The Deadlands is the name given to the realm of the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon. Formed to be an expression of Dagon's destructive sphere, the Deadlands are an inhospitable nightmare of lava and molten rock, pocked with islands where Dagon's servants, the Dremora, carry out his works in immense spike towers. The sky perpetually storms, the natural astrology of the Deadlands perpetually burning red, casting dark shadows over the entire realm.
Among the Daedric creatures that roam the wastes are Scamps, Clannfear, Daedroths, Flame Atronachs, Frost Atronachs, Storm Atronachs, Spider Daedra, and Xivilai. Native flora include Harrada Roots, Bloodgrass, and Spiddal Plant. An Oblivion Gate that opens from the Deadlands appears as a spiked, molten, red and black portal in the shape of the "O" character of the Daedric alphabet.
In 3E 433, Mehrunes Dagon launched his invasion of Tamriel from the Deadlands, sending armies of Daedra against the mortal world. Sigil Towers were used to open Oblivion Gates, with Daedric Sigil Stones acting as anchors. The attack on the city of Kvatch was conducted from the area of the Deadlands known as Ganonah, and much of the Crisis was fought in the Deadlands. Ultimately, the Gates were sealed in the Battle of the Imperial City, and Mehrunes Dagon's invasion failed.
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Appearances[edit | edit source]
- An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (indirect mention only)
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Mobile
- The Elder Scrolls Online
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|Planes of Oblivion|
|Daedric Princes' planes||Apocrypha (Hermaeus Mora) • Ashpit (Malacath) • Coldharbour (Molag Bal) • Colored Rooms (Meridia) • Deadlands (Mehrunes Dagon) • Evergloam (Nocturnal) • The Fields of Regret (Clavicus Vile) • Hircine's Hunting Grounds • Moonshadow (Azura) • Realm of Boethia • The Pits (Peryite) • Quagmire (Vaermina) • Myriad Realms of Revelry (Sanguine) • Scuttling Void (Namira) • Shivering Isles (Sheogorath) • Spiral Skein (Mephala)|
|Pocket Realms||Chimera of Desolation (Mehrunes Dagon) • Detritus (Hollowjack) • Havoc Wellhead • Infernace • Levinace • Lord Velian's Plane • Maelstrom (Fa-Nuit-Hen) • Nature Realm • Gaiar Alata (Mankar Camoran) • Realm of the Hist • Soul Cairn (Ideal Masters) • Takubar • The Gorge • Umbriel • Village of the Lost (Molag Bal)|