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Helgen is the Imperial-controlled town where the storyline begins. It is located south of Riverwood at the southern edge of the Throat of the World. It is destroyed by the dragon, Alduin just as the Dragonborn is about to be executed.
Places[edit | edit source]
Helgen Keep[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- If your character enters Helgen immediately after escaping the dragon attack, nothing will have spawned.
- If your character returns to Helgen at any point after it was destroyed by Alduin in the opening sequence, you will find it almost completely destroyed by fire and overrun by bandits.