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Type Region
Continent Tamriel
Province Skyrim
Subregions Drajkmyr Marsh
Hailstone Valley
Skyborn Range
Frozen Coast
Karth River Forest
Hjaalmarch Hills
Appears in Skyrim, ESO
The symbol of Hjaalmarch
Hjaalmarch circa 4E 201

Hjaalmarch, or Hjaalmarch Hold,[1] is a lowland coastal hold in Skyrim.[2] Roughly half the hold consists of the Drajkmyr marsh,[3] south of which is the capital and only settlement Morthal (although some farms dot the tundra of Hailstone Valley).[2] The region is veined with waterways that empty into the Sea of Ghosts, and the Skyborn Range further isolates the area from the east and southern border.[4]

Hjaalmarch is home to the Karth delta,[5] also called the Mouths of the Karth,[6] where the mighty Karth River and the smaller River Hjaal empty into the Sea of Ghosts through a variety of intricate channels. The Deathbell flower is known to be abundant throughout the swamps.[7] Many ruins dot the hold, including the legendary Labyrinthian.[8][9] Combined with the fog that surrounds the marshes and the creatures that stalk the land (Wispmothers purportedly originated here), Hjaalmarch is considered one of the more mysterious holds in Skyrim.[8][10]

Hjaalmarch has the lowest taxes of the nine holds, but it is also the poorest hold.[3]

See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the Skyrim article.


  1. ^ Song of the Askelde Men
  2. ^ a b The Holds of Skyrim
  3. ^ a b The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Prima Official Game Guide
  4. ^ Map of Skyrim
  5. ^ Aslfur's dialogue in Hearthfire
  6. ^ Windstad Manor Charter
  7. ^ Herbalist's Guide to SkyrimAgneta Falia
  8. ^ a b Events of Skyrim.
  9. ^ A Minor Maze
  10. ^ The WispmotherMathias Etienne
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