Lore:Valus Mountains

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Valus Mountains
Type Mountain Range
Continent Tamriel
Appears in Oblivion, ESO
The Valus Mountains seen from Cyrodiil circa 3E 433
Map of the Valus Mountains in Cyrodiil

The Valus Mountains are a mountain range on the border between Cyrodiil and Morrowind. They converge with the Jerall and Velothi ranges at Mount Trolhetta.[1][2] They are sometimes considered an extension of the Velothi Mountains.[verification needed — see talk page] Goblins of the region often travel between the provinces through secret passageways and caves under the mountains. Because of this, cultural exchanges have taken place between tribes ever since.[3] The Kavas Rim Pass is a road through the provincial border.[4]


The Hero Hill, a secret shrine to Boethiah, and the ruins of Fort Scinia are some of the many landmarks in the region. The mountains are home to several Ayleid ruins, such as Fanacas and Kemen. The city of Cheydinhal is located on the foothills.[5]

During the Alliance War in 2E 582, one of the two bases of the Ebonheart Pact was located in the Valus Mountains, along with the Scroll Temple of Ghartok.[6] In 3E 433, a rogue Telvanni wizard Frathen Drothan crossed the Valus Mountains from Kragenmoor in search for the lost Ayleid city of Varsa Baalim, hidden beneath the ruins of Sundercliff Watch.[7] Circa 4E 48, a village called Mountain Watch existed in the Valus Mountains. It was evacuated when the undead forces of Umbriel crossed the mountains and invaded Cyrodiil.[8] Clawhorn Mountain Goats are native to the region.[9]


The Valus Mountains form the western border of two regions of Morrowind, Deshaan and Stonefalls. The cities of Kragenmoor and Narsis are located on the foothills.[10]


See Also[edit]


  1. ^ Map of Cyrodiil – The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  2. ^ Trolhetta in ESO
  3. ^ Muck Valley Cavern loading screen text in ESO
  4. ^ 2920, Second SeedCarlovac Townway
  5. ^ Events of Oblivion
  6. ^ Appearance of Cyrodiil in ESO
  7. ^ Events of Mehrunes' Razor official plug-in for Oblivion
  8. ^ Lord of SoulsGreg Keyes
  9. ^ Clawhorn Mountain Goat description in ESO
  10. ^ Appearance of Deshaan and Stonefalls in ESO