For other uses, see Keeper.

Boneyard Keepers are creatures that appear in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. They can only be encountered in the Soul Cairn during Beyond Death.


They are much taller than the Dragonborn, and wear a semi-full set of dragonplate armor, minus the helm. They typically wield different types of dragonbone weapons, such as maces, battleaxes or bows.


Beyond Death

Upon meeting Valerica, she asks the Dragonborn to kill three Keepers dotted around the Soul Cairn. Once they are killed, it will release the magical barrier that is keeping her imprisoned.

The first can be found atop a large floating tower located to the right of the prison. The second is found south of the last keeper in an open ruin and the last is found within the courtyard of a medium sized fort south of the prison. Once all three are killed, they do not respawn.

Notable items

They usually carry a filled black soul gem that the Dragonborn can take from their ashes upon death. They can also drop dragonbone weapons, but not their armor. However, if the Dragonborn is at a low level, their weapons may not be lootable.



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