The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Walkthrough
Table of Contents
- Bleak Falls Barrow
- The Way of the Voice
- A Blade in the Dark
- A Cornered Rat
- The Throat of the World
- Alduin’s Bane
- The World-Eater’s Eyrie
- Blood on the Ice
- Forbidden Legend
- The Forsworn Conspiracy
- No One Escapes Cidhna Mine
- The Golden Claw
- In My Time of Need
- Kyne’s Sacred Trials
- Laid to Rest
- Lights Out!
- The Man Who Cried Wolf
- The Wolf Queen Awakened
- Missing in Action
- Promises to Keep
- A Return to Your Roots
- Rise in the East
- Unfathomable Depths
- The White Phial
- Repairing the Phial
No One Escapes Cidhna Mine
- Wake up in Cidhna Mine to the shouting of Urzoga gra-Shugurz.
- Once you’re allowed into the Mine, begin your escape by first talking to Uraccen, found in the central room by the campfire.
- Talk to Uraccen to learn the location of Madanach, and info about getting a shiv.
- Find Grisvar in the southern part of the Mine.
- Ask Grisvar for a shiv; he says he’ll give you one in exchange for a bottle of skooma from Duach.
- Find Duach in the northern part of the Mine.
- Ask Duach for the skooma, best obtained by Persuasion or Brawling.
- Take the bottle of skooma to Grisvar, and exchange it for a shiv.
- Take the shiv to Borkul the Beast in the central room to gain entrance to see Madanach.
- At this point, the quest line splits in two options: Alliance with the Nords, or Alliance with the Forsworn.
Alliance with the Nords
- Kill Madanach by whatever means you have.
- Search his body for Madanach’s Note and Madanach’s Key.
- Read the Note; it tells you about the escape route through some old Dwarven Ruins.
- Use the Key to unlock the nearby gate that leads to the escape route.
- Escape through the Dwarven Ruins, fighting or fleeing the Frostbite Spiders and Dwemer guardians as you see fit.
- 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
- Speak with Madanach; he’ll tell you to go speak with Braig and hear his story.
- Find Braig in the Mine’s extreme southern end.
- Hear Braig’s story.
- Return to Madanach; he’ll tell you kill Grisvar the Unlucky.
- Kill Grisvar the Unlucky. Loot his corpse for a shiv.
- Return to Madanach and tell him Grisvar is dead.
- Follow Madanach and the others as the escape begins.
- Let Madanach and the others fight the Frostbite Spiders and Dwemer guardians ahead of you to clear the route.
- Stop just before the final golden door, where Kaie gives you back your equipment, along with a complete ancient Forsworn outfit.
- Follow Madanach through the golden door, where Thonar Silver-Blood awaits.
- Fight! Or stand back / hide while Madanach and the other Forsworn clean Markarth of the Nords. Quest complete!
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