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Deshaan is the southern zone of Morrowind in The Elder Scrolls Online bordering Shadowfen in Black Marsh as well as Stonefalls to the north. Its fertile, ash-enriched plains surround the Tribunal Temple, the center of Dunmeri culture. A significant portion of Ashlanders can be found in the south and center of the zone, such as in Muth Gnaar and Ghost-Snake Vale.[1]

Background[]

"The fertile valleys of Deshaan are home to lush fungal forests, deep kwama mines, and broad pastures where netches and guar graze. But all pales before the magnificence of Mournhold, home of the Tribunal and capital of the Ebonheart Pact."
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The city of Mournhold is located in Deshaan, the center of Dunmeri culture, the location of the Tribunal Temple, and the capital of the Ebonheart Pact, as well as the capital of Morrowind.[2]

An Akaviri army entered Deshaan in 2E 572 in the hopes of sacking Mournhold. However, they were met by an army led by Almalexia herself and were driven back to Stonefalls. As the battle raged on, a Nord army led by Wulfharth the Ash-King and Jorunn the Skald-King caught up with the invaders and hoped to take revenge on the Akaviri for sacking the city of Windhelm. This was the first time a Nord army had entered Morrowind since the Battle of Red Mountain.[3]

A fourth army of Argonian Shellbacks led by a trio of Argonian battlemages entered the fray, and the three combined armies drove the Akaviri led by Ada'Soom Dir-Kamal into the sea near the city of Ebonheart, where they drowned by the thousands.[4]

Locations[]

Main article: Locations (Online)

The following are locations accessible in Deshaan 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[]

Dark Anchors[]

Dungeons[]

Housing[]

Mundus Stones[]

Points of Interest[]

Set Stations[]

Striking Locales[]

Unmarked locations[]

Wayshrines[]

World bosses[]

Quests[]

Main article: Quests (Online)

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

Show: Deshaan Story Quests
# Name Location Quest giver Reward
1 A Letter for Deshaan Quarantine Serk Gorvyn Dran N/A
2 Bad Medicine Quarantine Serk Aerona Berendas Plague Mask
3 Proprietary Formula Quarantine Serk Nilyne Hlor N/A
4 Quest For the Cure Quarantine Serk Aerona Berendas Quarantine Staff
5 The Llodos Plague Narsis
Quarantine Serk
Sergeant Nen N/A
6 For Their Own Protection Narsis Lieutenant Rarili
Sergeant Nen
Hlaalu's Protection
7 Unwanted Guests Narsis Councilor Ralden Hlaalu Pauldrons
8 Fighting Back Narsis Varon Davel N/A
9 Ratting Them Out Narsis Sergeant Rila Lenith N/A
10 A Timely Matter Narsis Madras Tedas N/A
11 Hiding in Plain Sight Narsis
Narsis Ruins
Varon Davel Naryu's Spare Blade
12 Tracking the Plague Narsis
Obsidian Gorge
Varon Davel N/A
13 Death Trap Obsidian Gorge Captain Diiril Ordinator Rerebrace
14 Payback Obsidian Gorge Scout Kanat N/A
15 Plague Bringer Obsidian Gorge
The Apothecarium
Varon Davel Ordinator Chausses
Skill point
16 Message to Mournhold Mournhold
Obsidian Gorge
Varon Davel N/A
17 A Favor Returned House Dres Farmstead
Tribunal Temple
Mournhold
Ordinator Naryu's Sniper's Bow
Almalexia's Enchanted Lantern
18 The Mournhold Underground House Dres Farmstead
Mournhold
Mournhold Sewers
Naryu Virian Ordinator's Boots
19 Mournhold Market Misery Selfora
Shrine of Saint Veloth
Mournhold
Blivisi Beleth N/A
19 The Seal of Three Tribunal Temple Ordinator Ordinator Helm of the Night Mother
Skill point
20 Chasing the Magistrix Mournhold Almalexia N/A
21 Restless Spirits Selfora Elynisi Arthalen
Forlorn One
N/A
22 Rescue and Revenge Selfora Forlorn One Selforan Temple Sash
23 A Saint Asunder Selfora
Shrine of Saint Veloth
Acolyte Gami
Vestige of Saint Veloth
Saint Veloth's Shield
24 Healing Hearts Eidolon's Hollow
Shrine of Saint Veloth
Acolyte Eldri N/A
25 Into the Mouth of Madness Eidolon's Hollow Ordinator Muron N/A
26 Motive for Heresy Eidolon's Hollow Aspera the Forgotten N/A
27 The Judgment of Veloth Eidolon's Hollow Aspera the Forgotten Ordinator Breastplate
Skill point
28 Onward to Shadowfen Mournhold Ganthis N/A

