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Malabal Tor is the northwestern zone of Valenwood in The Elder Scrolls Online. It is the deepest heart of the province, where little light reaches the forest floor. The region is dotted by many ancient ruins and Wood Orc settlements. Three major cities are located in this region: the legendary city of Silvenar, the Baandari Trading Post, and Velyn Harbor. The Xylo River runs through this region.

Background[edit | edit source]

"Malabal Tor is the northwest region of Valenwood, on the coast of the Abecean Sea and the Strid River estuary. Its capital is Silvenar, the spiritual home of all Wood Elves."
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The capital of Malabal Tor is Silvenar which is considered to be the spiritual home of all Bosmer,[1] and serves as the seat of power for the Silvenar, the "Voice of the People" of Valenwood.[2] In the thickness of the region's jungle, where little light penetrates the trees, Bosmer hunters climb to the tops of the trees to see the stars in the night sky.[3]

In the summer season, the walking tree city of Falinesti travels to the Summer Site.[4] While most of the population of Malabal Tor are Bosmer, the Khajiit and Orsimer (Wood Orcs) also have a presence in the region at the Baandari Trading Post[5] and Dra'bul,[6] respectively. The Maormer had also situated themselves on the coastal Tempest Island and battled the Aldmeri Dominion and Undaunted there.[7]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Main article: Locations (Online)

The following are locations accessible in Malabal Tor 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]

Dark Anchor[edit | edit source]

Dungeons[edit | edit source]

Housing[edit | edit source]

Mundus Stones[edit | edit source]

Points of Interest[edit | edit source]

Set Stations[edit | edit source]

Striking Locales[edit | edit source]

Unmarked locations[edit | edit source]

Wayshrines[edit | edit source]

World Bosses[edit | edit source]

Traveling merchants[edit | edit source]

Main article: Traveling Merchant

Traveling merchants are characters who walk specific routes in the zone who offer merchant services. The vestige can buy general merchant items, sell any sellable item, and repair damaged armor for a fee.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Main article: Quests (Online)

Malabal Tor 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 Grahtwood before continuing to and ending in Reaper's March. It is not necessary to complete the story quests for zones prior to those in Grahtwood. Side quests are non-sequential and can be completed in any order, except where one carries on from another.

