The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Oblivion Walker Walkthrough
By Draxaze
My personal walkthrough experience with the Oblivion Walker Achievement!
 
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The beginning of my adventure!
Before i actually checked all the achievements in Skyrim, i noticed that i was to late with some right decisions for actually getting this achievement on my main character.
And also that quite a few people are having trouble unlocking it? So this got my attention.

Therefore i made a new character pure for the achievement ''Oblivion Walker''.

For getting 1 of the 15 items ''Ebony Mail'' i had to be Lv30+ to unlock the quest.
So it was time for a leveling spree montage!
And i started going for the achievement when i was Lv30 exactly!

How i organized this guide is the same order i got the items.

And so does my adventure begin!
Skull of Corruption
Level Req: None

You can start this quest by talking to Erandur in Windpeak Inn in Dawnstar.
Tell him you will help and follow him to Nightcaller Temple and follow the quest till the ending, however at the ending Erandur will try and banish the staff and undo it's power.

You now need to act!

''Let him live and he will get the staff'' OR ''Kill him and get the staff for yourself''
Well every sane person would do the right thing ofcourse.. KILL HIM!

Congrats, you now have your first item!
Sanguine Rose
Level Req: 14+

You can start this quest from Sam Guevenne who is in a random tavern in Skyrim.

- Markarth
- Temple of Dibella
- Morvunskar
- Misty Grove
- Rorikstead
- Whiterun
- Witchmist Grove


He will challenge you to a drinking contest.
Accept it milkdrinker!

You will black out and wake up in the Temple of Dibella in Markarth.
The priestess Senna will be lecturing you about how you trashed the place!
Choose to clean up the mess, or buy your way out for a small fee.
(I bought my way out, aint nobody got time for that)

Now the name Rorikstead will come to light and how maybe Sam might be there!

Go towards Rorikstead and when u arrive, an angry farmer named Ennis will make you retriev his GOAT, cause you had such an amazing adventure you sold his goat to a giant named Grok!
Locate the goat, kill the giant, run back to Ennis and he will thank you.

Now Ysolda in Whiterun will be pointed out.

Find her and she will talk about some wedding ring, and how you need to go get it.
Travel towards Witchmist Grove, you will find a Hagraven named Moira.
Kill her, get the ring, travel back to Ysolda in Whiterun, talk to her again, and now Morvunskar will come to ear!

Go to Morvunskar and within the ruin is the entrance to Misty Grove.
Just follow the quest, some while later you will find a table with people and Sam next to it!
Talk to Sam, he will laugh and change into the Daedric prince Sanguine!
Screen will black out again and you will wake up in the tavern u talked with Sam.
Mace of Molag Bal
Level Req: None

How to get this quest started is by going to Markarth, if you never been to Markarth before, you will need to run out the town and back in again to get Tyranus to actually be there infront of the Abandoned House.
He will ask you if you've seen anyone enter or coming out and he needs your help.
Help him, enter the house together, follow him, and let the magic begin!
Tyranus will say that you 2 need to run back out the house but the main front door will be stuck.
Molag Bal will tell you to kill Tyranus, Tyranus will hear it and will attack you, kill him and go back down the house into the basement towards the altar of Molag Bal!
Molag Bal will trap you and ask you to get Logrolf the Willful, a priest of Boethiah.

Go get him, free him from the random camp he's at, get back to Markarth to the Abandoned House.
Once at the altar, Molag bal will capture him and will give you his Mace, you must break his spirit.
Keep hitting him till the quest tells you to.
When Molag Bal is done with him, he will tell you to kill him.
Do so, and the Mace of Molag Bal is yours!
Spellbreaker
Level Req: 10+

You can start this quest by talking to Kesh at the Shrine to Peryite.
He will tell you, he needs a few ingredients to make it work.

- A Silver Ingot
- A deathbell flower
- Some vampire dust
- A flawless ruby


Once you got the items, give them to Kesh and he will make the fumes you need to inhale in order to speak with Peryite.
He isnt happy with his current champion Orchendor, cause he strayed from his path.

Find him, and kill him!

