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Dragonsreach earned its name when the ancient Nord hero Olaf One-Eye imprisoned his foe, the great dragon Numinex, within the palace.

— Game description

Dragonsreach is Jarl Balgruuf the Greater's keep in Whiterun.


Dragonsreach Jarl's Quarters[]

Dragonsreach Great Porch[]

Unknown to many but the most educated loremaster, the Great Porch was actually constructed by king Olaf One-Eye to trap a dragon, which for many years was his captive pet.

Dragonsreach Dungeon[]

This is where the jailcells are located. It can be accessed from the lower levels of Dragonsreach, or by an exterior door at the back of the palace.