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For other uses, see Vvardenfell.

Vvardenfell is a zone in The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind released on June 6th, 2017. The region itself is a large island located in the Inner Sea of Morrowind home to various Dunmer of the Great Houses as well as Ashlanders, with the volcano of Red Mountain dominating the island's center. The zone does not extend to the Sheogorad region in the north.[1]


"Surrounded by the Inner Sea, the sprawling volcanic island of Vvardenfell dominates northern Morrowind. The ominous, ever-smoldering peak of Red Mountain looms over this strange land."
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While much of Vvardenfell has been populated by the Great Houses and their cities, including Balmora and Sadrith Mora, the city of Vivec is still under construction. While much of the city's vital infrastructure has been completed, several cantons are still being constructed, bringing industry and workers to the islands southern coast.[1][2]

House Redoran and House Telvanni are the dominant competing political forces on the island, with Redoran controlling much of the western holdings and Telvanni in the east. Because they are not members of the Ebonheart Pact, House Telvanni continues using and trading slaves, including Argonians, which has led to increasing tensions between the Houses.[2]


Main article: Locations (Online)

The following are locations accessible in Vvardenfell 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.

Wayshrines Dungeons Points of Interest

Wayshrine Icon Ald'ruhn Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Balmora Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Gnisis Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Molag Mar Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Nchuleftingth Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Sadrith Mora Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Seyda Neen Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Suran Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Tel Branora Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Tel Mora Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Urshilaku Camp Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Valley of the Wind Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Vivec City Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon Vivec Temple Wayshrine
Wayshrine Icon West Gash Wayshrine

Delve Icon Ashalmawia
Public Dungeon Icon Forgotten Wastes
Trial Icon Halls of Fabrication
Delve Icon Khartag Point
Delve Icon Matus-Akin Egg Mine
Delve Icon Nchuleft
Public Dungeon Icon Nchuleftingth
Delve Icon Pulk
Delve Icon Zainsipilu

Set Stations Striking Locales World Bosses Housing

Crafting Station Icon Marandus (Assassin's Guile)
Crafting Station Icon Randas Ancestral Tomb (Daedric Trickery)
Crafting Station Icon Zergonipal (Shacklebreaker)

Locale Icon Ald Sotha
Locale Icon Aleft
Locale Icon Ashalmimilkala
Locale Icon Falensarano Ruins
Locale Icon Hanud Tower
Locale Icon Holamayan Monastery
Locale Icon Shrine of Azura
Locale Icon Valenvaryon
Locale Icon Yasammidan

Boss Icon Dubdil Alar Tower
Boss Icon Missir-Dadalit Egg Mine
Boss Icon Nilthog's Hollow
Boss Icon Salothan's Council
Boss Icon Shipwreck Cove
Boss Icon Sulipund Grange

Housing Icon Ald Velothi Harbor House
Housing Icon Amaya Lake Lodge
Housing Icon Kushalit Sanctuary
Housing Icon Saint Delyn Penthouse
Housing Icon Tel Galen