Go back and talk to Peryite, he is pleased and will reward you with the Spellbreaker!
Mehrunes' Razor
Level Req: Lv20+

Talk to Silus in Dawnstar, and agree to collect the artifacts.
He will tell you the locations of the pieces, go and collect them however you see fit.

- The hilt is in Jorgen's house in Morthal
- The pommel is available from Drascua at Dead Crone Rock
- The blade shards are in Cracked Tusk Keep


After delivering all pieces to Silus, he will meet you at the Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon, where the Razor can be repaired.
Silus will try to speak with Dagon, but will get no answer.
Now you will get to try, and Dagon will respond, and he will then explain that in order for him to repair the Razor, Silus must be killed.

Be nice and listen, and kill Silus!

By now you will have your Mehrunes' Razor, but 2 Dremora will appear!
They can be killed and looted for the Key to Mehrune's Shrine. The choice is yours.
Masque of Clavicus Vile
Level Req: Lv10+

You can get this quest started by going to Falkreath, some guard will walk up to you and ask if you 've seen any dogs around.
Go in the town and talk to Lod, he will ask you if you've seen the dog also, and will love it as his loyal pet.
He will give you some meat to lure him.
Barbas ''the dog'' can be found west of Falkreath along the road beyond the fork where he will approach you, asking for a little help.
Barbas will lead the you to Haemar's Shame where you and Barbas will fight vampires and their thralls together!

Note: Keep near or even behind Barbas when you're following him, this can be tricky.
Note 2: You will be fighting vampires, if you don't want any infection, bring a few cure deseases potions.

Once you get to the statue, activate the statue of Clavicus Vile and he will ask what he can do for you.
Whatever you will talk about will get the same option, his request to retrieve the Rueful Axe from Rimerock Burrow.
Barbas can be kept as a follower or told to stay.
( Let him stay, hes a pain )

Go get the Rueful Axe and bring it back to the statue of Clavicus Vile.
You now are given a choice to either kill Barbas and keep the Rueful Axe, or to spare Barbas and receive the Masque of Clavicus Vile.

Let Barbas live!

You will now receive Masque of Clavicus Vile!
Volendrung
Level Req: None

NOTE: It can only be obtained if you did not attack any of the Orcs in Largashbur!

Bring a Daedra Heart and Troll Fat to Atub.
Follow her around in town.
Speak to Chief Yamarz.
You now need to help Chief Yamarz at Fallowstone Cave.
Protect Chief Yamarz.
You can now choose, he can try kill the giant and die, or you defeat the giant for him.
If you choose to defeat the giant for him, he will come after you cause of his ''pride'' and you must kill Chief Yamarz.
( I told him it was his job )
Take Shagrol's Warhammer back to Largashbur.
Place Shagrol's Warhammer in the Shrine in Largashbur.
Once it's been turned into Volendrung, take it.
Ring of Namira
Level Req: None

Rumors in Markarth say that the Hall of the Dead has been closed, preventing the people from visiting their dead.
Brother Verulus, a Priest of Arkay, closed the hall because some of the bodies were defiled.
Tell him you will help and you may enter the Hall of the Dead.

While walking around you will hear someone talking to you, soon after, Eola will reveal herself.
She reveals that she worships Namira, Lady of Decay.

Don't kill Eola!
Listening to her and allowing her to leave will start the quest!

Eola will be waiting for you outside Reachcliff Cave, where she asks you to defeat the Draugr inside.
She will help you in battle.
After the cave is cleared, Eola will thank you and propose a feast to celebrate the victory!
She will ask you to lure Verulus into Reachcliff Cave to be eaten, as part of an initiation ritual.

Once back in the Hall of the Dead, Verulus must be convinced to follow you to the cave through dialogue.

Note: He cannot be asked to follow you if someone is already following you.

Once back in the cave at the feast, Verulus is asked if hes tired and needs to take a nap.
He will lay down and Eola asks you to kill him, do so and take the first bite.

Reward: The Ring of Namira!
Ebony Blade
Level Req: Lv20+

You must be at least level 20 and must have finished the main quest "Dragon Rising" to receive this quest.