Show: Malabal Tor Story Quests
# Name Location Quest giver Reward
1 The Siege of Velyn Harbor Velyn Harbor Scout Arenwe N/A
2 House and Home Velyn Harbor Corporal Anerel
Lieutenant Ehran
3 One Fell Swoop Velyn Harbor Sergeant Linaarie Vest of Long Sight
4 The Drublog of Dra'bul Dra'bul Lieutenant Minangor
The Green Lady
5 Reap What Is Sown Dra'bul The Green Lady Axe of the Houndslayer
Skill point
6 The Hound's Plan Jathsogur Shaman Glazulg N/A
7 The Prisoner of Jathsogur Jathsogur The Silvenar Sapmagic Ring
8 A Wedding to Attend Silvenar The Silvenar N/A
9 Retore the Silvenar Silvenar The Silvenar The Hound's Helm
10 The Dark Mane Fort Grimwatch Lord Gharesh-ri N/A
Show: Malabal Tor Side Quests
Name Location Quest giver Reward
A Father's Promise Tanglehaven Treethane Dailithil Greaves of the Wolf-Father
A Nord in Need Baandari Trading Post
Dead Man's Drop
Battered Shield N/A
A Novel Idea Valeguard Farandor N/A
A Tale Forever Told Valeguard Shandi The Spinner's Weave
A Tangled Net Baandari Trading Post Eraral-dro Gold Coast Guantlets
Arithiel Abamath Aering
Arithiel's Ring
Awakening Treehenge Finoriell N/A
Back to Rest Ouze Moranda Gem Array Totem of Y'ffre
Blind Man's Bluff Horseshoe Island Captain Khammo Belt of the Sightless Pirate
Brothers and Bandits Black Vine Ruins Daine N/A
Buyer Beware Belarata Bataba
Blade of the Ayleid King
Skill point
Enemy of My Enemy Baandari Trading Post
Four Quarry Islet
For Everything a Season Cold Cave
Alphrost Frostbringer
Fulfilling One's Fate Ouze Spinner Gwilon N/A
Lost Daughter Tomb of the Apostates
Heirloom Vase N/A
Nature's Best Friend Dra'Bul Wayshrine Liane Shapeshift Slayer
Payment in Kind Bloodtoil Valley Mathragor N/A
Raise the Curtain Fuller's Break Salgaer Acrobat's Boots
Sacred Prey, Hunt Profane Treehenge Aniaste N/A
Shipwrecked Sailors Jode's Pocket Seaman Ambaran
Seaman Henaril
Shock to the System Bloodtoil Valley Yinz-Hei Sword of Sizzling
Something Rotten Vulkwasten Galithor
Rotmeth Sandals
The Captain's Honor Jode's Pocket
Ogrim's Yawn
First Mate Valion Storm Shield
The Dark Night of the Soul Treehenge Hengekeeper Lara Rootsong Amulet
The Hound's Men Deepwoods
Starwalk Cavern
Dagger of the Green Sister
The Maormer's Vessels Jode's Pocket Striker Aldewe N/A
The Misfortunate Minstrels Silvenar Laen the Doorwalker N/A
The Show Must Go On Fuller's Break Elandora N/A
The Soul Trap Abamath Ayleid Sarcophagus The Birthstone Amulet
The Storm's Call Ilayas Ruins Mariel the Ironhand Cuirass of Storms
The Summer Site Falinesti Summer Site Tharuin the Melancholy Helmet of the Planes
The Tale of the Green Lady Deepwoods Oraneth Valenwood Heartleaf
The Ties that Bind The Hunting Grounds Nilaendril Ulthorn's Regret
The Unkindest Cut Velyn Harbor Angardil N/A
Z'en and Mauloch Bloodtoil Valley Journal of a Z'en Priest Amulet of Z'en
Show: Malabal Tor Dungeon Quests
Name Location Quest giver Reward
Eye of the Storm Tempest Island Battlereeve Alduril Leggings of the Lamia-Slayer
Export Business Crimson Cove Peras N/A
Naval Intelligence Crimson Cove Glanir Glanir's Smoke Bomb
Note: Quests related to delves are categorized as side quests.

Items Sets[edit | edit source]

Main article: Item Sets

Overland[edit | edit source]

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
Spinner's Garments

2 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Magicka.
3 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Magicka.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Spell Damage.
5 Items: Adds 80 (Base Value) Spell Penetration.

Light Armor

2 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Stamina.
3 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Stamina Recovery.
4 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Stamina.
5 Items:Reduces the cost of your Werewolf Transformation ability by 33%. While in Werewolf form, your Weapon Damage is increased by 5 (Base Value).

Medium Armor
Thunderbug's Carapace

2 Items: Adds 34 (Base Value) Armor.
3 Items: Adds 34 (Base Value) Armor.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Spell Damage.
5 Items: When you take Physical Damage, you deal 114 (Base Value) Shock Damage in a 5 meter radius around you. This effect can occur once every 3 seconds.

Heavy Armor

Dungeon[edit | edit source]

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
Overwhelming Surge

2 Items: Adds 25 (Base Value) Maximum Magicka.
3 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Spell Damage.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Spell Damage.
5 Items: When you deal damage with a Class ability, you surround yourself with a torrent that deals 25 (Base Value) Shock Damage to enemies within 8 meters of you every 1 second for 6 seconds. 15% of the damage you deal this way is restored to you as Magicka. This effect can occur every 7 seconds.

Tempest Island Light Armor
Storm Master

2 Items: Adds 19 (Base Value) Weapon Critical.
3 Items: Adds 19 (Base Value) Weapon Critical.
4 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Weapon Damage.
5 Items: When you deal Critical Damage with a fully-charged Heavy Attack, you Light and Heavy Attacks deal an additional 35 (Base Value) damage for 20 seconds. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.

Tempest Island Medium Armor
Jolting Arms

2 Items: Adds 28 (Base Value) Maximum Health.
3 Items: Adds 34 (Base Value) Armor.
4 Items: Adds 34 (Base Value) Armor.
5 Items: When you block an attack, you charge up your arms, increasing your Physical and Spell Resistance by 107 (Base Value) for 6 seconds and causing your next Bash attack to deal an additional 81 (Base Value) damage. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.

