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.
- 1 Background
- 2 Locations
- 3 Traveling merchants
- 4 Quests
- 5 Items Sets
- 6 Skyshards
- 7 Achievements
- 8 Shalidor's Library
- 9 Fish
- 10 Gallery
- 11 Trivia
- 12 Appearances
- 13 References
The capital of Malabal Tor is Silvenar which is considered to be the spiritual home of all Bosmer, and serves as the seat of power for the Silvenar, the "Voice of the People" of Valenwood. 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.
In the summer season, the walking tree city of Falinesti travels to the Summer Site. 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 and Dra'bul, respectively. The Maormer had also situated themselves on the coastal Tempest Island and battled the Aldmeri Dominion and Undaunted there.
- 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.
- Black Vine Ruins (delve)
- Crimson Cove (public dungeon)
- Dead Man's Drop (delve)
- Hoarvor Pit (delve)
- Roots of Silvenar (delve)
- Shael Ruins (delve)
- Tempest Island (group dungeon)
- Tomb of the Apostates (delve)
- Abamath (elven ruin)
- Belarata (elven ruin)
- Bloodtoil Valley (town)
- Deepwoods (grove)
- Dra'bul (camp)
- Falinesti Summer Site (grove)
- Fuller's Break (dock)
- Ilayas Ruins (elven ruin)
- Jathsogur (ruin)
- Jode's Pocket (camp)
- Ouze (ruin)
- Tanglehaven (town)
- Treehenge (grove)
- Valeguard (grove)
- Velyn Harbor (town)
- Vulkwasten (town)
- Wilding Run (grove)
- Chancel of Divine Entreaty – Alessia's Bulwark
- Matthild's Last Venture – Vampire's Kiss
- Sleepy Senche Overlook – Song of Lamae
- Four Quarry Islet
- Horseshoe Island
- Ogrim's Yawn
- Starwalk Cavern
- Supplication House
- Abamath Wayshrine
- Baandari Trading Post Wayshrine
- Bloodtoil Valley Wayshrine
- Dra'Bul Wayshrine
- Ilayas Ruins Wayshrine
- Valeguard Wayshrine
- Velyn Harbor Wayshrine
- Vulkwasten Wayshrine
- Wilding Run Wayshrine
- 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.
- Cirodros – Road from Dra'bul east to Vulkwasten
- Guilion – Road from Velyn Harbor east leading north to Ilyas Ruins Wayshrine
- Tellanil – Road west of Ouze leading north to Baandari Trading Post and south to Valeguard
- Amlion – Road north from Silvenar before Wilding Run Wayshrine
- 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.
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- Main article: Item Sets
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.
|Spinner's Garments||Light Armor|
2 Items: Adds Maximum Stamina.
2 Items: Adds Armor.
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.
2 Items: Adds Maximum Magicka.
|Tempest Island||Light Armor|
2 Items: Adds Weapon Critical.
|Tempest Island||Medium Armor|
2 Items: Adds Maximum Health.
|Tempest Island||Heavy Armor|
1 Item: Adds Stamina Recovery.
|Tempest Island||Monster Helm Set|
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.
2 Items: Adds Armor.
|5||Chancel of Divine Entreaty|
|Song of the Lamae||
2 Items: Adds Armor.
|5||Sleepy Senche Overlook|
|Vampire's Kiss||5||Matthild's Last Venture|
- Main article: Skyshards (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.
|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.|
- 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.
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- 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.
- A Nereid Stole My Husband
- An Accounting of the Elder Scrolls
- Ancient Scrolls of the Dwemer I-B
- Ancient Scrolls of the Dwemer VIII
- Ayleid Cities of Valenwood
- Flesh to Cut from Bone
- Green Lady, My Lady
- Guylaine's Dwemer Architecture
- Ode To The Tundrastriders
- Opusculus Lamae Bal ta Mezzamortie
- Pirates of the Abecean
- Tamrielic Artifacts, Part One
- Tamrielic Artifacts, Part Three
- Tamrielic Artifacts, Part Two
- The Adabal-a
- The Amulet of Kings
- The Battle of Glenumbria Moors
- The Book of Dawn and Dusk
- The Cantatas of Vivec
- The Cleansing of the Fane
- The Exclusionary Mandates
- The Five Far Stars
- The Humor of Wood Elves
- The Last King of the Ayleids
- The Order of the Ancestor Moth
- The Red Paint
- The Totems of Hircine
- The Voice of the People
- The Wedding Feast: A Memoir
- The Woodsmer
- Valenwood: A Study
- 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.
- 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,' Bal means 'stone'[UL 1] and Tor means 'hill.'
- Loading screens in The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Voice of the People
- The Truth of the Hunter, Pt. 1
- Events of "The Summer Site" in The Elder Scrolls Online
- Events of "Enemy of My Enemy" in The Elder Scrolls Online
- Events of "Reap What is Sown" in The Elder Scrolls Online
- Events of "Eye of the Storm" in The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Cleansing of the Fane
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