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While on my travels in Skyrim i found one place (Markarth) which reminded me of Vivec from Morrowind, in the sense that there was a secured area with the possibility of gold and loot behind locked doors. Which made me wonder...has anyone located any vaults like we had in Vivec? Basically im trying to figure out if a vault exists similar to the redoran vault and hllalu vault. I remember being so stoked to find a room that was full of gold jewels and armor.

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The closest thing I've found to this so far is the

Dwarven Storeroom

It's got a couple chests with leveled loot, a battleaxe with a random enchantment, lots of Ingots, and things you can smelt into Ingots. Part is protected by an Apprentice lock, and part by an Expert lock.

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was hoping for atleast more input from others but thanks...i WILL be checking this out –  TombstoneTwo Nov 18 '11 at 3:28

While I haven't come across any vaults, just a reminder that certain dungeons have "treasure rooms" where there are massive amounts of loot behind a locked door:

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In the above room I found the following: an enchanted glass bow, a quiver of dwarven arrows, a plethora of potions, three coin purses, a book with a skill increase, a few gems, and some alchemy ingredients. Also, my sixth Berenziah stone was on one of the shelves just hanging out for me to grab.

So while it's not a secure area, it might be the next best thing. Mainly, just a friendly reminder - always check behind locked doors in dungeons. They are definitely worth the trouble!

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i do need to do a better job... –  TombstoneTwo Nov 22 '11 at 22:45

Go to Pinewatch near Falkreath, literally next door to Lakeview Manor on the hearthfire add-on, there's a hidden door in the basement of the house and at the end there's a room with a hell of a lot of gems gold and ores etc, and its only bandits inside so nothing too hard to worry about.

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The best thing to do is go to Septimus Signus Outpost and start the daedric quest "discerning the transmundane". You will be given an attunement sphere and a lexicon. Alftand has a lot of awesome loot and at least a dozen chests. They are usually locked, bring enough lockpicks.

After you finish Alftand you will use the sphere to gain access to Blackreach. (Make sure you have a pickaxe) Take a long walk around and mine everything you find. I got a lot of gems. There are also a lot more chests in Blackreach.

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Hi Christian welcome to the site. I cleaned up your answer a bit and added some links to a wiki. Don't worry about others editing your posts, it is how we roll. (Do note, this is a question and answer site, not a: This awesome thing happend in my game site). So keep the personal stories to a minimum. (I do like some personal stories though, it makes it less bland. But make sure your answer contains a larger answer part :) ). –  Ids Sep 28 '12 at 19:58

With the dragonborn DLC there is one dungeon in Solstheim that has at least 1000 gold and some gems in it, but not much else.

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Is it a vault that you have to break into? This question is not about places to get rich, it's about the fun of breaking into a treasure vault. –  SevenSidedDie Aug 16 '13 at 15:11

In Lodestar, by the smelter, there is a mine. Right next to that, there are two rocks. Go bewtwen them and there will be a chest full of amazing stuff. It is random, so you won't necessarily get what I got, but you can find great armor and about 40 lockpicks in there.

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I don't think this quite answers the question. –  Schism Jun 27 '13 at 4:46
Not a treasure vault in the sense described in the question. –  SevenSidedDie Aug 1 '13 at 17:11

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