Dushnikh Yal is an Orc stronghold located to the south-east of Markarth. Like other Orcish strongholds, it has a mine adjacent. Within the compound are a smelter, a forge, a grindstone, and a workbench. There are two alchemy labs, one in the alchemist's hut in the main compound, and another in the cellar.
- Chief Burguk
- Ghorbash the Iron Hand, his brother
- Murbul, wise woman and mother of Burguk and Ghorbash
- Gharol, forgewife
- Nagrub, son of Burguk and Arob
- Umurn, son of Burguk and Gharol
This is the largest building in the stronghold.