Beyond Death (quest)

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Beyond Death
Prerequisite Chasing Echoes
Required Items {{{req_items}}}
Type Faction

Clan Volkihar

Quest Giver Serana
Location Soul Cairn
Rewards Summon Durnehviir shout
Alt Rewards
Required Level
Followed by Seeking Disclosure
Quest Objectives

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

The Soul Cairn is a truly desolate space, but there is a lot to explore here.

Locate Valerica[edit | edit source]

The quickest way to Valerica is simply to follow the main north-eastern path to the Boneyard. At the gate to it Valerica will be found, apparently imprisoned some form of field.

Speak to Valerica[edit | edit source]

Apparently the barrier can only be shut down by defeating three Boneyard Keepers, spread out over the Soul Cairn.

Kill the Boneyard Keepers[edit | edit source]

Each one of the Keepers is marked on the map, so locating them is not much of a problem.

Speak to Valerica[edit | edit source]

After defeating the Keepers, the barrier deactivates...

Follow Valerica[edit | edit source]

... and Valerica will lead the Dragonborn to the Boneyard.

Slay Durnehviir[edit | edit source]

But first Durnehviir needs to be "slain" there.

Retrieve the Elder Scroll[edit | edit source]

Then retrieve the Elder Scroll (Blood).

Speak to Valerica[edit | edit source]

And talk to Valerica again. She will stay behind in the Soul Cairn, but once Lord Harkon is dead the Dragonborn can come back to bring her home to Castle Volkihar.

Should part of the Dragonborn's soul have been trapped, i.e. the Dragonborn is not a vampire, then retrieve the Soul Essence Gem from the chest of a maze-like building nearby.

Note: When exiting the Boneyard, Durnehviir will reappear and ask the Dragonborn for a favour, i.e. needing help to flee the cairn, thereby the Dragonborn learns the shout Summon Durnehviir and begins Durnehviir's quest.

Return to Tamriel[edit | edit source]

Return to the portal and leave the Soul Cairn with Serana.