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"Legend says this tomb holds a treasure that bestows great power on the one who discovers it. Beyond that, not much more is known. Obviously, this treasure will fetch a good deal of gold, and I'm willing to let you share in the reward when we find it."
Medresi Dran[src]

Medresi Dran and the Wandering Dead is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in which the Dragonborn must assist Medresi Dran in clearing the out Draugr from Angarvunde.


  1. Destroy the Draugr in Angarvunde
  2. Talk to Medresi in Angarvunde
  3. Find a way to open the gates
  4. Open the other gate
  5. Return to Madresi
  6. Discover the treasure of Angarvunde


Medresi Dran will speak to the Dragonborn when approached. Offering to help her will start the miscellaneous quest "Destroy the Draugr in Angarvunde." If the quest was not followed, the key may need to be obtained from Medresi by either pickpocketing or killing her.

Upon killing or pickpocketing Medresi Dran, the key can be looted and the quest "Discover the treasure of Angarvunde" will begin.

  • Medresi Dran will ask to the Dragonborn to kill three draugr that scared her men off (level-dependent).
  • Report back to Medresi
  • Open the two gates blocking the path. Medresi will give the Dragonborn the key to two doors; one on each side of the main chamber in Angarvunde. The Dragonborn will have to go through both eventually (both doors are full of Draugr), and upon finishing each door, they will both return you to the main chamber.
  • Go through the open gates and Medresi Dran will run ahead of the Dragonborn into the treasure room only to be crushed by the staircase shaft rising from the floor.
  • Enter the secret staircase that appeared upon the demise of Medresi, and proceed down the stairs to obtain a word of the Animal Allegiance shout and a treasure chest. Learning the word of power will complete the quest.


Medresi Dran and the Wandering Dead – dunAngarvundeQST
ID Journal Entry
  • Objective 10: Destroy the Draugr in Angarvunde (<GLobal=dunAngarvundeDraugrKilledCount>/3)
  • Objectve 20: Talk to Medresi in Angarvunde
  • Objective 50: Find a way to open the gates
  • Objective 61: Open the other gate
  • Objective 62: Open the other gate
  • Objective 70: Return to Medresi
  • Objective 100: Discover the treasure of Angarvunde
  • Quest complete


  • Medresi's corpse can be looted after she is killed by the shaft by standing on the stairs leading into the room and knocking her body off the top using a kinetic destruction spell such as Firebolt.


This section contains bugs related to Medresi Dran and the Wandering Dead. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If the key is pickpocketed from Medresi Dran before the quest is started, she will stand in front of the open gates forever insisting that they need to be opened.
    •  PC (Fix)   360 (Fix)   PS3 (Fix)   Talk to Madresi Dran and have her "give" you the key, then exit and re-enter the dungeon and re-trigger the levers for both doors.
    •  PC (Fix)   360 (Fix)   PS3 (Fix)   Kill Madresi Dran.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Followers may not follow the Dragonborn down the spiral stairs because it is broken at the bottom.
    •  PC (Fix)   360 (Fix)   PS3 (Fix)   Use a paralysis spell to have the follower topple over or use Unrelenting Force.