Ask Hulda ''The Bannered Mare'' keeper in Whiterun if she heared any rumors, she may give a miscellaneous quest to "Ask about Balgruuf's strange children".
This requires speaking with Balgruuf the Greater.
In the beginning, he is in Dragonsreach, but if the Dragonborn sided with the Stormcloaks in the Civil War, he is in the Blue Palace.
When asked about his children, he reveals he is having problems with his youngest son, Nelkir, who has taken a sudden dark turn in his personality.
This completes the miscellaneous quest and begins "The Whispering Door."

Nelkir tells you how the Whispering Lady tells him secrets.
He directs you to the locked door in the basement.

Once there, when you listens at the door, a voice tells that you are more worthy than Nelkir.
She reveals herself to be Mephala, and orders you to open the door.
When asked how, she says that all of Whiterun is experiencing a severe case of paranoia, and that the boy knows of what she speaks.
In order to find who has the keys, it is necessary to talk to Nelkir again.

He says only Farengar Secret-Fire and Jarl Balgruuf carry the key, and adds that "no one will miss Farengar - I promise you."

At this point, it is necessary to find the Jarl or Farengar. ( Go for Farengar )
- It is possible to pickpocket Farengar through the map board in the side room.
- Waiting for either Jarl Balgruuf or Farengar Secret-Fire to go to sleep allows them to be pickpocketed while sneaking without worry.
- It is also possible to wait for Farengar to go to sleep, then kill him and take the key from his corpse.
- If pickpocket skill is very low, a Paralyze spell, or Vampire's Seduction will allow pickpocketing the key with little effort.

After acquiring the key and unlocking the door, Mephala instructs you to take the Ebony Blade!
Ebony Mail
Level Req: Lv30+

Upon reaching level 30, the book Boethiah's Proving will begin spawning in various locations.
Once read, the quest will start.

The location will appear on the map.
You will then need to travel to the Sacellum of Boethiah.
One of Boethiah's followers (usually the priestess) will speak to you, asking to get someone to sacrifice.
At this time, the Blade of Sacrifice will be given.

What i did was going to Windhelm and go into the Inn, asking a hired person sitting at a table upstairs to follow me.

Go back towards the Pillar of Sacrifice and tell him to do something, and focus the pillar.
He will now be stuck on the Pillar and stab him with the Blade of Sacrifice that was given to you earlier.

Boethiah will use the sacrificed body as a conduit.
The body will stand up after death and speak in Boethiah's voice.
After listening to and following them downstairs (along with the rest of the cultists), you will be forced to fight each and every one of Boethiah's followers.

Once you're done fighting, Boethiah will tell you she's bored of her current champion.
And asks you to kill him.

Go to Knifepoint Ridge and kill everyone you like.
Kill the current champion and take his Ebony Mail!
Dawnbreaker
Level Req: Lv12+

You can start this quest in 2 different ways.
1. After Lv12+ you may find a Beacon in a random chest and Meridia will speak to you.
2. Also Lv12+ go to her Shrine located west of Solitude, directly north of the Haafingar Stormcloak Camp, telling you to find her Beacon.

She will speak to you about that there is a powerful necromancer named Malkoran defiling her temple, who you must kill!

Note: I may or may not have used a console code for this one... Wasted a full day trying to find that Beacon.
Note 2: It will not bug the quest nor the achievement, so it's safe to use.

Console Code for the Beacon '' 0004E4E6 ''
To be filled in as, player.additem 0004E4E6 1 ( yes a spacebar between 6 and 1 )

Once you got the Beacon, walk up to her Shrine and it will be put into place.

After bringing Meridia's beacon back to the Statue to Meridia and placing it in the hands of the statue, you will be taken up into the clouds to meet Meridia herself.

After falling back to Skyrim, you're instructed to guide a beam of light throughout the ruins, activating pedestals to direct Meridia's light in order to unlock several doors.

When Malkoran is killed and his Corrupted Shades, Malkoran is resurrected as a Shade himself to be defeated a second time.

Kill him and retrieve the Dawnbreaker!
Azura's Star
Level Req: None

You can start this quest by talking to Aranea Ienith, at the Shrine of Azura, south of Winterhold.

She will say that Azura has chosen you as her champion, and that they must find an elven mage who can turn the brightest star to the darkest night.
Head to Winterhold.

Once there go inside The Frozen Hearth, and ask around.

