Skyrim:Unmarked Places

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This article describes places of interest in Skyrim that are not marked on your map, are not represented by icons on your compass, and aren't directly related to any quests. Some of the places on this list do not have official names or titles, in which case unofficial names have been used to describe the places.

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[edit] Unmarked Bandit and Forsworn Camps

Bandit Bridge: Pinewatch
  • Bandit Bridge: Pinewatch is a bandit lookout post west of Helgen and immediately southwest of Pinewatch. It consists of two towers that straddle the Helgen-Falkreath road, linked by a rope bridge. A bandit archer keeps watch atop each tower. A tripwire activates a boulder trap that is attached to the structure. (map)
  • South of Pinewatch is a camp on the base of a waterfall inhabited by bandits. A copy of the Alteration skill book The Lunar Lorkhan can be found inside a tent, and there is a tanning rack just outside. Next to the tent lies a dead Dark Elf on a fallen tree, as well as an apothecary's satchel. (map)
  • Southeast of Riverwood and west of North Skybound Watch is a camp inhabited by two bandits. It consists of two barrels, a sack, a chest and a bedroll around a campfire and cooking pot. A copy of the Block skill book Warrior can be found here. (map)
  • West of Dragonsreach there is a bandit camp under a cliff. A horse with a carriage is located here along with a chest, potions, skooma, and a copy of the Pickpocket skill book Aevar Stone-Singer. Attempting to open the chest will trigger the appearance of more bandits. (map)
  • West of Helgen is a camp consisting of a tanning rack, a chest, a potion of healing, a pair of hide boots, three bedrolls and a copy of the Light Armor skill book The Refugees. Upon opening the chest, three bandits will appear from the west. (map)
  • South of The Guardian Stones there is a camp inhabited by three bandits. The camp has three tents with a bed roll each and a tanning rack. One of the bandits carries Treasure Map I. There is a coin purse and a satchel resting on a tree stump. A copy of the One-handed skill book Night Falls on Sentinel can be found in one of the tents. (map)
  • East of Dragon Bridge, there is a camp under a rocky outcropping inhabited by two bandits. There are two bed rolls around the campfire, as well as a novice-locked chest containing leveled loot. Right next to the chest lies a copy of the Block skill book Warrior. (map)
  • Southwest of Reachwater Rock is an unmarked Forsworn camp with three inhabitants. When approaching the camp, the Forsworn may be seen fighting with Imperial soldiers. There are four tents in the camp; one tent contains a chest and a satchel, while another contains a copy of the Block skill book Death Blow of Abernanit. A few common alchemical ingredients can be found around the campfire. (map)
Bleak Falls Tower
  • Bleak Falls Tower is a bandit-occupied Nordic tower located east of Bleak Falls Barrow, along the path between it and Riverwood. It is occupied by three leveled bandits; the first one lounges against a tree next to the path, the second paces back and forth across a bridge and through the entry door, and the third waits near the top of the tower. All three will only turn hostile if you approach the tower too closely. The tower contains only a few valuables: a table on the first level holds a coin purse, four barrels near the top contain foodstuffs and a few salt piles, while an unlocked chest at the very top contains leveled loot. Two iron ore veins can be found just south of the tower down a steep path. (map)
  • South of Ragnvald, a bit uphill, there is a small hagraven camp initially found empty. The hostile hagraven will appear coming up the road to the camp as soon as you open the chest in her tent, barring your escape route. The camp can easily be found as it is in the end of a path forking away uphill from the path to Ragnvald. (map)
  • Northwest of Windward Ruins and west of Pale Imperial Camp, three bandits have set up a camp below a rock ledge. The only items of note in their camp are an unlocked treasure chest and a copy of the Destruction skill book A Hypothetical Treachery. (map)
  • A pair of Forsworn and their dog set up a small camp west of Bthardamz, but likely fell victim to the frost troll that now occupies the camp. The camp consists of a campfire and two tents, one of which holds an unlocked chest containing minor loot, while the other holds a copy of the Destruction skill book The Art of War Magic. A few animal pelts and a tanning rack attest to the late occupants' activities. (map)
  • A pair of Forsworn, one of which is a magic-user have a pair of hay piles around a campfire north of Valthume, south of Old Hroldan near a cliff edge above the road and river. There is an apothecary's satchel on one of the hay piles and a random war axe amongst some firewood beside the campfire.

