With Barbas back by his side, Clavicus Vile is restored back to his full power. He says is it a shame that J’Zhirr wishes for something as dull as him taking back the dog and such a lack of ambition should be punished. While Clavicus is pondering about turning J’Zhirr into a worm, Barbas speaks up. He chides Clavicus and says it is Clavicus’ turn to uphold his end of the deal.
“Oh, fine. Have my boon and be done with it,” Clavicus cries before he leaves. No doubt in a hurry to look for interesting deals to make with other mortals. Too bad that deals made with Clavicus seldom works out in the other party’s favor.
J’Zhirr hurries back to return the Rueful Axe to Clavicus Vile. Clavicus tells this one that he can keep the axe if he uses it to kill Barbas. But J’Zhirr looks into Barbas’ puppy dog eyes and he is unable to do it. Besides, J’Zhirr is a swordsman, not a lumberjack.
Clavicus complains that J’Zhirr is no fun when this one tells him to take back Barbas and the axe.
J’Zhirr speaks to Clavicus Vile, the Daedric Prince of Power, Conjuration, Wishes and Bargains. Clavicus reveals that the vampires came to him to wish for a cure. Apparently killing them is the end to their misery that Clavicus has promised them. Such is usually the result of a wish granted by Clavicus. So this one is wary when Clavicus asks what this one wishes for.
J’Zhirr asks for Barbas to return to Clavicus’ side but Clavicus flies into a childish rage and refuses. Then realizing that without Barbas, he is stuck in this shrine in the middle of nowhere, Clavicus decides that if we retrieve the Rueful Axe, Barbas can return to his side.
Barbas leads J’Zhirr to Haemar’s Shame where his master’s shrine is located. Haemar’s Shame is a cave inhabited by vampires. But Barbas is an immortal so we are able to kill the vampires and proceed through the cave at breakneck speed.
It is easy to identify vampires. Vampires look different from normal human beings, with their pallid complexion and dark eyes. They also have fangs but one can only see those when they open their mouths.