Online:Tel Var Stones
"Esoteric fragments of the White-Gold Tower, found during adventures in the corrupted Imperial City. This currency is used to purchase crafting materials and item sets within the Imperial City."—Daily Rewards description
Earning Tel Var Stones
Tel Var Stones can only be earned in the sewers and districts of the Imperial City. They primarily drop from enemy mobs, and drop in multiples of four to encourage groups of four or less, as the Stones are shared equally between group members. More powerful enemies will drop greater amounts of Stones. Treasure Vaults and Cunning Scamps also offer large amounts of Stones. Completing quests in the Imperial City will reward you with boxes of Tel Var Stones (Light Tel Var Satchel, Medium Tel Var Sack, Hefty Tel Var Crate), which can safely be kept in the inventory until needed.
Carrying a large amount of Tel Var Stones grants a multiplier when in the Imperial City, which affects the number of Stones you receive: x2 for 100 stones, x3 for 1,000, and x4 for 10,000. However, Stones are lost if you die within the Imperial City. Dying to mobs or enemy players results in 50% of your Stones being lost. In the event of a death to an enemy player, these stones are looted and conferred to the player who landed the killing blow. This encourages lower-density PvP than in Cyrodiil proper. Dying outside of the Imperial City (or in the City's two Group Dungeons) will not result in any loss.
If your alliance controls an Imperial District, you will receive a 33% bonus to Tel Var Stone drops within all six districts (but not in the sewers). This bonus is cumulative and can be stacked to 198% if your alliance controls every district.
Using Tel Var Stones
Like Gold, Tel Var Stones can be deposited in your bank. Tel Var Stones can also be used to buy from Tel Var Stone Vendors found in the sewers. These merchants offer 150-160 crafting materials, powerful set pieces, Xivkyn style materials, unique runestones, and even polymorphs.
- Upon release, dying to mobs would originally result in 10% of your Stones being destroyed, while dying to an enemy player would result in 80% of your Stones being looted and conferred to the enemy player.
- To celebrate the Imperial City DLC's one year anniversary, Tel Var Stone drops were temporarily boosted by 100% as part of the Planemeld Palpitation event.
- For more information about Tel Var Stones, see the lore article.