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Rebel's Cairn is a cave in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Rebel's Cairn is located in The Reach near the top of the bluff northwest of Rorikstead before reaching the Sundered Towers. The cave is a tomb and is the final resting place for the legendary Red Eagle, a hero to the native Forsworn.


A miscellaneous objective to find Red Eagle's Sword, which is given to the Dragonborn upon reading The Legend of Red Eagle.

Upon locating the sword, one must find and slay Red Eagle himself. Upon reaching the tomb, the sword acts as the key to opening the inner chamber where he restlessly awaits. The quest to discover the secret of Red Eagle's tomb may be completed multiple times, but the player will only face Red Eagle himself the first time.

Red Eagle can raise his undead brethren to fight alongside him and is capable of disarming. These undead are on a timer, and will eventually be released, making the fight easier. Upon death he drops a Honed Ancient Nord Greatsword of Burning as well as being able to remove Red Eagle's Sword from the keystone thus yielding a transmuted version of itself and resealing the tomb.


  • One iron ore vein on the right (south) as you enter the first room under a ledge.


Rebel's Cairn is also a great location to gather alchemical fungi. There are 66 fungi able to be harvested:

It also contains 2 Lavender plants, 2 Nordic Barnacle clusters, and 1 Slaughterfish Egg cluster; in the first room, just by the brazier, an adventurer mostly-buried in the ground can be looted.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Rebel's Cairn

  • Red Eagle's Fury Has Disappeared on me.

    20 messages
    • i had a really good scimitar [15 damage] and red eagle disarmed me then  he proceeded to use unrelenting force and the sword glitched through ...
    • If u took the sword then its not going to respawn even if the briarheart does respawn. The next time he will have a random weapon i think.......
  • rebels crain

    2 messages
    • i was expecting to find a schout her
    • It's the tomb of a [ Reachman] not Nord so no shout (i guess).

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