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Skyrim:Mine or Yours

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Help Filnjar by ridding the Redbelly Mine of frostbite spiders.
Quest Giver: Filnjar
Location(s): Shor's Stone, Redbelly Mine
Reward: Leveled Gold
Disposition: =1 (Filnjar)
ID: FreeformShorsStone01
Redbelly Mine

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Talk to Filnjar about the local mine.
  2. Clear Redbelly Mine of frostbite spiders.
  3. Return to Filnjar.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

Of Sulfur and SpidersEdit

Redbelly Mine is a small ebony mine located in Shor's Stone. The mine gets its name from the red mist filling the caverns and smelling like the sulfurous hot springs out in the volcanic tundra. The local blacksmith, Filnjar, will tell you the mine is not producing right now. In fact, the mine is currently overrun with spiders. Filnjar is worried that the invading arachnids will venture out of the mine looking for food soon. What's worse, the town guards are as useless as "a fifth wheel on a wagon" as they prefer to keep an eye out for enemy soldiers rather than trouble themselves protecting the town's major commodity. If you are willing to give Filnjar a hand, he will tell you, "Keep to your word, and I'll line your pockets with as much as I can scrape up."

Spider ExterminationEdit

The mine is to the west, close to Filnjar's House. Get into the mine and you'll find some frostbite spiders soon. There are two groups of three spiders, with medium and small spiders attacking en masse. Remove every spider to complete the quest. You can also find the three ebony ore veins near the bottom level of the mine.

Gold for SpidersEdit

Return to Filnjar and tell him the good news. "Gone? Every one of them? Why, that's incredible." Then he'll reward you with leveled gold for reopening the mine and putting Shor's Stone back on the map.

Levels Reward
1–9 500
10–19 750
20–29 1,000
30–39 1,250
40+ 1,500


  • There is a Shor's Stone Guard that sits outside the mine. You can utilize a common bug where they will follow you into the mine while dialogue is ongoing and they can then be used to help clear the mine, though it's not a difficult task unless attempted at a very low level.
  • Killing all the frostbite spiders triggers the option to "Return to Filnjar" regardless of having talked to him or not.
  • Filnjar's dialogue does not change even if the Civil War is over; he still says the guards are looking out for enemy soldiers.
  • Shor's Stone Guards may randomly give you a gift after completing this quest.


  • There are several desiccated corpses within the mine despite Filnjar stating that nobody had been harmed by the infestation.
  • After first completion, the spiders may respawn and the miners will continue to work in the newly infested mine, potentially causing harm to NPCs in the mine.
    •   The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 1.0, fixes this bug.
    • If the spiders respawn and you have already completed the quest once, the quest will reset at the point where you have to return to Filnjar after killing some or all of the spiders, allowing you to repeat the quest as many times as you want.
    • The miners leave the mine at night; entering the mine then should allow you to kill the spiders again without any harm coming to the miners.

Quest StagesEdit

Mine or Yours (FreeformShorsStone01)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Clear Redbelly Mine of spiders
Objective 20: Return to Filnjar
200 Finishes quest 
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 10, 250.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage FreeformShorsStone01 stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest FreeformShorsStone01.