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.
Our path deeper into Gallows Rock is lined with dead werewolves. In a small room, this find a dead werewolf hanging from the ceiling, the floor covered with blood spatters. A leather pouch containing torture tools lay nearby. It takes no genius to understand that this werewolf died slowly and painfully, and was not given the mercy of a quick death.
It seems that even those who claims that they are doing good, can also be cruel.
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.”
J’Zhirr heads to Bloated Man’s Grotto, where Hircine says Sinding is hiding. A short distance from the entrance of the grotto, J’Zhirr finds a group of dead hunters. Among them is a Khajiit who says that that the prey is too strong before dying in this one’s arms. J’Zhirr gashes his teeth at this pointless slaughter and all the stupid people who willingly took part in this hunt.
The way to Sinding is lined with the bodies of the hunters. J’Zhirr finally catches up and slays Sinding.