- "May your enemies fear you and never know from where or with what enchantment you shall strike." —Syl
Ruin's Edge is a Mazken dark bow associated with Syl, Duchess of Dementia at the beginning of the Greymarch of 3E 433. The fabled bow applies a random enchantment to each arrow; it has been known to cause paralysis, silence, demoralisation, frenzy, burden, and frost damage, and to drain magicka. The bow itself is ribbed Daedric ebony inlaid with a moving eyeball.
In 3E 433, Sheogorath sent the Champion of Cyrodiil to Syl's court to become a courtier of the House of Dementia. After revealing a conspiracy in Crucible to assassinate the Duchess, Syl rewarded the Champion with Ruin's Edge. By 4E 201 the bow had left the Shivering Isles and had come into the possession of a bandit chief. It was recovered from the bandit by the Last Dragonborn in Stony Creek Cave, a small natural cave in the Eastmarch region of Skyrim.