The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The Forgotten City
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Oct 2, 2015 @ 4:45pm
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The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City is the first mod in history to win a national Writers' Guild award, and offers a unique 6 - 8 hour experience: a murder mystery investigation set in an ancient underground city. You'll need to solve it using your wits, and the ability to travel through time. It has a dark, non-linear story in which you'll interrogate suspects, explore the city and its many secrets, and navigate challenging moral dilemmas. It features multiple endings, an original orchestral score, and high-quality voice acting.

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Over 1.7 million downloads on Steam Workshop, Nexus, Bethnet and ModDB

"Simply amazing." IGN

“Undeniably impressive.” PC Gamer  

“Ambitious enough to be its own game.” Kotaku[]

"Gripping, intelligent, and forces you to challenge your morals." GamesRadar+[]

"The story here is, no doubt, the best of any Skyrim mod. It's so good, that it really reminds me of Blockbuster movies like Inception, Interstellar, and especially Edge of Tomorrow." MxR Mods

"Amazing... it's a super dynamic story... how the mod utilizes paradoxes and time loops is fantastic... one of the most thriling quests we've ever played..." Brodual


An original orchestral soundtrack by composer Trent Moriarty
Epic, sweeping, cinematic music. Check out the remastered version!

A beautiful, intricately detailed new city to explore
Discover secrets that are thousands of years old.

A haunting, non-linear story with several different endings
Your experience will depend on the decisions you make, as well as your character's individual history.

French[] - Portuguese (Brasil)[] - Chinese - Japanese[] - German[] - Polish[] - Russian[] - Spanish[] - Italian[]


Are there any level requirements?
It’s designed for characters at Level 5 and above. The story responds to your character’s individual history, so a high level is recommended.

Do I need to have the other Skyrim expansions or other mods?
No. Only Skyrim is required.

Is it compatible with other mods?

Can I bring a follower?
This mod is designed to be played solo.

I found a bug! What do I do?
Check out the "KNOWN BUGS AND WORKAROUNDS" section in the discussions tab.


If you’re Level 5 or above, you’ll be approached automatically by a courier when you enter any city. Or, go to the "Forgotten Ruins" near Markarth.


Written, developed, programmed and designed by Nick Pearce - Facebook[] - Twitter - Portfolio[]

Original orchestral soundtrack by Trent Moriarty  - Email[] - Facebook[] - Web site[]

Brol, Altrius, Brandas, Habiq, Marius & Ulrin: Patrick Deegan - Email[] - Youtube Channel
Jarl Metellus (Narrator of the trailers): James McLauchlan - Email[] - Twitter
The Arbiter: Damien Caine - Email[] - Web site[]
Luki & Maisi: Heather Jane Hogan - Email[] - Web site[]
Safira: Leara Morris-Clark - Email[] - Web site[]
Gulvar, Vernon: Stewart Moyer - Email[] - CCC Profile[]
Cassia, Miranda: Asia Sanchez - Email[] - Youtube Channel
Sato & Rykas: Paden "Cassie" Dowdy - Email[] - CCC Profile[]
Jeshol & the Cave Dwellers: Storm “GigaRat” Watters - Email[] - SoundCloud[]
Rastasia: Adoxographist - Email[] - Tumblr[]
Asanshi: Phoenix Emrys - Email[] - Wordpress []
Ysmar: Jessica Osborne - Email[] - SoundCloud[]
Deglund & Dooley: Steve White - Email[] - Facebook []
Dwemora: Elizabeth Plant - Email[] - CCC Profile[]
Hjormund: Jonny Knowles - Email[] - Twitter
Gaia: Naorée - Email[] - SoundCloud[]
Vitus: Owain David - Email[] - Youtube Channel
Domitus: Hamish Hector-Taylor - Email[]

Lead beta tester: Storm "GigaRat" Watters

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Popular Discussions View All (69)
Jan 18 @ 5:46am
MAKE A GUIDE! (spoilers within)
Mar 30, 2019 @ 9:30am
PINNED: KNOWN BUGS AND WORKAROUNDS: Please check here before posting a bug report.
Jun 11, 2017 @ 9:39am
The Arbiter's Helmet (item spoiler)
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VivaLaCookie Jun 27 @ 1:17am 
This is an amazing mod. Amazing story, great surprises, fun encounters, overall, just a really fun adventure. Worth your time.
MDK1974 Jun 24 @ 5:11am 
Best Skyrim mod I've played - played about 6 is supreme - well done Trent Moriarty!! NPC's - great dialogue and accents!! Looks great - very immersive!! Caution advised if you have a girlfriend
torbjorn.h.evensen Jun 5 @ 2:17pm 
Wow! Good job dudes!:O This was amazing in every way! 10/10
Very cool story in a mystical place, and I had to use my brain!^^
Rampage May 29 @ 3:52pm 
This is one of the best Skyrim mods ever.
⚡(OE)Shy_Wolfie May 9 @ 6:50pm 
Literally the best quest mod i ever played. Thank u so much for the best 8 hours out of my 1.4k hours in skyrim xD ^^
Bizza May 2 @ 9:37am 
a thing of beauty. thank you.
Skyfury Feb 4 @ 4:15am 
my favorite:steamhappy:
pan Jan 14 @ 11:28am 
This is insane, best 3rd party quest ive played, i might even try and speedrun it we'll see...
Mr.Nogue Dec 30, 2019 @ 2:06pm 
One of the best mods I've ever played
AUR1EL Nov 17, 2019 @ 6:18am 
Best quest-mod ever <3