Skyrim:Lost Valley Redoubt

Skyrim: Places: Nordic Ruins
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Nordic Ruin:
Lost Valley Redoubt
(view on map)
Clearable Yes
Dungeon Yes
Respawn Time 10 days or 30 days
Forsworn, Forsworn Briarhearts, Hagravens
Console Location Code(s)
The Reach
Special Features
Word Wall Become Ethereal
# of Forges/Anvils 1
# of Grindstones 1
Ore Veins
# of Silver 2
Lost Valley Redoubt

Lost Valley Redoubt is a massive Nordic ruin inhabited by Forsworn and hagravens. It is a short distance, almost directly west of Bilegulch Mine, both of which are to the southeast of Markarth and to the northwest of Falkreath.

Be prepared for a long fight. At the top on the island below the highest waterfall you will find two hagravens around an altar, creating a Forsworn Briarheart:

Hagraven #1: "Heart of thorn... bones of the wild... in life, Forsworn..."
Both Hagravens: "...rise from death, Blood of our Blood."

Behind them is a word wall which teaches part of the Become Ethereal shout. There is leveled loot on the altar along with a chest in the area. There is a long ledge overhanging two waterfalls at the top, opposite the hagravens and word wall, which is Bard's Leap Summit.

Related Quests


  • There is a lever near the stairs on the level where the large waterfall lands. Activating it causes a boulder trap to go off. Another such lever is a short distance west on the same level, next to a large rock.
  • Beware several tripwires. They set off boulder traps and a swinging mammoth head.
  • At the summit, follow one of the aqueducts to its base to find gold and a random potion.
  • There is a catwalk over the waterfall that overlooks the camp. If you go on it and head towards the waterfalls, you will see some boards hanging off; this is Bard's Leap Summit. Jump and land in the water, and you will see some stairs. Go up the stairs and you will meet a ghost named Azzadal. Listen to his story of his leap, after which he will play you a song. When he is done, your speech skill will level up by two.
  • One silver ore vein is located left of the Forsworn hut on the level beyond the mammoth skull trap. A second vein is one level above the previous, past the first archway by the southern staircase.
  • In the Forsworn hut on the level beyond the mommoth skull trap are three potions and an apothecary's satchel with alchemy ingredients.
  • Just to the north is the treasure chest for Treasure Map V, assuming you have obtained the map.
  • The Briarheart ritual can be interrupted. Killing the Hagravens will stop the spell, and thus the Forsworn's resurrection. Pickpocketing the Briarheart from the Forsworn Briarheart works too.
  • There is an unlocked wooden chest on its side, located by a small pile of rubble on the far side of the catwalk towards Cradle Stone Tower.


  • Killing the two Hagravens before they can raise the Briarheart results in the bodies remaining forever because the quest never gets shut down.


<gallery perrow=5> File:SR-place-Lost_Valley_Redoubt_02.jpg|Closer view of the camp File:SR-npc-Forsworn 06.jpg|Hagravens creating a Forsworn Briarheart File:SR-word wall-Lost Valley Redoubt.jpg|The Word Wall at Lost Valley Redoubt </gallery/>