Lore:Skeffington Coven

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The Skeffington Coven in 3E 405.

The Skeffington Coven is a notable group of witches that live in the Barony of Phrygias, within the province of High Rock. The Skeffington Coven has been active as far as the late First Era, all the way into 3E 417. The Skeffington operates at Old Barbyn's Farm, deep in the wilderness of Phrygias, somewhere near the Wrothgarian Mountains.

There is an area known as the Skeffington Wood around Camlorn and the Ebon Wastes which is presumably linked to the Coven.[1]


In 1E 2920, the Skeffington Coven had taken in a woman named Turala, who was once the lover of the Duke of Mournhold, Brindisi Dorom.[2] However, after a trip to Wayrest, the Skeffington Coven was killed in a massacre caused by an Orcish raiding party, supposedly sent by Brindisi Dorom himself. Enraged, Turala had called forth Mehrunes Dagon to burn Mournhold into the ground, and so he did.[3]

Whatever happened to the remaining witches is unknown, but by 3E 405, the Skeffington Coven was active, working out of Old Barbyn's Farm.[4] In 3E 417, an Agent of the Blades, known as the "Graylady" was undercover in the Skeffington Coven when the Warp in the West, on their way to the city of Camlorn, the group was interrupted by a three-way clash between Daggerfall, Wayrest, and Orsinium, which left an inferno as far as Ilessan Hills and Gavaudon.[5]

The coven acknowledged Kynareth. Members of the coven also acknowledged three air spirits: Amaro, Pina, and Tallatha, who were believed to be "the fingers of Kynareth".[2]


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