The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Walkthrough

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Side Quests

No One Escapes Cidhna Mine

  1. Wake up in Cidhna Mine to the shouting of Urzoga gra-Shugurz.
  2. Once you’re allowed into the Mine, begin your escape by first talking to Uraccen, found in the central room by the campfire.
  3. Talk to Uraccen to learn the location of Madanach, and info about getting a shiv.
  4. Find Grisvar in the southern part of the Mine.
  5. Ask Grisvar for a shiv; he says he’ll give you one in exchange for a bottle of skooma from Duach.
  6. Find Duach in the northern part of the Mine.
  7. Ask Duach for the skooma, best obtained by Persuasion or Brawling.
  8. Take the bottle of skooma to Grisvar, and exchange it for a shiv.
  9. Take the shiv to Borkul the Beast in the central room to gain entrance to see Madanach.
  10. At this point, the quest line splits in two options: Alliance with the Nords, or Alliance with the Forsworn.

Alliance with the Nords

  1. Kill Madanach by whatever means you have.
  2. Search his body for Madanach’s Note and Madanach’s Key.
  3. Read the Note; it tells you about the escape route through some old Dwarven Ruins.
  4. Use the Key to unlock the nearby gate that leads to the escape route.
  5. Escape through the Dwarven Ruins, fighting or fleeing the Frostbite Spiders and Dwemer guardians as you see fit.
  6. Head through the final golden door and into Markarth, where you’re met and rewarded by Thonar Silver-Blood. Quest complete!

Alliance with the Forsworn

  1. Speak with Madanach; he’ll tell you to go speak with Braig and hear his story.
  2. Find Braig in the Mine’s extreme southern end.
  3. Hear Braig’s story.
  4. Return to Madanach; he’ll tell you kill Grisvar the Unlucky.
  5. Kill Grisvar the Unlucky. Loot his corpse for a shiv.
  6. Return to Madanach and tell him Grisvar is dead.
  7. Follow Madanach and the others as the escape begins.
  8. Let Madanach and the others fight the Frostbite Spiders and Dwemer guardians ahead of you to clear the route.
  9. Stop just before the final golden door, where Kaie gives you back your equipment, along with a complete ancient Forsworn outfit.
  10. Follow Madanach through the golden door, where Thonar Silver-Blood awaits.
  11. Fight! Or stand back / hide while Madanach and the other Forsworn clean Markarth of the Nords. Quest complete!

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10 Comments on The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Walkthrough


On November 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I wonder if 100 Absorb + 100 Reflect would still be possible


On November 8, 2011 at 9:41 am

Probably not but we shall see. I am almost peeing my pants waiting for this game to come out!!!


On November 20, 2011 at 5:29 am

“4.After Einarth transfers his “understanding,” listen for Arngeir’s instructions. You will have to fire your “Shout” at three targets that will appear in the center area.”

when looking at the target and I shout this one oke says master einarth is waiting for you ! Please help


On November 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hold down z for a few seconds he will say the second word, the next shout you learn you will need to equip the shout.


On December 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

has anyone done the ‘The mind of madness’


On December 4, 2011 at 7:15 am

Thanx for the walkthrought. Watching this guy play skyrim, lol classic!


On December 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Has anyone cured them selves of vampirizem? i am past my 3 day grace period,and need to know what to do?


On December 18, 2011 at 11:19 am

I need help with lockpicks… I never get any hardly and I run out before I can get even a low med lock picked. Can you smith them because buying does not get you many……….tks

a guy34

On December 28, 2011 at 2:14 am

hit ~ and enter: player.additem a 9999


On January 12, 2012 at 8:13 am

where in the game do one find a soul trap scroll?