North Skybound Watch is an ancient Nordic ruin found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Location[edit | edit source]

North Skybound Watch is an ancient Nordic watchpost situated on the western edge of the mountains in southeastern Whiterun, overlooking the river valley. Riverwood is located due west, Orphan Rock is to the southeast.

Description[edit | edit source]

North Skybound Watch is a large stone structure that remains mostly intact. There is a single large room with a doorway in front and in back. Exiting through the back door leads to a stone walkway with a pedestal at the end. There is also a short flight of steps down to a door which leads to Skybound Watch Pass. A few skeletons may sometimes be found outside the main entrance.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Destruction Ritual Spell[edit | edit source]

When the Dragonborn reaches Level 90[note 1] with Destruction magic, speaking to Faralda about it causes her to give them a book titled Power of the Elements. Though vague, the book gives instructions of four locations where it must be placed on a pedestal and hit with a specific Destruction spell. North Skybound Watch has the third pedestal described, overlooking the Whiterun Hold. Placing the book and using a Frost Destruction spell on it will complete this portion of the quest, contributing to the unlocking of the Fire Storm spell.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The pedestal that has the option to be activated is used in the quest "Destruction Ritual Spell."

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The quest is available from Level 90, but a bug with the dialogue with Faralda may cause the quest to not activate unless the Dragonborn has a Destruction skill level of 100.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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