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

Sahloknir (Dragon Language: S.svgAh.svgL.svgO.svgK.svgN.svgIr.svg) 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, only to be defeated by the Dragonborn shortly after.


Show: A Blade in the Dark
After being resurrected by Alduin in Kynesgrove:

Alduin: "Sahloknir, ziil gro dovah ulse! Slen Tiid Vo! (Sahloknir, I bind your dragon spirit for eternity! Flesh Time Undo!)"
(Alduin uses the Shout to shatter the stone lid on Sahloknir's burial mound, allowing Sahloknir to emerge with a roar and step out before turning his attention to Alduin as his body rejuvenates over his skeleton)
Sahloknir: "Alduin, thuri! Boaan tiid vokriiha suleyksejun kruziik? (Alduin, my lord! Has the time come to revive our ancient realm?)"
Alduin: "Geh, Sahloknir, kaali mir. Ful, losei Dovahkiin? Zu'u koraav nid nol dov do hi. (Yes, Sahloknir, my Champion. So, you are Dragonborn? I see none of the dragonkind in you.) You do not even know our tongue, do you? Such arrogance, to dare take for yourself the name of Dovah. Sahloknir, krii daar joorre. (Sahloknir, kill these mortals.)


  • "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  /  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.
  • 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.