[edit] Hunter, Fishermen and Other Camps

The alchemist camp north of Evergreen Grove
Hot spring hunter camp west of Eldergleam Sanctuary
  • West of Eldergleam Sanctuary you can find a hunter's camp, where three naked hunters live and appear to be relaxing in the hot waters of one of many springs characteristic of the region. Among their possessions is a copy of the Smithing skill book Cherim's Heart. (map)
  • Southwest of Kagrenzel, on a rocky ledge, there are two hunters by a campfire and two tents. A copy of the Archery skill book Father Of The Niben sits on a barrel by the tents. (map)
  • Southwest of Northwatch Keep is an abandoned camp with a tent and a fire. In a small crate next to the fire can be found 17 samples of clam meat. On a rock near the camp are several clams. (map)
  • Northwest of the Wreck of the Winter War are two abandoned tents, a campfire and a rowboat. On one crate is a Fisherman's Journal. The skeletons of the former occupiers can be found underwater, near a capsized boat, a few yards east of their camp. (map)
  • Directly south of Hlaalu Farm, east of Brandy-Mug Farm, up in the cliffs is a hunter camp containing a campfire with cooking pot, a wood chopping block, three tents and three hunters. There is also a table with venison, goat meat, a snow bear pelt and a deer pelt. Next to the table is a deer carcass with an iron war axe. In the tent closest to the hanging rack is a coin purse. This camp is replaced by Windhelm Military Camp during the Civil War. (map)
  • North of Halldir's Cairn is an abandoned hunter's camp, consisting of a tent and an unlit campfire. The tent holds a knapsack, while a nearby crate has a Hunter's Journal and a copy of the Sneak skill book Legend of Krately House resting atop it. See Creature Lairs for details of the likely den of bears that is mentioned in the journal, where the hunters met their unfortunate end. It is found west-northwest of Halldir's Cairn, near the road heading out of Skyrim. (map)
  • Northeast of Honeystrand Cave, southeast of Ivarstead, on a hillock is the remains of a woodcutter's camp consisting of a single small tent containing an unowned bedroll beside an extinguished campfire. A cooking spit has been knocked over and the corpse of a woodcutter is lying near the tent with a woodcutter's axe beside him. There is an iron dagger and a medium coin purse just inside the tent and a baked potato in a metal pot by the fire.

[edit] Shrines

Talos watches over four worshippers... and a Thalmor agent

[edit] Caravan Remains and Shipwrecks

  • North of Sunderstone Gorge is a toppled cart. Among some cast iron pots, wooden bowls and a broom is a dead Khajiit who carries a copy of the Speech skill book A Dance in Fire, v7. Further east lies a dead horse. (map)
  • West of Evergreen Grove are the flaming remains of a caravan. A cart contains a chest and food sacks, and around it lie two burnt corpses and the bodies of two horses. (map)
  • Southwest of the Great Lift at Mzinchaleft, along the road to Morthal, you will come across a battle between a group of conjurers driving a horse-drawn wagon, and a group of bandits. The wagon contains a pair of crates holding a selection of potions and alchemical ingredients, two satchels containing more ingredients, and a copy of the Speech skill book A Dance in Fire, v6. (map)
  • The path southwest up the mountain to Mount Anthor continues to the south, then east, looping back to the Shrine of Azura. It appears that the dragon from Mount Anthor caught a party of refugees in the open on this path. Their three bodies, along with a wrecked cart piled up with their belongings, can be found partially buried in the snow. Among the detritus are a few useful items: a coin purse, an apothecary's satchel, a leveled battleaxe, and a copy of the Enchanting skill book Enchanter's Primer. (map)
  • South of The Lady Stone is a sunken shipwreck beneath the waters of Lake Ilinalta. The shipwreck contains a chest and a leveled weapon. (map)
  • Northeast of Wreck of the Winter War are the sparse remains of ship. Among the oars and wood are three barrels. A short distance to the north is a birds nest with a pine thrush egg. (map)

