During this quest, the Dragonborn is tasked with finding a way to free the indoctrinated Skaal villagers who are working on the Wind Stone.
- Activating the Stone before it is cleansed will put the player in the same hypnotic state as the other enslaved people: the player will work on the stone while hearing Miraak recite his Mantra. This is harmless and can be undone at any time.
- Telling a Follower to activate the Stone prior to cleansing it will cause them to worship the stone in a hypnotic state for 10 seconds. After the duration the follower will come back to your side. If you talk to your follower before the end of the duration they will respond in the same hypnotic Miraak mantra.
- After the stone has been purged, activating it grants the North Wind ability once a day, after which it must be reacquired. The ability is an area-of-effect spell that deals 20 points of frost damage per second for 10 seconds, similar to the spell Blizzard.
- Those indoctrinated around the stone will be reciting Miraak's Mantra if spoken to.