"The Nibenay Basin grades from rolling farmlands by the river east to the rugged uplands of the Valus Mountains."
―Rumors in Cyrodiil[src]

The Nibenay Basin is perhaps the largest region in all of Cyrodiil, stretching from Cheydinhal to the Panther River, from the foothills of the snowy Jerall Mountains to the swamps of Blackwood. The region also borders the Heartlands and the Nibenay Valley to the west and the Valus Mountains and Black Marsh to the east.

Geography[edit | edit source]

The Basin is largely wilderness, with dense forests of a mix of coniferous and deciduous trees, jutting moss-covered rocks, and numerous lakes and rivers. It is also marked by steep, but not impassable, hills. In terms of flora and topography, the Basin is nearly indistinguishable from the Nibenay Valley.

A section of the Yellow Road passes through the Basin, as does the half of the Blue Road that leads into the Basin's only city, Cheydinhal. The Basin is home to Lake PoppadLake Canulus, the Reed River, and portions of the Corbolo RiverPanther River, and Silverfish Rivers, as well as several smaller, unnamed lakes.

Flora and fauna[edit | edit source]

The Basin's animal life is varied but fairly standard. Generally, Imps, Wolves, Timber Wolves, Boars and Mountain Lions can be found.

Plant life is also common. Look for Summer Bolete, Viper's Bugloss, Flax, Monkshood, Foxglove, and Ginseng. Nirnroot can be found in abundance along the Basin's waterways.

Locations[edit | edit source]

The Nibenese city of Cheydinhal lies in the far north of the Basin. Cheydinhal is a quaint, picturesque city with a dark underbelly. Follow the Blue Road away from the Imperial City to get to Cheydinhal. Alessia Ottus' Guide to Cheydinhal initially praises the city, noting its "broad green parklands, graceful willows along the banks of the Corbolo, neatly groomed gardens and flowering shrubs ... clean, well-trimmed houses and neat stonework, ornamented with striking designs in glass, metal, and wood." In typical Ottus fashion, however, she then writes, "But what lurks beneath this pleasing appearance? Crime! Scandal! Corruption!" and accuses Count Andel Indarys of murdering his wife.

Weary travelers can also find rest at the Imperial Bridge Inn, which lies on the north bank of the Silverfish River. The foreboding Cadlew Chapel sits on the banks of the Niben, very close to the Nibenay Valley. Cropsford, the early stage of a farm, can be found at the end of a path that branches off the Yellow Road.

Ayleid Ruins[edit | edit source]

Camps[edit | edit source]

Caves[edit | edit source]

Forts[edit | edit source]

Mines[edit | edit source]

Settlements[edit | edit source]

Lake Canulus in the southeast basin.

Points of interest[edit | edit source]

The Basin hosts two shrines, the Shrine of Peryite and Vaermina. For the flat-broke adventurer who is desperate to level up, a tent with a sleeping mat can be found northwest of Deserted Mine.

A Rune Stone sits on a hill east of Vaermina's Shrine — it is notable for the wide variety of flowering plants growing around it. Activating it will summon a Daedric Dagger and Gauntlets.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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