Skyrim – The Cursed Ring of Hircine or the Savior’s Hide? (Daedra Artifact)

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Out of the fifteen Daedra Artifacts that are available in Skyrim, getting the Ring of Hircine or the Savior’s Hide might be the easiest to get of them all, but there’s a catch.

Similar to some of the Daedric Quests, there will be times you will have to choose and depending on what you answer, you’ll get a specific item. This applies to the quest, “Ill Met by Moonlight” in Falkreath, in which there are no requirements in order to unlock the quest.


– The quest can be initiated in Falkreath.
– On your first visit in Falkreath, you’ll have a scene in a cemetery where a little girl has been murdered by a man named Sinding. If you forget you had this scene, then let’s move to the next step.
– Visit the Falkreath Barracks and talk to Sinding.

– You’ll learn from Sinding that he’s indeed the one that murdered the little girl. However, the Werewolf inside him did it as he went crazy due to the cursed ring of Hircine that he got with him.
– He’ll then ask you to go kill the great beast, which is Hircine.

– As soon as you kill the great beast, the soul of Hircine will appear. Talk to him.
– Hircine will tell you more of what Sinding has done. Also, it seems that he fled from the prison in Falkreath.
– You’ll have an option whether to kill him or spare him. At this point, what you choose won’t matter.

– Your next destination is in the Bloated Man’s Grotto. Go to the marker in your map.

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  1. Anthony
    November 20, 2011, 12:08 PM

    At the end of the quest the ring is still cursed! Is there something else I have to do ? PLEASE TELL ME SOON

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  2. Kurt
    December 11, 2011, 12:43 PM

    it’s possible to get both rewards. you just have too help sinding killing all the hunters followed by slaying him and skinning him this vil gain you Savior’s hide but when you exit the cavern you’ll gain the ring of hircine. this is possible due too different questflags.
    p.s. remember too loot all the hunters as their bodys wil vanish after you have left the cave(found out the hard way).

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  3. AndrewSquared
    December 16, 2011, 7:53 PM

    Yeah, after talking to Hirsine, I went back to the prison, where Sinding was waiting inside in werewolf form. So I killed him. Now I can’t finish the quest at all.

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  4. matt
    December 29, 2011, 12:33 AM

    i have the ring but it isnt working, any ideas?

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  5. Josh
    January 18, 2012, 12:02 AM

    god f*#@ing dammit! I killed the stupid @sshole and all I got was that super gay looking useless armor. I want the ring! Why do I have to be so evil!

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  6. Ben
    March 30, 2012, 2:13 AM

    I chose to kill him because i thought i would get the ring so i can change whenever i want. Is there anyway i can re-do the quest? or do another quest to get the ring again? I’m so disappointed :(

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  7. Sonny
    July 17, 2012, 10:00 PM

    Thanks guys, seeing what you guys said how you fked up on killing him, i looked up to see what happens on which decicion to make so i didnt kill him so i got to keep the ring :D

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  8. meghan
    September 11, 2012, 2:52 PM

    tell sinding that you will spare him, hunt the hunters than kill sinding so you get the armor THAN leave the cave and hircine will approach you again so you can tell him you “failed” to kill siding and he will give a little speach and give you the ring back, voala! you have both prizes!!!!

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  9. jj
    October 12, 2012, 4:28 AM

    @meghan Thats BS, i spared him, killed all the guards, then killed sinding, but hircine still showed up, right there.

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  10. aNON
    May 26, 2013, 10:48 PM

    @jj huuuurrrr

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  11. Sam
    June 30, 2013, 3:11 PM

    Hey guys, like me, many you have been wondering at the end of the quest (if you chose to save Sinding) “Hang on, wheres my ring?” Well, after completing the quest, head out of the cave and Hircine will be out there waiting for you :)

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