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Forticon Driftshade Refuge
Skyrim Driftshade Refuge
Driftshade refuge
Hold Winterhold
Location South-East of Dawnstar
Type Fort
Sublocations Driftshade Cellar
Quests Purity of Revenge
Characters None
Enemies Silver Hand
Location ID DriftshadeSanctuary01

Driftshade Refuge is a fort in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is a Silver Hand fortress in the north of Skyrim, located due southeast of Dawnstar or southwest of Frostflow Lighthouse.

In each major chamber, there are generally two or three Silver Hand members. The corridor to the left eventually leads to Driftshade Cellar which must be passed through to reach the room where the Fragments of Wuuthrad can be found on the table. This room is guarded by four Silver Hand and also contains a chest, workbench, grindstone, anvil, and random loot.


Notable itemsEdit



  • It is possible to skip most of the dungeon. If a noise is made at the barred door, a Silver Hand may open the door to investigate, allowing direct access to the final chamber.


This section contains bugs related to Driftshade Refuge. 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.
  • Turning in "Blood's Honor" after killing anyone inside Driftshade Refuge may render the Companions questline impossible to complete, as the next quest, "Purity of Revenge," will not start. It is advisable to either avoid the area or wait 32 days after killing anyone before turning in Blood's Honor.


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