Bloodmoon:Discovery in the Mine

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Investigate a strange burial chamber just discovered deep within the ebony mine.
Quest Giver: Falco Galenus at Raven Rock,
or Carnius Magius at Fort Frostmoth
Location(s): Raven Rock
Prerequisite Quest: Bar Brawl
Next Quest: Race Against the Clock or Stop the Messenger
Reward: 1000 Gold (Falco) or 3000 Gold (Carnius),
Ability to acquire Ice Armor/Weapons
Reputation Gain: +12 (East Empire Company)
ID: CO_8 or CO_8a
Difficulty: Low
 
A special discovery in the Raven Rock Mine

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

Falco[edit]

  1. Speak to Falco Galenus about your next assignment to learn about the burial chamber recently found inside the mine.
  2. Travel south of the junction of the two main rivers to find Graring.
  3. Defend Graring from Coventina Celata (or find her to the east and kill her).
  4. Talk to Graring to learn about the Stalhrim and receive the Ancient Nordic Pick Axe.
  5. Return to the mine and harvest the Raw Stalhrim from the tomb.
  6. Return the Raw Stalhrim to Graring.
  7. Return to Falco with the information.

Carnius[edit]

  1. Speak to Carnius Magius about your next assignment to learn about the burial chamber recently found inside the mine.
  2. Travel south of the junction of the two main rivers to find Graring.
  3. Kill Graring and the other two Nords and take the Ancient Nordic Pick Axe.
  4. Return to Carnius with the information.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Falco[edit]

Speak to Falco Galenus about your next assignment. He'll tell you that they've uncovered some sort of burial chamber inside the mine with some kind of impenetrable ice. You are to find and speak to Graring to learn more about the chamber.

Graring[edit]

Graring can be found to the northeast of Raven Rock, near Lake Fjalding, at the confluence of the Harstrad and Isild Rivers. Graring's House is located just south of where the two rivers meet. Graring is outside his house, but you won't be able to have any dealings with him or his two companions. At this point, Coventina Celata is supposed to attack him.

Graring Again[edit]

Once Coventina is dead, speak to Graring again, who will thank you for helping him and offer you knowledge of the Stalhrim, those strange ice-encased corpses you may have found in tombs all around Solstheim. Graring explains that the Stalhrim can be forged like most metals. He then gives you an Ancient Nordic Pick Axe and tells you to try and chip some of the Raw Stalhrim off and bring it back to him.

Stalhrim[edit]

Follow Graring's advice and return to the mine to find the Stalhrim. The mine is rather large, but it shouldn't take too long to find the newly discovered tomb area and the Stalhrim within. If you have the Ancient Nordic Pick Axe in your inventory, you will be able to harvest the Stalhrim. You can also harvest the Stalhrim in any of the other tombs you may have previously found them in (at least 26 occurrences of it). Return with the Stalhrim to Graring and he will congratulate you and offer to make you armor and weapons with the material (speak to his companions Aenar and Hidar for this).

Return to Falco[edit]

With the mystery solved, return to Falco with the information and receive a gold reward (1,000 gold) and a 12-point boost to your faction reputation with the East Empire Company. If Graring and his companions were killed (either by your hand or Coventina's), the Raven Rock questline is immediately over and you will be locked out of all future quests involving Falco.

Carnius[edit]

Speak to Carnius Magius about your next assignment. He'll tell you that they've uncovered some sort of burial chamber inside the mine with some kind of impenetrable ice. He'll further admit that the Stalhrim is the real reason he is here and tell you to kill Graring and his companions.

Graring[edit]

Graring can be found in the area far to the north, near Lake Fjalding, where the two main rivers join. Head northeast from Raven Rock and follow the river north when you reach it. The directions are a bit confusing, but Graring's House can be found just south of where the two rivers meet. Kill the three Nords and grab the Ancient Nordic Pick Axe.

Harvest the Ice[edit]

Return to Carnius with the ice pick and he'll tell you to retrieve one piece of the ice from the Raven Rock mine. If you're carrying the pick axe with you, you will be able to harvest the ice from the Stalhrim in the mine and in various places around Solstheim.

Return to Carnius[edit]

With the mystery solved, return to Carnius with the information and receive a gold reward (3,000 gold). In addition, Carnius will mention that if you bring him more Stalhrim, he will be able to craft weapons and armor for you. Carnius will require two Raw Stalhrim pieces for each item, while Graring and his companions would have required only one.

A Strange Discovery

Notes[edit]

  • Attacking Graring, Aenar, or Hidar will result in them becoming permanently hostile towards you. If all three are together, it's near impossible to calm them without an area of effect calm spell.

Bugs[edit]

  • Celata may not appear. ?
    • This can be fixed by finding and killing Celata yourself. She can be found behind a nearby boulder.
  • If you do this quest after you have built the second phase of your Redoran Stronghold, you can speak to one of the miners about hire guards, skipping both the tenth and eleventh East Empire Company quests. This is caused by both the Redoran and EEC quests having a topic with the same name.

Quest Stages[edit]

The following Quest_ID and Index codes can be used with the Journal Console command to manually update the quest to a certain point.

Falco[edit]

Discovery in the Mine (CO_8)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Falco informed me of a strange block of ice found in a burial cavern discovered in the mine. He's asked me to go speak to Graring, one of the local Nords about it. He and his companions can be found at the junction of the Harstrad and Islid rivers to the northeast of here.
20 I found Graring and his companions under attack, but the assailant has been defeated.
30 Graring explained that the ice is called "Stalhrim", and is very valuable. He's given me a special pick axe to chip off some Stalhrim from the block in the mine.
40 I've chipped off a piece of the Stalhrim, and should take it to Graring.
50 Graring has agreed to construct weapons and armor out of the Stalhrim, if I bring him the raw materials. He's suggested that there is a finite amount of it on the island, so I should be careful of what I choose.
60 ☑Finishes quest Falco is glad the Nords are willing to work with us, and has instructed me to bring Graring all the Stalhrim I can find.
100 ☑Finishes quest Graring is dead, making it impossible to get any information about the Stalhrim.
150 ☑Finishes quest I have killed Graring.

Carnius[edit]

Discovery in the Mine (CO_8a)
Index Finishes Quest Journal Entry
10 Carnius has ordered me to find three Nords living just south of the fork between the Harstrad and Isild rivers. I'm to kill all of them, and retrieve the pick axe they should have.
20 I've killed the Nords, and acquired the pick axe Carnius was talking about.
30 Carnius has instructed me to make sure the pick axe works, chip off some of the Stalhrim in the newly discovered burial cavern, and deliver it to him.
40 I've chipped off a piece of the Stalhrim, and should take it to Carnius.
50 ☑Finishes quest Carnius thanked me for bringing him the Stalhrim. He has offered to give me weapons and armor in exchange for any more Stalhrim I bring him.


Prev: Bar Brawl Up: East Empire Company Quests Next: Race Against the Clock (Falco) or
Stop the Messenger (Carnius)