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Skyrim: Netch Leather Armor: Quests
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Obtain the secrets of crafting with netch leather from a tribe of rieklings.
Quest Giver: Automatically added after purchasing the Netch Leather Armor Creation
Location(s): Solstheim, Fort Hraggstad
Reward: Painted Netch Leather Armor, Netch Leather Armor, Boots of Blinding Speed, ability to craft new armor pieces
ID: ccBGSSSE041_Quest, ccBGSSSE041_MiscQuest
Added by: Netch Leather Armor
 
A tribe of hungry rieklings needs your help

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Find the body of a Dark Elf north of Skaal Village and read the Peddler's Journal.
  2. Speak with the Riekling Tribe Leader on an island further north of the camp.
  3. (Optional) Craft Imitation Netch Leather.
  4. Locate the Giant Bull Netch and kill him or defend him from the rieklings.
  5. Give either Giant Bull Netch Leather or Imitation Netch Leather to the Riekling Tribe Leader for your reward.
  6. (Optional) Read Crafting with Netch Leather and craft a set of Netch Leather Armor or travel to Fort Hraggstad and search for a chest containing the Boots of Blinding Speed.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Hungry RieklingsEdit

Upon installing the Netch Leather Armor Creation, you will receive this quest directing you to explore the islands around Solstheim. The quest marker will lead you to a small unmarked camp along the coast north of Skaal Village, not to be confused with the nearby camp of Haknir's Shoal on an islet to the northwest.

At the camp, you will find the body of a Dark Elf peddler who was apparently killed by Horkers. Loot his body for the Peddler's Journal, which describes his interactions with a tribe of rieklings from an island to the north. The peddler was attempting to trade with the rieklings, who had mistaken his netch leather armor for food. They also made off with a book explaining how to craft netch leather armor, believing it to be a cookbook. Netch leather is of course highly toxic, which forced the peddler to begin importing regular leather from the mainland and dyeing it to fool the rieklings and prevent their untimely deaths.

After reading the book, you will need to swim northward to the riekling camp to meet with the Riekling Tribe Leader. Unlike most of their kind, the rieklings on this island are non-hostile and will allow you to approach.

Leather DeliveryEdit

Straight from the source

The Tribe Leader is a riekling of few words. After a brief one-sided exchange, he will hand you a Riekling Hunting Party Sketch, a crude drawing which identifies the location of a hunting party sent to track down a Giant Bull Netch. At this point you will have several branching options for how to deal with the tribe.

You can attempt to Persuade the Tribe Leader that ingesting netch leather will kill him and that he should give you the crafting book. If you can't manage to convince him, your only option if you wish to save the rieklings is to use a tanning rack to create Imitation Netch Leather, by combining regular leather with charcoal and a purple mountain flower. This can then be given to the Tribe Leader to progress the quest.

Alternatively, you can track down the hunting party along the coast just east of the Sun Stone. You will arrive to find a party of rieklings engaged in battle with a family of netches (the Giant Bull Netch along with a Giant Betty Netch and a Netch Calf). Both sides are protected so it will be up to you to deliver the killing blows and decide the battle. You can kill the rieklings in order to save the netch, or you can join in and claim the Giant Bull Netch Leather for yourself. You can then deliver the leather to the Tribe Leader to progress the quest.

It is possible to obtain both the Giant Bull Netch Leather and the Imitation Netch Leather and decide which you want to give to the tribe. Whichever choice you make, you will be rewarded with a key which unlocks a nearby chest containing the book Crafting with Netch Leather as well as a full set of Painted Netch Leather armor. Loot the contents to complete the quest.

Crafting with Netch LeatherEdit

The optional chest in Fort Hraggstad

Although the quest completes once you loot the chest, you will be given a miscellaneous objective to read the crafting book. Doing so will give you two further objectives: the option to either craft your own set of Netch Leather armor, or to instead track down a shipment somewhere in Fort Hraggstad.

