There, they rounded up the priestesses and bound them, but the Arch priestess Ulve stood in Morkvarg's way. He cut her down together with the other clergywomen, but with her dying breath she uttered a curse upon him.
It turns out it was not the priestess who cursed Morkvarg, but was Einar, one of Morkvarg's crew members. Disgusted with the atrocities Morkvarg committed against the gods by defiling the garden, Einar transformed Morkvarg into a Werewolf using a cursed wolf pendant given to him by his father. The curse not only bound him to the garden for eternity, it also gave him an immense hunger that no food or prey could ever satisfy as it immediately turns to ash. If he is killed, he invariably is resurrected and returns to the garden where the cycle begins anew.