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"The ashfall from the volcanoes of the Velothi Mountains and from great Ash Mountain itself is Stonefalls' bane and benefit, fertilizing the soil where the land isn't too arid to grow crops. It was here that the recent invading army from Akavir met its bloody end."
―Stonefalls Loading Screen[src]


Stonefalls is a zone in central Morrowind. This diverse zone features landscapes ranging from fungal forests to barren volcanic crags.[1] The ashfall from the volcanoes of the Velothi Mountains and from great Ash Mountain itself is Stonefalls' bane and benefit, fertilizing the soil where the land isn't too arid to grow crops. It was here that the recent invading army from Akavir, led by Dir-Kamal in 2E 572, met its bloody end.

The Nords of Eastern Skyrim led by Jorunn and Wulfharth, the Dunmer led by Almalexia, and a phalanx of Argonian shellbacks, led by a trio of reptilian battlemages, broke the Akaviri line and drove them into the sea, where they drowned by the thousands.[2][3]

Stonefalls is the first zone that Ebonheart Pact players visit after escaping Coldharbour.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Stonefalls' geography varies from place to place. Daen Seeth, a region in the east, is home to the great volcano Ash Mountain which is constantly erupting, and thus the surrounding land is burned and charred, but in the city of Davon's Watch, not far off from Ash Mountain, the land is green and hilly with fungal features, like the neighboring zone Bal Foyen.

Zabamat and Varanis, regions in the west and in central Stonefalls respectively, are mostly hilly, barren volcanic landscapes. Another great volcano, the Tormented Spire, looms over the city of Kragenmoor in the southwest, but unlike Ash Mountain, it is not constantly churning out molten rock and lava. In northern Zabamat lies the Ebonheart Pact-owned Fort Virak, which protects the border with Skyrim from the wild creatures of Stonefalls. Also in Zabamat is the Fungal Grotto, the enormous base of the Murkwater Goblins and a hidden shrine to Mephala.

In Varanis, the central region of Stonefalls, lies the city of Ebonheart, which is home to a large population of Argonians, who are highly distrustful of the Dunmer living in the city.

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Crypts, Battlefields and Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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Wayshrines[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

Main article: Stonefalls Quests

Main Quest[edit | edit source]

These are all the quests belonging to the Ebonheart Pact Main Story that take place or are received in Stonefalls.

The Harborage[edit | edit source]

Locate The Prophet at the safe haven known as the Harborage outside Davon's Watch so he may tell you of the events that have led up to the Planemeld, Molag Bal's dark plot to merge Nirn with Oblivion into a single, nightmarish hellscape.

Legacy of the Ancestors[edit | edit source]

Davon's Watch is under siege by Covenant troops, but Sergeant Holgunn says that Lord Tanval of House Indoril has a plan. Visit Tanval to be briefed on the plan.

Delaying the Daggers[edit | edit source]

After readying things for Tanval, march out of the eastern gates with Holgunn to meet the Covenant troops and destroy both them and their siege equipment.

City Under Siege[edit | edit source]

The attack on the eastern gate was a ruse! Covenant troops have scaled the northern cliffs into the city and are fighting on the streets. Reach Tanval and defend him while he summons the ancient beast Balreth, the Brother of Strife.

Quiet the Ringing Bell[edit | edit source]

With the Covenant forces utterly decimated, it is time to return Balreth to his prison. Tanval sends you to his son Garyn Indoril at a base camp beneath Ash Mountain.

Mystery of Othrenis[edit | edit source]

Garyn Indoril believes the spirit of a long-dead mage may know the secret to imprisoning Balreth again. An Argonian scout named Onuja has already left for the ruins of Othrenis.

Wake the Dead[edit | edit source]

You find Onuja outside Othrenis, and she hopes to contact the long-dead Chimer mage Mavos Siloreth, who once bound Balreth in the past when he was last unshackled.

Rending Flames[edit | edit source]

Mavos has been awakened. He is angry at being disturbed from his sleep but agrees to help in the binding of Balreth. However, he's been dead for so long he can't remember how he bound Balreth in the original ceremony. He is going to perform a ritual to show the Vestige a vision of the past so that they can witness how Balreth was bound.

