So I have a travelling merchant mod installed and I sold the damn pickaxe to her! I dodn't know I'd need it and she doesnt have it for sale now. I'm wondering if there is a way to Re-Start the side quest that I got the pick from or if there are multiple pickaxes and I simply need to get another.
The Ancient Nordic Pickaxe is the only one that can mine Stalhrim there is more than one in the game the Skaal blacksmith can sell one there should be one in Fort Frostmoth also one west of Tel Mithryn.
The page listed one north west of Tel Mithryn, and mentions a corpse up a creek. I have followed the creek up two waterfalls without finding the location, although I did run into the miner that had a problem with his cart, which resulted in his death as well as a bandit camp. Both locations had pick axes, but only the variant available in Skyrim.
I checked the page, but missed that it was required for completion of the final stage of the Deathbrand quest - might be beneficial to place that within the page (unless I missed THAT too). Didn't think I would be mining the Stalhrim.
Ever have any success in finding the location StealthBlade98?
PS: trying to find a loot one as I did the same and sold the one from the smith. Currently in holding mode for At the Summit of Apocrypha, so can't get one from the Skal village, nor start the Unearthed quest. Pickpocketing the special version just seems more like a cheat than a game play style, at least to me, since I would get the item after finishing the appropriate quest. So, currently stuck trying to find one during break times from smithing for perk points.
Thanks, but at the time you were posting I was busy dealing with Unearthed. In my attempt to find the allusive Stalhrim Pickaxe, I ran across the Unearthed Quest. I was under the impression from one page that I could not get any more quests on Solsteim until I finished at the summit. I edited the page to clear up the ambiguity. Only Skal quests are halted until the conclusion. I still haven't found an ancient pick axe as loot, but I did find a great use for all the pickaxes from Unearthed - Soul Trap Enchantment: increases their value as well as advancing the enchanting skill. :)
I found the one in fort frostmoth when I went in the fort and took my first hall in the right. When you get to that room look on the left side and you should see a metal jail cell (with a master lock). I found the ancient Nordic pick axe in the chest in that cell. Goodluck!