Skyrim:Forgotten Vale

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Dawnguard
SR-mapicon-Pass.png
Pass:
Forgotten Vale
(view on map) (lore page)
Added by Add-On Dawnguard
# of Zones 4
Clearable No
Respawn Time 10 days
Occupants
Naaslaarum, Voslaarum, Falmer, Chaurus, Frost Trolls, Frost Giants, Ice Wraith
Important Treasure
Unknown Book, Vol. I,
Unknown Book, Vol. II,
Unknown Book, Vol. III,
Unknown Book, Vol. IV,
Amethyst Paragon, Diamond Paragon,
Emerald Paragon, Ruby Paragon, Sapphire Paragon
Region
Haafingar
Location
North of Markarth
West of Castle Volkihar
Northeastern border of High Rock
Special Features
Word Wall Drain Vitality
# of Alchemy Labs 1
Ore Veins
# of Gold 6
# of Malachite 8
# of Moonstone 9
# of Orichalcum 8
# of Quicksilver 12
# of Silver 6
The Forgotten Vale

The Forgotten Vale is an isolated region of Skyrim once inhabited by the Snow Elves to worship the God Auri-El. It is originally only accessible after traversing both Darkfall Cave and Darkfall Passage.

It is now inhabited by the brutish, corrupted Falmer, and the indigenous vale creatures: the vale sabre cat, the vale deer, frost trolls and frost giants. You will visit it during the course of the Dawnguard add-on's main questline, either as a Vampire Lord or as a member of the Dawnguard. The temple built by the Snow Elves in honor of Auri-El is found here. In front of the Inner Sanctum, there is a frozen lake with a word wall in the middle for the Drain Vitality dragon shout, which is guarded by the twin dragons Voslaarum and Naaslaarum.

In the vale there are several other places that can only be reached from within the vale. These can be reached, either directly, via the portals at the wayshrines or via the paragon platform; Forgotten Vale Cave, Darkfall Grotto, Sharpslope Cave, Glacial Crevice, Inner Sanctum, Auriel's Chapel (which is shown as Temple Balcony at the wayshrine portals, once the final wayshrine found there is raised at the end of the related quest), Forgotten Vale Forest, Forgotten Vale Overlook. You are also able to reach Darkfall Passage from the vale far more easily than through Darkfall Cave.

Related Quests[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

Forgotten Vale[edit]

The Wayshrine of Resolution
Auriel's Chapel balcony after completing the related quest

Paragon Platform[edit]

Paragon Platform, also referred to as Paragon Portal, will allow you to open portals to a few otherwise inaccessible locations in Forgotten Vale.

To find the Paragon Platform, go to the Wayshrine of Learning and turn northwest. Follow your way along the shoreline until you see a path rising up a series of flights of stairs on the shore opposite. Follow these stairs about midway up (not to the top), until you are level with the top of the waterfalls on your right. At that point, turn northeast and keep going. On the near shore to the left is the Paragon Platform and on the opposite shore is a frost giant which is carrying the sapphire paragon.

The portal uses the five different paragons to open a portal to unique areas within Forgotten Vale. The paragons are all carried by frost giants, as noted on the map below.

The Amethyst Paragon opens a portal on an inaccessible ledge within Darkfall Grotto.
The Diamond Paragon opens a portal on an inaccessible ledge within Glacial Crevice.
The Emerald Paragon opens a portal to Forgotten Vale Overlook.
The Ruby Paragon opens a portal to Forgotten Vale Forest.
The Sapphire Paragon opens a portal in an inaccessible room within Inner Sanctum.

Notes[edit]

Bugs[edit]

  • Some of the items in this tent may have fallen through the table and have glitched into the floor, making recovering them difficult. ?
    • Using an area effect spell both inside and behind the tent gives the most likely chance of recovery.

Maps[edit]

The yellow pogs (Yellow pog.png) mark locations, the red pogs (Red pog.png) mark items and Frost Giants, and the green pogs (Green pog.png) mark miscellaneous points of interest, such as ore veins and chests. Mouse over the pogs to read additional information.

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What a great view!
Inner Sanctum Balcony
Prelate Edhelbor
Wayshrine of Radiance
Prelate Athring
Wayshrine of Sight
Prelate Nirilor
Wayshrine of Resolution
Prelate Celegriath
Wayshrine of Learning
Requires Paragons
Paragon Portal
Accessed by using the Emerald Paragon on the Paragon Portal
Forgotten Vale Overlook (Portal)
Accessed by using the Ruby Paragon on the Paragon Portal
Forgotten Vale Forest (Portal)
Where the dragon Voslaarum bursts through the ice.
Voslaarum
Where the dragon Naaslaarum bursts through the ice.
Naaslaarum
Word Wall for 'Drain Vitality'.
Word Wall
The Frost Giant holding the Ruby Paragon is found inside, to your left, behind a secret passageway
Inner Sanctum
Exit to Inner Sanctum Balcony
Inner Sanctum
Entrance to Sharpslope Cave
Sharpslope Cave
Entrance to Sharpslope Cave
Sharpslope Cave
Entrance to Glacial Crevice
Glacial Crevice
Entrance to Glacial Crevice
Glacial Crevice
Entrance to Darkfall Grotto (It's best to enter this using the amethyst paragon, although you can jump down from the waterfall)
Darkfall Grotto
Entrance to Forgotten Vale Cave
Forgotten Vale Cave


A book in the Falmer language
Unknown Book, Vol. I
A book in the Falmer language. Can only be reached by the Paragon Portal
Unknown Book, Vol. II
A book in the Falmer language
Unknown Book, Vol. III
A book in the Falmer language
Unknown Book, Vol. IV
Sapphire Paragon
Frost Giant
Amethyst Paragon
Frost Giant
Emerald Paragon
Frost Giant
Diamond Paragon
Frost Giant
Ruby Paragon. Found within Inner Sanctum, in a secret passageway to the left
Frost Giant
Holding Auriel's Shield, a unique item. Watch out for nearby Frost Trolls
Falmer Warmonger
Gold Ore Vein (below the stone bridge, next to 2 Gold Ores and 3 Diamonds)
Gold Ore Vein (below the higher entrance of Sharpslope Cave, next to 4 Gold Ores)
Gold Ore Vein
Gold Ore Vein
Gold Ore Vein
Gold Ore Vein
Malachite Ore Vein
Malachite Ore Vein
Malachite Ore Vein
Malachite Ore Vein. Additionally, there is a hidden chest just to the south of here, hidden behind a waterfall.
Malachite Ore Vein
Malachite Ore Vein
Malachite Ore Vein
Malachite Ore Vein
Moonstone Ore Vein (at the frozen lake)
Moonstone Ore Vein (at the frozen lake)
3 Moonstone Ore Veins
2 Moonstone Ore Veins
Moonstone Ore Vein
Moonstone Ore Vein
Orichalcum Ore Vein (at the stream bank)
Orichalcum Ore Vein (at the stream bank)
4 Orichalcum Ore Veins (at the stream bank)
2 Orichalcum Ore Veins
Quicksilver Ore Vein
2 Quicksilver Ore Veins
2 Quicksilver Ore Veins
Quicksilver Ore Vein
Quicksilver Ore Vein
Quicksilver Ore Vein
2 Quicksilver Ore Veins
Quicksilver Ore Vein
Quicksilver Ore Vein
Silver Ore Vein
Silver Ore Vein
2 Silver Ore Veins
Silver Ore Vein
Silver Ore Vein
1st Submerged chest
2nd Submerged chest
3rd Submerged chest
Apprentice locked chest and skeleton guarded by ice wraith