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Viinturuth (Dovahzul: ) is a named leveled dragon 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 and 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. The resurrection normally happens during the quest Elder Knowledge after finding out the location of the Elder Scroll.
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 occurs it does not affect what happens.
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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.
Viinturuth may become stuck in the burial mound. Leaving the area and waiting may fix this.
Viinturuth will crawl out of the mound, fully formed, before Alduin has finished the resurrection.
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 approached 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.
After having defeated Viinturuth, it is possible that his corpse will spawn in Windhelm. The sound of fighting will be heard in the city when inside, but upon finding his body, the sound effects will cease and no one will be around or react to the dragon's corpse. He may be looted a second time as well, but a second soul cannot be absorbed from him, leaving his body still intact.
PC 360 Viinturuth may spawn alive in Windhelm if he has not yet defeated, and can be fought as if he were in the wild.
It is possible that Miraak will spawn under Vinnturuth's corpse, which may prevent his soul from being absorbed