The Cursed Tribe – p. 1

Starting the Quest

You need to be at least level 9 to complete this level and I would recommend waiting until you are higher level, as it involves fighting a Giant. You can find the Orc camp of Largashbur in the southeast part of Skyrim. Start in Riften and head west.

When you get close to the location, you will see Orcs fighting a Giant by the city walls. You can join the fight or wait for the Giant to be killed. If you choose to fight, be careful not to hit any Orcs with area effect spells or powers.

After the Giant is defeated, Atub will approach you. If you accidentally hurt any Orcs, you will have to pay a fine. Atub will ask for your help in lifting the tribe’s curse by performing a ritual for the Daedric Prince Malacath. To do so, you will need two rare ingredients: Troll Fat and Daedra Heart.

Getting the Ingredients

New objective: Bring Troll Fat and a Daedra Heart to Atub

The game does not give you exact locations for these ingredients, so you will need to search for them yourself. If you already have them in your inventory, you can skip this part.

Troll Fat can be obtained by killing a Troll, including Frost Trolls. You may have encountered one during The Way of the Voice main quest. If not, try searching in locations like Labyrinthian in the northern Skyrim mountains or the mountain area around Dawnstar and Winterhold.

To obtain a Daedra Heart, you will need to kill a Dremora. These creatures are not found during regular exploration, so it is recommended to check out the Daedric Quests The Black Star and Pieces of the Past, which include Dremora fights.

If you are patient, you may come across a merchant selling Troll Fat or find the ingredients during other quests.

One way to encounter a Dremora is by completing the Miscellaneous: Velehk Sain’s Treasure side quest at the College of Winterhold. This quest involves a gauntlet puzzle in Midden Dark, and once solved, a Dremora may appear, giving you the opportunity to fight it (as shown in the above screenshot).

If you don’t want to fight a Dremora, then you can search for a Daedra Heart that has already been removed from a monster’s chest. The easiest way to do this is by heading to the temple of Jorrvaskr in Whiterun and entering the northern room of the Jorrvaskr Living Quarters (as shown in the above screenshot). If you haven’t completed the Companion quests, you will need to steal the Heart. Otherwise, it is yours for the taking. Alternatively, you can try to find a merchant selling Daedra Hearts or search for them in the locations you explore.

Once you have obtained both ingredients, return to Largashbur and give them to Atub (as shown in the above screenshot).

Your new main objective is to observe Atub’s ritual. Follow her to the Largashbur longhouse, where she will invite Chief Yamarz to join her in the ritual. Wait outside by the altar for the ritual to end (as shown in the above screenshot). Eventually, Malacath will appear and promise to lift the curse in exchange for you going to a temple occupied by Giants and retrieving their chief’s weapon.


1. What is The Cursed Tribe quest in Skyrim?

The Cursed Tribe is a quest in the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that involves helping the Orcs of Largashbur. The player is tasked with investigating why the stronghold is being attacked by giants and how to stop the attacks. It is revealed that the tribe is cursed and the only way to lift the curse is to retrieve the cursed Daedric artifact, the Volendrung. The player must travel to a nearby dungeon to retrieve the hammer and return it to the stronghold to lift the curse.

2. How do I start The Cursed Tribe quest in Skyrim?

The Cursed Tribe quest can be started by speaking to Atub, an Orc priestess, at the Orc stronghold of Largashbur. The stronghold is located south of Riften and east of Markarth. It is recommended that the player is at least level 9 before attempting this quest as it can be challenging.

3. Can I become the chief of the Orc stronghold after completing The Cursed Tribe quest in Skyrim?

Yes, after completing The Cursed Tribe quest in Skyrim, the player can become the chief of the Orc stronghold of Largashbur. This is achieved by completing a series of tasks given by the current chief, including completing other quests, bringing him items, and proving oneself in battle. Once completed, the player will be named the new chief and have access to the stronghold’s resources and followers.

4. What rewards do I get for completing The Cursed Tribe quest in Skyrim?

Completing The Cursed Tribe quest in Skyrim rewards the player with the Volendrung, a powerful Daedric artifact that absorbs stamina from enemies and deals extra damage to them. In addition, the player will gain favor with the Orcs and have the opportunity to become the chief of the stronghold.

5. Can I complete The Cursed Tribe quest if I am not an Orc in Skyrim?

Yes, non-Orc players can still complete The Cursed Tribe quest in Skyrim. However, they may need to prove themselves to the Orcs before being allowed into the stronghold. It is also worth noting that completing this quest as a non-Orc will not grant the player access to the Orc stronghold’s resources and followers.

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