Lore:Sleeping Tree

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The Sleeping Tree

The Sleeping Tree is a strange leafless tree found in Whiterun Hold in Skyrim. It grows in a misty pool beside a small cave now named after the tree. A giant encampment also named for the tree surrounds it.[1] Several legends exist on the origins of the Tree. Some say that a piece of rock was blasted from Red Mountain during the Red Year and landed in Skyrim, and the Tree grew from the resulting crater. Others say that it grew from a spore which fell from a "floating island", referring to Umbriel, in which case the Tree is one of the Hist of Umbriel.[2][3]

Sleeping Tree Sap[edit]

Sleeping Tree Sap is considered a legal drug in Skyrim and is highly valued for its ability to make people feel much healthier for a time, although side effects include temporary slowness and blurry purple vision. A spigot was installed on the Sleeping Tree in Whiterun Hold to harvest the sap, and the Khajiit trading caravans have been known to pay highly for samples.

See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the Skyrim camp, cave, sap and quest articles.


  1. ^ Events of Skyrim
  2. ^ Ysolda's dialogue in Skyrim.
  3. ^ The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes