Lore:Lake Amaya (Vvardenfell)

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Lake Amaya
Type Body of Water
Continent Tamriel
Province Morrowind
Region Vvardenfell
(Ascadian Isles)
Appears in Morrowind, ESO
Lake Amaya ca. 3E 427

Lake Amaya is a large body of water found in the temperate lowlands of Vvardenfell, in the province of Morrowind. Situated on the northern crown of the Ascadian Isles, it is found deep in the countryside from roaring cities like Vivec and villages like Pelagiad and Suran. Throughout the shores are small private estates and farmhouses, often owned by nobles of House Hlaalu. The northern shores contain the Fields of Kummu, the idyllic site of the Shrine of Humility, one of the Shrines of the Seven Graces which pilgrims of the Tribunal Temple often visited.[1]

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Lake Amaya is found on the northern edge of the region, not far from where the Ashlands begin. There have been several private properties around the lake, such as the Amaya Lake Lodge, which was built in an earlier, more expansive era in Morrowind's history.[2] Even then, some businesses flourished on Lake Amaya. Most of the time, it is plantations owned by powerful Hlaalu nobles, such is the case throughout the Ascadian Isles. More specifically, the Dren family have lived in a plantation on the lake for many years, as early as Mistress Rilasi Dren in the Interregnum,[3] to as far as Orvas Dren in the late Third Era.[4]

There is a myriad of fauna and flora that lives in and around Lake Amaya. From the typical Slaughterfish to the rare Shalk-Brother Crayfish, as well as other varieties such as the Hoaga Oto and the Pity Bombil, as well as the kollop mollusks, which are found at the bottom of the lake. There are also several plants like the Ash Laurel and poplar trees, as well as the Netch Cabbage and the Milkcap mushroom. The grapes of Lake Amaya are used by vintners to make the wine called the Tears of Amaya, some of the finest wine in the province.[5] The old smuggler's cave on the southern shore, Punammu is one of the very few places on Vvardenfell to contain veins of raw diamond.[6]

On the north-central point of the lakeshore lies the Shrine of Humility, one of the Shrines of the Seven Graces. Here, Vivec met a poor farmer whose guar had died. The farmer could not harvest his muck without his guar, so the Warrior-Poet took off his fancy regalia and toiled in the earth to help the farmer and his village until it was all harvested. On that day, he showed humility and so the shrine was built in his honor. Pilgrims would leave muck there as a memento.[1]


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