Lore:Ayleid Ruins

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Garlas Malatar, an Ayleid ruin in Cyrodiil

Main article: Elven Ruins

Ayleid ruins are all that remain of the city-states and settlements of the Ayleids. They are a common sight in Cyrodiil[1][2] Valenwood,[2] and High Rock,[2] with some also present in Hammerfell,[2] Elsweyr,[2] and Black Marsh.[2] Most of these ruins still have functioning welkynd and varla stones.

Many Ayleid settlements continue to be inhabited even after the disappearance of the Ayleids. They often serve as lairs for outcasts such as bandits and necromancers, while some, such as the Imperial City and Stormhold, have been renovated and function as modern settlements.

Known Ayleid Ruins[edit]

A map showing the rough locations of most Ayleid ruins in Tamriel
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Translated Names[edit]

Below are the names (and their translated meanings, where available) of Ayleid settlements throughout Tamriel.

  • Nen Ria - Water (?)
  • Nenyond Twyll - Graywater Well
  • Par Molag - "Fire Fist/Grip"[12]
  • Pelda Tarn - (?) Delve
  • Relleis Lor - Dark River
  • Rielle - Beauty (from the term "Tam-riel")
  • Sardavar Leed - (this settlement was formerly called Sard[13])
  • Sercen - Earth
  • Silaseli - Shining Halls
  • Silyanorn - lit. acorn, used by Barsaebic to mean library[10]
  • Trumbe - (possibly related to the Falmeri "trumbi", meaning "[the] protections [of]")
  • Twyllvarlais - Well of Stars [14]
  • Varsa Baalim
    • Cava Arpenia - [the] nobility
  • Veawend Ede - Sea Journey's End[15]
  • Veyond - (?) Gray
  • Vindasel - (?) Hall
  • Welke - (possibly related to "Wel", meaning "child", and "Welkynd")
  • Wendelbek - Journey of El Bek (?)
  • Wendir - Journey (?)



  1. ^ Events of Oblivion
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Events of ESO
  3. ^ Breakneck Cave in ESO
  4. ^ a b The Song of Pelinal
  5. ^ The Remnant of LightBeredalmo the Signifier
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ayleid Ruin locations in Blades
  7. ^ a b Glories and LamentsAlexandre Hetrard
  8. ^ Bisnensel: Our Ancient RootsScholasticus Incognitus
  9. ^ Eld Angavar loading screen in ESO
  10. ^ a b c d e f g ESO loading screens
  11. ^ Cleansing of the Fane
  12. ^ Fire's Grip
  13. ^ The Adabal-aMorihaus
  14. ^ Irrai's dialogue in ESO
  15. ^ Ravenwatch Research: Veawend EdeCount Verandis Ravenwatch