Skyrim:Orphan's Tear

Skyrim: Places: Shipwrecks
Orphan's Tear
(view on map)
Clearable Yes
Dungeon Yes
Respawn Time 10 days or 30 days
Level Min: 6
Console Location Code(s)
OrphansTearExterior, OrphansTearExterior02
West of Ravenscar Hollow
Orphan's Tear

Orphan's Tear is a shipwreck occupied by three bandits, located far northwest of Solitude on the northern coast. The ship had been split into two sections; one section is partially submerged and holds the cabin, while the other is almost fully submerged.

Related QuestsEdit

  • Note: This location is one of many potential targets for one or more of the radiant quests found on this page.


Orphan's TearEdit

Orphan's Tear bandit camp

There are three bandits based here, who will become hostile and attack as soon as you approach. They are a melee fighter, an archer, and a magic user. Once they are taken care of, you can proceed with exploring the shipwreck. The bandits' campsite on the shore consists of a campfire and a large tent with two bedrolls and a table holding some cheese wedges and a wheel, and an adept-locked chest containing random leveled loot just outside the tent. Near the tent, there are four salmon hanging from a rack and a bucket containing three more salmon behind a small boat, all of which can be harvested. Beside the bucket of salmon are some crates with two bottles of Nord mead. There is also a woodcutter's axe lying on a wooden block in front of the large tent.

Inside the shipwreck's cabin, you will see a table propped up against the wall with an unlocked chest hidden behind it. Also, if you look hard enough, you can find two bottles of skooma and a potion of minor magicka beside the bedroll. There are a couple of barrels on this level containing foodstuffs. Proceed down the stairs into the water to find several barrels containing common food and also a pair of iron boots near a bed. If you proceed farther down one level you will see a skeleton trapped underwater to the left of the stairs, along with another unlocked chest surrounded by four barrels. To the right of the stairs is a potion of magicka.

There are two harvestable clams between the two parts of the boat and two spiky grass plants next to the large tent. The other submerged section of the shipwreck does not have any notable loot, however, other than a few barrels.