The mysterious island of Vvardenfell awaits you, adventurer! For the first time in The Elder Scrolls Online, you can explore the dangerous and beautiful home of the Dark Elves. Prepare your adventure by consulting our adventurer’s guide!
The island of Vvardenfell is great, and there we have countless points of interest for you to investigate and explore. As you travel, do not forget that you do not have to walk or even ride alone – many regions have the famous tall silt striders that you can take from one camp to another, and always watch out for the Wayshrine!
To help with your journey, here’s some cool information about iconic and mysterious places on the island.
- Seyda Neen
- Vivec City
- Ald Carac
- Sadrith Mora
- Tel Fyr / Halls of Fabrication
The seaport city of Seyda Neen is the arrival point of many brave new adventurers in Vvardenfell. Do not let imperial-style buildings intimidate you, the city is under the control of House Hlaalu, so if you want to trade with the Dark Elves of Morrowind, you’d better prepare to pay some taxes. From this location, the whole island is open to you. You can continue to Vivec City and Suran, or north to Balmora, Ald’ruhn and Gnisis. The adventure awaits you! Just be sure to pay the fees first.
With the name of the demi-god residing there, the capital of Vvardenfell, Vivec City, may still be under construction, but its multi-leveled floating cantons clearly display the power and prestige of the living God. There are plenty of places to visit in the city of Vivec, including the Vivec’s Palace, the Hall of Justice, the Library of Vivec and, most notably, the meteor Baar Dau that floats precariously in the sky – remember to look up! Vivec City features a full set of crafting stations, shops and quest givers daily. When you arrive, do not forget to visit Vivec himself, maybe he needs a willing adventurer like you, and who could deny a god?
Crossed by the Odai River, the Redoran town of Balmora lies northwest of Vivec City. There, you can visit the local Fighters and Mages Guilds, put your feet up at the Randy Netch Inn, or pay your respects at the local Tribunal Temple. As you walk through the great bridges and high walls of the city, keep an eye on the elusive Dark Elf Naryu, as it is said, she is always sneaking around the area, and be careful when dealing with the Morag Tong. But if you’re looking for a challenge, venture north with some allies to try to tackle Nilthog the Unbroken, a very dangerous nix-ox.
Interested in helping a poor Khajiit, suffering in need? Why not travel to Zainsipilu and help sweet and innocent Halinjirr recover his notes and poison his completely harmless crops? As you get into the tunnels, try to avoid nix-hounds and fetcherflies, as they can be quite uncomfortable. Trust us, when you get to the right cave, just the sight will be worth your efforts. There are only six delves like this scattered all over Morrowind. Be sure to check them all in your travels!
Towards the north of Balmora, you will find the Ald’ruhn Ashlander camp nestled against the Red Mountain and surrounded by streams of hot lava. When you arrive at the camp, be sure to visit Skar, the massive shell of a long-dead emperor crab. But remember, it is vitally important that you make every effort to follow the Ashlander traditions and pay their respects. These nomadic peoples consider strangers like you with deep suspicion. If you earn their trust, they can always have a little service for you. If you are feeling adventurous, why not visit the Daedric shrine Ramimilk located a short walk south? You can find a familiar face!
When you explore the rocky slopes of Red Mountain, why not test your courage against your companions and adventurers on the Battlegrounds? Nestled in a decaying Dwarven Ruin, with tight corners and dangerous traps, Ald Carac will leave you on toes. Not sure where you’re getting into? When you are at level 10, talk to Battlemaster Rivyn to find out how the Battlegrounds work and get the daily quests (you do not enter the Battlefield here). And do not forget to buy new gear with Farthalem, the seller of Battlegrounds nearby!
On the eastern shore of Vvardenfell you can find the imposing mushroom towers of Telvanni House. After your long walk around the Red Mountain, set foot in the Gateway Inn or do some magic trinket shopping in Tel Naga. Spend your time investigating this island city, discover how Telvanni sorcerers are highly secretive in their nature. But keep your eyes open with a certain Dark Elf in love as you walk through the towers of Sandrith Mora. You can enjoy a very original presentation for the Telvanni culture.
TEL FYR / HALLS OF FABRICATION
Ready for an adventure like no other? Gather 11 of your fellow outlanders and help the Telvanni Sorceror Diyath Fyr investigate and close the Halls of Fabrication. As you navigate the dangerous halls and corridors of Sotha Sil’s creation, prepare for a deadly challenge as this Trial will challenge you and your team and test your skills. Enter the Halls of Fabrication, stop the Fabricants and save Morrowind!