- For other uses, see Forelhost.
Forelhost is an ancient Nordic tomb located southeast of Riften. It is the resting place of the dragon priest Rahgot. The word wall for one of the words for the Storm Call shout can be found on the battlements outside.
Forelhost is directly southeast of Riften on the nearby mountain. There is a pathway on the southeast side of the mountain, just southwest of Broken Helm Hollow. East from Riften along the paved road and just across a small stone bridge is a single track that leads up to the right (south). Past a side path that leads up to Broken Helm Hollow, the path continues generally southwest, then curves to the north and eventually leads to an abandoned bandit tower. Up the tower steps and ramp, and across its bridge, a path leads to Forelhost, minus the flame traps. In the tower there is a frozen body on a bedroll near a pile of rubble with a snow covered expert-locked chest behind it.
Captain Valmir, an Altmer wearing the armor of whichever Civil War faction the Dragonborn is aligned with, gives the "Siege on the Dragon Cult" quest at this location. Forelhost Stronghold is guarded by several ghost dragon cultists and leveled draugr. See the quest article for a detailed walkthrough.
- The dragon priest mask Rahgot at the end, before exiting to the Forelhost Battlements.
- The Wall of Fire Dragon Priest Staff.
- Forelhost note 1 – Forelhost Refectory
- Forelhost note 2 – Forelhost Crypt
- Alchemist's Note – Forelhost Refectory
- Rahgot's Reply – Forelhost Refectory
- Skorm Snow-Strider's Journal – Forelhost Stronghold (optional objective during "Siege on the Dragon Cult")
- In the room with the dead spider, there is:
- The Restoration skill book The Exodus.
- The remains of dragon cultists can be looted for full sets of ancient Nord armor.
- The mage dragon cultists also drop rare dragon priest daggers.
- The cultists are also a rich source of arrows – the archers will drop around 100 ancient Nord arrows each.
- Bone Meal
- Bleeding Crown
- Blue Mountain Flower
- Charred Skeever Hide
- Falmer Ear
- Fire Salts
- Fly Amanita
- Glowing Mushroom
- Namira's Rot
- Nordic Barnacle
- Purple Mountain Flower
- Skeever Tail
- Spider Egg
- Slaughterfish Egg
- If the Dragonborn has not yet started the civil war questline, the armor Valmir is wearing is determined by who was followed out of Helgen—Ralof or Hadvar for Stormcloak or Imperial, respectively.
- It is possible to reach the word wall without going through the dungeon by climbing up the arch and jumping onto the catwalk or ledge, or by jumping up the outside of the wall to the right of where the Dragonborn first approaches. The Whirlwind Sprint shout is not needed to reach the ledge.
- If one does not join the Companions, this is one of the few places in the game to get full sets of ancient Nord armor.
- Unlike most of the Nordic tombs that contain a dragon priest, Forelhost respawns most of the enemies within, barring the dragon cultists and Rahgot, who is replaced by a generic dragon priest.
- If the tomb is visited some time after completing "Siege on the Dragon Cult," the campsite where Valmir stayed is gone, though standing where the fire was will still cast a glow on the Dragonborn's body, as if the fire was still there.
- If one has the Prowler's Profit perk, all draugr containers and burial urns will be affected by this perk, allowing one to leave with up to 40–50 valuable gems.
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