|The Burning Farmhouse|
|Location||Southeast of Riften|
- Main article: Unmarked Locations (Skyrim)
The cause of the fire appears to be a failed attempt to conjure a Flame Atronach, by evidence of a summoning circle and the charred remains of a farmer clutching a Scroll of Conjure Flame Atronach. There is also a chest with loot on the premises.
Another theory is that the farm house is dangerously close to a dragon burial ground and dragon lair which may suggest that a dragon had burnt down the house which would make sense but the summoning circle, corpse and scroll could be the true means of causing the fire, but that could be coincidence.