[edit] Dragon Mounds

The mound above Rorikstead, burial site of Nahagliiv
West of Southfringe Sanctum

[edit] Houses

Ruined house near Forelhost

[edit] Jails

[edit] Creature Lairs

Mudcrab pond southeast of Gjukar's Monument

[edit] Unmarked Ruins and Monuments

Pillar puzzle southeast of Sleeping Tree Camp
Dwarven ruin near Ironbind Barrow
  • Northeast of Pinepeak Cavern, across the river and up a steep winding path, a small abandoned well can be found. Upon approaching it for the first time, a wispmother will rise up out of the well and attack you, along with her three attendant wisps. A nearby broken section of wall hides a basket with a copy of the Conjuration skill book The Warrior's Charge resting atop it. Hidden underneath the basket is a locked strongbox. (map)
  • After traveling through Ironbind Barrow, you can exit out to Ironbind Overlook. If you then follow the rough path east up the mountain, you will come across the ruins of a small Dwemer shrine, guarded by two ice wraiths. Resting at the foot of the shrine is a leveled, enchanted warhammer, with two small, unlocked Dwarven jewelry boxes flanking it. Some potions can be found atop the taller pillar; you have to use Whirlwind Sprint to access at this point. A quicksilver ore deposit can be found just uphill. (map)
  • East-southeast of Dragon Bridge, on a promontory in a bend of the river, you will find a warlock working at a alchemy lab next to the body of a dead Imperial in a ritual circle of candles. Next to the alchemy lab is a bowl containing ingredients. (map)
  • If you head over the hills southeast of Hjaalmarch Stormcloak Camp, you will come across a trap door grate set in a platform with a set of steps leading up to it. Opening the trap door will give access to a spiral staircase leading down to a sealed sarcophagus. If you come here between 8pm and 5am, either on your own or following the ghost that leads you here from Kjenstag Ruins, you will find two leveled bandits in the process of looting the now-opened tomb. The tomb can then be looted for its leveled treasure: a necklace, an enchanted weapon, and a shield. One of the bandits carries a copy of the Block skill book A Dance in Fire, v2. (map)

