The Skyforge is located in the Wind District, just besides the mead hall, Jorrvaskr, in the city of Whiterun. The Skyforge’s blacksmith, Eorlund Gray-Mane, is a member of The Companions. According to Adrianne Avenicci -- herself a Blacksmith working at Warmaiden's -- Eorlund Gray-Mane is the best Blacksmith in the whole of Whiterun. He crafts his well-made weapons, shields and armor here. The Skyforge got its name due to its elevated location. The forge is larger than most forges in Skyrim.
Underneath the Skyforge is a hidden place known as the Underforge. The Circle, a secret society, uses Underforge as their meeting place. This is only available for those that join The Circle. The Underforge is only accessible during the Companions quest line.
The Skyforge is ancient and predates Jorrvaskr by many years. Not much is known from the time before Ysgramor, the founder of the Companions, and the 500 companions. The ancient forge is said to be older than both men and Snow Elves. The discoverer of the Skyforge was a captain in the Companions known under the name of “Jeek of the River”.
Great Harbingers of the Companions
Author: Swyk the Long-Sighted
Jeek of the River: Captain of the Jorrvaskr during the Return, discoverer of the Skyforge, founder of Whiterun, and keeper of the original oath of the Companions, now lost to time.
Jeek of the River followed a rumor he had heard from captured Snow Elves. The discovery led eventually to a settlement. Just twenty-one of the 500 companions settled down here and they built their headquarters, Jorrvaskr. This led to the founding of a city named Whiterun.
Volume 7, The Tale of the Jorrvaskr
Thus began the building of the Great City, circled by the running of the White River, as brought forth by these beloved of Ysgramor, yet but twenty-two of the glorious Five Hundred Companions.
The Skyforge is also where members of the Companions are cremated when they died.
- Blacksmith forge
- Tanning rack
- Eorlund Gray-Mane will train and trade his wares with the player, but only after they join the Companions.
- Eorlund Gray-Mane trains at Master level in smithing
- When the Dragonborn have completed the quest line for the Companions, they will gain access to special weapons to be forged at the Skyforge. These weapons go under the sub-section, “Draugr”
- By completing the quest, “Proving Honor”, the Dragonborn will be given a skyforged weapon of their choosing. Eorlund Gray-Mane himself has specially forged this weapon.