To Ash Mountain[edit | edit source]

With the help of Mavos' vision, the Vestige now knows how to return Balreth to his prison. The Vestige and Onuja return to the Pact forces at Ash Mountain as they prepare to storm the mountain and summon the Guardians so that Balreth can be bound once again.

Close the Scamp Caves[edit | edit source]

The forces have been met with heavy resistance from Daedra, Scamps in particular. Close the Scamp caves so the soldiers can further muscle their way up to the summit of the mountain.

Restoring the Guardians[edit | edit source]

Summon the Guardians of Ash Mountain so that they can assist you in banishing Balreth once again.

The Death of Balreth[edit | edit source]

Enter the mountain's fiery heart with Garyn and finally destroy Balreth so that he may no longer threaten Stonefalls again.

In With the Tide[edit | edit source]

Balreth is defeated and the soldiers are celebrating their victory, but the Argonian seer Walks-in-Ash has heard reports of a massive Covenant invasion force landing to the west of Ebonheart City, in a land coral maze known as Vivec's Antlers. Report to Captain Arethil at the Pact forward camp near Vivec's Antlers to be briefed on what's happening.

Daughter of Giants[edit | edit source]

The Prophet has asked you to come to the Harborage. He has located Lyris within Coldharbour. Enter the dark realm and bring her back to Tamriel so she may assist you in bringing down Molag Bal and his Planemeld.

The Coral Heart[edit | edit source]

The Pact is barely holding its ground against the Covenant forces under the command of the powerful sorceress Alexandra Conele. The Covenant are after an extremely powerful artifact known as the Coral Heart, which could be used to unleash the other, even more powerful Brother of Strife upon the Pact - Sadal.

To Fort Virak[edit | edit source]

Conele has been defeated and the Coral Heart has been saved. Upon hearing the news of her death, the Covenant troops have retreated. However, Walks-in-Ash has received word that Fort Virak has fallen to the Covenant and Skyrim has been cut off from the rest of the Pact. Reach the fort with reinforcements and report to the forward camp outside the garrison.

Breaking Fort Virak[edit | edit source]

The Pact troops have noticed something strange with the Covenant soldiers they have killed. Upon further investigation, it is revealed that General Serien is resurrecting them as undead! Break into the fort through the underground tunnels.

Evening the Odds[edit | edit source]

Launch a surprise attack from the tunnels, open the main gates and secure the courtyard so the main assault force can retake Fort Virak.

The General's Demise[edit | edit source]

Fort Virak has been retaken with minimal casualties. All that remains is to kill the necromancer General Serien, the leader of the Covenant invasion of Stonefalls.

City at the Spire[edit | edit source]

General Serien is dead, but at a great cost. In his final moments, Serien used his dark magic to kill Garyn, enraging Tanval, who attacks Holgunn and exclaims "The Daggerfall Covenant took my son!" He storms out of the keep with the Coral Heart in hand, and Sergeant Holgunn tells you that Tanval is planning to use the Coral Heart to release Sadal, the second Brother of Strife. He says that Tanval has gone mad. Go to Grandmaster Omin of House Dres in Kragenmoor so you and the Pact forces can access the Spire and stop Tanval.

Saving the Son[edit | edit source]

Tanval had arrived earlier than the Pact soldiers and has already started making his way to the Spire and bypassing the wards that prevent him from getting in. In exchange for one of the keys to dispel the wards, Omin asks you to find where his son is being held captive by Tanval's men.

Vengeance for House Dres[edit | edit source]

Tanval's men are occupying Kragenmoor. Omin asks the Pact soldiers to help him drive them out of the city.

To the Tormented Spire[edit | edit source]

The time has come to ascend the Tormented Spire and stop Tanval from unleashing the fury of Sadal upon Stonefalls.

Climbing the Spire[edit | edit source]

Tanval is already at the summit and is beginning the process of summoning Sadal! You, Holgunn and the soldiers must defeat his men and hurry to the summit before it's too late!

