Rite of the Wolf Giver is a miscellaneous quest in The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. Completing it allows the Nerevarine to permanently cure their lycanthropy.

Background[edit | edit source]

A large black raven has been seen at the Altar of Thrond. Some believe the bird is a sign that witches have come to Solstheim. It may be worth investigating.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  1. Read the Odd Rumor
  2. Travel to the Altar of Thrond
  3. Speak with Ettiene of Glenmoril Wyrd
  4. Speak with Isobel and Fallaise
  5. Obtain Wolfsbane Petals and Ripened Belladonna Berries
  6. Return to Isobel and Fallaise
  7. Speak with Ettiene
  8. Head to the Altar of Thrond
  9. Speak with Ettiene
  10. Kill the Female Nord Innocent and take her heart
  11. Speak with Etienne
  12. Place the heart back in the Innocent's body
  13. Speak with Etienne
  14. Kill the werewolf

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

After the Nerevarine become a werewolf, they may encounter notes around Solstheim containing an odd rumor: a large black raven has been seen at the Altar of Thrond, which may indicate that witches have come to Solstheim. One of these notes may be found at the docks at Fort Frostmoth. Head over to the Altar of Thrond to investigate.

Once the Nerevarine arrives, they will see a big black raven perched at the altar. It will speak to them once approached, revealing itself to be Ettiene of Glenmoril Wyrd. She will reveal that she and her sisters have come to Solstheim to cure werewolves of their curse, and will ask if they want to be cured.

If the Nerevarine answers yes, they will be transported to Gloomy Cave. Ettiene will be present, along with her sisters, Isobel and Fallaise. Ettiene will tell the Nerevarine to speak with her sisters, as they will tell them what ingredients they will need to get to make the potion. Upon speaking to the sisters, they will tell the Nerevarine that they will need Wolfsbane Petals and Ripened Belladonna Berries.

Wolfsbane only grows at Hvitkald Peak, which is east of the Water Stone and west of The Patchwork Airship. The Nerevarine will require Levitate to reach the Wolfsbane, but the witches will provide a potion to assist. Alternatively, a batch of Wolfsbane Petals may be found in Lassnr's house in Skaal Village, though this will be considered stealing. Ripened Belladonna Berries may be found on Spriggans or growing outside of Nordic crypts.

Once the Nerevarine has the ingredients, they should be returned to Isobel and Fallaise, before speaking with Ettiene. She will tell the Nerevarine to meet her at the Altar of Thrond. When the Nerevarine arrives, they will notice a Nord female lying on the altar. Ettiene will tell you that the Nord is only barely alive, and that they must kill her and take her heart. Do so, then speak with Ettiene again. Ettiene will infuse the heart with part of the Nerevarine's wolf spirit. Place it back in the innocent and speak with Ettiene again. She will do the final incantations, and the innocent will rise again in wolf form. Upon killing the innocent again, the Nerevarine will be permanently cured of lycanthropy.

Journal[edit | edit source]

Rite of the Wolf Giver – BM_WolfGiver
ID Journal Entry
10 A large black raven has been seen at the Altar of Thrond. Some believe the bird is a sign that witches have come to Solstheim. It may be worth investigating.
  • Quest accepted
20 The raven turned out to be one of the Glenmoril Witches. She offered me a cure for lycanthropy, but I turned her down.
30 The raven is actually a witch of Glenmoril Wyrd in animal form. She offered to cure my lycanthropy, and I accepted. I'm off to meet her sisters, and begin the "Rite of the Wolf Giver," whatever that may be....
40 The witch Ettiene told me to talk to her sisters and complete whatever errands they may give. After I have done so, I am to talk to Ettiene again.
50 I must retrieve the petals of a wolsfbane flower and return them to the witch named Fallaise. Wolfsbane only grows in one place on Solstheim -- at the top of Hvitkald Peak, at the southern end of the Moesring Mountains.
60 For the witch named Isobel I must collect one bunch of ripened belladonna berries. Ripened belladonna berries grow only near burial barrows and crypts, and are sometimes carried by Spriggans. Unripened berries won't do.
70 I delivered the wolsfbane petals and ripened belladonna berries to the Glenmoril Witches. I must now speak with Ettiene.
80 I spoke once more with the witch Ettiene. The witches will use the ingredients I gathered in their lycanthropy cure, but the most difficult steps still lie ahead. I am to meet Etienne at the Altar of Thrond to complete the Rite of the Wolf Giver.
90 I met Ettiene at the Altar of Thrond. She has "acquired" an innocent to serve as a human sacrifice. If I wish to never again become a werewolf, I must kill the innocent, take the heart from its body, and give it to Ettiene.
100 Ettiene bathed the innocent's heart in the potion she and her sisters had brewed, and uttered a strange incantation. I must place this Heart of the Wolf back in the body of the innocent, and then talk to Ettiene again. I am almost cured of my lycanthropy....
105 I placed the Heart of the Wolf in the body of the innocent. I must now talk to Etienne.
110 Ettiene muttered her final incantation. The innocent lives once more, and has been infected with my lycanthropy! I must kill this werewolf in order to rid myself of the curse once and for all.
  • Quest complete
120 The werewolf innocent is dead, and my lycanthropy has been cured. I will never become a werewolf again, and am now immune from the disease.
  • Quest complete
Rite of the Wolf Giver – BM_WolfGiver_a
10 I delivered the ripened belladonna berries to the witch Isobel.
  • Quest complete
The Scroll of Cure Lycanthropy – BM_Lycanthropycure
10 I found a note on the body of one of the Glenmoril Witches. Apparently, there's a Scroll of Cure Lycanthropy in the witches' gloomy cave. The scroll is hidden in a hollowed-out icicle hanging from the roof of the cave. If I read the scroll, I will be instantly cured of my curse.
20 I read the Scroll of the Wolf Ender and have been stripped of my curse. It's strange, but I feel will never again turn into a wolf when the sun sets, and can never again be infected with lycanthropy. Hopefully the people I meet will realize I am no longer a blood-thirsty beast....
  • Quest complete
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