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Oblivion:Undertow Cavern

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Undertow Cavern
(view on map) (lore page)
# of Zones 2
Black Bow Bandit archer, Bandit Enemies
Important Treasure
2 boss-level Chests 01
1 boss-level Chest 02
Console Location Code(s)
UndertowCavernExterior, UndertowCavern, UndertowCavern02
North of Leyawiin, west of the Green Road
Undertow Cavern

Undertow Cavern is a medium-sized cave north of Leyawiin containing bandits (quest-related). It contains two zones: Undertow Cavern and Undertow Cavern Hold-Your-Breath.

Related QuestsEdit



Key to Maps
Map of Undertow Cavern, Exterior
  • The exterior is located at coordinates: Tamriel 20, -33
  • This location's map marker (M on map) is named Undertow Cavern (editor name UndertowCavernMapMarker). The entrance door is W of the marker, 50 feet away.
  • 1 Imperial Legion Soldier is near the entrance
  • 1 Road Creature (Swamp variety) is near the entrance
  • 2 Wilderness Creatures (Swamp variety) are near the entrance
  • The following plants can be found near the entrance: 18 Clouded Funnel Cap plants
  • 1 bedroll is at location b on map

Zone 1: Undertow CavernEdit

Undertow Cavern

This is a fairly straightforward zone with only two detours. Immediately after entering, head north into a room with an enemy and two minor loot chests. Follow the corridor to the next room, avoiding the falling log trap at F. In the next room you may face up to three enemies at the same time, so be ready. Loot the nearby chest and head north and then east.

In this room you will find a Black Bow Bandit guarding a boss chest (B), two minor loot chests and a bedroll (b). Head back and press west, avoiding the swinging mace trap at D. In the final room is another enemy, a chest and the door (C) to Hold-Your-Breath.




Doors and Gates:


  • 1 bedroll at location b on map

Zone 2: Undertow Cavern Hold-Your-BreathEdit

Undertow Cavern Hold-Your-Breath

True to its name, this zone is mostly underwater. Water Breathing is recommended but not necessary: there is a chance to catch your breath in every room. There are slaughterfish in each room, in particular up to two in the second room and up to three in the northernmost one. These two rooms each contain a boss chest (B), while a smaller room to the east only boasts a minor loot chest.



  • 2 boss-level Chests 01 (Bandit variety; both locked) at locations B on map
  • 1 Chest 02

Doors and Gates:

  • There is one door (at C) in/out of this zone, leading to the zone Undertow Cavern