|# of Zones
|Elinhir Region, Craglorn
|West of Elinhir
|Veteran Speed Run Target
Shunned by the Nords as a place of evil, this mystic forge site was constructed by an unknown Nedic sect that worshiped forgotten dark gods. Now it's been reopened by the Dreadhorn clan of Reachmen, who are meddling with dangerous forces of great power.
It's part of the Horns of the Reach dungeon pack DLC, along with Falkreath Hold. The entrance is located west of Elinhir. The dungeon itself takes place at an ancient Nedic site that is associated with Hircine, and is located high in the Jerall Mountains.
The first of these new activities is Bloodroot Forge, an ancient, long-forgotten forge that was recently rediscovered by the Reachmen and their minotaur allies. This forge, rumored to have been created by the Daedric prince Hircine, can create weapons of unbelievable power. When exploring this new dungeon, you will navigate through heavy vegetation and deep, lava-filled corridors to reach the heart of the forge and put a stop to Gherig Bullblood's plans.
- Update 15 Patch Notes
The Bloodroot Forge had been buried and hidden away for longer than any could remember, until the unification of Reachmen and Minotaur facilitated its rediscovery. Now, the fires of the ancient forge burn anew and the power emanating from it is palpable. Only blood and sacrifice to untamed nature can unlock its true potential and the Reachmen are generous in their offerings.
The Dreadhorn Clan, an unusual alliance between Reachmen and Minotaurs, has been terrorizing the people of the Jerall Mountains for months, and now you and your comrades must travel to a long-forgotten site to investigate the fate of those taken and discover the truth of Bloodroot Forge …
When traversing the winding paths towards the Forge, you'll notice the twisting growth of pulsing vines and rich Nirncrux veins. These strange plants seem to draw Nirncrux, a rare material reportedly found exclusively in Craglorn, up from the ground in huge quantities, bathing the area in a red glow. As you work to free the captives and investigate the Forge, you will quickly find that the environment is not the only thing that has changed in unusual ways. The savage Reachmen have been twisted by their Nirncrux Heartstones, and they stand with their fierce Minotaur allies guarding the Forge. Even worse, Nirnblooded beasts, magical creatures imbued with Nirncrux, have been summoned by a powerful Hagraven to assist them.
The deeper you go into the mountains, the more dangerous the environment will get. As you work to uncover the fate of the poor souls captured by the Deadhorn Clan and shut down the Forge, you must navigate the site's crumbling caverns and red-hot molten Nirncrux lakes.
Finally, as you enter the Bloodroot Forge itself, you will discover first-hand the cost of the Reachmen's terrible blood rituals and the power they bring to life.
- Horns of the Reach Details
Venture into the depths of Bloodroot Forge to stop the Dreadhorn clan of Reachmen from gaining a terrible ancient power.
- Bloodroot Forge Objective: The Bloodroot Forge is once again active. / You helped shut down the Bloodroot Forge.
- Pledge: Bloodroot Forge: Prove you are truly Undaunted by clearing Bloodroot Forge.
- Dreadhorn Harpy (Harpy)
- Dreadhorn Briarcaller
- Dreadhorn Blade-Bearer
- Dreadhorn Clanslayer
- Dreadhorn Chanter
- Dreadhorn Rimeweaver
- Dreadhorn Flamechanter
- Dreadhorn Thornslinger
- Dreadhorn Manhunter
- Dreadhorn Sorcerer
- Nirnblooded Bear
- Nirnblooded Guar
- Nirnblooded Senche
- Nirnblooded Spriggan
- Stone Atronach
- Dreadhorn Earthgorer, minotaurs that wield axes and summon volcanoes
- Dreadhorn Firehide, minotaurs that use flame magic
- Mathgamain, a large Nirnblooded bear
- Stoneheart, a Reachman mage
- Gherig Bullblood, the leader of the Dreadhorn, and his assistants Attendant of Blood and Attendant of Flame
- Captive's Discreet Warning
- Captive's Crumpled Note
- Defiant Graffiti
- Improvised Memorial — An epitaph found in the Bloodroot Forge
- Nicolard Lia's Journal by Nicolard Lia — A researcher's personal journal
- Nicolard's Notes on Ruin Origins by Nicolard Lia — A researcher's notes on the Bloodroot Forge
- Nicolard's Note to Self by Nicolard Lia
- Nicolard's Notes on the Forge by Nicolard Lia — A researcher's notes on an ancient Nedic forge
- Norgorgol's Journal by Norgorgol — The journal of an Orc bandit
- Plan to Escape — A plan for a suicide pact
- Scrawled Tally
2 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Magicka
2 items: Adds 28-1206 Maximum Health
1 item: Adds 4% Healing Done
|Monster Helm Sets
There are 20 Achievements associated with this dungeon:
|Horns of the Reach Explorer
|Enter either Falkreath Hold or Bloodroot Forge for the first time.
