Skyrim:Shout - learn about word wall

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SR-qico-Miscellaneous.png Explore a location and learn a Word of Power.
Quest Giver: Courier
Location(s): Varies
Prerequisite Quest: Dragon Rising
Reward: Word of Power
ID: WICastMagic04
A word wall

Radiant Options

Radiant Settlements

The quest is triggered if you use a dragon shout in any settlement except High Hrothgar. Therefore, the list of possible values of Location is:

Eastmarch Falkreath Hold Haafingar Hjaalmarch The Pale The Reach The Rift Whiterun Hold Winterhold SolstheimDB
Brandy-Mug Farm
Darkwater Crossing
Fort Amol
Gloombound Mine
Hlaalu Farm
Hollyfrost Farm
Mixwater Mill
Fort Neugrad
Half-Moon Mill
Dragon Bridge
Dragon Bridge Farm
Fort Hraggstad
Katla's Farm
Solitude Sawmill
Abandoned Shack
Fort Snowhawk
Movarth's Lair
Anga's Mill
Fort Dunstad
Loreius Farm
Nightgate Inn
Dushnikh Yal
Fort Sungard
Kolskeggr Mine
Left Hand Mine
Mor Khazgur
Old Hroldan Inn
Salvius Farm
Sky Haven Temple
Soljund's Sinkhole
Fort Greenwall
Heartwood Mill
Merryfair Farm
Sarethi Farm
Shor's Stone
Snow-Shod Farm
Battle-Born Farm
Chillfurrow Farm
Fort Greymoor
Honningbrew Meadery
Pelagia Farm
Western Watchtower
College of Winterhold
Fort Kastav
Whistling Mine
Raven Rock
Skaal Village
Tel Mithryn
Thirsk Mead Hall

Radiant Dungeons

This quest can send you to almost any dungeon or dragon lair that contains a word wall. The list of possible values of Dungeon is:

Eastmarch Falkreath Hold Haafingar Hjaalmarch The Pale The Reach The Rift Whiterun Hold Winterhold
Bonestrewn Crest Ancient's Ascent
Greywater Gorge
Shriekwind Bastion
Kilkreath Ruins
Dead Men's Respite
Eldersblood Peak
Skyborn Altar
Forsaken Cave
High Gate Ruins
Silverdrift Lair
Dead Crone Rock
Dragontooth Crater
Hag's End
Lost Valley Redoubt
Arcwind Point (DG)
Autumnwatch Tower
Lost Tongue Overlook
Northwind Summit
Shroud Hearth Barrow
Dustman's Cairn
Rannveig's Fast
Ironbind Barrow
Mount Anthor

Greywater Gorge appears as Sunderstone Gorge on the map. Objective markers work correctly, and the word wall/"source of power" quest to this location works normally.


After you use a dragon shout in a settlement, a courier will find you and give you a Letter from a Friend, which provides the location of a word wall when you read it. Traveling to the location and learning the Word of Power from the wall completes the quest.

This quest can be repeated multiple times, and can also be active simultaneously with the other quest to locate word walls, The Words of Power. Both quests can even point you to the same word wall as the other.


  • This quest can be triggered while shouting in a dungeon, not only in a settlement. Oddly, it can possibly even direct you to the same dungeon where you used the shout. The bug below may occur if the shout is used in the dungeon before finding the word wall in that same dungeon.
    • PC Only This issue has been addressed by version 2.1.1 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch; the quest will no longer be triggered by shouting in uninhabited locations.


  • This quest may point you to a word wall that you have already visited, in which case your quest marker will lead you to a word wall with chanting and sound effects as though there were a word to learn on it, however none of the words will be highlighted. This prevents you from completing the quest and from obtaining another quest to find a word wall.
    • Pc22.png Use the console code SetStage WICastMagic04 200 to complete the quest.
  • Sometimes when going to the word wall, the word will not even appear even though you don't have it yet. This can be fixed by reloading a previous save.

Quest Stages

Shout - learn about word wall (WICastMagic04)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Find the source of power in <Alias=Dungeon>
200 Finishes quest
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 255.