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The Phantasmal chest randomly transports itself to 1 of 30 locations all across Skyrim and Solsthiem every 24 hours. The locations are completely random but the chest is very apparent and easy to spot, usually positioned above cave entrances or along prominent ridges. It emits a loud chiming sound not too dissimilar to nirnroot, that can be heard from a distance making it easier to find while exlporing.



The Phantom Cache can be started by finding Sanamia's Journal (6) found inside a knapsack at a Riekling camp on one of the small island clusters north of Solstheim, which is also incidentally Sanamia's place of demise. The quest will auto complete when discovering the chest, even if the journal was not found. The text of the journal itself gives hints of 2 possible locations the chest can appear in; Angarvunde, and Arc wind pass.

When the chest is activated, it will add a novice conjuration spell "Summon Phantasmal Chest", which will place the chest at your location for a few seconds to allow use of the chest. When it disappears, it is stored in a utility cell.

To get the chest without finding it open the console and type player.addspell xx2e56e3 (where xx is legacy of the dragonborn's location in your load order) and then summon the chest using the spell. Then type completequest dbm_ghostchestqst to remove it from active quests.

Possible Locations


Arc Wind Pass

Bleak Falls Barrow

Fallowstone Cave

Solitude Lighthouse

Stonehill Bluff

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