I just read this essay that says there's a cave that takes over 7 hours to "thoroughly" explore. Which cave is the author referring to?

There's at least one cave that takes upwards of seven hours to thoroughly explore.


He is probably talking about Blackreach.


As taken from here:

You gain access to Blackreach through the ancient Dwemer ruins of Alftand. The quest Elder Knowledge will take you there, and it’s the most bizarre, fascinating place in Skyrim. Here you’ll find the ruins of an immense Dwemer city, weird jellyfish-like glowing plants, and one of the game’s rarest items, Crimson Nirnroot. Picking one of these will start a quest, A Return To Your Roots, but watch out for the Falmer, Spheres, Wisps and Chaurus that dwell there.

Blackreach 2

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    Man I love that place. When I first went there I couldn't believe it. There's nothing else like it in the game.
    – Mkalafut
    Apr 30 '14 at 18:36
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    Does Blackreach count as a cave? I always thought of it as an underground city. You can read into the lore of Blackreach and it sounds more of an ancient city than a cave.
    – FoxMcCloud
    May 1 '14 at 19:18
  • Argh, Chaurus! Why'd you have to remind me of them?
    – Alex
    May 2 '14 at 8:22
  • @ChaseC I think it once was a magnificent city, yet it was swallowed by nature, hence becoming a "cave". May 2 '14 at 11:05
  • @Alex good times! haha May 2 '14 at 11:06

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