Skyrim)|mudcrab]] is located southeast of [[Rorikstead]], southwest of [[Swindler's Den]], and west of [[Broken Fang Cave]].
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*The Guardian [[Mudcrab (Skyrim)|mudcrab]] is located at the [[Fossilized Giant Mudcrab]] ([[Unmarked Locations (Skyrim)|unmarked location]]), southeast of [[Gjukar's Monument]].
   
After defeating all three and returning to Froki, he will ask that three tougher beasts be killed:
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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.
* The Guardian [[Sabre Cat|sabre cat]] is just northeast of [[Journeyman's Nook]], southeast of [[Winterhold (Skyrim)|Winterhold]] and west-southwest of [[Bleakcoast Cave]]. It is at the water level, so if approaching from Journeyman's Nook, it will be necessary to drop down a cliff.
 
* The Guardian [[Mammoth (Skyrim)|mammoth]] is just west of [[Loreius Farm]], southwest of [[Heljarchen Hall]] and south of Dawnstar.
 
* The Guardian [[Bear (Skyrim)|bear]] is north-northeast of the [[Twilight Sepulcher]], south of [[Knifepoint Ridge]] and west of Falkreath.
 
   
Upon returning to Froki after defeating these three beasts, he has one more beast to be killed: what he calls "the troll champion".
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After defeating all three and returning to Froki, he will ask for three more beasts to be killed:
* The Guardian [[Troll (Skyrim)|troll]] is located in the [[Graywinter Watch]] cavern, near [[The Ritual Stone]] and east of [[Whiterun (Skyrim)|Whiterun]]. There are two normal trolls here, as well as the Guardian. Once they are defeated, there is a camp against the eastern wall of the cavern. [[Froki's Bow]] is on top of one of the barrels, as well as the [[Archery (Skyrim)|archery]] [[Skill Book (Skyrim)|skill book]] [[Vernaccus and Bourlor]].
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*The Guardian [[Sabre Cat (Skyrim)|sabre cat]] is just northeast of [[Journeyman's Nook]], southeast of [[Winterhold (Skyrim City)|Winterhold]] and west-southwest of [[Bleakcoast Cave]]. It is at the water level, so if approaching from Journeyman's Nook, it will be necessary to drop down a cliff. It is past the [[Haul of the Horkers]] ([[Unmarked Locations (Skyrim)|unmarked location]]).
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*The Guardian [[Mammoth (Skyrim)|mammoth]] is just west of [[Loreius Farm]], southwest of [[Heljarchen Hall]] and south of Dawnstar.
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*The Guardian [[Bear (Skyrim)|bear]] is north-northeast of the [[Twilight Sepulcher]], south of [[Knifepoint Ridge]] and west of Falkreath.
   
===Reward===
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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 the Dragonborn chooses to report the kill before asking Froki about his bow, then there will no opportunity to tell him about the bow. Either way, the Dragonborn keeps the bow (Froki says that they can keep it).
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*The Guardian [[Troll (Skyrim)|troll]] is located in the [[Graywinter Watch]] cavern, near [[The Ritual Stone (Skyrim)|The Ritual Stone]] and east of [[Whiterun (Skyrim)|Whiterun]]. There are two normal trolls here, as well as the Guardian. Once they are defeated, there is a camp against the eastern wall of the cavern. [[Froki's Bow]] is on top of one of the barrels, as well as the [[Archery (Skyrim)|archery]] [[Skill Book (Skyrim)|skill book]] [[Vernaccus and Bourlor]].
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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==
 
==Journal==
{| border="1" cellspacing="3" class="skqtable"
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{|class="skqtable"
! scope="col"|Journal Entry
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!ID!!Journal Entry
 
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|align="center"|20||''I met an old Nord Hunter named Froki whoo offered to guide me through the Sacred Trials of Kyne.''
''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:''' Defeat the Guardian Wolf
 
