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Online: Shadowfen Antiquities

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

ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Nord: Daggers Value 13
Reginus Buca
Perhaps it's due to their stature, but historically Nords do possess a predilection for enormity, whether it be for mugs, cheese wheels, mounts, daggers, or anything really. Not a people fond of half-measures. I can respect that.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Nord Style)
Difficulty Simple
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ON-icon-furniture-Shadowfen Map 02.png Name Antique Map of Shadowfen Value N/A
Amalien
This is a treat! An Ayleid map of the Shadowfen region from very early in the First Era. The rendering of Stormhold looks almost aspirational. Several marks on here imply they had planned several locations for settlement.
Ugron gro-Thumog
These marks don't necessarily imply settlement locations. I suggest they could be warnings. The Argonian population would not take kindly to encroachment in this era. They were much more isolated then.
Amalien
You may be right. There are stories of an enormous battle between local Argonians and the Barsaebic Ayleids for control of the land where they'd construct Silyanorn. A shame that they could not live together in peace.
Type Furniture
Difficulty Simple
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ON-icon-stolen-Toy.png Name Child's Ragged Tree Doll Value 250
Amalien
How adorable! The doll resembles the mysterious Hist trees found in Black Marsh. Don't dolls usually look like the children they're intended for? Perhaps this is hard evidence that Argonian children start off as Hist saplings?
Reginus Buca
An interesting idea, but we may not need to go that far. I surmise these dolls were used to imprint a connection between Argonian hatchlings and the Hist. Notice how the bark still feels tacky? Perhaps it was once covered in sap for early exposure.
Gabrielle Benele
Magical analysis dates the doll to sometime in the Merethic. I exposed the doll to a vial of Hist sap and the leaves grew iridescent. Perhaps if we had a Circle member more knowledgeable in Argonian history, they could help explain these mysteries.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Simple
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ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancestral Nord: Shoulders Value 13
Reginus Buca
Imposing features are common in armor design. Imperial cuirasses have, at times, been molded into the shape of a powerful physique. Both the Ayleids and the Akaviri employed Daedra-like masks to ionspire fear, with the former going so far as to wear wings.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancestral Nord Style)
Difficulty Intermediate
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ON-icon-stolen-Plate.png Name Silver Wish Medallion Value 1,000
Amalien
At first glance, I thought this was an oversized coin. Clavicus Vile's unmistakable image often appears on early currency intended as an offering to the Daedra. But the hinged clasp shows it was meant to be worn. What is this other figure here?
Verita Numida
Based on the region, the posture of supplication to Vile, and the obvious lack of any clothing, I believe the figure to be Kothringi. This must date to before their shift to worship of Z'en. Or belong to a lone cult that held on to the old ways.
Gabrielle Benele
Analysis shows that the medallion is extremely old—early Merethic era or even perhaps before. But that makes no sense so perhaps my ritual was faulty. Also, despite appearances this isn't silver. It's some other metal I haven't seen before. Strange.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Intermediate
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ON-icon-stolen-Trinkets.png Name Onyx Shadowscale Scroll Case Value 5,000
Ugron gro-Thumog
A most curious scroll case. One single piece of carved onyx with no apparent way of opening the cylinder to remove its contents. Sigils etched in silver suggest some connection to ancient Argonian royalty. The few texts we have about Shadowscale mention a protection compact for the old rulers. Such an ornate case could indeed carry such a document. I won't destroy such a unique case, but I see no other way of getting inside.
Type Treasure
Difficulty Advanced
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ON-icon-stolen-Heater.png Name Fanged Cuirass Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
Unusual design. The spine and chest are heavily reinforced from the front and rear, but the flanks and abdomen are completely exposed. The benefit to mobility would hardly outweigh the sacrifice in protection. Thick spikes appear entirely aesthetic.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Tested the metal where the enamel paint was flaking. Daedric. The rare material might explain the minimal coverage, but why use so much of it on superfluous spikes then? An armorer this skilled creating something so impractical ... it must be ceremonial.
Gabrielle Benele
I don't think so, Ugron. There are some powerful magic worked into this metal. Enough so that I question whether the material was chosen for its resilience, or because it takes especially well to enchantment. It's frightening, honestly.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Bloodlord's Embrace)
Difficulty Master
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ON-icon-furniture-Nest of Shadows.png Name Nest of Shadows Value N/A
Gabrielle Benele
There's old magic clinging to this statue. No great surprise there. Ancient Argonian statuary always seems to carry some vaguely malignant power. Not an out-and-out curse, mind you! But something on that creepy spectrum.
Verita Numida
A result of the lizard-people's close ties to Sithis, no doubt. What I find odd is the more realistic aesthetic. Most Argonian stone-carvings appear blockier. More abstract. And what of this polished stone? It lacks the texture of an Argonian egg.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Cultural exchange with the Kothringi, maybe? But that would set the origins of Kothringi culture farther back than we thought. As for the egg, it's metaphorical. Eggs represent beginnings. So, a depiction of Sithis consuming some origin? Tough to say.
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Master
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