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"The white walled Alabaster welcomes you into her breast. Feel not the sting of fear, but instead the song of victory..."
―In-game description[src]

Alabaster is a city in the province of Elsweyr. It is one of several possible locations that the Eternal Champion may discover in The Elder Scrolls: Arena.

Description[edit | edit source]

Geography (Arena)[edit | edit source]

Alabaster is connected to three settlements. To the west is Darkarn Place, to the north is Valley Guard, and to the east is Gideon.

Geography (Lore)[edit | edit source]

Alabaster is located on the central east coast of Elsweyr near the city of Leyawiin. Near Alabaster is Lake Vread where a series of Vellum Scrolls are found in three Alabaster Jars in a cave in Vread.[1] West of Alabaster is a town which exists in the Fourth Era.[2]

Culture[edit | edit source]

The Youth of Alabaster tends to have the Khajiit Honorifics at the beginning of the name rather than the end like most Khajiit.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Early Years[edit | edit source]

Sometime in Ancient Elsweyr, Alabaster was an established settlement. Near Lake Vread is a cave with 3 Alabaster made Jars with a series of Vellum Scrolls found inside. The man who found these scrolls was Baan Dar.[1]

Second Era[edit | edit source]

Alabaster was affected by the Knahaten Flu along with the rest of Elsweyr. The flu started in Senchal but it eventually reached Alabaster's ports.[4]

Third Era[edit | edit source]

During the Imperial Simulacrum, the Eternal Champion had at one point visited the city in their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos. A scribe in Alabaster discovered that the legendary blade known as Chrysamere has resurfaced somewhere around Tamriel. The Champion ventured throughout the continent and found the sword of Heroes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In earlier development, Arena was going to be a Tournament-based game. Alabaster's team was known as the Nightrunners.[UL 1]
  • Alabaster's name may have come from the Alabaster Mineral which is a soft rock used to make sculptures. Alabaster in Elder Scrolls is used in Spires in the Alik'r Desert.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

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