Vitharn is located on the southwestern peninsula of Dementia. There is a large scale battle being fought by two opposing armies of ghosts that don't seem to like each other very much.


The Hero is able to get inside Vitharn but not by the main gate. There is a small cave left of the main gate and going through two small areas they will find themselves in the Vitharn Keep.

There Count Cirion will meet and address them and ask for help to lift a curse cast by Sheogorath that binds the residents of Vitharn to relive their constant defeat and slaughter by disgruntled fanatic vassals. If done so the reward is Count Cirion's Helmet.


  • Vitharn Sump
  • Vitharn Reservoir
  • Vitharn Keep
  • Vitharn's Mausoleum
  • Vitharn Bailey


Ghosts of VitharnEdit

Years ago, the fortress of Vitharn was attacked and overrun by invading fanatics. Upon his death, Count Cirion was visited by Sheogorath who cursed him and the rest of the fort's inhabitants for their cowardice and miserably poor defense. Lord Sheogorath forced them to relive their last moments forever. The Hero can help to lift the curse so the inhabitants can go to rest.



  • The ghostly warriors drop axes and shields made from madness ore that one may wish to scavenge.


This section contains bugs related to Vitharn. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • Ghostly time-loop, some of the journal entries may trigger out-of-sequence during the ghostly time-loop, stopping further progress in the quest. In extreme cases, this can seal the player inside the fort, the only way out being loading a previous save.