To start this quest (which just STAYS in your Miscellaneous Quest tab, so I made up the quest name for it) talk to Vekel the Man (he’s the BARTENDER in the Ragged Flagon). Ask him if he needs any help and follow the conversation until you get the Miscellaneous Objective: “Enter Yngvild Barrow”.

Yngvild Barrow is in the NORTHERNMOST reaches of Skyrim. And why are we here, you may ask?! To Retrieve Arondil’s Journals. There are four of them in total. In this first (rather short and linear) barrow section, you will find THREE of the four journals. Just be careful of the Draugr in here as well as the various ghosts. There are only a few side rooms (which often lead to graves and burial urns) so keep following the path, killing enemies and picking up the three books. Note that at one point you can jump across a gap to head UP a spiraling staircase instead of down. There’s a treasure chest at the end.

As the end of this first linear barrows section you’ll reach the door to the throne room. In here are a couple of more ghosts along with Arondil himself! Ha! Take them all out and recover the fourth journal. Arondil has a room here too, so be sure to loot it. You should find a Stone of Barenziah here as well as an ALTERATION SKILLBOOK called “Reality and Other Falsehoods”. Return to Vekel to finish this Miscellaneous Quest!


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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
    26 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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