Not to be confused with Darkshade Caverns.

Darkshade is a cave in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Description[edit | edit source]

Darkshade is a troll cave just east of Valtheim Towers along the White River, right at water level. It is home to several trolls scattered through several big chambers.

Judging by the corpses, human bones and blood splatters at the entrance, the trolls seem to have cleared out the bandits who were using the cave as their hideout. The tools and equipment scattered throughout the interior indicate that Darkshade may have once been a mine.

Notable items[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy Armor skill book How Orsinium Passed to the Orcs, on the top of a bedroll with an iron mace beside it, in the largest chamber with the waterfall.
  • Three gold veins are in the cave, as well as another gold vein just outside.
    • One vein to the right side of the first room.
    • One on the right wall after the first room, but before the large room with the waterfall on top of the overhang on the rear wall.
    • One vein to the right of the waterfall, underneath the overhang.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Darkshade. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   The first vein inside the cave may not be obtainable through clicking on the vein, or manually mining the vein.

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