Unfortunately Aela the Huntress the recognizes the bald head too and rushes into the room. J’Zhirr has to try his best to keep both him and Aela alive. Aela fights furiously and delivers the killing blow on Krev the Skinner. But even his death is not enough to appease her anger.
As Aela looks down at Skjor‘s body, she promises vengeance. She tells J’Zhirr, “Get out of here. I’m going to make sure we got the last of them, and see if there’s any information to be gotten from the bodies. You and I have work to do. The Silver Hand will tremble at our sight.”
The leader of this Silver Hand outpost is an orc called Krev the Skinner. Aela the Huntress says it is obvious how he got that nickname.
J’Zhirr hides in a corner and observes Krev’s movements. Although there are other tanning racks in the room, Krev seems to like working at the tanning rack along the back wall. J’Zhirr assumes it is easy for him to look up and see his werewolf trophies which are hung up beside it. As Krev walks towards the tanning rack, J’Zhirr notices a familiar-looking bald head lying on the floor.
All this is done secretly without Kodlak Whitemane’s knowledge. Skjor says that Kodlak is too busy trying to throw away their power to turn into werewolves. Kodlak sees it as a curse while Skjor thinks it is a blessing. So he and Aela decides to take matters into their own hands.
Skjor says, “To reach the heights of the Companions, you must join with us in the shared blood of the wolf.” He unsheathes his sword and makes a cut in Aela’s arm, letting her blood flow into the stone basin.
J’Zhirr thinks he is suppose to drink it.
J’Zhirr enters the Underforge after Skjor. Skjor says the Underforge taps into an ancient magic that is older than man or elves and J’Zhirr is brought here to make him stronger.
J’Zhirr knows that members of The Circle can transform into werewolves but he still experiences some surprise when he sees a werewolf standing calmly in the room.
Skjor goes and stands beside the werewolf. He says, “I would hope you recognize Aela, even in this form. She’s agreed to be your forebear.”
Skjor wants to meet J’Zhirr in the Underforge. He says it is beneath the Skyforge but the door is hidden. So Skjor will meet this one at night and show him the way. Aela will be joins us as well. Skjor lets Aela enters first and says that we will follow as soon as she is inside.
After we return with the fragment of Wuuthrad, Skjor and Farkas leave to discuss about this one’s performance during the mission. A while later, Vilkas brings this one to Jorrvaskr’s courtyard for the initiation ceremony. In the presence of the other Circle members, Farkas vouches for this one. So J’Zhirr becomes a member of The Companions.