Orphan Rock is a landmark located north of the road running between Helgen and Ivarstead. When traveling from Helgen, there is a path on the left side of the road before reaching the Falkreath Stormcloak Camp. If travelling from Riverwood, there is a path behind Hod and Gerdur's house, leading south.

Once "The Blessings of Nature" quest is started, Orphan Rock becomes the home of a hagraven and several witches and hags who serve her. It is a large pillar of natural stone that is accessed by a fallen tree bridge. There is an Arcane Enchanter located there. If Orphan Rock is visited before the quest is initiated, the area will be found empty but for a few nightshade plants.

This location appears to have been used for the sacrifice/slaughter of spriggans, as the body of one is found atop a brazier here. Also, there are two spriggan heads mounted on sticks, next to the tree trunk bridge.

The camp is also protected by bear traps and several Frost Runes.

Quests[edit | edit source]

The Blessings of Nature[edit | edit source]

In order to cut a path through the roots of the Eldergleam Tree, Danica Pure-Spring sends the Dragonborn to Orphan Rock to collect Nettlebane, a dagger which can cut through the roots.

Notable items[edit | edit source]

  • Nettlebane
  • Leveled helmet, the skeleton in the base of the fallen tree to the south wears it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The hagraven, witches, tents and such will not appear until the quest "The Blessings of Nature" is active. The fallen tree (acting as a bridge to the center rock formation) also does not spawn. However, it is still a location that can be discovered and fast travelled to.
  • There is a skeleton in the base of the big fallen tree to the south with a coin purse and leveled helmet. It may take some dragging/adjusting the skeleton to collect the coin purse.
  • Two rubies can sometimes be found in mid-air, just east of the Arcane Enchanter. It's possible that they were placed with the intention of being set into the eye-sockets of the animal skull above the nearby tent but were forgotten.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Orphan Rock. 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.
  • There is a chance that the hagraven will not attack.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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