On the border with Morrowind, the Shadowfen region has had more contact with Tamrielic civilization than most of Black Marsh—due primarily to the activities of the Dunmeri slavers who once operated out of the city of Stormhold. Now the Argonians are back in charge.
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Ebonheart Pact
Northwestern Black Marsh

Shadowfen is the northwestern region of Black Marsh.

It is a fetid mire, often fought over by the Imperial Legion and Dunmer slavers. The ancient city of Stormhold is located here, the source of the devastating (to non-Argonians) Knahaten Flu. Local creatures include giant snakes, fleshflies and wamasu, and diseases such as blood rot, the droops, and swamp fever are quite common. Though the practice of Argonian slavery was abandoned when Black Marsh joined the Ebonheart Pact, rogue Dunmeri slave traders can still be found roaming the marshes. Hist trees and ruined temples can also be found along the winding channels and dank foliage.

The region borders Morrowind to the north, and Cyrodiil to the west. It is also home to the Shadowscales, those Argonians born under the sign of the Shadow, and thus destined for a life in the Dark Brotherhood.




Farms and PlantationsEdit

  • ON-mapicon-Farm.png Xal Ithix — A farm in the southwestern corner of Shadowfen. (map)

Groves and MarshesEdit

Caves, Ruins and MinesEdit

Battlefields, Cemeteries and CryptsEdit


Group BossesEdit


Mundus StonesEdit

Points of InterestEdit

Player HousesEdit


Unmarked LocationsEdit


Quest MapEdit

Hushed Whispers
Three Tender Souls
Getting to the Truth
Scouring the Mire
Eyes of the Enemy
Trail of the Skin-Stealer
The Skin-Stealer's Lair
Cracking the Egg
Children of the Hist
Keepers of the Shell
The Mnemic Egg
Outside Interference
The Dominion's Alchemist
The Dream of the Hist


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Ebonheart Pact Story QuestsEdit

Reticulated Spine
Venomous Fens
Alternate Story Pointers

Reticulated Spine Side QuestsEdit

Leafwater Side QuestsEdit

Venomous Fens Side QuestsEdit

Dungeon QuestsEdit


Clue Location
Above the Mages' eye between the falls. Above the Stormhold Mages Guild (map)
Still shrouded by spray past a western rise. North of Stillrise Village, beside waterfall (map)
Sneak behind the relic-thieves' camp. (map)
Beside a bowsprit among pirates. Top deck of Alten Corimont ship, in a crate (map)
Ritual flames brew trouble in the mire. East of Percolating Mire, on top of rocks (map)
Where wisps waylay wanderers. Deep graves, on the south side of the pyramid. (map)
Like the sound of steam or snakes. Hissmir, atop temple (map)
Overlooking the murk of Xal Ithix. West of Xal Ithix, Atop temple & rocks (map)
Imprisoned in a crumbling tower. White Rose Prison, top of tower (map)
Peek behind pillars in Atanaz. Square room with tent in Atanaz (map)
Skittering, slithering, a tusk once whole. Broken Tusk, big room with Harvester (map)
Unearthed by an outlaw excavation. Chid-Moska Ruins, right corner bend, hidden (map)
Crown in hand, leave and look right. Gandranen Ruins, on left in first side room (map)
Climb, little kwama, to reach your goal. Onkobra Kwama Mine, top of walkway in big room (map)
Digesting in the belly of the Black Maw. Shrine of the Black Maw, big room in a niche (map)
Deep in the den of debauchery. Sanguine's Demesne, natural cave area (map)


A map of Shadowfen


Last modified on 16 January 2017, at 23:09