Dragonborn talk:Bloodskal Barrow

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Bloodskal Barrow Word Wall[edit]

Alright, last night I made it all the way through this dungeon and up to the point where you pick up the black book. Before this you had to fight a boss. A dragon priest I believe. Behind him was a word wall, but it's unique from the others in the way it looks. When I walked up to it I heard the usual chanting, but there was no glowing word there for me to absorb. I tried slashing it with the BloodSkal blade, but that did nothing.

Is this word wall just there for looks? Or is this a glitch? Digerati (talk) 16:26, 15 December 2012 (GMT)

I think the word wall you're referring to is actually in Raven Rock Mine, and it sounds like a glitch, because that one should definitely work. — ABCface 17:57, 17 December 2012 (GMT)


I am in Bloodskal Barrow & have retrieved the Bloodskal sword. However, I am unable to get out of the area from which I acquired the sword. When I use a power attack the energy is released, but the red lines do not move & the door does not open. Am I doing something wrong? I play on a x-box 360. I have spent the better part of a game day attempting to get past the door & nothing persists in happening. Adam413 13:09, 10 October 2013 (GMT)Adam413

I like the phrase "nothing persists in happening". Are you moving your character sideways while you power attack with the sword, causing the sword to slash sideways in-line with the horizontal red lines in the archway? It's a little bit tricky keeping yourself aimed at the red lines while stepping sideways and power-attacking, all at the same time. If you think you're doing it right, try saving, completely exiting the game, and reloading and trying again. If you are absolutely positive you're doing it right, and it still won't work, then you may be experiencing a bug. --Xyzzy Talk 14:20, 10 October 2013 (GMT)

Preemptive Strike[edit]

Gunmar (Dawnguard) sometimes assigns this destination for the corresponding radiant quest. Apparently even if you've never yet been to Solstheim, as occured to me in my most recent SSE playthrough on Xbox One. --SCarverOrne (talk) 03:02, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Any radiant quest can send you to Solstheim and any of its locations or inhabitants if they match the requirements for the quest. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 03:13, 11 January 2017 (UTC)