Uncover the Truth Behind the Gray Host in the Markarth Prologue—Now Live!


The beginning of the end of the Dark Heart of Skyrim is here! Discover the free Markarth Prologue, now available for all ESO players.


The Markarth Prologue questline is now live and available to anybody who owns The Elder Scrolls Online, and no previous DLCs or Chapters are required to play! To begin, acquire the “House Ravenwatch Contract” quest starter item from the in-game Crown Store (listed under Quest Starters) to get the first quest, titled “The Ravenwatch Inquiry,” and start your adventure.

In the Markarth Prologue, you team up with Gwendis from the ESO base game and Stonethorn DLC to discover the ancient histories surrounding the supernatural army known as the Gray Host. Together, you uncover a terrible truth at the heart of the noble vampire House Ravenwatch and begin your fight against an evil that threatens not just Skyrim and the Reach, but all Tamriel.

The events of the Markarth Prologue lead directly into the upcoming Markarth DLC’s main storyline and are part of the ongoing Dark Heart of Skyrim adventure. Should you complete both quests in the Markarth Prologue, you’ll unlock the Reliquary of Dark Designs memento, allowing you to temporarily summon an illusion of a Stone Husk. 

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The Markarth Prologue questline is now live on all platforms and free for all ESO players. The Markarth DLC game pack is coming November 2 for PC/Mac and Stadia* and November 10 for Xbox One and PlayStation®4. The Dark Heart of Skyrim concludes here!

*Available only in limited territories.

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