Skyrim:Silent Ruin

Skyrim: Places: Dwarven Ruins
Dwarven Ruin:
Silent Ruin
# of Zones 1
Clearable No
Respawn Time 10 days
Level Min: 18
Important Treasure
Console Location Code(s)
Northern part of Blackreach
Silent Ruin

Silent Ruin is a small Dwarven ruin in Blackreach. It is north of the Dwarven city. The building is devoid of any creatures or automatons; however, you do need to keep an eye out for traps.



Outside the building against the northeast corner is a large brass pipe with a crimson nirnroot growing beside it. A path north of the building leads down to a Falmer camp with two tents and two Falmer. Four dead salmon hang from a rack next to the tents, and there is a geode vein just northeast of the two tents.

Silent RuinEdit

Interior view

The entrance is on the southwest side of the building, and is unlocked. It leads into a single room, with a short flight of stairs leading down to the main floor. Two huge stone pillars to the northeast and southwest support a very high roof. Opposite the entrance is a throne on a slightly raised platform. On the seat of the throne is a copy of the Block skill book Warrior; however, care is needed, as there is a pressure plate in front of the throne that triggers a spinning blade trap. To the right of the throne is a crimson nirnroot growing in a large metal urn. Finally, in the northwest corner, there is a set of Dwemer shelves against the west wall holding various small Dwemer items, and to the right, against the north wall, is an unlocked chest.


  • Followers will not follow you into the building, and instead will run north, possibly attempting to leave Blackreach to find you.