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A Word Wall is an unmarked location found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

HistoryEdit

Wordwall

Word Wall at Eldersblood Peak.

There is considerable mystery surrounding the ominous Word Walls dotted all across Skyrim.

The ancient carvings etched into the stone are believed to be words in the Dragon Language, for the characters of that language very much resemble claw marks, or scratches.

It is believed that these walls were constructed by the ancient Nords who lived in the time of the Dragons. Either out of fear or respect, they somehow learned the language of the ancient beasts so they could use it for their own ends.[1]

PurposeEdit

The translations themselves all appear to follow a similar theme, repeating the words "Here lies". This suggests that the walls marked ancient Nord burial grounds or marked the grave of an important figure.

During the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the true power of the Word Walls are revealed. Not only did they mark burial grounds, but existed to teach Words of Power to those with the ability to learn.

InteractionsEdit

Word Wall 2

Learning a Word of Power

When the Dragonborn locates a Word Wall, they have the ability to read the ancient carvings. Reading a wall will highlight a particular word in the paragraph - a Word of Power. Once a Word of Power has been learned from a wall, a Dragon Soul is required to unlock it and turn it into a Dragon Shout.

Most Word Walls (with the exception of the Shearpoint Word Wall) only reveal one Word of Power. In order to learn a complete shout, the Dragonborn is required to learn all three words of a shout.

When in close proximity to a Word Wall, Nordic music and chanting can be heard and will increase in volume the closer the Dragonborn gets.

Word Walls, whether inside Nordic tombs, Dragon Lairs or the like, should not be approached lightly, as they are nearly always guarded, with Dragons, Draugr and even Dragon Priests. Some word walls, such as Shearpoint, Arcwind Point and Saering's Watch, are particularly formidable, guarded by a combination of a Dragon and Draugr, with Shearpoint, for example, guarded by a Dragon and the Dragon Priest Krosis. It should be noted that not all word walls are guarded by Dragons or the undead, for example Sunderstone Gorge is inhabited by levelled mages, whilst Dead Crone Rock and Lost Valley Redoubt are populated by Forsworn and Hagravens, all of which are formidable enemies.

Dragon ScriptEdit

The ancient carvings on Word Walls can vary and are dependent upon what Words of Power the Dragonborn already knows at the time of the encounter with the wall.

For example, if the Dragonborn were to learn the first Word of Power for Animal Allegiance from Ancient's Ascent, then the wall would display the first carving in the table below. However if the Dragonborn was to learn the first word from Angarvunde, then the first carving would be displayed in that location instead.

If the Dragonborn was to later visit Ancient's Ascent to learn the second word, the carving would be the second carving in the table as the first word has already been learned.

TranslationsEdit

The following are translations[2] and locations of all known Word Walls found throughout Skyrim. It should be noted that some of the word walls require the Dragonborn to be on a quest to reach them.

Animal AllegianceEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Animal Allegiance
Locations: Ancient's Ascent, Angarvunde, and Ysgramor's Tomb
Raan Raan-wordwall
QETHSEGOL VahRUKIV Key
SARVIRRA ZOK KRIN RaaN
ALUN Wah FONaaR ODUS FROD
ahRK OFAN OK SIL Fah OK DROG
(This) stone commemorates (the) horse
Sarvirra, most courageous animal
ever to charge (the) snowy battlefield
and give his soul for his lord.
Mir Mir-wordwall
LAKNIR MAL-TU WahLaaN QETHSEGOL
aaRii VahRUKT BONaaR VAKEEZA
WO VaaT Mir Wah JUN DO KeiZaaL
ahRK Dir KO SADON GRAVuuN
Laknir Little-Hammer raised (this) stone
in memory of his servant, humble Vakeeza,
who swore allegiance to (the) kings of Skyrim
and died in Gray Autumn.
Tah Tah-wordwall
HET DiR BRUNiiK REK-GROHiiK
ULFeiDR KRiiD MUZ ahRK SUNAVaaR
BRUNiiK KINBOK SahQON Tah
Here died (the) savage She-Wolf
Ulfeidr slayer (of) men and beast,
Savage leader (of the) Crimson Pack.

