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Movarth's Lair

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Cave  Movarth's Lair
Movarths lair
Hold Hjaalmarch
Location North of Morthal
Type Cave
Quests Laid to Rest
Totems of Hircine
Shalidor's Insights
Characters Movarth Piquine
Enemies Movarth Piquine
Frostbite Spiders
Vampire's Thrall
Blooded Vampires
Location ID MovarthsLair01

Movarth's Lair is a cave located in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


The entrance is unremarkable. Once inside the lair, the Dragonborn will be greeted by a couple of frostbite spiders. After disposing of the spiders, a passage to the south leads to an open room that offers three paths from which to choose, as well as a Vampire's Thrall to battle. The right and center options are dead ends but offer some loot. The left tunnel leads to a chamber with a hole in the ground and another Vampire's Thrall to fight.

Continuing through another tunnel will take the Dragonborn to Movarth's chamber, where a master vampire is accompanied by two guards. After he has been dispatched, the Dragonborn can continue east up a path that leads to a side chamber that's occupied by a thrall. Behind the thrall is a chest with leveled loot and a bookshelf against the south wall (near the Alchemy Lab) with the book The Aetherium Wars. There is another path to the south that leads to a room with a thrall, an Ancient Vampire, a chest up a wooden ramp to the right (west), and a dirt ramp up to the left (east) that leads through a twisty passage and eventually leads to an opening high above the dead end room to the right from earlier.

If the lair was cleansed before talking to the Jarl and beginning the quest Laid to Rest, the master vampire is not Movarth, but he'll be there after the quest is started.

Notable itemsEdit


Alchemy Lab

Alchemy ingredientsEdit



Start a Discussion Discussions about Movarth's Lair

  • Movarth's Lair: More Notable Items

    • Skill Book - 2920, Sun's Dawn, v2 on an end table between a bookshelf full of shoes and a bed in the sleeping quarters to the north of Movart...
  • Movarth's Lair bug (Player screwup)

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    • They don't actually go into the cave, if you go at the same page ad then they will just ask you to go  alone. Try talking to one of them, and...
    • I think there could be another bug: In Dawnguard Gunmar send me to kill a master vampire in Movarth's Lair, and I was also doing the "Laid...

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