Morrowind:Red Mountain

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Blight storm conditions in the Red Mountain region
Odrosal, one of the Ash Vampire Citadels
Dagoth Ur Citadel
Map of the Red Mountain region
(depicted in red)
Red Mountain Weather Table
Clear 0% Thunder 0%
Cloudy 0% Foggy 0%
Ash 0% Blight 100%
Overcast 0% Rain 0%
Snow 0% Blizzard 0%

Red Mountain is a vast volcano that dominates the island of Vvardenfell in Morrowind, and is the second highest mountain in Tamriel. The island actually took its name from the volcano: the original name of Red Mountain was Vvardenfell, which translates to "City of the Strong Shield" in Dwemeris. On a clear day, Red Mountain's peak can be seen from the city of Mournhold, some 250 miles to the south. The mountain is generally considered the most dangerous region in all of Vvardenfell.

Access to Red Mountain is restricted: the Tribunal has built the Ghostfence, a giant Spirit Wall, around the perimeter of the mountain. There are only two ways inside without using an extended jump or levitation; entering through Ghostgate in the south or going through Kogoruhn in the north. This region is marked by the steep climbs to the top of the mountain and by the Ash Storms that fill the air and limit visibility to a few feet. Red Mountain is almost entirely uncharted, and few have ventured far within the Ghostfence's confines since its construction. It is known, however, that four ancient Dwemer Citadels are hidden in the region, three of which are residences for Dagoth Ur's most trusted ash vampires; the fourth is the lair of Dagoth Ur himself. Even though this area is extremely dangerous, Glass and Ebony mines have been set up inside the Ghostfence under Imperial guard.

Within the Ghostfence lies a wasteland of deep ravines, called Foyada, and lava pools. Blighted monsters run free and the minions of Dagoth Ur, known as ash creatures, roam the land. The Foyada Mamaea leads from Ghostgate to the Moonmoth Legion Fort near Balmora, and an unnamed foyada follows the Ghostfence northwest to Ald'ruhn. Just north of the Ghostfence is the lost Dunmer stronghold of the Sixth House, Kogoruhn. There is a secret entrance that links this structure with Red Mountain proper. This entrance is long and winding, however, and you will face many ash creatures in the caves of Kogoruhn. Ghostgate has many supplies and information, so you are more likely to survive by using Ghostgate.

Overview and major locations in Red Mountain

Red Mountain Places[edit]

A list of places found in the Red Mountain region, Vvardenfell, Morrowind.

Main Gate[edit]

  • Ghostgate — A fortress that consists of two main towers, Dusk and Dawn, connected by a hallway that acts as a Tribunal Temple. (map)

Ancestral Tombs[edit]

Daedric Ruins[edit]

Dunmer Strongholds[edit]

Dwemer Ruins[edit]


  • Foyada Ashur-Dan — The hardened lava river from the crater of Red Mountain into the Molag Amur region. (map)
  • Foyada Mamaea — The hardened lava river that runs from Ghostgate past Balmora all the way to Hla Oad. (map)
  • Foyada Esannudan — The short hardened lava river between Foyada Mamaea and Foyada Ashur-Dan. (map) -- The short hardened lava river leading from Ghostgate to the crater citadels of Red Mountain.

Holy Grounds[edit]


Related Quests[edit]

A list of quests that take place in, or are related to the Red Mountain region, Vvardenfell, Morrowind.

Main Quest[edit]

Tribunal Temple[edit]



  • Despite the extreme danger posed by Sixth House forces in Red Mountain region, a number of staffed mines exist inside the Ghostfence. The guards and miners will allow you to take shelter inside, but offer no services and will attack if you steal anything.
  • Red Mountain also re-appears in Legends.