The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The Forgotten City
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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 (73)
Dec 16, 2022 @ 12:38pm
MAKE A GUIDE! (spoilers within)
Oct 17, 2022 @ 8:51pm
PINNED: KNOWN BUGS AND WORKAROUNDS: Please check here before posting a bug report.
Jan 1, 2021 @ 2:14am
The Arbiter's Helmet (item spoiler)
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Random Task Jun 10 @ 5:15pm 
The worst part of this mod is that it ruined skyrim for me. I simply can't enjoy vanilla skyrim quests because they don't hold a candle to the amazing storytelling of this mod. 11/10 mod, can't recommend it enough.
RealM May 1 @ 1:38pm 
I'm several years late, but this was amazing!!
Holy moly I did not expect such an immersive experience for free in Skyrim.
Glad I downloaded this on a whim. Felt like playing a whole different game.

If you read this and consider playing this, you should! However, do bring a buttload of lockpicks with you.
HXCA Jan 31 @ 3:13pm 
this looks interesting
pomegranates Sep 16, 2022 @ 7:30am 
Great story. Loved playing this.
sampsonite Feb 6, 2022 @ 7:48pm 
does anyone know how to get the key for the trapdoor inside the sunken house that appears after you complete the full quest?
xMR.CREDOx Dec 30, 2021 @ 9:22am 
It's easily the best quest mod for Skyrim I've ever came across. Excellent storytelling, solid voice acting, engaging little side quests, NPCs are way more memorable than vanilla NPCs, each has it's story and feels like a real character. I wonder what a legendary and ageless game Skyrim might be if all vanilla big questlines were done as great as this is...
rmfranco Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:50am 
I enjoyed this mod, but will be removing it from my load order, due to having bought the Game of this that just came out.
Maka-61 Jul 18, 2021 @ 11:52pm 
ive played few years ago the time runs out. maybe this one is one of the best mods im ever played...
Random Task Jul 16, 2021 @ 11:24am 
This mod is so good it made me hate vanilla skyrim
metalhead0125 Jul 13, 2021 @ 3:06am 
I played this mod a while back. This feels like a full fledged DLC. As much as I enjoy Dragonborn or Dawnguard, this is even better then those. This is the best Quest mod I have ever played, and one of the best quests in all of Skyrim period. The quest doesn't hold your hand, so don't expect a lot of quest markers. Some people hate quest markers, and some see them as a must, so just be warned. The characters are memorable, and likable. The story is mind blowing, and has different outcomes. Very engaging city that was created here, well worth exploring, and talking to the NPC's. Only thing that could possibly be a negative is there is a way to skip the whole quest, and finish it in minutes. Like I said different outcomes. I wouldn't advise going that route though.