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Main Quest Name Description
A Room with a View Build the Explorer's Society Guild House.
Digging Up Explorers Recruit members for the Explorer's Society.
Main excavations Description
The Excavation of Windcaller Pass
The Excavation of the Ruins of Rkund Second excavation, available 10 days after The Excavation of Windcaller Pass
The Visage After completing both 'Much Ado About Snow Elves' and 'The Excavation of the Ruins of Rkund' one can encounter the ghost outside Greenwall Cave, near Fort Greenwall (north of Riften).
Trial of Trinimac The third and final excavation. Starts automatically three days after the end of The Visage.
Secondary Quest Name Description
Eternal Ice Eternal Ice small side quest where you collect six Icy Shards in order to create Hrormir's Icestaff in the Coldforge at Windcaller's Retreat. The quest starts during The Excavation of Windcaller Pass.


During the excavation of Windcaller Pass, six shards can be found. After picking up the first one, this quest will start.


  • Show the Icy Shard to Auryen.
  • Find all 6 Icy Shards.
  • Return to Auryen.
  • Find the coldforge.
A Path to the Heavens The quest will start when you find the Dwemer Schematics in Karagas' Tower during the Excavation of the Ruins of Rkund.
Branching Out Build an Explorer's Society outpost. Available after 'The Eye of Magnus'.
Branching Out... Again Build another field station. Available after 'Escape from Cidhna Mine'. There is a week's delay after 'Branching Out' before the quest becomes available.
Branching Out... Ever More Build the third field station, available after completing the Gauldur amulet. There is a short delay after 'Branching Out... Again' before the quest becomes available.
Tools of the Trade After finding Kamahl's Map in the Explorer's Society Guild House, you are tasked with finding powerful relics of lost explorers.
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