Oblivion, sometimes known as Hell, the Outer Realms, the Netherworld or the Nether Planes, is a realm within the Aurbis, and is mainly inhabited by the Daedra—Et'Ada who did not contribute to the creation of the Mundus.
There are at least sixteen major Planes of Oblivion, each ruled over by one of the Daedric Princes, and over 37,000 other documented planes, including chaos realms and pocket realities, although there exists far more than that. Most realms are maintained by greater Daedra, although some are ruled by mortals who have ascended to immortality—like the Ideal Masters. The realms of the Daedric Princes can be very extensive;
The 16 main Daedric planes along with the Daedric Princes they are associated with are:
- Apocrypha, Hermaeus Mora's realm.
- Ashpit, Malacath's realm.
- Attribution's Share, Boethiah's realm.
- Coldharbour, Molag Bal's realm.
- The Colored Rooms, Meridia's realm.
- The Deadlands, Mehrunes Dagon's realm.
- The Evergloam, Nocturnal's realm.
- The Fields of Regret, Clavicus Vile's realm.
- The Hunting Grounds, Hircine's realm.
- Moonshadow, Azura's realm.
- The Myriad Realms of Revelry, Sanguine's realms.
- The Pits, Peryite's realm.
- Quagmire, Vaermina's realm.
- The Scuttling Void, Namira's realm.
- The Shivering Isles, Sheogorath's realm.
- The Spiral Skein, Mephala's realm.
Each plane is different in appearance, depending upon the nature of its ruler. They can range from beautiful to desolate; some are even too strange for mortal comprehension.
The Odai River, also called River Odai, was a river running north to south on the island of Vvardenfell in Morrowind. It began in the West Gash region just north of Balmora and flowed placidly through the center of the city to the Odai Plateau. It then passed through the Ascadian Isles region before emptying into the Inner Sea at the eastern edge of the Bitter Coast near the town of Hla Oad. The terrain surrounding much of the river was mountainous and dotted with mines. A rough track along the western shore of the river connected Hla Oad with Balmora. It's unknown how the river was affected by the cataclysms of the Red Year.
Ogres Tooth Mountains
The Ogres Tooth Mountains are a range of mountains on the island of Stros M'Kai in the kingdom of Hammerfell. They are found to the west of Port Hunding and take up roughly a third of the available land area.
The mountains are notable for the Dwemer ruins of Bthzark. Its mines and other facilities delve into the southern half of the range, while the steam and gas harvesting system that powers the mechanisms inside lie above ground in the northern mountains. Two large bridges cross a pass that cuts the range in two, and the steam pipes cross with them.
Old Fort was one of the royal bastions constructed by the First Empire of the Nords to guard their southern frontier. Its tower walls were sourced from irregular prophryry blocks, which fit together without seam or mortar, as if constructed by the mythical Ehlnofey rather than men... Yet sure enough it was the engineering of the Nord people that built it. The Nord stonesmiths are said to have discovered a method of erecting structures of igneous rock soon after the reign of Ysgramor, which proved difficult for marauders to dismantle, as evidenced by Old Fort's long endurance.
Old Hroldan[nb 1] (formerly known as Hroldan) is a historical landmark in the southern river valley of the Reach, in the province of Skyrim. The land has frequently passed hands between the Reachfolk and the Nords of Karth. To the Nords, it is a historical settlement from the early First Era, possibly one of their earliest known footholds in the Reach in a post-Dragon Cult era, but to the local Reachfolk, the site was known as Hroldan Ring, and it was neutral grounds for the Reach clans to trade resources or share stories with one another. The site is known as Ahroldan in the Dragon language.
Old Run is a settlement found on the southeast quadrant of the Black Isle in the province of Morrowind.
Oldgate (also spelled as Old Gate) is a fortified border gate on the southern border of Rivenspire, a northern kingdom in the province of High Rock. The fort is the gateway into Rivenspire for the rest of the province and it works adjacent to Newgate, another keep on the Stormhaven end of the pass. It is also the home of a militia called the Oldgate Lancers, who swore allegiance to the Kingdom of Rivenspire.
