|Added by Add-On||Dawnguard|
|# of Zones||4|
|Respawn Time||10 days|
|Falmer, Chaurus, Frost Trolls, Frost Giants, Ice Wraith|
|North of Markarth
West of Castle Volkihar
Northeastern border of High Rock
|Word Wall||Drain Vitality|
|# of Gold||6|
|# of Malachite||8|
|# of Moonstone||9|
|# of Orichalcum||8|
|# of Quicksilver||12|
|# of Silver||6|
It is now inhabited by the brutish, corrupted Falmer, and the indigenous Vale creatures: the Vale sabre cat, the Vale deer, and the Frost Giant. 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 shout Drain Vitality, which is guarded by the twin dragons Voslaarum and Naaslaarum.
 Paragon Portal
Behind the hill, on the opposite side of the valley from the Wayshrine of Resolution, is the Paragon Portal. It uses the five different paragons to open a portal to their respective area. The paragons can be obtained from Frost Giants.
The Amethyst Paragon opens a portal to Darkfall Grotto.
The Diamond Paragon opens a portal to 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 to Inner Sanctum.
 Related Quests
- Forgotten Vale Books Quest: Bring the Ancient Falmer Tome to Urag gro-Shub.
- Touching the Sky: Find and retrieve Auriel's Bow.
The yellow pogs () mark locations, the red pogs () mark items and Frost Giants, and the green pogs () mark miscellaneous points of interest, such as ore veins and chests. Mouse over the pogs to read additional information.
- Auriel's Shield can be obtained by taking the Ruby Paragon, located in the temple of Auriel, and placing it in the paragon socket (east of the Wayshrine of Resolution). The portal will lead you to Forgotten Vale Forest. The shield is used by a Falmer Warmonger who will be fighting frost trolls when you arrive.
- There are two unlocked chests submerged in the frozen lake: one just below the falls at the south end of the lake, and another resting on a skeleton north-northeast of the falls.
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