|Dreadhorn Style Master
|Learn every chapter in the Dreadhorn style book, occasionally found as rewards for completing the Falkreath Hold dungeon.
|Needed for Bloodroot Forge Challenger
|Bloodroot Forge Challenger
|Complete the listed achievements for Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Hat: Keptu-Horn Skull Sallet
|Bloodroot Forge Conqueror
|Defeat Mathgamain, Caillaoife, Stoneheart, Galchobhar, Gherig Bullblood and his attendants, and the Earthgore Amalgam in Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Title: Bane of Beastmen
Bust: Earthgore Amalgam (page)
|Defeat Mathgamain, Caillaoife, Stoneheart, Galchobhar, Gherig Bullblood and his attendants, and the Earthgore Amalgam in Veteran Bloodroot Forge, without suffering a group member death.
|Right to the Root of the Problem
|Defeat Mathgamain, Caillaoife, Stoneheart, Galchobhar, Gherig Bullblood and his attendants, and the Earthgore Amalgam in Veteran Bloodroot Forge within twenty minutes of starting the dungeon. Timer starts when players pass the first Dreadhorn campsite.
|Defeat the Earthgore Amalgam in Veteran Bloodroot Forge after invoking the Scroll of Glorious Battle.
|Title: Forge Breaker
|Bloodroot Forge Vanquisher
|Defeat Mathgamain, Caillaoife, Stoneheart, Galchobhar, Gherig Bullblood and his attendants, and the Earthgore Amalgam in Bloodroot Forge.
|Trophy: Earthgore Amalgam (page),
Vine, Bloodroot Grasper (page) (5,000 ),
Vine, Bloodroot Mangler (page) (5,000 ),
Vine, Bloodroot Stems (page) (10,000 ),
Vine, Bloodroot Wriggler (page) (5,000 )
|Blood, Sweat, and Fire
|Use the Stonefire Crucible to stun five targets and the Flameslake Cauldron to cool five lava pools within Bloodroot Forge.
|Horns of the Reach Delver
|Complete Veteran Falkreath Hold and Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Artisan of Pain
|Personally use both the Stonefire Crucible and the Flameslake Cauldron to defeat the Earthgore Amalgam in Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Defeat Galchobhar without any group members being affected by his Scorched Earth and Flames of Galchobhar attacks in Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Cooling Your Heels
|Defeat Mathgamain, Caillaoife, Stoneheart, Galchobhar, Gherig Bullblood and his attendants, and the Earthgore Amalgam without taking damage from the Molten Nirncrux flowing through Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Hand Wrought Victory
|Defeat the Earthgore Amalgam in Veteran Bloodroot Forge without any member of your group activating the Stonefire Crucible or Flameslake Cauldron.
|Complete Veteran Bloodroot Forge without any member of your group ever being struck by a Lava Ball spit by a Fire Shalk.
|Use Galchobhar's Mantle Breaker attack to dissipate a Lava Ball fired by a Fire Shalk while in Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Defeat Galchobhar without anyone in your group killing a Fire Shalk during your battle with him in Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Veteran Dreadhorn Warrior Slayer
|Defeat 300 Dreadhorn Blade-Bearers, Manhunters, and Clanslayers in Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Veteran Firehide Slayer
|Defeat 50 Dreadhorn Firehides in Veteran Bloodroot Forge.
|Defeat Caillaoife without allowing any Nirnblooded creatures to remain within her Nature's Preservation barrier for more than three seconds while in Veteran Bloodroot Forge.