Skyrim: Brood Cavern

Skyrim: Places: Caves
Brood Cavern
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Clearable Yes
Dungeon Yes
Respawn Time 10 days or 30 days
Level Min: 2
Important Treasure
The Black Arrow, v2
Console Location Code(s)
BroodCavern01, BroodCavernExterior
Southwest of Morthal
Ore Veins
# of Corundum 1
# of Iron 1
Brood Cavern

Brood Cavern is a small natural cavern located high in the mountains southwest of Morthal.

This partially flooded cavern features two waterfalls down the cave walls, with a stream leading back out the entrance.

Related QuestsEdit

Brood CavernEdit

There are many scenic plants growing, but only three fly amanita fungus are harvestable. The cavern contains three leveled animals, including cave bears and trolls. As soon as you enter, on the left is the corpse of a hunter near a chest, with a random bow, a random poison, and some random arrows next to them. There is a dead deer on one of the islands of dry land. There is also novice locked chest to be found in one of the short side tunnels off the main cavern, behind the waterfall on the right wall.

A corundum ore vein can be found just to the left of the waterfall in the rear of the room. There is an iron ore vein on the south wall inside the cave and a second outside, a few paces to the left of the entrance when facing it.


  • A copy of the Archery skill book The Black Arrow, v2 can be found on the body of the dead hunter.
  • If you return here after initially clearing it, the body of the hunter, bow, arrows and poison may not respawn.
  • A dead Khajiit can be found at the waterfall outside the cave, along with a troll skull and a human skull nearby.
  • The dead hunter will always be a female Redguard, and according to the Creation Kit, is named Urwa.