The Ristaag is a quest in the main questline of The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon.


After retrieving the The Totem of Claw and Fang, Korst Wind-Eye sends the Nerevarine to join the Skaal's sacred ritual, the Ristaag.


  1. Speak with Korst and agree to do the Ristaag Ceremony
  2. After 10pm, speak to Rolf Long-Tooth, who is northwest of Lake Fjalding
  3. Follow Long-Tooth
  4. Find what happened to Sattir the Bold
  5. Follow Long-Tooth
  6. Find what happened to Grerid Axe-Wife
  7. Follow Long-Tooth
  8. Defeat 3 werewolves
  9. Talk to Long-Tooth
  10. Kill the Spirit Bear, retrieve its heart
  11. Return to Korst Wind-Eye with the heart of the Spirit Bear


Snow Bear

The Spirit Bear

Korst Wind-Eye asks the Nerevarine to take part in the Ristaag, a sacred hunting ritual that is performed during the night.

The ritualEdit

After 10pm, Rolf Long-Tooth is waiting for the Hero near the western shores of Lake Fjalding. Long-Tooth explains that they must hunt the Spirit Bear, and bring back its heart before sunrise. He will then ask the Nerevarine to stay behind and follow him.

Hunters huntedEdit

While walking through the forest, screams are heard coming from the right, behind a large rock. Long-Tooth sends the Hero to investigate. The Nerevarine finds the body of Sattir the Bold, one of the other hunters, then reports back to Long-Tooth. The latter expresses his fear that werewolves may be trying to disrupt the ritual. Very shortly after, similar screams resound from the left, coming from behind a large boulder. Again, the Nerevarine goes to investigate, and finds the body of Grerid Axe-Wife. Despite this, Long-Tooth continues the ritual, saying they must kill the Spirit Bear.

Spirit BearEdit

Further, a group of werewolves appears from nowhere, a battle ensues. After defeating the beasts the Spirit Bear attacks the group, once it has been dealt with, the Hero must remove its heart, that must be returned to Wind-Eye.


Korst Wind-Eye, waiting on the northern shore of Lake Fjalding, will be pleased that the Nerevarine helped complete the ritual, and will reward them with the spell Call Bear.


The Ristaag – BM_BearHunt1
ID Journal Entry
10Having returned the Totem of Claw and Fang to Korst Wind-Eye, he explained to me that soon the Skaal will perform the Ristaag, a ritual hunt that is meant to bring favor from the All-Maker on the Skaal.
  • Quest accepted
15Because of my service to the Skaal, Wind-Eye believes it would be good for me to take part in the Ristaag. I am to meet with Rolf Long-Tooth, one of the Skaal hunters, by the western shores of Lake Fjalding after nightfall. He will then explain how the hunt will take place, and what my part in it will be.
20Long-Tooth tells me that during the Ristaag, we will seek out the Spirit Bear that Wind-Eye has conjured using the Totem of Claw and Fang. We are to slay it and bring its heart back to the shaman. If the hunt fails, or is not completed by daybreak, it is said that bad fortunes will fall on the Skaal people.
25I am to stay with Long-Tooth during the hunt, and to follow his instructions exactly.
30As I followed Long-Tooth, we heard screams and unearthly howls off to our right. Long-Tooth has told me to investigate them and return to him.
40I have found the corpse of Sattir the Bold, one of the other hunters involved with the Ristaag. I should return to Long-Tooth and let him know what has happened.
45Long-Tooth fears that there are werewolves in the woods, and that they will try to disrupt the Ristaag. I should continue following him.
50Again we heard screams, this time from our left side. Long-Tooth again would like me to investigate the disturbance, and return to him with my findings.
55Grerid Axe-Wife is dead as well. I must report this to Long-Tooth.
60Long-Tooth has decided we must continue the Ristaag. It will be up to us to find the Spirit Bear and return with its heart.
70Long-Tooth and I were attacked by werewolves, but were able to kill them. We must now find the Spirit Bear and return its heart to Wind-Eye.
75The Spirit Bear has been killed. I should now retrieve its heart to return to Wind-Eye.
80I have retrieved the heart of the Spirit Bear. It must be returned to Wind-Eye.
100Wind-Eye was pleased that the Ristaag was successful. He has taught me more of the Skaal magic in return for my efforts. I am now able to call a bear to aid me in times of need.
  • Quest complete
105The Ristaag has failed.
  • Quest failed

Bloodmoon Main Quest
Main Quest An Island to the NorthRebellion at FrostmothFrostmoth SmugglersThe Disappearance of Captain CariusThe Skaal Test of LoyaltyThe Skaal Test of WisdomThe Skaal Test of StrengthSiege of the Skaal Village
Ritual Quests The Ritual of WaterThe Ritual of EarthThe Ritual of BeastsThe Ritual of TreesThe Ritual of the SunThe Ritual of the Winds
Skaal Quests The Totem of Claw and FangThe RistaagThe Castle Karstaag
Werewolf Quests Dream of HircineDisrupt the Skaal HuntSiege of Castle Karstaag
Final Quest Hircine's Hunt
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