Oleer Mar (or Oleen Mar) is a town in the southern areas of Solstheim, in the Ensleth Valley. It was established in the Second Era, over top the ruins of an ancient Falmer city that still remains intact. Hunting for elk, deer, and muskrey is good in the area because of a salt lick near the stream next to the town.
Olenveld is an island off the coast of Skyrim, a day's sail in favorable conditions from Winterhold.
The island originally hosted a significant city, although it was abandoned sometime in the Second Era. Tiber Septim used Olenveld as his own personal graveyard, lining its abandoned streets with gravestones. Eventually the island city was forgotten, and Olenveld disappeared from the maps.
After Hannibal Traven became the Arch-Mage of the Mages Guild circa 3E 431, he introduced a ban on necromancy in the guild. Forced to go into hiding, a group of necromancers set out to find Olenveld and its plentiful supply of bodies. After spending a week searching for the island, they set up shop in the old Mages Guild building and became somewhat well-known for their ability to preserve sickly children by turning them undead.
Necromancers still inhabited Olenveld several centuries into the Fourth Era. In 4E 201, two necromancers set out from Olenveld in order to open a portal to the Soul Cairn. They established themselves within Brittleshin Pass in mainland Skyrim, where they managed to acquire the Staff of Hasedoki via the local smugglers. They planned to release Hasedoki's soul from the staff to earn the favor of the Ideal Masters, although they were both killed by the Last Dragonborn before this could occur.
The Oliis Bay is a large body of water found in southeastern Black Marsh, forming the east coast of Murkmire. It was named by the Imperials when they laid claim over the province's coastlines. The city of Lilmoth is found at the mouth of the bay, where it connects to the Southern Sea.
Onkobra River is a fast-moving stream that runs into the dark center of Black Marsh from various points in the province. One of the river estuaries of the Onkobra runs around the city of Gideon, along a muddy and dysfunctional road. This estuary is found near the Topal Bay. There is another portion of the Onkobra in the region of Shadowfen, south of the port-town of Alten Corimont.
The Dark Elves had established a Kwama Mine called the Onkobra Kwama Mine, but when Argonian slaves were able to overwhelm their slavers, they took over the Kwama Mines in Black Marsh, including the Onkobra Mine. This, however, did not end successfully. All the while, armillary spheres showcasing the Aurbis etched in Onkobra Kwama Eggs were in circulation in 2E 582. Red clay of the Onkobra delta makes for very distinctive pottery.
The Orange Road runs west to east from Chorrol to Bruma. At its western end it joins with the Black Road; at its eastern end it links up with the Silver Road.
Orcrest is one of the eight-major cities in the province of Elsweyr, situated on the barren canyons of Anequina. Orcrest is known as the center of commerce in Northern Elsweyr, built atop of a plateau that overlooks the harsh desert of the Scar, with ancient walls and great bridges across the canyon. Orcrest was one of the original sixteen kingdoms of Elsweyr, known for their rogues and thieves.
Orsinium (which literally translates to "Orc-Town" in Aldmeris) is the city of the Orsimer and the provincial seat of the region of Wrothgar, which came to be known as the Orsinium Area in the late Third Era. It has been sacked and rebuilt many times over the centuries, as the Orcs are often at odds with their Breton and Redguard neighbors. Orsinium was first built in High Rock, straddling the boundary between western Wrothgar and Rivenspire. In the mid-Second Era, the city was relocated to eastern Wrothgar. In 3E 399, it was relocated again to a site between Wayrest, Menevia, and the Wrothgarian Mountains. By 4E 201, Orsinium had been moved a third time, farther south to an area between Hammerfell and Skyrim.
The Orsinium Area was a Third Era political entity situated in the Iliac Bay region, inhabited by Orcs and ruled from the city of Orsinium. It bordered Menevia, Wayrest, and the Wrothgarian Mountains. The Lyrezi clan was the predominant vampire bloodline in the region.
Othrenis (alternatively called Eagle Moor[nb 1]) is a necropolis located in the region of Stonefalls, within the province of Morrowind. Othrenis contains the remains of the group of mages that sealed the Brothers of Strife during the First Era. Their leader, Mavos Siloreth is kept at the largest crypt of the necropolis, which overlooks the entire area.