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I'm traveling from Winterhold college to the Shrine of Azura - it's cold, I don't like (other) wolves and it takes ages. So I assumed the beast form because it can sprint way faster, and stamina regenerates at insane rates.

Is this a wise decision? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using beast form to travel faster? Do I need to kill people I meet to extend bloodlust, or can I kill a rabbit to continue?

Strangely, at the mine a 'fugitive' approached me and then asked me to store something. I was given two dialogue options (! as a werewolf) but could not do anything later.

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I suggest changing "fast travel" to something else. "fast travel" is an in-game feature, that you don't seem to be referencing. –  Arkive Nov 14 '11 at 21:44
    
Thanks, that would avoid confusion. Changed! –  Konerak Nov 14 '11 at 22:41
    
Note the fugitive "quest" is resolved almost immediately when someone comes looking for him 2 minutes later. The fugitive and his pursuer annoyed the heck out of me while I was facing a dragon, because they lock you out of commands until you finish speaking to them. (It has nothing to do with beast form) –  user3389 Nov 14 '11 at 22:42

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If you're able to avoid people and maintain blood lust, it's not a bad way to go.

You can maintain blood lust by feeding on the corpse of anything that would normally have blood: animals and humanoids both count.

You'll want to avoid people for two reasons:

  • If they're particularly brazen (like a guard or fellow adventurer), they'll attack you on sight.

  • If you can't maintain bloodlust until they go away, they'll see you transform and you'll be marked with a major crime.

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Thanks! Is there any way to know how long bloodlust is going to last? Are there people who are not intimidated by the werewolf shout (Z-key)? Because even the most brave that I encountered made a 180 when I roared ever so slightly :') –  Konerak Nov 15 '11 at 8:24
    
@Konerak You should be able to see the duration under active powers in the Magic menu. I haven't found an NPC who's not responded to the howl. –  user3389 Nov 15 '11 at 15:34
    
Ehm - the magic menu is inaccessible during werewolf stage - or do you know a way around that? –  Konerak Nov 15 '11 at 17:25

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