Skyrim:The Lover Stone

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Standing Stone:
The Lover Stone
(view on map)
Respawn Time 10 days
Level Min: 6
Console Location Code(s)
The Reach
East of Markarth
North of Kolskeggr Mine
The Lover Stone

The Lover Stone is one of the thirteen Standing Stones scattered across Skyrim.

It is situated to the east of Markarth, and just north of Kolskeggr Mine. Approach from the west, as the east side is a cliff.

It makes all skills improve 15% faster. If you have The Lover Stone active, you cannot gain resting bonuses in the original version of the game. This makes it a useful choice for users with lycanthropy, since werewolves cannot gain any benefit from sleeping to begin with.

The Lover Stone[edit]

The Lover Stone, when activated

There is a leveled animal nearby that you will encounter as you approach the stone and several juniper trees in the area. It overlooks the road that passes Kolskeggr Mine on the edge of a cliff face next to a stream that tumbles as a waterfall to join the Karth River below. Either side of the stone are several upright stones in a semi-circle.


  • The Aetherial Crown(DG) makes it possible to obtain both resting bonuses and the benefits of The Lover Stone.
  • Many players consider this a good stone to use for leveling skills until switching to another stone once most skills have been maxed out.