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Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests TES V: Skyrim Guide

New main objective: Meet Tolfdir outside Saarthal

Leave the College of Winterhold and open the world map to establish that the Saarthal ruins, in which the mages organized the excavations is located in the mountains south-west from here (screen above) - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Leave the College of Winterhold and open the world map to establish that the Saarthal ruins, in which the mages organized the excavations is located in the mountains south-west from here (screen above).

If you already discovered the ruins, you can of course use fast travel - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

If you already discovered the ruins, you can of course use fast travel. Otherwise, I'd recommend beginning at Winterhold. Head south and turn west at the first chance to go through the gully (screen above). Be careful, as there might be wolves and bears in the area.

Your destination are the excavations, which cannot be spotted at first sight as theyre on the lower level of the glacier (screen above) - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Your destination are the excavations, which cannot be spotted at first sight as they're on the lower level of the glacier (screen above). You can also get there by going round it or jumping onto the lower ice ledges. After reaching them, talk to Tolfdir and tell him that you want to enter the excavations.

New main objective: Follow Tolfdir

Use the small entrance to the Saarthal Excavation - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Use the small entrance to the Saarthal Excavation. After reaching the new area, follow the mage (screen above), listening to his comments on the way. Eventually you should reach a slightly bigger room. Once again tell him that you're willing to cooperate and Tolfdir will ask you to find Arniel Gane and ask him if he needs help.

New main objective: Find Arniel Gane

Arniel Gane works north-west from here and you can get there by choosing the only possible passage - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Arniel Gane works north-west from here and you can get there by choosing the only possible passage. However nothing stand in the of following Tolfdir, as he's heading that way as well. After reaching the even bigger room, stay on the upper balconies and move through the bridges (screen above).

Use the western passage, for now the only possible exit from the room (not counting the corridor you used to get here) - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Use the western passage, for now the only possible exit from the room (not counting the corridor you used to get here). Soon enough you should reach Arniel. Speak to him (screen above) and the mage will ask you to explore the northern rooms in search of four magical artifacts.

New main objective: Search for magical artifacts

Following Arniels hint, head north - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Following Arniel's hint, head north. All the artifacts are luckily marked, so you shouldn't have any particular trouble with finding them. Start off by collecting three artifacts on the ground, the Enchanted Rings (screen above).

In the end head to the artifact furthest from Arniel, that is the Saarthal Amulet hanging from the wall (screen above) - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

In the end head to the artifact furthest from Arniel, that is the Saarthal Amulet hanging from the wall (screen above). Note that by taking the amulet you will activate a trap, in the form of blades that will appear behind your back, blocking the way back to Arniel.

Approach the blocked passage and listen out to what Tolfdir, who should approach you automatically, has to say (screen above) - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Approach the blocked passage and listen out to what Tolfdir, who should approach you automatically, has to say (screen above). The mage will tell you that the amulet you just took is the key to getting out of the trap.

New main objective: Use the Saarthal Amulet to escape the trap

Open the inventory, go to Apparel and equip the Saarthal Amulet (screen above) - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Open the inventory, go to Apparel and equip the Saarthal Amulet (screen above).

Return to the wall on which the amulet was - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Return to the wall on which the amulet was. Listen to a short comment and afterwards use any offensive spell (e.g. Flames from the Destruction category, which you should have from the very beginning of the game) while aiming at the wall. Properly doing it should destroy the wall (screen above).

New main objective: Follow Tolfdir

Wait for Tolfdir to pass beside you and use the northern passage - Under Saarthal - p. 1 | Side quests - Side quests - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Guide

Wait for Tolfdir to pass beside you and use the northern passage. Soon you should reach a small room in which you will witness a vision (screen above). Listen to what the mage Nerien has to say. He will mention the Psijic Order, the danger that awaits you and your two deeds that will be judged.

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