|Location||Northeast of Markarth|
West of Rebel's Cairn
Fenn's Gulch Mine
|Quests||Settle ownership of the mine|
The Heart of Dibella
Karthwasten is a small settlement in The Reach.
Karthwasten has several houses that contain silver ingots and ore and two silver mines. The Dragonborn visits here in order to complete the quest The Heart of Dibella. When the Dragonborn first arrives here, two groups are in a heated debate over the mine. There is a miscellaneous quest to determine who has control of the mine.
- If all of the Silver-Blood mercenaries are killed, or persuaded to leave, the reward is a leveled amount of gold.
- It is also possible to persuade Ainethach to sell his mine. Report back to the mercenary leader in the mine and he will give a leveled reward in gold.
- The Dragonborn can then kill him along with his entire crew then report back to Ainethach to get another reward.
- Two smelters are located here, one outside of each mine.
- In Season Unending, it is stated that a massacre took place here.
- Sometimes when leaving Sanuarach Mine (the largest of the two mines) the corpse of a hagraven will be lying outside by the smelter. Very rarely, this hagraven will carry an empty black soul gem.
- The Heart of Dibella
- Convince Atar to leave Sanuarach Mine or Convince Ainethach to sell Sanuarach Mine - Settle a dispute over Sanuarach Mine
- Gharol's Message - Deliver Gahrol's sword to her daughter Lash gra-Dushnikh in Karthwasten.
- Directly southeast of Karthwasten near where a nirnroot plant is found, another nirnroot plant can be heard on the opposite side of the river, near the canyon wall. Using console commands, the nirnroot can be found below the ground where the cliff meets the water.