Lore:Adamantine Tower

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Adamantine Tower
Type Tower
Continent Tamriel
Province High Rock
Region Isle of Balfiera
Appears in Daggerfall, ESO
Adamantine Tower (ESO)
The Adamantine Tower (Daggerfall)

The Adamantine Tower, also known as the Direnni Tower, Ada-mantia,[1] Adamant Tower,[2] Ur-Tower,[3] and Tower Zero,[4] is a tall, circular, and ancient tower at the highest point of the Isle of Balfiera in the Iliac Bay. The Tower was used as a fortress, prison, and palace by the Direnni Hegemony, but its true purpose has remained a mystery. The latest magical divination of its age places its construction around ME 2500, making it the oldest known structure in Tamriel. The tower has been modified several times over the years, but the cylindrical core of metal has not been touched and is rumored to extend as far into the ground as it does protrude above it, and its depths have never been thoroughly explored.[5]

After the Direnni gained power on Balfiera around 1E 461[6], they built a keep around the Tower's base. However there are even older catacombs beneath said keep, which the Direnni didn't build.[4]

According to historical lore of the Dawn and Merethic Eras, the Adamantine Tower was created by the Aedra as a place for discussing the creation of Mundus.[7] The tower was then used by the Gods for discussing the punishment of Lorkhan for his trickery of conceptualizing Mundus, the decision being to cast Lorkhan's heart from the tower and into the mortal world below.[8] When Magnus departed from the near-formed Mundus, the Gods that followed him abandoned the tower, leaving behind the secrets associated with it.[8]


  • The Adamantine Tower is also known as the House of We by its creators, the Aedra.[UOL 1]

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Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.