Lore:The Tower

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This one sees … strength. Yes. The clenched fist and walls of stone.
This one sees claw marks upon cold, wet stone. Smells moss and memory. It is the Tower that guides you. Like a fortress, you may weather fire and claw.
But do not rely on strength alone. The strongest wall is the one that is hidden.
Baandari fortune-telling for those born under the Tower[1]

This article is about the constellation. For the metaphysical structures, see The Towers.

The Tower is a constellation of twelve or eleven stars which is in the night sky during Frostfall.[UOL 1] It is one of the Thief's charges. Those born under the sign of the Tower are thought to have a knack for finding gold and opening locks.[2]

Nedes who followed the Cult of the Stars modeled their weapons and armor after the constellations. Each part of their armaments were crafted in honor of different constellation. Shields were linked to the Tower, "what protecteth ye Celestials e'en as it supports the very world". They believed that Tower, both opens and closes the Way, and their shields were meant to represent its strength, "closing the way to the weapons of thy foes, yet opening when thou smitest on thine own account".[3] Following the Tower's guidance, the Nedes built Seaveil Spire, a submerged sanctuary devoted to the Tower.[4]

The constellations are present in ancient Yokudan and Redguard poetry.[5] In one of their songs The Tower is "defying through the night."[6]

The Dwemer associate the Tower with the letter n.[7]

According to the Reachfolk the charges, or the Lesser Stars (the Tower among them) are protected by the Guardians in the Sky who stand together against the Snake in the Stars.[8]

According to the Baandari fortune tellers, the Tower is linked to strength.[1] The Tower was also believed to "prove a stout refuge in time of need".[9]



  • It is unknown if The Tower is related to the Towers, metaphysical structures said to support Mundus. One source, however, states that the constellation protects Mundus from chaotic, Padomaic influences.[UOL 2]


Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.