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Skyrim:Queen Potema

Queen Potema
(lore page)
Location Potema's Sanctum
Species Wisp Soul Greater
Level PC×1 Type Monsters
BaseID 00026C52
Other Information
Health (PC-1)×8.3 Magicka (PC-1)×5
Stamina (PC-1)×1.7
Primary Skills Destruction, Illusion, Heavy Armor, One-handed
Essential Yes
Faction(s) MS06PotemaFaction
Queen Potema gathering power in Potema's Sanctum

Queen Potema in 3E 120 launched a rebellion, and overthrew her niece Empress Kintyra II the following year so that her son could become Emperor Uriel Septim III. Although the war ended in 3E 127, it was another ten years, capped off by a month-long siege at her castle in Solitude, before Potema herself was defeated. She has been described as "unambiguously evil", and is remembered as one of the most dangerous necromancers in the history of Tamriel. For more information, see the lore article.

While investigating a cave, you will interrupt a ritual to summon her. She is little more than a disembodied voice at this point.

However, some time later it appears the summoning did at least partially work and you are sent to deal with her after her disciples tunnel into the Temple of the Divines in Solitude. The second encounter is when the actual physical entity of Queen Potema will be seen.

This is one of the more unique battles in the game; details can be found in The Wolf Queen Awakened.

Potema's RemainsEdit

Potema's Remains (RefID: 00103499)
Species Skeleton Soul Grand
Level PC×1 (range=7-50) Type Undead
RefID 00103499 BaseID 0010349B
Other Information
Health (PC-1)×10 Magicka (PC-1)×5
Stamina 0
Primary Skills Conjuration, Destruction, One-handed, Restoration, Sneak
Perks Magic Resistance (rank 3); Necromancy; Reduced Damage 0.5
Protected Yes
Faction(s) Creature Faction; Skeleton Faction
Potema's Remains in Potema's Sanctum

Her remains consist of a skeleton. Her spirit can respawn several times from her remains, but once she is finally dead you can take her skull, which is her link to the present and the only thing tying her to the mortal plane.

Potema's remains wear a fine raiment, along with a copper and moonstone circlet. She is armed with a leveled sword enchanted with shock damage.

Aside from her ghost ability, she knows the following spells: Lightning Bolt, Lightning Cloak, Sparks, Lesser Ward, Reanimate Corpse, and Conjure Storm Atronach. Additionally, she knows the Unrelenting Force shout.

Related QuestsEdit


  • She is the subject of the books Biography of the Wolf Queen and The Wolf Queen, v1 to v8.
  • She appears in two different forms, as a wisp (the top infobox) and as a skeleton (the bottom infobox).
  • Potema's Remains can be soul trapped during the fight with her. Doing so may prevent the bug in which she respawns from occurring.
  • There's a glitch with the Wabbajack that can happen with Potema's Remains, that allows you to loot her fine raiment.