Lore:Shor's Stone

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Shor's Stone
Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Skyrim
Hold The Rift
(Stony Basin)
Appears in Skyrim, ESO
Shor's Stone circa 4E 201

Shor's Stone, named after the Nordic god Shor, is a small ebony mining village in the pass between the Rift and Eastmarch, north-northwest of Riften. Shor's Stone has a watchtower that overlooks the village, aptly named Shor's Watchtower.

Shor's Stone Mine, sometimes called Redbelly Mine due to the red mist that fills it, provides ebony, Quicksilver, and iron and serves as the foundation of the local economy.[1][2] For a period of time, the settlement served as the home of the Companions, based out of Fallowstone Hall. The Fallowstone Vaults served as a museum and mortuary for the Companions as well as the resting place of Wuuthrad, and shrines to the original Five Hundred Companions surrounded the hall.[3]


In 2E 582, an alliance of Reachmen known as the Three Tribes attacked the settlement on the orders of the Worm Cult. They took control of the mine and Fallowstone Hall in order to steal Wuuthrad and resurrect the giant Sinmur. With the aid of the surviving Companions, the Ebonheart Pact liberated the settlement, but not before Wuuthrad was lost.[3]

At some point, the Companions abandoned Fallowstone Hall, and Jorrvaskr in Whiterun once again became their headquarters. The master thief Drayven Indoril, believed by some to be the infamous Nightingale of legend, is said to have retired to this quiet village.[4]

By 4E 201, the town was in danger of disappearing entirely when invading frostbite spiders forced the mine to close temporarily, however it was cleared out by the Last Dragonborn.[5]


See Also[edit]


  1. ^ Shor's Stone's loading screen in ESO
  2. ^ Filnjar, Grogmar gro-Burzag, and Odfel's dialogue in Skyrim
  3. ^ a b Events of ESO
  4. ^ The NightingalesGallus Desidenius
  5. ^ Mine or Yours quest in Skyrim