Skyrim:Thalmor Headquarters

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Thalmor Headquarters
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# of Zones 1
Respawn Time 10 days
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# of Cooking Pots/Spits 1
Thalmor Headquarters

Thalmor Headquarters is a building in Solitude within the walls of Castle Dour.

The entrance is at the top of a long straight flight of stairs leading up from the courtyard in Castle Dour, to the right of the door guarded by two Solitude guards that leads to General Tullius.

Thalmor Headquarters[edit]

Despite its name, the building is bereft of Thalmor and anyone else. It appears to have been abandoned suddenly: upon entering, immediately on the left is a wooden bench, with a large vase holding a snowberry bush next to it and a small cupboard opposite. Ahead, in the main part of the room, is a table with a tactical map of Skyrim marking the current status of the civil war. On the left, against the southwest wall, is a bookcase holding eight common books, a potion of health, a flute, and a drum. Against the northwest wall is a small square wooden table and two chairs, with a bottle of alto wine, three salmon steaks, a seared slaughterfish, and a potion of regeneration along with plates and goblets. Beside this table are two smaller round tables holding bread and cheese and a sample of tundra cotton.

The northeast wall has a stairwell in the middle with flights leading up and down. To the left is a small cupboard, while to the right is a bowl of bread and a plate holding a sliced eidar cheese and an iron dagger. To the right, against the southeast wall are two more bookcases holding a potion of extreme stamina, a solution of strength, and eleven common books. Farther to the right is an unlocked display case containing a leveled dagger and greatsword. There are two more vases holding snowberry bushes, one halfway up the stairs and another at the top.

At the top of the stairs is a very large bedroom with a large double four-poster bed coming out from the southwest wall, with a basket containing a small coin purse to the right, a small round table to the left with copies of Death of a Wanderer and Killing - Before You're Killed on top, a long unlocked chest at the foot of the bed, and a wall shelf above the bed on the southwest wall holding a common book and a deathbell flower. In front of this is a narrow wooden table with a platter on top holding an eidar cheese wheel, three tomatoes, and two loaves of bread. Against the southwest wall, to the right of the bed is a washbasin on a stand next to a small wardrobe containing fine clothes. Against the northwest wall is a small cupboard containing clutter and three vases, two of which hold snowberry bushes with the third holding tundra cotton. Farther to the right is a narrow table with a platter holding two sweet rolls and two honey nut treats and a plate holding a red and green apples. In front of the narrow table is a chair and a low table holding a plate of bread and cheese, a goblet, and a potion of regeneration.

In the eastern corner is a large planter with holding a plant. Against the southeast wall is a set of shelves holding a potion of health, a potion of enhanced stamina, a potion of regeneration, a potion of extra magicka, two common books, a flute, and a drum. Next to this is a small set of shelves holding a bottle of alto wine and a vase with a bunch of tundra cotton in it. In front of the sets of shelves is a chair and a low table with a plate of bread and cheese, a goblet, and a potion of regeneration on top. In the southern corner is an open area with three tall wardrobes containing a collection of clothes and fine clothes and a set of shelves holding two samples of slaughterfish scales, a potion of haggling, a bowl of glow dust, two bottles of frostbite venom, a deathbell flower, a bowl of void salts, and a basket holding two bunches of lavender.

Descending the stairs leads to another room, this one covered in cobwebs and dust as if it hasn't been used in a while, with a cooking pot on a stand by the bottom of the stairs on the right. There are two single beds coming out from the rear wall, with a wall separating them. Both areas are the same with a single bed and a low empty table in each. In the enter of the room is a small square wooden table and chair, with a common book and empty wine bottles on top of the table. Against the southeast wall is a small set of shelves holding a woodcutter's axe and a mead barrel, while against the northwest wall is a cupboard holding a few more empty bottles and other clutter. To the right, in the northern corner is a second cupboard, this one holding two sweet rolls, a bowl of tomatoes, a few loaves of bread, and several pieces of cheese, with a haunch of raw venison on top and food barrels on either side.


  • Unless you are aligned with the Imperial Legion or have completed Search and Seizure for Ondolemar, entering the headquarters is considered trespassing, and taking anything in the building is considered stealing. However, as no NPCs are normally present in this cell, you are extremely unlikely to be caught. The building is therefore an easy place to target if the Thieves Guild accepts a bedlam job contract in Solitude.