Bloodmoon:Rite of the Wolf Giver

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Permanently cure your lycanthropy.
Quest Giver: Odd Rumor at random locations
Location(s): Fort Frostmoth, Altar of Thrond, Gloomy Cave, Hvitkald Peak
Prerequisite Quest: The Siege of the Skaal Village
Reward: Cure for Lycanthropy
ID: BM_WolfGiver, BM_WolfGiver_a
Suggested Level: 30
Difficulty: Medium
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Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Hear about the rumor of a large black raven at the Altar of Thrond.
  2. Talk to the raven, which is actually a witch of Glenmoril Wyrd, and accept its offering to cure your lycanthropy.
  3. Talk to the witches in the Gloomy Cave and learn the steps of the Rite of the Wolf Giver.
  4. Get some petals of a wolfsbane flower from Hvitkald Peak.
  5. Get some ripened belladonna berries near a burial barrow or crypt, or from a spriggan.
  6. Go back to Gloomy Cave and give the witches their required components.
  7. Meet Ettiene back at the altar to complete the next steps.
  8. Sacrifice the innocent Nord on the altar and give her heart to Ettiene.
  9. Place the Heart of the Wolf back in the body of the innocent and talk again to Ettiene.
  10. Kill the werewolf you just created and be cured of and immunized against lycanthropy.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Find the Rumor[edit]

Once you've become a werewolf during the Main Quest, it is possible to discover a cure which will cure you permanently. The first step in this quest is to find the rumor to get you started. You can find a note (Odd Rumor) lying beside Basks-In-The-Sun down at Fort Frostmoth docks (it might be found elsewhere). The note mentions that a large black raven has been seen at the Altar of Thrond and may be a sign that witches have come to the island.

Altar of Thrond[edit]

The altar is found outside roughly in the center of Solstheim, north of the start of the Harstaad River and Isinfier Plains. When you read the note the location should be marked on your world map. The altar is a small circle of stones and you should spot a large Raven standing in the entrance of it. The raven will speak to you as you approach it and offer you the choice to either keep or cure your lycanthropy. You can refuse her and come back later, or kill Ettiene of Glenmoril Wyrd, the woman into which the raven transforms, for a note that guides you to an icicle in the Gloomy Cave.

Road to the Cure[edit]

Once you choose to cure yourself of lycanthropy, you are teleported into the Gloomy Cave with the Glenmoril Witches. The witches will tell you what to start with for the Rite of the Wolf Giver as you approach them. Fallaise will tell you your first task, that of finding some petals of the rare wolfsbane flower. The flower grows in only one place on the island, the top of Hvitkald Peak. The peak is to the west of the cave and altar and should be marked on your map (though the flower location is just west of that mark). You may need to use the levitation potion the witches gave you in order to reach the peak as the slope is quite steep.

Belladonna Berries[edit]

Return the flower to Fallaise who will then tell you to speak to Isobel. Isobel will simply tell you to acquire a single bunch of ripened belladonna berries. The berries are relatively common and can typically be found on spriggans or near barrows. Return the berry to Isobel who will direct you to Ettiene. Ettiene will tell you to meet her at the Altar of Thrond for the next steps.

Innocent Sacrifice[edit]

Back at the altar, Ettiene will tell you to kill the innocent Nord on the altar and take her heart. Since there seems to be no way around this, do what she asks and give the heart to Ettiene. Ettiene will perform a short ceremony on the heart and give you back the Heart of the Wolf which you are to place back into the corpse of the innocent Nord, so don't dispose of the corpse when you first get the heart. Once the heart is placed back into the corpse you'll receive a journal entry.

End of the Curse[edit]

Speak to Ettiene at the altar again and she'll tell you that you have to kill the new werewolf you just created by giving the innocent Nord the Heart of the Wolf, and your lycanthropy with it. The corpse on the altar will turn into a werewolf and attack you, so kill it. Once you kill it and speak to Ettiene again she will tell you that you've been cured permanently. You will not be able to become a werewolf nor get infected by the disease again after this. Be warned, if you kill the new werewolf when you are a werewolf, then you will never transform back into a human, even in the day! That can be resolved, however, by typing player->undowerewolf into the console if you are playing on PC.

Alternate Method[edit]

If you wish you can simply kill the witches and notice that they each carry a parchment Note from a Glenmoril Witch which advises you that an emergency scroll to cure lycanthropy has been hidden in a hollowed out icicle hanging from the roof of the Gloomy Cave. The icicle is disabled once you start Hircine's quests, but is enabled again after completing them. Levitate up to this scroll (sc_lycanthropycure) and use it in your inventory to cure yourself.

It is possible to spare the witches who are willing to help you by simply stealing the letter, reading it, and then proceeding as written above.


  • If you lack the means to levitate you can also jump off the cauldron, but this may take a few tries as you get a split second to click the icicle. With a sufficiently high acrobatics level (around 70) you can jump from the floor high enough to reach it.
  • If you decide to kill the witches, their bodies will become permanent corpses, making the Gloomy Cave an excellent storage cache.


  • If you are suffering from sun damage via the Mantle of Woe, you will be killed by taking up to 3345 points sun damage instantaneously as soon as the innocent Nord turns into a werewolf. ?
    • Unequipping the Mantle prior to this quest can fix this.
  • If you save the game after killing the innocent woman for the first time, but before she turns into a werewolf, restoring this savegame will prevent the innocent woman from being resurrected/turned into a werewolf. ?

Quest Stages[edit]

The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.

Rite of the Wolf Giver (BM_WolfGiver)
Index Finishes Quest 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.
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 ☑Finishes quest 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.
120 ☑Finishes quest 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.
Rite of the Wolf Giver (BM_WolfGiver_a)
10 ☑Finishes quest I delivered the ripened belladonna berries to the witch Isobel.

The Scroll of Cure Lycanthropy (BM_Lycanthropycure)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
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 ☑Finishes quest 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....