Skyrim:Let Sleeping Wolves Lie

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Stop a necromancer from raising undead wolf minions.
Quest Giver: Automatically added after purchasing the Bone Wolf Creation
Location(s): Necromancer's camp northwest of Folgunthur
Reward: Pet Bone Wolf
ID: ccBGSSSE036_PetBWolfAcquisitionQuest
Added by: Bone Wolf
A necromancer has been raising wolves and terrorising 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

Upon installing the Bone Wolf Creation, a letter from Bolgeir Bearclaw will be added to your inventory. 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.


  • Bone Wolves previously appeared in the Bloodmoon expansion for TES III: Morrowind, where they could regularly be encountered alongside draugr.
  • The quest name is a reference to the phrase "let sleeping dogs lie".

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.