Skyrim Dragonborn Walkthrough

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Go to a town or village where you are liked. A pair of masked Cultists will approach and ask if you are Dragonborn, triggering the Dragonborn quest.


Defeat the Cultists and remove the Cultists’ Orders from their body. This will tell you that they took a ship named the Northern Maiden from Raven Rock to Windhelm, with the orders to kill you before you reach Solstheim. It appears that accomplishing this would please someone named Miraak.

Travel to Windhelm, and find Gjalund Salt-Sage on his ship, the North Maiden, at the docks. Persuade, intimidate, or pay him to take you to Solstheim.

Arriving at Raven Rock unlocks the Outlander achievement.

You are met on the docks by a Dunmer named Adril Arano who asks you to state your intentions. Ask him about Miraak, this will lead to a clue about the Earth Stone which will update your map.

Go to the Earth Stone Shrine. It is actually very close, located on the cove behind the Northern Maiden.

At the Earth Stone a Dunmer named Neloth will approach and ask what brings you to Raven Rock. Asking him about Miraak will have him recall the ruins of the Temple of Miraak and update your map.

Head towards the marker on your map. A snowy hillside with several dragon skeletons, impressive stairways, and Dunmer construction similar to that at the Earth Stone will show you are near.

Climb the stairs to the top of the mountain and up the wooden construction scaffolding, then head down into the temple where you will see a stone similar to the Earth Stone. This will complete the Dragonborn quest and trigger The Temple of Miraak quest.

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8 Comments on Skyrim Dragonborn Walkthrough


On December 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

im stuck on the quest called The Final Decent, i cant figure out how to get the stone doors to open using the Bloodskal Blade, can anyone help plz

Kevin Thielenhaus

On December 10, 2012 at 11:01 am


You are not alone! This tricky quest has been giving lots of players problems, but the solution isn’t so hard once you know the trick.

1. Equip the Bloodskal Blade. You’ll notice when you perform a power attack (hold down the attack button) you’ll launch a wave of red energy forward. While moving forward, you’ll launch a vertical wave of energy. When moving backward, you’ll launch a horizontal wave of energy.

2. Look at the big stone door, and you’ll see red s, either horizontal or vertical, all over the outer door. Shoot either a vertical or horizontal energy wave from the Bloodskal Blade to match these s.

3. Everytime you hit successfully, the red will move or disappear and new ones will appear on the door — above it, or on the door itself. Simply try to match your red energy waves with the red s and you can solve this puzzle.

I hope that helps, Patricia! Let us know if you need to know more.


On January 12, 2013 at 4:53 pm

What level do you need to start dragonborn ?

Kevin Thielenhaus

On January 12, 2013 at 5:02 pm


To start this DLC, you’ll need to complete quests up to “The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller”, which comes after “Dragon Rising” and “The Way of the Voice” on Skyrim’s vanilla main quest chain.


On February 15, 2013 at 8:14 am

I hope someone can help. I am on the final battle with Miraak and when his health gets low the third time, he becomes ethereal and I cant attack him, then he keeps his distance and it just goes on like that. Is this a glitch or do I need to use a certain shout on him? Please help thanks


On October 18, 2013 at 4:01 am

on that battle with mirrak the 3rd time he goes ethral he is supposed to back up go away then reapear in the mucky water in the middle where herma mora will apear so you must be having a glitch it shouldnt take long after he goes ethral

Kevin Thielenhaus

On October 18, 2013 at 8:54 am


It so sucks, but this battle does glitch out pretty often. Hopefully a reload should fix your problem.


On November 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I completed “the horn of Juergen wind caller”

But the game still does not allow me to do this dlc

The masked guys won’t come to me anywhere in the game

What do I do??