Skyrim:Markarth

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Markarth
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Markarth in The Reach hold
(view on map)
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Inns
Shops
Temples
Houses
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Markarth, viewed from outside the city gates

Markarth is a major city located in the Reach, near the border of High Rock.

It is housed in an ancient Dwemer city, giving it architecture noticeably different from most cities in Skyrim. Much of the city is carved into the rock face which surrounds it. Jarl Igmund is the ruler of the Reach. He is having issues with a group known as the Forsworn. Though there are many races populating the city, the people of Markarth are not fond of outsiders and the guards treat them with hostility and suspicion. Half the city is owned by the Silver-Blood family. The Silver-Bloods also own Cidhna Mine, which is actually inside the city walls and used as a prison, said to be the most secure prison in Skyrim. There is an area dug into the cliff called The Warrens where most of the poor of Markarth live in extreme poverty. Many of the workers in the Warrens work in the mines and at the smelters in the area. The guards are quartered in a Dwemer dormitory carved out of the stone beneath the imposing Guard Tower at the center of the city.

The Silver-Blood Inn near the entrance to the city is a good place for brawling, picking up bounty letters, hiring a follower, or renting a room. There are several shops in an open-air marketplace nearby. Markarth also houses Understone Keep, an ancient Dwemer castle carved deep into the mountain, which can be accessed by walking through the guarded door at the top of the main path through town (it will be discovered as a separate location). The surrounding area is rich in minerals and ores, but be careful of Forsworn members. They infest the surrounding countryside and will attack on sight.

Markarth People

Arnleif and Sons Trading Company
Imedhnain
Lisbet General Goods [a]
Calcelmo's Tower
Captain Aquilius
Cidhna Mine (Prisoners)
Borkul the Beast[b]
Braig[b]
Duach[b]
Grisvar the Unlucky [b]
Madanach [b]
Odvan[b]
Uraccen[b]
Endon's House
Adara
Endon Fence
Kerah Jeweler
Guard Tower
Markarth Guards
The Hag's Cure
Bothela Apothecary
Muiri
Hall of the Dead
Brother Verulus [a]
Eola Follower [a]
Left Hand Mine: Daighre's House
Daighre
Erith
Torom (Dog)
Left Hand Mine: Miner's Barracks
Adeber
Ennoc
Willem
Kolskeggr Mine: Pavo's House
Gat gro-Shargakh
Pavo Attius
Left Hand Mine: Skaggi's House
Skaggi Scar-Face
Sosia Tremellia
Markarth Ruins
Kaie
Markarth Stables
Banning Dog Breeder [a][f]
Cedran Hostler
Kibell Carriage Service
Vigilance (Dog) Follower
Nepos's House
Morven [c]
Nepos the Nose [c]
Tynan [c]
Uaile [c]
Ogmund's House
Ogmund Trainer (Expert)Speech (Expert)
Other
Weylin [d]
Salvius Farm
Rogatus Salvius
Vigdis Salvius
Silver-Blood Inn
Frabbi
Hogni Red-Arm Food and Drink [a]
Hreinn
Hroki
Kleppr Innkeeper Food and Drink [b]
Margret [d]
Vigilant Tyranus [e]
Vorstag Follower
Smelter Overseer's House
Mulush gro-Shugurz
Urzoga gra-Shugurz
Temple of Dibella
Anwen
Hamal Trainer (Master)Enchanting (Master)
Orla
Senna
The Treasury House
Betrid Silver-Blood[c]
Donnel [c]
Nana Ildene [c]
Reburrus Quintilius
Rhiada
Thonar Silver-Blood [b]
Thongvor Silver-Blood
Yngvar the Singer
Understone Keep
Aicantar
Anton Virane
Calcelmo Spells
Faleen
Ghorza gra-Bagol Blacksmith Trainer (Common)Smithing (Common)
Jarl Igmund
Legate Emmanuel Admand
Moth gro-Bagol Blacksmith
Ondolemar
Raerek Vlindrel Hall
Rondach
Tacitus Sallustius
Thalmor Soldiers
Voada
Vlindrel Hall
Argis the Bulwark Follower
The Warrens
Cairine
Cosnach Follower
Degaine
Dryston
Eltrys [c]
Garvey Trainer (Expert)Sneak (Expert)
Hathrasil
Omluag
  These people only sell goods at the market.
  Ghorza gra-Bagol only offers services at the forge located outside the Castle Markarth proper (just north of The Hag's Cure).
^a  These people can die as part of the Taste of Death quest.
^b  These people can die as part of the No One Escapes Cidhna Mine quest.
^c  These people can die as part of the Forsworn Conspiracy quest.
^d  These people can die when you first enter the city.
^e  Vigilant Tyranus can die as part of the House of Horrors quest.
^f  Banning is not a potential follower, but will sell the canine follower Vigilance.
Inside Markarth

