Skyrim:The Aetherium Forge
|Added by Add-On||Dawnguard|
|Respawn Time||10 days|
|Console Location Code(s)|
|# of Silver||2|
The Aetherium Forge is a large forge guarded by Dwarven Automatons. It can be located by reading a book called The Aetherium Wars. Reading the book gives you the miscellaneous quest to investigate the ruins.
After defeating some lesser Dwarven Automatons, you will encounter The Forgemaster, a special Dwarven Centurion that has a Flame Cloak-like power and shoots flames or a fireball instead of steam. After defeating it, you can obtain extra materials in a nearby chest to use the Aetherium Forge. You can create three different items but can use the forge only once.
|Name (ID)||Raw Materials||Delta||Ratio|
|Aetherial Crown (xx00575a)||2||2250||0||1||2||2||2 Flawless Sapphires||-2.2||-10||0.48||1.00|
|Aetherial Shield (xx005759)||12||2000||26||1||4||2 Malachite||6||680||2.00||1.52|
|Aetherial Staff (xx00575e)||8||1445||N/A||1||2||1||2 Ebony||3||-15||1.60||0.99|
 Related Quests
- Lost to the Ages: Search for the Dwemer's Aetherium Forge.
 The Aetherium Forge
You enter via a lift down, at the bottom you need to activate a lever to open the gate, it is just to the right of the gate. In front of you is a stone pool of water with a piece of dwemer scrap metal on the edge of the pool. As you follow the path down several flights of stairs, braziers will light your way. It is however recommended you have your own light source. After you descend the third set of stairs you will face the start of a rock bridge, to the left is a path leading down to the water. Here an enchanted waterbreathing item is recommended. Heading due south from the bottom of the ramp and staying against the wall at the bottom to find a skeleton with a Dwarven sword and nearby an empty petty soul gem. Also behind the waterfall is an adept locked chest.
Crossing the first span of the bridge you will come to a stone wall with a large dwemer face. there is a dwemer cog, a dwemer gear, a dwemer scrap metal, a large decorative dwemer strut, a dwemer gyro and two rubies. Cross the second span of the bridge and pass through a stone arch. In front of you are two flights of stairs separated by a large stone wall leading up, on the outside of the stairs are statues of dwarven spheres. Turning left and following the cliff edge you will eventually come to a juniper tree, just to the right is an enchanted dwarven battleaxe. Back to the stairs and climbing the first flight of them leads to a higher level, between the two sets of stairs are four stone benches facing a statue very similar to the one that you had to place the shards into to gain access. To the right of the first flights of stairs is a raised area that can be accessed by climbing three or four stairs up the second flights of stairs and jumping up, amongst the rocks you will find a dead dwarven spider worker underneath another juniper tree.
Climbing the second flight of stairs you come to a courtyard area with a dead tree in the center. On the left against the south wall is a stone table and bench, on the table is a dwemer cog, a solid dwemer metal, a large dwemer strut, a dwemer scrap metal, a bent dwemer scrap metal and a dwemer gear. Further along this wall amongst a cave in you will find an adept locked chest. Against the north wall opposite the first table and bench is a matching one, this one holds a dwarven bow and opposite the caved in part of the south wall is a stone arch that leads to a stream being fed by a waterfall. There is a glowing mushroom growing under the arch and just past this are a namira's rot and fly amanita. With a second fly amanita growing next to the waters edge at the start of a ramp leading down into the water. Following the waters edge east you will find a white cap and another fly amanita growing and also two silver ore veins on the ground. Jut past the second of these is a stone arch with two more glowing mushroom growing on it. In the water at the very bottom before it drops as the first waterfall you saw is a random filled soul gem-rocks protect you from being swept over the falls, but care must still be taken. There is a skeleton in the water against the west wall with a random weapon and small coin purse next to it. There is also an expert locked chest on the north shore of the stream. Going southwest from the arch will lead you to the second juniper tree seen earlier and provide a quick way back to the courtyard.
The gate forward is in the western wall and has to kinetic locks above, one either side of it, shooting both of these with a targeted ranged magic will open the gate. Through the gate you are at the top of a flight of stairs with a stone bench on your right. At the bottom of the stairs there is a door to the south, with a scuttle on your left, there is a potion of ultimate healing, a potion of minor healing, a potion of extreme magicka, a dwarven helmet and an elixir of resist fire in front of it. Through the doors you get your first look at the forge.
Stairs lead down to it. You need to turn off the steam, using valves on raised platforms on either side of you. There are ramps leading from small areas leading down to both platforms where a series of spiders and spheres will attack you from. The Forge is directly in front of you. On the bottom level against the east wall is a stone table with an unlocked chest built in, on the table are two random potions, a pair of dwarven gauntlets and an enchanted greatsword. Opposite against the west wall is a similar stone table with built-in chest. On this table are three dwarven metal ingots, a large decorative dwemer strut, a dwemer scrap metal, a dwemer gyro, and a centurion dynamo core. The chest contains all the items you will need in order to craft any of the available items. Either side of the forge are ramps leading down into the lava. With high enough fire resistant or using the Become Ethereal shout you can reach two additional areas via the lava, by turning outwards from the ramps and following the walls along to the end you reach two unlocked gates that open outwards and allow access to the two areas, both areas contain an unlocked chest and also several pieces of dwemer metalwork lying around on the ground. You then follow the paths up to gates that allow you to drop back onto the bottom level by the two stone tables. There is also an unlocked chest up a ramp behind the large rock pillar you can see in the southeast corner of the room, stay to the right-hand side of the pillar to go up the ramp.
Once you have spoken with Katria the stairs that dropped trapping you in this room will rise back into place.
- Multiple soul gems can be found underwater near the entrance and near the sealed gate.
- Additionally, if you haven't got the Become Ethereal shout, you can Whirlwind Sprint to the rocks in the lava to reach the gates and chests in the lava areas.