† Some quests are designed to direct the Vestige to the beginning of the zone's story or the next phase of the story chronologically. Once the quest they direct to has been completed, they will no longer be available to start.

Show: Deshaan Side Quests
Name Location Quest giver Reward
A Blow for Order Eidolon's Hollow Ordinator Areth
Ordinator Gorili
N/A
A Fair Warning Knife Ear Grotto
Narsis
A Warning and an Offer N/A
A Service for the Dead Tal'Deic Fortress
Triple Circle Mine
Hlenir Redoran (deceased) Redoran Cuisses
Bad Soldiers Tal'Deic Fortress Fervyn Redoran Great Sword
Burning Revenge Muth Gnaar Relnus Andalen
Tennus Andalen
Ven Andalen
Ashlander's Rebuke
By Invitation Only Mournhold
Shad Astula
Instructor Ninla
Nosaleeth
N/A
Carving Cuttle Deepcrag Den Orona N/A
Challenge the Tide Malak's Maw Svanhildr Gruznak's Chestplate
Cold-Blooded Vengeance Silent Mire Azeenus Cold-Blooded Vengeance
Cultural Exchange Mournhold
Muth Gnaar
Shad Astula
Rigurt the Brash Rigurt's Cultural Coif
Dissonant Commands Mzithumz Bedyni the Artificer N/A
Honor Bound Muth Gnaar Acolyte Krem
Healer Senar
Ashlander's Honor of Mother's Sorrow
Intruders in Deshaan Malak's Maw Vartis Dareel Dark Elf Scouting Boots
Mechanical Murder Mzithumz Smashed Dwarven Sphere (deceased) Dres Dirk
Nothing Left to Waste Obsidian Gorge Kotholl Merchant Guardian's Pauldrons
Oath Breaker Malak's Maw Fendell
Svanhildr
N/A
Remembering Risa Tal'Deic Fortress
Vale of the Ghost Snake
Risa's Journal Ring of Remembrance
Ritual of Anguish Malak's Maw Idrasa Khralek's Anguish
Rules and Regulations Tal'Deic Fortress General Gavryn Redoran
Sergeant Aamrila
Sergeant Hadril
N/A
School Daze Shad Astula Arch-Mage Valeyn N/A
Search and Rescue Deepcrag Den Edrasa Drelas Kwama Mining Gloves
Strange Guard Beasts Silent Mire Churasu N/A
Supply Run Selfora Aamela Rethandus N/A
That Which Matters Most Mzithumz Caravan Master Girano Caravan Master's Ring
The Dungeon Delvers Bthanual Raynor Vanos N/A
The Light Fantastic Bthanual Kireth Vanos Dungeon-Delving Slippers
The Medallions of Saint Veloth Muth Gnaar Healer Ravel N/A
The Naked Nord Old Ida's Cottage Norgred Hardhelm Naked Nord's Pants
The Ravaged Village Silent Mire Hooks-Fish
Vara-Zeen
N/A
The Saving of Silent Mire Silent Mire Leel-Vata Argonian Much Minder of Mother's Sorrow
The Soldier's Alibi Tal'Deic Fortress Saryvn Redoran Bludgeoner
The Trial of the Ghost Snake Vale of the Ghost Snake Farseer Bodani Snakeskin Belt
The Wounds in the World Shrine of Saint Veloth Priest Dilyne N/A
Trade Negotiations Vale of the Ghost Snake Apprentice Harlin
Apprentice Savur
Tevynni Hedran
N/A
Vengeance of the Oppressed Mournhold Betina's Fashionable Gloves N/A
Vision Quest Shad Astula Arch-Mage Valeyn Lena's Wand of Finding
Shad Astula Academy Robes
What Lies Beneath Tal'Deic Fortress Ragna Stormcrag Redoran General's Gauntlets
You Have to Break a Few Deepcrag Den
Lady Llarel's Shelter
Dark Elf (deceased) Chef's Apron
Show: Deshaan Dungeon Quests
Name Location Quest giver Reward
A Bitter Pill Deshaan Forgotten Crypts Sela Questionable Meat Sack
A Family Divided Deshaan Forgotten Crypts Sela N/A
Mine All Mine Deshaan Darkshade Caverns I Tervur Sadri Helm of House Selos
Skill point
What Was Lost Deshaan Darkshade Caverns II Shatasha Ancient Netch-Robes
Skill point

