The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Underwater Treasure
Category: Miscellaneous
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Mar 27, 2013 @ 6:42am
Mar 31, 2013 @ 12:53pm
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Underwater Treasure

Adds a total of 15 sunken treasure chests and an underwater Dwemer ruin along the coast of the Sea of Ghosts, as well as 36 treasure chests to assorted rivers and lakes around Skyrim, for intrepid adventurers to find.

I made this mod for fun, and since there isn't much to do around the northern shores, I would like to share it. There aren't very obvious clues to where the chests are, but they are there. An abandoned ship wheel? Some weathered crates half-dug into the sand? Maybe it's just some loose pieces of wood on the beach. Are you feeling lucky? Give it a shot - grab some waterbreathing gear (or just kick off your shoes if you're an Argonian) and take a look around! You may be surprised at what you find.

I wasn't sure of where the limits of the map would be, so the chests in the sea aren't horrendously far from the shore, but I tried to make them at least tricky to spot. They have very generous leveled loot, including enchanted equipment, jewelry, and other items. The average base value is around 800 - 900 septims per chest, so that's quite the treasure! The landlocked chests, on the other hand, have slightly lesser loot, going for around 500-700 septims. All the chests are locked. Since the locks are leveled, if you don't have much skill in lockpicking, be sure to bring plenty of lockpicks with you!

As for the Dwemer ruin, it is very far off from the coast, so you've been warned. There's a map marker for it, so that should help things a bit.

Also, for some added realism, I wrote several notes for the sea chests that give some insight regarding how they ended up sunk in the bottom of the ocean. There is a total of 25, so hopefully they won't repeat too often. I can write more, if needed. The landlocked chests have no notes on them.

Unfortunately, since I wanted to make this challenging even to myself, I purposefully tried not to keep track of where the chests are, so I'm afraid I can't provide a specific list of locations. (The screenshots were taken straight from the Creation Kit). I think it makes the whole thing more exciting.

The chests respawn, so make sure to check them every once in a while. Have fun!

Compatibility List:
Unless there is a mod that happens to put something exactly where I did (which is a very low chance, seeing how big the ocean is), there should be no problem. Some mods that have been confirmed as compatible are:
- JAWS - Deadly Oceans
- Boating in Skyrim
- Fishing in Skyrim
- Improved Fishing
- Real Wildlife - Skyrim 1_341 No Food
- Winter Is Coming
- Cloaks of Skyrim
- Imps More Complex Needs
- Wet & Cold
- Frostfall
- Waves
- Camping Kit of the Northern Ranger


Check out this album[] for the location of the sunken Dwemer ruin if you absolutely cannot find it.

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Timesplitter Jul 13 @ 5:32pm 
This mod has been included in "THE ULTIMNATE LORE FRIENDLY SKYRIM MODS COLLECTION", updated 07/13/2016. Thank you for your wonderful addition to this collection. Please check it out at
lemerney Apr 19 @ 5:40am 
just a heads-up this doesn't conflict with the deeper waters mod by cycles, it just makes the treasure chest float in some places (lke the windhelm docks)
cbhicks1 Feb 9 @ 2:44pm 
only 800 to 900 gold
Werde Spinner Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:11am 
Sadly incompatible with King Harald's Library (there's a treasure chest in the Windhelm harbor right where the dead librarian should spawn), so I have to unsubscribe. It's a pretty awesome mod, though; I loved finding the treasure chests and started swimming everywhere in hopes of locating them!
Jøkerine  [author] Oct 18, 2015 @ 4:49am 
Just clean it, then. I don't support the mods on the workshop anymore.
doozerdude Oct 18, 2015 @ 12:57am 
Contains 18 ITM records and 3 deleted references
Alpha-methyl Oct 15, 2015 @ 4:53am 
Sometimes the most basic ideas are the best ones. I'm all for this mod. A little incentive will make my exploration more fun! If I'm going to explore the water anyway, I might as well get more things to pile in my home!
Mew Mew Jul 21, 2015 @ 12:34pm 
@Kagamine: I'm pretty sure they can, yes. I can't remember what all I've found in them so far, but gemstones are definitely amongst the treasures found.

@Celtic Warrior and anyone else wondering: The ruin is WAY out near the very edge of the map, so it's pretty difficult to find. If you're not playing as an Argonian, make sure to have lots of water breathing potions or something with a water breathing enchantment. It took me forever to finally find it.
Fxbulous Misfit May 16, 2015 @ 1:34pm 
do they have garnets and flawless rubies in them
Skeletron Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:33am 
Is my eyes lying to me...
Or did i spot a fellow Dane?