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

ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral High Elf: Boots Value 13
Amalien
The leather on the binding of this book is hard as stone! I nearly dropped it and was terrified it would shatter into a thousand pieces! We should take extra care with this one.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral High Elf Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Grahtwood Map 02.png Name Antique Map of Grahtwood Value N/A
Verita Numida
Hmm, this is difficult to read, but I believe it's a map of the southeast Valenwood. This region is known as the Grahtwood, after the graht-oaks that are found in great numbers there.
Reginus Buca
Curious--Falinesti is marked on the map. I know that the city hasn't been seen in many years, but even in the days when it was accessible, I thought that the Walking City's location was uncertain.
Amalien
Uncertain? No, although I can understand why you might think so. Falinesti moved with the seasons, traveling to different parts of the Valenwood. From year to year, it took root in the same spot during each season--this map marks its winter site.
Type Furniture
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Sled Horn.png Name Bosmer Hunting Horn Value 250
Ugron gro-Thumog
Wood Elf work, this. The horn is made from the end of a timber-mammoth tusk, and the mouth-piece is carved bone. The inscribed image depicts a hunting scene, of course. Likely the owner sounded it to mark the start of the chase.
Amalien
A hunting scene, or a scene of the Wild Hunt? It seems to me that the monstrous figures are chasing the human-shaped figures, not the other way around. The Bosmer rarely depict their ancient ritual--this is an unusual find!
Reginus Buca
Sounding a horn to commence a hunt? I doubt it. The last thing a Wood Elf would do is announce the beginning of a hunt to the whole forest. Nor do the Bosmer use the Wild Hunt for mere decoration. No, this horn is blown to signal the end of the hunt.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
  • Accessible by default
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral High Elf: Maces Value 13
Amalien
I think someone with a mace beat this book thoroughly before it came into our hands. This poor thing is so mangled it's barely legible!
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral High Elf Style)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Figurine.png Name Ayleid Statuette Value 1,000
Reginus Buca
Interesting. This gold statuette appears to be a representation of the Daedric Prince Meridia--the personification of the element of light, at least to the Ayleids. A small sculpture such as this probably resided in a noble's house shrine.
Gabrielle Benele
The figure lacks the cowl and wings often seen in Meridia's depictions. That would seem to date it to the waning days of the Ayleid Empire, when Elves like the Barsaebics distanced themselves from their Heartland kin who served darker masters.
Amalien
Many Ayleid clans fled to the Valenwood in the aftermath of the Alessian Rebellion. I believe this to be a Bawn or Anutwyll heirloom carried away from one of those fallen strongholds around 1E 243. That means it could date back to the Merethic Era!
Type Treasure
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furniture-Eight-Star Chandelier.png Name Eight-Star Chandelier Value N/A
Verita Numida
You don't see many of these. An Ayleid light fixture like this probably shed light over the banquet hall of some cruel sorcerer king. That's definitely meteoric iron, and the welkynd stones are in fine condition. On the whole, a worthy discovery.
Reginus Buca
Take note of the number of sconces in the chandelier--eight welkynd stones in all to honor the Eight Divines. This lends credence to my theory that Elven numerology played a role in Ayleid civilization, just as it does in modern High Elf culture.
Verita Numida
You give the Ayleids too much credit, Reginus. The Heartland Elves turned to Daedra-worship long before Ayleid ironsmiths crafted this chandelier. If anything, it should feature sixteen stones to honor their cursed Daedric pantheon!
Type Furniture
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-misc-Gold Crown.png Name Shattered Camoran Antler Crown Value 5,000
Gabrielle Benele
Don't be deceived by the common materials of this headpiece—it's a Wood Elf treasure. This is a crown of the Camoran Dynasty, rulers of the "walking city" of Falinesti. From season to season the great Elden Tree moves to different sites within the Valenwood, although no one seems to have seen it in some time. Naturally, the Wood Elf monarchs had a different crown for each of Falinesti's seasons. This is a winter crown, which would have been worn when Falinesti took its rest in Grahtwood.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-fragment-Face of the Serpent.png Name Face of the Serpent Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
Some folk might look at this monstrous thing and think Maormer, but it's Wild Hunt imagery, to be sure. Apparently, Wood Elves can shift into all manner of hideous beast during a Wild Hunt. This one seems part snake, part fish?
Verita Numida
You don't often see serpent imagery in Wood Elf crafts, but yes, I'd agree with Ugron. Creatures summoned up by the Wild Hunt defy all attempts to identify them. They might appear like snakes one moment, then fish the next. Ghastly.
Amalien
I've read stories about a monster created from the Wild Hunt--one that had the body of a serpent and jaws like a shark. It's said to still exist in shallow waters around Valenwood. Maybe it used to be a Wood Elf!
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Ring of the Wild Hunt)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-style material-Dwemer Scrap.png Name Preserved Music Box Mechanism Value N/A
Reginus Buca
Despite the object's age, the miniscule aspects of this music box seem to be in perfect working order. We should take care when handling it, though. Amalien, please resist the urge to take it apart.
Verita Numida
Legends speak of Aldmeri music that could ease the mind and ward off grief entirely. A valuable property for such a long-lived race. Obviously, this mechanism isn't capable of such things, but hearing an Aldmeri melody would likely bring joy to any Elf.
Amalien
I'm not so sure. This sounds like a mourning song. The sting of death was far more acute for my ancient kin since it reminded them of their mortal curse. I reminds me of traditional High Elf requiems.
Type Music Box Fragment
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
  • Safeboxes
ON-icon-furniture-St. Alessia, Paravant.png Name St. Alessia, Paravant Value N/A
Verita Numida
I can scarcely believe I'm saying this, but you may have discovered a sculpture of the mother of the First Empire, Saint Alessia. You see? She still bears the shackles of Ayleid enslavement, and holds the Amulet of Kings aloft. It's her. It's Paravant.
Reginus Buca
I suspect this is a Bretonic work--perhaps given to Hestra as a gift after High Rock's admission to the Empire. As you know, the Alessian Order placed tight restrictions on graven images of Alessia. We'll likely never know what she really looked like.
Verita Numida
Mara's mercy, Reginus! For once in your life, can you just appreciate the majesty of what our friend uncovered? Obviously, the sculptor did not have the benefit of firsthand knowledge, but this is the truest depiction of Alessia we've ever seen!
Type Furniture
Difficulty Ultimate
‎‎Lead PvP Rewards[nb 1]:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although the Lead description mentions that "This Antiquity can be found in Grahtwood", PvP rewards can be obtained and opened in any zone.