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Halldir's Cairn

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Cave  Halldir's Cairn
TESV Halldir's Cairn
Halldir map
Hold Falkreath Hold
Location Southwest of Falkreath
Type Cave
Quests Amulets of Night Power 
Ancient Power
Find Rjorn's Drum
Find Runil's Journal
Trouble in Skyrim
Characters Agrius (Deceased)
Raen (Deceased)
Vidgrod (Deceased)
Enemies Draugr
Location ID HalldirsCairn01

Halldir's Cairn is a cave located in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is the final resting place of Halldir. It is found southwest of Falkreath. The border between Skyrim and Hammerfell lies very close to the cave and can be found if walking the road southwest.


Just inside the entrance of the cave is a column of blue light and three dead bodies around it—they are Agrius, Raen and Vidgrod. On a pedestal near the column is Agrius's Journal, detailing a ghostly voice that compelled the bandits to kill themselves on a blood-soaked rock cairn.


Amulets of Night Power DGEdit

Feran Sadri sends the Dragonborn here as a possible location to find an Amulet of Night Power, which has fallen into the hands of a less-favorable owner.

Ancient Power DGEdit

Feran Sadri tasks the Dragonborn with finding the ancient remains of an elder vampire. The Cairn is one of the possible locations for the body parts. It is inside the chest in the final room, where Halldir is found.

Find Rjorn's DrumEdit

Giraud Gemane of the Bards College tasks the Dragonborn with finding Rjorn's Drum, which is found inside the chest in the final room, where Halldir is found.

A lever behind the throne must be pulled to open the door in Halldir's Cairn.

Find Runil's JournalEdit

Runil asks to find his journal, which may be here as a possible location for Runil's Journal.

Trouble in SkyrimEdit

Farkas sends the Dragonborn to kill the leader at Halldir's Cairn.

Notable itemsEdit

  • Agrius's Journal - Above a pedestal facing the locked door in the first chamber.
  • Rjorn's Drum - In a chest, within the final chamber.
  • Soul Gems:
    1. Within a pot, seen as soon as opening the door from the first chamber.
    2. Upon climbing the first stairwell, directly left at the intersection.
    3. The passageway leading from the room with three thrones.
    4. Besides [3].
    5. At the pillar intersection, it's the first room on the right.
    6. After the pillar puzzle has been figured out, it's straight ahead through the passage guarded by ghosts and turn left.
    7. In the final chamber, laying on the middle level of the shelves, left of Halldir's throne.
  • Two iron ore veins:
    1. Straight to the left after entering the first chamber.
    2. North of the rock cairn, on a raised surface.
  • Two of Halldir's Staves - One from Halldir's ash pile and one that drops from his hand when he is killed.

Alchemy IngredientsEdit



This section contains bugs related to Halldir's Cairn. 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.
  •  360   The pillar puzzle may not turn properly when activated, to fix this reload the cave.
  •  360   As this dungeon can be entered several times for different quests, sometimes the object of the venture cannot be obtained, and the quest cannot be finished. For example, if Rjorn's Drum is picked up the first time in the cairn without having activated that quest, the quest to find it can not be completed. Or, if entered after the first time to kill the leader, (Companion's repeatable quest), killing the Dragon Priest that spawns instead of Halldir does not complete the quest.
  •  PC   360   PS3  Halldir may spawn completely invisible for no apparent reason, along with his copies.
  •  PC   360   PS3  As you kill each of the copies, you may sometimes loot his body before all the energies flow away. This allows the Dragonborn to loot him a total of four times.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Halldir's Cairn

  • Three figures off to the East....

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    • IHopeThisNameFi wrote:It can't be slendy, it is obviously Chtulu and bros. the question about that, is how big are they?
    • they could be the voice placers. But off to the east off a wall is not a good idea of the location. east of what last i checked there are a lot...
  • Skyrim Dawnguard DLC

    • When doing the quest called rings of blood magic, i have retrieved one of the rings but going after the other one at this location (Halldi...

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