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Try to prevent a spriggan from becoming a lurcher.
Zone: Bangkorai
Quest Giver: Wyress Shannia
Location(s): Jackdaw Cove
Concurrent Quest: Heart of Evil
Reward: Wyrd Moccasins
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard
ID: 2219
Jackdaw Cove's last spriggan
The Reachmen at Jackdaw Cove are corrupting the spriggans and transforming them into monstrous lurchers.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Wyress Shannia.
  2. Collect Heartwood from the lurchers.
  3. Return to Shannia.
  4. Use the Poultice.
  5. Destroy the transformation altar.
  6. Talk to Shannia.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

You can find Wyress Shannia, tending to a small spriggan in the ruins near the lake's edge.

"Of all the travesties against nature, this is the most foul. This is the last one, the last spriggan.
There used to be hundreds in Jackdaw Cove, frolicking about in the grass and the water. They were beautiful."
Did the Reachmen kill them all?
"Worse. They poisoned them, corrupted them, turned them into monstrosities—those lurchers.
This is the only spriggan left, and the Reachmen's poison already courses through her branches. She will soon transform unless I am able to treat her."
Is there some way I can help?
"My sisters would not want me to trust an outsider, but they are not here, and I cannot leave her side.
Frankly, I am surprised you share my concerns. You are sure you wish to help me?"
Yes. Just tell me what you need.
"I need heartwood. From inside the lurchers. It's the only thing that will help the little spriggan at this point.
I hesitate to ask more of an outsider, but we could do more than just ease her passing."

At this point in the conversation you will be given a choice, you can either the spriggan's suffering—or attempt to cure her completely.

What more can we do?
"There is a chance we can save her life. It will require more work though.
The heartwood degrades quickly in the lurchers, but sometimes remains pure. If you take the extra time to find the find the pure heartwood, it could save the spriggan."
We should just ease her passing.


I'll do whatever it takes to save her life.
"I'll stay here and do whatever I can to slow the poison.
If the spriggan turns into a lurcher, we'll have no choice but to kill her."

Regardless of what choice you make, you will need to head to the nearby camps to find and kill lurchers.

Hunting Lurchers[edit]

The lurchers will be patrolling the nearby Dark Witnesses camps and though they are corrupted spriggans, they have no special abilities outside what lurchers normally have. If you decided to ease the spriggan's passing, you will need to harvest ten Heartwood Shards from the lurchers you destroy. However, if you decided to try and save the last spriggan, you will need to find three Pure Heartwood Shards though these are rarer [verification needed — see talk page] they are much more potent.

Applying the Poultice[edit]

Once you have acquired the needed amounts of reagents, you can return to Shannia. If you were looking for heartwood shards, she will say: needs dialogue for this quest branch

She will hand you the Heartwood Poultice to place on the spriggan. When you do so, the following will happen:


However, if you went out to find pure heartwood shards, Shannia will instead say:

"We shouldn't get our hopes up too much, but with the pure heartwood, there is at least a chance our little friend can be healed.
Have you been able to find any?"
Yes. I have the pure heartwood.
"Quickly then! let me mix it into a poultice.
I am grateful that you were about to find the pure heartwood."
You really think this will save the spriggan?
"I hope so. Here. Take the poultice and apply it to the poor thing. I must be prepared to do … whatever is necessary.
I pray to all the gods to bless our efforts and bring it back. The forest would never be the same without spriggans."
All right.

She will hand you the Pure Heartwood Poultice to place on the spriggan. Once you do so, it will have an immediate effect:

Wyress Shannia: "It worked! The little bugger's already thriving again! The power of nature is truly miraculous."

Avenging the Spriggans[edit]

No matter if the spriggan died or was cured, Wyress Shannia will not be finished with you. She knows where the spriggans were corrupted and twisted and wants the place destroyed.

"Thank you. Now, with nature's blessing, our little friend will survive the Reachmen invasion.
But as for her sisters … the only thing left is to avenge them."
(If Spriggan survived)

However, if the spriggan died she will instead say:

needs dialogue
How do we avenge them?
"The abominations are created just across the water. A witchman has built a transformation altar there to perform his foul work.
I am not equipped for this task. Will you go destroy the altar and kill the witchman for me? For the spriggans who died?"
Yes. I will avenge them.
"Destroy anything and anyone you find on that island.
Then make them pay for what they've done to the spriggans."

This place can be found on an island southwest[verification needed — see talk page] of Shannia and is accessible via a land bridge. The transformation altar itself will have a newly created lurcher body lying on top, setting fire to the body will effectively destroy the altar. However, the lurchers' twisted creator, Kaenach will arrive, furious that someone is destroying his work.

Kaenach: "What pathetic creature meddles with my magic?"

Kaenach will fight using a mix of bonelord and necromancer abilities, and is likely to summon an undead creature at least once during the fight.

Once the Kaenach is dead, you can return to Shannia with the news.

"Did you destroy the altar and kill that bastard witchman?"
Yes. The spriggans are avenged.
"Thank you. I intend to take great care of this last little spriggan.
With Hircine's blessing, I hope she might be the seed to spawn many more, and that someday, a multitude of spriggans will again frolick 
[sic] in the waters of Jackdaw Cove." (Said if the Spriggan was saved.)

Otherwise:quest branch dialogue needed

Quest Stages[edit]

The Last Spriggan
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Only one spriggan remains in the area, and Wyress Shannia says she is poisoned and will transform into a lurcher if something isn't done.
Objective: Talk to Wyress Shannia
(Stages appears if you decided to just ease the spriggan's passing.)
Objective: Collect Heartwood from Lurchers: 0/10
Objective: Bring Heartwood to Wyress Shannia
Objective: Apply the Heartwood Poultice to the Spriggan
Objective: Talk to Wyress Shannia
Objective: Destroy the Transformation Altar
Objective: Slay Kaenach
(Stages appears if you decided to attempt to save the spriggan.)

I must gather pure heartwood from the lurchers to prevent the transformation and heal the spriggan.

Objective: Collect Pure Heartwood from Lurchers: 0/3
I must bring this pure heartwood to Shannia so she can prevent the transformation and heal the spriggan.
Objective: Bring Pure Heartwood to Wyress Shannia
I must apply Shannia's pure heartwood poultice to prevent a transformation and heal the spriggan.
Objective: Apply the Pure Heartwood Poultice to the Spriggan
I applied the pure heartwood poultice and the last spriggan seems to be recovering. I should speak to Wyress Shannia to see if there's anything else I can do.
Objective: Talk to Wyress Shannia
Though the last spriggan is recovering, many were killed. To avenge them, Wyress Shannia asked me to destroy the transformation altar and kill the witchman who has been turning the spriggans into lurchers.
Objective: Destroy the Transformation Altar
Though the last spriggan is recovering, many were killed. To avenge them, I've destroyed the transformation altar, and I now must kill the witchman who's been turning the spriggans into lurchers.
Objective: Slay Kaenach
☑Finishes quest I destroyed the transformation altar and defeated the witchman responsible for the lurcher creations. I need to return to Wyress Shannia, and let her know.
Objective: Talk to Wyress Shannia
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