Tempest Island Heavy Armor

1 Item: Adds 3 (Base Value) Stamina Recovery.
2 Items: When you deal damage, you have a 10% chance to create a thunderfist to crush the enemy, dealing 28 (Base Value) Shock Damage every 1 second for 3 seconds to all enemies within 4 meters and a final 196 (Base Value) Physical Damage when the fist closes. This effect can occur once every 8 seconds. The Shock Damage dealt from this set bypasses Spell Resistance.

Tempest Island Monster Helm Set

Crafted[edit | edit source]

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
Alessia's Bulwark

2 Items: Adds 34 (Base Value) Armor.
3 Items: Adds 28 (Base Value) Maximum Health.
4 Items: Adds 34 (Base Value) Armor.
5 Items: When you take damage from a melee attack, you have a 15% chance to reduce the attacker's Weapon Damage by 6 (Base Value) for 5 seconds.

5 Chancel of Divine Entreaty
Song of the Lamae

2 Items: Adds 34 (Base Value) Armor.
3 Items: Adds 34 (Base Value) Armor.
4 Items: Adds 28 (Base Value) Maximum Health.
5 Items: When you take damage while you are under 30% Health, you deal 88 (Base Value) Magic Damage to the attacker and healing for the damage done. This effect can occur once every 3 seconds.

5 Sleepy Senche Overlook
Vampire's Kiss

2 Items: Adds 3 (Base Value) Health Recovery.
3 Items: Adds 28 (Base Value) Maximum Health.
4 Items: Adds 4% Healing Taken.
5 Items: When you kill an enemy, you heal for 204 (Base Value) Health over 6 seconds.

5 Matthild's Last Venture

Skyshards[edit | edit source]

Main article: Skyshard (Online)

