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Skyrim:The Pale

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The snow-covered pine forests of The Pale on a rare sunny day

The Pale is a hold in northern Skyrim, with its capital in Dawnstar. It is initially affiliated with the Stormcloaks, but can be captured by the Imperial Legion after completing A False Front and The Battle for Fort Dunstad. It can also change sides as part of negotiations during Season Unending.

The Pale is sparsely populated, with safe places for travelers few and far between. The snowy terrain that makes up most of the hold is unsuitable for farming; however, the far southern edge, where not mountainous, is more hospitable.

One of three entrances to Blackreach is in the depths of Raldbthar, a Dwarven ruin south of Lake Yorgrim, the largest lake in the Pale. River Yorgrim flows from this lake.

Flora and Fauna

Snowberries thrive in the harsh, snow-covered environment, but the sturdy blue and purple variants of the mountain flower can also be found. Along the coast, Nordic barnacles, clams and spiky grass dominate.

Giants are common here, as are the usual denizens of the snow: sabre cats, wolves, ice wraiths, trolls and frostbite spiders.


  • All locations in the Pale with individual map markers are listed. There are a few places without map markers listed for their significance.

Hold Capital

Farms, Towns, and Settlements including Orc Strongholds and Inns

Camps, including Giant Camps and Military Camps


Dragon Lairs

Ruins including Dwarven and Nordic

Standing Stones and Daedric Shrines

Towers and Forts

Landmarks, including Bodies of Water, Clearings, Ships and Shipwrecks

Unmarked Places

The Pale Quests

Quests that are started in or related to the Pale.

Main Quest

Imperial Legion Civil War Quests

Stormcloaks Civil War Quests

Daedric Quests

Dark Brotherhood

Thieves Guild

College of Winterhold

Dawnguard DG

Side Quests