"It is the will of the All-Maker that we cut firewood only from the dead trees."
―Deor Woodcutter[src]

Deor Woodcutter is a member of the Skaal located in the Skaal Village. Until the quest "The Fate of the Skaal" has been completed, he is one of the villagers building a temple around the Wind Stone. He lives with his wife, Yrsa, in his house. During the day, he can be found helping Baldor Iron-Shaper tend the forge.


A New Source of StalhrimEdit

After listening to a conversation between Deor and Fanari Strong-Voice, a new speech option becomes available to ask him about the missing blacksmith. This will start the quest.


A New Source of StalhrimEdit

"I am in no mood to talk outsider. One of the Skaal has gone missing."

Who's missing? "It is Baldor Iron-Shaper. As our only smith, Baldor is very important to the village."
Did anything unusual happen around the time of his disappearance? "Hm, I do not remember Baldor acting strangely. Although now that you ask, I did see something in the woods on the day he disappeared. I saw two elves in the far distance, dragging something behind them. Hunters often visit our lands, so I thought little of it."
Where were they headed? "South and west. If your road takes you that way, perhaps you could search for any sign of Baldor. The Skaal would be grateful."
Why would someone want to kidnap Baldor? "Well, there is one reason that comes to mind. Baldor is the keeper of an ancient tradition, the forging of Stalhrim. It is an art we Skaal hold sacred. If someone wanted to make such weapons, they would have to get that knowledge from Baldor."


The Great BearEdit

Deor Woodcutter: "There was a great brown bear on the slopes the other day. I could swear by the All-Maker that it was watching the village."
Wulf Wild-Blood: "Yes, I know the one you saw. It watches us each night, always moving closer. As the ashfall worsens, the land and water are poisoned. the animals have less to eat and become desperate."
Deor Woodcutter: "We had better do something about it then."
Wulf Wild-Blood: "It makes my heart heavy, to think of killing a beast when we have no need of its hide or its meat. That is not our way. The bear might find food elsewhere. We will leave it alone."


  • "Thank you, my friend. You have set us free."
  • "A fever must have taken me. What else could explain this?"
  • "I don't mean to be rude outsider, but I must get back to the village."
  • "The ash from the Red Mountain has made the land sick."
  • "It is the will of the All-Maker that we cut firewood only from the dead trees."
  • "As the beasts of the forest provide food and furs, so the trees of the forest provide fire."
  • "All that the Skaal need can be found in the land and the water."


  • If Deor is killed before the quest "A New Source of Stalhrim" is started, then it can never be started.


This section contains bugs related to Deor Woodcutter. 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  ,  NX  , 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   If approached too fast, the conversation between Deor Woodcutter and Fanari Strong-Voice may never initiate, making it impossible to complete the quest "A New Source of Stalhrim."


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  • bug deor woodcutter

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