Skyrim:Dead Crone Rock
|# of Zones||1|
|Respawn Time||10 days or 30 days|
|Console Location Code(s)|
|DeadCroneRock01, DeadCroneRockExterior, DeadCroneRockExterior02|
|South-southwest of Markarth|
|# of Arcane Enchanters||1|
 Related Quests
- Dungeon Delving: Do a favor for Igmund, the Jarl of Markarth by retrieving a shield. (radiant)
- No Stone Unturned: Find the 24 gems to restore the Crown of Barenziah.
- Pieces of the Past: Retrieve the scattered pieces of Mehrunes' Razor and reforge this deadly blade.
 Dead Crone Rock
Upon entering, you will be facing a small stone table with a leveled soul gem, a taproot and a sample of snowberries resting atop it, and a flight of stairs heading up to your right. At the top of the stairs, a chest, a large urn and two burial urns on your right may distract you from the leveled Forsworn at the end of a dark corridor in a circular room to the left. Interestingly, two Nordic barnacles can be found in this corridor, far from any water source. In the circular room is a table and chair holding a leveled potion of magicka and also two bookcases containing a bowl of bone meal, a salt pile a potion of stamina, a leveled healing potion, a leather strip, and a bowl of troll fat.
A spiral staircase in an alcove off the corridor on your right leads up to the second level. There is a leveled Forsworn sitting at a table with their backs to you in the first room. On the table is a grilled chicken breast in a wooden bowl, a bottle of alto wine, and a leveled potion of stamina. To the left of the table is a doorway to a second room where you can see another leveled Forsworn. There is also a large urn against the south wall, an adept locked wooden door on the eastern wall and a gated doorway to the southwest. Through the adept locked door is a dark corridor that leads to an outside balcony containing an unlocked chest, a large urn, and a bridge to a viewing platform which has a filled grand soul gem and a quiver of iron arrows.
Proceeding to the back room with the second leveled Forsworn, you will find a very long stone table with benches on either side with an alchemy lab at the southwestern end. There are four bottles of alto wine, a bottle of wine, a potion of plentiful healing, a potion of minor magicka, three coins, and an iron sword atop the table. There is a spellcaster trap that spouts flames to your right as you enter; you can see this trap from the previous room through a window. There is an unlocked chest in the northern corner of the room and a corridor heading to the northeast; this corridor turns to the southeast and passes over a flame spout trap in the darkest part of the corridor. It then opens out into a small room with a lever that operates the gate blocking the path in the first room; you can see this through another window. In front of the lever is a copy of the alchemy skill book A Game at Dinner. There is also an unlit brazier containing a sample of snowberries and two emtpy petty soul gems.
Backtrack to the first room and take the previously barred corridor. Follow the corridor up several flights of stairs as it turns until you reach an unlocked wooden door. Through this door, you come to a broken off tower with wooden stairs rising in front of you. Half way up the stairs is a second floor with a bookcase and two barrels on your right, a table behind and an unlocked chest behind to your right. At the top of the stairs you will see three spellcaster traps which all spout flames, behind this is a stone table and if you are here completing the Pieces of the Past quest you will find a hagraven named Drascua behind the table. There is an unusual gem here and a word wall for the Dismay shout. The gem is located on the altar located in front of the word wall. The Dead Crone Rock key lies on the altar. A boss-level chest is on the north side. If you look back from the top of the stairs leading to Drascua's altar, to your left are some urns that might be easily missed. Next to those urns lies a leveled soul gem. You can reach them by jumping up from the bookcase, jumping onto the wall that leads around the room, or using Whirlwind Sprint.
- If you have already completed Pieces of the Past and killed the Forsworn leader, Drascua, she will not respawn and is not replaced by a generic NPC boss, which makes it impossible to complete Trouble in Skyrim if Farkas asks you to kill the Forsworn leader at this location.
- This bug is fixed by version 2.0.1 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.