What i did here was i went to Nelacar directly, and ask if he knows about the elven mage.
When talking to Nelacar, he will not give up the information, so one must intimidate, persuade, or bribe the necessary information out of him.
( I bribe ) no time for silly talks!

He will say that his mentor, Malyn Varen, was experimenting with Azura's Star, and that the last known location of Malyn was Ilinalta's Deep.

Ilinalta's Deep can be found west of Riverwood, near and to the north of The Lady Stone.
There is a trap door atop a partially submerged tower that leads into the underground complex.

Just follow the quest from here and clear Ilinalta's Deep till you find Malyn Varen's skeletal remains with the Broken Star.

There are now two options to fix the Broken Azura's Star:

- Give it to Aranea Ienith at the Shrine of Azura, and recieve Azura's Star.
- Give it to Nelacar in the Frozen Hearth inn in Winterhold, and receive the Black Star.


My logic towards this whole achievement is the Deadric Items and the favor of the Deadric Lords, so i went and gave it to Aranea lenith to receive the Azura's Star!

You now must enter the Star to cleanse it of Malyn Varen's soul.
The former is warped out of the Star several seconds after defeating the latter's soul inside, regardless of the status of Malyn's three Dremora henchmen.
Once Malyn's soul has been defeated, you will be pulled out of the Star, thanked, and will be given a working Azura's Star by Aranea Ienith!
Oghma Infinium
Level Req: Lv 15+

You can start this quest by talking to Septimus Signus at Septimus Signus's Outpost, an ice cave north of Winterhold.

He explains that the Dwemer lockbox buried within the outpost holds the "heart of a god" and he wishes to access it to learn its secrets.
He gives you an Attunement Sphere and a Blank Lexicon which must be inscribed with the Dwemer mechanism located within the Tower of Mzark.
The tower can only be accessed via Blackreach, the underground ruins of an ancient Dwemer city.

Continue with the quest till you find the Lexicon puzzle!

Solving the puzzle involves pushing four buttons on the podium in a certain order.
After the Lexicon is placed on the designated receptacle, the two buttons on the right side will light up.
To decipher the code,
- Press the third button from the left a few times until the Lexicon opens and button two lights up. - - Press the second button from the left twice (until the overhead lenses are seen directing light onto the sphere), then the first button lights up.
- Press this button to reveal the scroll.


Pick up the Elder Scroll and the runed lexicon from the receptacle.
Exit the Tower through the door beneath the button console and return to Septimus.

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The next part of this quest is dependent on character level.
Returning to Septimus at under level 15 will cause him to dismiss the Dragonborn until he has had time to study the Lexicon.
When level 15 is reached, he will send a courier to summon the Dragonborn back to the outpost.
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Returning to Septimus at level 15 or higher will prompt him to begin immediately reading the Lexicon.
He then reveals that he is in the service of Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince of Knowledge.
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After studying the Runed Lexicon, he explains that Dwemer blood is needed to open the Dwemer lockbox.
Septimus then gives you an Essence Extractor and requests that the blood be collected for him.

Upon trying to leave the iceberg, Hermaeus Mora confronts you and reveals that as soon as the lockbox is opened, Septimus' usefulness will be over.
He then offers you Septimus' position.

You now need to find blood of an High Elf, Falmer, Orc, Dark Elf and from a Wood Elf.
This can be tricky cause you need to find them yourself. (Internet is your best friend for this one)

Once the blood has been harvested, return to Septimus.
He enthusiastically asks for the extractor and presses it into his abdomen, injecting the blood into his body.
Next he approaches the lockbox and the locking mechanism begins to spin.
A tunnel-like entrance appears and Septimus runs inside, but much to his dismay he doesn't find the answers he was looking for.
Rather than the "heart of a god", all he finds is a pedestal on which the Oghma Infinium sits.
Amidst the confusion he begins to levitate and Hermaeus Mora disintegrates him into a pile of ash.

Note: I NEVER ever read the Oghma Infinium whatever the internet may say, i didn't want to take the risk of a bug what so ever.

Approach the pedestal and take the Oghma Infinium.
Upon leaving the chamber, the Wretched Abyss appears again as a manifestation of Hermaeus Mora.
He greets you as his Champion!
Ring of Hircine
Level Req: None

You can start this quest by talking to Sinding who is currently in Falkreath Jail.

