The Chill is an unmarked location found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

It is a cave found due north of the College of Winterhold. It serves as a prison for those who have committed crime in the Winterhold Hold.


Inside are three adept locked cages guarded by a Frost Atronach. Three Frost Atronachs attack upon exiting the cave and possibly two Horkers. If the Dragonborn is sent to prison in Winterhold, they end up here.

They arrive with all of their gear so it is very easy to break out of if one has lockpicks. If they are of high enough level, they can easily kill the Frost Atronachs guarding the exit and quickly travel away. Inside the two other cages are skeletal remains containing minor loot.




  • In the German version of Skyrim, The Chill is known as "The Cold Warehouse".


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  • Weird Glitch

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    • That seems really scary and is she wearing a hood from the dark brotherhood because that is part of the game
    • the lady is because when you do the inoccence lost you get taken there and you kill 1 2 or all of 3 prisoners or astrid (the woman) to either j...
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    • I had this weird glitch  happen when i was doing a quest in the dawngaurd dlc when i had to make someone a vampire and then i couldnt do anyth...
    • The ore veins outside The Chill can sometimes not be mined maybe the same thing affects the ...