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Four Skull Lookout

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Ruinsicon Four Skull Lookout
Four Skull Lookout
Skyrim map Four Skull Lookout
Hold The Reach
Location South of Karthwasten
Type Ruins
Quests Destruction Ritual Spell
Bounty Quests
Characters None
Enemies Bandits

Four Skull Lookout is an ancient Nordic ruin found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Four Skull Lookout is an above ground ruin and lookout point overlooking the Karth River valley. It is a large stone structure with a single room with a domed roof. It is on top of a cliff south of Karthwasten and east of Markarth. Local bandits have set up camp here, and it is one of the few ruins in the Reach that is not inhabited with Forsworn.

It is the objective of one of the bounty quests that can be obtained in Markarth. This is also a part of the Destruction Ritual Spell quest.


Destruction Ritual SpellEdit

This is the final location of the pedestals.


Notable itemsEdit

  • There is a silver ore vein out back.
  • There is a birds' nest out back tucked under a ledge, which contains a Pine Thrush Egg.
  • There is a shrine of Zenithar on an overlook just to the West.


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