I am on a new character, I would like to lay off buying Breezehome for a while. Can I store some of my items in the offering chest outside High Hrothgar? I noticed that it never respawns items. Lore-wise, Klimmek appears to be the only NPC who touches that chest, so it should be safe. However, any of you used it for long term storage, ever?


3 Answers 3


I do not believe that chest to be safe and is tied directly to a quest. I would suggest checking out this page here. It lists all the currently known locations in the world with 'safe' storage that will not reset... My personal favourite is the Alchemist's Shack.

  • You can store items on the bodies in the Abandoned Shack and they won't disappear.
    – user25662
    Commented May 19, 2012 at 14:11

No, it is not safe. You must purchase a house if you want to have an absolutely safe place to store things. Otherwise you need to retrieve the item before that area is respawned.

  • No need to purchase a house, you can have a free room in Winterhold for example
    – juan
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 17:42
  • @Juan Several comments on gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/35314/… beg to differ.
    – bwarner
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 18:06
  • Opinion is divided in that link. I, for one, know by experience that they don't reset. Perhaps it's a random boolean that gets set when you first install the game... we'll never know... we'll never know
    – juan
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 19:21
  • 2
    I've gone and did a isowner check on those containers and you definitely aren't the owner of those in the winterhold room, whether or not they reset is another issue.
    – l I
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 19:25

I have stored items in that chest every play through until I bought a house and I never lost a thing

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .