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Broken Oar Grotto is a cave in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, located almost directly north of Solitude, along the coastline.


It is the hideout of the Blackblood Marauders, a group of bandits led by Jaree-Ra, his sister Deeja, and Captain Hargar. After they rob the Icerunner with the help of the Dragonborn, they will take the loot and hide it here.


Amulet of the MoonEdit

Find the Moon Amulet inside Broken Oar Grotto.

Ancient TechnologyEdit

Sorine Jurard may send the Dragonborn to Broken Oar Grotto to retrieve some Enhanced Crossbow Schematics.

Kill the Bandit LeaderEdit

Kill the Bandit Leader located at Broken Oar Grotto.

Lights Out!Edit

The Dragonborn must defeat Jaree-Ra, leader of the Blackblood Marauders in the Broken Oar Grotto as the last objective in this quest.

Notable itemsEdit





  • There are several chests under the water. Eavesdropping on the conversations between the Blackblood Marauders in the grotto can give an indication of where much of the loot is hidden.
  • Three iron ore veins, a corundum ore vein and a silver ore vein are in the grotto.
  • There are many bear pelts lying around, as well as many bottles of wine.
  • There is a section of the cave in which there are floorboards with a hole in them. Inside this hole is a bucket. This bucket may be used as a toilet by the inhabitants of the cave.
  • A loot chest can be found on the top floor of the construction build at the end of the cave.
  • With the Dawnguard add-on, the grotto is surpassed as the northernmost point by Castle Volkihar, which surpasses even the Chill for how far north it is.


This section contains bugs related to Broken Oar Grotto. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Reanimated, thralls and followers may not exit with the Dragonborn at this location.
    •  PC  ​ Barbas, reanimated or thralls, or other followers may get stuck in some cells (locations). To fix that go back inside and find the follower/thrall in question, open the console and target the individual who is stuck (look for a number RefID). Next, issue the command: moveto player. Now close the console, and the follower should be next to the player. Repeat if necessary.
    •  PC   For Serana, traveling to the Castle Volkihar balcony is likely to make her appear with the Dragonborn again.
    •  PC   360   For followers, exit the cave without dismissing or asking the follower to wait, then fast travel to Septimus Signus' Outpost. Wait there twenty-four hours. Fast travel back to Broken Oar Grotto. The follower will now be standing outside the cave; if they are not, fast travel somewhere and they should appear.
    •  360   PS3   If a follower cannot leave the cave, exit the cave with the follower still in service, making sure to have not asked them to carry out an action, then fast travel to Solitude. Once there pay off a bounty to the Solitude Guards (create a bounty by committing a crime if need be). When reloaded outside of the castle after paying off the bounty, the follower should now be alongside.
    • If these solutions do not work, there may be a hidden enemy nearby that must be destroyed before the follower will become unstuck. Look for a hidden slaughterfish in the water in front of the cave's entrance. Kill it, then fast travel and the follower should be with the Dragonborn.
  •  360   Chest in hideout may not be there.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Broken Oar Grotto

  • Serena Stuck in Broken Oar Grotto

    45 messages
    • Hello, so I been playing Skyrim recently and I was getting the Black Book: Untold Legends. The location for it is at Solstheim in a cave cal...
    • I would appreciate tf out of you for any suggestions :)
  • Hargar's Chest Key

    6 messages
    • AzuraKnight wrote: I'm afraid this is two years old check the date on Sleeping's post (but yes that chest is on the deck by of ...
    • (this comment is late but whatever) the chest is in a sunken small boat in the water near where you fight the rest of the Blackblood Marauders ...

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