Event Hubs

Event Icon Event Exchange

Unmarked locations

Pin Icon Addadshashanammu
Pin Icon Ald Redaynia [note 1]
Pin Icon Alen Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Almurbalarammi
Pin Icon Andalen Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Andalor Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Andas Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Andasreth
Pin Icon Andrano Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Anudnabia
Pin Icon Aralen Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Aran Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Arano Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Arano Plantation
Pin Icon Arenim Manor
Pin Icon Arethan Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Arkngthand
Pin Icon Arkngthunch-Sturdumz
Pin Icon Arys Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Ashimanu Cave
Pin Icon Ashunartes
Pin Icon Ashurnabitashpi
Pin Icon Ashurnibibi
Pin Icon Assarnatamat
Pin Icon Assurdirapal [note 1]
Pin Icon Bal Fell
Pin Icon Bal Ur
Pin Icon Baram Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Barilzar's Tower
Pin Icon Berandas
Pin Icon Bthuand
Pin Icon Bthungthumz
Pin Icon Cavern of the Incarnate
Pin Icon Dareleth Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Drath Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Dreudurai Glass Mine
Pin Icon Druscashti
Pin Icon Dulo Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Dushariran
Pin Icon Ebernanit
Pin Icon Endusal
Pin Icon Esutanamus
Pin Icon Favel Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Fields of Kummu
Pin Icon Firemoth
Pin Icon Fishing Lodge
Pin Icon Galom Daeus
Pin Icon Gimothran Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Ginith Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Gnisis Egg Mine
Pin Icon Helan Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Heran Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Hlaalu Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Hleran Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Hlervi Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Hlervu Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Hlormaren
Pin Icon Indalen Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Indaren Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Indoranyon
Pin Icon Kaushtarari
Pin Icon Ke'val's Grave
Pin Icon Koal Cave
Pin Icon Kudanat Mine
Pin Icon Kushtashpi
Pin Icon Library of Andule
Pin Icon Llando Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Lleran Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Maelkashishi
Pin Icon Mallapi
Pin Icon Maren Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Marvani Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Master Kharekh's Residence
Pin Icon Mawia
Pin Icon Mistress Dren's Residence
Pin Icon Mount Kand
Pin Icon Mzahnch
Pin Icon Mzanchend
Pin Icon Nchardahrk [note 1]
Pin Icon Nchardumz
Pin Icon Nchurdamz
Pin Icon Nerano Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Omalen Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Onnissiralis [note 1]
Pin Icon Pinsun
Pin Icon Ramimilk
Pin Icon Ravel Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Raviro Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Redas Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Redoran Garrison
Pin Icon Releth Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Reloth Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Rethan Manor
Pin Icon Ropefish Camp
Pin Icon Sadryon Ancrestral Tomb
Pin Icon Salothran Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Samarys Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Sandaro Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Sareloth Grotto
Pin Icon Sarys Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Savel Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Serano Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Sethran Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Shashpilamat
Pin Icon Shishara
Pin Icon Shrine of Boethiah
Pin Icon Shulk Ore Mine
Pin Icon Tel Branora
Pin Icon Tel Fyr
Pin Icon Tel Mora
Pin Icon Telvayn Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Thelas Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Thiralas Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Tusenend
Pin Icon Ularradallaku
Pin Icon Uveran Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Vandus Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Vassamsi Grotto
Pin Icon Venim Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Verelnim Ancestral Tomb
Pin Icon Yansirramus
Pin Icon Zaintiraris
Pin Icon Zalkin-Sul Egg Mine


Main article: Quests (Online)

Vvardenfell features a series of zone story quests and unrelated side quests. The zone story quests tie into the Daedric War overarching storyline and continues on to the Clockwork City, but it is not necessary to complete the zone quests for other zones prior to those in the Clockwork City. Side quests are non-sequential and can be completed in any order, except where one carries on from another, and repeatable quests can be completed multiple times: weekly for arenas and trials and daily for all others.

Zone Quest Icon Zone quests
Online Quest Icon Side quests
Solo Dungeon Icon Solo dungeon quests
  • To Tel Fyr
Trial Icon Trial quests
Companion Icon Companion quests
  • Adversarial Adventures NE
  • Between a Rock and a Whetstone NE
  • Cold Trail HI
  • Tempting Fates NE
  • The Lost Symbol HI
Online Quest Icon Prologue quests
Online Quest Icon Crafting quests
Online Quest Icon PvP quests


Random encounters
  • Aphia Madalas – A Dunmer woman shoveling excrement during random encounters.
  • Fendros Nolar – A Dunmer man who has lost his pet netch Rosy during random encounters.
  • Hlaalu Trader – A member of House Hlaalu who can be found with another house member during random encounters.
  • Pilgrim – A Dunmer on the road being attacked by a cliff dtrider.
  • Redoran Soldier – A member of House Redoran who can be found with another house member during random encounters.
  • Telvanni Mage – A member of House Telvanni who can be found with another house member during random encounters.
  • Traveler – A Dunmer male who can be seen on the road during random encounters being chased by a cliff racer.
Traveling merchants

Item Sets[]

Main article: Item Sets

Item sets are related armor and weapons that, when worn together, provide unique benefits. Overland sets can be acquired from world bosses, world events, delves, public dungeons and containers and as quest rewards; dungeon sets can be acquired from within group dungeons; monster sets can be acquired from the final boss of veteran group dungeons and Undaunted Enclaves; and crafted sets can be created at specific locations across the zone.



Main article: Skyshards (Online)

Eighteen Skyshards can be found in Auridon totaling in six skill points. 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. Skyshards will appear on the map and compass when the Vestige is close to one and will remain discovered on the map even if it was not collected.

