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Mistveil Keep

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Mistkeepicon Mistveil Keep
TESV Mistveil Keep
Mistveil keep location
Hold The Rift
Type Keep
Characters Laila Law-Giver

Saerlund Law-Giver
Unmid Snow-Shod
Maven Black-Briar

Location ID RiftenMistveilBarracks
Mistveil Keep is the seat of power in Riften in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This stone keep is where Jarl Laila Law-Giver lives and rules, and where the city's jail and barracks are located.

The barracks are to the left and the jail to the right of the main door into the Keep, with the banners on each side. This is where most of the city's guards reside. The barracks can also be entered from inside the keep, go to the hallway behind the throne, turn left and enter the room directly ahead. The door to the barracks is opposite the entrance.


Banquet Hall and Throne RoomEdit

The Jarl and her entourage are seated here.

Wylandriah's EnchantmentsEdit

The Court Wizard can usually be found here, in this two-room chamber off the Banquet Hall, which houses her shop and bed along with an Alchemy Lab and Arcane Enchanter.

War Room and ArmoryEdit

Gonnar Oath-Giver is plotting from this location (which was once a pantry) at the start of the Civil War. Open one door to head into the barracks, and open the other into a bedroom armory filled with weapons.

Anuriel's RoomEdit

Located at the far end of the ground-floor corridor, this room has a number of precious gems and necklaces and a letter regarding the imprisonment of Sibbi Black-Briar.

Jarl's ChambersEdit

There are three doors at the top of the stairs, each leading to a bedroom and a door from the Jarl's bedroom to a covered balcony overlooking Riften.


The following arrive if the Imperials take over Riften:

Notable itemsEdit


  • When the Dragonborn sits on the throne and rotate the view in first person and switches back to third person view, they glitch inside the throne.
  • As several Display Cases are here, it is a good location for leveling the Lockpicking skill.
  • A Thief Cache is on the walkway overlooking the training grounds. It may be reached through a door on the upper floor of the barracks.
  • Rarely, when fast traveling to the Keep, the building proper will disappear, allowing the Dragonborn to walk on the terrain beneath the building.
    • Entering and leaving a building will solve the issue.




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