For other uses, see Abandoned House.
"Take care of the house while I'm gone. Ha ha ha!"
Molag Bal[src]

The Abandoned House in Markarth is a seemingly uninhabited and empty home which the Vigilants of Stendarr believe is being used for Daedra worship. A Vigilant will be asking passers-by for their assistance in investigating the house.


After completion of "The House of Horrors," the house can be used as a free alternative home, However, The Dragonborn cannot have a spouse live in this house, as it is technically un-owned.

There are numerous chests and containers, an unowned bed that confers the well-rested bonus, as well as services available close by at the entrance to Markarth. It appears that the chests and dressers inside the house do not re-spawn items, and can be used for storage. On the bottom floor, a cave can be found, leading to a shrine of Molag Bal.

On the outside of the house, there is a Shadowmark that indicates that the house is empty.


The House of HorrorsEdit

I have met Molag Bal, the Lord of Domination. He has asked me to cleanse his altar in the abandoned house in Markarth by luring a priest of Boethiah to him.


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    • old post but, would anyone know the necessary console commands to enter the house? im having the same problem
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