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Skyrim:Reeking Tower

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Dwarven Ruin:
Reeking Tower
# of Zones 1
Clearable No
Respawn Time 10 days
Level Min: 18
Frostbite Spiders
Console Location Code(s)
Northern part of Blackreach
Reeking Tower

Reeking Tower is a small Dwarven ruin in Blackreach occupied by frostbite spiders. It is along the north-northwest boundary of Blackreach, near several spider nests and north of a quarry comprising four geode veins.



The tower is approached from the northeast. The path crosses a bridge over a crevasse featuring several spider egg sacs, then circles the tower clockwise, passing two crimson nirnroots, one by the southwest side of the tower, and the other by the north side of the tower near the entrance.

Reeking TowerEdit

Upon entering, you emerge in a corridor that rises and spirals counterclockwise. At the top of the second ramp, there are several spider egg secs, one of which can be harvested, with a few loose spider eggs on the ground. At the top of the next ramp is a frostbite spider and another harvestable egg sac. To the west is a doorway into a typical wide Dwemer corridor, with pillars along the edges and a ramp up to a T-junction. There is another frostbite spider at the T-junction. As you pass the doorway, there is a third harvestable egg sac in the corner to the north. There is a frostbite spider to the north up a ramp that ends at a cave-in. The last frostbite spider inside the tower guards a lift that is down the west ramp on the left. Before taking the lift, continue to the west to find an unlocked chest concealed behind some webbing at another cave-in.

The lift takes you to an otherwise inaccessible ledge high above the main cavern of Blackreach, west of the main entrance to the tower. There are two frostbite spiders on the ledge, and a third that descends from the cavern ceiling. There are two harvestable spider egg sacs on the ledge: one is to the right as you leave the lift, and the second is around a corner to the north where the ledge widens and the spider descends. There is also a crimson nirnroot growing in the middle of the ledge. It is possible to climb down from the ledge without the use of Become Ethereal, with the easiest starting point to the right of the first egg sec where you leave the lift. Obviously, care must be taken.


  • It is possible to kill all three of the frostbite spiders at the top exterior of the tower before entering using a bow or ranged magic.