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Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Morrowind
Region Redoran
Appears in Arena
The province of Morrowind

Blacklight is a major Redoran city on the northwestern coast of mainland Morrowind, close to the border of Skyrim. Across the Inner Sea to the northeast is the island of Solstheim, to the south are the Western Highlands and a good road west connects through the Dunmeth Pass to the Nord city of Windhelm.

During Tiber Septim's campaign to conquer Morrowind, he used the area west of Blacklight as a staging ground due to the relatively weak Dunmer defenses here.[1] Blacklight is further mentioned in the books on King Edward. Blacklight remained standing following the catastrophes of the Red Year; in fact, it became the new capital of Morrowind after the Argonians sacked the former capital, Mournhold.[2] The Council of Great Houses meets there at the Rootspire.[3] House Redoran has substantially improved the city over the Third and Fourth Eras, and its grandeur is said to rival Mournhold at its peak.[3]


  • Arena was originally conceived as a fighting game featuring a tournament that took the player to each of Tamriel's cities to challenge different gladiatorial teams. According to a file from that stage of development left behind in the final game, Blacklight's gladiatorial team would have been called "the Dark Knights".[oog 1]


  1. ^ On MorrowindErramanwe of Sunhold
  2. ^ Adril Arano's dialogue in Dragonborn.
  3. ^ a b Cindiri Arano's dialogue during Dragonborn.

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. ^ Original TES: Arena texts at the Imperial Library
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