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Oblivion:Bleak Flats Cave

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Bleak Flats Cave
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Erthor, Deranged Zombies
Important Treasure
1 Light Armor Skill Book
Console Location Code(s)
BleakFlatsCaveExterior, BleakFlatsCave
West Weald
Northwest of Skingrad
Bleak Flats Cave

Bleak Flats Cave is a small cave northwest of Skingrad containing undead (quest-related). It contains only one zone, Bleak Flats Cave.

Related QuestsEdit


  • This cave requires a non-existent key until you start the associated quest, at which point it is automatically unlocked.
  • This cave contains 9 Cairn Bolete plants.


Key to Map
Map of Bleak Flats Cave, Exterior

Zone 1: Bleak Flats CaveEdit

Bleak Flats Cave
Erthor at his base

This cave is largely linear and contains a minimum of treasure, so your main objective is to locate Erthor at Q and kill the seven Deranged Zombies on your way. The first room contains one zombie that is easily dispatched, but characters favoring melee should take care in the second room, as it is easy to be swamped by three zombies attacking from the front and sides. Once those three have been dealt with, don't forget to pick up the minor treasure (green dot on map) in the small cave to the west. Continuing around to the third cave there is a fifth zombie and then two together in the penultimate cave. The last cave is where you meet Erthor, who will refuse to follow you if there are any zombies left. His quarters contain a bedroll (b), the skill book Lord Jornibret's Last Dance at C, and a locked chest. If you steal any of the items in front of Erthor, you will be cast out of the Mages Guild. With Erthor following you, push the handle (cyan dot on map) which will lower the Rock Wall at D, then head all the way back to door Out.



Doors and Gates:

  • There is one door (at Out) in/out of this zone, leading outside
  • 1 Rock Wall (opened remotely) at D


  • 1 bedroll at location b on map