Sixteen Skyshards can be found in Malabal Tor 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 On an orbit of the storm sphere's home. At the top of the bluff by the Town Hall on the east side of Velyn Harbor.
2 The best view of Fuller's Break. Overlooking Fuller's Break to the south before Ilayas Ruins.
3 Unnoticed by a melancholy Elf. West of "Crossroad Trading" down the road and south of Tharuin the Melancholy.
4 Near the river, disentangled. Across the river north from Tanglehaven.
5 Seek seaward cliffs by the brewery town. North side of Vulkwasten by the cliffs.
6 Fell from a bridge fleeing Abamath. Across the south bridge on the river's shore from Tanglehaven
7 Search every nook to lift the Vale. South section of Valeguard.
8 Eyed from an islet in the river. South of Silvenar Vale Dolmen on the shore of the river.
9 Follow the sound of the wilding waves. Shortly south of Windshriek Strand at the end of the road.
10 Withered within the vine. Southernmost chamber of the Black Vine Ruins.
11 Dropped off when he still lived. Top of the northwesternmost section of Dead Man's Drop.
12 Property of parasites. Northernmost section of the Hoarvor Pit.
13 Fungus dwellers dig, far from home. Center section of Roots of Silvenar by the water.
14 Part of Arrai's spectral dominion. Southwest corner of the southernmost chamber of the Shael Ruins.
15 Haunted by heretics. Northernmost section of the Tomb of the Apostates in the water.
16 Held by red-handed bandits. Easternmost section of Crimson Cove on the northwest face.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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
Black Vine Ruins Explorer Explore and clear Black Vine Ruins 10 N/A
Dead Man's Drop Explorer Explore and clear Dead Man's Drop 10 N/A
Hoarvor Pit Explorer Explore and clear the Hoarvor Pit 10 N/A
Malabal Tor Cave Explorer Explore and clear all six caves in Malabal Tor 15 N/A
Roots of Silvenar Explorer Explore and clear the Roots of Silvenar 10 N/A
Shael Ruins Explorer Explore and clear the Shael Ruins 10 N/A
Tomb of the Apostates Explorer Explore and clear the Tomb of the Apostates 10 N/A
Show: General
Achievement Description Points Reward
Malabal Tor Angler Catch all 12 rare fish in Malabal Tor 5 N/A
Malabal Tor Master Explorer Discover and clear all six caves and striking locales in Malabal Tor 50 Silvenar Green
Malabal Tor Pathfinder Discover all of the striking locales in Malabal Tor 5 N/A
Malabal Tor Skyshard Hunter Find all 16 Skyshards in Malabal Tor 15 N/A
Group Dungeons
Achievement Description Points Reward
Burial at Sea Defeat Stormreeve Neidir in Veteran Tempest Island, after invoking the Scroll of Glorious Battle 50 N/A
Tempest Island Assassin Defeat Sonolia the Matriarch, Valaran Stormcaller, Talorasse the Speaker, Stormfist, Commodore Ohmanil, and Stormreeve Neidir in Veteran Tempest Island within twenty minutes of starting the dungeon
Timer starts when players engage the first group of Lamias
50 N/A
Tempest Island Conqueror Complete Veteran Tempest Island by defeating Sonolia the Matriarch, Valaran Stormcaller, Yalorasse the Speaker, Stormfist, Commodore Ohmanil, and Stormreeve Neidir 10 Bust: Stormfist
Tempest Island Survivor Defeat Sonolia the Matriarch, Valaran Stormcaller, Yalorasse the Speaker, Stormfist, Commodore Ohmanil, and Stormreeve Neidir in Veteran Tempest Island, without suffering a group member death 50 N/A
Tempest Island Vanquisher Defeat Valaran Stormcaller, Stormfist, and Stormreeve Neidir 10 Trophy: Stormfist
Veteran Sea Viper Slayer Defeat 550 Sea Vipers in Veteran Tempest Island 10 N/A
Veteran Tempest Lamia Slayer Defeat 600 Lamias in Veteran Tempest Island 10 N/A
Show: Public Dungeons
Achievement Description Points Reward
Crimson Cove Conqueror Defeat all of the champions in Crimson Cove 50 N/A
Crimson Cove Group Event Defeat Flat Tooth and his minions in Crimson Cove 50 N/A
Crimson Cove Vanquisher Defeat three of the champions in Crimson Cove 10 N/A
Show: Quests
Achievement Description Points Reward
Hero of Frond and Leaf Unite the Silvenar with the Green Lady 5 Wood Elf Union Trellis
Hound Hinderer Uncover the Hound's plan to lure the Green Lady to Silvenar 5 Wood Orc Dream Catcher
Malabal Tor Adventurer Complete 40 quests in Malabal Tor 50 Handfast
Matchmaker You restored the Silvenar and the Green Lady to their rightful place in Malabal Tor 15 Falinesti Green
Handfast Pedestal
Silvenar's Friend Save the Silvenar from his captors 5 Wood Orc Malacath Banner
Show: World Bosses
Achievement Description Points Reward
Bone Grappler's Bane Kill the strangler Bone Grappler in it's nest 5 N/A
Drowned Horde Decimator Destroy Thjormar and the Drowned Horde at Bitterpoint Strand 5 N/A
Dugan's Demolisher Kill the Orc reaver Dugan the Red 5 N/A
Green Vanquisher Kill Commander Faldethil of the Green Hunters at River Edge 5 N/A
Skullbreaker Kill Skullbreaker the sea troll at Windshriek Strand 5 N/A
Tallatta's Annihilator Kill the nereid queen Tallata the Lustrous in the Jagged Grotto 5 N/A

Shalidor's Library[edit | edit source]

Main article: Shalidor's Library

Thirty-one books that are a part of Shalidor's Library can be found in Malabal Tor 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[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
Abecean Halibut Saltwater Superior
Arowana Lakes Fine
Ghastel Bass Foulwater Fine
Inconnu Lakes Fine
Mrigal Rivers Fine
Ono Saltwater Fine
Ouze Toadfish Foulwater Superior
Sea Bass Saltwater Fine
Stargazer Foulwater Fine
Stonefish Rivers Fine
Strident Leechfin Rivers Superior
Z'en's Whitefish Lakes Superior

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Prayer To Y'ffre can be found in this region in Tamriel's Interactive Map.
  • Malabal Tor's name roughly translates to Highstone Hill. Mala means 'high,'[8] Bal means 'stone'[UL 1] and Tor means 'hill.'[9]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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