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Deepwood Redoubt is an ancient Nordic tomb in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Deepwood Redoubt is a location in Skyrim, west of Solitude. It is a heavily trapped Nord tomb infested with Forsworn due to being on the border with the Reach; the tomb leads through a mountain to Deepwood Vale, an unmarked sub area of the area, which eventually leads to Hag's End. Deepwood Redoubt is located near the mountain, and can be reached from Dragon Bridge quite quickly.


Outside are several Forsworn guarding the entrance to the cave.

Deepwood Redoubt[]

Inside the door is a path leading up to a gate. Past it is a crypt and a path to the southwest. The path turns left (southeast), where several Forsworn are found, including two in a caged bridge. There are some rock ledges behind the player character. It is possible to jump on these and hop from each one to a hidden platform with a locked chest and a dead adventurer with a random potion. The ledge also offers excellent sniping opportunities (via magic or archery) if sneaking, as the Forsworn on the ground cannot reach the player here. After dealing with the Forsworn, the path leads to the right (southwest). One of the Forsworn may flee and try to activate the swinging blade trap in the hallway. This hallway leads to a room with rune traps.

The door to the left is a Master-locked door (unlocking leads to covered bridge and a path straight to the Deepwood Vale door). The room next to that door (in the south corner) has an arcane enchanter in it, as well as another room with a Forsworn Pillager by the bed. In the Enchanter room, there is a table to the right of the enchanter with the Forsworn Missive and The Legend of Red Eagle (which will open a miscellaneous quest if read). A key is on the floor next to a bucket in the bedroom. Also, the Forsworn should have another key. Either key will open the Master-locked door.

Straight through the door just unlocked is a random sword that may be hard to see. To the left (northeast) is a pressure plate to a swinging spiked gate. Beyond that is the caged bridge from before, with two Forsworn on it (if not previously killed). Continuing forward, another Forsworn is seated at a table. A coin purse is by the first step of the stairs to the right (southeast). A random potion is on one of the shelves on the book case at the top of the steps before entering the door to Deepwood Vale.

Deepwood Vale[]

For other uses, see Deepwood Vale.

The fort and more Forsworn can be seen to the left under the archway. There are many of them, including a Shaman. If the stream in front of the fort to the right is followed, at the very end is a locked chest with some random loot. The Sneak skill book Sacred Witness is in the tent that has an alchemy lab. Over the stream, to the right of the bridge, is a Master locked door that leads to an alternate route into the Forsworn camp. Under a bridge inside the camp and below a forge is another locked chest with random loot. The entrance to Hag's End is at the top of the stairs to the northeast.

Right next to the entrance to Hag's End is a small waterfall; beside that is a climbable mountain. By climbing up the mountain, the Dragonborn will find a locked chest with some random loot inside at the top, Predator's Grace and a quicksilver ore vein. Climbing up the mountain is one way to access the chest and the boots. Alternatively, using Whirlwind Sprint from the exit point of Hag's End where the altar with Bloodthorn is found, is another way to reach this place.

Notable items[]

  • Skill book Sacred Witness (Sneak)
  • Black Soul Gem
  • Forsworn Missive on a table in the room after the frost runes and before the Forsworn in the bedroom.
  • Forsworn Note under the dresser in the tent with the Forsworn Briarheart and the boss-level chest in Deepwood Vale
  • The Legend of Red Eagle on a table next to an arcane enchanter at Deepwood Redoubt and on a table next to a bed inside one of the tents at Deepwood Redoubt Vale.




This section contains bugs related to Deepwood Redoubt. 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  /  PS5  ,  XS  , 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   After receiving the miscellaneous quest "Kill the leader of Deepwood Redoubt," the quest cannot be completed even though the area appears as cleared on the world map. The command "show on map" does not work for the miscellaneous quest.
    •  PC   The stage can be finished by typing either "setstage BQ02 100" or "setstage Favor151 20" code in the console.
  •  PC   360   PS3   The level 16 melee Forsworn Briarheart will not respawn when the dungeon resets.
  •  PC   360   There is an unreachable note under the dresser in the Forsworn Briarheart's tent, near the entrance to Hag's End. This is the Forsworn Missive. One way to get the note out from under the dresser is to use a frost rune and then activate it. The explosion will blow the note out from under the dresser.
  •  PS3   There is a chance that none of the Forsworn in Deepwood Vale will animate properly, instead hovering headlessly in an animation reference pose. They will otherwise interact normally with the Dragonborn and the environment. When killed, they will have armor and weapons on them. Some bodies will recover a head once dead, but will remain unclothed. This bug is not known to affect completing any quests.
  •  PS4   Fast traveling from Deepwood Vale to Solstheim may cause the game to crash.