Sinding will tell you of a rare animal, the White Stag, that needs to be killed to appease Hircine, the Daedric Prince of the Hunt.
Sinding will give you the Cursed Ring of Hircine, which auto-equips and can't be removed.
While worn, it causes the wearer to transform into a Werewolf at random, even if they don't have Lycanthropy.

Note: That transforming will remove all equipped items, including the ring, so transforming once will solve the problem of unpredictable transformations.
( I never transformed )

To remove the cursed ring, you must track down the White Stag and slay it!

After killing the White Stag, the Stag's spirit appears and approaches you, and Hircine will speak through it.
He commands you to go to the place where Sinding has fled, and to kill him to gain the Daedric Lord's favor.

Sinding can be found at Bloated Man's Grotto.
After arriving, you will meet some hunters, who are outmatched by Sinding.

Note: That if the player is in werewolf form, talking with the necessary characters is not possible, so wait for it to wear off.

Talking with the dying Khajiit will reveal that Sinding is too strong for the Hunters of Hircine, and he will tell the player to kill Sinding in the name of Hircine before dying.
The objective at this point is to wander through the walkways until Sinding is met in a clearing; he will speak to the player from his perch on a rock outcropping.

There are two choices at the end of the conversation;
1. Tell him that he will be killed for Hircine.
2. Tell Sinding that you will help him kill the hunters.


Note: I went for ''Helping Sinding'' we killed all the remaining hunters and i gotten the Ring of Hircine on the end.

Note: While fighting together against the remaining hunters, beware of not accidentally hitting Sinding, for your choice will turn into ''Kill Sinding'' while i said i would help him kill the hunters.

After the dead end is reached and the Hunters have been killed, speak to Sinding.
When the conversation ends, leave him and exit the Grotto to meet Hircine, who will congratulate the player and give them their reward.

The reward received varies depending on your choices:

- If Sinding is killed and his skin taken, Hircine appears and rewards you with the Savior's Hide.

- If you spare Sinding and kill the hunters, Hircine will appear upon leaving the grotto and commend you for turning the hunt "inside out," giving his blessing and transforming the ring into Hircine's Ring!

Last Note: I've seen passing by the internet that with a glitch its possible to get both Deadric Items.
I made a seperate save game to check this out, after getting the Ring of Hircine, i went back inside the cave to find Sinding to still kill him for the Hide, but he was nowhere to be found.
So i didnt used this glitch and gotten only the Ring of Hircine!
Wabbajack
Level Req: None

You can start this quest by talking to Dervenin who's roaming the streets in Solitude.

Dervenin requests that you help his master to return from "vacation."
He explains that you can find his master in the Pelagius Wing at the Blue Palace, and will give you Pelagius' Hip Bone.
Because this is locked, you must talk to one of the maids and tell her that Falk asked you to clean up the area and she will hand over the key.

You then should enter the Pelagius Wing and go to the second floor.
You must walk down the hallway and you will automatically be transported into Pelagius' mind.

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Important Note: In my game when i walked down the hallway, my game froze.
I restarted 4 times and always on the exact same place it would freeze.
After looking forum, in forum, in forum, i found out that sometimes in this quest the game does that if you got more than (999) items. *Arrows counted*
I found this reason weird but hey, worth a shot right?
After dropping all my arrows, (1000+) and all my current gems / unused items in a chest.
I was able to finally continue the game!
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while inside you will not have access to your inventory, and equipped items will be replaced with a set of fine clothing.

After arriving in Pelagius' mind, you will be facing Sheogorath and Pelagius who are having a tea party.
Once Pelagius leaves, talk to Sheogorath.
He will tell you that the only way to leave Pelagius' Mind is to "treat" it.
Sheogorath gives you the Wabbajack to use to do this.

Note: If this is the last item needed for Oblivion Walker Achievement, then the Achievement is awarded before completing the three tasks!
This happened to me and i really didn't get it. xD i was so confused.

Once done, you should return to Sheogorath.
He will give you the Wabbajack!
Then sends you back to the Pelagius Wing of the Blue Palace.
Final info about this guide and achievement
Once i gotten the Wabbajack, i also gotten the achievement.
I've never had any trouble, except the freeze screen moment on the Quest Wabbajack.

