Go to Solitude and head to the Blue Palace . Once inside, locate and speak to the Steward, Falk Firebeard . Ask him about Wolfskull Cave and after talking to him this quest will start.

Leave the Blue Palace and fast travel to the closest place if possible (either Ironback Hideout or the Statue to Meridia) and proceed to the cave. There are some skeletons outside, so take care of them before going inside.

Once inside; you’ll find a lone patrolling Draugr Restless in the second room, so sneak attack it. From here, you can go either down the path or across the upper grassy one. Follow the upper path and you’ll find two Necromancers around a campfire.

With your bow, you’ll be able to kill them without them noticing where you are. There’s a chance another Necromancer and a Draugr Scourge will come out of the door nearby. Take them out the same way. In the room behind the door, drop down the hole and proceed to the Wolfskull Ruins.

In here, you’ll see some type of ghostly aura gathering. Looks awesome! Go left and you’ll find a Necromancer. Kill them and proceed to the main room, where a Necromancer and a Draugr Scourge await.

Enter the tower-like building and when you reach the top, look for a lantern and shoot it down to kill the Draugr there. Go outside and there’ll be a Draugr Deathlord and a Necromancer on top of the stairs.

Kill them with sneaky bow attacks and proceed. On top of the second set of stairs, you’ll find another Draugr and a Necromancer. Kill them both and proceed to the next tower, where you’ll find 2 Necromancers inside and on top, 2 more Necromancers PLUS the Ritual Master. Rather easy IMO. Be SURE to check the main altar for the LIGHT ARMOR SKILLBOOK ‘The Refugees’ . Lower the bridge and cross it to find a chest with your loot.

Now simply leave the cave, return to the Blue Palace and speak to Falk Firebeard. Tell him you stopped the ritual to be rewarded with some gold and to finish the quest.

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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
    24 October 2021
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  • 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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