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"As shaman of Skaal Village, I serve as both a guide and a healer, as well as a keeper of traditions. I also remind the Skaal to live as one with nature and to honor the will of the All-Maker, so that we'll be worthy to join him in death."
―Storn Crag-Strider[src]
Storn Crag-Strider is the Elder shaman of the Skaal Village and the father of Frea. He lives in the Shaman's Hut, where he can be found at night.

InteractionsEdit

The Fate of the SkaalEdit

Storn is met when returning to the village with Frea. The Dragonborn tells him of the vision at the Temple of Miraak. Storn's fears had come to pass, and he sends the Dragonborn to Saering's Watch, to find a Dragon Shout that Miraak learned long ago. Upon completion of that quest, he gives two more quests: "Cleansing the Stones" and "The Path of Knowledge."

Cleansing the StonesEdit

After cleansing the Wind Stone, Storn tasks the Dragonborn with cleansing the remaining stones of Solstheim.

The Path of KnowledgeEdit

Storn will mention how the wizard Neloth asked about Black Books when he came to the Skaal Village. The Dragonborn is then tasked with heading to Tel Mithryn, but they can ask Storn what he knows of the books.

The Gardener of MenEdit

The Gardener of Men

Storn is killed by Hermaeus Mora

After speaking to Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince will say that he will trade the last word of the Bend Will shout in exchange for the secrets of the Skaal. After talking to Storn, he will be conflicted over what to do, but ultimately decides to complete the deal with Herma-Mora in order to defeat Miraak. After reading the book Black Book: Epistolary Acumen, the Daedric Prince will appear at stab his tentacles through Storn. He will then absorb Storn's knowledge, and as promised, grant the Dragonborn with the third word of power. Storn dies in the process, and the villagers gather around his body to mourn his sacrifice.

ConversationsEdit

What do you know about Miraak?: "Much of what was known has been lost to the ages. He was Dragonborn, and yet he served the Dragons. A priest in their order, highly esteemed and very powerful. Then he turned against them, becoming something they feared. He was defeated long ago, but it seems he was never destroyed."

Who or what is the All-Maker?: "You are an outsider, and I don't know if I can make you understand. I will try. The All-Maker is the maker of all things, and it is from the All-Maker that life flows like a great river. As all rivers must return to the sea, so all life returns in time to the All-Maker. I know our ways must seem strange to you, but the nine gods of the Empire are equally strange to us."

What is your role among the Skaal?: "As shaman of Skaal Village, I serve as both a guide and a healer, as well as a keeper of traditions. I also remind the Skaal to live as one with nature and to honor the will of the All-Maker, so that we'll be worthy to join him in death."

Secrets of the SkaalEdit

During the quest "The Gardener of Men," Storn reveals the secrets of the Skaal.

What are the "secrets of the Skaal"?: "Ancient lore, handed down from shaman to shaman since the All-Maker first gave Solstheim. How to talk to the wind, how to listen to the earth - these are our secrets. Nothing of power of mastery."

Why would Hermaeus Mora want your secrets?: "We know him as Herma-Mora, the Demon of Knowledge. It is in his nature to horde secrets to himself. Their value to him is of no consequence. The very fact that the Skaal have kept knowledge from him has merely increased his desire to have it."
Herma-Mora? Why do you call him that?: "That is our name for him - the Demon of knowledge. He has always been our enemy."

TriviaEdit

  • After Storn has killed himself and he is resurrected with the console he will say, "No... he is too strong..."
  • Storn wears a unique Skaal coat called the Word Chest, which cannot be obtained.

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