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Orphan Rock

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Orphan Rock
Orphan Rock MapLocation
Hold Falkreath Hold
Location Between Helgen and Ivarstead
Type Landmark
Quests The Blessings of Nature
Enemies Hagraven, Witches
Location ID OrphanRockExterior01

Orphan Rock is a landmark located north of the road running between Helgen and Ivarstead. When traveling from Helgen, there is a path on the left side of the road before reaching the Falkreath Stormcloak Camp. If travelling from Riverwood, there is a path behind Hod and Gerdur's house, leading south.

Orphan Rock is the home of a Hagraven and several witches and hags who serve her. It is a large pillar of natural stone that is accessed by a fallen tree bridge. There is an Arcane Enchanter located there.

This location appears to have been used for the sacrifice/slaughter of Spriggans, as the body of one is found atop a brazier here. Also, there are two Spriggan heads mounted on sticks, next to the tree trunk bridge.

The camp is also protected by bear traps and several Frost Runes.


The Blessings of NatureEdit

In order to cut a path through the roots of the Eldergleam Tree, Danica Pure-Spring sends the Dragonborn to Orphan Rock to collect Nettlebane, a dagger which can cut through the roots.

Notable itemsEdit

  • Nettlebane
  • Leveled helmet, the skeleton in the base of the fallen tree to the south wears it.



  • The Hagraven will not appear until the quest The Blessings of Nature is active.
  • There is a skeleton in the base of the big fallen tree to the south with a coin purse and leveled helmet. It may take some dragging/adjusting the skeleton to collect the coin purse.
  • Two rubies can sometimes be found in mid-air, just east of the Arcane Enchanter. It's possible that they were placed with the intention of being set into the eye-sockets of the animal skull above the nearby tent but were forgotten.


This section contains bugs related to Orphan Rock. 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.
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  • It is possible that there will be no fallen tree to cross over if the quest to retrieve Nettlebane for Danica Pure-Spring has not been activated
  • There is a chance that the Hagraven will not attack.


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