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Home Settlement Brackenleaf
Location Brackenleaf
Race Bosmer Gender Female
Reaction Friendly
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Faction(s) Brackenleaf's Briars

Glaras is a Bosmer and the leader of the Brackenleaf's Briars, a group found in Brackenleaf.

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Eringor will direct you to speak with her if you want to be a member of the Briars. Find her at the top of a tree.

"Did you notice the tiger skulls on my wall? They belonged to a senche couple who stalked Khenarthi. Took me the better part of the year to track them. Tell me, stranger, have you ever seen tigers of such size?"
Eringor said you could tell me more about Brackenleaf's Briars.
"I can. I've been leader for the Briars for close to fifty years now.
We are hunters, blessed by the great tree Brackenleaf with a deep knowledge of the forest and its creatures. In return we protect Brackenleaf against an enemy called the Outsider."
The Outsider?
"The Outsider is the deathless enemy of the Brackenleaf. It returns again and again to steal the heart of the Brackenleaf, only to be destroyed by the Briars. This and more you will learn in the trials."
What do these trials entail?
"The first test of the Briars is to listen. Each of the masters has a lesson to teach about the hunt.
These are the rules the Briars live by—to live off the flesh, to bring no harm to nature, and to protect Brackenleaf with our lives."
Is that all?
"One step at a time. Visit the three shrines—Snake, Wolf, and Tiger. Light the brazier at each shrine, and listen to the masters.
Then, if you still want to be a Briar, return to me and I'll explain the next trial."
All right. I'll visit the shrines and hear what the masters have to say.
"Joining Brackenleaf's Briars is nothing to take lightly. Many have died attempting the trials, and there is always the threat of the Outsider."
Tell me more about Brackenleaf's Briars.
"What would you like to know?"
I want to know more about Brackenleaf's history.
"Old songs speak of days when Y'ffre walked among the trees of Valenwood. She planted the seed that would become Elden Root, but what most don't know is that she planted many more.
Brackenleaf was one of those seeds."
When did the Briars arrive?
"The first Briar was a skilled hunter called Thaldil. She single-handedly protected Brackenleaf from being destroyed by Colovians during the Imperial occupation of Grahtwood.
She followed the guidance of Brackenleaf and established the Briars."
Do the Briars have any political allegiances?
"We are protectors of Brackenleaf, and through him, servants of Y'ffre who created him.
To involve ourselves in politics would only corrupt our mission. That said, we have no quarrel with Queen Ayrenn or the Dominion."
Can anyone join the Briars, or is it only for Wood Elves?
"Brackenleaf's Briars are any who can prove themselves worthy by passing the trials. The trials do not distinguish between the races of Tamriel and neither do we."
Can you tell me more about the Outsider?
"You already know the Outsider is our greatest threat. Beyond this? Some secrets are meant for those who pass the trials and join our number."

Listen to the masters at the braziers and return to Glaras.

"So, you've heard the masters speak. Snake, Tiger, Wolf—these are the spirits of the hunt. Each Briar embraces the qualities of one of these spirits.
Are you still interested in joining the Briars?"
Yes. I wish to become a Briar.
"The next trial will not be so simple. It will require you to commit your whole self, mind and body.
Venture to the frog cave near the seashore. A rare breed of red frog, the Falinesti Peeper, lives among the reeds. Capture one and eat it."
I have to eat a frog?
"Yes, and it must be consumed alive. The frog will allow you to see the forest like you never have before.
Once your journey begins, the spirits of the forest will guide you."
All right. When I catch the red frog. I'll eat it alive.
"Don't be alarmed if the world around you seems to change. It's a property of the Falinesti Peeper to reveal the true nature of the forest.
But be careful, the true nature of the forest can be deadly."

Find the frog at the Sacred Leap Grotto and eat it. Complete Brackenleaf's trials, then return to Glaras.

"So, you've returned. Tell me, what did you see? Did you speak to Brackenleaf?"
I hunted my prey, confronted my predator, and took a flame from Brackenleaf's heart.
"Everyone's vision is a little different, but we all must take the heart and experience the role of the Outsider.
You stopped being the Outsider when you proved yourself strong enough to defeat the masters, and Brackenleaf offered you his heart."
What happened to the master Briars?
"The masters you fought were illusions, but they fought with all the strength of their real counterparts.
Tell me, what spirit animal did you choose?"

Your answer will depend on your previous choice.

The Tiger./The Snake./The Wolf.
"Go to the Tiger's/Snake's/Wolf's shrine. Pray at the brazier and receive the blessing of Brackenleaf's Briars. Then return to me for the final rite of initiation."

Pray at the braziers.

"You have the blessing—good.
Then with open arms, I welcome you to our family, Brackenleaf's Briars. May you succeed in all your hunts and the great tree keep you in the shade of his leafy branches."
Thank you.
"You may return here as often as you like, and anywhere you see the shrine of the Snake/Tiger/Wolf, you may seek Brackenleaf's blessing.
Congratulations, friend."

After joining the Briars, she gives you a fair warning.

"You're one of Brackenleaf's Briars now. You're free to come and go, but whatever you do in the world reflects on us. Don't make me hunt you."