Skyrim:Red Eagle

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Red Eagle (RefID: 000C14B3)
(lore page)
Species Radiant Soul
Level Radiant (7-50) Type Radiant
RefID 000C14B3 BaseID 000C1908
Other Information
Health 210-1490 Magicka 0-545
Stamina 0-700
Faction(s) Creature Faction; Radiant
Red Eagle as a draugr

Red Eagle is a draugr or dragon priest (see note) found in Rebel's Cairn, a cave located in the Reach. He is only encountered during the Rebel's Cairn quest, which starts upon reading The Legend of Red Eagle. In order to reach him, you must place his sword (Red Eagle's Fury, obtained in the quest) in the altar in the middle of the first room to open the crypt where he is located. In combat, Red Eagle wields a Honed Ancient Nord Greatsword of Burning.

For historical information, see the lore page.

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  • Although Red Eagle usually appears as a draugr, he may appear as a dragon priest at higher levels. This is determined by the radiant system.
  • As a draugr he is able to utilize Unrelenting Force in combat, which can be surprisingly deadly for characters with less health if he manages to throw you in a corner or down the stairs in his room. If the fall damage doesn't kill you, his sword attacks probably will finish you off due to the slow stand up animation of ragdolling. He might also use Frost Breath against you.
  • Although he is mentioned in books and such as Reachman, he appears as a Nordic form of undead.
  • Red Eagle's leveling closely follows yours, though he will always be a two-handed melee fighter. At his highest levels, he can be the strength of a Draugr Death Overlord, or even appear as a Dragon Priest. If he appears as a Dragon Priest, he will use magic against you, but his rare Ancient Nordic Greatsword of fire damage will still be in his inventory upon his death.
  • His fire damage enchanted sword is always a two-handed greatsword, despite the quest item you obtain to access his tomb (which was also supposed to be his signature weapon) is a one-handed Ancient Nordic Sword. Additionally, the greatsword is also one of only two Ancient Nordic weapons in the game enchanted with fire damage. The other one is found deep in Labyrinthian.
  • Upon first rising from his coffin, Red Eagle might be hostile to the skeleton archers, and they to him, though this does not always happen.