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Oblivion:Swampy Cave

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Swampy Cave
(view on map)
# of Zones 2
Eduard Denile
Swamp Trolls
Important Treasure
1 Detect Life helmet
Console Location Code(s)
SwampyCaveExterior, SwampyCave, SwampyCave02
Nibenay Basin
Southeast of Cheydinhal, on the East bank of the Reed River
Swampy Cave

Swampy Cave is a medium-sized cave southeast of Cheydinhal containing trolls (quest-related). It contains two zones: Swampy Cave and Swampy Cave Dry Rock Run.

Related QuestsEdit


  • This cave contains 14 Cairn Bolete plants and 28 Wisp Stalk plants.
  • The three Will-o-the-Wisps outside will only appear during the related quest.
  • This cave can be entered before the related quest, although there will be fewer trolls and no Eduard Denile. After the quest, the cave will be empty.
  • Below are the details for the guaranteed magic item in chest H.
Level Light Armor Heavy Armor
Magnitude Type Name Magnitude Type Name
1-5 25 ft Fur Deer Skin Helmet 25 ft Iron Helmet of Arkay
6-8 45 ft Leather Helmet of the Scout 45 ft Steel Eyes of Akatosh
9-12 65 ft Chainmail Helmet of Life Detection 65 ft Dwarven Helmet of the Sentinel
13-17 85 ft Mithril Helmet of Life Seeing 65 ft Orcish Battlehunter Helmet
18-22 85 ft Elven Helmet of Life Sight 85 ft Ebony Helmet of the Hunter
23+ 105 ft Glass Helmet of Exposition 105 ft Daedric Inquisitor's Helmet



Key to Maps
Map of Swampy Cave, Exterior
  • The exterior is located at coordinates: Tamriel 32, 17
  • This location's map marker (M on map) is named Swampy Cave (editor name SwampyCaveMapMarker). The entrance door is NE of the marker, 40 feet away.
  • 3 Will-o-the-Wisps (quest-specific leveled variety; non-respawning) are near the entrance
  • 0-1 Mud Crab is near the entrance
  • 1 Wilderness Creature (Valley variety) is near the entrance
  • 1 Nirnroot is at location N on map
  • The following plants can be found near the entrance: 28 Bergamot plants, 3 Flax plants, 1 Foxglove plant, 14 Lavender plants, 13 Monkshood plants, and 1 Nightshade plant

Zone 1: Swampy CaveEdit

Swampy Cave

Straight after entering, hug the northern wall and proceed into the room ahead. Inside is a swamp troll guarding two minor loot chests and a non-respawning chest (H) containing one of twelve leveled helmets with a detect life enchantment. Further details in the Notes section above.

The next room contains a troll and a chest. Heading east takes you to a small room with two trolls and a chest, while pressing south leads to another troll and chest as well as the body of Eduard Denile (Q). The final room contains two trolls and a minor loot chest.

Before the related quest there are only four trolls: one in the northeastern room, one in the second room, one in the far eastern room and one in the final room.



Doors and Gates:

Zone 2: Swampy Cave Dry Rock RunEdit

Swampy Cave Dry Rock Run

You emerge on the upper level of a large room - two trolls are on your level, with another down below. There are also two minor loot chests nearby. Jump down to the lower level and take the tunnel heading north. In the next two rooms are two chests and a troll. Follow the winding tunnels up and make your way towards the exit at Out. There are two rooms on the way, both containing two trolls and two minor loot chests.

Before the related quest, there are two trolls in the first room and one each in the other three rooms.


  • 8 Swamp Trolls (quest-specific leveled variety; non-respawning)


Doors and Gates:

  • There are two doors in/out of this zone