Opening the Portal[edit | edit source]

Sadal has almost been completely unshackled, and he cannot be re-shackled without the help of the Guardians. Mavos comes to help you summon the guardians to imprison Sadal.

Sadal's Final Defeat[edit | edit source]

As you confront him, Tanval finishes the summoning of Sadal and he is now unshackled! Stop the ancient beast with the help of Holgunn and the Guardians before it destroys Morrowind!

The Aftermath[edit | edit source]

The powerful beast Sadal has been shackled within the mountain once again, but at a great cost. As he was unshackled, Sadal mortally wounded Tanval and immediately killed him. The Vestige, Walks-in-Ash and Holgunn exited Sadal's prison. Once they were outside, Tanval's spirit appeared and apologized for his madness, naming Holgunn as leader of the Pact forces in Stonefalls. He and Walks-in-Ash say farewell to the Vestige, hoping that they will cross paths again some day.

As you go to leave, the Prophet brings you to the Harborage.

Chasing Shadows[edit | edit source]

A Worm Cult agent is infiltrating Davon's Watch. Upon further investigating the matter, it is revealed that the agent has a connection to Chancellor Abnur Tharn, one of the Five Companions. Find the agent and interrogate him on Abnur's whereabouts.

A Letter For Deshaan (End of Act I)[edit | edit source]

You hear reports of a deadly plague ravaging the region of Deshaan to the south, and it is suspected that a far-reaching group of necromancers known as the Maulborn are involved. Even the great city of Mournhold, capital of the Ebonheart Pact, is at risk. Head to the town of Serkamora in northern Deshaan and investigate further.

Side Quests[edit | edit source]

A Beginning at Bleakrock[edit | edit source]

You have heard that Bleakrock Isle is facing some problems. Sail there and seek out Captain Rana.

Exquisite Tears[edit | edit source]

"Procure" a rare bottle of wine for Naril.

The Wizard's Tome[edit | edit source]

Bring a wizard's spellbook back from his thieving apprentice.

Hilan's Invitation[edit | edit source]

Hilan of the Fighters Guild has asked you to enlist with his organization of mercenaries.

Rudrasa's Invitation[edit | edit source]

Rudrasa of the Mages Guild has asked you to join with her organization of sorcerers.

One of the Undaunted[edit | edit source]

Kailstig the Axe of the Undaunted has asked you to join with his merry band of like-minded adventurers.

Anchors from the Harbor[edit | edit source]

Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors has asked you to meet up with fellow guildmates Merric at-Aswala and Aelif in order to track down one of Molag Bal's cultists - Doshia.

Long Lost Lore[edit | edit source]

Valaste tasks the Vestige with finding a nearby ruin which could hold vast reserves of ancient knowledge for the Mages Guild.

Kings of the Grotto (Group Quest)[edit | edit source]

Before you can officially become one of the Undaunted, Kailstig has tasked you and your allies with clearing out whatever threat lies within the Fungal Grotto to the west.

A Son's Promise[edit | edit source]

Find Telbaril Oran find his father and help them escape from Crow's Wood.

Decree of the Court[edit | edit source]

Pay the strange toll to have safe passage through Crow's Wood.

Through the Aftermath[edit | edit source]

The spirits of an ancient battlefield have been risen and bound to this plane of existence.

Enslaved in Death[edit | edit source]

Ix-Utha and the other saxhleel have not returned willingly - the Chimer refused to release their souls to Aetherius.

Giving for the Greater Good[edit | edit source]

Find a Kwama Cap Mushroom for Reesa so she may give herself to restore the Starved Plain.

The Fate of a Friend[edit | edit source]

Help Shuldrashi find her Argonian friend.

Proving Trust[edit | edit source]

A volcanic eruption has devastated the town of Senie. The townsfolk are wounded, but distrust between Dark Elves and Argonians delay efforts to heal them.

Percussive Ranching[edit | edit source]

Bring Drelden's lost kwama back to his mine.

