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Purity (Quest)

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Purity - Vilkas
Quest Giver Vilkas, Farkas
Prerequisite Glory of the Dead
Faction The Companions
Type Companions, Radiant quest
Quest ID CR13
Purity is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
For other uses, see Purity.

Either the first or second time Farkas or Vilkas is talked to after completing Glory of the Dead, they will ask for help on a quest of a personal matter. They will request that the Dragonborn go with them back to Ysgramor's Tomb and perform the same ritual that was done with Kodlak in order to cleanse themselves of the beast blood



  • Must have at least one Glenmoril Witch Head in inventory.
  • Must complete at least one Radiant Quest from Farkas or Vilkas, after completing Glory of the Dead with Glenmoril Witch Head(s) in the inventory.


After completing Glory of the Dead, return to Jorrvaskr and talk with either Farkas or Vilkas. Instead of offering the usual radiant quests, they will ask for help cleansing themselves of their beast blood.

The Dragonborn must have the Glenmoril Witch head(s), (see Blood's Honor), in the inventory before accepting a radiant quest, or Purity will not be available. 

The quest is relatively easy, as the shortcut to the final room is already open and allows for easy access. The only enemy in the quest is Farkas's/Vilkas's wolf spirit unless the tomb has not been previously cleared by the player. 

Once the quest is over, Farkas/Vilkas will be cured of their lycanthropy and will offer the usual radiant quests.


Journal Entry

<quest giver> wants to be cured of lycanthropy, and has asked me to help him. We must take a Glenmoril Witch's head to the Tomb of Ysgramor to perform the same ceremony which cured Kodlak.

  • Objective: Collect a Glenmoril Witch's head
  • Objective: Cleanse <quest giver> of beastblood
  • Objective: Kill <quest giver>'s wolf spirit
  • Objective: Talk to <quest giver>

I helped <quest giver> cure himself of lycanthropy.

  • Quest complete


  • If the witch heads are stored somewhere and then retrieved after completing a few radiant quests, Purity will not show up immediately when talking to Farkas or Vilkas. The player must first complete a radiant quest from each of them, with the witch head(s) in the inventory to make Purity available.
  • When asking for a job from either Vilkas or Farkas, if they have the option "Is there any work to be done?", they may offer this quest.


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