Items Sets[]

Main article: Item Sets

Overland[]

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
Mother's Sorrow

2 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Magicka.
3 Items: Adds 15 (Base Value) Spell Critical.
4 Items: Adds 15 (Base Value) Spell Critical.
5 Items: Adds 35 (Base Value) Spell Critical.

Light Armor
Night Mother's Embrace

2 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Stamina.
3 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Weapon Damage.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Stamina Recovery.
5 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Weapon Damage.
5 Items: Reduces the radius you can be detected while Sneaking by 2 meters. Reduces the cost of Sneak by 25%.

Medium Armor
Plague Doctor

2 Items: Adds 28 (Base Value) Maximum Health.
3 Items: Adds 28 (Base Value) Maximum Health.
4 Items: Adds 28 (Base Value) Maximum Health.
5 Items: Adds 65 (Base Value) Maximum Health.

Heavy Armor

Dungeon[]

Dungeon sets are acquired from loot drops in the zone's group dungeons. Head pieces of monster helm sets can only be acquired from completing the corresponding group dungeon on veteran difficulty. There is no guarantee that the piece will be of the preferred weight class (heavy, medium or light). Shoulder pieces of monster helm sets can only be acquired at Undaunted Enclaves in exchange for keys earned from pledges.

Set Effects Dungeon Type
Netch's Touch

2 Items: Adds 15 (Base Value) Spell Critical.
3 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Magicka.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Spell Damage.
5 Items: Adds 9 (Base Value) Spell Damage to your Shock Damage abilities.

Darkshade Caverns I
Darkshade Caverns II
Light Armor
Strength of the Automaton

2 Items: Adds 15 (Base Value) Weapon Critical.
3 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Stamina.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Weapon Damage.
5 Items: Adds 9 (Base Value) Weapon Damage to your Physical and Bleed Damage abilities.

Darkshade Caverns I
Darkshade Caverns II
Medium Armor
Armor of Truth

2 Items: Adds 15 (Base Value) Weapon Critical.
3 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Stamina.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Weapon Damage.
5 Items: When you deal damage to an enemy of is Off Balance, your Weapon Damage is increased by 10 (Base Value) for 10 seconds.

Darkshade Caverns I
Darkshade Caverns II
Heavy Armor

Crafted[]

Crafted sets are obtained by crafting them at the appropriate location. Crafted sets require a minimum number of traits researched into an item to craft it as a part of the set.

Set Effects Traits needed Location
Armor of the Seducer

2 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Magicka Recovery.
3 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Magicka.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Magicka Recovery.
5 Items: Reduces the cost of your Magicka abilities by 10%.

3 Berezan's Mine
Torug's Pact

2 Items: Adds 24 (Base Value) Armor.
3 Items: Adds 28 (Base Value) Maximum Health.
4 Items: Adds 24 (Base Value) Armor.
5 Items: Decreases weapon enchantment cooldown by 33% and increases non Oblivion Damage weapon enchantment potency by 45%.

3 Lake Hlaalu Retreat
Twilight's Embrace

2 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Magicka.
3 Items: Adds 19 (Base Value) Spell Critical.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Spell Damage.
5 Items: Increases your healing recieved by 10%.

