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Haemar's Shame

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Cave  Haemar's Shame
Skyrim location Haemar's Shame
Skyrim map Haemar's Shame
Hold Falkreath Hold
Location Southwest of Ivarstead
Type Cave
Sublocations Haemar's Cavern
Quests A Daedra's Best Friend
Characters Barbas
Enemies Vampires
Frostbite Spiders
Location ID HaemarsShame01

Haemar's Shame is a cave located in Skyrim.


Haemar's Shame can be found just off the main road that goes through the mountain pass connecting Helgen and Ivarstead. It is located southwest of Ivarstead and southeast of Helgen, almost directly between Ivarstead and Fort Neugrad. The cave is divided into two sections, Haemar's Shame and Haemar's Cavern. Is it occupied by several vampires and has a shrine dedicated to the Daedric Prince Clavicus Vile.

Haemar's CavernEdit

The cave's floor and some of its walls are covered with snow. There are several large connected caverns with some man-made wooden structures and furniture set in place. An Alchemy Lab can be found in one of the chambers. Within the cave are multiple bandits that have been slaughtered and enthralled by the vampires.

Haemar's ShameEdit

At back of the cavern a passage leads into the next portion of the cave system. At the entrance there is a Frostbite Spider. One of the rooms has an Arcane Enchanter. The final large room is a large worked stone room with a shrine and statue dedicated to Clavicus Vile. Past the shrine, some iron bars open onto a ledge overlooking the road outside. The gate is initially closed but can be lowered by the use of a chain hanging on the wall right next of it.

Notable lootEdit



  • If one enters this cave for the first time while doing the quest A Daedra's Best Friend and then leave the cave immediately without following Barbas further into the cave and return a day or two later he may have killed all of the enemies in the final room of the cave which contains the shrine of Clavicus Vile, including the Master Vampire.


Alchemy ingredientsEdit


This section contains bugs related to Haemar's Shame. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  PC   360   PS3  If the quest A Daedra's Best Friend has already been completed, the loading screen will crash when trying to complete Totems of Hircine. It is possible to bypass this by entering, 'setstage CR12 20' in console, then return the totem to the Underkeep.
  •  PS3   After the completion of A Daedra's Best Friend, enemies won`t spawn after reentering the cave a second time. All bodies of slain enemies seem to have vanished.
  •  360   Its possible for the statue of Clavicus Vile to completely disappear.

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