I apologize for some parts in the guide may be shorter explained with less details than others, but those are also the ones that are most easiest to get, it's more commen logic what to do at that point.

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Also i've seen in forums that people didn't got the achievement cause of various reasons.
- DLC's
- Console Codes
- Glitches
- Deadric Item didn't count


And perhaps some other reasons...
I can tell you, i had 0 trouble with any of that.
Have all 3 DLC's + Texture Pack installed while doing this walkthrough.
Just, DON'T use Console codes, except that Beacon one.
Working with glitches, yeah.. Asking for it?
A Deadric Item that didn't count seems very unlikely, unless you coded it.

Also it's not only the 15 items that count for the achievement!
*Example: If you Coded all 15 items to your inventory, it would not count for the achievement*.
You will need to Finish the 15 Deadric Quests aswell!
Just go to your Quests, and look for ''Deadric Quests Completed'', if it says 14, than u possibly forgot or missed one quest.

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Anyway, I hope you've gotten your achievement!
And i hope this Guide helped you enough to reach that!


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10 Comments
Mr. Gable Feb 11 @ 3:25am 
im pretty sure that achivements are locked if you are playing with mods, it needs to be the vanilla game and DLC only
Sh33p Nov 27, 2017 @ 8:50pm 
http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Oblivion_Walker
If someone has installed Dawnguard, and yet you have no achievement after doing all quests mentioned in this guide - your only choice to actually get this achievement is to get ring of hircine, and after that kill Sinding in Werewolf form to get saviour hide. It is because Mask of Clavicus is not counted towards this achievement when you have Dawnguard installed. Only workaround is to get 2 items from Hircine to game count it as viable 15 daedric artifacts(but physically you have 16 now). It worked for me when all other methods failed. Godd luck in getting this achievement.
GodLord Apr 8, 2017 @ 8:57pm 
oh yea, thanks to TheStrangeStranger, u have to kill this warewolf not spare him, god thanks that i saved jsut before i came out from this 'cave', even if i killed all hunters i killed him too, so i get deadric artefact from ghost that appeared just after I killed him, and after i left it i got second artefact from the ghost of animal, and then did the wabbajack quest!!!
GodLord Apr 8, 2017 @ 8:39pm 
well too bad, but i didnt get the achievement :[ lost so many hours :[ darn
Qille Jan 16, 2017 @ 10:35am 
This was a great guide, and I followed it loyally, but for some reason the achievement never triggered for me. Any suggestions for what I could do to fix this?
76561198213983727 Dec 2, 2016 @ 7:21pm 
Overall, AMAZING guide. Some Daedric Artificats, I wasn't even sure how to start the quest to get them. Thank you, sir.
76561198213983727 Dec 2, 2016 @ 7:19pm 
I am unsure if I'm doing something wrong or what, but since the Oghma Infinium you know, kills Septimus Signius, it can potientally bad. I did all of these quests before I did the quest that you retrieve the Elder Scroll in the main storyline. So by the time I recieved that quest and talked to the bookkeeper in the Winterhold College (I forgot his name, but he was an orc I believe), there was no dialogue option to talk about the Elder Scroll since it required Septimus Signius, but he was dead. So this screwed up my entire main story questline so I had to start over and do that quest BEFORE I obtained the Oghma Infinium, or you could do it at the same time, I'm sure. But if someone finds a solution to this problem that I have, other than start over completely, that would be great.
DO NOT GET THE OGHMA INFINIUM BEFORE YOU ADVANCE IN THE MAIN STORY.
Strenx Nov 28, 2016 @ 10:32pm 
I did all the quests and had all the artifacts in my inventory after getting the ring of hircine as my final artifact, but no achievement. Skinning Sinding and getting the Savior's hide afterwards however gave me the achievement. Just wanted to share this for anyone who has the same problem
max Nov 26, 2016 @ 10:23am 
Do more guides yo
:papyruswacky:
pan.o.kanenas Nov 23, 2016 @ 2:46am 
kala ta leei to palikari zwh kai kota na zhsoume na se xairomaste Anesth