Skyrim Raven Rock: Quests, Locations & How To Reach

Get to Raven Rock in Skyrim to explore different locations and complete plenty of side quests for additional bonuses!

Raven Rock is a borderland town in Skyrim that lies in the wilderness of Solstheim’s southern coast, built by the East Empire Company. The settlement is the capital of Solstheim, established in the late Third Era for mining purposes. Now, the town is populated with sellswords and traders for business purposes. To this day, the town still holds many riddles and secrets.

Key Takeaways
  • Raven Rock is one of the major towns in Skyrim that is open to visit and explore. 
  • You can get to Raven Rock by taking a carriage and setting sail across the sea. 
  • Raven Rock offers different Quests such as An Axe to Find and Served Cold.
  • The place is full of valuable places such as Raven Rock Mine and Severin Manor.
  • You can explore Raven Rock to pick up different Side quests or search for useful locations to collect valuable items from there.

How To Get To Raven Rock

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Interact with Gjalund (Image Credits eXputer)

Locating Raven Rock on the map in Skyrim is straightforward, but settling there requires a specific approach. While Skyrim encourages exploration, reaching certain places may have designated means. To reach Raven Rock, take a carriage and find a sailor who can transport you across the rivers into the old town.

Raven Rock boasts numerous quests, rewards, and mysteries for avid explorers. After defeating the Watchtower Dragon in Whiterun and progressing through the High Hrothgar storyline quest “The Horn Of Jurgen Windcaller,” a chance to encounter cultists and receive a note to travel to Solstheim arises.

Upon unlocking the quest, head to Windhelm and locate sailors at the docks. Gjalund Salt-Sage can be found around the sailing area. Interact with Gjalund and, through bribery, persuasion, or intimidation, initiate the sail to Solstheim. After convincing him, a short cutscene will transport you to the land of Raven Rock.

What You Can Find In Raven Rock 

Raven Rock is a large settlement in Solstheim that offers plenty of side quests, NPC interactions, trade opportunities, and mystery loot in the fascinating land. You can look up the following things. 

Quests

QuestsQuest Giver TypeReward Location
An Axe To Find Glover Mallory Miscellaneous QuestAncient Nordic Pickaxe or LeveledRaven Rock
March Of The DeadCaptain VelethSide QuestChampions Cudgel, Leveled Old Attius Farm Fort Frostmoth
A New DebtMogrulSide QuestMogrul's thugs stop harassing the DragonbornRaven Rock
The Final DescentCrescius CaerlliusSide QuestLeveled, Bloodskal BladeRaven Rock Mine
Served ColdCaptain VelethSide QuestLeveled, Severin Manor, Raven Rock citizenshipRaven Rock Ashfallow Citadel

Raven Rock features plenty of storyline quests and side tasks that you can complete to progress further in the game and unlock different achievements. The main and most rewarding quests are the following. 

An Axe To Find 

An Axe To Find is one of the most crucial quests in Raven Rock that gives you the most value and rewards. The quests revolve around hunting down Glover Mallory, who is a famous blacksmith in Raven Rock. Once you complete the quest, you will receive the Ancient Nordic pickaxe, which is a rare mining tool used for farming the Stalhrim Ore.

March Of The Dead

March of the dead
Captain Veleth (Image Credits eXputer)

March of the Dead is a side quest in Raven Rock in which you have to assist Captain Veleth in finding and eliminating the ash spawn that is trying to attack Raven Rock. Completing the Quest grants you gold, depending on your level. 

A New Debt 

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A New Debt (Image Captured by eXputer)

The New Debt Quest is linked with Mogrul, in which you have to solve the dispute of debt between the Drovas Relvi and Mogrul to settle the heat. You can either pay Mogrul or kill him during the Quest to complete your mission.

The Final Descent 

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Final Descent (Image Credits eXputer)

The Final Descent is a search quest in which you have to find a lead about the great-grandfather of Crescius Caerellius—completing the quest grants you considerable rewards along with Bloodskal Greatsword, which is quite good against sturdy bosses due to its energy-blasting capabilities. During the quest, you’ll also get your hands on the Zahkriisos mask from the Dragon Priest that enhances the Shock resistance perks.

