Oblivion:Nornalhorst

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Ayleid Ruin:
Nornalhorst
(view on map)
# of Zones 2
# of Welkynd Stones 34
# of Varla Stones 2
Occupants
Vampires, Bones Undead
(2 boss-level Vampires)
Important Treasure
1 boss-level Ayleid Coffer
1 boss-level Coffin
Console Location Code(s)
NornalhorstExterior, Nornalhorst, Nornalhorst02
Region
West Weald
Location
South of Greenmead Cave, east from Skingrad
Nornalhorst

Nornalhorst is a medium-sized Ayleid ruin east of Skingrad containing vampires. It contains two zones: Nornalhorst and Nornalhorst Sel Gandrevla.

Exterior[edit]

Key to Maps
Nornalhorst Exterior

Zone 1: Nornalhorst[edit]

Nornalhorst
The living area

Make your way down the stairs and step onto the press plate to open the iron gate at G. You may notice a raised corridor above you, and you may be detected by the boss vampire at A, although it is unlikely to be able to reach you just yet. The boss area can only be accessed from the next zone (door D) and holds a boss chest (B) and a stone bed (b).

If you press on you will find yourself in the upper section of a large, two-level room, from where you can snipe at the three enemies below. In this first section there are four Welkynd stones on easily accessible pedestals and a minor loot chest, while the lower level houses two minor loot chests. Once you've crossed the lower section, head up the stairs to find yet another minor loot chest and three more Welkynd stones laying near their pedestals. Head across the causeway and take care of the falling blades at T. You arrive in a small room with two minor loot chests, a bottle of Surilie Brothers wine, an iron dagger and a bread loaf, all guarded by a vampire enemy.

Backtrack across the causeway and this time head down the corridor. You will arrive in a lenghty room where a minor loot chest and eight Welkynd stones on easily-accessible pedestals are guarded by two enemies. Dispatch them and enter Sel Gandrevla via door C.

Occupants:

  • 1 boss-level Vampire (50% chance Vampire Matriarch, 50% chance Vampire Patriarch) at location A on map
  • 1 Vampire
  • 5 Vampire Enemies (each 50% probability Vampire, 33% Undead, 17% Vampire Beast)

Treasure:

Traps:

Doors and Gates:

  • There are three doors in/out of this zone
  • 1 Iron Gate (opened remotely) at E

Other:

  • 1 sleeping slab at location b on map

Zone 2: Nornalhorst Sel Gandrevla[edit]

Nornalhorst Sel Gandrevla

Upon emerging from door C, negotiate the swinging blades at E and you arrive at what is the central room of this zone. It hosts two vampire enemies, four minor loot chests and ten Welkynd stones, the majority of which have fallen off their pedestals. Right at the back is an area with a fallen Welkynd stone, a table (upon which sit an iron dagger and a bottle of Surilie Brothers wine) and the entrance to a small room with a minor loot chest set within a gas trap (F).

From the center of the room, head south-west to enter the room beyond. It holds a minor loot chest, two easily-accessible Varla stones and three Welkynd stones high-up on pedestals. They are guarded by a single enemy. Return to the previous room and find the press button (light blue dot on map) that activates the secret door G. This gives you access to a corridor with two enemies guarding three minor loot chests.

Finally, return to the room and use either of the two metal gates to the north-east to access the boss room. Here a boss vampire (A) guards the boss chest (B), two minor loot chests and four easily-reached Welkynd stones. A bedroll (b) is also nearby. Head back to the previous zone via door D for access to that zone's boss area and for a quicker exit.

Occupants:

  • 1 boss-level Vampire (50% chance Vampire Matriarch, 50% chance Vampire Patriarch) at location A on map
  • 2 Vampires
  • 1 Vampire Enemy (each 50% probability Vampire, 33% Undead, 17% Vampire Beast)
  • 2 Bones Undead

Treasure:

Traps:

Doors and Gates:

  • There are two doors (at C and D) in/out of this zone, both leading to the zone Nornalhorst
  • 1 Hidden Door at G

Other:

  • 1 bedroll at location b on map