Online:Velothi Ur-Mage's Amulet

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This article is about the antiquity. For the achievement, see Velothi Ur-Mage's Amulet (achievement).

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Among the followers of Veloth were counted mages and spellsmiths of unparalleled skill. Their vision of overwhelming arcane might is woven, lattice after lattice, into this talisman.


1 item: Adds 1650 Offensive Penetration
1 item: Increase your damage done to monsters by 15%, gain Minor Force at all times, increasing your Critical Damage done by 10%, and reduce your Light and Heavy Attack damage by 99%.


  • Five fragments are required to create the item, all of which require a master-quality Lead in order to scry, and are classed as master difficulty to excavate.
  • You are required to be at least level 7 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight IV passive in order to scry Master difficulty leads.
  • Fragment Leads are largely found in the same zone as where the fragment is excavated, save for a few cases where it may be found in different zone.
Icon Lead Source Zone Codex Entry
ON-icon-fragment-Ebony Crossed-Sword Chain.png Ebony Crossed-Sword Chain World Boss daily coffers in Vvardenfell Telvanni Peninsula Ebony is a notoriously difficult material to work. But here the jewelsmith produced hundreds of fine links, interlocked in a martial pattern of tiny crossed swords. Ancient Dark Elf work, I think. — Reginus Buca What exquisite craftsmanship! Strong as steel, yet supple. The sword motif suggests this was a necklace or pendant belonging to a noble military commander. An ancient Hortator, surely! — Amalien You are both wrong. This chain dates back to the High Velothi culture. The sword-pattern honors Boethiah, Daedric patron to the ancient Chimer. The Hortators came later. — Ugron gro-Thumog
ON-icon-fragment-Gold Mandibular Cradle.png Gold Mandibular Cradle Camonnaruhn delve boss Telvanni Peninsula These curious prongs represent the mandibles of a large beetle, perhaps a shalk. It's a common design element in Dark Elf jewelry. This cradle secured a gemstone to a pendant or amulet. — Reginus Buca A common design element, perhaps. But the workmanship is far from common, my friend. Nor is this your typical gold. It is a rare gold alloy invented by the jewelsmiths of ancient Morrowind. — Ugron gro-Thumog Beetle motifs in Morrowind make me think of High Velothi mages. When Veloth led the Chimer to their new home, they drew inspiration from creatures they found there. Beetles came to symbolize knowledge. — Gabrielle Benele
ON-icon-pet-Firebelly Shalk.png Gold Shalk Clasp Scrivener's Hall trophy room chests Telvanni Peninsula How lovely and clever! The mandibles of this shalk-beetle chain clasp close and lock to secure a fine chain. The shalk is rendered in a beautiful red-hued gold. Something from Morrowind, I suppose. — Amalien That red-hued gold is a Chimer alloy dating back to early Morrowind. It fell out of use by the War of the First Council. The stylized technique, however, reminds me of ancient Altmer work. — Ugron gro-Thumog Ancient Altmer design motifs rendered with alloys found in Morrowind point to the High Velothi culture. Why, this predates the Battle of Red Mountain and Azura's Curse by hundreds of years! — Reginus Buca
ON-icon-pet-Blue Cloisonne Clockwork Shalk.png Ebony Shalk Mounting Runemaster Xiomara world boss Telvanni Peninsula Ah. An amulet in the form of an ebony shalk-beetle, although it's missing the gemstone and the prongs or bridge that would have secured it. Clearly Dark Elf work, but old. Very old. — Reginus Buca Beetles symbolized knowledge to the ancient Chimer. And shalks, with their sharp mandibles and fiery spit, symbolized dangerous knowledge--magic. This amulet was meant to ward off pernicious spells. — Amalien Not quite. Ancient Chimer texts refer to "those who wear the shalk." Apparently, the most powerful mages of High Veloth had amulets in the form of ebony shalks, and were granted the title "Ur-Mage." — Gabrielle Benele
ON-icon-fragment-Lucent Cabochon.png Lucent Cabochon The Underweave public dungeon bosses Telvanni Peninsula A strange, luminous gemstone unlike any I have seen before. The rounded face and flat back suggest it was once mounted on something like a pendant or amulet. — Verita Numida I can identify the gemstone. It's a lucent, a crystal found in the planes of Oblivion. They have the curious ability to store and discharge magicka. Some Daedric devices make use of lucents. — Gabrielle Benele High Velothi ur-mages, the most powerful sorcerers of the ancient Chimer, wore "a light upon the breast" for protection when dealing with Daedra. This lucent might be one of those very stones! — Amalien