[edit] Smaller Places of Interest

Yisra and the tome, with Yngvild's arches across the water
Skill in Light Armor didn't help them
  • High in the mountains south of Broken Oar Grotto, some unlucky soul met a grisly end, pierced by many weapons, including a steel dagger, an iron dagger, a leveled battleaxe, a leveled sword, and a leveled mace. Next to the skeletal remains lies a copy of the Light Armor skill book The Rear Guard. A Staff of Fireballs and a knapsack can be found leaning up against a tree nearby. (map)
  • West of Dawnstar along the northern coastline, within bowshot of the Wreck Of The Brinehammer, there is a small overturned boat guarded by mudcrabs. Under the boat is a copy of the Alteration skill book Daughter of the Niben, a scimitar, a pair of fine boots, and a knapsack containing random loot. In the immediate area are four Nordic barnacle clusters and three spiky grass plants that can be harvested for their respective ingredients. (map)
  • South of Hillgrund's Tomb is a large fallen tree bridging a tributary of the White River that runs between two sheer cliffs. Standing guard on this log is a bandit, who will only attack if you get too close. A corpse of another bandit lies on a small beach below the bridge, with a dagger, amulet, and coin purse lying next to it. The body of a third bandit can be found on the northern cliff, next to the remains of a tree which conceals a locked chest and a copy of the Illusion skill book The Black Arts On Trial. (map)
  • West-southwest of Knifepoint Ridge, if you climb the ridge to the top, you'll find the remains of some person. The skeleton has a leveled bow and a knapsack, which are splattered with blood. A bone meal and a small amount of gold can be found on the skeleton. (map)
  • Between Reachwater Rock and Kolskeggr Mine there's an abandoned rowboat at a bend of the river. In the boat are some bottles, an apothecary's satchel, an adept-locked strongbox and each of the following gems—emerald, garnet, flawless garnet, ruby, flawless ruby and flawless diamond. Next to the boat, in the river, is a chest and two mead barrels. (map)
  • To the east of Greenwall Cave's main entrance (the one exterior to the fort), there is a caged wolf. If you release the wolf, two trappers will appear and attack you, with the wolf siding with you against them. If the wolf manages to survive the fight, it will not attack you, and will remain near the cage. (map)
  • To the west of Loreius Farm up the hill is a small clearing littered with the remains of 25 mammoths. Two poachers can be found here, and will turn hostile if you get too close. (map)
  • To the west of Saarthal, there is a mammoth partly encapsulated in a block of ice, which can be looted for a mammoth snout. Its body is pierced with five Dwarven arrows, a random battleaxe, and a large bolt from a Dwemer ballista. There is an iron ore vein and an orichalcum ore vein nearby. (map)
  • North of Southfringe Sanctum lies some skeletal remains pierced with an iron war axe. Next to it is a copy of the Conjuration skill book The Warrior's Charge which is resting against an unlocked chest containing leveled loot. Immediately west of here lies a silver ore vein. (map)
  • West of Whitewatch Tower is a novice-locked strongbox in the midst of a few fallen stone walls. (map)
  • Southeast of Karthwasten, at a point roughly between Four Skull Lookout and Sundered Towers, there is a locked strong box with a leveled dagger leaned up against it hidden in the center of a pile of driftwood. (map)
  • Southeast of Bleakcoast Cave there are two dead hunters, two dead horkers, and a live horker. One of the hunters carries Treasure Map VIII. There are four ore veins is close proximity too. Three iron ore veins—one east, one west, and one south—and a quicksilver vein to the southeast. (map)
A tattered flag and an unfortunate soul
  • On the mountain high above the Great Lift at Alftand, there is a tattered flag flying. At the base of the flag is a leveled mace, a leather helmet, and a satchel. Further back on the mountain is a silver ore vein. (map)
  • West of Sunderstone Gorge and south of Fort Sungard is a dragon barrow. About 100 feet south of the dragon barrow is a "fairy circle", a ring of bare ground surrounded by several varieties of harvestable mushrooms. (map)
  • In the mountains almost due east of Ragnvald, between it and Bthardamz, a dead Orc bandit can be found draped over a novice-locked chest containing minor loot, with a random one-handed weapon beside it in addition to the one carried by the Orc. Two dead wolves next to him hint at the cause of his death. (map)
  • East of Haemar's Shame, on the east side of the mountain pass between Helgen and the western lands of the Rift, a pile of stones marks a steep, narrow path heading east from the road up through a small notch in the rock walls of the pass. A quicksilver ore deposit and a copy of the Alteration skill book Daughter of the Niben can be found at the end of this path. (map)
  • On an island west of Broken Oar Grotto there is a flag on a pole, at the base of which is an unlootable skeleton. There are also two gold ore veins on the island. (map)
  • West-northwest of Haemar's Shame, east of Falkreath's Stormcloaks camp is an overhanging rock face. Under this is a skeleton with a coin purse, along with a few animal bones, as if this was used as an animal's den. There are two snowberry bushes here as well.
  • Due west of Graywinter Watch, on a spit of land sticking out into the middle of the river, is a novice-locked chest hidden amongst some driftwood.
  • There is a waterfall in the River Yorgrim, due west of Anga's Mill, with a dry alcove behind it. The alcove holds a locked strong box and a barrel containing garlic. (map)
  • Southwest of Lake Yorgrim, along the path between Nightgate Inn and Irkngthand, you will find a pile of rubble with a lootable skeleton, a coin purse, and an unlocked Dwemer chest. As you approach, two frostbite spiders will drop from two flanking trees and attack. (map)
  • About halfway along the path from Salvius Farm and Ragnvald (almost due west of The Lover Stone) you come across some dilapidated masonry with a spiggan and/or hagraven in the same area, next to a large round piece of masonry, partially hidden by vegetation is an unlocked dwemer chest.
  • Up along the mountainside due east of Wolfskull Cave, and due south of The Steed Stone, is a dead female bandit with two leveled potions and a sack of food, right next to a tree. To find them, walk along the road east from the cave until you come to a broken tree trunk on the left; she is above that. Just past this is the stump of a tree which marks a place where you can climb high enough to jump up to the ledge she is on.
  • North-northwest of Nilheim, next to a rock face are a pile of three barrels and a sack with a copy of the Pickpocket skill book Aevar Stone-Singer on the ground between them. There is a canis root growing nearby and a few paces to the northwest is an iron ore vein.
  • High in the mountains above the road leading to Markarth, equidistant between Valthume and Old Hroldan, which are to the south-southwest and north-northwest respectively, is a stone planter containin a juniper tree with an unlocked Dwemer chest and a copy of the Enchanting skill book Enchanter's Primer. It is further east near a path with an unmarked Forsworn Camp consisting of two Forsworn on two hay piles around a campfire, that leads to Gloomreach.
  • On the south bank of the Karth River, opposite the entrance to Harmugstahl is a square stone arch with a planter underneath and steps leading up to it. On the edge of the planter is a copy of the Restoration skill book Withershins. There is also an iron ore vein a few paces further south.

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