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Type Island
Continent Tamriel
Region The Systres
(Amenos Passage)
Appears in ESO
Whalefall ca. 2E 582

Whalefall is a small, uninhabited island on the central strait of the Systres Archipelago, an island region in the westernmost part of the Abecean Sea. It acquired its name for all of the whale bones that litter it but for a long period of time, it was primarily used by the jailors of nearby Amenos Station, either as a training ground for their personnel or as a hunting ground to kill prisoners for sport.[1][2]


The jails on Amenos were established in 2E 11 by Potentate Versidue-Shaie[3] and for the longest time, they used Whalefall as their training ground to subdue prisoners. By the mid-Second Era, however, jailors used the island as a hunting ground and dropped selected prisoners to survive a gauntlet to the peak of the island, a wrecked ship fashioned as an arena. Prisoners are given the promise of freedom but it has been reported that no one has ever survived the Whalefall Games.[1][4]

In 2E 582, Jailor Tynan Mannick enlisted six hunters and gathered several prisoners for the games. Among those selected was Anton Motierre, a Breton swindler, and his partner-in-crime, Louna Jolvanne hatched a plan to rescue him, by building a raft made out of trash collected on Amenos and sail between the island. She enlisted the help of a mainlander and the two trekked the island as the games ensued. They tracked Anton to the winner's stage, the arena manned by Jailor Mannick and after a battle with the jailor, they rescued Anton and escaped the island.[5]



  • Whale fall is a phenomenon where the carcass of a whale has fallen onto the ocean floor and create complex localized ecosystems that supply sustenance to deep-sea organisms for decades.

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Louna Jolvanne's dialogue in ESO: High Isle
  2. ^ Lendanor's dialogue in ESO: High Isle
  3. ^ Secrets of AmenosMiramel Charascel, Chairperson of the Gonfalon Bay Historical and Social Society
  4. ^ Rules of the GameJailer Tynan Mannick
  5. ^ Pursuit of Freedom quest in ESO: High Isle