3 Avayan's Farm

Skyshards[]

Main article: Skyshards (Online)

Sixteen Skyshards can be found in Deshaan totalling in five skill points with one left over. 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 Free from quarantine. Outside of the southside of the Quarantine Serk wall, west of Short-Tusk's Hillock.
2 A Hlaalu victory in Narsis. Behind the Hlaalu Kinhouse in Narsis.
3 a river view on Muth Gnarr's outskirts. Between Muth Gnaar and Hlanii's Hovel.
4 A twin falls in Mournhold. Upriver before the waterfall from the west bridge of Mournhold.
5 Near the remnants of a House caravan. Outside the entrance to Mzithumz.
6 Follow the river that snakes south to its source. End of the river leading far south, southeast of Taleon's Crag.
7 Search neat the caravan with three eyes. Outside of Darkshade Caverns, shortly west.
8 The right tower is Tel'Deic's left. North side of the southeast tower in Tal'Deic Fortress.
9 Where ships dock and mushroom Mire. West before the crags from The Crafty Monkey ship moored near Silent Mire.
10 Where the dead walk, no memories linger. The east hallway in the north of the Forgotten Crypts.
11 Lend me your ear. On the exit side of the on-way door at the end of Knife Ear Grotto.
12 Where a lady seeks kwama before the storm. In the second section in Lady Llarel's Shelter.
13 Asleep in the depths, the Dwemer awakens. Northmost point of Lower Bthanual.
14 Mine your step where the water drops in. In the second section of the Triple Circle Mine.
15 Go from Crags to riches. In the central chamber of Taleon's Crag.
16 Where corpses till a garden of sand. In the second section of the Corpse Garden.

Achievements[]

Main article: Achievements (Online)

Achievements can be earned by completing specific tasks include quests and finding locations. Achievements are separated into categories and their progress is viewable from the journal. Earning achievement provides the Vestige some amount of points. Points earned only apply to the character that earned the achievement. Some achievements unlock unique rewards such as trophies or dyes.

