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SR-qico-Miscellaneous.png Help a member of the Circle give up their beasthood.
Quest Giver: Farkas or Vilkas
Location(s): Whiterun, Jorrvaskr, Ysgramor's Tomb
Prerequisite Quest: Glory of the Dead
ID: CR13
The wolf spirit appears when the Flame is activated

[edit] Quick Walkthrough

  1. Talk to Farkas or Vilkas about work for the Companions with a Glenmoril Witch Head in your inventory.
  2. Agree to help them purify themselves.
  3. Travel to Ysgramor's Tomb.
  4. Activate the "Flame Of The Harbinger" in the main chamber (with a Witch Head in your inventory).
  5. Fight the wolf spirit of Farkas or Vilkas.
  6. Talk to Farkas or Vilkas.

[edit] Detailed Walkthrough

To start this quest you need to speak to either Farkas or Vilkas about any jobs. They will inform you that they too want what Kodlak wanted: to be cured. They will ask you to perform the same ritual as you did for Kodlak during the Glory of the Dead quest. If you don't have a Glenmoril Witch's head on you, you will need to obtain one.

Proceed to Ysgramor's Tomb to purify them. Throw a Glenmoril Witch Head into the fire and destroy the wolf spirit that emerges from it.

[edit] Bugs

  • On agreeing to rid Vilkas of his lycanthropy, he will follow you out of Jorrvaskr. The quest marker will appear on Ysgramor's Tomb but disappear after a few seconds. Vilkas will stop following you but the game will act as though he still is, which results in your not being able to take another follower or complete the quest.
    • Have two witch's heads in your inventory and save the game before you hand over each Companion mission. When you ask for a new job and Vilkas asks you to cure him, reload your last save and ask Vilkas to join you. Inside Ysgramor's Tomb, part ways with Vilkas and then speak to him again to tell him you've finished the last mission. Ask him for more work and accept to cure his lycanthropy. He will then follow you to the font where you can throw in the witch's head and fight his wolf spirit. The game then asks you to talk to Vilkas, but you cannot. You can, however, purify yourself once this has happened by throwing another witch's head into the font and fighting your own wolf spirit. Be aware that the game still thinks Vilkas is a follower, so you will be unable to have a genuine follower once you have done this.
    • Speak to Vilkas first. If he does not immediately asked to be cured, take his radiant quest first, and then speak to him again with the witch's head in your inventory. He should then ask - However you should not take it. Refuse him, and instead check to see if Farkas is offering any work. If Farkas is now offering work but only a random/radiant quest, take it and then speak to him again (once completed) with the head in your inventory. He should now ask you to help him rid his lycanthropy. Help him (Farkas) first, and then go back and help Vilkas with his personal request.
      • If Farkas still will not offer any work, purity quest nor radiant quest, go and speak with Aela and do a quest for her. This will unlock Farkas' quests.
    • Alternatively, wait until Vilkas offers the cue dialogue of "Is there any work to be done?", but immediately close the dialogue box. Fast-travel to anywhere, then come back. Farkas should now offer the cue dialogue, and you can perform the quest with him. Repeat with Vilkas.
    • Do the purity quest with Farkas first. After this is done, when you return to Vilkas, do a regular quest and then pick the purity quest again. Vilkas will now follow you without a glitch.
    • Pc22.png Take Vilkas to Ysgramor's Tomb as described, split ways, report the success of the last errand, and agree to help Vilkas with his wolf spirit. Instead of activating the Flame Of The Harbinger, enter quest stage 100 by using the console command setstage CR13 100. Vilkas is now cured. Repeat with Farkas, but this time, activate the Flame.
    • Complete a couple of random requests from Farkas and Aela, then get the Dragon Seekers quest from Vilkas. Slay the dragon with Farkas and this will resolve the follower issue.
    • To fix the bug, talk to Vilkas to get a regular quest. Complete the regular "looking for work" quest, then go speak to Farkas. He should now ask for help curing his lycanthropy. You should now be able to complete the quest normally.
    • To fix the bug alternatively, If you have the Dawnguard add-on, then complete a basic task for Vilkas and then talk to Aela. Complete tasks for her until she gives you a quest to find one of three Werewolf Totems. Aela will then accompany you on the quest for them, replacing your "invisible follower". This then allows you to complete the "Purity" quest for Farkas first, then Vilkas.

[edit] Quest Stages

Purity (CR13)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 <Alias=Questgiver> wants to be cured of lycanthropy, and has asked me to help him. We must take a Glenmoril Witch's head to the Tomb of Ysgramor to perform the same ceremony which cured Kodlak.
Objective 10: Collect a Glenmoril Witch's head
15 <Alias=Questgiver> wants to be cured of lycanthropy, and has asked me to help him. We must take a Glenmoril Witch's head to the Tomb of Ysgramor to perform the same ceremony which cured Kodlak.
Objective 15: Cleanse <Alias=Questgiver> of beastblood
Objective 17: Kill <Alias=Questgiver>'s wolf spirit
Objective 20: Talk to <Alias=Questgiver>
100 Finishes quest I helped <Alias=Questgiver> cure himself of lycanthropy.
200 Finishes quest
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 1.

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