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The secret entrance to the Underforge
The Underforge is an ancient chamber hidden underneath the Skyforge used as a ritual chamber by the Circle of the Companions.
Like the Skyforge, its origins are unknown, and it was there before Jorrvaskr was built and Whiterun was founded. The members of the Circle describe it as an ancient place attuned to the moon and Hircine. A font in the center of the room is a central part of the blood ritual and is filled with the blood of the initiate's "forebear". After drinking the blood, the initiate will begin the transformation into a werewolf. An entrance out to Skyrim bypasses all the city guards and citizens allowing for safe travel while transformed. There are three altars to Hircine around the room, but require their missing totems to be used. Aela will eventually give you quests to seek these totems out, if you choose to remain a werewolf long enough.
 The Totems of Hircine
The totems are described in detail in the tome The Totems of Hircine. By praying to these totems you will be given a unique ability that can be activated while in beast form.
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