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Forsaken Crypt is a dungeon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


Inside the Forsaken Cave.


The White Phial in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Head forward into the first room. Over to the right you will see at least one Restless Draugr. Defeat them and then head over to the Eastern corridor. Proceed down it and follow its turn to the North. You will find another Draugr patrolling the area. Deal with them and continue along the corridor. It will wind its way back to the main chamber that you entered into. You will be on the second level of it now. As you make it over to the Western side you will need to watch out for a Restless Draugr that rests in its coffin. Be sure to also loot the nearby chest for whatever it can hold. Be sure to check the Southern book case for a health potion and some Silver Ingots. Head to the North after that and up the stairs into the next part of the main chamber.

In this chamber you can often find 2-3 Draugr patrolling. Keep on guard and deal with them. Be careful to stay out of the middle of the room. There is a massive floor trap that will slam you into ceiling spikes. Turn to the South and head up the stairs. This will lead to a caged walkway. There is at least 1 Draugr patrolling here. Deal with them and then head across it.

The White Phial in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Head to the West in this next section. You will need to deal with 2 more Draugr before you can safely head to the North and then continue to the west. Before you make it out of this chamber, expect at least 1 more Draugr to ambush you as you are about to enter the next corridor.

The White Phial in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

This next corridor is somewhat tricky. You have 2 swinging axe traps that you need to avoid. This is a great time to either run past them or use Whirlwind Sprint to quickly evade them. The choice is yours. On the other side of the blades is the boss fight of this dungeon: Curalmil. This Draugr will call in a number more Draugr to aid in the fight. Like many others, this undead can use Unrelenting Force to hurl you away if you pose a strong challenge to him.

The White Phial in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Having defeated the Boss Draugr, take a little time to loot the room. Go up the stairs. You will find a Word Wall: Marked For Death. Collect all this then head down the stairs below the word wall.

The White Phial in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

This will lead to a small room with an Ancient Bowl in the middle of it. Interact with it to pour Nurelion's Mixture into it. This will open the door to the next room. In all of it, very prominently displayed is the White Phial.

The White Phial in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Upon closer inspection you will find that it is actually: Cracked. Time to bring it back to Nurelion so he can see for himself.

Search around the room. Inside it you will find a large quantity of various Alchemy Ingredients scattered around it. You will find the skill book: A Game at Dinner on the left-hand side of the room. After that, just make your way back outside.

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