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High Gate Ruins

Last edited on March 16, 2014
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High Gate Ruins
Highgate Ruins
Highgate ruins map
Hold The Pale
Location West of Dawnstar
Sublocations High Gate Ruins Catacombs

Vokun's Throne Room

Quests A Scroll For Anska
Characters Vokun


Enemies Draugr


High Gate Ruins is an ancient Nordic tomb located in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The Ruins are located in the Pale, directly west of Dawnstar, east of Solitude, north of Ustengrav, and east of the Wreck of The Icerunner. It is right next to Windstad ManorHF


It is the final resting place of the Dragon Priest Vokun.


A Scroll For Anska

Help Anska retrieve an ancient scroll from High Gate Ruins.

Wind and SandDB

This is one of radiant locations where this quest might be held.

Alteration Ritual Spell

This is one of the radiant locations where Kahvozein's Fang may be found.

Lever Puzzle

Upon walking through the corridor you will walk into a room with four levers, each assigned an animal. You will need to pull each lever in a specific order to open the gate blocking the path. The order is Eagle-Whale-Fox-Snake.

Notable items

Dragon Shouts

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  • If Vokun is killed near one of the gates, he may end up attached to the gate.
  • After Vokun is dead, if the throne room is exited, the gates to the back of the room will close and cannot be opened again.
    • It may still be possible to enter the back of the throne room, if that is desired, using the back entrance to the Vokun´s throne room and a follower. Climb on top of the ruins on the right side in the second room, next to Anska, in High Gate Ruins, (right side on the map of High Gate Ruins where the door to Vokun's Throne Room is on the left side). Climb as high as possible, to be at the same height as the platform on the opposite side. Then use Whirlwind Sprint to get on to the platform. Alternatively, climb up the pile of rubble at the left corner of the platform. Now wait by the gate and the follower should come to the other side of the gate. Then ask them to pull the chain with "Talk to ..." and "I need you to do something."
    • If the follower does not show up on the other side, it's still possible to make it. Get the follower up the platform by waiting and have them stand by the door. Use the Unrelenting Force shout can make them go through the door, it may require shouting multiple times. After that, tell the follower to open the gate (activate the chain).