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Augur of Dunlain

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"You seek meaning, shelter in knowledge; you will not find it."
―Augur of Dunlain[src]

Augur of Dunlain is a divination artifact in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, found within The Midden Dark level of The Midden of the College of Winterhold.


Previously a gifted student of the college, the Augur of Dunlain ended up in its current state due to an over-zealous pursuit in his discipline of magic. Since then, it has been known for its wisdom, but the people of the College do not like to talk about it.[1]


Good IntentionsEdit

The Dragonborn confides in the device, at the request of Quaranir, to receive aid with locating the Staff of Magnus.

Restoration Ritual SpellEdit

Becoming a Master of Restoration brings the Dragonborn to the Augur once more, at the suggestion of Colette Marence. Seeking approval from the Augur, the Dragonborn removes all equipment and is required to survive against several ghosts that wield Destruction magic.



Augurs were priests and diviners, mainly in Rome and Etruria, who were tasked with interpreting signs and omens. These groups of Augurs were tasked with discerning the will of the gods, which they did by studying multiple aspects of the flight of birds. They were consulted for a wide variety of tasks, ranging from decisions about religion, commerce and war to questions like where to build new cities.


  • It is possible that the Augur of Dunlain is from Dunlain Falls.
  • The Augur of Dunlain's dialogue cannot be skipped, the only other instances when this happens is with some Daedric Princes.



  1. Dialogue with Tolfdir

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  • Augur of Dunlain: Seeing Beyond the Fabric of Space

    2 messages
    • When you first meet the Augur in the Midden during the College questline, he states that you "are being guided. Pushed..."  Most would say t...
    • I see what you are saying. Personally I would think that it applies not only to the in-game forces like the quest givers, imminent fates, and ...
  • Who is the Augur of Dunlain?

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    • I could really see that happening he Accidentally started the great collapse That would be an epic revelation I never really looked up ...
    • The great collapse was 114 years after eruption of red mountain.

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