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SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png
Dragon Lair:
(view on map) (lore page)
Clearable Yes
Dungeon Yes
Respawn Time 10 days or 30 days
Dragon, Krosis
Important Treasure
Console Location Code(s)
ShearpointExterior01, ShearpointExterior02, ShearpointExterior03, ShearpointExterior04, ShearpointExterior05, ShearpointExterior06
The Pale
North-northeast of Fellglow Keep
Southwest of Irkngthand
Special Features
Word Wall Throw Voice

Shearpoint is a mountaintop dragon lair northeast of Whiterun. Its word wall teaches all three words of the Throw Voice shout.

Related QuestsEdit


The summit is visible behind Fellglow Keep. A rough path to the word wall can be followed by heading northwest past the keep and circling around to the northeast. Alternatively, you may head south from Tumble Arch Pass before heading east once the slope becomes easier to climb.

Before the dragons' return, the word wall will be guarded by Krosis, an undead dragon priest.

After the dragons' return, the word wall will be guarded by a leveled dragon. If Krosis had not previously been defeated, he will also be present.

Regardless of whether Dragon Rising has been completed, the boss chest is against the word wall.


  • When the location respawns, Krosis' sarcophagus will be resealed, but no dragon priest will respawn. The dragon respawns as usual.
  • A Shearpoint Dragon card appears in Legends.


  • This area might not become cleared, even after you have killed the dragon, the priest, and gotten the word from the wall.
    • Reloading a previous save may fix this.
    •   Typing SetLocationCleared 0x0001916c 1 will force the area to be cleared.
  • The word wall will occasionally only teach you one of the three words of Throw Voice.
    • Reloading a previous save may fix this.
  • The dragon may rest on the word wall and not move and can't be killed.
    • Reloading a previous save may fix this.
    • Fast traveling and returning later may fix this.
  • If you learn of this location from gossip, such as a city guard, you'll be able to fast travel to the location, even though you have never been there before. This will cause your "Locations Discovered" stat to forever be off by one.
  • You may still hear the Word Wall beating music when you return to this location, even if you have killed the Dragon and the Dragon Priest Krosis before, and you have learned the shout, and despite the fact the location is marked as cleared on your map.
    •   Typing "f09f6".disable will stop the music, "f09f2".disable will stop the sizzling sound effect.