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Online: The Rift Antiquities

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This is a list of all of the Antiquities that are found in The Rift.

ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Nord: Gloves Value 13
Reginus Buca
I am told that some Nords also swore by using troll spit to enhance their grip in battle. I can't confirm this, but judging by the smell it might have been involved in the binding of this book.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Nord Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-The Rift Map 02.png Name Antique Map of the Rift Value N/A
Gabrielle Benele
Oh, this seems to be a map of the Rift! It's hard to miss Lake Honrich and the Treva River. A much more temperate climate than the rest of Skyrim, really.
Amalien
And Giant territory, too! I wonder if any Giant burial grounds are marked on this map? I've heard that Giants seek out their ancestral burial grounds when they feel death drawing near.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Giant burial grounds are less interesting than you might think. They take few belongings to the grave, and their kin do not tend the place where they are laid. You'll find little more than large bones and scraps of mammoth leather.
Type Furniture
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-misc-Bones.png Name Augur's Bones Value 250
Amalien
The runes marked on these small bones can predict the future, if you know how to read them. The augur shakes them up in a bag, then pours them out on the ground, looking for alignments and connections. Casting the runes is a rare talent!
Verita Numida
Is the talent in the bones or in the caster? I suspect that more than a few augurs put on a good show of pouring out the bones before telling their visitors what their visitors want to hear. Still, this set is old and well-preserved.
Gabrielle Benele
Casting-bones are passed from teacher to student down through the generations; they get their power from the skill and renown of their previous owners. Each new augur adds a bone and its rune to the collection--and this is a large set indeed.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
  • Accessible by default


ON-icon-stolen-Red Banner.png Name Akaviri Lord's Banner Value 1,000
Reginus Buca
Now here's something I didn't expect to find in Skyrim: a lord's banner from distant Akavir. Leaders in Akaviri armies fastened these banners to the back of their armor so soldiers could easily identify then in the thick of the fight.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Not so surprising--Akaviri armies fought their way across Morrowind and Skyrim during the First Akaviri Invasion, 1E 2703. The invaders conquered huge parts of both realms before Reman stopped them at the Pale Pass.
Verita Numida
Ah, the origin of the Dragonguard. The Akaviri recognized Reman I as the Dragonborn and swore allegiance to him. This lord may have been one of the last Akaviri to raise sword against the future Emperor--or one of the first to bend the knee to him.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Dwarven Part 02.png Name Cracked Dwarven Gear Shafts Value N/A
Gabrielle Benele
These shafts connect to a frame. Is the Dwemeris inscription supposed to be instructions? They clearly socket into another segment of a larger machine. Something with multiple limbs by the looks of it.
Type Mount Fragment (Ebon Dwarven Wolf)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Nord: Swords Value 13
Reginus Buca
Swords are some of the most commonly found weapons from this period of Nord history, but it's unclear if that is due to their popularity or a large surplus that never saw battle in favor of some other instruments of death.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Nord Style)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Ebony Fox Totem.png Name Ebony Fox Totem Value N/A
Reginus Buca
This is a remarkable find. We don't see many fox totems in Skyrim. The style is unique as well. Atmoran totemic art typically features harder edges and more abstract shapes. I'm honestly not sure who made this.
Gabrielle Benele
Well, as you know, the Atmorans associated foxes with Shor--the totemic analogue for Lorkhan. No Elf would depict Lorkhan in such a flattering shape. But the smooth contours and sharp features feel Merish to me. Consider me stumped!
Verita Numida
You know, Atmorans did learn a few things from the Elves prior to the fall of Saarthal. Honestly, I'm surprised we don't find more cultural crossover in art from that period. Ysgramor's heirs must have gone to great lengths to destroy items like this.
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
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  • Public Dungeon bosses
  • Delve bosses
  • Any mob
  • Clothing nodes
ON-icon-misc-Gold Crown.png Name Giant Chieftain's Crown Value 5,000
Amalien
Oh, that's immense! The sheer size of the piece makes it clear: this headdress belonged to a Giant ... and not just any Giant. Here we see the unusually deft workmanship and ornamentation from a Giantish artifact. These tusk-like horns are shaped from mammoth ivory, and the prongs securing them in place are hammered gold. Only a Giant of great importance—a high chief such as the legendary Sinmur, say—would claim authority over their fellows by wearing anything like a crown.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-fragment-Petrified Snow-Cedar.png Name Petrified Snow-Cedar Value N/A
Reginus Buca
Snow-cedar is incredibly durable. The Snow Elves apparently bred them to be able to withstand intense cold and lack of nutrients, but I've never seen parts of one separated from the living tree before!
Gabrielle Benele
There are some alchemical practices that can petrify wood in a matter of hours. It makes for a strong, nearly indestructible material that can be used in a lot of different ways, though it's hard to tell what it was used for here.
Amalien
I'm sure the Snow Elves made this! They would have certainly found a way to solidify the wood and make use of it. Maybe they even made armor out of it, it's tough enough. And there are marks on this piece that look deep enough to be from a sword!
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Snow Treaders)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Rune-Carved Mammoth Skull.png Name Rune-Carved Mammoth Skull Value N/A
Verita Numida
Wood Elf villages produce the most proficient bonesmiths in Tamriel, but some Nord bone-dressers display a similar talent. While I'd never display such a macabre item in my home, there is a certain beauty to the craftsmanship. I guess.
Reginus Buca
Come now, Verita, this is one of the rare Kjervilde Craniums! A product of the late First Era's most eminent taxidermist! Did you take note of the pristine condition of the bone and the brilliant gold etchings? This is an object of rare beauty!
Ugron gro-Thumog
Orcs dress bones better. Eh. Debate for another time. Apparently, Kjervilde killed each of her subjects with a single arrow to the heart. Cant's say as I've ever heard of an arrow that can fell a mammoth all at once, but few things surprise me anymore.
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Master
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