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Help a frightened woman make Ivarstead safer.
Zone: The Rift
Quest Giver: Nilwen
Location(s): Northeast of Ivarstead
Reward: Cracktooth's Club
Average Leveled Gold
XP Gain: Standard
Nilwen is living in a shack outside Ivarstead. She tells of fierce beasts nearby and needs someone to slay them.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Nilwen north of Geirmund's Hall Wayshrine.
  2. Kill Lockjaw.
  3. Return to Nilwen.
  4. Continue to kill Nilwen's targets, or talk to Constable Gerrunn in Ivarstead.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Just outside of Ivarstead, you'll find a Bosmer woman named Nilwen inside a small shack attempting (and failing) to act like a damsel in distress. She says that a "terrifying beast" named Lockjaw is nearby, and you'll be a hero if you kill it. Go to the location she specified to fight the "terrifying" Skeever. Once that's done, return to Nilwen. She'll say your work isn't done, and more beasts still threaten the area.

Next, Nilwen sends you after Greatclaw. Follow her instructions to find this "beast's" location. You'll find your "target", a bird picking at a dead body. "Greatclaw" will then fly away, denying you your kill. If you examine the nearby corpse, you'll notice the poor man's valuables are missing. Regardless, return to Nilwen. She'll continue her faux praise and send you on your next task.

Your final target is a goblin named Cracktooth. Head towards the location (just next to Ragged Hills Dolmen), to find not Cracktooth the goblin, but Cracktooth the giant. Kill the beast and return to Nilwen. She will express legitimate surprise that you completed the task. Attempting to keep up the façade, she'll claim that both goblins and giants are equally terrifying to her, and she'll give you your reward.

Alternatively, you can report her to Constable Gerrunn. He will comment that he knows about her and her reputation, and explains that she tricks people into "slaying" great beasts for her. She then eventually sends them into a trap with a giant, who typically kills the victim. She then loots the corpse of its belongings, presumably for profit. He mentions that she has probably fled the area by now and the quest is completed.

Quest Stages[edit]

Fierce Beasts of Ivarstead
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
The fiercest of the beasts plaguing Nilwen is Lockjaw. It makes its lair in a fallen tree south of Nilwen's shack
Objective: Kill Lockjaw
Hmm. Lockjaw wasn't as fierce as I'd been led to believe. I need to talk to Nilwen to clear this up.
Objective: Talk to Nilwen
Nilwen asked me to kill a beast called Greatclaw. She claims it killed a man by dropping a tree on him. Should I look for Greatclaw or report Nilwen in Ivarstead for squatting?
Complete one: Find Greatclaw or Report Nilwen for Squatting
Once again, no great beast. Not sure what Nilwen's game is, but I'm going to find out.
Objective: Talk to Nilwen
Nilwen insists Cracktooth, a "fierce Goblin," will kill her if I don't intervene. Not sure if I should seek out Cracktooth or report Nilwen in Ivarstead.
Complete one: Kill Cracktooth or Report Nilwen for Squatting
Cracktooth turned out to be a giant. I'm going to wring the truth out of Nilwen this time.
Objective: Talk to Nilwen
☑Finishes quest Time to confront Nilwen and claim my reward, if there is one.
Objective: Talk to Nilwen
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