Sometime before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, miners in Raven Rock broke through the wall of Raven Rock Mine and found the barrow. Gratian Caerellius., an Imperial miner, found the Bloodskal Blade, a unique two-handed sword, while exploring the tomb.
Unfortunately, he was mortally wounded by Draugr and died in the barrow. 200 years later, Crescius Caerellius, Gratian's descendant, attempted to uncover the secrets of his great-grandfather's death in the ruins.
- There is a Stalhrim deposit in the barrow that requires an Ancient Nordic Pickaxe to mine. If the quest Retrieve the Ancient Nordic Pickaxe, given by Glover Mallory, is active, one can be gotten from Crescius.
- An Ancient Nordic Pickaxe can be looted from a chest inside the mine.