|The Legend of Red Eagle|
|Quest Giver||Reading The Legend of Red Eagle|
|Reward||Red Eagle's Bane|
- This is an infinite quest. The quest to discover the secret of Red Eagle's tomb may be completed multiple times, but the Dragonborn will only face Red Eagle himself once. Red Eagle is located south of Karthspire.
- Fight up the mountain to get to the Red Eagle's Ascent
- Fight through the tunnel to Red Eagle Redoubt
- Defeat Forsworn Briarheart and take Red Eagle's Fury
- Head to Rebel's Cairn and use Red Eagle's Fury to open cave wall
- Fight Red Eagle
Get to Red Eagle's AscentEdit
After reaching the area pointed to by the map, find several Forsworn are found. After they are defeated, the quest continues at the iron doorway to Red Eagle's Ascent.
Head to Red Eagle RedoubtEdit
Down the cave path are three Forsworn near the beginning of the cave. There may be two or three more as the Dragonborn proceeds, but not many more than that.
Once exiting the Ascent, the Dragonborn will be attacked by two more Forsworn. Afterwards, sticking to the right side of the mountain to get to Red Eagle Redoubt (to the left are a Forsworn mage that is pretty tough along with several more Forsworn). Climbing the mountain (easy enough to do by using some stamina and jumping in the right spots) will lead to another Forsworn mage in a tent who will summon a frost atronach that can be tough to deal with. Four to six more Forsworn come out to help her, but they can be taken down easy if she is finished off first.
Defeat Forsworn BriarheartEdit
Up the steps is a Forsworn briarheart and Red Eagle's Fury, which will be needed later. There are no more Forsworn to be found in the tower.
On to Rebel's CairnEdit
Rebel's Cairn can be reached by climbing the tower, dropping the drawbridge by pulling the chain, crossing to the other tower, going down and through the iron door with the door bar, and then going across the fields. This is easiest done by following the quest marker.
Once inside, Red Eagle's Fury will open the cave wall. Down the tunnel is a fight with Red Eagle.
Fight Red EagleEdit
Upon stepping on the seal on the floor, Red Eagle will awake and summon four Skeleton archers when he gets out of his coffin. The archers do not have to be killed - they will automatically collapse a few seconds after Red Eagle is slain.
Strategies to Defeat Red EagleEdit
Before stepping on the seal, set out a Fire Rune spell in the center of the last set of stairs (the one Red Eagle will come down first). Then run back up to where the cave wall was opened.
With a follower, Barbas and a summoned Flame Atronach, the easiest way to defeat Red Eagle is to let them do all the work. Stay back where the wall was opened and watch. The Dragonborn's team will take out the skeletons first and then start working on Red Eagle. Re-cast the spell every time the Flame Atronach dies. By this time Red Eagle should be at least half way dead. He can be finished off at that point.
Another way to fight Red Eagle with little risk is to have a follower good at fighting while possessing high sneaking and good archery abilities. Having the Power Shot perk is useful as each shot has a 50% chance of staggering Red Eagle for a couple seconds. Sneak into the room, awaken Red Eagle, and shoot arrows at him while pulling back. The follower will likely charge into combat, and Red Eagle and the skeletons will target the follower since they cannot find the Dragonborn. Shooting arrows at Red Eagle while he fights the follower will continue to hurt him. At some point, Red Eagle is likely to critically hurt the follower, who will go down to one knee. Red Eagle and the skeletons won't finish him off but instead start looking around for the Dragonborn. Continue shooting arrows at Red Eagle until he dies. Even if he spots the Dragonborn and starts toward them, he should be almost dead by this point, and using the Unrelenting Force shout will push him away.
Once Red Eagle is DeadEdit
However Red Eagle is killed, once he has been finished off, the Honed Ancient Nord Greatsword of Burning can be looted from his corpse. Behind his coffin there is a chest and some shelves containing loot. This chest is also one of the possible locations for the quest item needed for Shalidor's Insights.
On the way out, the Red Eagle weapon can be removed from the pedestal that opened Red Eagle's room. The weapon has transformed from Red Eagle's Fury to become Red Eagle's Bane. It is no longer a quest item.
Note: This quest is never actually shown completed in the journal stages.
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