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Help the Glenmoril Wyrd recover their temple from the Reachmen.
Zone: Bangkorai
Objective: Fallen Grotto — Reclaim Hircine's shrine from the Reachmen.
Quest Giver: Wyress Linnae
Location(s): Fallen Grotto
Reward: Hircine's Boon
High Leveled Gold
The grotto's shrine to Hircine
Fallen Grotto is under the control of Brinarch and his Reachmen.


Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Talk to Wyress Linnae.
  2. Activate the wards.
  3. Go to the altar.
  4. Participate in Hircine's Hunt.
  5. Recover Brinarch's briar heart.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Defeat the Aspect of Guile, the Aspect of Strength, and the Aspect of Speed.

Notes[edit]

  • If you are werewolf, Hircine will allude to having met you before.

Gallery[edit]

Quest Stages[edit]

The Heart of the Beast
Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Latest start I should enter the grotto and find the inactive wards. Once I'm close enough for them to empower me, I need to kill the bears as a sacrifice. Their spirits will re-empower the wards that will allow the Wyresses back inside.
Objective: Activate the Wards
Objective Hint: Kill Bears Near the Wards
Now that the wards are restored, the Wyrd can re-enter their temple to Hircine. I should meet them at the altar in the center of the grotto.
Objective: Meet the Wyresses at the Altar
I should speak to Wyress Linnae to learn how she will contact Hircine.
Objective: Talk to Wyress Linnae
Nyronie interrupted my conversation with Linnae. I should listen to see what she has to say.
Objective: Allow the Wyrd to Discuss
I should speak to Wyress Linnae and find out what to do now.
Objective: Talkt to Wyress Linnae
Wyress Linnae asked me to remove Wyress Nyronie's heart as a part of their ritual. Once I'm ready, I need to let Wyress Linnae know.
Objective: Let Wyress Linnae Know When You're Ready
Wyress Linnae will tell me when it's time to cut out Wyress Nyronie's heart as part of their ritual to speak to Hircine.
Objective: Wait for Wyress Linnae's Signal
Wyress Nyronie's heart must be removed as part of their ritual to speak to Hircine.
Objective: Cut Out Wyress Nyronie's Heart
Objective: You Left the Area
Wyress Nyronie's heart needs to be placed in the bowl on the altar as part of the Wyrd's ritual to speak with Hircine.
Objective: Place the Heart in the Bowl
All the elements are in place for the Wyrd's ritual to speak with Hircine. I need to wait with them to see whether it's successful.
Objective: Wait for the Ritual to Complete
As the Wyrd's ritual concluded, a voice claiming to be Hircine wanted to speak to me. I should find out what he wants.
Objective: Talk to Hircine's Statue
I've been placed in a hunting area which looks exactly like Fallen Grotto, and each of Hircine's three aspects is hidden somewhere within it. I need to defeat them to prove myself to him.
Objective: Defeat Hircine's Aspect of Guile
Objective: Defeat Hircine's Aspect of Strength
Objective: Defeat Hircine's Aspect of Speed
Optional Step: Talk to Nyronie's Spirit
(This appears if Nyronie's Spirit was spoken to.)

Before Nyronie left, she told me how I can track the aspects. I can track the wolf by its prints, the bear by crouching and seeking the damage it left behind, and the hunter by finding his camp.

Objective: Defeat Hircine's Aspect of Guile
Objective: Defeat Hircine's Aspect of Strength
Objective: Defeat Hircine's Aspect of Speed
I should speak to the Spirit of the Hunt and let it know that I've completed the task.
Objective: Talk to the Spirit of the Hunt
Brinarch and I will need to compete in a final challenge. If I win, Hircine will return the grotto to the Wyrd. I should talk with my rival and learn more about him.
Objective: Talk to Brinarch
Now that I've completed Hircine's initial trial, I can let Wyress Linnae know the grotto will be theirs again once I complete the challenge ahead of me.
Objective: Talk to Wyress Linnae
I need to defeat Brinarch as a final task from Hircine. Then the grotto will belong completely to the Wyresses again.
Objective: Defeat Brinarch for the Briar Heart
Now that I've completed Hircine's final challenge by defeating Brinarch, I can let Wyress Linnae know the grotto is theirs again.
Objective: Talk to Wyress Linnae
☑Finishes quest Now that I've defeated Brinarch, the briar heart must be returned to Hircine to complete the cycle.
Objective: Talk to the Statue of Hircine
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