Skyrim – Cannibalism Explained & the Ring of Namira (Daedra Artifact)

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One of the Daedra Artifact that you can find in Skyrim is the Ring of Namira, in which it allows you to learn cannibalism and eat human flesh.

While eating a human flesh might sound nasty, it does however give you a slight advantage. Instead of using Health Potion to heal your HP, you can easily eat a human flesh to restore your HP and Stamina. Also, by eating a human flesh, you’ll get a slight increase in Health and Stamina aside from restoring it.

Interested in becoming a cannibal? Then let’s first do the quest, The Taste of Death

The Taste of Death (Daedric Quest)

– Go to Markrath’s Silver-Blood Inn.
– Talk to Klepper and ask him for rumors.
– Klepper will mention you about the Hall of the Dead being closed and he’ll ask you to talk to Brother Verulus in Understone Keep.

– Understone Keep is located West of Markrath.
– Talk to Brother Verulus
– He’ll tell you about a problem happening in the Hall of the Dead.
– Agree to help him and he’ll give you the key to open the Hall of the Dead.

– Now go to the Hall of the Dead and with the key from Brother Verulus, you can now open it. (However, if you want to skip the above steps, simply use a lockpick to forcibly open it!)

– Inside, you’ll hear the voice of Namira.
– Ignore the voice, and find Eola, an emissary of Namira.
– Talk to Eola and she’ll tell you that she’s a cannibal.
– She’ll then ask you to go to Reachcliff Cave to clear out the Draugr.
– Before you go to the Cave, go speak to Brother Verulus again and tell him the Hall of the Dead is safe.

– Follow the marker on your map to reach Reachcliff Cave
– Once you get there, Eola will be waiting for you.
– You can either let her come with you as a follower or let he wait. (I suggest to make her as a follower for this mission).

– This cave is a small one. Prepare to face a decent amount of Draugrs.

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  1. psfan
    November 25, 2011, 12:02 AM

    this game should be banned

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  2. Brad
    November 25, 2011, 12:10 PM

    I’ve gone through and finished the cannibalism quest, however, I was slightly disappointed to find there are no disadvantages to counteract the benefits gained by obtaining the “ring of Namira”. With Vampirism or Lycanthropy, each one maintains somewhat of balance within the context of the experience. Because of that, cannibalism feels forced and almost seems as if Bethesda shoved it in the game just to boast that it was in there. But I’d simply be for improving upon and actually balancing it out, not removing it in any way.

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  3. Cygnus
    November 26, 2011, 4:08 PM

    Personally, i feel that the benefits of eating people is balanced by the “ick” factor of…well, eating people. Its benefit lasts for a fairly short period of time, making it something you have to do fairly regularly to make it useful, and even for my necromancer dark prince character it was hard for me to RP it properly.

    Plus, you don’t HAVE to do it.

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  4. Will
    November 27, 2011, 7:23 AM

    So murdering hundreds if not thousands of sentient beings is ok, stealing every object in the known worlds is ok, guzzling mind-altering potions all day long is ok, stripping your best friends naked and shooting fireballs into the backs of their heads is ok, corpse robbing is ok, but eating a dead body that would otherwise go to waste is somehow wrong? I dont get it.

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  5. Stu
    November 28, 2011, 10:20 PM

    Quick question…does the effects of Namira’s ring do anything while in werewolf form?

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  6. Ann
    December 4, 2011, 9:15 AM

    Ive been playing the good girl.
    I went and took him to the cave. The woman asked me to kill and eat him.
    I didnt, instead I killed her and all the other cannibals in there.

    Then brother vesulus wakes up and thanks you and gives 1000 gold.

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  7. Byz
    December 12, 2011, 2:31 PM

    The hero of Skyrim, the Dragonborn comes.

    He kills old ladies and eats the dead.

    Lets put this into perspective: The priest said “Hey there’s something eating the dead in there, mind checking into it?”

    You fix the problem and get rewarded and then have to kill and eat the guy who was greatful for your help later?

    I have a disposable character that I am using to do the jacked up quests in Skyrim like killing old ladies and sucking the eyes out of live baby rabbits to get the game achievements done.

    One thing left to say…


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  8. Patrick
    December 13, 2011, 9:42 PM

    My ring doiesn’t give me the option to eat people. YES it’s equipped. Is this a known bug? I’ve tried dropping it, and picking it back up, putting it in a chest, taking out and re-equipping and still no option to feed on people. any ideas?

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  9. Adam
    December 15, 2011, 3:41 AM

    So I kill him and I can take 480 gold… I let him live and he gives me 1000? Where did he fit the other 500+?

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  10. Peter
    January 12, 2012, 12:45 PM

    Hi! I’m already tired of being cannibal! Is there any way i can cure it or remove it again?

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  11. Destiny
    January 27, 2012, 10:13 PM

    Any downfalls?

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  12. scellocat
    March 12, 2012, 4:57 PM

    what if you eat a dead vampire? do you become one? because theres one right here in front of me and im tempted to eat it but i dont want to stop being a werewolf :/

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  13. gogatsu
    April 22, 2012, 9:49 PM

    I guess I will do this….seeing as how I have murdered, trespassed, lied, stole, bribed, did the “get drunk” quest (forgot what the quest was actually called), had skooma, worked with demons (or daedra, whatever), Wow, now that I think about it….there is a lot of law breaking in The Elder Scrolls series. lol

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  14. Anonymo- y'know what... call me KangarooMasherKazam1029 :D
    May 3, 2012, 10:06 AM

    i’ve done the quest and everything, except i have absolutely NO option to feed on corpses. I have used the PSB console command, have finished the main story line, have finished the reunification of skyrim story line, cured my lycanthropy, finished the ill met by moonlight quest, gotten rid of the ring (still have Ring of Hircine power) and i cant feed… anyone willing to help please send me an email with answers to [email protected]

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  15. leo
    May 15, 2012, 10:58 AM

    first i killed the cannibals but only 1000 gold… fuck that.

    load old save killed the priest got the ring.

    then i use Aela as a sacrifice to Boethiah. BITCH ONLY good for that since she does not help you.

    regeneration works in the werewolf form but is really slow.

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  16. trey
    June 23, 2012, 2:41 AM

    What happens if i lost the ring

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  17. trey
    June 23, 2012, 2:42 AM

    What happens if i lost the ring. Can i get another one

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  18. morgan
    July 25, 2012, 4:08 PM

    i have the ring but even when i wear it i cant eat ppl. plz help i wanna eat ppl D:

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  19. Luke
    July 28, 2012, 7:53 PM

    I don’t want to eat people but I do it when I’m a werewolf so is it any worse this way?

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  20. cait
    May 28, 2013, 4:20 PM

    really ? eat people ? it’s freak . first u do it in the game and then u will try it at the real world ….. lol

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  21. Matt
    June 13, 2013, 6:51 PM

    Kinda feels wrong just eating people. But i have no problem with it in werewolf form. Trying to be a good guy but sometimes this game makes it hard lol

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  22. Arnold
    August 9, 2013, 1:04 AM

    OK the idea of a game where your actions determine your character path is cool. But being forced to kill someone and eat them in order to be able to get all the artifacts is lame. Is there a way to get the ring without killing and eating the priest? There are actually a lot of things you have to do in this game that in order to complete quests and it would be better if you could choose one path for a on outcome and another for a darker outcome but still be able to complete the quests.

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  23. Al
    May 1, 2014, 12:49 AM

    Right, cait, that’s why all the CoD gamers are going around shooting everything. The mario gamers are trying to stuff their butts down pipes and eat any mushroom on the ground. Don’t be an idiot.

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