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For other uses, see Kolskeggr Mine.
"Forsworn came in the night. Killed everyone. Gat and I are the only ones who escaped. Hopefully Skaggi will send word to the Jarl and something will be done."
Pavo Attius[src]

Kolskeggr Mine is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This quest is given by Pavo Attius or Skaggi Scar-Face at the Left Hand Mine.


  1. Clear the Forsworn from Kolskeggr Mine
  2. Tell Pavo the Kolskeggr Mine is cleared


Pavo Attius and Gat gro-Shargakh were miners working for the Kolskeggr Mine until the Forsworn invaded and took it over. When the Dragonborn first encounters them at Left Hand Mine, they are refugees and give a warning to anyone that approaches about Kolskeggr Mine. The Dragonborn can choose a conversation option that will take care of the problem.

Simply enter the mine, walk around its passages, and kill five Forsworn and one Forsworn Briarheart. With a good sneak skill and archery skill, they can be picked off one-by-one in a few minutes. Alternatively, one can sneak past all of the Forsworn and pickpocket the Briarheart's heart, killing him instantly.

Upon returning to Pavo with the good news, he rewards the Dragonborn with a leveled amount of Gold. As an interesting sidelight, Gat gro-Shargakh will give an unexpected reward: he will inform the Dragonborn that he is contacting the Orc strongholds and telling them that the Dragonborn is to be trusted. As a result, the Dragonborn gains access to all Orc Strongholds.


Level Reward Gold
1–9 500
10–19 750
20–29 1000
30–39 1250
40+ 1500


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ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 10: Clear the Forsworn from Kolskeggr Mine
  • Objective 20: Tell Pavo the Kolskeggr Mine is cleared


  • Even after completing the quest, Forsworn will regularly respawn in this location, making it very difficult for both Pavo Attius and Gat gro-Shargakh to stay alive.
    • To avoid getting both of them killed, go to Left Hand Mine and talk to Skaggi Scar-Face. If he gives another quest to clear Kolskeggr Mine, accept it and go there on foot. On the way, both Pavo and Gat should make their way to Left Hand Mine. Complete the quest and the marker will point to Pavo inside Miner's Barracks. Talk to him to claim the reward.


This section contains bugs related to Kolskeggr Mine (Quest). 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  /  PS5  ,  XS  , 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   PS3   Upon clearing out the mine, Pavo will not be marked on the map and cannot be found either outside the mine or in Left Hand Mine. He will instead be found in the Miner's Barracks outside of the Left Hand Mine.
  •  360   After turning in the quest to Pavo, he may exit the barracks, walk into the river and be swept to his death if not immediately followed out.
  •  PC   If the Dragonborn clears the mine but waits several weeks before turning in the quest, the door to the Miner's Barracks may be locked with the quest-giver inside. Any attempt to turn in the quest counts as trespassing.
    •  PC (Fix)   Clear the mine again, then go straight to the quest-giver.
    •  PC (Fix)   Use the console command unlock to unlock the door to Miner's Barracks; this is not considered trespassing.
  • Dawnguard is known to reset side quests. If this side quest is reset, no Forsworn can be found from the mine and the objective cannot be completed.