Skyrim talk:Red Eagle

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Variable Species[edit]

First time I did this quest he was indeed a draugr. Went back with a different (level 59) character and to my surprise found Red Eagle as a dragon priest.212.139.91.92 19:46, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Also just noticed that the skeletons that raise at the same time are hostile to both of us212.139.91.92 19:48, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Looks like that was fixed in the 1.4 patch. 24.156.216.144 22:58, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
The skeletons raised by Red Eagle are still hostile towards Red Eagle (the dragon priest version) with the latest patch plus Dawnguard and HF. --88.245.37.135 00:25, 5 January 2013 (GMT)
Skeletons still hostile to dragon priest Red Eagle in Skyrim SE 1.5.97. The dragon priest version doesn't wield the Honed Ancient Nord Greatsword of Burning but it's in his inventory, so guaranteed drop in any case. Defqon1 (talk) 10:37, 2 January 2020 (GMT)

Red Eagle quests[edit]

So, what's the big mystery behind the Red Eagle quest chain? Killed Red Eagle without trouble at lvl 36 and the whole thing seems so incomplete. Anyone else feels the same? Luke — Unsigned comment by 81.196.151.13 (talk) at 08:50 on 24 January 2012

red eagle glitch[edit]

If you keep repeating the red eagle quest . The briarheart will stay dead but he will still have the sword with him along with usually good weapons. I did it around 20 times and got 15 enchanted weapons a few ebony war axes .some glass swords and a few sapphires . Making around 10 000 dollar profit — Unsigned comment by 68.171.231.82 (talk) at 15:42 on 29 February 2012

Red Eagle is a Draugr or a Dragon Priest????[edit]

Why is Red Eagle a draugr and buried in a Nord tomb when Red Eagle was a Reachman (not a Nord), a race that is primarily Breton? He was alive at approx 1E 1030, but he wasn't a Dragon Priest, he was a King or Lord of the Reachmen. When he died he was buried in a tomb prepared for him by Reachmen. Draugr are supposedly servants to the Dragon Priests and buried with them to keep the Dragon Priest animated, so why is Red Eagle a draugr?67.225.30.56 13:37, 16 May 2013 (GMT)

Because the game's leveling system can make him appear as such. At lower levels he can appear as a Deathlord. Yes, it's not correct from a lore point of view - but it's a game mechanic limitation. Lets not forget about the large hawk murals of Kyne all over his tomb - it makes little sense, but I guess the devs did it so they didn't need to generate new assets for a minor boss. --Jimeee (talk) 14:05, 16 May 2013 (GMT)
So Red Eagle is not a draugr and is not a dragon priest as far as lore would allow. Additionally, the game developers were too lazy to create a more appropriate faction for a minor character or a Reachman tomb and thus gave Red Eagle the appearance and capabilities of a draugr or dragon priest (depending on players level). While it is appreciated that he has draugr-like or dragon priest-like appearance and capabilities, one wonders why the wiki refers to him as a draugr, when he is in fact not a draugr, but simply a "walking corpse" reanimated by the player setting the sword in the alter and entering the tomb. I would think that the wiki page would refer to Red Eagle not as a draugr, but simply, "Red Eagle is found in Rebel's Cairn", rather than "Red Eagle is a draugr found in Rebel's Cairn". Just a thought.67.225.30.56 03:15, 17 May 2013 (GMT)