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Ashore in a Sea of Ghosts

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Ashore in a Sea of Ghosts is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Visit Winterhold and speak with Birna. Go through speech options and she will eventually talk about a bad deal and mentions Yngol Barrow and gives the option to buy the Coral Dragon Claw, which is needed to complete the quest. Upon arriving at the location, several non-hostile glowing blue balls of light surround the Dragonborn. Eventually, a draugr is encountered. The quest culminates in a battle against Yngol, in spirit form. Upon defeating him, the Helm of Yngol, an ancient Nord helmet, is earned.


This section contains bugs related to Ashore in a Sea of Ghosts. 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  , 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.
  • If you come to the end of the dungeon and a Draugr Deathlord or dragon priest are sitting on the throne instead of Yngol's Shade, you will not be able to get out through the gate at the end of the fight forcing you to have to retrace your steps back to the beginning of the dungeon. This results in you not being able to complete the quest or receiving the Helm of Yngol. This appears to be the result of being sent to Yngol Barrow by the Jarl of Winterhold to retrieve the Helm of Winterhold.
    •  PC(Fix)   If you are on the PC, before you enter the dungeon, you can fix this issue by using the console to type: setstage Favor158 20. This will remove the Helm of Winterhold quest, allowing you to enter the dungeon to complete the Ashore in a Sea of Ghosts quest. This should remove the bug, however, it will be impossible to retrieve the Helm of Winterhold.

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  • yngol barrow..

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    • I seem to be unable to get this quest; I can talk to Birna normally and obtain the Coral claw, and finish the dungeon most of the time - howe...
    • <div class="quote"> wrote:<br />I seem to be unable to get this quest; I can talk to Birna normally and obt...

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