Tracking the Nornbear

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Tracking the Nornbear
Section Primary Norn Quests
Campaign Eye of the North
Given by Jora
in Ice Cliff Chasms
(Far Shiverpeaks)
Part of Northern Allies
Followed by Curse of the Nornbear
Type Primary quest

Follow the savage Nornbear through many areas of the Far Shiverpeak in order to make Jora your ally.

Quest information[edit]




Head out from Eye of the North into Ice Cliff Chasms to find Jora standing outside. Talk to her to find out how Ogden may be able to gain her help. After the exchange, head north towards Norrhart Domains. Upon arrival, your party will encounter the Savage Nornbear. Defeat it and it will flee. There's nothing else you can do so head northeast towards Gunnar's Hold to talk to Gunnar Poundfist.

Gunnar will direct you to look for Sif Shadowhunter. Head back into Norrhart Domains and head northwest this time, towards Drakkar Lake. When you arrive at Drakkar Lake, your party will encounter the Savage Nornbear again. Defeat it and it will flee yet again. Head straight north to the northeastern corner to reach Sifhalla. There, Sif will ask your party to help defend Sifhalla from the Savage Nornbear's raid. You will be transported into an explorable version of Sifhalla where the Savage Nornbear will spawn momentarily. Just defeat it and watch a cutscene. After that, you will be brought back to Sifhalla and you can claim your reward and the follow-up quest (added automatically).


All in Bjora Marches, Drakkar Lake, and Norrhart Domains




Initial dialogue[edit]


An unearthly creature, the Nornbear, ravages my homeland, and it is my duty to stop it. I have tracked it throughout the far shiverpeaks, but it continues to elude me. My soul will not be at peace until this land are rid of my wretched beast. The Burden is mine alone, although I doubt you will understand that. But, you will never gain the trust of our people until you learn our ways. Seek out Gunnar Poundfist in his Heartstead to the north. He will tell you more about my people."

Yes Accept: "We will find Gunnar if that is your wish."
No Decline: "The less I know about the Norn, the better."
Ask Ask: "You are welcome to hunt as you please, but I must seek this beast alone."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Outside Eye of the North
<Party leader>: "We'll keep an eye out for this savage beast, Jora."
Ogden Stonehealer: "Aye, and if we help you, you'll help us, eh?" (if Ogden is in the party)
Jora: "My task is my own. Your offer is appreciated, but I am Norn. We succeed or fail through our own measures, without the help of others."
First time entering Norrhart Domains
<Party leader>: "That's the Nornbear that Jora is after! Slay it before it harms anyone else!"
Vekk: "Astounding. Finish the job so we can leave, will you?" (if Vekk is in the party)
<Party leader>: "This Nornbear is quick on its feet. Keep looking. It can't have gotten far."
Gunnar Poundfist
"So Jora sent you? Poor girl; she but a shell of her former self. It all started with that cursed Nornbear. I fear Jora like any Norn, will never accept your help, but that doesn't mean that you can't claim this Nornbear as your own prey. Here is what you should do: Sif Shadowhunter is a respected hunter among our people. If anybody can help your track down that ravaging abomination, it would be her. Find her in Sifhalla, northwest of here."
Entering Bjora Marches or Drakkar Lake
<Party leader>:: "The Nornbear again! Don't let it get away."
Ogden Stonehealer: "At last, let us be done with this distraction! Taste my axe, you oversized rug!" (if Ogden is in the party)
  • After defeating the Nornbear*
<Party leader>:: "We lost it...again! Perhaps a Norn hunter could help us. They know this area. Sif Shadowhunter said there was nothing wrong in accepting help. Let's seek her out."
As you approach Jora in explorables
Jora: "I could hear you coming from a league away! It's a wonder your family never starved."
Sif Shadowhunter

I heard you were looking for me. You're the ones hunting the Nornbear, no? Consider yourselves lucky to still be alive. Its lair is nearby. The beast has raised my stead many times of late. Make yourself useful and help me put an end to this menace. It's only a matter of time before it attacks again.

Yes Yes. (sent to Attack of the Nornbear)
No No.
In Attack of the Nornbear
Sif Shadowhunter: The Nornbear approches. Slay it in it's tracks!
Jora: Turn and face your judgment, abomination!
<Party leader>: It's gone! We must track it quickly!
Sif Shadowhunter: It's about time you showed your face, Jora.
Jora: I've been hunting him all this time.
Sif Shadowhunter: Hunting is not trapping. It is time you accepted help. Let us appeal to the wolf spirit, find this menace, and put an end to it.
Jora: I know what must be done.
<Party leader>: What is this creature, Jora?

Jora's Curse will play.

Reward dialogue[edit]

Sif Shadowhunter

You have proven yourselves capable. The time draws near when you must help Jora end this threat. To track the Nornbear, you must first invoke the wolf spirit. Speak to me again when you are ready to proceed.


Bug Bug.The dialogue for Drakkar Lake will activate at every entrance to Drakkar Lake, should one go near them.
Bug Bug.Sometimes the Nornbear doesn't flee when it's supposed to. In these cases whenever its health reaches 0, it instantly goes back to 25%. To break this bug, flag your heroes/henchmen well away from it.