"I am Sahloknir! Hear my Voice and despair!"

Sahloknir (Dragon Language: SAhLOKNIr) is a unique named dragon and a supporting antagonist in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. He appears at the Kynesgrove dragon burial mound.


Local legends claim this is the dragon slain by the Nord hero Jorg Helmbolg in the First Era.[1]


Sahloknir is encountered during the quest "A Blade in the Dark," where he is resurrected by Alduin, just to be killed again.


  • "Alduin, thuri! Boaan tiid vokriiha suleyksejun kruziik?" 
    • Literal translation: Alduin, my-overlord! Has-flown time unkill power-of-king ancient?
    • Game files' translation: Has the time arrived (flown) to restore (unkill) your ancient dominion (power-of-king)?
  • "I am Sahloknir! Hear my Voice and despair!"
  • "It's to be a real fight, then. Good!"
  • "My lord Alduin requires your death! I am glad to oblige him."
  • "I see that mortals have become arrogant while I slept."
  • "My Voice has been silent for too long!"
  • "Hiding will not save you!"
  • "Dovahkiin, your voice is no match for mine!"
  • "Your voice is strong... for a mortal."
  • "Come and face me, then!
  • "I do not fear you, Dovahkiin!



  • He can breathe both Fire Breath and Frost Breath.
  • Sahloknir is level dependent; if the Dragonborn is past level 20, Sahloknir will spawn as a Blood Dragon, and will appear as even stronger forms as the Dragonborn's level grows (PC and Xbox 360 confirmed).
  • Miraak can steal Sahloknir's soul after he has been defeated.


This section contains bugs related to Sahloknir. 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.
  • He may rise from the ground already covered in his flesh.
  • If killed with Mehrunes' Razor as he rises, the Dragonborn gets his soul, but his skin burns during his resurrection by Alduin.
  • If Sahloknir is killed before his flesh comes back he will continue to regenerate his flesh, but the Dragonborn still gets his soul leaving a fully fleshed Sahloknir dead on the ground. This can be fixed by the Dragonborn searching the dragon, instantly skeletonizing him.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Sahloknir

  • A blade in the dark glitch

    9 messages
    • This is what I finally did, because non of the above worked for me: You can load your last saved game, slay Sahloknir, absorb the soul and t...
    • I think you gotta do SetStage MQ106 (##) However the thing is I don't know what ## could be, the command is suppose to make it so like ...
  • SahloknI Glitched

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    • I was travelling to windhelm, and inadvertently stumbled across the quest site. Sahloknjr was sitting there as a skeleton, yet I was unable...
    • was this before or during the quest? if it was before, you can't fight him as he is part of the main questline, and can't be kil...
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