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TESV Yngvild
Yngvild Map
Hold Winterhold Hold
Location An island East of Dawnstar
Type Cave/Barrow
Sublocations Yngvild Throne Room
Quests Retrieve Ardonil's Journals
Characters Arondil
Enemies Draugr
Yngvild Ghost
Location ID Yngvild01

Yngvild is an isolated ice cave situated on an island directly east of Dawnstar. The necromancer Arondil has taken refuge here, having been evicted from Dawnstar after the town's populace found his experiments in Necroanimus to be less than tasteful.

It can be postulated that Yngvild was once a barrow for ancient Nordic Battlemaidens, as it was found by Arondil to be uniquely populated with the corpses of only female warriors. Through successful experimentation, Arondil now has a formidable (and entirely female) draugr force at his command.

Additionally, Arondil has perfected a means to reanimate freshly-dispatched mortals as uniquely spectral minions. The Yngvild ghosts, in fact, were once Dawnstar's young milkmaids. They were either stumbled upon or collected by Arondil and summarily reanimated to do his evil, and evidently perverse, biddings.


Scattered throughout the cave are Arondil's journals, which chronicle his endeavours more completely. The journals are a subject of interest to Vekel the Man of the Thieves Guild, and can be retrieved as part of a miscellaneous objective, for a reward. The journals might stay in your inventory permanently if you pick them up, so it is advised to save before you do so and make sure you can return them.


  • Arondil: A highly skilled necromancer. Is capable of dealing significant Frost damage and slowing movement to a crawl.
  • Yngvild Ghosts: In the last room, where Arondil and his favorite ghost are. If the Dragonborn sneaks past them and takes the Greater Soul Gem on the pedestal, then that ghost will attack and either be killed by or kill Arondil.
  • Draugr
  • Frost Atronach

Notable itemsEdit




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

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  • When you are about to enter the Yngvild Throne Room, you will notice that there is a symbol on the door which indicates that there is a Word Wall in that area/room you are about to enter; however, no such Word Wall exists.
  • Upon taking the intended secret shortcut out after defeating Arondil, You may encounter a hostile, Human-Form woman. She is still called ' Yngvild Ghost ' and still leaves behind ' Ghostly remains ' upon death.
  • Arondil's Journals stuck in inventory: before talking to Vekel drop all four items nearby. Talk to him about Arondil then talk to him about the Journals' existence. Exit The Ragged Flagon then re-enter pick up the journals and return to Vekel which will complete the quest. This will allow you to sell or store the journals.
  •  360   Vekel doesn't remove the Journals from your inventory. If you need to return to Yngvild you should store them in a safe place.
  •  360   If you re-enter Yngvild, for ex. to get the Unusal Gem, the Misc. Objective Collect The Journals (4/4) will appear in your quest log.
    • Fix: Carry the journals in your inventory and this will not happen.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Yngvild

  • Yngvild ghosts

    3 messages
    • Arondil is a pervert!
    • I dealt with Arondil by stealing the Grand Soul Gem in his chamber and letting his favorite ghostly concubine deal with him. Considering what t...
  • cleared destinations.

    8 messages
    • It just means you killed the boss. That's why places like Korvanjund and Ustengrav can't be cleared. There isn't a boss.
    • Well, for Korvanjund, I'd assume the draugr holding the Jagged Crown is a boss ? But yeah, "Cleared" just means that the boss of that area ...

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