Is there any particular benefit in entering and clearing (and looting) the Halls Of The Dead present in cities? Or is it just like clearing an ancient nord ruin? Also, what special items/loot (if any) is present?

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Not really - it tends to be minor scaled loot. Occasionally a quest will take you them and each Hall contains a shrine to Arkay (increase health blessing).

There are some notable items within two of the Halls of The Dead:


Block Skill Book
Stone of Barenziah


Restoration Skill Book

  • Thanks. So otherwise it's just like clearing a ruin?
    – SaintSix_
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 11:44
  • Yeah, mechanically it's no different
    – Rory
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 13:57
  • isn't there a quest that starts in one of the halls of dead?
    – l I
    Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 11:03
  • @z- one starts outside one the halls of the dead as I recall - Windhelm?
    – Rory
    Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 16:55
  • @Rory you are right, but it does lead to you going inside one.
    – l I
    Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 16:58

There's no real benefit; however I found it very useful in J'zargo's Experiment quest where I needed to find three undead fast without having to end up on a wild goose chase for some Draugr!

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