Show: Delves
Achievement Description Points Reward
Deshaan Cave Delver Discover and clear all six caves in Deshaan. 15 N/A
Corpse Garden Explorer Explore and clear the Corpse Garden. 10 N/A
Knife Ear Grotto Explorer Explore and clear Knife Ear Grotto. 10 N/A
Lady Llarel’s Shelter Explorer Explore and clear Lady Llarel's Shelter. 10 N/A
Lower Bthanual Explorer Explore and clear Lower Bthanual. 10 N/A
Taleon’s Crag Explorer Explore and clear Taleon's Crag. 10 N/A
Triple Circle Cave Explorer Explore and clear the Triple Circle Mine. 10 N/A
Show: General
Achievement Description Points Reward
Deshaan Angler Catch all 12 rare fish in Deshaan. 5 N/A
Deshaan Master Explorer Discover and clear all six caves and striking locales in Deshaan. 50 Indoril Blue
Deshaan Pathfinder Discover all striking locales in Deshaan. 5 N/A
Deshaan Skyshard Hunter Find all 16 Skyshards in Deshaan. 15 N/A
Group Dungeons
Achievement Description Points Reward
Darkshade Caverns I Vanquisher Defeat Foreman Llothan, the Hive Lord, and the Sentinel of Rkugamz in Darkshade Caverns I. 10 Trophy: Sentinel of Rkugamz
Darkshade Caverns I Conqueror Defeat Head Shepard Neloren, Foreman Llothan, the Hive Lord, the Cavern Patriarch, the Sentinel of Rkugamz, and the Cutting Sphere in Veteran Darkshade Caverns I. 10 Bust: Sentinel of Rkugamz
Well Out of Warranty Defeat the Sentinel of Rkugamz in Veteran Darkshade Caverns I, after invoking the Scroll of Glorious Battle. 50 N/A
Veteran Kwama Slayer Defeat 300 Kwama in Veteran Darkshade Caverns I. 10 N/A
Veteran Pit Rat Slayer Defeat 175 Pit Rat Thugs in Veteran Darkshade Caverns I. 10 N/A
Darkshade Caverns I Survivor Defeat Head Shepard Neloren, Foreman Llothan, the Hive Lord, the Cavern Patriarch, the Sentinel of Rkugamz, and the Cutting Sphere in Veteran Darkshade Caverns I, without suffering a group member death. 50 N/A
Darkshade Caverns I Assassin Defeat Head Shepard Neloren, Foreman Llothan, the Hive Lord, the Cavern Patriarch, the Sentinel of Rkugamz, and the Cutting Sphere in Veteran [[Darkshade Caverns I] within twenty minutes of starting the dungeon. Timer starts when a group member descends into the caverns. 50 N/A
Darkshade Caverns II Vanquisher Defeat the The Fallen Foreman, Transmuted Hive Lord, Transmuted Alit, Gorbull the Transmuted, the Engine Garrison, and the Engine Guardian in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II. 10 Trophy: Engine Guardian
Darkshade Caverns II Conqueror Defeat the Transmuted Hive Lord, Grobull the Transmuted, and the Engine Guardian in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II. 10 Bust: Engine Guardian
Deadly Engineer Defeat the Engine Guardian in Darkshade Caverns II without anyone in your group activating an Engine Level. 50 N/A
Veteran Construct Slayer Defeat 800 Dwarven Constructs in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II. 10 N/A
Veteran Kwama Slayer II Defeat 200 Kwama in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II. 10 N/A
Darkshade Caverns II Survivor Defeat the The Fallen Foreman, Transmuted Hive Lord, Transmuted Alit, Gorbull the Transmuted, the Engine Garrison, and the Engine Guardian in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II, without suffering a group member death. 50 N/A
Darkshade Caverns II Assassin Defeat the The Fallen Foreman, Transmuted Hive Lord, Transmuted Alit, Gorbull the Transmuted, the Engine Garrison, and the Engine Guardian in Veteran Darkshade Caverns II, all within twenty minutes. Timer starts upon engaging the first group of kwama. 50 N/A
Show: Public Dungeons
Achievement Description Points Reward
Forgotten Crypts Conqueror Defeat all of the champions in the Forgotten Crypts. 50 N/A
Forgotten Crypts Group Event Eradicate the Kwama infestation and killt he Kwama Guardians in the Forgotten Crypts. 50 N/A
Forgotten Crypts Vanquisher Defeat three of the champions in the Forgotten Crypts. 10 N/A
Show: Quests
Achievement Description Points Reward
Deshaan Adventurer Complete 55 quests in Deshaan. 50 Swamp Anemone
Plague Eater Avert the destruction in Deshaan. 15 Hlaalu Gold
Tribunal Rug
Plague Ender Kill Merdyndril the Alchemist at Obsidian Gorge and put and end to the Llodos plague. 5 Touch of Plague
Temple Knight Free the Tribunal Temple from invading Daedric forces. 15 Tribunal Altar
Vox Slayer Kill Magistrix Vox at Eidolon's Hollow and restore peace to Deshaan. 15 Veloth's Reliquary
Show: World Bosses
Achievement Description Points Reward
Abomination Slayer Kill the corpse husk, the Abomination, at the Grove of the Abomination. 5 N/A
Bittergreen Obliterator Killt he guar, Bittergreen the Wild, at Caravan Crest. 5 N/A
Druitularg's Bane Kill the Dremora ritualist, Druitularg, at Druitularg's Ritual Altar. 5 N/A
Mabrigash Shade Destroyer Destroy the Mabrigash Shade at the Mabrigash Burial Circle. 5 N/A
Sharpfang Killer Kill the giant troll, Sharpfang, at the Dire Bramblepatch. 5 N/A
Short-Tusk Hunter Kill the giant kagouti, Short-Tusk, at Short-Tusk's Hillock. 5 N/A

Shalidor's Library[]

Main article: Shalidor's Library

Thirty-two books that are a part of Shalidor's Library can be found in Auridon and added to the collection. Books that have already been found in other zones will already be marked as completed in the zone tracker.

Fish[]

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
Cutthroat Trout Rivers Fine
Deshaan Chub Rivers Fine
Gibberfish Saltwater Fine
Gourami Lakes Fine
Ide Lakes Fine
Monkfish Saltwater Fine
Mouthbrooder Rivers Fine
Mud Lampray Lakes Superior
Mustard Eel Saltwater Fine
Old Man Gar Lakes Superior
Pikeblenny Saltwater Superior
Toadstool Tilapia Rivers Superior

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Appearances[]

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