Skyrim: Places: Caves
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Clearable Yes
Dungeon Yes
Respawn Time Never (storage is safe)
Level Min: 6
Rieklings, Bristlebacks
Console Location Code(s)
DLC2Frossel01, DLC2FrosselExterior00, DLC2FrosselExterior01
East of Haknir's Shoal
North of Skaal Village
Ore Veins
# of Gold 4

Frossel is a small cave north of Skaal Village.

It is home to rieklings and bristlebacks and is found on a peninsula to the east of Haknir's Shoal.

Related QuestsEdit



There are eight spiky grass plants producing ashen grass pods, nirnroot and three pearl oysters on the shore around the entrance. There is also a small coin purse to the right of the entrance next to a crate. Just south of the entrance are two dead reavers on the shore, at the remains of a camp with a boat and a gold ore vein with riekling spears scattered about.


Frossel begins as a gradually descending ice tunnel, which opens up into the first chamber. On the left side of the tunnel as you enter is a crate with a deer pelt and rock warbler egg on top. Near the bottom there is an ice pillar in the middle of the tunnel with leather strip on a crate beside it. When the tunnel turns to the south, look to the corner for a barrel with a piece of iron ore on top. There are many cups, goblets, plates, jugs, etc throughout the caves.

Riekling camp

The tunnel opens out into a cave with four rieklings and two bristlebacks. There is a ledge in front of you with a piece of refined moonstone and a deer pelt. The path down is to the left. On the left as you reach the cave floor are two barrels each with a sample of hawk feathers on top. Beneath the ledge via which you enter the cavern, among some riekling tents, crates, sacks and barrels there is a leg of goat, a pair of fine boots, a gourd, two chicken breasts, a set of small antlers, a pair of iron gauntlets, four iron ingots-(see bugs), three samples of fly amanita, a riekling hut and two barrels containing ingredients.

To the right of the riekling hut is an unlocked strongbox with a sample of wheat, a thistle branch, an empty common soul gem, and a piece of moonstone ore all on what appears to be an archery target laid on a rock, with a piece of firewood on the ground in front. The cave continues to the east. To the left of a bristleback pen is an ice pillar with two barrels beside it. On these is a bottle of wine and a plate with a rare beehive husk on top. To the right of the pen is another tent with a deer pelt, two iron ingots, a bulb of garlic-(see bugs), a leek.

The cave system continues to the east. Along the tunnel there are four bottles of wine, including one that is inside a bucket. On the right just before a corner is another unlocked strongbox on a rock. Further along are more crates and barrels; among these you will find a pickaxe, a silver ingot and three pieces of charcoal.

Claw trap

A tripwire triggers a hinged claw trap. To the left is a riekling barrel on either side of an unlocked chest that will burst, revealing two rieklings. A set of small antlers and a cup will get scattered when the barrels burst. Behind the chest is a fish barrel and to the right, a knapsack lies on top of another, empty chest. In the easternmost section of this chamber is a tent with another riekling ready to ambush you from beneath the ground in front of the tent. Inside the tent among barrels and crates is a large coin purse and a leveled potion. To the right of the tent on a stack of crates is a quicksilver ore and a chicken's egg in a wooden bowl. Beside these on another crate is a random spell tome and on the ground there is an expert-locked East Empire Company strongbox.

Opposite the two riekling barrels is an empty chest to the left of a gold ore vein. To the right of this is a tent with crates and a barrel inside. On the barrel is a rabbit that can be harvested and on a crate is an iron dagger and three loose septims. Opposite the tripwire to the south is a riekling hut with a barrel containing ingredients beside it. The tunnel continues to the west, past an empty chest. After another riekling barrel ambush, the tunnel turn to the south. In the small, narrow chamber ahead there are two rieklings. A large coin purse is on a rock to the right. In a short alcove on the left, there's a riekling barrel in front of an unlocked chest. The unique Imperial war horn is found here along with a red apple, a random shield and seven loose septims.

Strange sculpture

At the next corner there is a woodcutter's axe on the ground-(see bugs) and a pair of random gauntlets in an open crate. Further along on the way to the main chamber are two bowls, one of these holds four small pearls and the other holds a Nordic barnacle and a pearl next to a barrel. On top of the barrel is a sample of slaughterfish scales, as well as two slaughterfish eggs in another bowl.

In the main chamber is a curious sight: a group of seven rieklings worshipping a strange idol. A mounted riekling observes from the side. To the right is a ledge with a riekling hut, a sample of wheat, underneath the ledge is a boss level chest. To the left at the entrance is a ramp down to the cavern floor. Any sounds of fighting may draw two more rieklings from a passage beyond. Near the boss chest there are many crates, barrels and sacks, among which you can find a total of twenty-two loose septims, five silver ingots, two garnets, a silver garnet ring, two silver rings, four small coin purses, three silver necklaces, a gold ring, two gold necklaces, a corundum ingot, two pairs of fine boots, two sets of fine clothes, two fish barrels, a random enchanted weapon, a fine hat, two empty, open chests, a gold ingot, a Dibella statue and four barrels containing ingredients.

To the southeast, past a tent that contains nothing of interest, is an open pen with a mead barrel in the corner against the ledge, with three bottles of ale, a woodcutter's axe, a random shield and a ruby lying on the ground near it. To the southwest, between the pen and a gold ore vein there is a broken cart on top of some barrels, in the cart are five pieces of firewood, a gourd and a cabbage. Northwest of the cart is a ramp leading up to the ledge with the strange idol on top, to the left of the ramp is another cart containing three pieces of iron ore and a leather strip. To the right of the gold ore vein is a pickaxe on a barrel and beyond this is a tent containing clutter. Continuing along the wall there is a barrel with a gourd and two raw rabbit legs on top and further along another stack of crates with several sacks and more clutter among them.


To the left of where the rieklings are worshipping is a flat-topped rock with several crates and barrels around it. There is a deer pelt, an empty soul gem and a leather strip here, while on top of the rock is a lute in a basket. In the western corner of the main cavern near the top of the ramp leading up to the strange idol, there is a steel ingot on a barrel.

There is an icy tunnel to the north of the main chamber, a short way in there is a chicken's egg in a wooden bowl on the ground, with a fish barrel and crate on your left, just before a gold ore vein on the west wall. The path leads up to a switchback and then up to a second switchback, at the corner of the second switchback there is a wooden block with an iron dagger, a bulb of garlic, two samples of slaughterfish scales and a slaughterfish egg on top. On the west wall again is another gold ore vein. Continuing up the path you will pass some barrels and crates with a snow fox pelt and a cabbage on top, plus three random potions in an open crate. The path continues to the top where there is a bowl containing a leek with a piece of corundum ore and a couple of cheese wheels beside it. There is an ice tunnel heading to the southeast with a bowl on the ground containing a red apple, and further along another goat cheese wheel and a cast iron pot with a pine thrush egg inside. The tunnel ends at a ledge above the first cave near the exit. On the left before dropping down is a deer pelt.


  • This location also appeared in the Bloodmoon expansion for Morrowind.
  • Under the ramp leading up to the alcove overlooking the first chamber of the cave is a unique Glazed Urn which cannot be picked up. However a similar looking jug can be found in the middle of the cave.
The appearance of this tome is complicated. First the tome is randomly picked from all expert level tomes, then it checks your level in the corresponding skill and only appears if it is 65 or above. So unless all your magic skills are above 65 there is a chance you will not see a tome.


  • There are several items that you may not be able to interact with.