Old Mournhold is a location found in The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal.

Description[edit | edit source]

It is the ruins of the ancient city on which the whole of Mournhold was later built.[1][2] It is a large complex of underground tunnels and ancient ruins located under the city of Mournhold in Morrowind. Old Mournhold can be accessed from many trapdoors throughout the city. It is a very large labyrinthine series of sewers, tunnels, tombs and ruins. Several groups of assassins, bandits, Goblins and undead can be found within.

History[edit | edit source]

The temple shrine

Old Mournhold, being built under Mournhold, is said to be built over even older Dwemer Ruins and Daedric shrines.[3] At one point, mainland Ebonheart and Mournhold were a combined city-state. It was ruled by Clan Ra'athim, whose royal house held the High Kingship of Morrowind. It was then split into the two separate city-states when Queen Lian's twin sons were left as joint heirs.[4]

During the end of the First Era, Mournhold was known to be the capital of Morrowind. The Royal City of Old Mournhold was destroyed in 1E 2920 by the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon. Almalexia and Sotha Sil were too late to prevent its destruction, although, they succeeded in banishing Mehrunes Dagon back to Oblivion.[2]

Sublocations[edit | edit source]

There are four main areas: the Sewers, the Temple Sewers, the dwemer ruin of Bamz-Amschend and the daedric ruins of Norenen-dur.

The Sewers[edit | edit source]

These are large areas joined by sinuous corridors, often flooded ankle-deep, The further one delves deep into the sewers, the more likely to encounter hostile beings.

Palace Sewers[edit | edit source]

From the surface, the Palace Sewers can be reached through the basement of the Royal Palace. Doors lead to the Bazaar Sewers and the West Sewers. An underwater door leads to the Residential Sewers.

Residential Sewers[edit | edit source]

The Residential Sewers lie beneath Godsreach. It can be accessed through trapdoors outside in Godsreach, or inside some of the buildings here.

West Sewers[edit | edit source]

The West Sewers are a maze-like area accessible from the Palace Sewers or the Residential Sewers.

Manor District[edit | edit source]

Home of Dandras Vules and The Dark Brotherhood. It is mostly made up of the ruins of Moril Manor.

Bazaar Sewers[edit | edit source]

The Bazaar Sewers can be reached from the Great Bazaar through a trapdoor. Doors lead to the Manor District and the Palace Sewers.

Battlefield[edit | edit source]

The Battlefield is likely the area where the battle between Almalexia and Mehrunes Dagon took place. It is made of large caverns and is infested with rats and undead.

The Temple Sewers[edit | edit source]

These sections of the sewers is beneath and reachable from Mournhold Temple. It seems to contain, scattered throughout, many half buried ancient buildings. Many underground, maze-like tunnels and caverns form this very large area. The Temple sewers is one of the few places where Adamantium Ore can be mined.

Temple Sewers[edit | edit source]

Abandoned Crypt[edit | edit source]

Gedna Relvel's Tomb[edit | edit source]

Temple Sewers East[edit | edit source]

Temple Sewers West[edit | edit source]

Temple Shrine[edit | edit source]

Dwemer ruin of Bamz-Amschend[edit | edit source]

The unique Dwemer Ruins found under Plaza Brindisi Dorom, and accessible once "An Attack on Mournhold" has occurred.

Bamz-Amschend[edit | edit source]

Daedric ruin of Norenen-dur[edit | edit source]

From Bamz-Amschend, this Daedric shrine can be accessed:

Norenen-dur[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

Main Quests[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Bazaar Sewers[edit | edit source]

Moril Manor[edit | edit source]

Plaza Brindisi Dorom[edit | edit source]

Residential Sewers[edit | edit source]

Temple Sewers[edit | edit source]

Teran Hall[edit | edit source]

West Sewers[edit | edit source]

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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