|# of Zones||3|
|Respawn Time||10 days|
|Console Location Code(s)|
|# of Alchemy Labs||1|
|# of Arcane Enchanters||1|
|# of Cooking Pots/Spits||2|
Wuunferth the Unliving, the court wizard, can be found in the Palace of the Kings Upstairs entrance closest to the main Palace entrance. It should be noted that there are two separate upstairs sections of the palace that you can explore.
If you have completed the civil war questline, and sided with the Imperial Legion, you will find all the Jarls that supported the Stormcloaks, along with members of their courts, living in the main hall.
|Stormcloaks Court||Position||Imperial Court|
|Ulfric Stormcloak*||Jarl||Brunwulf Free-Winter|
|Wuunferth the Unliving||Court Wizard||Wuunferth the Unliving|
|Yrsarald Thrice-Pierced*||Military Advisor|
* These people die if the Empire seizes Windhelm.
 Related Quests
- Battle for Windhelm: Conquer the Stormcloak capital and bring Ulfric to justice.
- Blood on the Ice: Windhelm is plagued by a shadowy killer.
- Joining the Stormcloaks: Prove yourself worthy of being a Stormcloak rebel.
- No Stone Unturned: Find the 24 gems to restore the Crown of Barenziah.
- Rare Gifts: Do a favor by finding a rare item. (radiant)
- It was one of the first human cities in Tamriel, and also the capital of the first empire.
 Palace of the Kings
The Palace is the furtherest building from the main gate to Windhelm, along the Valunstrad or "Avenue of Valor". Two guards patrol the courtyard, walking around the two braziers near the building. Another brazier is near the entrance to the courtyard, and the beggar Silda the Unseen often stands here trying to warm herself. There are two doors which both lead to the Palace of the Kings. There are two side entrances to the courtyard, one to the west that leads to the residential part of the Stone Quarter, and the other to the east which leads to the more opulent homes above the Gray Quarter.
There is some rubble lying in the courtyard, but there are no signs of damage to the surrounding buildings, and there are two plaques either side of the entrance, one to Harald and one to Olaf One-Eye, both former rulers of Windhelm. Another plaque to Wulfarth of Atmora can be found outside Candlehearth Hall.
- Commemorative Plaques of the Ancient Kings
|Harald||Olaf One-Eye||Wulfharth of Atmora|
REIGNED 1E 143 - 221
13th in the line of Ysgramor and
REIGNED 1E 420 - 452
Subdued the foul dragon Numinex,
REIGNED 1E 480 - 533
Ysmir, Shor's Tongue, Dragon of the
 Zone 1: Palace of the Kings
 Main Hall
 War Room
The War Room is to the west of the throne. The centerpiece of the room is a table with a map marking important tactical locations for the ongoing Civil War. There is an iron sword on the table, and on a long table to the south is an assortment of weapons and armor, including a Stormcloak cuirass. To the north is the entrance to the Upstairs with the jarl's bedroom.
The kitchen is on the other side of the palace to the war room. The cook, Skyrim:Sifnar Ironkettle, spends his days here cooking and cleaning. Counterclockwise around the room there is a long table used for food preparation, a cooking pot, and spit by the fire opposite the entrance, three sets of shelves, and a bedroll.
On the table is a bottle of Alto Wine, two pieces of bread, three garlic buds, a gourd, two green apples, a leek, a leg of goat, a mammoth snout, two potatoes, two red apples, a salt pile, a tomato, and a piece of venison. Hanging above the table are two pheasants, two rabbits, two elves ears, two frost mirriam, and three garlic braids. On the middle of the three shelves is a large amount of cheese.
 Zone 2: Palace of the Kings Upstairs (Jarl)
There are two separate zones known as the Palace of the Kings Upstairs, one holds Wuunfurth's lab, and the other holds Ulfric's room.
 Zone 3: Palace of the Kings Upstairs (Wuunfurth)
- A copy of the Heavy Armor skill book The Knights of the Nine can be found in the first room on the left upstairs, on the top shelf of a cupboard.
Wuunferth's room contains an alchemy lab and an arcane enchanter, as well as several alchemical ingredients and some unexplained embalming tools. In addition, an unusual gem can also be found on the rightmost table upon entry to Wuunferth's chamber.
 Zone 4: Windhelm Barracks
The barracks, also known as the Bloodworks, are the off-duty and resting area for the guards of Windhelm, as well as the location of Windhelm's jail. The entrance to the barracks is to the right, inside the palace. The first room is the guard barracks. There are four beds, three tables with two chairs each, three sets of shelves, a wardrobe, and the prisoner and evidence chest.
The four beds are along the right-hand wall, while the tables are to the left-hand side of the room. There is a sweetroll on the first table, a set of iron gauntlets on the second one, and a couple of books on the last one. There is an iron dagger on the first set of shelves, banded iron armor on the second, and three books on the third set.
The well-lit corridor to the south leads around and down to the jail cells. There are four locked cells in the jail, and in running order they have a master lock, an expert lock, another expert lock, and an adept lock. There is nothing else of interest in the jail.