skyrim markarth

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 that is different from most cities in Skyrim. Rather than consisting of entirely free standing structures, much of the city is carved into the rockface that surrounds it.

Jarl Igmund is the ruler of The Reach. He is having issues with a group known as the Forsworn. 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 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 Warren where most of the poor of Markarth live in extreme poverty. Many of the workers in the Warren work in the mines and at the smelters in the area.

There is an inn called the Silver-Blood Inn where players can brawl, pick up bounty letters, hire a follower, and rent a room. The entrance to the inn is located near the entrance to the city.

There are several shops in an open-air marketplace near the entrance to the city.

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 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).

People in Markarth

  • Imedhnain
  • Lisbet
  • Borkul the Beast
  • Braig
  • Duach
  • Grisvar the Unlucky
  • Madanach
  • Odvan
  • Uraccen
  • Adara
  • Endon
  • Kerah
  • Markarth Guards
  • Bothela
  • Muiri
  • Brother Verulus
  • Daighre
  • Erith
  • Torom
  • Adeber
  • Ennoc
  • Willem
  • Gat gro-Shargakh
  • Pavo Attius
  • Skaggi Scar-Face
  • Sosia Tremellia
  • Banning
  • Cedran
  • Kibell
  • Morven
  • Nepos the Nose
  • Tynan
  • Uaile
  • Ogmund
  • Margret
  • Weylin
  • Rogatus Salvius
  • Vigdis Salvius
  • Frabbi
  • Hogni Red-Arm
  • Hreinn
  • Hroki
  • Kleppr
  • Vigilant Tyranus
  • Vorstag
  • Mulush gro-Shugurz
  • Urzoga gra-Shugurz
  • Anwen
  • Hamal
  • Orla
  • Senna
  • Betrid Silver-Blood
  • Donnel
  • Nana Ildene
  • Reburrus Quintilius
  • Rhiada
  • Thonar Silver-Blood
  • Thongvor Silver-Blood
  • Yngvar the Singer
  • Aicantar
  • Anton Virane
  • Calcelmo
  • Faleen
  • Ghorza gra-Bagol
  • Jarl Igmund
  • Legate Emmanuel Admand
  • Moth gro-Bagol
  • Ondolemar
  • Raerek
  • Rondach
  • Tacitus Sallustius
  • Thalmor Soldiers
  • Voada
  • Argis the Bulwark
  • Cairine
  • Cosnach
  • Degaine
  • Dryston
  • Eltrys
  • Garvey
  • Hathrasil
  • Omluag

Places in Markarth

  • Silver-Blood Inn
  • Arnleif and Sons Trading Company
  • The Hag’s Cure
  • Hall of the Dead
  • Temple of Dibella
  • Daighre’s House
  • Endon’s House
  • Miner’s Barracks
  • Nepos’s House
  • Ogmund’s House
  • Pavo’s House
  • Salvius Farmhouse
  • Skaggi’s House
  • Smelter Overseer’s House
  • Vlindrel Hall (for sale)
  • Cidhna Mine
  • Guard Tower
  • Markarth Stables
  • The Treasury House
  • Understone Keep
  • The Warrens