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FAQ/Walkthrough by GoldenSun

Version: 1.8 | Updated: 06/23/18

Chapter IX


  1. Visit the Mounds of the Dead
  2. Defeat the Barrow King
  3. Obtain a Black Ice Weapon
  4. Buff Yourself With Warpaint
  5. Summon Witchfire
  6. Pour Boiling Oil from a Siege Cauldron
  7. Maintain Normal Temperature in the Most Extreme Cold
  8. Defeat Hrugnir of the Frost
  9. Equip a Nordheimer Armor Set
  10. Discover All of the Giant-King Obelisks

These ones are also not too bad, considering.

You're probably sick of exploring by now, so we'll save those for last. Let's start with a few smaller projects:

Objectives #4, #5, #6, and #9 (Buff Yourself With Warpaint, Summon Witchfire, Pour Boiling Oil from a Siege Cauldron, and Equip a Nordheimer Armor Set.

These four can be done at your home, as long as you have the ingredients. Everything else requires that you go different places.

From the Armor page, learn the Functional Warpaints skill, and make one using the Firebowl Cauldron. Use it, and you're set.

Next, again using the Firebowl Cauldron, you can make Witchfire Powder with Glowing Essence and Brimstone. Then, take your Witchfire Poweder and make either a Witchfire Wall Torch or a Witchfire Standing Torch using the Artisan's Worktable.

For #6, Make a Siege Cauldron. You'll have to learn/unlock it with the Master Construction feat, if you haven't already.

Next, Make a Crenelation and place it along the edge of your roof. This thing is basically a battlement.

After this, you'll have to fill it with Tar. Once you have, interact with your Siege Cauldron and you'll unlock this one.

For #9, simply unlock the armor from your feats, and craft it. Pretty easy, huh?

Next, let's spice things up by working on Objectives #3 and #8 (Obtain a Black Ice Weapon and Defeat Hrugnir of the Frost).

These are actually both connected, as you need to head to The Temple of Frost for both.

The Temple of Frost is located to the west of the volcano, out in the icelands. Use the map if you can't find it.

Inside, you will find the Frost Temple Smithy. Guarding it is Hrugnir, who you will need to defeat in order to complete these Objectives.

I'll provide some tips later for those who need them.

Once he is defeated, use the Smithy to make a Black Ice weapon.

Next, let's work on Objectives #1 and #2 (Visit the Mounds of the Dead and Defeat the Barrow King).

These are in the same general area, so that is why I combined them.

On the map, north of the red area, you will see a big, sprawling water area. Head to the north part of this to find the Mounds of the Dead.

Next, head directly west. Over in this area you will find The Barrow King and his lair. Again, I'll be providing some tips for those who need them, but you should be fine.

Next, we'll do Objective #7 (Maintain Normal Temperature in the Most Extreme Cold).

The next one is actually pretty easy. This is kind of an easy out, but I imagine most people won't mind.

Head over to the sword-shaped bridge, The Bridge of the Betrayer. Find an area designated as 'extreme cold', with easy access to an warmish area.

Load up and eat a large amount of spiced food, and wear something warm. Simply run into the cold area from the warmer area, and you should complete the Objective.

Finally, let's work on Objective #10 (Discover all of the Giant-King Obelisks).

Ugh. This one is difficult. You know those huge stone tablets that glow and talk to you when you interact with them? Yeah. You need to find them ALL to finish this Chapter.

These things are referred to as 'obelisks' in this journey step, but they aren't like the other Obelisks, obviously.

Honestly, there are almost thirty of these things. I can name them if you want, but I truly think it would be best if you looked at the map I linked to earlier. As time goes on, I'll be logging and making note of each of them and their exact locations, but until then, for those following the guide, use the map to help yourself out. Again, I have no affiliation with the website/creator of this map, I just found it extremely useful. Just clear everything (by unchecking the boxes) and leave only "Giant-Kings Lore Tablets" checked. This is under the 'Discovery' tab.

Here is the link once again:


Once you've found them all, you're ready to progress to the final Chapter! Congrats.