*'''Objective:''' Defeat the Guardian Skeever
 
*'''Objective:''' Defeat the Guardian Mudcrab
 
 
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|-
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|align="center"|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.''
''I met a hunter named Froki who sent me on Kyne's Sacred Trials. I have defeated the first three guardian beasts as instructed.''
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*'''Objective 30:''' Defeat the Guardian Wolf
*'''Objective:''' Return to Froki
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*'''Objective 31:''' Defeat the Guardian Skeever
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*'''Objective 32:''' Defeat the Guardian Mudcrab
 
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|align="center"|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.''
''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.''
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*'''Objective 50:''' Return to Froki
*'''Objective:''' Defeat the Guardian Bear
 
*'''Objective:''' Defeat the Guardian Mammoth
 
*'''Objective:''' Defeat the Guardian Sabre Cat
 
 
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|align="center"|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.''
''The Nord hunter Froki is guiding me through Kyne's Sacred Trials. I have defeated several guardian spirits as instructed.''
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*'''Objective 60:''' Defeat the Guardian Bear
*'''Objective:''' Return to Froki
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*'''Objective 61:''' Defeat the Guardian Mammoth
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*'''Objective 62:''' Defeat the Guardian Sabre Cat
 
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|align="center"|70||''The Nord hunter Froki is guiding me through Kyne's Sacred Trials. I have defeated several guardian spirits as instructed.''
''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.''
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*'''Objective 70:''' Return to Froki
*'''Objective:''' Defeat the Guardian Troll
 
 
|-
 
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|align="center"|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.''
''The Nord hunter Froki guided me through the Sacred Trials of Kyne. I have defeated the final guardian, a troll spirit.''
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*'''Objective 80:''' Defeat the Guardian Troll
*'''Objective:''' Return to Froki
 
 
|-
 
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|align="center"|80||''The Nord hunter Froki guided me through the Sacred Trials of Kyne. I have defeated the final guardian, a troll spirit.''
''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.''
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*'''Objective 100:''' Return to Froki
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|align="center"|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.''
 
*<u>Quest complete</u>
 
*<u>Quest complete</u>
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|align="center"|200||
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*''Quest failed''
 
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|}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*During the objective to kill the Guardian mudcrab, its location is that of a [[Fossilized Giant Mudcrab|fossilized mudcrab]], which suggests the spirit is that of the fossil.
 
*During the objective to kill the Guardian mudcrab, its location is that of a [[Fossilized Giant Mudcrab|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 a few items within it. Also, when passing over the mushrooms, the game says 'Activate White Cap', rather than the usual "Harvest White Cap". The items available are a random staff, and a random skill book.
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*There is a ring of [[Fungi (Skyrim)|mushrooms]] located near the Guardian bear encounter that has [[Random Loot (Skyrim)|random loot]] within it.
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*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.
 
*The Guardian bear is identified as "Ursine Guardian" when approached.
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*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==
 
==Bugs==
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*It may not be possible to [[Soul Trap (Skyrim)|Soul Trap]] the Guardian beasts. The soul trap message and animation may play, but no [[Soul Gem (Skyrim)|Soul Gem]] is filled.
 
*It may not be possible to [[Soul Trap (Skyrim)|Soul Trap]] the Guardian beasts. The soul trap message and animation may play, but no [[Soul Gem (Skyrim)|Soul Gem]] is filled.
 
*The Guardian mammoth may disappear entirely from the game, rendering it impossible to complete the quest.
 
*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.
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*During the quest, one of the Dragonborn's [[Follower (Skyrim)|followers]], including [[Horse (Skyrim)|horses]] such as [[Shadowmere (Skyrim)|Shadowmere]], may randomly disappear. Saving before starting the quest will allow recovery if this happens.
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*If the Dragonborn is in combat while in dialogue, the quest will not be available.
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*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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Latest revision as of 23:15, August 17, 2019

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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.

BackgroundEdit

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.

ObjectivesEdit

  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

WalkthroughEdit

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.

JournalEdit

IDJournal Entry
20I met an old Nord Hunter named Froki whoo offered to guide me through the Sacred Trials of Kyne.
21I 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
50I 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
51The 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
70The Nord hunter Froki is guiding me through Kyne's Sacred Trials. I have defeated several guardian spirits as instructed.
  • Objective 70: Return to Froki
71The 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
80The 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
100The 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

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

BugsEdit

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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