To find the knife needed to complete the ritual it’s time to head off to the Ancestor Glade (located east of Falkreath ). Once you’re inside, hop onto the rock (over to the other side of the fallen tree trunk) and follow the path until you reach the statue with the knife.

Once you’ve grabbed it, turn around; use it on the tree behind you and then this bark extract will aid you in attracting the seven moth swarms needed to perform the next step. Simply walk around the area to find all seven swarms with little trouble.

With all seven swarms in tow; stand in the column of light, read the Elder Scroll (Blood) and once your visions have finished, speak to Serena and tell her about the cave. After the conversation is over, you’ll not only complete the quest, but you’ll encounter either Vampires or Dawnguards (depending on which side you’re fighting for now). Kill them and then head outside so you can begin the next main quest ‘Touching the Sky’.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    26 October 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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