Served Cold

Served Cold is another quest associated with Captain Veleth and initiates a crucial questline. The main task of the quest is to cancel the plot against Councilor Morvayn and save him from an assassination attempt. Completing the quest will grant you a hefty amount of gold and will increase your credibility in the Solstheim. You will also unlock access to Severin Manor, which you can use as shelter while in town. 

Apart from these quests, there are also plenty of miscellaneous quests that you can pick up from the locals to get additional bonuses and experience points.

Useful Locations

Location Type SublocationCharactersQuests
The TempleTempleTemple Ancestral Tomb
Morvayn Ancestral Tomb
Ulen Ancestral Tomb
Elder Olthreloth, Galdrus HlervuCleaning the Temple
Raven Rock MineMineBloodskal BarrowEvul Seloth, Gratian Caerllius, Meden Maren, Millius, Naris Mavani, Tolenos OmorenThe Final Descent
Alor HouseHouse-Dreyla Alor, Fethis Alor-
Cold Cinder CaveCave ---
Severin ManorPlayer Home-Mirri Severin, Tilisu Severin, Vendil Severin-

Raven Rock is a vast land with plenty of locations to explore. However, some of the locations are significant, while some are of no use. Knowing about all the important spots in the area is crucial so that you don’t miss out on any important stuff while farming in Raven Rock

The Temple

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Temple (Image Credits Exputer)

The Temple is a Holy Spot in Raven Rock that is used for religious and ritual purposes. It is operated by Elder Othreloth along with his companions. The Temple is of great significance as it consists of the Shrine of Azura, Boethiah, and Mephala, which offers various perks. The Clean Sweep and Served Cold quests also initiate from this Temple. 

Raven Rock Mine

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Raven Rock Mine (Image Credits eXputer)

Rock Mine is a large mine in the settlement that packs valuable items in it, including Ebony Ores. In order to get full access to the mine, you need to complete the quests related to the cave, i.e., An Axe To Find and The Final Descent. Once you’ve completed the quests and made the area safe from cunning Draugr, you can mine up the Ores from here to craft them into useful armor sets. 

Alor House

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Alor House (Image Credits eXputer)

The Alor House is the home of Dreyla Alor and Fethisin in Raven Rock, which you can find near the market square. The house is just like the other buildings in the area, but the significance of this shelter is that it contains many useful items such as the Poison Song Books collection, EEC Letters, and Hallgerd’s Tale, which is a heavy armor for combat and battles. You can find Hallgerd’s Tale in the basement of the house, lying on the shelf. 

Cold Cinder Cave 

Coldcinder Cave is a mysterious cave in Raven Rock that is not present on the map. You can find the area just at the starting edge of Raven Rock and access it with the help of a trapdoor.

Cold Cinder is an abandoned cave that divides the way into separate directions. One direction leads to the Bulwark Jail, while the other path takes you to the hidden chamber, where you can find a precious chest guarded by Ash Spawn. You can eliminate the threat and unlock the chest to get all the gold and valuable rewards. 

Severin Manor 

As mentioned earlier, Severin Manor is a house that is granted to Dragonborn as a reward for completing the Served Cold and March of the Dead sidequests. The house is well furnished with all the necessary supplies and is one of the most lucrative spots in the area.

In Severin Manor, you can also find a well-equipped alchemy lab and enchanter’s table, where you can prepare different alchemy recipes to get useful potions and spells. You can also enhance your enchanting capabilities through the enchanter’s table. 

Achievements

If you specifically discuss the in-game achievement, then the place does not have much to offer. You can only complete one achievement here, i.e., “Raven Rock Owner,” which you can accomplish by owning a house in the area. Completing the task gives you twenty achievement/Bronze points. 

Wrapping up 

Raven Rock is the capital of Solstheim and a massive settlement near Vvardenfell Island. The place is full of mysterious quests and places and offers valuable items and perks. Investing your time in this vast land is worth the time and effort, as here you can find plenty of valuable stuff that grants you different bonuses and perks. 

Other than that, if you want to master your shooting skills in the game, make sure to check out how to use the bound bow. You can also complete some hectic quests such as Blood On The Ice and In My Time Of Need easily by going through our detailed guides on. Meanwhile, if you’re cursed with vampirism, you can learn the cure for vampirism as well. 

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