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Old Hroldan Inn
(view on map) (lore page)
# of Zones 1
Respawn Time 10 days
Publican Eydis
Server Skuli
Laborer Leontius Salvius
Gold 100
Sells See Standard Merchandise
Buys Innkeeper (Food, Raw Food)
Room Value 10
Console Location Code(s)
The Reach
East of Markarth and southwest of Rorikstead.
Special Features
# of Grindstones 1
# of Wood Chopping Blocks 1
Old Hroldan Inn

Old Hroldan Inn is a remote inn in the Reach where Tiber Septim once stayed. It is operated by Eydis with the help of her young son Skuli. Eydis claims her husband is fighting in the war, though there appears to be some doubt as to which side he fights for. Leontius Salvius spends all day working outside on various menial tasks, and offers no services.

The inn is north of the road from Fort Sungard to Markarth near where the road crosses the Karth River.


Ghost of Old Hroldan *
Leontius Salvius

* Only while The Ghost of Old Hroldan is active.
† Becomes innkeeper only if Eydis is dead.

Related QuestsEdit

Quests Starting HereEdit

Miscellaneous QuestsEdit

Other QuestsEdit

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The path to the inn is on your right when traveling from Fort Sungard to Markarth a few paces before you cross the Karth River. Along the path that passes the inn are a couple tree stumps with mora tapinella fungus growing on them as well as several of the juniper trees that abound in the region. The path continues past the inn and eventually joins another path that goes from Soljund's Sinkhole to near Rorikstead before petering out. There is a patch of white cap fungus growing to the left of the front porch, and a wood chopping block and a grindstone are south of the entrance. On the porch to the left of the entrance are three food barrels, and the Fishing Map - The Reach is on the right barrel.

Old Hroldan InnEdit

The entrance leads directly into the common room, which like most inns in Skyrim, has a long fire pit down the middle of the room, five long wooden tables against the side walls, and a counter at the far end. There are several barrels containing foodstuffs around the room and three doorways off the main room, two to the northwest and one to the southeast. The tables are laden with a selection of bottles of alto wine and wine, a couple loaves of bread, and either chicken's eggs or pine thrush eggs, except for the table in the western corner, which has a couple salmon steaks and several pieces of cheese instead of the eggs. There is a basket beside the fire pit containing three pieces of firewood. The counter, which is at the northeast end of the room and is where Eydis spends her days, has a bottle of alto wine, a bottle of wine, several pieces of cheese, and a copy of Final Lesson on top, and two more bottles of wine, a small coin purse, an iron war axe, and five loose septims underneath. Behind the counter, along the northeast wall, are a couple large vats and a set of shelves holding three bottles of alto wine and five bottles of wine, with a pile of firewood to the right. There are several racks hanging from the ceiling in front of the vats and shelves holding a total of eleven rabbits, six pheasants, two garlic braids, a bunch of dried elves ear, and a bunch of dried frost mirriam. On either side of the doorway to the southeast are two sets of shelves holding a total of two bottles of alto wine, six bottles of wine, seven bottles of Nord mead, four loaves of bread, and three bunches of elves ear.

The large bedroom to the southeast is Tiber Septim's room, and is where Eydis claims Tiber Septim slept on his first night after seizing Old Hroldan from the Witchmen of High Rock. The battle is famous for being where Hjalti Early-Beard (later Tiber Septim) earned the name Talos Stormcrown, when he used the Thu'um to break the settlement's defenses. Eydis will rent you the room for 10 septims a day. The room is the one to the southeast, and contains a large double bed by the southeast wall with an end table on either side, one of which has a copy of the Two-handed skill book Battle of Sancre Tor on top, while the other has a bottle of wine on top. There are also an unlocked chest at the foot of the bed, a long unlocked chest against the southwest wall, and a kettle in the southern corner containing a copy of Killing - Before You're Killed. In the western corner, along the northwest wall, is an owned single bed. The first time you sleep in this room will initiate the quest to help an ancient ghost.

Opposite the Tiber Septim room are two more smaller bedrooms. The bedroom to the left contains an owned single bed in the southwestern corner with a round wooden table and chair beside it and a novice-locked chest at the foot of the bed, with a tall wardrobe containing clothes against the northwest wall. On the table are a bottle of Black-Briar mead and a copy of Olaf and the Dragon. The bedroom to the right contains an owned single bed in the northeastern corner with a round wooden table and chair beside it, a novice-locked chest at the foot of the bed, and a dresser against the northeast wall. There is a copy of Horker Attacks on the table.

Standard MerchandiseEdit

This is the merchandise found in the inn's merchant chest. These items are only available if purchased from the merchant; they cannot be pickpocketed or stolen. They are restocked every two days.

Count Item
7 Random drinks
10 Random inn food
1 Salt Pile


  • Unused game data indicates the inn was originally intended to be part of a larger settlement known as Old Hroldan.
    • Several internal references indicate the inn was originally named the "Hanged Man's Inn", rather than the Old Hroldan Inn.
    • An unfinished quest tied to the location reveals that at one point, a mine (the name of which is unknown) and at least four other NPCs were to be present: two Reachman miners and cousins named Lioch and Maeduin, a Nord mine overseer named Heggvild, and an unnamed fourth NPC who was possibly one of the settlement's higher-ups.
  • If you take the path to the north into the mountains, it'll lead towards the village of Rorikstead. Along the way you'll encounter a small camp with the lovers Karan and Talvur. Unfortunately, they've been killed (possibly by the predator nearby), but Karan's Journal indicates they have a stash hidden right nearby in a stump. Later, a Shrine of Mara can be found here.