Aura WhisperEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Aura Whisper
Locations: Northwind Summit, Valthume, and Volunruud
Laas Laas-wordwall
NAU DaaR REVAK GOLT DRey FREDO
ZahRahMiiK EK LaaS FUL TOL EK
POGaaN KiiR FILOK ahRK OSOS
SUL QahNaaR EK HOKORON
On this sacred ground did Fredo
sacrifice her life so that her
many children could escape and some
day vanquish her enemy
Yah Yah-wordwall
HET NOK YNGNAVAR GaaF-KODaaV
WO DRey Yah MORO NAU FROD
DO KROSIS NUZ SINON

SiiV DINOK ahRK DUKaaN

Here lies Yngnavar Ghost-Bear
who did seek glory on (the) battlefield
of sorrow, but instead
found death and dishonor.
Nir Nir-wordwall
HET Mah FaaSNU RONaaN
UNDVELD aaR
KriiD GROHiiK ahRK DROG
DO LOT Nir
Here fell (the) fearless archer
Undveld, servant,
slayer, wolf, and lord
of (the) Great Hunt.

Become EtherealEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Become Ethereal
Locations: Ironbind Barrow, Lost Valley Redoubt, and Ustengrav
Feim Feim-wordwall
NONVUL BRON DahMaan DaaR ROT FIN
FODiiZ BORMah-Nii LOS HeyV DO ENOOK
MUN WaH LahNey VOTH ahKRIN ahRK ZIN
LEH ROK FeiM VODahMIN KOTIN VULOM
Noble Nords remember these words (of) the
hoar father - It is duty of each
man to live with courage and honor
lest he fade, forgotten into darkness.
Zii Zii-wordwall
NAFNI WahLaaN QETHSEGOL BORMahii
VahRUKT ROGNVALD WEN Zii FEN
MahFAERaaK aaK OK BROD
ahRK FOLooK OK HOKORON
Nafni raised (this) stone
in memory of his father Rognvald, whose spirit will
forever guide his clan
and haunt his enemies.
Gron Gron-wordwall
HET NOK BeIN NahGahDINOK
AZARAN FaaL MUNAX WO UNT
Wah GRON KRILOT DILON DO
SOVNGARDE Wah LeiN DO JUL ahRK FUNT
Here lies foul Necromancer
Azaran the Cruel, who tried
to bind (the) valiant dead of
Sovngarde to (the) world of man and failed.

DisarmEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Disarm
Locations: Eldersblood Peak, Silverdrift Lair, and Snow Veil Sanctum
Zun Zun-wordwall
NONVUL BRON DahMaaN DaaR
ROT DO FIN FODiiZ BORMah
PRUZaaN ZUN KO KeiZaaL LOS
HahDRIM DO DWiiN-SIL KENDOV
Noble Nords remember these
words of the hoar father:
best weapon of Skyrim is
(the) mind of (a) steel-souled warrior.
Haal Haal-wordwall
BROTHI WahLaaN QETHSEGOL KUL
VahRUKT ODRAV KeyN-HaaL
DRUN POGaaS ZIN Wah
BROD SahQO-STRUNMah
Brothi raised (this) stone in memory of his son
Odrav Anvil-Hand
(who) brought much honor to
Clan Red-Mountain.
Viik Viik-wordwall
QETHSEGOL VahRUKIV
ahZID ViiK DO BRiiNahMaaR
DO SOT PeyT NaaKO Wah FIN
LaaT NaaL UFiiK DO KORVAG KO
(This) stone commemorates
(the) bitter defeat of (the) Sisterhood
of the White Rose, eaten to
(the) last by the trolls of Korvag Crag.

DismayEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Dismay
Locations: Dead Crone Rock, Lost Tongue Overlook, and Shalidor's Maze
Faas Faas-wordwall
NONVUL BRON DahMaaN DaaR ROT DO FIN
FODiiZ BORMah FaaS NI BRENDON DO
DINOK Fah ROK LOS QOLaaS DO MORO
ahRK HIN aaK Wah LOT SOVNGARDE
Noble Nord, remember these words of the
hoar father: Fear not (the) specter of
death, for he is (the) herald of glory
and your guide to great Sovngarde.
Ru Ru-wordwall
HET NOK KOPRaaN DO SONaaN
ROMERIUS WO UNT RU NOL OSOS
GOGIL NUZ MOTMah
Here lies (the) body of Bard
Romerius who tried (to) run from some
Goblins but slipped.
Maar Maar-wordwall
QETHSEGOL VahRUKIV DaaNIK
FahLiiL KiiR DO GRAVuuN FROD
WO BOVUL KO MaaR NOL KINZON
ZahKRii DO KRUZiiK HOKORON
(This) stone commemorates (the) doomed
Elf children of (the) Autumn Field
Who fled in terror from (the) sharp
Swords of (the) ancient enemy

Elemental FuryEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Elemental Fury
Locations: Dragontooth Crater, Shriekwind Bastion, and Statue to Meridia
Su Su-wordwall
HET NOK FJOLDMOD BeiN-SU WO
PooK OL POGaaS NAU GOL OL
OK KOPRaaN DREH NU KO GOLT
Here lies Fjoldmod Foul-Air who
stank as much on earth as
his body does now in (the) ground.
Grah Grah-wordwall
QETHSEGOL VahRUKIV KRIL
THJODREK WO Dir ZOHUNGaaR
KO GRah DO VITH OKaaZ
(This) stone commemorates (the) brave
Thjodrek who died heroically
in (the) battle of (the) Serpent Sea.
Dun Dun-wordwall
QETHSEGOL VahRUKIV PaaZ
KULaaS YRSA WO ENSOSIN
Pah DO TaaZOKaaN VOTH
EK DUN ahRK BRii
(This) stone commemorates (the) fair
Princess Yrsa who bewitched
all of Tamriel with
her grace and beauty.

Fire BreathEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Fire Breath
Locations: Dustman's Cairn, Sunderstone Gorge, and Throat of the World
Yol Yol-wordwall
QETHSEGOL VahRUKIV KiiR
JUN JAFNHAR WO LOS AG
NahLaaS NaaL YOL DO
LOT DOVah LODUNOST
(This) stone commemorates (the) child
king Jafnhar who was burned
alive by (the) fire of
(the) great dragon Lodunost.
Toor Toor-wordwall
AESA WahLaaN QETHSEGOL
BRiiNahii VahRUKT THOHILD
FIN TooR WEN SMOLiiN AG
FRIN OL SahQO HeiM
Aesa raised (this) stone
in memory (of her) sister, Thohild
the Inferno, whose passion burned
hot as (the) Red Forge.
Shul Shul-wordwall
HET Mah HERFODR
SHUL-KRiiD SahROT
KONahRIK DO LUMNaaR
DO KRENT HahNU
Here fell Herfodr
Sun-Slayer, mighty
warlord of (the) Valley
of Broken Dreams.

Frost BreathEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Frost Breath
Locations: Bonestrewn Crest, Folgunthur, and Skyborn Altar
Fo Fo-wordwall
Pah WERID SONaaN LUNERIO
WEN YUVON LOVaaS MeyZ
FO HET KO VULON
All praise Bard Lunerio
whose golden music became
frost here in night.
Krah Krah-wordwall
HET NOK BRIT KaaZ ANURASSA
WEN FaaD NIS KOS EVENaaR
ORIN NaaL KRah DINOK
Here lies (the) beautiful Khajiit Anurassa
whose warmth cannot be extinguished
even by cold death.
Diin Diin-wordwall
WULFIN WahLaaN QETHSEGOL JUDii
VahRUKT HREFNA RUVaaK-OM
WEN MiiN DiiN SOS
DO Naan JUL
Wulfin raised (this) stone in memory of his queen
Hrefna Raven-Hair
whose eyes froze (the) blood
of any king.

