Skyrim:The Mortar and Pestle

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The Mortar and Pestle
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Respawn Time 10 days
Proprietor Frida
Gold 500 (+500 Investor; +1000 Master Trader)
Sells See Standard Merchandise
Buys Apothecary (Animal Parts, Food, Ingredients, Poisons, Potions, Raw Food, Recipes)
Console Location Code(s)
The Pale
Across Dawnstar's harbor
Special Features
# of Alchemy Labs 1
The Mortar and Pestle

The Mortar and Pestle is the alchemy shop located in Dawnstar.

It is run by the elderly Frida who also lives above the main trading room. It consists of one area only, The Mortar and Pestle.

NOTE: Like all other stores, The Mortar and Pestle has a number of fixed wares on display scattered around the main trading room. These can be bought from the proprietor Frida and will disappear from the room when purchased. For a list of these special items, see this section.

[edit] Residents

Frida Apothecary

[edit] Related Quests

[edit] The Mortar and Pestle

The main trading room is dimly lit and Frida can be found behind the counter every day between 8am and 8pm. Without the displayed merchandise, a lot of beverages reveal themselves. On a set of shelves behind the counter are three bottles of alto wine and four bottles of wine along with seven bottles of nord mead. Underneath the counter are four additional bottles of wine and a single alto wine and a potion of resist shock. There is also a hidden coin purse, two sacks with food and a copy of the Conjuration skill book 2920, Hearth Fire, v9. Next to the counter sits a chest and a food barrel. Underneath the stairs leading to the second floor is an alchemy lab.

Frida sleeps in her owned bed on the second floor, where even more beverages sit on some shelves next to a food barrel in the northeastern corner: six bottles of wine and two of alto wine. A dinner table is set with two wedges of goat cheese and one of eidar cheese, with two loaves of bread on the side. There is also a chicken's egg and two bottles of alto wine. A dresser in the corner holds clothes and on its top sit a few spare ingredients, one nirnroot, one creep cluster, one deathbell and a variety of bowls with one sample of frost salts, fire salts, ectoplasm and bone meal. On the other side of the bed are a few gold coins on a table and an unlocked chest.

[edit] Displayed Merchandise

  • The following items are sitting out in the store on counters, shelves, or tables. They can be purchased or taken for free if your Disposition with Frida is high enough. They respawn after ten days.

[edit] Standard Merchandise

This is the merchandise found in the store's merchant chest. These items are only available if purchased from the merchant; they cannot be pickpocketed or stolen. They are restocked every two days.

Trading room
Count Item Details
~5 Common Ingredients Max 6 (6@75%)
1 Common Recipes
~3 Leveled Fortify Skill Potions Max 4 (4@75%)
~5 Leveled Healing Potions Max 6 (4@75% + 2@100%)
~2 Leveled Other Potions Max 2 (2@75%)
~3 Leveled Resist Potions Max 4 (4@75%)
~5 Leveled Poisons Max 6 (6@75%)
~1 Poison Recipes Max 1 (1@50%)
1 Potion of Cure Disease
~2 Rare Ingredients Max 2 (2@75%)
~1 Rare Recipes Max 1 (1@50%)
~3 Uncommon Ingredients Max 4 (4@75%)

[edit] Bugs

  • The store, like Arcadia's Cauldron in Whiterun, may be locked during normal business hours and open in the middle of the night when merchant services are unavailable.

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