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Wolfskull Cave

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Cave  Wolfskull Cave
Wolfskull cave
Skyrim map Wolfskull cave
Hold Haafingar
Location West of Solitude
North of the Statue to Meridia
Type Cave
Sublocations Wolfskull Ruins
Quests The Man Who Cried Wolf
Characters Potema
Enemies Draugr
Location ID WolfSkullCave02

Wolfskull Cave is a cave located in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This area is located in Haafingar Hold, in the snowy foothills west of Solitude.


The name comes from its history as a place where Potema Septim, a former Queen of Skyrim, practiced Necromancy.


Wolfskull CaveEdit

This cave system is guarded by necromancers, draugr, and skeletons, and leads to Wolfskull Ruins.

Wolfskull RuinsEdit

Wolfskull Ruins are the remains of the underground stronghold of Potema Septim, the Wolf Queen, who in ages past had terrorized the surrounding territory until she was hunted down and killed. The ruins are currently held by a group of Necromancers who are trying to summon Potema back to life.

This area is only accessible during the quest The Man Who Cried Wolf. If Wolfskull Cave is entered before the quest has begun, the entrance to Wolfskull Ruins will be sealed off with ice, and all the enemies will be replaced with bandits.


The Man Who Cried WolfEdit

A representative from Dragon Bridge has asked for the cave to be investigated. Falk Firebeard asks the Dragonborn to clear it out.

Notable ItemsEdit

Notable ThrallsEdit

These four necromancers are found accompanying the Ritual Master at Wolfskull Cave during The Man Who Cried Wolf are unique NPCs instead of radiant characters, the group includes:

  • a Breton woman (0009655b)
  • a Dunmer woman (00096559)
  • a Nord woman (00028503)
  • a Nord man (00028502)

They will have the same leveled stats as a generic necromancer of the appropriate level, but are all named "Necromancer", all of them do not respawn nor despawn, they can make good thralls.



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    • I have exactly the same problem.
    • What are you playing Skyrim on? If it is PC you can advance the quest using console commands and then set the quest to the next stage so all ...
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    • Just as I was about to be killed by ritual mage, I used unrelenting force and she flew off the tower and died lol
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