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Betnikh, also known as Betony,[1] is an island that lies off the south coast of Glenumbra. Wrested from the Bretons by the Orsimer centuries ago, it is an easily defended island with high cliffs and rich farmland.[2][3] Although Betnikh is a land of lush forest and cool breezes, there is talk of trouble with menacing, flying insects, as well as necromancy being practiced on the island.[4]

Background[edit | edit source]

"Nine generations ago, the island of Betony was conquered by the Stonetooth Orcs, who renamed it Betnikh. A proud, self-reliant people, the Orcs fiercely protect their new home from incursion by outsiders."
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Some time in the Second Era, the Orsimer of the Seamount Clan invaded the island, then known as Betony, forcing the Breton inhabitants to withdraw.[5] The island, renamed to Betnikh, would continue to be held by the Seamount Clan who would also refuse to joint the Daggerfall Covenant upon its creation.[6] During the Orsimer invasion of the island, Betony's ruler, King Renwic, discovered an Ayleid relic in the ruins of Carzog's Demise that would grant him immense power. Upon attempting to activate the relic, Renwic realized that souls would be necessary to power it – a sacrifice he was unwilling to make.[1]

In 2E 582, the necromantic Bloodthorn Cult invaded the island, determined to find the relic and use its power.[4][1] With the aid of the Vestige, the Seamount Clan was able to end the plot against the island, killing the Cult's leadership on Betnikh and finding the Ayleid relic. The relic would either be saved for use by the Daggerfall Covenant or destroyed.[7] Regardless of the relic's fate, Chief Tazgol and the Seamount Clan join the Daggerfall Covenant.[6]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Main article: Locations (Online)

The following are locations accessible in Betnikh and, with the exception of unmarked locations, are discoverable on the map. Points of Interest serve as locations with unique side quests, while cities serve as the centralised areas with multiple sublocations and act as a hub for services and merchants. Explanations of the types of locations are provided in the main locations page.

Cities[edit | edit source]

Points of Interest[edit | edit source]

Striking Locales[edit | edit source]

Unmarked locations[edit | edit source]

Wayshrines[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

Main article: Quests (Online)

Betnikh features a series of zone story quests and unrelated side quests. The zone story quests tie into the Daggerfall Covenant's overarching storyline and carries on from Stros M'Kai before continuing to Glenumbra. It is not necessary to complete the story quests for zones prior to those in Betnikh. Side quests are non-sequential and can be completed in any order, except where one carries on from another.

Show: Betnikh Story Quests
# Name Location Quest giver Reward
1 The Bloodthorn Plot Moriseli Gruluk gro-Khazun N/A
2 Into the Hills Bloodthorn Lair
Carved Hills
Bloodthorn Dagger of the Trainee
3 Tormented Souls Moriseli Azlakha Targoth's Shield
4 Unearthing the Past Carzog's Demise
Rozag gro-Khazun Kingsguard Hammer
5 Carzog's Demise Carzog's Demise Lambur Tazgol's Ancestral Axe
6 On to Glenumbra Daggerfall
Stonetooth Fortress
Chief Tazgol N/A
Show: Betnikh Side Quests
Name Location Quest giver Reward
Daughter of Seamount Stonetooth Fortress Hunt-Wife Lurgush Seamount Bow
Farsight Carved Hills Wayshrine Magula N/A
Prove Your Worth Grimfield Garnikh Garnikh's Bite

Items Sets[edit | edit source]

Main article: Item Sets

Betnikh only features one overland set. Pieces from overland sets are acquired from bosses, Dark Anchor chests, locked chests and as quest rewards. Public dungeon bosses drop a shoulder or hand piece, or a weapon; delve bosses drop a waist or foot item; world bosses drop a head, chest or leg piece, or weapon; and Dark Anchor chests drop a jewelry piece. Locked chests can give any random set item.

Set Effects Type
Armor of the Trainee

1 Item: Adds 33 (Base Value) Maximum Health.
2 Items: Adds 33 (Base Value) Maximum Magicka.
3 Items: Adds 33 (Base Value) Maximum Stamina.

Light Armor
Medium Armor
Heavy Armor

Skyshards[edit | edit source]

Main article: Skyshard (Online)

Three Skyshards can be found in Khenarthi's Roost totalling in one skill point. The zone guide provides clues as to the location of each Skyshard, but many can be found simply by exploring and watching for the distinctive pillar of light they emit.

# Description Location
1 In the dig site. Right of the entrance to Moriseli.
2 Where wolves prowl eastern ruins. The unmarked Ayleid ruin between Gilbard's Nook and Carved Hills.
3 Overlooking the disturbed dead. Left wall of the entrance to the southeast crypt in Grimfield.

Fish[edit | edit source]

Main article: Fishing (Online)

Fish can be caught from fishing hotspots, ideally with the correct bait. Common fish will be caught most often while rare fish and alternative bait are rare catches. Each zone has unique rare fish than can be caught from hotspots. Slaughterfish and trodh can be caught from foul hotspots, dhufish and longfin can be caught from saltwater hotspots, silverside perch and spadetail can be caught from lake hotspots, and salmon and river betty can be caught from river hotspots. Chub, minnow, shad and fish roe can be caught and used as bait from foul, saltwater, lake and river hotspots, respectively.

Fish Source Quality
Eltheric Grouper Saltwater Superior

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The island of Betony that appears during 3E 405 in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall is the same place as Betnikh. Betnikh is the Orcish name for Betony.[1]
  • Betnikh is the only location in The Elder Scrolls Online to not have an Angler Fishing Achievement.

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