Quieting a Heart[edit | edit source]

Bala, an Ashlander, is searching for her deceased lover. In life, he was part of House Dres, so their status kept them apart. They promised each other to unite in death, but now, she can't find his tomb.

Suspicious Silence[edit | edit source]

Covenant troops are massing to the north of Fort Arand. Fort-Captain Hjolm says that they don't have the numbers for a full frontal assault, but believes they may be co-ordinating an attack with a second flank. Infiltrate the Covenant camp and find out what they're up to.

The Venom of Ahknara[edit | edit source]

You return with the plans to Captain Hjolm, but he has died under suspicious circumstances, and the safety of the recruits within the fort is threatened. Captain Llaari has hatched a plan to respond to the threat.

Desperate Souls[edit | edit source]

A group of rogue Dunmer not loyal to the Ebonheart Pact are enslaving Argonians at a mine near Ash Mountain. A Daedra is believed to be sending the poor slaves into Oblivion.

Cleansing the Past[edit | edit source]

Help Priestess Brela put the casualties of the Second Akaviri Invasion to rest at Vivec's Antlers.

Restoring Order[edit | edit source]

The citizens of Ebonheart City are highly distrustful of each other because of their racial differences and bad histories with one another. Help to ease the tensions in the city and get the citizens to trust each other so that they can stand united against the threat of the Covenant, and uncover who has caused all this squabbling.

A Bit of Sport[edit | edit source]

(Part of "Restoring Order") The Nords of Ebonheart City do not like the Dunmer, whom they sneeringly refer to as "fancy lads," and thus they have refused to join the defense of Ebonheart. Get them to trust the Dunmer.

Night of the Soul[edit | edit source]

(Part of "Restoring Order") The Dunmer of Ebonheart City are afraid of the Covenant invasion, and they have turned to Disciple Sildras for help and comfort. Sildras, however, believes that the Tribunal has rejected the town, and his gloom is affected the citizens' morale. Speak to each of the three gods of the Tribunal through their shrines and let Sildras know that they have not abandoned the Dunmer.

The Sapling[edit | edit source]

(Part of "Restoring Order") The Argonians believe that their transplanted Hist tree has been poisoned and they blame the Dunmer for doing it. Zasha-Ja wants to fertilize the Hist Tree to encourage its growth and find out what has happened to the tree.

Savages of Stonefalls[edit | edit source]

The wilderness of Stonefalls is filled with predators and hostile creatures. The citizens of the region would sleep better knowing the most notorious ones are dead. Help an Ashlander to hunt down the worst, most infamous beasts and bring back their heads for a reward.

Taking the Tower[edit | edit source]

You encounter Naril Heleran once again in Ebonheart City, and he has asked for assistance on yet another wine-related "business venture." Go the local inn and "procure" a bottle of White-Gold Tower for him.

Peril at the Pools[edit | edit source]

Recovering the Guar[edit | edit source]

The Truth about Spiders[edit | edit source]

Protecting the Hall[edit | edit source]

Kinsman's Revenge[edit | edit source]

A Goblin's Affection[edit | edit source]

Waylaid Wine Merchant[edit | edit source]

Stem the Tide[edit | edit source]

Darkvale Brews[edit | edit source]

An Unwanted Twin[edit | edit source]

Shattering Mirror[edit | edit source]

A Story Told in Footprints[edit | edit source]

From the Wastes[edit | edit source]

Divine Favor[edit | edit source]

Undermined[edit | edit source]

The Curse of Heimlyn Keep[edit | edit source]

Hunting Invaders[edit | edit source]

A Storm Broken[edit | edit source]

Enlightenment Needs Salt[edit | edit source]

This One's Classic[edit | edit source]

A Gathering of Guar[edit | edit source]

Lighting the Shadows (Group Quest)[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Stonefalls is the first zone that Ebonheart Pact players visit, just after the Coldharbour introduction.
  • There is a boatswain at the docks in the city of Davon's Watch to take players to Bleakrock Isle, just off the coast of Skyrim.

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