Dushnikh Yal is located to the south of Markarth. Like most Orcish Stronghold, it has a mine nearby where you can dig up Orichalcum Ore out of the ground. The stronghold itself is run by Chief Burguk. Here you can train in Heavy Armor, One-Handed weapons, and find a male orc to follow and/or marry you.

Major City? No, no lodading required.

House? No

Major Shops: None

Major Quests: None


o Alchemy Lab (outside the longhouse) (down in the cellar)

o Blacksmith Forge (to the left of the longhouse)

o Grindstone (next to the blacksmith forge)

o Smelter (next to the blacksmith forge)

o Tanning Rack (outside by the west exit) (outside the longhouse)

o Workbench (next to the blacksmith forge)



Ghorbash the Iron Hand (Persuade/Bribe/Intimidate him to travel once more).


Chief Burguk (MASTER ONE HANDED Trainer)



o Dragonfly in a Jar (Down in the cellar, on a bookcase).

o **** “Orsinium and the Orcs” (HEAVY ARMOR SKILLBOOK, located in the cellar, on a table).


Ghorbash the Iron Hand (Male Orc, Persuade/Bribe/Intimidate him to travel once more).


Brawl with Chief Burguk

You can ask Chief Burguk if there is any work to be done. He will offer to brawl with you. Beat him up and you will earn 200 Gold.

Deliver Gharol’s sword to Lash

Talk to the blacksmith Gharol and ask her about trading weapons with other cities to have her ask you to deliver a sword to her daugher. Agree to do so for this quest. Lask lives in Karthwasten, so fast travel over there and deliver it to her. Apparently it means “don’t come back”. Cold! Anyway, Lash will give you 400 Gold for delivering this and your quest will be done.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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