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Sky Forge
Location Wind District, Whiterun
Characters Eorlund Gray-Mane

The Skyforge is an ancient forge located next to Jorrvaskr in Whiterun that is said to be older than Men, Mer and Beasts.


The Skyforge was first discovered by Jeek of the River and his crew who were traveling south from Hsaarik Head to settle. They scouted the area later named Whiterun Hold and found a mysterious structure that was described as "a monument of a bird whose eyes and beak were opened in flame." It was discovered that the monument was feared by the native elves and suspecting that it held great power, Jeek and his crew settled and built Jorrvaskr at the foot of the Skyforge, so it would provide their steel.[1]

The UnderforgeEdit


The Underforge

Main article: The Underforge

Under the Skyforge is "The Underforge," where The Circle holds its meetings and worships Hircine. There is also a passage to the right of the stone bowl that leads to a secret one-way exit out of the city. It is here that the Dragonborn is inducted into the Circle by a blood ritual involving Aela the Huntress and Skjor, thus gaining the ability to transform into a werewolf.

Resident BlacksmithEdit

The forge is used mainly by Eorlund Gray-Mane to craft armor and weapons for The Companions. He also sells various Skyforge weapons. Completing the quest Proving Honor will allow the Dragonborn to receive a free skyforged weapon of their choice, handcrafted by Eorlund. After completing the quest Glory of the Dead, Nord Hero Weapons and Ancient Nord Armor can be crafted at the Skyforge.

Skyforge SmithingEdit

The skyforge can be used as a regular forge with the additional option of forging Nord Hero Weapons and Ancient Nord Armor after completing The Companions' questline. The options to craft these items will show up in the "Draugr" and "Daedric" subsections, respectively. Skyforge Steel is available for purchase from Eorlund after completing Proving Honor, but cannot be forged by the player without mods.


The Skyforge itself can be used as a regular forge, however, the location does not contain a tanning rack, workbench, or a smelter.

Notable ItemsEdit



This section contains bugs related to Skyforge. 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.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  360  On rare occasions, when fast-traveling to Whiterun, large parts of the Skyforge/Underforge will not load, allowing one to fall through the map about ten feet and then run around underneath Jorrvaskr and outside of Whiterun, (the player may not interact with anything outside the Whiterun walls, since only Whiterun and everything inside is loaded). Eorlund Gray-Mane will be found dead underneath the hidden chest where the Underforge should be. Reloading a previous save fixes this.



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