|Added by Add-On||Dawnguard|
|# of Zones||1|
|Respawn Time||10 days or 30 days|
|Vampires, Death Hounds|
|Console Location Code(s)|
|West of Rorikstead
Southeast of Bleakwind Bluff
|# of Cooking Pots/Spits||1|
Moldering Ruins is a small camp and concealed cave overrun with vampires and their minions.
The place consists of a small camp above ground and a cave underground.
 Related Quests
- Culling the Beast: Kill the thin-blooded vampires. (radiant)
- Onmund's Request: Help Onmund negotiate the return of a family amulet from Enthir. (radiant)
- Rescue Mission: Fulfill a contract given to the Companions to rescue a kidnapped citizen. (radiant)
- Note: This location is one of many potential targets for one or more of the radiant quests found on this page.
The camp consists of two small tents, each with a bedroll, a campfire, and one large tent. Several enemies will be around the camp either death hounds and/or thralls. Inside the large tent, on a table, are severaal random items including a poison, a potion, some arrows and a bow while underneath the table is an iron dagger and an unlocked chest. Against the rear of the tent are several crates and barrels, a couple of food sacks and a coffin, with a trap door at the southern end of the tent. It leads down into the cave section of the Moldering Ruins themselves.
 Moldering Ruins
Upon entering through the trap door you enter into a small circular room with a tunnel in front of you descending a flight of stairs to the south, there are five hanging mosses growing in this first room. At the bottom of the stairs you enter a badly damaged room with rubble all around the room, a vampire's thrall and a leveled vampire boss who will attack as soon as you are detected.
There is a stone table on your left in an alcove against the east wall with two draugr, a salt pile, a skeever tail and a burial urn on top and a second burial urn underneath. there are a couple of empty coffins, a few more hanging mosses and several opened sarcophagi along both the east and west side walls, some of the draugr may get raised during the fight. There are a couple of large urns along the east wall and halfway along the west wall is a set of shelves holding a bowl of troll fat, a salt pile and a burial urn. There is another burial urn and partially buried dead draugr at the rear of the room against the south wall, on a ledge above the floor that can be reached by following either of the side walls and then climbing the rubble until you reach the end. Stairs descend on either side of a large carved piece of stone to a lower level with a bed roll on the left-hand side and further to the rear on the right-handed side over a gap is a barrels containing ingredients and a couple of food sacks along with a few unusable barrels. At the very bottom is a campfire in a brazier with a cooking pot balanced on the edge. To the south of the fire is a partially buried unlocked chest with a dead draugr also partially buried in front and another large urn behind.