Dragonborn:Castle Karstaag Ruins

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Castle Karstaag Ruins
(view on map)
# of Zones 1
Clearable Yes
Respawn Time 10 days or 30 days
Entrance to Castle Karstaag Ruins

Castle Karstaag Ruins is an icy clearing outside of Castle Karstaag Caverns.

It was once a large frozen keep but time has ravaged it since the slaying of its master. It is the ancient throne of the former king, the frost giant Karstaag, but it is now overrun by rieklings.

Related Quests[edit]

Castle Karstaag Courtyard[edit]


The usual path to this is through Castle Karstaag Caverns. Upon exiting, there is a mounted riekling in front of you to your left, in front are two rieklings, and farther to the left on the north side is the throne and skeleton of Karstaag, the frost giant. To the south is a master-locked double-door leading to the rest of the island, the key to which is carried by the mounted riekling. If you have already found Karstaag's skull you can activate the throne, which will return the skull to the skeleton. Karstaag will rise as a ghostly frost giant (see quest page for details).


  • Castle Karstaag is the name given to a map icon in game files added by Dragonborn, but the map icon was not used in the game, and the Castle Karstaag Ruins and Castle Karstaag Caverns are entirely separate locations.