Erandur and I fought our way through the awakening Orcs and priests (all hostile) to find the source of the Miasma: a staff called the Skull of Corruption, Vaermina's Daedric artifact. The catch was that the Skull of Corruption was protected by an unbreakable force field. I have the choice to kill … I hope that helps. Well, I've finished the quest, but I DID NOT kill Erandur, so I can use him as my follower. After the battle, speak to Erandur who will move to the ritual of removing the magical barrier surrounding the Skull of Corruption. Otherwise I usually let him live; I like having Joshua Graham follow me around Skyrim. You don't need to do anything in particular yourself. Can get you some good gold though. The good news is that (like Olld-Onne already pointed out) the Skull is pretty useless. Nightcaller Temple is a fort in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. 1 History 2 Quests 2.1 Waking Nightmare 3 Enemies 4 Notable items 5 Gallery 6 Trivia 7 Bugs 8 Appearances Erandur refers to the temple as a ruin within a ruin. The number of dreams left contained in the staff, as noted in-game, may drop from 0 to -1. Myrwatch's gallery CC contains a special holder for this item. He's killable but you will get the Skull only if you kill him when prompted during the Vaermina daedric quest. This Daedric Artifact can be missed if you allow Erandur to destroy it during Waking Nightmare. Grant me the power to break through this barrier and to send the Skull to the depths of Oblivion!" Bugs . Erandur is a pretty cool guy and a decent follower, while the skull of Corruption is kind of a shit item, like a lot of daedric artifacts in Skyrim. We have to get down to where it is and perform a ritual. In Daggerfall and Oblivion, the Skull of Corruption had the ability to clone people. Both endings to the mission here , personally i think the staff is kind of lame cause of the charging. When I searched up on the internet that you could have 2 decisions: Killing Erandur and receive the Skull of Corruption OR don't kill him, I felt a big big bigggg failure. As he is calling for help from Mara, Vaermina will speak into your mind, trying to persuade you to kill Erandur before he destroys the Skull of Corruption. I thought that Vaermina just said to kill Erandur to fail the ritual, but I was wrong. Waking Nightmare is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which the Dragonborn must assist Erandur, a priest of Mara and formerly a priest of Vaermina, to stop the nightmares experienced by the people of Dawnstar. If you take the daedra seriously, want to garner favor with them, or come from a culture where daedra are revered as gods, killing Erandur becomes a lot more of an understandable choice. 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