Online:Black Drake Villa
|# of Zones||7|
|Northwest of Kvatch|
|Veteran Speed Run Target||25 mins|
After the fall of the Longhouse Emperors, this grand retreat stayed largely abandoned aside from the occasional treasure hunter. Most of the spoils of Durcorach's campaign across Tamriel went missing, only to appear later on the black market.
Black Drake Villa is a group dungeon on the Gold Coast.
- 1 Backstory Description
- 2 Related Quests
- 3 Characters
- 4 Enemies
- 5 Layout
- 6 Books
- 7 Sets
- 8 Achievements
- 9 Maps
- 10 Gallery
It is included in the Flames of Ambition DLC alongside The Cauldron. The entrance is located along Varen's Wall northwest of Kvatch.
- Update 29 Patch Notes
Tucked away in the northern Gold Coast sits an abandoned villa built as a retreat for former Emperor Durcorach, the Black Drake. Rumors tell of a vast library deep below that holds knowledge pillaged from across Tamriel. Hired by a mysterious benefactor, Eveli Sharp-Arrow arrives in search of a valuable book and a little adventure, but she soon discovers someone has set fire to the underground archive. Join Eveli in a race to find the book and defeat the forces behind the consuming blaze.
The ever-enthusiastic adventurer Eveli Sharp-Arrow has been hired to retrieve a mysterious tome from the archives of the Black Drake Villa. This long-abandoned mansion, located in the Gold Coast’s northern hills, was once the home to the infamous Durcorach the Black Drake, a Reachman conqueror and progenitor of the Longhouse Emperors dynasty … However, this job is not a simple smash and grab, and upon entering the estate’s grounds, you’ll quickly discover that a band of monsters now calls it home. Even worse, black smoke rises from the archives deep below the villa, and it’s up to you and Eveli to race into the fire, confront the mercenary group known as the True-Sworn, and retrieve the tome at its heart.
But who are these flame-touched mercenaries? You’ll have to discover that for yourself.
- Flames of Ambition Bundle Details
Under the ruins of the once-opulent Black Drake Villa, a grand library holds treasures and ancient tomes from across Tamriel. Gather your companions for a race against time to recover a mysterious book before dark forces burn everything to ash.
- Black Drake Villa: Enter Black Drake Villa and retrieve the mysterious book. / You defeated the Pyroturge Encratis and obtained the book.
- Burning Secrets: Recover a book from an abandoned villa before it is burned to the ground.
- Pledge: Black Drake Villa: Enter Black Drake Villa and return Undaunted.
- Blazing Salamander
- Burning Specter
- Fiery Totem
- Frigid Salamander
- Grotto Salamander
- Ironeye Firebrand
- Ironeye Marauder
- Ironeye Ravager
- Ironeye Shaman
- Ironeye Sorcerer
- True-Sworn Cauterizer
- True-Sworn Flame Hound
- True-Sworn Knight
- True-Sworn Reaver
- True-Sworn Scout
- Avatar of Zeal (optional)
- Avatar of Vigor (optional)
- Avatar of Fortitude (optional)
Black Drake Athenaeum
- High Chancellor's Papers: The Tagh Droiloch by Abnur Tharn — Abnur Tharn's notes on an infamous coven of Reach witch-men
- Imperial Decree Regarding the Elder Council — List of appointments to the Elder Council at the start of Emperor Durcorach's reign
- The Crowned Dragon by Auguthan Corovel — An excerpt from the Hagiography of Durcorach the Black Drake
|Set Name||Bonuses||Armor Weight|
2 items: Adds 15-657 Critical Chance
2 items: Adds 3-129 Weapon and Spell Damage
2 items: Adds 28-1206 Maximum Health
1 item: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Magicka
|Monster Helm Sets|
There are 18 Achievements associated with this Dungeon:
|Flames of Ambition Explorer||5||Enter either Black Drake Villa or the Cauldron for the first time.||Outfit Style: Fire-Forged Maul|
|||True-Sworn Style Master||50||Learn every chapter in the True-Sworn style book, found by defeating bosses in Black Drake Villa.|
|Needed for Black Drake Villa Challenger|
|Black Drake Villa Challenger||50||Complete the listed achievements for Veteran Black Drake Villa.|
|Black Drake Villa Conqueror||10||Defeat Kinras Ironeye, Captain Geminus and Pyroturge Encratis in Veteran Black Drake Villa.||Memento: Illusory Salamander Stone
Bust: Encratis's Behemoth (page)
|Snuffed Out||50||Defeat Pyroturge Encratis after raising the challenge banner in Veteran Black Drake Villa.||Title: Flamechaser|
|Unsinged||50||Defeat all encounters in addition to Kinras Ironeye, Captain Geminus, and Pyroturge Encratis in Veteran Black Drake Villa without suffering a group member death.|
|Speed Reader||50||Defeat all encounters in addition to Kinras Ironeye, Captain Geminus, and Pyroturge Encratis within 25 minutes of entering Veteran Black Drake Villa. Your timer starts when you engage the first group of enemies.|
|Flames of Ambition Scout||10||Complete both Black Drake Villa and the Cauldron in Normal.|
|Black Drake Villa Vanquisher||10||Defeat Kinras Ironeye, Captain Geminus, and Pyroturge Encratis in Black Drake Villa.||Trophy: Encratis's Behemoth (page)
Fountain of the Fiery Drake (page) 50,000
|Flames of Ambition Delver||50||Complete both Black Drake Villa and The Cauldron in Veteran.||Dye: Scintillating Scarlet|
|Ardent Bibliophile||50||Defeat all encounters in addition to Kinras Ironeye, Captain Geminus, Pyroturge Encratis after raising the challenge banner for each in Veteran Black Drake Villa within 25 minutes without suffering a group member death.||Title: Ardent Bibliophile|
|Flame Beast Slayer||10||Defeat 65 Blazing Salamanders, Flame Hounds, and Fire Behemoths in Veteran Black Drake Villa.|
|True-Sworn Slayer||10||Defeat 200 True-Sworn Soldiers in Veteran Black Drake Villa.|
|Amphibians Arrested||10||Defeat Kinras Ironeye while preventing the Blazing Salamanders from casting their damage buff in Veteran Black Drake Villa.|
|Breaking Ranks||50||Defeat Captain Geminus after raising the challenge banner in Veteran Black Drake Villa.|
|Eviction Notice||50||Defeat Kinras Ironeye after raising the challenge banner in Veteran Black Drake Villa.|
|Shake It Up||10||Defeat Captain Geminus without any group member being struck by a Seismic Tremor during the fight in Veteran Black Drake Villa.|
|Salley-oop||10||Defeat Pyroturge Encratis after killing at least ten Grotto Salamanders during the fight in Veteran Black Drake Villa.|