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Redwater Den
Redwater Den 2
Redwater Den Map
Location The Rift
Quests The Bloodstone Chalice
Location ID DLC1RedwaterDen01

Redwater Den is a location in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. It lies west of Boulderfall Cave, between the Atronach Stone and Faldar's Tooth. From above the surface it appears to be just a ruined cottage, but it has a trapdoor which leads to an underground area. It appears to be some sort of drug den; the place is littered with empty skooma bottles. There are people coughing, and tendrils of red smoke swirl in the air. Further into the depths, skooma is being made. It is a great area for acquiring rare potions, such as Redwater skooma, skooma and Sleeping Tree sap, as well as moon sugar. They respawn every eleven days.


Redwater SpringEdit

Redwater Springs consists of three large caves, one of them being where the Dragonborn has to collect the bloody waters in the quest The Bloodstone Chalice, the second seems to be where Venarus Vulpin did his research and the third is a prison with a floor trap hiding a spike pit, and a large cage with two Death Hounds locked in it.

Between them is a sleeping area for vampires with several coffins reached through a crypt, and it's also the location of Venarus Vulpin.




Notable ItemsEdit



  • The knife and fork on a table next to a bottle of Black-Briar Mead can be equipped and used as weapons.
  • Unprovoked assaults on the inhabitants do not incur a bounty.
  • If the Dragonborn is not a vampire and activates the Bloodspring, various diseases will be contracted.
  • After dealing with Redwater Den's inhabitants, the Patriarch of Redwater Den may send Vampire Assassins after the Dragonborn, even if no survivors were left to bear witness to the attack. Regardless, they will have an Assassin's Writ with the Dragonborn mentioned by name.
  • It is possible to be sent back to Redwater Den to retrieve a body part of an ancient vampire in the quest Ancient Power.
  • If Dawnguard is not installed, it will be an unmarked bandit camp.


  •  360  If accessed during or after the Dawnguard quest line, when siding with the Dawnguard, most of the den may not have been rendered, making it inaccessible
    • This can be fixed by saving the game before entering and disabling the quicksave, then enter the den and use Whirlwind Sprint to cross the missing stairs and proceed through the den until reaching Redwater Spring by lockpicking the bar door at the end of the booths or by buying and consuming Redwater Skooma. Then when entering Redwater Spring have the Dragonborn killed and make sure to spawn with the save from outside prior to entering, then enter again without saving and the den should render completely.
    • Leaving the Den and re-entering will work too in some cases.
  • If Sanguinare Vampiris has been contracted prior to drinking from the Bloodspring, Sanguinare Vampiris will be contracted a second time upon drinking form the Bloodspring.


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