Half-Moon Mill is a lumber mill in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


It is located north of Falkreath, on the west end of Lake Ilinalta.


There are two main buildings: the Half-Moon Mill house and a sawmill where the Dragonborn can saw lumber. Near the sawmill is a small butcher's shack filled with meat. The river and Lake Ilinalta are filled with salmon. There are also eggs in the chicken coop.


Two vampires named Hert and Hern reside here. According to Hert, the Half-Moon Mill supplies Falkreath and used to supply Helgen with lumber and firewood.


Hert will buy any firewood the Dragonborn may have. If Hearthfire is installed, Hert will sell sawn logs.


Contract: Kill HernEdit

The Dragonborn is sent here in order to kill the vampire, Hern.

Notable itemsEdit




  • Ants can be found next to a fallen tree along the road to the Half-Moon Mill.
  • There is an iron ore vein nearby.
  • There is a source of quarried stone behind the uncut log pile.
  • A look in the meat house reveals bloody clothes, human bones, and a human skull, slightly hidden.
  • There is a dead rabbit on one of the tree stumps close to the house, along with a fork and a bottle of mead, implying that one of the vampires was eating it raw


This section contains bugs related to Half-Moon Mill. 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.
  •  360   PS3   If Hern and Hert are dead, the marker for purchasing sawn logs for Lakeview Manor will still point towards the mill, even though no one is there to sell them.HF
    • Fix: If the Dragonborn buys logs from another mill, the quest marker will disappear.


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    • the women in Half Moon Mill dose not hold a quest infact she is disposable like most of the people who run the mills. but the third is to d...
    • Her only use is wood for the falkreath house. But that can be gained through other means as well.