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The Bloodskal Clan is an old tribe of Solstheim who were active during the Merethic Era. They are the creators of Bloodskal Barrow, a Nordic burial site connected to shaft three of Raven Rock Mine. The clan were seemingly advanced in areas such as puzzles and weaponry as encountered in the quest "The Final Descent."


The Bloodskal Clan were an advanced tribe of Solstheim during the Merethic Era. They were seemingly wealthy for a Nordic tribe possessing the materials and knowledge to create an advanced door puzzle that even the renowned explorer Gratian Caerellius, as well as his assistant, could't even decipher, and an enchanted unique great sword. The reason for their downfall is unknown.


Notable items/contraptionsEdit

  • The door puzzle, involving moving the Bloodskal Blade in different directions to unlock the door
  • The Bloodskal Blade, a unique named great sword which can fire a heavily damaging projectile at a target


  • The word wall providing part of the shout for Dragon Aspect found in Bloodskal Barrow, can be translated to "Here once stood Miraak who wear His Faith as armor shield by Daedra for his eternal loyalty."[1] Given this, one can assume the "armor shield" mentioned on the world wall likely refers to Miraak's Dragon Aspect armor, while the "Daedra" that he provides his "enternal loyalty" to is Hermaeus Mora[2] Because of this, the Bloodskal Clan likely followed the worship of Hermaeus Mora through Miraak, and included Zahkriisos as either their leader or a general member, with the priest's translated name "Sword-Blood" further suggesting they were either a leader or at least the wielder/creator of the Bloodskal Blade.