This quest is given by Pavo Attius or Skaggi Scar-Face at the Left-Hand Mine.


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 Kolskeggr Mine. The Dragonborn can choose a conversation option that will take care of the problem.


  1. Speak to Pavo Attius or Skaggi Scar-Face at Left-Hand Mine.
  2. Travel to Kolskeggr Mine.
  3. Clear the Forsworn from Kolskeggr Mine.
  4. Tell Pavo Attius or Skaggi Scar-Face (Depending on who the Dragonborn acquired the quest from) that Kolskeggr Mine is cleared.

Quick walkthrough

Simply enter the mine, walk around its passages, and kill five Forsworn and one Briarheart. With a good sneak skill and archery skill they can be picked off one-by-one in a few minutes.

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 Last Dragonborn gains access to all Orc Strongholds.



  • Even after completing the quest, Forsworn will regularly respawn in this location which makes it very difficult for both Pavo Attius and Gat gro-Shargakh to stay alive.


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  , 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.
  • 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.

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