Halldir's Cairn is a cave located in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is the final resting place of Halldir. It is found southwest of Falkreath. The border between Skyrim and Hammerfell lies very close to the cave and can be found if walking the road southwest.

Background[edit | edit source]

Just inside the entrance of the cave is a column of blue light and three dead bodies around it—they are Agrius, Raen and Vidgrod. On a pedestal near the column is Agrius's Journal, detailing a ghostly voice that compelled the bandits to kill themselves on a blood-soaked rock cairn.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Amulets of Night Power DG[edit | edit source]

Feran Sadri sends the Dragonborn here as a possible location to find an Amulet of Night Power, which has fallen into the hands of a less-favorable owner.

Ancient Power DG[edit | edit source]

Feran Sadri tasks the Dragonborn with finding the ancient remains of an elder vampire. The Cairn is one of the possible locations for the body parts. It is inside the chest in the final room, where Halldir is found.

Rjorn's Drum[edit | edit source]

Giraud Gemane of the Bards College tasks the Dragonborn with finding Rjorn's Drum, which is found inside the chest in the final room, where Halldir is found.

A lever behind the throne must be pulled to open the door in Halldir's Cairn.

Find Runil's Journal[edit | edit source]

Runil asks to find his journal, which may be here as a possible location for Runil's Journal.

Trouble in Skyrim[edit | edit source]

Farkas sends the Dragonborn to kill the leader at Halldir's Cairn.

Notable items[edit | edit source]

  • Agrius's Journal – Above a pedestal facing the locked door in the first chamber.
  • Rjorn's Drum – In a chest, within the final chamber.
  • Soul Gems:
    1. Within a pot, seen as soon as opening the door from the first chamber.
    2. Upon climbing the first stairwell, directly left at the intersection.
    3. The passageway leading from the room with three thrones.
    4. Beside [3].
    5. At the pillar intersection, it's the first room on the right.
    6. After the pillar puzzle has been figured out, it's straight ahead through the passage guarded by ghosts and turn left.
    7. In the final chamber, laying on the middle level of the shelves, left of Halldir's throne.
  • Two iron ore veins:
    1. Straight to the left after entering the first chamber.
    2. North of the rock cairn, on a raised surface.
  • Two of Halldir's Staves – One from Halldir's ash pile and one that drops from his hand when he is killed.

Alchemy ingredients[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Halldir's Cairn. 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 pillar puzzle may not turn properly when activated, to fix this reload the cave.
  •  360   As this dungeon can be entered several times for different quests, sometimes the object of the venture cannot be obtained, and the quest cannot be finished. For example, if Rjorn's Drum is picked up the first time in the cairn without having activated that quest, the quest to find it can not be completed. Or, if entered after the first time to kill the leader (Companion's repeatable quest) killing the Dragon Priest that spawns instead of Halldir does not complete the quest.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Halldir may spawn completely invisible for no apparent reason, along with his copies.
  •  PC   360   PS3   As you kill each of the copies, you may sometimes loot his body before all the energies flow away. This allows the Dragonborn to loot him a total of four times.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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