The Skyforge is an ancient forge located next to Jorrvaskr in Whiterun that is said to be older than men and mer.


The Skyforge was first discovered by Jeek of the River and his crew who were traveling south from Hsaarik Head to settle. They scouted the area later named Whiterun Hold and found a mysterious structure that was described as "a monument of a bird whose eyes and beak were opened in flame". It was discovered that the monument was feared by the native elves and suspecting that it held great power, Jeek and his crew settled and built Jorrvaskr at the foot of the Skyforge, so it would provide their steel.[1]

The Underforge


The Underforge

Main article: The Underforge

Under the Skyforge is The Underforge, where The Circle holds its meetings and worships Hircine. There is also a passage to the right of the stone bowl that leads to a secret exit out of the city. It is here that the Dragonborn is inducted into the Circle by a blood ritual involving Aela the Huntress and Skjor thus gaining the ability to transform into a werewolf.

Resident Blacksmith

The forge is used mainly by Eorlund Gray-Mane to craft armor and weapons for The Companions. He also sells various Skyforge weapons. Completing the quest Proving Honor will allow the Dragonborn to receive a free skyforged weapon of their choice, handcrafted by Eorlund. If Eorlund's trust has been gained, he will also allow the Skyforge to be used.

Skyforge Smithing

The skyforge can be used as a regular forge with the additional option of forging Nord Hero Weapons and Ancient Nord Armor after completing The Companions questline. The options to craft these items will show up in the Draugr and Daedric subsections, respectively. Skyforge Steel is available for purchase from Eorlund after completing Proving Honor, but cannot be forged by the player without mods.


The Skyforge itself can be used as a regular forge, however the location does not contain a tanning rack, workbench, or a smelter.

Notable Items

  • There is also a skill book for Smithing beside the Skyforge itself.



This section contains bugs related to Skyforge (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  , 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.
  •  360  On rare occasions, when fast-traveling to Whiterun, large parts of the Skyforge/Underforge will not load, allowing one to fall through the map ten feet or so and then run around underneath Jorrvaskr and outside of Whiterun, (the player may not interact with anything outside the Whiterun walls, since only Whiterun and everything inside is loaded). Eorlund Gray-Mane will be found dead underneath the hidden chest where the Underforge should be. Reloading a previous save fixes this.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Skyforge (Skyrim)

  • Theories about the Skyforge

    103 messages
    • '''It's Werevultures I tell you! They came to Skyrim to find shelter. It's the last place anyone would look. They bu...
    • Alright. I belive that the skyforge is non-directly related to kyne as well as Whiterun. Whiterun has a temple for the being, as well kyne...
  • anyone remember the other special forges

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    • Moonforge is from a LOTR mod, not in vanilla.
    • They probably ment the unnamed lunar forge at Silent moons camp that RenzXVI listed, other unique forges the Solitude forge as it is the o...
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