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Oblivion:Forsaken Mine

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Forsaken Mine
(view on map)
# of Zones 2
Savage Trolls
Console Location Code(s)
ForsakenMineExterior, ForsakenMine, ForsakenMine02
South of Leyawiin, on the West bank of the Lower Niben
Forsaken Mine

Forsaken Mine is a medium-sized mine south of Leyawiin containing trolls (quest-related). It contains two zones: Forsaken Mine and Forsaken Mine Lost Passages.

Related QuestsEdit


  • This mine contains 20 Cairn Bolete plants and 18 Wisp Stalk plants.
  • This cave can be fully explored at any time, without starting the related quest. If you enter it before starting the quest, you will not find the Blackwood Company Member corpse, any of the Fighters Guild member corpses, or the diary.


Key to Maps
Map of Forsaken Mine, Exterior
  • The exterior is located at coordinates: Tamriel 21, -38
  • This location's map marker (M on map) is named Forsaken Mine (editor name ForsakenMineMapMarker). The entrance door is N of the marker, 40 feet away.
  • 0-2 Mud Crabs are near the entrance
  • 2 Wilderness Creatures (Swamp variety) are near the entrance
  • 2 Nirnroots are at locations N on map
  • The following plants can be found near the entrance: 5 Clouded Funnel Cap plants and 24 Sacred Lotus plants

Zone 1: Forsaken MineEdit

Forsaken Mine

Upon entering, it becomes clear something is very wrong in Forsaken Mine. Before long, you will find the dead body of Fighters Guild member Ariente (J). The bodies of Ashtus Chenius (I) and Cartrus Gavinius (H) lie around the first corner, with no trolls in sight. In a small room to the west is a minor loot chest, while in the northern passage you will find three more minor loot chests as well as the bloodsoaked bodies of Cargas Laftrius and Mattius Wotrus. Backtrack to the first room and locate the tunnel next to Ashtus Chenius. The next chamber contains the surprising sight of a dead Blackwood Company Member at E and an equally dead Fighters Guild member, Lashana, at K. Follow the only available tunnel, where you will finally encounter a savage troll. Dispose of it and use door C to enter Forsaken Mine Lost Passages.



Doors and Gates:

Other: (only appears after related quest has been started)

Zone 2: Forsaken Mine Lost PassagesEdit

Forsaken Mine Lost Passages
One of the corpses that appear during the related quest

While the first zone was blood-soaked and full of corpses, Lost Passages is full of Savage Trolls, so be prepared. It is also quite complex, but due to the large amount of available loot, it is worth exploring in full. The first room upon arriving through door C contains a minor loot chest and a nuisance animal. The first savage troll awaits in the next tunnel and an additional two in the large room beyond it. Loot the two chests nearby and head for the blood-stained stone wall at D, which will lower when you approach it.

For the best route, ignore it for the moment and instead take the southeastern tunnel, which leads to a large room with a pit in the middle. If you are going directly for your target, Viranus Donton, jump down the pit and follow your quest marker. Alternatively, cross the bridge and fight the trolls on the other side. Take the narrow path to the north and keep going until you reach another chamber hosting another troll. Two of the three exits are dead ends, so take the northern one and head down the slope until you reach your destination, the dead body of Viranus Donton (P) and that of his friend Eduard Hodge (Q). Pick up Donton's bloody journal from his corpse and make your escape through the last tunnel, following the bloodstains until you reach the stone wall at D, after battling past another two enemies.



Doors and Gates:

  • There is one door (at C) in/out of this zone, leading to the zone Forsaken Mine
  • 1 Rock Wall (opened remotely) at D


  • Eduard Hodge's corpse at location Q on map (only appears after related quest has been started)
  • Viranus Donton's corpse at location P on map (only appears after related quest has been started)