Helgen is a moderately-sized community in Falkreath Hold in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It was one of the only friendly settlements located in Falkreath Hold, apart from the city of Falkreath itself and Half-Moon Mill. It is destroyed in the prologue. Other settlements can be added as the Dragonborn progresses through the story line, such as Stormcloak and Imperial camps. Helgen is the first location the Dragonborn will visit at the start of the game.