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Skyrim:Cragwallow Slope

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Cragwallow Slope
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# of Zones 1
Clearable Yes
Dungeon Yes
Respawn Time 10 days or 30 days
Level Min: 6
Warlocks, Atronachs
Important Treasure
The Lunar Lorkhan
Console Location Code(s)
Southeast of Windhelm
South of Narzulbur
Special Features
# of Alchemy Labs 2
# of Arcane Enchanters 1
# of Cooking Pots/Spits 1
Ore Veins
# of Corundum 1
Cragwallow Slope

Cragwallow Slope is a medium-sized cave southeast of Windhelm home to conjurers and atronachs.

Conjurer and atronach

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There is a leveled conjurer guarding the entrance; however, they seem to attack anything on sight, including passive animals. In front of the entrance is a small platform made of wooden planks holding candles and a table, making it an easy location to spot. The magical implements lying about are a sign of the occupants inside. On the table are a random potion of magicka, a random potion of extra magicka, a random empty soul gem, and a copy of The Firmament.

Cragwallow SlopeEdit

Cragwallow Slope is more or less a narrow earthen cave that goes in a circle. Conjurers are found throughout the loop; due to their close proximity, they will quickly join battle once someone starts casting. The narrow corridors and swarming nature of conjurers and their summons can make for some very tight fights. Running out to break the daisy chain of creatures may be necessary, as trying to fight through atronachs while casters safely cast on you can quickly become fatal. A high level of sneak and good ranged attacks can simplify this enormously. The conjurers are leveled, and at very low levels they may only be able to summon familiars. They are supported by leveled atronachs.

The entrance leads into a wide tunnel heading east to a T-junction. To the north is a ledge above that can't be reached from here, but will serve as a shortcut to the exit later. To the south the tunnel continues, with three patches of fly amanita fungus along the tunnel. At the end, it turns east and enters a room containing a leveled conjurer, quite a bit of vegetation, and a square table at the rear with an alchemy lab built in, a random empty soul gem on top, and a random potion of magicka and an apothecary's satchel beside it. There is quite a bit of natural light coming in from holes in the ceiling, and two patches of white cap fungus in a darker area. A narrow tunnel climbs to the east in the northeastern corner of the room.

The tunnel is fairly short, and opens into a larger cavern also full of vegetation and holes in the ceiling, with a leveled conjurer just ahead and an atronach patrolling the cavern. Any fighting will alert several more conjurers that are in caves ahead. The cavern curves to the left and exits into a tunnel heading north. The tunnel descends and at the end turns to the east, then continues to descend to a cave that is partially flooded below you with a ledge running around the walls and wicker fencing along the edge to prevent falls. There is a leveled conjurer at the bottom standing in the water, and an atronach patrolling the path nearest you. There is a ramp down to the right leading to the flooded area, and a path all the way around the edge to reach a tunnel heading south. In the flooded area, there is little of interest apart from a random empty soul gem.

Descending path

Turning left and following the path around to the far side, there is a knapsack on the left and a random sword among a pile of firewood. Beyond this is a set of shelves holding a woodcutter's axe, a gourd, two pieces of canis root in one bowl and two torchbug thoraxes in another, with a basket on the floor beside it containing two fillets of horker meat. At the end, the tunnel heads south, before immediately turning to the west. After a few paces there is a tunnel on the left into a small bedroom containing two unowned single beds, a dresser, an end table, and an unlocked chest. On the dresser is a set of black mage robes, a random potion of magicka, and copies of two common books. On the end table is a bowl of bone meal and a piece of canis root.

Past this room, the tunnel descends again before opening into a large cavern with part of a fort in front and an atronach standing in a hole in the wall. There is also a high-leveled conjurer behind the atronach, but you may be unable to see them. There are stairs up to the north and south, as well as several parts of the floor of the cavern that can't be seen from the entrance to the cavern.

At the alchemy lab

To the north, up the stairs is a ledge with two unowned single beds, one of which may be occupied by a conjurer. Beyond them is a round wooden table with a random potion of healing, a sample of lavender, a sprig of snowberries, and three common books on top, and a bookcase to the left holding nine more common books and a bowl containing three deathbell flowers. Past the bookcase is a barrel containing foodstuffs. Climbing the stairs to the south brings you to the top of a wall with an area behind where a conjurer is normally found working at an alchemy lab, with a table and two chairs to the left. On the table is a random potion of the warrior, a random potion of true shot, and an apothecary's satchel.

To the right of the lab are two racks hanging from the ceiling over a food barrel, holding three rabbits, a garlic braid, and a bunch of dried elves ear. There is a campfire with a cooking spit hanging over it against the south wall. To the right of the fire is a bookcase holding nine common books and a quiver of random arrows. Along the wall to the west are two archery targets on stands, with a round wooden table to the left holding a long bow, a quiver of random arrows, a bowl of horker stew, a random potion of healing, and a random potion of stamina; a second long bow is on the ground. Along the wall and the edge of the raised area are several wooden benches.

It is important to take out the conjurers on the ledges to make the final battle much more manageable; otherwise, you can be overwhelmed if trying to face all of the enemies at the same time. The central area will contain a higher level conjurer, a summoned creature, and a lesser conjurer. It's imperative to take out the weaker creatures and conjurers while avoiding the boss conjurer at first. The boss will keep summoning an atronach, casting cold spells, and using a very effective heal. Taking him down requires finesse or a lot of potions. If you don't have enough damage output, he can easily out-heal your attacks. Upon killing him, the summoned atronach should disappear, leaving you free to loot the room.


At the southern end of the ground level is an unlocked chest, and against the wall to the east are three empty coffins. There are a few patches of fungus on the ground in the cavern, including two Namira's Rot, one white cap, and two blisterwort. At the northern end of the cavern is a corundum ore vein on the ground. Through the hole in the side of the excavated fort where the atronach and conjurer were standing is a well-lit area with many lit candles on the floor, three empty coffins on your left as you enter, and an unlocked boss chest farther to the south by a second hole in the wall. On your right as you enter this area is a table, a small cage, two bookcases holding twelve common books and a random filled soul gem, and a wardrobe all against the north wall, with food sacks and a barrel between them. In front of these is a long wooden table with three common books, a random potion of healing, a random potion of magicka, a leveled filled soul gem, and a copy of the Alteration skill book The Lunar Lorkhan. A coin purse and an iron sword are located between an arcane enchanter and a mammoth skull behind a pile of pillars.

The path continues to the north at the rear of the fort area. At the top is a T-junction with a conjurer sitting to the right in a dead end with a couple tables and chairs. At the rear are an adept-locked chest and a bookcase holding an iron dagger and eight common books. To the left, the path climbs and leads around to the ledge near the entrance.