[edit] Quests Starting Here

[edit] Daedric

[edit] Divine

[edit] Forsworn

[edit] Other

[edit] Miscellaneous

Quest Giver Giver Location Quest Objective(s) Requirement
Banning Markarth Stables Delivery: Deliver an item to an associate. (radiant)
  • Deliver Spiced Beef to Voada
Bothela The Hag's Cure Bothela's Discreet Delivery: Deliver the Stallion's Potion to Raerek or Reburrus.
  • Deliver the <Alias=Potion> to <Alias.ShortName=Steward>
Brother Verulus Hall of the Dead Investigate the Hall of the Dead: Solve a problem for the Priest of Arkay.
  • Speak to Verulus about the Hall of the Dead
  • Investigate the Hall of the Dead
  • Tell Verulus the Hall of the Dead is safe
Calcelmo Understone Keep Buy Dwarven artifact: Bring your newly-obtained Dwarven artifact to Calcelmo in Markarth. (radiant)
Nimhe, the Poisoned One: Kill the giant frostbite spider blocking access to Nchuand-Zel.
  • Kill Nimhe inside Nchuand-Zel
  • Tell Calcelmo that Nimhe is dead
Cosnach The Warrens Fight! Fight!: Prove your strength by wagering on a fist fight with another. (radiant)
Quest all Drunks Have: Make a drunk dance for joy. (radiant)
Degaine The Warrens Quest all Beggars Have: Take pity on a beggar. (radiant)
Quest all Drunks Have: Make a drunk dance for joy. (radiant)
Speak to Degaine: Steal the statue in the Temple of Dibella
  • Steal the statue in the Temple of Dibella
  • Bring the statue to Degaine
Eltrys The Warrens Read Eltrys' Note: See what Eltrys wants.
Ghorza gra-Bagol Understone Keep Skilled Apprenticeship: Retrieve a skill book for Ghorza gra-Bagol.
  • Bring The Last Scabbard of Akrash to Ghorza
Igmund Understone Keep Dungeon Delving: Do a favor for Igmund, the Jarl of Markarth by retrieving a shield. (radiant)
  • Find Hrolfdir's Shield for Igmund
  • Bring Hrolfdir's Shield to Igmund
Thane of the Reach: Gain the title of Thane of the Reach. (radiant)
  • Purchase a house in Markarth
  • Return to Igmund
Kill the Forsworn Leader: Do a favor for Jarl Igmund by killing a Forsworn leader. (radiant)
  • Kill the Forsworn Leader for Igmund
  • Return to Igmund
Kerah Endon's House Delivery to Calcelmo: Deliver a ring to Calcelmo.
Lisbet Arnleif and Sons Trading Company Lisbet's Missing Shipment: Retrieve a missing Dibella Statue for a struggling store. (radiant)
  • Retrieve Lisbet's shipment from <Alias=ForswornCamp>
  • Bring the Dibella Statue to Lisbet
Moth gro-Bagol Understone Keep Coated in Blood: Bring a Daedra heart to Moth gro-Bagol.
  • Bring a Daedra's Heart to Moth
Omluag The Warrens A Few Words with You: Do a favor by talking to someone about a problem. (radiant)
  • Talk to Mulush about Omluag
  • Tell Omluag that Mulush is taken care of
Ondolemar Understone Keep Search and Seizure: Find evidence of a Talos worshipper for the Thalmor.
  • Find evidence of Ogmund's Talos worship
  • Bring Ogmund's Amulet of Talos to Ondolemar
Thongvor Silver-Blood The Treasury House Thane of the Reach: Gain the title of Thane of the Reach. (radiant)
  • Purchase a house in Markarth
  • Return to Thongvor

[edit] Map

Map of Markarth
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Map of Markarth
  1. Vlindrel Hall
  2. Nepos's House
  3. The Treasury House
  4. Endon's House
  5. Abandoned House
  6. Ogmund's House
  7. Arnleif and Sons Trading Company
  8. Skyrim
  9. Temple of Dibella
  10. Shrine of Talos
  11. Silver-Blood Inn
  12. Guard Tower
  13. The Warrens
  14. Calcelmo's Laboratory
  15. Understone Keep
  16. Calcelmo's Tower
  17. Hall of the Dead
  18. Smelter Overseer's House
  19. The Hag's Cure
  20. Markarth Ruins
  21. Cidhna Mine
  • Each white dot (or pog) corresponds directly to a door. All doors are numbered and relate to a Key on the side of the map.

[edit] Notes

  • Evidence of the former Dwemer presence in Markarth is found in the deserted ruins of a Dwemer city. The ruins still contain several operational (and hostile) Dwemer machines.
  • Markarth is a unique city in that a great many citizens may get killed depending on the choices that you make during quests, making the phrase that only "Blood and Silver" runs through Markarth true. See the notes to the table of NPCs above for details.
  • Markarth previously appeared in Arena as Markarth Side.

[edit] Bugs

  • There is currently a dialogue glitch with the Markarth guards that occurs after the two Forsworn quests. They will attempt to arrest you, and if provided any option other than resist arrest, the dialogue will repeat endlessly. ?
    • The simplest way of resolving this is to go back to the Temple of Talos and speak with the guards inside. Choose the option to go to jail, then walk outside and speak to another guard to pay your bounty, persuade, etc. successfully.
    • For various other methods on how to resolve this, see the talk page.
  • There is a current glitch over all platforms involving Vlindrel Hall, causing the steward Raerek, to either not speak to you, or refuse to sell you a home in Markarth. See this section for details. ?

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