Lore:Abah's Landing

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Abah's Landing
Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Hammerfell
Region Hew's Bane
Appears in ESO
Abah's Landing circa 2E 582

Abah's Landing, the Jewel of Khefrem,[1] is a harbor city on the eastern coast of Hew's Bane in southern Hammerfell. It is a major port on the Abecean Sea.[2]

During the period of Yokudan invasions of Tamriel in the First Era known as the Tavan Wave, Prince Hubalajad became the first to attempt to settle Hew's Bane (then known as Khefrem's Boot), seeing strategic value in its naturally protected harbor.[3] There, he established a small settlement. Originally little more than a soldier's camp, it would eventually grow into the walled city of Abah's Landing.[4] It was named after Ra Abah, a warrior who arrived there with Prince Hubalajad, who fought local Nedes to protect attacked noble, and was the first person to land.[5]

By the mid-Second Era, royal power in Abah's Landing had been entirely supplanted by a group of criminal cartels known collectively as the "Merchant Lords". The hinterlands of Hew's Bane were populated primarily by smuggler crews and Maormer pirates, with whom the Lords actively did business.[6][7] The city-state of Abah's Landing thus developed a deep rivalry with the kingdom of Taneth to the north, whose traders usually bore the brunt of this thievery they harbored.[8]

A local criminal gang known as the Thieves Guild was founded in Abah's Landing in the Second Era, and ultimately grew to become a Tamriel-wide organization.[9][10][11]



  • In early development, Abah's Landing was intended to be set on the smaller and much more luscious island of Cybiades.


  1. ^ Zabani's dialogue
  2. ^ Abah's Landing in ESO
  3. ^ In Defense of Prince HubalajadLady Cinnabar of Taneth
  4. ^ Hew's Bane loading screen in ESO
  5. ^ The Conquests of Hubalajad
  6. ^ Magnifica Falorah's dialogue in ESO
  7. ^ Abah's Landing Merchant Lords, V. 1Tamonir, Master of Secrets for the Queen of Taneth
  8. ^ Thieves Guild storyline in ESO
  9. ^ Zeira's dialogue in ESO
  10. ^ The Vault of Moawita quest in ESO
  11. ^ Thieves Guild in Arena