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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 15-07-2020 / 04:58 GMT

Note! You can only begin this mission after finishing Retaking Thirsk !

Speak with the blacksmith Halbarn in Thirsk Hall to learn that lots of materials are needed to rebuild the forge. Collecting the required amount can take you quite some time, as they're rather rare. What’s more, in order to mine the precious Stalhrim, you will need a special Ancient Nordic Pickaxe. With one in hand, you can grab the Stalhrim you need from the following locations:

  • Benkongerike – 3 pieces can be obtained from a sarcophagus in the Great Hall.

  • Gyldenhul Barrow – 6 pieces can be obtained from sarcophagi coffins by the entrance.

  • Kolbjorn Barrow – 6 pieces can be obtained from two sarcophagi (see quest: Unearthed).

  • Raven Rock Mine – 3 pieces can be obtained from the sarcophagus (see quest: The Final Descent).

  • Stalhrim Source – 30 pieces can be obtained from the sarcophagi (see quest: A New Source of Stalhrim).

  • A small island north of Northshore Landing – 6 pieces can be obtained from the sarcophagi.

  • After completing A New Source of Stalhrim, you can visit Baldor Iron–Shaper in Skaal Village – he sometimes has some on sale.

Obtaining 15 Ebony Ingots will also take you a while. There are basically three sources of this material:

  • A couple ingots can be bought from the blacksmith Glover Mallory in Raven Rock .

  • Quite a bit of ebony can be mined from the Raven Rock Mine .

  • Ash Spawns can leave behind random material (including ebony ores) – the biggest number or these monsters can be found in the temple in Raven Rock (see: Clear the temple from ash spawn).

Bring Halbarn the required resources to end the mission. Note that from now on the man will become an ordinary blacksmith with whom you can trade.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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