|Purity of Revenge|
|Next Quest||Glory of the Dead|
The Silver Hand have attacked Jorrvaskr and Kodlak was killed in the fighting. Vilkas wants The Dragonborn to travel with him to attack the Silver Hand, retrieve the fragments of Wuuthrad, and avenge the death of Kodlak.
- Travel with Vilkas to Driftshade Refuge, near Dawnstar.
- Kill all members of the Silver Hand (optional).
- Retrieve the shards of Wuuthrad.
- Return to Jorrvaskr.
Revenge Served ColdEdit
After the death of Kodlak Whitemane, Vilkas is obviously looking for revenge. With no questions asked, he will then act as a follower all the way to the Silver Hand hideout at Driftshade Refuge, a small fort southeast of Dawnstar. Upon arrival, dispose of the three Silver Hand members guarding the exterior, then head inside.
Den of the Silver HandEdit
Not surprisingly, Driftshade Refuge is crawling with hostile Silver Hand members, so take advantage of Vilkas as a follower and kill the opposition one by one. In the two-leveled room with many boxes on the floor, make sure to search for An Explorer's Guide to Skyrim which will add a few map markers for later exploration. It is located on a bookshelf beneath an elk head that's mounted on the wall. The tunnel north of the room contains a locked door, so unlock it and wipe out yet another Silver Hand. In the next room, a set of spears blocks the entrance but the corresponding lever is easily located right next to the spears. Proceed forward and enter Driftshade Cellar.
After the first turn, make sure to loot the hidden treasure chest, then follow the path and make use of the Spike Wall trap to dispose of yet another enemy. Ignore the locked cell with the dead werewolf, activate the trap again and run to the area behind it for another treasure chest. Hit the pullbar on the wall to get back out, and head forward to another room with two enemies and, hidden on a shelf, the Light Armor skill book The Rear Guard. The cellar now turns into a snowy cave, and the next room is in two levels, with a Silver Hand archer on the above ledge. Kill him and examine the cages, one of them holds a living werewolf, who will attack you if you pick the lock; the other one contains a dead horse.
The Fragments of WuuthradEdit
After passing through a torture chamber, the next large chamber contains only a couple enemies. A coin purse, two potions, and an Apothecary's Satchel filled with a few ingredients can be found on a bookshelf behind the fireplace. (The satchel is located on the top shelf of the bookcase, and can be easy to miss, as this is a darker corner of the room.)
Take the only available path, leading back to an initially inaccessible part of Driftshade Refuge. The first chamber contains the three remaining members of the Silver Hand, the One-handed skill book 2920, Morning Star, v1, the Block skill book Warrior, a treasure chest with considerable loot and finally, the stolen Fragments of Wuuthrad. Use the door to the south for an easy escape route, then return to Jorrvaskr. As soon as the Dragonborn arrives, Vilkas will be quick to inform that the rest of the Companions should meet up at the Skyforge and pay their respects to the deceased, but now avenged, Whitemane. This will end the quest and start the next one, Glory of the Dead.
Vilkas has come with me to avenge the death of Kodlak by wiping out the Silver Hand.
Vilkas and I avenged Kodlak's death by bringing ruin to the Silver Hand.
- In the Driftshade cellar, near the first dead werewolf encountered there is a trap with spikes. Behind the barrels there is a chest and a pullbar on the wall. If the pullbar is activated, the Dragonborn will be trapped. To get out, one may jump from the chest to the low set of barrels and then out (or find the other pullbar which opens the trap).
- Note: if you have a follower with you, Vilkas will replace your follower. So unload equiment given to your follower before approaching the companion hall
- In dialogue with Vilkas, the Dragonborn has the option to ask "Did anyone else get hurt?" Vilkas will respond "I do not think so", however, Athis is clearly wounded and Ria tending to him.
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- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)
|The Companions Quests|
|Main Quest||Take Up Arms • Proving Honor • The Silver Hand • Blood's Honor • Purity of Revenge • Glory of the Dead|
|Radiant Quests||Animal Extermination • Hired Muscle • Trouble in Skyrim • Family Heirloom • Escaped Criminal |
Rescue Mission • Striking the Heart • Stealing Plans • Retrieval
Totems of Hircine • Purity • Dragon Seekers