General Info
Jarl Jarl Igmund
Location IDs MarkarthOrigin 


Markarth is a Location in Elder Scrolls V Skyrim.

"Nothing ever changes in the City of Stone, and that's just fine."
―Amanda Alleia

Markarth, also known as Markarth Side, is one of the major cities in Skyrim province. The city is located in the far west of Skyrim, in the mountains of The Reach, west of the Karth River. As a result the city has a good natural defense, even from the dragons. Due to the long distance between Markarth and other cities in Skyrim, travelling to or from Markarth is the most dangerous trip to many travellers.

Markarth was the former city of Nchuand-Zel, belonging to the ancient Dwemer (also known as the Dwarves) who resided in Morrowind, Skyrim, Hammerfell and High Rock during the Merethic Era and First Era. Following the disappearance of the Dwemer from the face of Nirn after they attempted to control the power of the Numidium, Markarth was abandoned until the natives of the Reach known as Reachmen, moved into the city. The rise of the Septim Empire however, saw Markarth conquered by the Imperials and thus ceasing the natives control over the city.

Markarth is split by a large running river and comprises two parts: The Jarl's palace, Understone Keep, is located at the top of the city and contains the Hall of the Dead, the Dwemer Museum, and the Nchuand-Zel Excavation Site where the internal part of the old Dwemer city remains in ruins. Riverside, where the native Reachmen and the working district are found; and the Dryside, housing all the houses of Nord nobles and Silver-Blood ownership.



Markarth Quests

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Markarth Characters

  • Adara – Daughter of Endon & Kerah
  • Anwen – Priestess of Dibella
  • Betrid Silver-Blood – Thonar Silver-Blood's wife
  • Bothela – Owner of The Hag's Cure
  • Cairine – Beggar of The Warrens
  • Cosnach – Local drunk at the Silver-Blood Inn
  • Degaine – Beggar of The Warrens
  • Donnel – Old servant of The Treasury House
  • Dryston – Messenger
  • Eltrys – Beggar of The Warrens
  • Endon – Husband of Kerah and Thieves Guild Fence
  • Frabbi – Wife of Kleppr
  • Garvey – Beggar of The Warrens
  • Ghorza gra-Bagol – Orc Blacksmith
  • Hamal – Mother and Head priestess of Dibella
  • Hathrasil – Breton Smelter
  • Hogni Red-Arm – Meat vendor
  • Hreinn – Kleppr's son
  • Hroki – Kleppr's daughter
  • Imedhnain – Assistant of Lisbet and nephew of Cosnach
  • Kerah – Jewelry Merchant and wife of Endon
  • Kleppr – Owner of the Silver-Blood Inn
  • Lisbet – Owner of Arleif And Sons Trading Company
  • Nana Ildene – Old servant of The Treasury House
  • Margret – Traveler
  • Morven – Servant to Nepos the Nose
  • Muiri – Bothela's assistant at The Hag's Cure
  • Mulush gro-Shugurz – Orc Smelter Overseer
  • Nepos the Nose – Elderly man
  • Ogmund – Nord Bard and Expert Trainer in Speech
  • Omluag – Breton Smelter and resident at The Warrens
  • Orla – Priestess of Dibella
  • Reburrus Quintilius – Resident of The Treasury House
  • Rhiada – Owner of The Treasury House
  • Senna – Priestess of Dibella
  • Tacitus Sallustius – Ghorza gra-Bagol's blacksmith apprentice
  • Thonar Silver-Blood – Resident of The Treasury House
  • Tynan – Servant to Nepos the Nose
  • Uaile – Maid to Nepos the Nose
  • Verulus – Priest of Arkay
  • Vigilant Tyranus – Daedra hunter
  • Vorstag – Mercenary at the Silver-Blood Inn
  • Weylin – Forsworn agent
  • Yngvar the Singer – Works for the Silver-Blood family
  • Aicantar – Nephew and Assistant of Calcelmo
  • Anton Virane – Cook in the keep
  • Calcelmo – Court Wizard of Markarth
  • Legate Emmanuel Admand – Imperial Legate
  • Faleen – Jarl's Housecarl
  • Jarl Igmund – The Jarl of Markarth
  • Ondolemar – A Thalmor Justiciar
  • Raerek – Uncle and steward to the Jarl
  • Rondach – Servant in the Keep
  • Thongvor Silver-Blood – Thonar Silver-Blood's Elder brother
  • Brother Verulus – Priest of Arkay
  • Voada – Servant in the Keep
  • Braig – Forsworn prisoner
  • Borkul the Beast – Forsworn prisoner
  • Duach – Forsworn prisoner
  • Grisvar the Unlucky – Prisoner
  • Madanach – Leader of Forsworn prisoners
  • Odvan – Forsworn prisoner
  • Uraccen – Forsworn prisoner
  • Urzoga gra-Shugurz – Mercenary of the Silver-Bloods


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Group Dungeon.pngJarl's Palace


Markarth Maps

Markarth Quests Map


Markarth Treasure Map 



  • When the Jarl approves the Dragonborn after helping the people of Markarth, they become eligible to buy Vlindrel Hall for 8000 GoldIcon from his steward, Raerek. Vlindrel, like the rest of the houses of Markarth, is built in the Dwemer architectural style with a large golden door leading into the cliffside. The house is the highest of every residences of Markarth and gives a great view of the city's buildings, waterfalls, and mountains of The Reach.
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