|The Ritual of Earth|
|Quest Giver||Tharsten Heart-Fang|
|Location||Skaal Village, Cave of Hidden Music|
|Prerequisite||The Disappearance of Captain Carius|
|Next Quest||The Skaal Test of Wisdom|
- Main article: Quests (Bloodmoon)
The Ritual of Earth is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. This quest requires the Nerevarine to find and activate an earth stone. The earth stone can be found northwest of Raven Rock, south from 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 player has to 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 rome 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'll 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.
|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.
|Bloodmoon Main Quest|
|Main Quest||An Island to the North • Rebellion at Frostmoth • Frostmoth Smugglers • The Disappearance of Captain Carius • The Skaal Test of Loyalty • The Skaal Test of Wisdom • The Skaal Test of Strength • Siege of the Skaal Village|
|Ritual Quests||The Ritual of Water • The Ritual of Earth • The Ritual of Beasts • The Ritual of Trees • The Ritual of the Sun • The Ritual of the Winds|
|Skaal Quests||The Totem of Claw and Fang • The Ristaag • The Castle Karstaag|
|Warewolf Quests||Dream of Hircine • Disrupt the Skaal Hunt • Siege of Castle Karstaag|
|Final Quest||Hircine's Hunt|