Ice FormEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Ice Form
Locations: Frostmere Crypt, Mount Anthor, and Saarthal
Iiz Iiz-wordwall
HET NOK KOPRaaN DO
IGLIF iiZ-SOS WO GRIND OK OBLaaN
NI KO MOROKei VUKeIN NUZ ahST
MUNAX HaaLVUT DO LiiV KRASaaR
Here lies (the) body of
Iglif Ice-Blood who met his end
not in glorious combat, but at
(the) cruel touch of (the) withering sickness
Slen Slen-wordwall
NONVUL BRON DahMaaN DaaR ROT DO
FIN FODiiZ BORMah-ORIN PRUZaaN DWiiN
aaL KREH ahRK KREN NUZ SLEN DO
VahZah MUZ LOS SINDUGahVON
Noble Nords remember these words of
the hoar father: Even best steel
may bend and break, but flesh of
true men is unyielding.
Nus Nus-wordwall
SIGRuuF WahLaaN QETHSEGOL BRiiNahii
VahRUKT LANAL WEN BRIT LUFT LOS OL
KINZON ahRK SOT OL NUS DWiiROK
NOL NahLaaS OZINVey
Sigruuf raised (this) stone for his sister's
memory, Lanal, whose beautiful face was as
sharp and white as a statue carved
from living ivory.

Kyne's PeaceEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Kyne's Peace
Locations: Ragnvald, Rannveig's Fast, and Shroud Hearth Barrow
Kaan Kaan-wordwall
HET NOK KOPRaaN DO HELA
FahDON Wah Pah SIVaaS
aaR DO KaaN aaL REK SiiV UNahZaaL
PRaaN KO FeyKRO DO HahNU
Here lies (the) body of Hela,
friend to all beasts,
servant of Kyne. May she find
rest in the Forest of Dreams.
Drem Drem-wordwall
NONVUL BRON DahMaaN DaaR ROT
DO FIN FODiiZ BORMah DRaaL
NI Fah DREM Fah GRIK LOS
HIND DO SahLO ahRK NIVahRiiN
Noble Nords remember these words
of the hoar father: Pray
not for peace, for such is
(the) wish of (the) weak and cowardly.
Ov Ov-wordwall
HET Mah SPaaN VahDIN VALKRYS
WO KRIF VOTH ahKRIN NUZ
LOS FOLaaS Vah OV MULaaG
DO BODiiS TUZ
Here fell shield maiden Valkrys
who fought with courage, but
was wrong to trust (the) power
of (a) borrowed sword.

Marked for DeathEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Marked for Death
Locations: Autumnwatch Tower, Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, and Forsaken Cave
Krii Krii-wordwall
NONVUL BRON DahMaaN DaaR ROT DO
FIN FODiiZ BORMah Wah KRii KO
MOROKei KeIN LOS Wah ZIN GeINMaaR Wah DIR
KO MOROKei KeIN LOS Wah ZIN Pah DO KeiZaaL
Noble Nords remember these words of
the hoar father: To kill in
glorious war is to honor oneself, to die
in glorious war is to honor all of Skyrim.
Lun Lun-wordwall
HET Mah TahRODiiS TAFiiR
SKORJI LUN-SINAK WEN KLOV
GOVey NaaL RINIK HahKUN ROK
TOGaaT WaH GahROT
Here fell (the) treacherous thief
Skorji Leech-Fingers, whose head
(was) removed by (the) very axe he
tried to steal.
Aus Aus-wordwall
THORINGAR WahLaaN QETHSEGOL
MONii VahRUKT NooMI WEN
DEZ LOS Wah AUS NIN DO
POGaaN OGiiM RONaaZ
Thoringar raised (this) stone
for his daughter’s memory, Noomi, whose
fate (it) was to suffer (the) sting of
many Orc arrows.

