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Abandoned Shack (Skyrim)

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Shacksicon  Abandoned Shack
TESV Abandoned Shack
Hold Hjaalmarch
Location North of Morthal
Type Shack
Sublocations None
Quests With Friends Like These...

Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!

Characters Astrid
Fultheim the Fearless
Alea Quintus
Enemies None
Location ID AbandonedShackInterior

The Abandoned Shack is located in a frosty, swamp-like area of Hjaalmarch along the northern coastline. It is southeast of Solitude and northeast of Morthal.

It is an old, desolate house. The shack is inaccessible from the outside before starting the quest "With Friends Like These...", as the key is needed to enter the shack.

The Dragonborn is taken here by the Dark Brotherhood after completing the Innocence Lost quest and receiving a Mysterious Note from a Courier. The key required to leave the shack is received after completing "With Friends Like These..." or "Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!".


With Friends Like These...Edit

The Dragonborn will meet Astrid who commands them to kill one of the three victims in the shack (Fultheim the Fearless, Alea Quintus, or Vasha). The choices are to follow her command and receive an invitation to join the Dark Brotherhood.

Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!Edit

Alternately, attacking Astrid instead of killing a victim will initiate the quest "Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!".

Notable itemsEdit


  • Should one return to the shack at any time, the surviving NPC's will still be there.
  • Items stored in the chest and drawers are not safe for storage and will respawn after a few days.
  • It has been speculated that this might be one of the possible locations in Skyrim in which the books The Woodcutter's Wife and The Cabin in the Woods take place.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Abandoned Shack (Skyrim)

  • Abandoned Shack bug?

    5 messages
    • No,the area around the shack is riddled with Slaughterfish,so don't be surprised.
    • M.Owen LFC! wrote:No,the area around the shack is riddled with Slaughterfish,so don't be surprised. Yes, this is the problem.
  • Row boat

    4 messages
    • In my opinon, it's a matter of debate, she could've taken the other hostages there in that boat, however we dont know how long they was in there.

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