The BBFC has confirmed the existence of cannibalism in Skyrim. I'm curious as to how this aspect fits into the game: Is it quest related like in Fallout 3? Where does the quest originate?

What are the pros (quest rewards, etc) and cons (reputation decrease, etc) of choosing to cannibalize?

  • Well, there was a quest I got for a Nord, and in the mine there was a cannibal in there sizing people up. You could kill him or let him live.
    – user14015
    Nov 11, 2011 at 19:55
  • I'd start ate the feet and work up. That's just me though.
    – A.C.M.
    Mar 18, 2013 at 0:33

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You'll get the ability to eat any humanoid creature by completing a quest chain that results in acquiring the Ring of Namira.

In Markath, you'll meet Kleppr and Frabbi, who will tell you a rumor about the Hall of the Dead. This sets up a quest chain that eventually leads to meeting Namira, who will give you a choice as to whether or not you should consume your first dead body.

If you do, she'll grant you the ring, and when wearing it, you'll gain the cannibalism ability.

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