Once you’re level 36 (or above), head to the Raven Rock Temple and grab the Deathbrand Book here. At level 36, if the pirates guarding the ancient chest are killed, the helmet will spawn in the chest and the quest will start without the book being read. The dead Pirate Captain should also have the map to the other locations as well as the book. Locations of the armor pieces are as follows:

**Name** **Location**
Deathbrand Helm Haknir’s Shoal, north of the Wind Stone.
Deathbrand Armor North of the Earth Stone, follow the coast. Guarded by two Reavers.
Deathbrand Boots West of Tel Mithryn, along the shore. Surrounded by a group of Ash Spawn.
Deathbrand Gauntlets South of the Bristleback Cave, in a ditch before a river. Surrounded by a group of Mudcrabs. Follow the coast south from the cave.

**** When the final piece of armor is found, the key to Gyldenhul Barrow will be in the last chest.

Gyldenhul Barrow

Just inside Gyldenhul Barrow lies a dead adventurer. A note on his corpse tells of his fate. Two sarcophagi containing Stalhrim are on either side of him, both of which can be mined. The sarcophagus on the left contains a draugr with some minor loot.

To proceed any further an Ancient Nordic Pickaxe is required to mine through the sarcophagus on the right to reveal a secret passage to a lower chamber. This area is a treasure trove, containing many piles of gold, assorted gems, potions, and weapons. As soon an item is picked up, the gate behind will close. Continue through the door ahead to find a large chamber and the resting place of Haknir Death-Brand.

Haknir Death-Brand

His skeletal remains can be found in the lower chamber. To the right of him, up the stairs, is a chest. Located directly behind him is a unique Scimitar named Bloodscythe.

When Bloodscythe is taken, the ghost of Haknir Death-Brand will appear and attack. During battle he will periodically disappear once he begins to take damage and summons several members of his crew, including Garuk Windrime and Thalin Ebonhand, to aid him. Upon his defeat another unique Scimitar named Soulrender can be looted from his ghostly remains.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    17 October 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 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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