For other uses, see Molag Bal.
"Sometimes the prey turns and nips us. It's a small thing."
―Molag Bal to the Vestige when they close a Dark Anchor[src]

Molag Bal is the primary antagonist in The Elder Scrolls Online. He is the Daedric Prince of Domination and Enslavement,[1] also known as the Father of Vampires and the God of Brutality. He rules over the realm of Coldharbour.


Molag Bal's main agent on Tamriel, the necromancer Lord Mannimarco, is working with the High Chancellor of the Elder Council, Abnur Tharn. Using Daedric machines called Dark Anchors, Molag Bal is attempting to weaken the barrier between the worlds of Oblivion and Nirn, threatening to merge Tamriel with his Oblivion plane of Coldharbour.

The main questline of The Elder Scrolls Online involves the player, known as the Vestige, getting their soul back from the Prince of Slaves himself, Molag Bal.


Soul Shriven in ColdharbourEdit

"Well done, mortals. But this is the realm of death itself. The armies of unlife are endless!"
―Molag Bal[src]

Molag Bal claims the soul of the Vestige before the quest. After the Coldharbour Sentinel is destroyed—blinding Molag Bal—the gateway to the Prophet will be sealed off by him, forcing the party to find another way around. After reaching the Anchor Mooring, a visage of Molag Bal appears before summoning a creature known as the Child of Bones.

Shadow of Sancre TorEdit

A Dark Anchor opens, and Molag Bal's hand enters from it. He grabs Mannimarco and takes him to Coldharbour.

Council of the Five CompanionsEdit

A vision of Molag Bal torturing Mannimarco can be seen.

God of SchemesEdit

Defeat Molag Bal in Heart's Grief.





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