I am attempting to complete a challenge to obtain a list of items at level 1 while gaining as little XP as possible. The only stumbling block I've encountered involves items created by the Atronach Forge in Winterhold. For instance, the recipe to create a Conjure Frost Atronach spell tome requires an ice wolf pelt. However, I can't find any ice wolves in the wild at level 1. I've researched places said to have guaranteed ice wolves and, upon visiting them, they are all regular wolves at level 1. I've also tracked down all the hunters as well as other merchants which may sell pelts and none of them have had an ice wolf pelt available. Is there any chest or other known location which is guaranteed to have an ice wolf I can kill or an ice wolf pelt I can buy or steal at level 1? Is it that there is just a very low percentage chance for ice wolves/pelts to appear at level 1 or is it that they just don't appear at this level at all? Also, at level 1, I can't find any unfilled greater soul gems. All merchants I've found through research that sell soul gems only sell filled higher level soul gems (only the minor gems can be purchased unfilled). Part of my challenge is also to use as little money as possible. I can find unfilled black soul gems and they are cheaper than filled greater soul gems so I've gone with those for the time being. Is there anywhere that I can buy or steal unfilled greater soul gems with a level 1 character?