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Rebel's Cairn

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Cave  Rebel's Cairn
Rebels cairn
Rebels carin
Hold The Reach
Location East of Karthwasten
Type Cave
Sublocations None
Quests Find Red Eagle's Sword
Characters Red Eagle
Enemies Draugr
Location ID RebelsCairn01

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 along side 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 adevnturer mostly-buried in the ground can be looted.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Rebel's Cairn

  • Red Eagle's Fury Has Disappeared on me.

    18 messages
    • Herobrinetrollin wrote:red eagles BUTTHOLE red eagle's red eagle.
    • Red Eagle's Bane may have possibly been disarmed on you. It happened to me, though I later found it, so it may have happened to you.
  • Hidden Room in Rebel's Cairn

    2 messages
    • My map shows a room I can't get to in the final chamber.  Does anyone else have this problem?  (PC)
    • If there´s another secret room you´re talking about, then I don´t know :p

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