It is advisable to search Fort Hraggstad for a full set rather than crafting your own, as the chest is located just inside the fort's main entrance and contains an additional unique item, the Boots of Blinding Speed. This artifact is legendary for the extreme speed at which it allows the wearer to travel, although unfortunately it curses you with total blindness while equipped. This can be somewhat negated through the use of Night Eye. Once you've obtained a set of Netch Leather armor, both objectives will complete.

NotesEdit

  • The Boots of Blinding Speed previously appeared in TES III: Morrowind and bore a similar enchantment which could likewise be negated through magical effects.

Quest StagesEdit

More Than You Can Chew (ccBGSSSE041_Quest)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
1 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. After meeting with the tribe leader, I decided to craft some imitation netch leather. It may be enough to fool the Riekling tribe.
Objective 66: (Optional) Give the Riekling tribe leader the imitation leather
2 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. After arriving on the island I fought the tribe of Rieklings and killed the tribe leader.
Objective 2: Examine the tribe leader's corpse
10 I've heard the islands around Solstheim are worth exploring. If I head to the coastal areas, I might find something worth investigating.
Objective 10: Investigate the camp in Solstheim
15 ☑Finishes quest On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. After interacting with the Rieklings I managed to obtain the crafting guide mentioned by the peddler and a full set of netch leather armor.
20 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. I've picked up a journal off his corpse which may provide more information on what he was doing here.
Objective 20: Read the peddler's journal
30 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. I should visit the island and investigate.
Objective 30: Meet with the Riekling tribe leader
40 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. On the island I spoke to the tribe leader who handed me a map.
Objective 40: Inspect the Riekling sketch
50 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. On the island I spoke to the tribe leader who handed me a map. Apparently there is a hunting party searching for a netch to the south.
Objective 50: Help the Riekling hunting party kill the Netch
Objective 65: (Optional) Craft imitation netch leather at a tanning rack
60 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. On the island I spoke to the tribe leader who handed me a map. The map led me south, where a hunting party has engaged a Giant Bull Netch.
Objective 60: Save the Netch from the Riekling hunting party
70 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. On the island I spoke to the tribe leader who handed me a map. The map led me south, where a hunting party has engaged a Giant Bull Netch.
Objective 70: Retrieve a piece of netch leather
80 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. On the island I spoke to the tribe leader who handed me a map. The map led me south, where a hunting party was fighting a Giant Bull Netch. I managed to pick up a piece of leather from the corpse of one of the netches.
Objective 80: Return to the tribe leader
200 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. After arriving on the island, I was able to obtain the key to a nearby chest. Inside should be the crafting guide mentioned by the peddler.
500 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. After interacting with the Rieklings I managed to convince the tribe leader to give me a key to a nearby chest. Inside should be the crafting guide mentioned by the peddler.
1000 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. After interacting with the Rieklings I managed to obtain the crafting guide mentioned by the peddler.
Objective 1000: Tan a piece of netch leather at a tanning rack
1100 On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. After interacting with the Rieklings I managed to obtain the crafting guide mentioned by the peddler. The guide has tips on how to craft the armor, as well as the location of a full set in Fort Hraggstad.
2000 ☑Finishes quest On the northern coast of Solstheim, I found a camp belonging to a peddler. According to his journal, he was selling leather to a tribe of Rieklings on an island to the west. After interacting with the Rieklings I managed to obtain the crafting guide mentioned by the peddler. Using the guide, I was able to acquire a full set of netch leather armor.
Objective 91: Read the crafting guide
Objective 1011: Craft a set of netch leather armor
Objective 2001: (Optional) Search Fort Hraggstad for the netch leather armor set
  (ccBGSSSE041_MiscQuest)
10
Objective 10: Read the netch leather crafting guide
20
Objective 20: Craft a set of netch leather armor
2000 ☑Finishes quest
Objective 30: (Optional) Search Fort Hraggstad for the netch leather armor set
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 35, 45, 46, 47, 48, 75, 1010, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1050, 1200.