For other uses, see Hall of the Dead.

Whiterun's Hall of the Dead is a location found in the city of Whiterun. It is located near the Temple of Kynareth and the House of Clan Battle-Born. The hall is primarily the residence of its caretaker Andurs, a priest of Arkay but also acts as a gateway to the Whiterun Catacombs, a mausoleum for the city's dead.

Whiterun CatacombsEdit

When first entered, three skeletons can be found, but they are scattered through the area. Throughout the area, coffins can be found containing gold, goblets, platters, and embalming tools.


No Stone UnturnedEdit

After delivering an Unusual Gem to Vex in the Thieves Guild, she asks the Dragonborn to recover all 24 of the "Stones of Barenziah" from throughout Skyrim. One of the stones is located in Whiterun's Hall of the Dead.

Andurs' Arkay AmuletEdit

Andurs tells the Dragonborn that he misplaced his Amulet of Arkay in the catacombs of the Hall of the Dead, and asks if they could fetch it for him.

Notable itemsEdit

  • Death Blow of Abernanit (Block skill book) – Next to two coin purses found behind an iron door when walking into the catacombs
  • A Stone of Barenziah – Next to a skeleton in the lower floor of the catacombs
  • Andurs' Amulet of Arkay – Quest item for the miscellaneous quest "Andurs' Arkay Amulet" and only appears during his quest; found on the right table near the wreaths in the lower level of the catacombs.




  • If the Dragonborn kills any citizen in Whiterun, they will be buried in the catacomb's coffins and burial urns, along with their belongings. Unlike in other Halls of the Dead, the dead person's coffin is named (in other Halls of the Dead, one can only guess whose coffin it is based on the objects found inside).
  • The skeletons' weak attacks combined with the location inside Whiterun make this an excellent place to level Armor, Block, and Restoration skills early.
  • Even though the Halls of the Dead were made for Nords, non-Nord burial urns can be found in Whiterun's Hall.


This section contains bugs related to Hall of the Dead (Whiterun). 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 air inside Hall of the Dead might spurt out blood consistently.


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