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Forgotten Vale
Forgottenvale
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Forgotten Vale
Hold Haafingar
Type Valley
Sublocations Darkfall Grotto
Forgotten Vale Cave
Forgotten Vale Forest
Forgotten Vale Overlook
Glacial Crevice
Inner Sanctum
Sharpslope Cave

Forgotten Vale is a location in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. It is a large glacial valley hidden deep within the mountains on the northwestern Skyrim peaks in Haafingar and a portion of High Rock. The Vale must first be accessed through Darkfall Cave during Touching the Sky: after it has been discovered, it can be fast travelled to, via the map.

The valley features its own unique flora and fauna and a handful of caves and subsections throughout. The area also contains a large concentration of Falmer, who have built a series of walkways and camps throughout a canyon leading to the Inner Sanctum, one of the last Snow Elf bastions left.

Geographic featuresEdit

The valley is surrounded by vast, unscalable mountains making it completely isolated from the rest of Skyrim and a part of High rock. It is split into two large areas which are separated by a narrow canyon. On the South-West side, it contains a waterfall that sits below a vast frozen lake. The other side, to the North-East, is a snowy forest environment dotted with exotic flora and fauna. Throughtout the Vale there are many "hidden" treasures and other not obvious points of interest, so it is recommended that to search throughout the place carefully for maximum loot and satisfaction. It is also rich in several types of ore, including silver, goldquicksilver, moonstone (mostly around the frozen lake and on the mountains) and malachite (frequent along the sides of the river).

Word WallEdit

To get to the word wall, go to the Wayshrine of Resolution and go south onto the frozen lake. In the middle of the lake there is a stone jutting out, with a staircase leading up one side. Upon approaching this stone, the Dragonborn will learn a word of the shout Drain Vitality. The two Revered Dragons Voslaarum and Naaslaarum will then burst out of the ice if they have not done so already.

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  • Hidden chests - Travel to the large ice field where the two named dragons ambush the Dragonborn, Voslaarum and Naaslaarum. After the conclusion of the battle, jump into where the dragons emerged and swim around until a chest crushing a skeleton is located. Unless the Dragonborn has the means to breathe underwater, this can be dangerous, as there is a strong current under the ice that can easily pull the Dragonborn away from the hole used to enter the area. Depending on the length of the battle, the holes in the ice may be a long distance apart and difficult to find and surface at. The chest is at the lake bottom around the midway point between the Word Wall and the southern waterfall. Next, head the waterfall located at the southernmost point. Jump into the water directly below the waterfall to find a chest among some ruins. There is a third just west of the word wall, near the edge of one of the holes in the ice the dragons made. 
  • Gold Sapphire Ring - In the hand of a skeleton with a Snowberry bush growing through its ribcage, on a rock above the Emerald Paragon Frost Giant. 
  • Below the bridge to the Inner Sanctum on the southern side of the chasm there is a series of narrow platforms upon the last one of which there is a skeleton with a pickaxe, by a gold ore vein, two gold nuggets as well as one |diamond and two |flawless diamonds. The platform can be accessed either by running to the far west end of the canyon and turning around left until the Dragonborn is above the southernmost mouth of the Glacial Crevice. Run along a ridge on the west side of the fissure wall and, with a little bit of climbing, the Dragonborn can reach the gold and diamonds. Or reach it by jumping down form the southern end of the bridge. The fall may cause death, so it is recommended to do it on the west side of the bridge.
  • Auriel's Shield - Use the Ruby Paragon to go to the Forgotten Vale Forest, next to some ruins will be a Falmer Warmonger carrying the unique shield.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Forgotten Vale

  • Four dragon epic battle!

    3 messages
    • I dont know about this but at level 23 I had 3 dragons attack me at once... I won buy luring them into a camp with lots of essintial characters.
    • Pfft! Download Dragon Combat Overhaul from the Nexus and add Amazing Follower Tweaks to get yourself a band of four or five decent fighters ...
  • Forgotten Vale discovery by the Snow Elves

    16 messages
    • ooorrrrrrrr, they built them cause they freaking could, and Bethesda liked the idea, and put it in, cause they also could.
    • Perhaps the Vale originally could be reached other ways and the Snow Elves cut off access when things started going badly for them.

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