Skyrim:Ruins of Bthalft

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Ruins of Bthalft
(view on map)
Clearable Yes
Dungeon Yes
Respawn Time Never (storage is safe)
Level Min: 6
Console Location Code(s)
The Rift
Southeast of Ivarstead
Ore Veins
# of Corundum 1
Ruins of Bthalft

The Ruins of Bthalft are Dwemer ruins located south of Ivarstead. They are found to the east of Rift Imperial Camp. Three bandits call this place home. The hidden entrance to the Aetherium ForgeDG can be found here.

Related Quests[edit]

  • Note: This location is one of many potential targets for one or more of the radiant quests found on this page.

Ruins of Bthalft[edit]

This location is used by three (two without Dawnguard installed) bandits as their base camp. Due to their proximity to the Rift Imperial Camp they can often engage each other. There are arches at both the northern and southern ends of the camp with a couple of bone chimes hanging down. Between the arches is a stone floored area with several crates, barrels, and sacks lying around. A third arch to the southeast leads up to the statue containing the machinery to gain access to the Aetherium Forge. Near the northern end are wooden stairs leading up to an adept-locked wooden chest, along with some crates, a barrel containing ingredients, and a food sack. There is a Dwemer Convector, used for Arniel's Endeavor, which is found behind the wall, to the north between the two arches.

With Dawnguard installed, a tower can be raised after finding all four Aetherium Shards during Lost to the Ages. It gives access to the Aetherium Forge.


  • One corundum ore vein is located east of the circular area.
  • Without Dawnguard installed the ruins will respawn every 10 days, or 30 if you clear it.