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Skyrim:Let Sleeping Wolves Lie

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Stop a necromancer from raising undead wolf minions.
Quest Giver: Reading the Letter from Bolgeir Bearclaw delivered by courier after completion of The Wolf Queen Awakened
Location(s): Necromancer's camp northwest of Folgunthur
Prerequisite Quest: The Wolf Queen Awakened
Reward: Pet Bone Wolf
ID: ccBGSSSE036_PetBWolfAcquisitionQuest
Added by: Bone Wolf
A necromancer has been raising wolves and terrorizing locals

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Read the Letter from Bolgeir Bearclaw.
  2. Locate the necromancer northwest of Folgunthur and read his journal.
  3. Bring the Totem Bone to the caged Bone Wolf nearby to complete the quest.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

An undead pet

Solitude Calls for AidEdit

Once The Wolf Queen Awakened has been completed, a courier will give you a letter from Bolgeir Bearclaw. After reading the note, you will be directed to a rocky overhang located along the coast northwest of Folgunthur, just across the bay from the Solitude docks. A hostile necromancer has set up camp underneath the outcrop. His camp is guarded by two hostile thrall wolves and werewolf pelts can be found scattered all over. The necromancer will also likely resurrect the nearby dead wolf so be prepared to face multiple enemies.

Once you have defeated the hostiles, search the necromancer to obtain his journal, along with a key and a bloody Totem Bone. The key can be used to unlock the nearby cage which contains a non-hostile Bone Wolf. The necromancer had not yet completed the ritual to bind the wolf to his will and it will be quite happy to have its bone back.

The quest will then conclude and you can ask the Bone Wolf to follow you. It serves as a pet, meaning it will not fight enemies but can be used to carry items. While following you, the Bone Wolf will grant you a perk buffing the damage you do to undead enemies. It can also be told to wait at a city, wait at its current location (either temporarily or permanently), or wait at your house.



  • Sometimes the courier never arrives with the letter to start the quest. ?
    • You may be able to skip the letter and obtain the quest by simply going to the area the letter tells you to go to. Northwest of Folgunthur are a pair of stone obelisks that will activate the quest when approached.
    •   You can use the console to add the letter to your inventory by entering player.additem FExxx808 1. Reading the letter will start the quest.

Quest StagesEdit

Let Sleeping Wolves Lie (ccBGSSSE036_PetBWolfAcquisitionQuest)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
5 I have a note from Bolgeir Bearclaw. I should read it and find out if there's anything he needs assistance with.
Objective : Read the note from Bolgeir Bearclaw
10 Bolgeir Bearclaw has informed me that a dark necromancer has been attacking innocents somewhere along the northern coast. The note also tells of strange creatures that accompany him. I should search the coast and see if I can unravel this mystery.
Objective : Find the necromancer and the strange creatures
15 I have encountered a dark necromancer and two undead wolves. These creatures appear to be controlled by the necromancer. Putting a stop to these experiments should prevent him from raising more.
Objective : Defeat the necromancer
20 I have discovered the necromancer's location. The strange creatures mentioned in the note appear to be undead wolves, raised by the dark arts of the necromancer. Putting a stop to these experiments should prevent him from raising more.
Objective : Defeat the necromancer
30 The necromancer is dead. I should search his body for any clues.
Objective : Search the necromancer
40 In a cage nearby, there is another of these strange creatures, who I suspect the totem belongs to. I should take it to him.
Objective : Take the totem to the caged wolf
60 Finishes quest  Bone Wolf appears calm and content now that I've returned his totem. It appears he will follow me if I wish. Some may consider him strange to look upon, but there may be something deeper about him beyond his appearance.
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 50.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage ccBGSSSE036_PetBWolfAcquisitionQuest stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest ccBGSSSE036_PetBWolfAcquisitionQuest.
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