|The Fate of the Skaal|
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|The Temple of Miraak|
|Skaal Village, Saering's Watch, Wind Stone|
|Cleansing the Stones, The Path of Knowledge|
After the brief encounter with Miraak in the otherworldly Apocrypha, learning of his plan to return to Solstheim. It is time to regroup and find a way to be able to face off against the much more powerful Miraak.
Accompany Frea to Skaal Village
Talk to Storn Crag-Strider
The village shaman Storn Crag-Strider and Frea's father, has been trying to protect the village with a magic field, but many of the Skaal still became enthralled.
To be able to face Miraak the Dragonborn clearly needs the same powers, i.e. all three word of the Bend Will shout, that ultimately lets the Dragonborn tame dragons.
Learn Word of Power
Note: The Dragonborn may well already have learned the first world of the new shout by previous systematic exploring of Solsheim. So this step could possibly be skipped.
Talk to Storn
Use the "Bend Will" Shout on the Wind Stone
Tip: This may take some preperation, since the as soon as the stone is cleansed a dangerous Lurker will appear, potentially killing the village inhabitants working at the stone. And death could then possibly void follow-up quests from these NPCs.
Defeat the Lurker
So once the Lurker appears attack swiftly, making sure no named NPCs come to harm.
Talk to Storn
Storn suggests that it could probably help weaken Miraak's hold on this and the otherworld if the Dragonborn cleansed the other four stones, though the fifth Tree Stone will still be beyond cleansing: Cleansing the Stones.