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Oblivion:Swampy Cave

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Swampy Cave
(view on map)
# of Zones 2
Eduard Denile
Swamp Trolls
Important Treasure
1 Detect Life helmet
Console Location Code(s)
SwampyCaveExterior, SwampyCave, SwampyCave02
Nibenay Basin
Southeast of Cheydinhal, on the East bank of the Reed River
Swampy Cave

Swampy Cave is a medium-sized cave southeast of Cheydinhal containing trolls (quest-related). It contains two zones: Swampy Cave and Swampy Cave Dry Rock Run.

Related Quests


  • This cave contains 14 Cairn Bolete plants and 28 Wisp Stalk plants.
  • In the chamber to your left when you first enter there is a chest that always contains one of twelve helmets with a detect life enchantment. The specific one you find is based upon your level, and whether you receive the light armor or heavy armor version is randomly determined.
    • There are three chests in total in the chamber; the one with the detect life helmet is in the southernmost alcove.
    • This chest does not respawn.
Level Light Armor Heavy Armor
Magnitude Type Name Magnitude Type Name
1-5 25 ft Fur Deer Skin Helmet 25 ft Iron Helmet of Arkay
6-8 45 ft Leather Helmet of the Scout 45 ft Steel Eyes of Akatosh
9-12 65 ft Chainmail Helmet of Life Detection 65 ft Dwarven Helmet of the Sentinel
13-17 85 ft Mithril Helmet of Life Seeing 65 ft Orcish Battlehunter Helmet
18-22 85 ft Elven Helmet of Life Sight 85 ft Ebony Helmet of the Hunter
23+ 105 ft Glass Helmet of Exposition 105 ft Daedric Inquisitor's Helmet



Key to Maps
Map of Swampy Cave, Exterior
  • The exterior is located at coordinates: Tamriel 32, 17
  • This location's map marker (M on map) is named Swampy Cave (editor name SwampyCaveMapMarker). The entrance door is NE of the marker, 40 feet away.
  • 3 Will-o-the-Wisps (quest-specific leveled variety; non-respawning) are near the entrance
  • 0-1 Mud Crab is near the entrance
  • 1 Wilderness Creature (Valley variety) is near the entrance
  • 1 Nirnroot is at location N on map
  • The following plants can be found near the entrance: 28 Bergamot plants, 3 Flax plants, 1 Foxglove plant, 14 Lavender plants, 13 Monkshood plants, and 1 Nightshade plant

Zone 1: Swampy Cave

Swampy Cave



Doors and Gates:

Zone 2: Swampy Cave Dry Rock Run

Swampy Cave Dry Rock Run


  • 8 Swamp Trolls (quest-specific leveled variety; non-respawning)


Doors and Gates:

  • There are two doors in/out of this zone