Daedric Influence achievement in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Daedric Influence

Acquire a Daedric Artifact

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How to unlock the Daedric Influence achievement

  • Killjoy KaitlinKilljoy Kaitlin100,624 100,624 GamerScore
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    Daedric Influence

    I got this achievement by Completing the quest “ Ill Met By Moonlight.”

    I believe it starts in the town of Falkreath, if this is wrong correct me because I forgot, but in this town there should be a graveyard with some tombstones and a few people walking around. There will be a priest there, an elf priest, giving the funeral for a 10 year old girl. The two other people by the priest are the girl’s mother and father.

    I spoke to the father and asked him every question, he tells you about a man named Sinding who killed his daughter

    The quest will update and Sinding is located in the same town in a jail, the arrow will relocate as you progress through this quest and point you in the right direction to find the building he is in.

    Find Sinding and talk to him, say you will take the ring from him and give it to Hircine, who is a Daedric Lord. The quest will send you to kill a Giant White Stag, I suggest being a decent level and sneaking up on this stag so it doesn’t run away forever like it did to me. Use a bow and sneak or stealthily walk up to it and attack.

    Once the stag is dead, its ghost will appear and it will be Hircine, talk to him and ask if he can remove the curse from the ring, he will send you to find and kill Sinding in Bloated Man’s Grotto. Once there, there should be a few hunters that have been killed, continue on and Find Sinding in Werewolf form and tell him that you will spare his life, help him kill the remaining hunters and in doing so you become his friend and upon exiting the cave, Hircine will be pleased by you telling him that you were unable to kill Sinding. Hircine will still be pleased because, instead you slaughtered all the hunters and impressed him, after a very short dialogue you will receive his blessing and the achievement is yours.

    Sorry for the long guide, just giving you’re the full step by step instructions

    Credit to: IxSILENTxI
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    Leo AscendentGood guide, thanks.

    If you're following the story, you're also presented with a chance to get an artifact from Semptimus Signus (spelling?)
    Posted by Leo Ascendent on 18 Nov 16 at 14:55
    Dragonborn GearYou can also go back in after speaking to Hircine outside the cave after choosing to spare Sinding (you will have the Ring of Hircine, uncursed) and kill and skin sinding to get the other daedric artifact. Therefore, you will have two towards the fifteen instead of one.
    Posted by Dragonborn Gear on 14 Apr 17 at 17:38
    MiAnVaSa007I have win this achievement to complete The Break of Dawn.
    Posted by MiAnVaSa007 on 20 Dec 17 at 15:01
    zoilus68Good guide--thank you!
    Posted by zoilus68 on 25 Sep 18 at 20:40
    JOHN SWFCI chose to kill Sinding (thinking of that poor little girl and her grieving parents) and the achievement popped afterwards when I got the armour thing from Hircine and the ring was removed.
    Posted by JOHN SWFC on 19 Mar at 16:02
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