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For other uses, see Shor's Stone.

Shor's Stone is a small village in eastern Skyrim near the Velothi Mountains. It is a community of miners led by the local blacksmith, Filnjar, in the northeastern portion of The Rift.


Points of interest[]

Filnjar's House[]

The home of Filnjar, the village blacksmith.

Odfel's House[]

The home of Odfel and Grogmar gro-Burzag, two miners in the settlement.

Sylgja's House[]

Living quarters of Sylgja, a miner.

Redbelly Mine[]

Redbelly is an iron mine and is the main source of income and work for the community. When first visited, it is closed due to the frostbite spiders infesting it. After doing a miscellaneous quest to kill the spiders, the mine is opened again.



Special Delivery[]

Sylgja asks the Dragonborn to deliver her satchel to her father in Darkwater Crossing. After completing the quest, the Dragonborn will be able to marry her.

Mine or Yours[]

Filnjar asks the Dragonborn to clear out the danger in Redbelly Mine.

Truth Ore Consequences[]

Hafjorg asks the Dragonborn to deliver Filnjar's ore sample back to her. 

Notable items[]


  • The Bethesda Softworks Official Guidebook lists Redbelly Mine as an iron ore mine despite the fact that it only contains Ebony Ore. This incongruity is also present in character dialogue when speaking to Filnjar. He says that the mine was only an iron mine, but they discovered a new ore he wanted to identify. He is referring to a quicksilver ore the Dragonborn is tasked with bringing to the alchemist's wife in Riften. He states that Redbelly Mine is an iron mine (implying that it was one, before the ebony and quicksilver was discovered). Grogmar will also only buy iron ore, not ebony ore.
  • Shor's Stone is known for being the birthplace of Dralsi Indoril,[1] daughter of Drayven Indoril, the true thief of the Staff of Chaos that was taken from the catacombs of Mournhold.
  • It is also interesting to note that Shor's Stone has its own force of guards.
  • It is one of the only settlements where wildlife—in particular frostbite spiders—may actually enter the town and begin attacking residents. It is possible for characters such as Filnjar to be killed as they will automatically attack any spiders or wolves that enter.
  • Music tends to play irregularly in Shor's Stone as one song can phase out and a different one can take over. Sometimes, music might not even play at all.


This section contains bugs related to Shor's Stone (Skyrim). 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   The frostbite spiders in Redbelly Mine will respawn over time, possibly resulting in the death of a resident.

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