Viinturuth () is a named dragon (however his name does not translate to anything, unlike most dragons) found in the wilds of Skyrim. He speaks in native dragon tongue when in the presence of other dragons. He is aggressive, and uses fire or ice, depending on the Dragonborn's level.
He is often found in the company of Alduin, who will not join the fight but rather fly off to let the Dragonborn and Viinturuth fight.
Viinturuth can be found being resurrected by Alduin just West of Anga's Mill, by the roadside. (An Apprentice-level locked chest with leveled loot is nearby.)
If the Dragonborn has defeated Alduin one of two things will happen; either Viinturuth will already be revived and roaming the mountains or he will remain in the burial mound. If the latter happens it does not affect what happens.
PC 360 PS3 After defeating Viinturuth it is possible that he'll attack again and may be invisible.
360 PS3 When he is encountered, Alduin may not finish resurrecting him. He will crawl out of the grave but remain a skeleton and he will not regain his flesh. He will not attack, but he can still be killed and looted and absorb his dragon soul. A column of the dragon soul energy stays above the mound as well.
While playing through, Alduin was found resurrecting him, but Viinturuth was stuck in the ground, fully resurrected. He was just stuck, he couldn't attack, and could be "killed". His health bar was fully drained but his name was still on the top of the screen and he was still moving a bit. Nothing could get him out of the hole, no amount of dragon shouts or staffs would work. After leaving, using "Wait", and returning, Viinturuth was found on the way back. (Killable and lootable, with an absorbed soul.)
Alduin attempts to resurrect him but the sequence doesn't perform correctly. First Alduin says his lines, then uses his force voice but is hovering in the wrong spot and misses the burial dome which doesn't crack. Viinturuth then crawls out of the ground fully formed skipping the step where Alduin brings him to life from the skeleton. Reverting to an older save game in Windhelm and traveling again to the dragon burial site doesn't fix the error.
Found being resurrected by Alduin and attacked, but once his health was low he wouldn't land. "Killed" in the air, but would not die or land.
PC 360 PS3 There is a chance of encounter this dragon invisible, but still attacks and can be attacked. After defeating him, no dragon souls are obtained, but he can be looted as usual, although he is still invisible after been killed. Dragonrend reveals his position via the blue glow effect around him. Also, Aura Whisper can be used to track the dragon's position during the battle.
If the Dragonborn defeats Alduin without looking for the mounds and watching him resurrect them, all the mounds will be set as if Alduin already resurrected them and when found, the dragons will be circling above and will attack on sight as normal. However, upon encountering Viinturuth it may appear as if he was never resurrected; his bones are still underground, and there will be three back bones protruding from the mound. When approuched he will say "Speak, if you have ought to say worth the listening" to the Dragonborn but will not attack. Shouts can be used on him and it will appear as if he is taking damage but he will not attack nor will he show as hostile. He will heal after being injured, making it difficult to bring his health down and defeating him. Using the Marked for Death shout can be used to possibly defeat him, though it will take time. When defeated he will pop out of the ground as a fully scaled dragon and will return under the ground making it impossible to loot him, unless a part of his tail is out of the ground near the chest, but his soul will still be absorbed.
Viinturuth may not land after being depleted to less than half health and may continue flying even after the health bar has been completely depleted.