Slow TimeEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Slow Time
Locations: Hag's End, Korvanjund, and Labyrinthian
Tiid Tiid-wordwall
VEGUNTHAR WahLaaN QETHSEGOL
BORMahIL VahRUKT HUNGUNTHAR
TiiD NaaK KRIaaN SE
JUNNESEJER KRONiiD SE DUNKREATH
Vegunthar raised (this) stone
(in his) father's memory, Hungunthar
Time-Eater, slayer of
(the) Kings of the East, conqueror of Dunkreath.
Klo Klo-wordwall
HET Mah SahROT
KONahRIK aaBAN
KiiN SE KLO SE ALIKR
PRaaN NU DENEK KeiZaaL
Here fell mighty
Warlord Aaban
Child of (the) sands of Alik'r;
rest now in (the) soil (of) Skyrim.
Ul Ul-wordwall
QETHSEGOL VahRUKIV
KENDOV SE VED RONAX WEN
SIL NU YORiiK RINDaaR SE SOVNGARDE
Pah UL
(This) stone commemorates
(the) warriors of the black regiment whose
souls now march in the plains of Sovngarde
for all eternity.

Storm CallEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Storm Call
Locations: Forelhost, High Gate Ruins, and Skuldafn
Strun Strun-wordwall
ahRK OND DRey SahROT
HeiMVERLUND MeyZ NOL HEVNO
BROM MED STRUN DO UZNahGaaR
NahKRiiN NOL SOVNGARDE NIMaaR
And lo did mighty
Heimverlund come from the brutal
north, like a storm of unbridled
vengeance from Sovngarde itself.
Bah Bah-wordwall
HET Mah HROTHMAR Bah GROHiiK
DO BRUNiiK PINDaaR aaL OK SIL
ROVaaN SOVNGARDE MahFAERaaK
Here fell Hrothmar, Wrath Wolf,
from (the) savage plains; may his soul
wander Sovngarde forever.
Qo Qo-wordwall
QETHSEGOL VahRUKIV SahSUNaaR
DO DANiiK VUNDEHeiM AG
NahLaaS NaaL QO DO
UNSLaaD KROSIS
(This) stone commemorates (the) villagers
of doomed Vundeheim, burned
alive by (the) Lightning of
Unending Sorrow.

Throw VoiceEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Throw Voice
Locations: Shearpoint
Zul, Mey, Gut Zul-wordwall
MODIR FIN GUT WahLaaN QETHSEGOL
ZeyMahii VahRUKT OSKAR
FIN Mey WEN ZUL LOS SahLO ahRK
NI SahROT THuuM DO OK BROD
Modir the Far raised (this) stone
(in his) brother's memory, Oskar
the Fool, whose voice was weak and
not (the) mighty shout of his clan.

Unrelenting ForceEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Unrelenting Force
Locations: Bleak Falls Barrow
Fus Fus-wordwall
HET NOK FaaL VahLOK
DeiNMaaR DO DOVAahGOLZ
ahRK aaN FUS DO UNSLaaD
RahGOL ahRK VULOM
Here lies the guardian
Keeper of dragonstone
And a force of unending
Rage and darkness

Whirlwind SprintEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Whirlwind Sprint
Locations: Dead Men's Respite, High Hrothgar, and Volskygge
Wuld Wuld-wordwall
HET NOK KOPRaaN DO
WYNJULF FaaL WULD WEN
ViiNTaaS TUZ Vey ZeiM LahVU
DO RahGROL OGiiM
Here lies (the) body of
Wynjolf the Whirlwind whose
shining blade cut through an army
of raging Orcs.
Nah Nah-wordwall
NONVUL BRON DahMaaN DaaR
ROK DO FIN FODiiZ BORMah
OBLIVION LooST NID Nah MED
SPaaN VahDIN BeyN
Noble Nord, remember these
words of the Hoar Father -
Oblivion hath no fury like
(a) shield maiden scorned.
Kest Kest-wordwall
BEKKHILD WahLaaN QETHSEGOL
ahMULI VahRUKT EYOLF WEN
VeySUN LOS SIZaaN KO VUL
KEST KO OKaaZ DO LUV
Bekkhild raised (this) stone
(in her) husband's memory, Eyolf, whose
ship was lost in (a) dark
tempest in (the) Sea of Tears.

QuestsEdit

  • Demonstrating a shout in populated areas can result in a courier delivering a Letter from a Friend. This note starts a quest to find a source of power and the current location of an undiscovered word wall.
  • The Dragonborn may speak to Arngeir at High Hrothgar about Words of Power to start a similar quest.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • A Word Wall can be found in Sovngarde, though it is blocked.

ReferencesEdit

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