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The Ritual of Earth

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The Ritual of Earth is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. This quest requires the Nerevarine to find and activate the earth stone. The earth stone can be found northwest of Raven Rock, south of the water stone. The earth stone is barely visible from the coast and sits on top of a small hill in the forest. Once activated, the Nerevarine must travel northeast towards the Cave of Hidden Music.

The Story of Aevar Stone-SingerEdit

Aevar then traveled to the Earth Stone, and there the All-Maker spoke to him again.

"Enter the Cave of the Hidden Music, and hear the Song of the Earth."

So Aevar traveled north and east to the Cave of the Hidden Music. He found himself in a large cavern, where the rocks hung from the ceiling and grew from the ground itself. He listened there, and heard the Song of the Earth, but it was faint. Grabbing up his mace, he struck the rocks of the floor in time with the Song, and the Song grew louder, until it filled the cavern and his heart. Then he returned to the Earth Stone.

"The Gift of the Earth is with the Skaal again," said the All-Maker. "The Lands are rich again, and will bear life."



Head northeast, past Bloodskal Barrow, until the terrain becomes snowy. Then head north.

Some Draugr roam the cave. Continue to the Chamber of Song. There are no enemies in this room, but some musical sounds can be heard. The sound comes from a cluster of three stalactites and three stalagmites in the western chamber of the cave. The sound consists of the same four notes over and over again. If the stones are activated, this will produce similar sounds. The player has to reproduce the sounds by activating the stones in the correct order. The solution of the puzzle is middle, right, left, right.

Then the music changes its pattern, and the player has to once more reproduce the sound. The solution herefore is left, right, middle, left.

Now return to the earth stone and activate it once again.


The Ritual of Earth
I approached the Earth Stone, and words magically appeared on its surface. They said: "Travel northeast to the Cave of the Hidden Music and learn the Song of the Earth." Then the words disappeared.
  • Quest accepted
In the Cave of the Hidden Music, I have found a large structure made of stalagmites and stalactites. An odd music seems to be coming from them.
I have found that when one of the hollowed stalagmites is struck, it produces a musical note like the ones I can hear in this cave.
By striking the stalagmites in succession, I was able to recreate the sounds I can hear in this cave. When I did, the pattern changed.
After repeating the new pattern, the sounds swelled, and then grew silent. I should return to the Earth Stone.
When I returned to the Earth Stone, it began to glow with a mystical light.
  • Quest complete


Bloodmoon Main Quest
Main Quest An Island to the NorthRebellion at FrostmothFrostmoth SmugglersThe Disappearance of Captain CariusThe Skaal Test of LoyaltyThe Skaal Test of WisdomThe Skaal Test of StrengthSiege of the Skaal Village
Ritual Quests The Ritual of WaterThe Ritual of EarthThe Ritual of BeastsThe Ritual of TreesThe Ritual of the SunThe Ritual of the Winds
Skaal Quests The Totem of Claw and FangThe RistaagThe Castle Karstaag
Warewolf Quests Dream of HircineDisrupt the Skaal HuntSiege of Castle Karstaag
Final Quest Hircine's Hunt

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