# Description Location
1 At a small shrine where the road forks. On the road west of Matus-Akin Egg Mine.
2 On an isle facing the Sea of Ghosts. On the smallest islet east of Hanud Tower.
3 On a Dwemer overhang, above a river of lava. In the Dwemer ruin north from Nchuleftingth Wayshrine.
4 On an outcropping overlooking a grisly scene. Southeast corner of Esutanamus island, northeast of Hanud Tower.
5 In a hollow stump on the wetlands. On an islet halfway between Molag Mar and Tel Branora Wayshrine.
6 Withheld at customs and stored in the yard. By the Census and Excise Office in Seyda Neen.
7 In a stump on the northern shore of Lake Amaya. On the north shore of Lake Amaya, west of Suran.
8 In the heart of crumbling Daedric ruins. In Ashalmimilkala.
9 On a stranded rock in a river of lava. On an islet in the middle of a pool of lava south of Valenvaryon.
10 Beneath the Dwarven bridge. Underneath the bridge leading to Arkngthunch-Sturdumz east of Yasammidan.
11 On a treacherous path overlooking a sea of fire. Southwest path of the lavaworks in Nchuleftingth.
12 Heaped onto a card of stone left on a precarious perch. On the overlook of the Caverns of Kogoruhn in the Forgotten Wastes.
13 Nestled with glittering treasures where the red crystals glow. At the end of a tunnel from the eastern pathway in Khartag Point.
14 Hidden deep within a shrine to the Prince of Corruption. At the end of the passage leading south after entering the lower levels of Ashalmawia.
15 Where cliff-striders bask under golden rays in their den. In the northeastern cavern of Zainsipilu.
16 On an islet in the subterranean lake. On the islet in the middle of the water in the central cavern of the Matus-Akin Egg Mine.
17 In a cozy bandit's den. On the north face of the central section of Pulk.
18 In the deepest depths of a subterranean Dwemer ruin. On the southeast area of the depths of Nchuleft.


Main article: Achievements (Online)

Achievements can be earned by completing specific tasks such as completing quests and discovering locations. Achievements are separated into categories and their progress is viewable from the journal. Earning achievement provides the Vestige a number of points, and some achievements unlock unique rewards such as furnishings that can be bought from Achievement Furnishers or collectibles.

Morrowind Journal Icon Morrowind
Halls of Fabrication

Shalidor's Library[]

Main article: Shalidor's Library

Ten books that are a part of Shalidor's Library can be found in Vvardenfell and added to the collection. Books that have already been found in other zones will already be marked as completed in the zone tracker.


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.

Fish Source Quality
Ash Blindfish Rivers Superior
Firemouth Guiyu Foulwater Fine
Ghost Octopus Saltwater Fine
Hoaga Oto Lakes Fine
Netch-Hook Eel Rivers Fine
Oanna Foulwater Superior
Pilgrim Goby Rivers Fine
Pity Bombil Lakes Fine
Resdaynian Sailfin Saltwater Superior
Shalk-Brother Crayfish Lakes Superior
Sleeper Coffinfish Foulwater Fine
Weeping Pygmy Shark Saltwater Fine


On December 6, 2012, when asked how big Morrowind would be compared to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, ZeniMax replied that the game would take place on the mainland areas of Deshaan, Stonefalls, and Bal Foyen, close to the size of Vvardenfell. Zenimax stated "That's not to say adventurers in The Elder Scrolls Online won't ever be able to visit Vvardenfell." The pre-alpha map of Tamriel displayed Vvardenfell as a future zone.[UL 1] During the September 10, 2014 Writer's AmA, Lawrence Schick said that Vivec and Sotha Sil are "very busy and have their hands full," and that it will eventually be revealed what it is they are busy with, as Zenimax has big plans. As Vivec resides on Vvardenfell, this can be alluded to the future incorporation of the island.[UL 2]

After Public Test Server patch 2.4.0 added the Dark Brotherhood DLC,[3] 14 locations found on Vvardenfell in Morrowind were added to the data files, located in many areas around the island's coast.[UL 3] After patch 2.5.0 containing the Shadows of the Hist DLC was released, 60 new locations from Vvardenfell were found to be added to the data files, confirming each zone besides Red Mountain, Sheogorad, and the Ashlands.[UL 4] In the PTS 2.7.0 Homestead patch,[4] a large overhead map of Vvardenfell was found,[5][UL 5][UL 6] which showed most of the pre-existing locations already added to the files, as well as a few new ones. Only Sheogorad and part of the northern Ashlands were not completed zones.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ald Redaynia, Assurdirapal, Nchardahrk, and Onnissiralis are visible and present in the zone despite being located in Sheogorad and are not accessible.


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