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For other uses, see Falkreath.

Falkreath is one of the major cities located in Skyrim. It is the capital of Falkreath Hold. The town lies in the southwest of the province of Skyrim, near the borders of Hammerfell and Cyrodiil. At one period in history, Falkreath was part of Cyrodiil. Later, the town became a settlement in Skyrim. During the Fourth Era, when the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim take place, the Jarl of Falkreath is Siddgeir, having succeeded his uncle, Dengeir of Stuhn.

It is famous for its large graveyard, in which many Nords are buried. The main stronghold that defends Falkreath, Fort Neugrad, is located on the opposite side of the hold, near the border with the Rift and the settlement of Helgen. The name comes from the Snow Elf language, who made a great many elven ruins in the area.[1]


The city lies in a valley near the center of Falkreath Hold, in the low-lying forest area some distance west of Helgen. Like many of Skyrim's woodland settlements, Falkreath's economy is heavily reliant on the production of lumber.[2] It is one of the smaller major cities, with no real walls surrounding it and not many buildings. The town is far more similar to a small farming village rather than a major city. The Hammerfell border can be accessed by road a short walk west of the city. The graveyard of Falkreath contains many famous Nords who requested to be buried in Falkreath, next to the other honored dead of past battles. Since they were constantly living alongside the dead, the people of Falkreath gave many of their shops and other buildings names related to death. As told by the residents, Falkreath was the place of many battles in the past, being the main reason for the large graveyard.


Pre-Alessian era

Falkreath Seal

The symbol of Falkreath.

Early Nords, called Men-of-'Kreath, were a tribe mentioned in The Adabal-a that migrated from Atmora to Skyrim, as the Nedes moved to the ice island from Tamriel.[UL 1] While part of the Colovian conglomerate, the Men-of-'Kreath were an independent tribe on their own; it is also possible that the Colovians too were a group of separate tribes who later found the kingdoms of Chorrol, Skingrad, Kvatch and Anvil, before the unification of Cyrodiil.[UL 1] Thus, they were most likely a North Colovian tribe living in the area of modern Falkreath. This is likely, as Falkreath has been historically considered a part of Colovia, not Skyrim.[UL 1] The Men-of-'Kreath evidently spoke a Colovian dialect unique from the other tribes, believed to contain some Aldmeris words. But, many Nedic tribes, especially in Cyrodiil and Hammerfell, were enslaved by the Ayleids.[UL 1]

Time of Tiber Septim

During the time of Tiber Septim and the Underking, Cuhlecain, the King of Falkreath in West Cyrodiil, was in a bad situation. To make any bid at unifying the Colovian Estates, he needed to secure his northern border, where the Nords and Reachmen had been fighting for centuries. He allied with Skyrim at the Battle of Old Hrol'dan. Leading his forces was Hjalti Early-Beard. Hjalti was from the island kingdom of Alcaire, in High Rock, and would become Tiber Septim, the First Emperor of Tamriel.[3]

Points of interest

Falkreath - Main Street (Skyrim)

Main street of Falkreath.




Jarl's Residence



A Daedra's Best Friend

The Dragonborn must assist Barbas, the hound of Clavicus Vile, in returning to his master's shrine in Haemar's Shame.

Find the Dog Outside Falkreath

Before the quest "A Daedra's Best Friend," the Dragonborn can speak to Lod, who asks them to find his dog.

Hunter and Hunted

The Dragonborn must assist Valdr by recovering the bodies of his friends after they were killed by spriggans.

Ill Met by Moonlight

The Dragonborn must assist Sinding, a werewolf, by gaining Hircine's favor.

Liberation of Skyrim

If the Dragonborn has completed "Battle for Whiterun" for the Stormcloaks, Ulfric Stormcloak asks them to conquer all holds in the hands of the Imperial Legion.

Reunification of Skyrim

If the Dragonborn has completed Battle for Whiterun for the Imperial Legion, General Tullius asks them to conquer all holds in the hands of the Stormcloaks.

Thane of Falkreath

By talking to Jarl Siddgeir, the Dragonborn can gain the title of Thane of Falkreath Hold.


TESV Banner Falkreath

The banner of Falkreath.




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