Lore:Stros M'Kai

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Stros M'Kai
Type Island
Continent Tamriel
Province Hammerfell
Region Abecean Sea
Appears in Redguard, ESO
Map of Stros M'Kai (Redguard)

Stros M'Kai, named Sanloa M'Kai in Yoku, is an important tropical island off the southern coast of Hammerfell near the Cape of the Blue Divide. It is renowned for the completely steam-powered Dwemer ruins of Bthzark and the observatory of similar design containing a telescope and orrery.[1]

Much of Stros M'Kai's area is taken up by the city of Port Hunding, which has also been called Stros M'Kai at times. Its most famous landmarks include a statue of Frandar Hunding in the harbor and a great palace to house the city's ruler. The small settlement of Saintsport is found at the southern tip of the island. There are very few other settlements, apart from the nomadic Yokudan campsites.


A coral reef is located off the southern shore.[2] Roughly a third of the land is taken up by the Ogres Tooth Mountains in the west, containing the ruins of Bthzark. Farther west is the Pillar of the Singing Sun, a cenotaph to Hunding.[3] A chain of islands known as The Spine lies off the western coast. These were once bridged, but have long since fallen into dereliction. The Isle of N'Gasta is a small island even farther offshore. It suffers from frequent storms, and was the home of the infamous Sload necromancer, N'Gasta.

The main island has a large network of natural caverns inhabited by trolls and the Dogeater Tribe of goblins. The goblins were advanced enough to cultivate mushrooms and create floodgates for the subterranean acid rivers. A large ogre also resided in the caverns and was killed by Cyrus. Hallin Falls,[4] a waterfall at the midpoint of the river that divides the island, once had an entrance to these caverns behind it.[5]

Flora and Fauna[edit]

Palm trees and large leafed plants are a common sight on Stros M'Kai. Jarrin root, an extremely toxic plant which kills almost instantly when ingested, is native to the island.[6] The only notable fauna are assassin beetles and wolves.



  1. ^ Bothiel's dialogue in Oblivion
  2. ^ Elven Artifacts vIIIIth-Mok
  3. ^ A Fortune Behind Those Walls
  4. ^ The Redguard Companion
  5. ^ The Archmage's Ring quest in Redguard
  6. ^ Astrid's dialogue in Skyrim
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