|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.
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.