This quest is only available if you join the Dark Brotherhood.


Once you get to the Sanctuary Gregoir will be sleeping in a bed. Talk to him to start the quest.

Roggvirs coffin

Locate the Essence of the Executed.

In order to get the required item you will need to pay Roggvir's corpse a visit. This can easily be done during the Skyrim quest: Return to grace.

Locate the Hanged Man's Hand

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Hangedmans location map

Glacial Cave on the north shore of Solstheim, the hand can be found on a makeshift pedestal.

Once both these items are acuired the quest will progress:

Return to Greigor.

Return to the Dark brotherhood sanctuary and talk to Greigor.

Create the Hand of Glory

Use the cooking pot to melt the fat to a candle, you might need to move your focus a bit lower then the use cooking pot in order for the "create hand of glory" prompt to show.

Show Greigor the Hand of Glory.

Talk once again to Greigor.

Kill Greigor.

Kill him and the quest will finish, the Hand of Glory is now yours.


  • I Have met Greigor of the dark Brotherhood who has told me of the Hand of Glory and how I can Obtain it. I should venture to the Glacial Cave on Solstheim to find the hanged man's hand and find the fat from someone wrongfully executed and return to Greigor. I believe Roggvir who was executed in Solitude would be a good bet.
  • I have retrieved the hanged man's hand and the "essence" of Roggvir. I should return to Greigor.
  • Greigor has explained hot to reconstruct the Hand of Glory. I should use his cooking pot to make a candle from the fat and attack it to the hanged man's hand.
  • I've created the Hand of Glory. The flame glows bright and casts an eerie glow all around me. I can feel the powers promised to me, surging throughout me. I should show Greigor so he knows he is finally free of it.
  • Greigor seems relieved to be free of the Hand of Glory, and has requested that I help him find his eternal peace, and end his life.
  • I have sent Greigor on to his eternal rest in the night mother's embrace, as he wished and now am the bearer of the Hand of Glory. It is powerful but I can feel it draining my life force ever so slowly. I should be cautious while using it.



5- initialization stage- go find the essence of roggvir and the hanged man's hand

10- return to Griegor with the relics

15- Make the hand of glory

20- Show the hand of Glory to Griegor

25- Kill Greigor

30- Quest complete

50- Quest failed (if dark brotherhood sanctum is destroyed before the quest is done)
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