Daggerfall:Places

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Overview[edit]

Daggerfall's worldspace is, ostensibly, one of the largest in video game history; according to Bethesda, it rivals Great Britain in size.[1] This claim, however, is unverified, and calculations by fans have turned up various answers. Nevertheless, the game boasts a vast number of regions, and an enormous amount of unique locations. The wilderness between locations is based on a rudimentary heightmap, one pixel of which covers 800 in-game metres. Smaller details are randomly generated, whilst actual locations are pre-generated, and are consequently always the same.

The game world is divided between two Tamrielic provinces, covering most of High Rock, the northern part of Hammerfell, and the islands of the Iliac Bay. Spanning two different provinces, the game is quite geographically diverse, encompassing 9 climate regions and 44 different kingdoms, each with a different landscape, climate and culture; these kingdoms also contain unique vegetation, animals, inhabitants, architecture, temples, knightly orders and major powers.

Climate map of the Iliac Bay region as seen in Daggerfall

Mountains[edit]

Although Daggerfall possesses heightmap data, the amount of height variance in the game appears to be miniscule (excluding the 2D mountains which can sometimes be seen in the background skybox). This is due to the noise bump filter added to the ground, combined with the extremely short draw distance. However, it is possible to observe "mountains" at specific points in the game world, recognizable as sudden rises in the terrain elevation.

The first spot is on the Isle of Balfiera, as seen here:

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The second spot is east of the capital of Sentinel or south west of "The Silver Bird Pub":

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Regions[edit]

There are 41 continental regions and 3 island regions in Iliac Bay:

Map of the Iliac Bay regions as seen in Daggerfall

Unique locations[edit]

Daggerfall contains a total of 15,251 cities, inns, homes, temples, graveyards and dungeons. Contrary to the randomly generated wilderness separating them, these locations are all pre-determined. They are spread over the 44 different regions of the Iliac Bay; density varies depending on the size or importance of the region, ranging from the Wrothgarian Mountains, with 1,833 locations, to the tiny island of Cybiades, with only one. It is possible to sort these places of note into four main categories, following the in-game map labels: Dungeons, Homes, Temples and Towns. This article only lists some of the most relevant locations. A complete list of locations is included in each specific region article.

Dungeons[edit]

There are a total 4,229 dungeons in Daggerfall, which contain various enemies and block types. Depending on the location, they can include haunts, dens, laboratories, caves or graveyards, among others.

Homes[edit]

These include farms, isolated houses, manors, palaces and urbanized dead ends. There are a total of 4,400.

Temples[edit]

Temples can includes isolated altars, monuments or shrines, friendly covens, or "temple compounds" (Temples with several buildings surrounding it). There are 1,532 separate religious sites.

Towns[edit]

Daggerfall towns include cities, towns, villages and independent inns/pubs complexes. The total amount of Towns in Daggerfall is 5,090.

Note: Cybiades island and Dak'fron region in Hammerfell and Betony and Balfiera islands in High Rock, lack a capital.

Places of Interest[edit]

Region City Places of Interest
Hammerfell
Abibon-Gora Abibon-gora
Alik'r Alik'ra The Coven in the Marsh
Antiphyllos Antyphyllos The Coven of the Dust
Ayasofya Ayasofya City
Bergama Bergama City
Cybiades Ruins of Cosh Hall
Dak'fron The Kykos Coven
Dragontail Mountains Dragontail The Devilrock Coven
Coven of the Peaks
Scourg Barrow
Ephesus Ephesus City
Kairou Kairou City
Kozanset Kozanset City
Lainlyn Lainlyn City Lainlyn Cliffs
Mournoth Mournoth City
Myrkwasa Myrkwasa City The Coven of the Tide
Pothago Pothago City
Santaki Santaki City
Satakalaam Satakalaam City
Sentinel Sentinel City Castle Sentinel
Castle Faallem
The Fortress of Fhojum
Tigonus Tigonus City
Lastabia
Totambu Totambu City
High Rock
Alcaire Alcaire City The Alcaire Coven
Anticlere Anticlere City
Betony Cryngaine Field
Ravennian Forest
Yeorth Burrowland
Bhoriane Bhoriane City
Daenia Daenia City The Beldama Coven
Daggerfall Daggerfall City Castle Daggerfall
Castle Necromoghan
Copperton Tower
The Coven on The Bluff
Daggerfall Bluffs
Privateer's Hold
Dwynnen Dwynnen City
Gavaudon Gavaudon City
Glenpoint Glenpoint City Glenpoint Foothills
Glenumbra Moors Glenumbra
Ilessan Hills Ilessan Hills City The Glenmorial Coven
Kambria Kambria City
Koegria Koegria City
Menevia Menevia City Lysandus' Tomb
The Tamarilyn Coven
Tamarilyn Point
Northmoor Northmoor City
Orsinium Area Orsinium Stronghold of Orsinium
Phrygias Phrygias City The Skeffington Coven
Skeffington Wood
Shalgora Shalgora City The Daggerfall Coven
Tulune Tulune City
Urvaius Urvaius City
Wayrest Wayrest City Castle Wayrest
Grimdale Moor Woodborne Hall
Wrothgarian Mountains Wrothgaria The Wroth Coven
Shedungent
Ykalon Ykalon City Castle Llugwych
Iliac Bay
Hammerfell bay coast
Hammerfell sea coast
High Rock bay coast
High Rock sea coast Mantellan Crux
Your Ship
Islands in the Western Iliac Bay
Isle of Balfiera Direnni Tower
The Masoleum of Darkivaron


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Game Info" section: https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/daggerfall/