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Ul'vor Kus[edit]

Ul'vor Kus is the undersea kingdom ruled by the Sea Sload. Very little is known about the mysterious kingdom, but it's believed to be located somewhere in the Sea of Pearls.[1]

Ularradallaku[edit]

Ularradallaku (or simply called Ularra) is a Daedric ruin located on the island district of Vvardenfell, situated in the province of Morrowind. In its time, Ularradallaku was a temple dedicated to Mehrunes Dagon, the Daedric Prince of Revolution and Destruction. It has since been ruined, covered in overgrown plants. During the Interregnum circa 2E 583, Ularradallaku's ruins were used by the Circle of Champions, a guild consisting of the greatest gladiators and fighters found all throughout Tamriel. Ularra was one of the three battlegrounds used by the Circle, including Ald Carac and a quarry around Foyada Mamaea. Years later in 3E 427, the Circle of Champions had long abandoned the ruins, and so it was reclaimed by the elements, and the usual worshippers of Mehrunes Dagon. One such worshipper, Inganar, was one of the wielders of the Threads of the Webspinner, specifically the Glove of Sanguine Safekeeping. The glove was retrieved by an agent of the Morag Tong.

Underpall Cave[edit]

Underpall Cave is a natural cave network found along the Orange Road between Chorrol and Bruma, in the Autumn Range region of Cyrodiil's Great Forest. It contains a subterranean fort named Underpall Keep, as well as a large underground lake in a cavern known as the Reflecting Chamber.

Like all natural caves, the tunnels that make up Underpall Cave once served as the capillaries of Nirn, pulsing with the divine essence of the Aedra.

In 2E 512, a tunnel collapse sealed away the ruined fortifications of Underpall Keep, preventing any miner from re-entering that section for at least several decades. The keep was still buried circa 2E 582, when the cave network was taken over by a group of vampires known as the Bloodborn. Led by Raelynne Ashham, the Bloodborn took control of Underpall in order to raise an army of vampires and undead. Her brother, Gaston Ashham, was simultaneously raising his own in the ruins of Lipsand Tarn some distance to the west, and the two planned to meet in the Twilight Woods before sweeping all of northern Cyrodiil with their combined armies. A nereid known as Emelin the Returned also appeared in Underpall at this time. Both Raelynne and Emelin were ultimately killed by passing Alliance War soldiers.

By the Third Era, the ruins of Underpall Keep had again become accessible, and the cave was used as a family tomb by the Vlindrels, an old and powerful Imperial family. It became the final resting place of Lord Berich Vlindrel, a tyrannical ruler and ex-Knight of the Nine. Lord Vlindrel was buried with the Greaves of the Crusader and the Sword of the Crusader, two legendary relics of Pelinal Whitestrake which Lord Vlindrel had stolen from his former order when he went to fight in the War of the Red Diamond circa 3E 120. However, the evil which had overcome Lord Vlindrel in life ensnared his soul in death, and his restless ghost began to haunt the Orange Road, wielding the corrupted Sword of the Crusader which had been dragged down into evil along with him. This curse prevented him from joining his fellow Knights of the Nine in their eternal ghostly vigil at the Priory of the Nine.

In 3E 433, heeding the call of the Prophet of Anvil, a knight named Sir Roderic performed a Pilgrimage to the Nine Divines and received a troubling vision from the gods, instructing him to put Lord Vlindrel's spirit to rest and recover the Relics of the Crusader from his tomb. Sir Roderic travelled all over Colovia asking about the Vlindrels, and eventually located their family crypt in Underpall Cave. Along with his faithful squire Lathon, Sir Roderic entered the cave complex, which was crawling with undead, vampires, and necromancers. He confronted Lord Vlindrel's spirit and was struck down, but Lathon managed to flee with the Greaves. He brought them to the Priory of the Nine, the headquarters of the reformed Knights of the Nine led by the Champion of Cyrodiil. The Champion then travelled to Underpall Cave to recover the Sword of the Crusader and reconsecrate it at the Great Chapel of Arkay in Cheydinhal. By restoring the weapon to its holy purpose, the Champion redeemed Lord Vlindrel's soul, allowing him to join his fellow Knights in undeath and once again serve the Nine for all eternity as Sir Berich. After hundreds of years, the spirit of Lord Vlindrel would no longer haunt the Orange Road at night.

Urshilaku Camp[edit]

The Urshilaku Camp was in the northwest corner of the Ashlands region, above the Foyada Bani-Dad. Travelers wishing to find the camp could have gone up the foyada from Maar Gan, or east from Khuul. There was a pass on the eastern side of the foyada, which was located north of two Dwemer ruins, visible but not accessible from the foyada. Striking east, there were a few moderate hills, as well as the Daedric shrine of Assurnabitashpi. This shrine was well avoided by any but the hardiest of explorers. The Urshilaku Camp was not too far beyond the shrine, on the far side.

The Urshilaku were the westernmost of the Ashlander tribes, whose territory covered the northwestern side of the Red Mountain. They were ethnologically interesting, and were perhaps the most traditional of the Ashlander tribes, because they maintained a strong link to their cultural past, and traditions of the Dunmer hero Nerevar. Nowhere was the Nerevarine Cult stronger, and Nibani Maesa, the Urshilaku wise woman, was a recognized guardian of the cult as well as the Ashkhan of the Urshilaku, Sul-Matuul.

The Urshilaku, like all Ashlanders, were not very open with strangers, but they were not generally hostile if their ways were respected. Every effort would have been made to understand Ashlander customs before traveling in the area. While the Urshilaku are interesting culturally, travelers would've also been advised to take their own supplies. The camp had only one trader, Kurapli, and she had a very limited range of merchandise.

Urvaius[edit]

Urvaius was a county in south-central High Rock, in the Iliac Bay region. It existed in the late First Era, as well as in the late Third Era. It bordered Ykalon and Phrygias to the north, Dwynnen to the east, Anticlere to the south, and Daenia to the west. Its capital was the city of Urvaius. The Thrafey clan was the predominant vampire bloodline, and the regional deity was Stendarr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Myth of the Sea SloadsRaavarion, Sapiarch of Aquatic Malevolence