Online: Shrine of the Black Maw

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Since the inking of the Ebonheart Pact, the trade in enslaved Argonians has been outlawed … but it has not been eradicated. The slavers have merely gone underground—literally, in the case of those using the Ayleid halls of Varakun as their lair.
Elven Ruin:
Shrine of the Black Maw
(view on map)
Discoverable Yes
Completion Explore and Clear
Dungeon Yes
# of Zones 1
Skyshards 1
Peers-Through-Glass (Boss); Gargoyles; Varakun Cryomancers; Varakun Invokers; Varakun Predators; Varakun Thralls.
Rats, Slavers, Spiders
Reticulated SpineShadowfen
West-northwest of Stormhold
Crafting Stations
  • ON-icon-Cooking Station.png Cooking Fire (x2)
Shrine of the Black Maw

The Shrine of the Black Maw is an Ayleid ruin in northwestern Shadowfen, west-northwest of Stormhold containing vampires. The ruin was once known as Varakun, and was a base for illegal slavers. Recently, however, a group of vampires led by a former slave named Peers-Through-Glass have entered the ruin, killing all the slavers. A Free Argonian's Manifesto can be found near her. Other notable items here include a Skyshard and an Ayleid Well.

Clearing the Dungeon[edit]

Explore and clear the Shrine of the Black Maw.

To clear this dungeon and mark it as complete, you need to kill the following bosses:

ON-misc-Boss 1.png Peers-Through-Glass


There is one Achievement associated with this location:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-UD Recruit.png Black Maw Shrine Explorer 10 Explore and clear the Shrine of the Black Maw.



A map of the Shrine of the Black Maw
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