Skyrim Dragonborn Walkthrough

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The Fate of The Skall

Follow Frea out of the Temple of Miraak to the Skaal Village. It’s down the hill and to your right, you will see it when you come upon a wooden bridge.

Talk to Storn Crag-Strider in the Skaal Village. He instructs you to learn the Word of Power on the wall of Saering’s Watch, and updates your map with its location.

As you draw near to Saering’s Watch you will see a Serpentine Dragon overhead. This is a new type of dragon, added in the Dragonborn DLC, and is significantly stronger than Legendary Dragons. Those with Daedric items won’t have much trouble, and those without may want to incorporate the Draugr & Frost Trolls around Saering’s Watch – as well as their new Dragon Aspect shout – into their tactics. Once defeated, Miraak will appear and absorb the Serpentine Dragon’s soul, but you may remove loot from it.

At the top of Saering’s Watch you will find a wall with the word Earth from the Bend Will shout. Unlock it.

Head to the Wind Stone, marked on your map between Saering’s Watch and the Skaal Village, and use the Bend Will should on the stone. The earth will rumble, the Skaal people will be freed of whatever hold was over them, and a Lurker Guardian will appear.

Return to the Saal Village and speak with Storn Crag-Strider. Through conversation he will give you the Cleansing The Stones quest, but continue speaking with him about Miraak and the Black Book to complete The Fate of The Skaal quest and trigger The Path Of Knowledge 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??