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The Seeker's Archive
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Quest Hub
Discoverable Yes
Completion Objective
Exterior: Kareth of Shadows, Pharethil the Unbending, Sihadid
Anka-Ra Archer, Anka-Ra Assassin, Anka-Ra Mender, Anka-Ra Sentinel, Anka-Ra Spellbinder, Anka-Ra Swordsman, Jackal
Interior: Glaring Eye, Rykuna
Dremora Caitiff, Dremora Hauzkyn, Dremora Kyngald, Dremora Kynval, Scamp
Belkarth RegionCraglorn
West of Belkarth
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"The Seeker's Archive"—a curious name for something that appears to be a Yokudan temple. A dry, dusty draft seeps out from beneath the door, bearing the scent of a thousand, thousand libraries ….
The Seeker's Archive at night

The Seeker's Archive is an ancient library in Craglorn.

Originally only consisting of a large library and shrine to Hermaeus Mora, the invading Yokudan, led by Emperor Tarish-Zi, later constructed structures on the surface of the shrine after the emperor discovered the shrine and made a pact with the Daedric Prince which in turn demanded that the Anka-Ra defend it.

Related Quests[edit]


The Seeker's Archive
Hermaeus Mora
Ibrula Repeatable Quest Giver
Sabashur-dar Merchant

Shops and Services[edit]

  • Six-Whiskers Haggle Wagon — A general goods stall run by Sabashur-dar. Merchant


Seeker's Archive Wayshrine
Six-Whiskers Haggle Wagon

Seeker's Archive Wayshrine is located east of the Seeker's Archive. A general goods stand called the Six-Whiskers Haggle Wagon is located southeast of the Archive.


The exterior of the ruin is swarming with Anka-Ra. The interior, on the other hand, is infested with Daedra.

You will be able to enter the ruin during the quest, after activating the beams at the three seals surrounding the center of the ruin. The entry tunnel is encrusted with glowing blue crystals that jut from the walls. Within, you'll find a linear library with bookshelves lining the walls. Scamps and Dremora guard the library's halls. The Daedra respawn approximately ten minutes after being killed.

There is a pillar in the center of the northern room. The hallway shooting off north of this chamber contains a boss, the Dremora named Rykuna. Before you engage her in combat, you'll see her kneeling before the projection of a red Watcher. This projection disappears once combat begins. Hermaeus Mora's shrine is through the hallway leading west from the pillar room. You'll fall into a flooded pit to reach it.

The shrine lies within a cavernous chamber guarded by a Dremora Caitiff, a Dremora Kyngald, and the Watcher you saw earlier: the Glaring Eye. Ibrula's Journal is located at the top of the stairs leading up to Hermaeus Mora's statue, beside the podium. A scroll titled Secrets Overheard in Apocrypha is on the ground behind the podium.



There is one Achievement associated with this location:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Imperial Arena Champion (desktop).png Tenacious Seeker 15 Uncover the secrets hidden within the Seeker's Archive.


  • Prior to Update 12, this location used a ON-mapicon-Keep.pngFort map marker.


A map of The Seeker's Archive upper level
A map of The Seeker's Archive lower level