The map of the Province of Skyrim, with Eastmarch highlighted.

For this region in The Elder Scrolls Online, see Eastmarch (Online).

Eastmarch is one of the nine Holds of Skyrim, located along the eastern border. It is one of the four oldest holds in Skyrim, known collectively as Old Holds [1] The major city of Eastmarch is Windhelm, near the northern border. Ulfric Stormcloak is the Jarl of Windhelm and Eastmarch. Its symbol is a bear's head.

The Dragonborn can receive the title "Thane of Eastmarch" upon completing a series of quests and buying the house Hjerim in Windhelm.

Eastmarch covers much of Skyrim's eastern border with Morrowind. The surrounding holds are Winterhold to the north, The Pale and Whiterun to the west and The Rift to the south. Central/south Eastmarch is a volcanically active area, plains with steaming gas leaking in between cracks in the ground, colourful, mineral filled bodies of water, and geysers. The far west of the hold resembles much of the rest of central Skyrim, and to the north a mountainous tundra, where the hold's capital Windhelm lies. The east is composed of the Velothi mountain range, which extends down to The Rift. The province's border with Morrowind can be accessed by road a short walk up the mountains from Windhelm.

Lore: City Overview

The city slopes slightly northward and has different levels of elevation, with the Palace located at the city's highest pint, making it even more visible ad striking. The sky is always white or overcast, and fierce blizzards batter the city with alarming regularity. There's a lot on the minds of the city's residents these days. Skyrim is now in the throes of Civil War, and Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak leads the rebellion against the Empire. The Dark Elves in the Gray Quarter have grown increasingly disillusioned. Dragons have returned to the world and threaten to destroy Skyrim. And as if all that weren't bad enough, a mysterious killer has been stalking the snowy streets of Windhelm at night and has already claimed three victims.


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Nordic Ruins / Tombs

Dwarven Ruins

Daedric Shrines


Dragon Lairs

Guardian Stones



  • There is seismic activity in Eastmarch. There are geysers, cracks in the ground, and a faint rumbling can be heard.


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