Skyrim:Skyborn Altar

Skyrim: Places: Dragon Lairs
SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png
Dragon Lair:
Skyborn Altar
(view on map)
Clearable Yes
Dungeon Yes
Respawn Time 10 days or 30 days
Level Min: 10
Dragons, Wispmother, Wisps
Console Location Code(s)
SkybornAltarExterior01, SkybornAltarExterior02, SkybornAltarExterior03
East of Labyrinthian
North of Silent Moons Camp
Special Features
Word Wall Frost Breath
Skyborn Altar

Skyborn Altar is a mountaintop dragon lair located in the mountains east-southeast of Morthal.

Skyborn Altar before Dragon Rising

The path to Skyborn Altar is located just south of Labyrinthian; it can also be reached from the south by traveling between Silent Moons Camp and Dustman's Cairn. From either direction the dirt path is marked by a stone head to the east, and to the south of the last (or first) stone arch.

The word wall here teaches part of the Frost Breath shout. The wall is guarded by a leveled dragon which is resting on the wall. There is a dead adventurer slumped against the right-hand side of the wall, a chest is located behind the pillar to the far left, and there is a burial urn a few feet north of the chest, hidden in the rocks.

Before the dragons' return, the wall is guarded by a wispmother and her wisps. In front of the wall is a sacrificial table, and on it is a shrine of Akatosh, a dead skeleton, two leveled soul gems, a leveled potion, and a leveled weapon.

Related Quests

  • Note: This location is one of many potential targets for one or more of the radiant quests found on this page.


  • A silver ore vein is located a short distance southwest from the bottom of the steps.
  • Three orichalcum ore veins are located 140 feet southeast of the altar (map).
  • A moonstone ore vein is located in a gap in the rocks to the northeast, between the altar and the Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon (map).
  • There is an adept-locked chest due south of the word wall. Follow the path down two flights of stairs, past the first tree on left with a lump of rock next to it and at the second tree turn due east. The chest is behind the tree against the rock face.
  • The dragon's death animation may plow into the rock from the north and leave a trail but no dragon. Climb down to the north to find the dragon's body.