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Lost Tongue Overlook

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Dragonlairicon  Lost Tongue Overlook
Lost Tongue Overlook Map
Hold The Rift
Location South of Riften
Type Dragon Lair
Enemies Dragon (Leveled)
Location ID DragonLair07Exterior01
"By the gods, a dragon's been sighted just south of the city, flying around Lost Tongue Overlook."
Rift Guard[src]

Lost Tongue Overlook is a Dragon Lair located in The Rift.

Located south of Riften, following the stairs leads up to the overlook and the word wall. There is usually a dragon perched on the wall. It is very common to fight a second dragon at this location, as they often spawn in this area.

The Word Wall here teaches a word of the Dismay shout.


Just past the archway of rubble is an ice magic trap. Remove the soul gem to disable it.

Notable itemsEdit




  • The name "Lost Tongue Overlook" may be a reference to the 'lost' Dragon Language or the 'lost' Falmer Language - this is supposition based on the passage written on the wall and the lack of any other references for why it is so named.


This section contains bugs related to Lost Tongue Overlook. 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  The words on the Wall do not glow and cannot be learned when near them.
  •  PC   360   PS3  The Dragon atop the Word Wall may "freeze" and become permanently inert, making any quest involving it impossible to complete without reloading old saves. Note:  PS3   Using the Shout Fire Breath or other may initiate the battle with the dragon.
  •  360   It is sometimes possible to obtain two soul gems from the ice magic trap, if the 'take' button is spammed fast enough when taking the gem. This may be related to the glitch that causes the trap to still function even if the gem has been taken.
  •  360   Once the player tries to learn the word, it will state that it has been but it will not play the music and not appear in the shouts menu.
  •  PC   360   After killing the Dragon, there will be a notification to talk to Esbern, when he actually has nothing to say.
  •  360   It is possible for the soul gem on the trap to be missing, rendering the trap unable to be disabled.
  •  PS3   360   Sometimes, the ice magic trap won't stop firing even after the gem is removed.
  •  PC   Sometimes the soul gem won't be there at all, yet the trap will still fire with no way to disarm.
  •  360   After slaying the dragon, the soul might not get captured.
  •  PC    360   After slaying the dragon and learning the shout location is not marked as cleared.


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  • Cant learn the word

    4 messages
    • This happens to me sometimes when I kill dragons It doesn't absorb the sould its just a minor glitch though to me
    • I re did it more than 5 times and still cant learn the word, I think Im just gonna let pass that one.

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