A Pup's Illness

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A Pup's Illness

1325 AE
Personal story
Forging a Legend
Borealis Forest
(Wayfarer Foothills)
The Grekvelnn Burrows
(Wayfarer Foothills)
The Great Lodge
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Preceded by
The Great Hunt
Followed by
Biography Guard the Mists.png Through the Veil

The Good Fight.jpg

In Grawlenfjord.

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In Hunter's Hearth.

Shaman Gamli needs a plant called winter sage to help Valda, the stricken Wolf Havroun's apprentice, but the plant can only be found in the dangerous grawl caves of Grawlenfjord.

— Beta in-game description

A Pup's Illness is part of the personal story for norn characters who have completed the tutorial The Great Hunt and have the important quality of Defend the Mists.


Wolf Shaman Gamli needs my assistance.

  • Speak to Shaman Gamli at the Wolf Shrine.

Harvest winter sage from the grawl caves.

  • Retrieve the Winter Sage.

Bring the winter sage to Valda in Hoelbrak.

  • Bring the winter sage to Valda in Hoelbrak.


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Once you reach level 10, check the mail interface for your new message from Shaman Gamli. Head to the Wolf Shrine in Borealis Forest, where Gamli asks you to retrieve winter sage from the grawl caves of Grawlenfjord.

Head to the grawl caves and enter the story instance. You must fight your way through a number of grawl before coming to an ice elemental guarding the winter sage. Slay the elemental and gather the winter sage, at which point you can now leave the instance.

Bring the winter sage to The Great Lodge in Hoelbrak to complete this part of your story.



Borealis Forest[edit]


The Great Lodge[edit]






In your mail after reaching level 10:


Shaman Gamli

Wolf Calls, Will You Answer?

Greetings, Slayer of Issormir.
I went to Eir Stegalkin for assistance, and she strongly recommended I contact you. It's a matter of extreme importance that I would prefer to discuss in person. Please visit me at the Wolf Shrine as soon as you can. May Wolf bless you and guide your steps until then.

—Shaman Gamli

Open world, Borealis Forest[edit]

Speaking to Wolf Shaman Gamli (cinematic):

Shaman Gamli: Ya hey there, Slayer! Thank you for coming to help—I've got a serious problem. Wolf teaches us to pull together, to work as a pack. In his name, I ask for your help.
<Character name>: I'm always willing to help, Gamli. Of course I will honor Wolf's teachings. Tell me your problem.
Shaman Gamli: It concerns the warrior-shamans known as havrouns. Valda, the Wolf havroun's apprentice, was found in a death-like sleep in the woods.
Shaman Gamli: Nothing I do seems to help. There's one treatment I have yet to try, but it requires a special flower known as winter sage.
<Character name>: And this winter sage can revive Valda?
Shaman Gamli: I hope so. Unfortunately, it can only be found deep in the grawl caves to the east. And it's extremely fragile.
Shaman Gamli: It will be difficult to get past the grawl and return with the flower intact. If you can, bring it to me in the Great Lodge of Hoelbrak. I'll be there, at Valda's side.
<Character name>: I will obtain this precious flower, grawl or no grawl. In Wolf's name, I swear it!


Approaching the Ice Elemental:

Grawl Shaman: Don't falter! Our god will slay the intruders!

Investigating the Toy Sword in the passage:

Toy Sword: This small wooden sword looks like the ones children play with. it is splintered and ragged.
Talk more option tango.png Inspect the wooden sword.
A clump of matted grawl hair is lodged in the blade. Someone used this sword for defense.
Talk more option tango.png Investigate the immediate area.
There are spatters of old, dried blood on the ground. Whatever occurred here happened long ago.
Ferocity The grawl attacked a child? I'll kill ten of them for every tear that innocent shed.
Dignity This brave child fought back against the grawl. I will see this innocent avenged.
Talk end option tango.png Leave.

Upon inspecting the Winter Sage:

Winter Sage: Except for its reported restorative properties and the fact that it thrives in these dark, damp conditions, the winter sage seems like an unremarkable plant.
Talk quest option tango.png Pluck a blossom.

The Great Lodge[edit]

Approaching Gamli:

<Character name>: Here's the winter sage, Gamli. Hello, Eir. Did the shaman summon you to help as well?
Shaman Gamli: She says she came by to observe you, but Wolf wishes her to be here. Valda's been slipping in and out of consciousness and raving about the spirit world.
Shaman Gamli: The sage should calm her down. She keeps saying the same thing over and over: invaders in the Mists.
Eir: Can her ravings have any meaning? Only shamans and havrouns can freely travel there.
<Character name>: Then we need another havroun to help us. We must see what's happening in the Mists for ourselves.
Eir: Snow Leopard's havroun, Svena, is friends with me, as well as Valda and Master Solvi. Meet me at her shrine and we'll ask her for help.

Speaking with your allies before departing:

Eir Stegalkin: By the Spirits, her screams...I can't stand to see anyone like this. We have to find out what happened to Valda before it afflicts anyone else.
Talk end option tango.png We will, Eir. We'll search beyond the world and into the Mists if we have to.
Shaman Gamli: I don't understand. It's as if Valda's spirit is trapped outside her body. Please, help her.
Talk end option tango.png I'll do what I can.
Shaman Valda: The ice moves! It crawls, it consumes! No escape! One by one, they come for us. Death comes, cold and dark. The light dies. Wolf! Aid me! Release me! Release me!
Talk end option tango.png Easy, Valda. Try to stay calm. We'll find a way to help you.

My story[edit]

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Wolf Shaman Gamli needs my help with the stricken Wolf Havroun's apprentice, Valda. She's stuck in a deep, restless sleep. Gamli asked me to get winter sage, a medicinal plant that he can use to wake Valda. Then we can find out what happened to her and her master.

I harvested winter sage and taught the grawl not to get in the way when I'm on a mercy mission. Wolf Shaman Gamli is waiting in Hoelbrak so he can use it to help the stricken Wolf Havroun's apprentice, Valda.

The winter sage revived Valda, but she could only rant incoherently about invaders in the Mists. To find out what this means, Eir and I will go to Snow Leopard Havroun Svena.

My story

Previous text
I gave the bards something new to sing about by helping the people of Wayfarer Hills. I also received a message from Wolf Shaman Gamli, seeking my help. I'm on my way to see him now. Soon everybody will know my name!

Wolf Shaman Gamli needs me to help with the stricken Wolf Havroun's apprentice, Valda. She's stuck in a deep, restless sleep and cannot be roused. Gamli asked me to acquire a medicinal plant called winter sage that he can use to wake Valda up so we can find out what happened to her and her master.

I retrieved the Winter Sage from the grawl caves and taught the grawl a lesson about getting in my way when I'm on a mission of mercy. Wolf Shaman Gamli is waiting in Hoelbrak so he can use it to help the stricken Wolf Havroun's apprentice, Valda.

The winter sage revived Valda, but she kept ranting incoherently about "invaders" in the Mists. Eir Stegalkin and I are going to consult with Svena, the Snow Leopard Havroun, to find out more.