Razing the Forest is a quest in The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. There has been news of recent Spriggan activity at the colony. The Nerevarine is tasked with getting rid of any Spriggans near the grove of trees at the Eastern end of the colony. Unel Lloran is involved in this quest.
- Speak with Falco/Carnius
- Kill the spriggans in Raven Rock
- Speak with Unel Lloran
- Speak with a miner
- Find the roots
- Guide Unel to the roots
- Obtain 5 Bittergreen Petals
- Speak with Unel
- Speak with Falco/Carnius
Upon completing "Race Against the Clock" or "Stop the Messenger", Falco/Carnius will tell the Nerevarine that the colony is being plaged by spriggans. They will task the Nerevarine with killing these spriggans, and reporting to Unel Lloran afterward.
The spriggans are located in the eastern part of Raven Rock, the part that is still under construction. There should be 4 of them in total. They can be quite challenging when they gang up on you, so try to pick them off one at a time. As always with spriggans, you have to kill them thrice before they stay dead.
Once the spriggans are dealt with, speak with Unel Lloran in the bar. He will be happy the spriggans are gone, but he will inform you that construction still cannot continue bc the trees are indestructible. He suspects magic is in play, and speculates that they might be taken down if something were to happen to the roots. the roots run deep, so the miners might know something about it.
Head into Raven Rock mine and speak with one of the miners. They will tell you that one of the mine shafts has been blocked off by some weird, indestructible roots. Head down there to the abandoned mine shaft and observe the roots for yourself. Return to Unel and he will ask you to guide him to the roots. Once he is there, he will speculate that poisoning the water the roots drink from will weaken the trees, allowing them to be chopped down. he requests the nerevarine bring him 5 bittergreen petals for this purpose.
Bittergreen petals cannot be found anywhere on Solstheim, so you will have to go to Vvardenfell to get some. The best way to do this is by using Almsivi Intervention to get to Gnisis, and then buying it from Zanmulk Sammalamus in the temple. Once you have the bittergreen petals, bring them to Unel in the mine.
Return to your questgiver to receive your reward.
|Razing the Forest|
|Carnius has gotten word of problems with Spriggans at the colony, and wants me to get rid of them. I should talk to Unel Lloran when the Spriggans have been dealt with.
|Falco is concerned about recent Spriggan activity at the colony. He wants me to get rid of any Spriggans near the grove of trees at the Eastern end of the colony. When I'm done, I need to let Unel Lloran know. Falco thinks he's probably in the bar.|
|The Spriggans have been killed off for now.|
|Unel Lloran has told me that the colonists have tried cutting down the trees to no avail. He guessed that something could be done if he had access to the roots, but believes them to be too far underground for him to dig down to them.|
|The miners have mentioned that a cavern was discovered in the mine that was filled with tree roots too difficult to cut through, so they abandoned work on it. It's at the bottom level of the mine, in the passage to the north.|
|I checked the passage and found the roots. I should let Unel Lloran know about them.|
|I've agreed to show Unel Lloran the place in the mine that's overrun with tree roots.|
|I've brought Unel Lloran to the abandoned mine shaft with the tree roots.|
|Unel Lloran has said that if he can poison the tree roots, it may weaken them enough to cut down the trees. He'd like me to bring him five bittergreen petals, which I'll likely have to find someplace outside Solstheim.|
|I've delivered the bittergreen petals to Unel Lloran, who will use them to poison the water and weaken the trees. There's nothing more I can do to help; I should relay what's happened.|
|Falco was glad to hear that the trees are being dealt with, and has asked me to keep an eye out for Spriggans in the future.
|Carnius was relieved that the Spriggans would no longer pose a threat to the mining operation.
|Bloodmoon East Empire Company Quests|
|Starting Quests||Establish the Mine • A Blocked Door • Missing Supply Ship • Making a Choice|
|Falco or Carnius||Setting up Shop • Supply Route Problems • Bar Brawl • Razing the Forest • Hiring Guards • The Factor's Estate|
|Falco's Quests||To Catch a Thief • Discovery in the Mine (Falco) • Race Against the Clock • Protect Falco • Under Siege|
|Carnius' Quests||Aiding and Abetting • Discovery in the Mine (Carnius) • Stop the Messenger • The Assassin • Drastic Measures|