The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Soul Retreat (Player House)
Category: Houses
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0.289 MB
Sep 15, 2012 @ 4:03am
Oct 5, 2012 @ 8:01pm
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Soul Retreat (Player House)

If you're like me and like to collect a house in every hold....

Here is a simple retreat situated on top of a mountain on the outskirts of Dawnstar.


Read the diary located in the courtyard to read more about the house and the location of the key.

UPDATE (10/01/2015)
Hi all, for those of you who have been requesting an option to move the spouse and children to the house can download the mod 'Custom Family Home' by VitchRazor. I have added the mod to my game and have relocated my family successfully.

Hey everyone, please let me know if everything is working and if you have found the cavern...
(It has a small statue of a Snow Elf sitting on top of a barrel)


- 3 bedrooms
- Semi-outdoor eating area
- Stables
- Main eating area
- Bar room
- 2 Weapon Display Cases
- 6 Weapon Racks
- 6 Weapon Plaques
- 4 Mannequins
- Blacksmithing Workstation (including forge, anvil, workbench, grindstone etc.)
- A horse
- Enchanting Table
- Alchemy Table
- Bookshelf
- Wardrobes
- Fireplace
- Safe
- Chickens
- Access to the top of the lighthouse providing spectacular views!

- 2 bedrooms all with single beds
- 3 Fireplaces
- Display cupboards and shelves
- Large eating and cooking area
- Bar and Weapon area
- 10 Weapon Racks
- 11 Weapon Plaques
- 1 Mannequin
- 1 Display case

- Small garden (for Alchemy..)
- Jail cell
- 2 practice training dummies
- Chest etc.
- The tunnel itself, leads from the hideout to the village
- Armoury
- Weapon Racks

- 2 fold-out beds
- Bar area
- cooking pot / with fire
- table and chairs

- Barrels
- Cooking area
- Fire pit and sconce
- 1 Single bed
- Chest etc.

A mini-quest to retrive a daedric sword called "Soulfire"
(Read 'Update 3' for more information)


UPDATE 1 AS OF (17/9/2012):

> Fixed ownership of items within the house
> Removed the mezzanine level (ladder was a problem) but have kept weapon cases and plaques
> Renovated master bedroom; added fireplace, safe, bookcase etc.
> Added new Blacksmith Forge
> Added an Alchemy Table in bar room
> Renovated bar area; added fireplace etc.
> Added ladders to the lighthouse so there is access to the top (providing a spectacular view!)

UPDATE 2 AS OF (22/09/2012):

> Secret location
> Entrance via trapdoor in courtyard
> 2 more bedrooms all with single beds
> Display cupboards
> 3 Fireplaces
> Large eating area/ cooking area and long bar
> 10 Weapon Racks
> 11 Weapon Plaques
> 1 Mannequin
> 1 Display case

Main house:
> Fixed weapon racks
> Lowered the two weapon plaques near entrance
> Fixed throne (more space)
> Improved lighting
> Removed bench from bar area to make things less crowded :)

Good luck finding the entrance, it's somewhere in the courtyard...
(Those who can't find the entrance can check the note in the bedroom safe)

UPDATE 3 AS OF 24/09/2012:

> Added a new mini-quest to retrieve a Daedric Sword called 'Soulfire'

To start the quest:

Read the note called "Quest for Soulfire" located under the bench in the weapon area in the Soul Retreat Hideout.

Then... Follow the clues to locate the sword and collect your reward at the secret campsite

UPDATE 4 AS OF 25/09/2012

> Added a new 'escape' tunnel which leads out from the hideout to the village
> The tunnel area has a small garden, a jail cell and practice training dummies
> Map marker that spawns the player at the front of the estate

UPDATE 5 AS OF 27/09/2012

> Added 'Soul Retreat Cavern'

- 2 fold-out beds
- Bar area
- cooking pot / with fire
- table and chairs

UPDATE 6 AS OF 1/10/2012
- Improved front entrance to the estate
- Fixed stables
- Fixed steps
- Added a gate to the back of the property


SPOUSES: Please use this mod with Soul Retreat to have your spouse live with you.
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bubbadad Nov 30, 2017 @ 6:59pm 
very nice! I like everything about this mod... but there is this odd orc in the hideaway... wonder what his deal is...
Ebony Soul  [author] Oct 4, 2015 @ 1:44am 
Thanks everyone for your kind feedback. I'm glad to hear everything's working. :)
gsladier Apr 3, 2015 @ 11:14pm 
It is me again I have find everything!!!! bravo for such a very good mod. thank you you are great!
disregard my previous comment please.
gsladier Apr 3, 2015 @ 10:32pm 
Hello Ebony Soul! I have find the entry to the hideout but i cannot find the escape tunnel. I follow the short quest for the sword find the ruins but i cannot find the sword,nor the secret campsidte, nor the cavern . I need help please!!!
Omurslask Feb 3, 2015 @ 2:20pm 
awsome.. best house ive owned so far!
Ebony Soul  [author] Jan 5, 2015 @ 12:21am 
Thanks everyone for your feedback! @NorthernLyon: I'm glad someone finally found the camp :) And @Braveheart, there is a map marker.
Kamiki Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:03pm 
need. but i have skyrim on xbox...
jantz_j Nov 8, 2014 @ 8:41pm 
Really a very good job. Finally a house that isn't in Whiterun or Riverwood. This one is just where I needed it and it's a fun place to hand out with my five followers. thanks.
NorthernLyon Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:44pm 
But in all *out of game* seriousness, LOVE this mod. Great work.
NorthernLyon Oct 21, 2014 @ 8:44pm 
Dearest Ebony Soul,

I wish you well on your journies. I am writing to let you know that I have found your camp, and your blade, and that both have suited me well over the days. It took me some time (I must admit) before finding your journal and reading it by the fire of Soul Retreat. But please know, I am safe and sound and enjoying the marvelous home you have created.

Lyon of the North
Nord, Stormcloak Warrior