Skyrim:Darkwater Crossing

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Darkwater Crossing
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Respawn Time 10 days
Console Location Code(s)
DarkwaterCrossingExterior01, DarkwaterCrossingExterior02, DarkwaterCrossingExterior03, DarkwaterCrossingExterior04, DarkwaterCrossingExterior05, DarkwaterCrossingGoldenrockMine, DarkwaterCrossingVernersHouse
South of Eldergleam Sanctuary
Southwest of The Atronach Stone
Special Features
# of Tanning Racks 1
# of Smelters 1
# of Grindstones 1
# of Wood Chopping Blocks 1
Darkwater Crossing from above

Darkwater Crossing is a small mining camp that operates the Goldenrock Mine.

Darkwater Crossing miner's camp

Annekke Crag-Jumper originally discovered corundum ore here and established what would become the Goldenrock Mine and settled here permanently with her husband Verner Rock-Chucker.

Darkwater Crossing Residents

Goldenrock Mine Camp
Derkeethus Follower *
Sondas Drenim
Verner and Annekke's House
Annekke Crag-Jumper Follower
Verner Rock-Chucker
Stormcloak Guards

* This person only appears after completing Extracting an Argonian.

Related Quests

Darkwater Crossing

Darkwater Crossing's smelter and mine entrance

They built themselves a small house, planted wheat and vegetables, and raised chickens and a goat. Since then, the mine has attracted several new residents who have made camp outside its entrance. The miners are constantly worrying that the mine may be running out of ore. Two of the residents, Derkeethus and Annekke Crag-Jumper, can become followers and be chosen as candidates to join the Blades.

The residents of Darkwater have unwittingly put themselves in danger by settling so close to Darkwater Pass, a hidden Falmer-infested cave. Although one of the residents has already gone missing, they are still unaware of this danger.


  • According to the Stormcloak soldier Ralof, Darkwater Crossing was the scene of the Imperial ambush that led to the capture of Ulfric Stormcloak.
  • Some NPCs in Darkwater Crossing mention an elf farmer named Meieran, but he does not exist in the game. Another nonexistent person mentioned is Dasturn, whom Tormir describes as "telling tales again".
  • Unused game data suggests that there was going to be another building in Darkwater Crossing, called the "Crossinghouse". Judging by the faction members and the location keyword, it may have been the house of Tormir and Hrefna.