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This is a list of all of the Antiquities that are found in Deshaan.

ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Nord: Boots Value 13
Reginus Buca
There are quite a few comedic works featuring a blustery, madcap brawler named Korm No-Toes. This is the first historic mention I've seen of him. Makes me wonder if some of his unlikely feats and misfortunes are based on true events.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Nord Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Deshaan Map 02.png Name Antique Map of Deshaan Value N/A
Reginus Buca
From the dark shading in the northern region, it seems likely this map dates to soon after the first eruption of Red Mountain. Sometime very soon after 1E 668. Deshaan experienced significant climate disruption during this period.
Amalien
Ah yes. The Sun's Death! I see several roads leading away from the darkened areas. Perhaps these were Dunmer escape routes, showing the way to new settlements?
Ugron gro-Thumog
The idea that a cartographer managed to create a map in these conditions defies credulity. Red Mountain's eruption, the end of the First Council's war, the curse of Azura .... An artist probably rendered this as a historical map a hundred years later.
Type Furniture
Difficulty Simple
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ON-icon-stolen-Holder.png Name Coiled Snake Candlestick Value 250
Reginus Buca
The bronze work and distinct etched patterns point to a First Era Dunmer creation. I'd guess the three prominent figures on its base almost confirm it. But its spiraling snake design is unlike any I've seen from the Dark Elves.
Amalien
My apologies Reginus, but I don't think the figures represent the Tribunal. See the postures? These are the "Good Daedra" as Ashlanders call them. But why would nomads from the last era have such intricate metalwork?
Reginus Buca
Fine eye, Amalien! An Ashlander work with this snake design points to one answer: the Mabrigash tribe. Amazing that they already occupied Deshaan so soon after the split. Perhaps they believed lit candle fixtures would placate their angry Ghost Snake.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
  • Accessible by default
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Nord: Maces Value 13
Reginus Buca
This movement toward common fittings didn't entirely carry on in the weaponsmithing trade, but was embraced by blacksmiths for the manufacture of common tools and hardware.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Nord Style)
Difficulty Intermediate
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ON-icon-stolen-Full Mask.png Name Torn Netch-leather Mask Value 1,000
Verita Numida
Such a grotesque visage. The sharp features resemble a Mer, and the crude leather-wrapped wood construction suggest Ashlander work. I don't recognize the syntax of the Daedric script on the forehead. Clearly, this is more than a simple war mask.
Gabrielle Benele
These aren't full Daedric sentences; they're more like words of power. An attempt to infuse the mask with healing hedge magic. Seems this was a shamanic medicine mask. However, words like "stasis," "wither," and "barren" confuse me.
Amalien
Daedric meanings often shift over time. Given the context, these words hew closer to "return," "deflate," and "dry out." Could be references to the Thrassian Plague? We know it reached this far east, so I'd guess tribes used the mask to heal victims.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Shadowfen map.png Name Brittle Linen Pilgrimage Map Value 5,000
Amalien
At first I wondered why this specific slice of Tamriel would be painted in such detail. With Gabriel's help, I discovered someone magically marked a trail on it from Summerset to Morrowind. This could be the precise path that Saint Veloth himself walked on his pilgrimage! Such fortune that some early Dunmer used linen instead of parchment or it may not have survived the centuries. We placed it in a stasis spell to prevent further degradation, which sadly means no one may touch it.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Blessed Dais of Mother Morrowind.png Name Blessed Dais of Almalexia Value N/A
Verita Numida
What a spectacular example of early-Tribunal sacerdotal architecture! Few races take their religious designs more seriously than the Dark Elves. The Hand of the Tribunal decorates the central dais, but this clearly honors one over the other two.
Reginus Buca
Yes, the Mournhold aesthetic is difficult to miss. And as you all know, Almalexia serves as that city's patron deity. While all the Tribunes are the subjects of religious adoration, Almalexia-worship cleaves closest to Tamrielic norms, stylistically.
Ugron gro-Thumog
By "Tamrielic norms," I assume you mean worship of the Eight Divines? You might consider Orc and Argonian religious practice before swinging the word "norm" around. Anyway, it's a remarkable altar—especially considering it's all in one piece.
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Ultimate
‎‎Lead
  • Safeboxes
ON-icon-misc-Black Fur Paw.png Name Dwarven Articulated Paws Value N/A
Gabrielle Benele
These are vamidium dog or wolf paws, which makes me wonder if Dwarves saw these creatures the same way Solitude's Nords see their silver wolves. Probably not. Of all the races of Tamriel, the Dwarves were the least sentimental.
Type Mount Fragment (Ebon Dwarven Wolf)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Kwama Pedestal Key Crank 01.png Name Dwarven Horngrip Value N/A
Amalien
This handle clearly belongs to some sort of vamidium, but the ebony styling is unlike any I've seen before. I can scarcely imagine watching someone take that grip in hand and swing their leg astride a hissing steed!
Type Mount Fragment (Ebon Dwarven Wolf)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Dwarven Part 04.png Name Torc Strand of Power Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
A twisted strand of Dwarven metal, marked with Dwemer notches signifying power. By itself, the piece has no purpose. But joined with other pieces--braided together into a neck-ring, perhaps--this strand would vastly boost the strength of the whole.
Reginus Buca
The Dwarves probably fashioned neck-rings (or torcs, to be precise) for many different purposes. Necklaces often harness powerful enchantments, so I'm not surprised to find a piece of a torc that boosts the strength of the object's magic.
Verita Numida
Be careful with these markings. Even the simplest Dwarven bauble, crafted for diversion and little else, can be lethal if mishandled! When the pieces of the torc are joined together, we'll find out which this device was intended to be.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Torc of Tonal Constancy)
Difficulty Master
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