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"I wish for you to activate the machine, make it to create ashstorms in Mournhold. Then these heretics will know the power of Almalexia"

Karstanghz-Beharn is a Dwemer machine that controls the weather of Mournhold, found in The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal.


Karstanghz-Beharn, loosely translates to the "Weather Witch",[1] was believed to be a myth until the opening of Bamz-Amschend in the center of the Plaza Brindisi Dorom, when the statue of Almalexia and Mehrunes Dagon was destroyed during "An Attack on Mournhold."[2] The device was created by the Dwemer, when, at the height of their civilization, they sought to control the weather, to create rain in times of droughts.[1]


A Show of Power - Tribunal

The Nerevarine powering the machine

The device is located in the Skybreak Gallery of the Dwemer ruins of Bamz-Amschend under Mournhold. When the device is activated with a powered dwemer coherer it controls the weather of the city of Mournhold. There are three levers next to it, facing a large rectangular hole in the wall of the Skybreak Gallery, where the depictions of different weathers can be seen. These depictions shift depending how the levers are positioned.

Karstangz-Beham - Tribunal

The levers and one of the weather depictions

There are ten possible positions for the levers, each one corresponds to a weather condition:

  • Blank (current weather)
  • Clear
  • Cloudy
  • Foggy
  • overcast
  • Rain
  • Thunderstorm
  • Ashstorm
  • Snow
  • Blizzard


A Show of PowerEdit

Almalexia wishes to demonstrate her divine might to the people of Mournhold by causing ash storms. The Nerevarine will use Karstanghz-Beharn to complete the quest.


There are two leveled animunculi protecting the device:



  1. 1.0 1.1 Dialogue with Almalexia
  2. Events in The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal
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