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Ruins of Bthalft

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The Ruins of Bthalft are a small collection of Dwemer open-air ruins that are located in the Rift's southwestern wilds, just southeast of Ivarstead. A small group of bandits has made this their home and can be easily put down.

When Dawnguard has been installed, the ruins become part of the quest "Lost to the Ages." It is the site of the Aetherium Forge, and the forge itself is only accessible through the questline. Before the quest, a strange astrolabe (a lock on the elevator, essentially) is present on the dais in the middle. After the quest is finished, a Dwarven elevator replaces the astrolabe and dais.

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  • Katria is not in bthalft ruins

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    • I come there with all 4 pieces, kill alll bandits, get pieces into together, but Katria not come. No matter how long i wait - Katria not spawn...
    • Most of the fixes on the Lost to the Ages bugs lists for things like that are reload an old save and try again i'm afraid on a PC you could ...
  • I can't open the ruins of Bthaft

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    • I am at the open ruins, post putting the shards together. There is no access from the lowered elevator to the ruins that I can find. The quest...
    • You placed all 4 shards in place and Katira is with you?

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