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Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Morrowind
Region Ashlands
Appears in Morrowind, ESO
Ald'ruhn's Under-Skar has always the main focal point for the town
The province of Morrowind

The settlement of Ald'ruhn (or Old Home in the Aldmeri Language) (sometimes spelled Ald-ruhn) was originally a sacred Ashlander meeting ground, built around the hollowed out shell of Skar, an Emperor Crab which in ages past had been defeated by the early Ashlander tribes.[1]

Around 2E 583 the Redoran noble Drelyth Hleran discovered that his family had a deep connection to Ald'ruhn, as his ancestor was the one who dealt the killing blow to Skar.[2] After finding out the truth about his ancestor, and earning the respect of the Ashlander tribes, Drelyth Hleran promised to allow them to continue practicing their culture there in peace.[3] The promise was clearly not kept by Drelyth's descendants, however, as by 3E 427, Ald'ruhn had become the seat of House Redoran's council, and all of the councilors had expansive mansions in Under-Skar, the manor district built in the hollowed shell of Skar. There were many smaller houses clustered about the giant shell, including both the Fighters Guild and Mages Guild. Representatives of the Thieves Guild were to be found in "The Rat In The Pot" inn, and on the east side of town was a large Tribunal Temple. The Morag Tong guildhall was located in a mansion in Under-Skar. Close to the south was the Imperial Legion fort, Buckmoth Legion Fort.

During the Oblivion Crisis, rumors that the city had been overrun by Daedra spread throughout Tamriel.[4] According to an annal of the Crisis, ancient rituals were performed to awaken Skar, the dread emperor crab, but the armies of Oblivion prevailed and the entire city was destroyed.[oog 1] The town was apparently being rebuilt when the eruption of the Red Mountain during the Red Year once again wreaked mass devastation.[5]

Buckmoth Legion Fort was the Imperial Legion outpost located due south of Ald'ruhn and west of the Ramimilk shrine, on the road to Ghostgate.

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ The Grave of SkarAnrunn Frozen-Cove
  2. ^ Ballad of Dranoth Hleran
  3. ^ Events of ESO Morrowind
  4. ^ Rumors from Cyrodiil circa 3E 433
  5. ^ The Red Year, Vol. IIMelis Ravel

Note: the following references are not found in-game. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ The Fall of Ald'Ruhn, The Imperial Library