The Deadlands

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

ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Axes Value 13
Verita Numida
Some treatise on the axe-making, it seems? Intriguing. I wouldn't have expected to find some ancient Dark Elf text in the Deadlands, but with all that's happening in Tamriel and beyond nowadays, I shouldn't be surprised.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Simple
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ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Belts Value 13
Ugron gro-Thumog
Seems this book caught fire at some point. No surprise there. The Deadlands are hard on paper. The only reason any of it remains is the Dark Elf binding. They know a thing or two about lava.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Boots Value 13
Reginus Buca
The text here is curious. Perhaps it's the smudging, but I'd say this writing hews closer to the ancient texts of the Chimer than the more recent Dark Elf style. Note the length of the brush strokes and broader spacing. This is very old indeed.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Bows Value 13
Amalien
This is remarkable! Mortal text ferreted away in a Daedric realm for gods know how long! I wager this dates back to the early years of the Tribunal. If I'm right, it means my theories of Dark Elven fire-retardant parchment are true!
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Chests Value 13
Verita Numida
Most of this text is smeared and illegible. Like it got caught in a rain storm or washed away in a flood. For the longest time I thought the Deadlands was simply a blanket of fire that stretched in every direction. Seems it's a bit more complicated.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Daggers Value 13
Ugron gro-Thumog
No small amount of blood on this. Hard to tell if it's Daedric or mortal. Orc and Dremora blood stains the same. Same goes for Dark Elves, I wager. Just be wary about where you store those pages. Banekin can smell blood no matter how old it is.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Gloves Value 13
Reginus Buca
This book is black as coal. Separating the ink from the ash may prove difficult. I suspect it will be worth the effort, though. Whoever wrote this was a Dark Elf of no small fortune. The quality of the materials is opulent by early Dark Elf standards.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Helmets Value 13
Amalien
These pages are just shredded, eh? Looks like some hungry Daedroth mistook it for a juicy banekin. Still, there's quite a lot here. See the diagrams? I thought it was a rendering of Mehrunes' Razor, but it may be a different dagger entirely!
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Legs Value 13
Ugron gro-Thumog
See these notes in the margins? Looks like some Hexos treasure hunter got their hands on it for a bit. Couldn't have been long. The notes end here, near these fang-punctures. Can't tell if they came from an Ogrim or a Daedroth. Either way, it was fatal.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Maces Value 13
Verita Numida
I can't imagine how these pages withstood centuries of exposure without being destroyed. They're lightly singed, granted. But on the whole, they seem almost untouched. They may have rested in some Dremora's treasure room for a time.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Shields Value 13
Gabrielle Benele
Someone put a lot of effort to conceal this. Maybe they intended to dig it up later? Unfortunately, the ground in the Deadlands never stays in one place for too long. We're just lucky it didn't fall down a crevasse or burn in lava.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Shoulders Value 13
Amalien
Sad to think that the person who wrote this likely never escaped. Personally, I'd love to explore the crags and gullies of a Daedric realm! Sure, the wheels of my chair would probably catch fire immediately, but nothing ventured nothing gained!
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Staves Value 13
Gabrielle Benele
You see the seal of the Tribunal in the margins here? It's a brave Elf would would travel the Deadlands bearing a symbol like that. Mehrunes Dagon has many enemies, but I hear he hates Sotha Sil and Almalexia above all others.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Letter 02.png Name Ancient Daedric: Swords Value 13
Gabrielle Benele
Looks like an Ogrim used this as a table napkin. Luckily, some of the text remains. Diagrams of a sword, too. Those Ogrims are ugly beasts. Even so, it's hard to stay mad at them. They're sort of adorable, right? Just me? Fair enough.
Type Motif Chapter (Ancient Daedric Style)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-furnishing-The Reach Map 02.png Name Antique Map of the Deadlands Value N/A
Reginus Buca
This appears to be a map of Mehrunes Dagon's realm. Cosmic matters like the width and breadth of a Daedric realm are outside my area of expertise, but I have no reason to doubt its authenticity. The vellum it's made from is unsettling to say the least.
Verita Numida
This is the work of a Dremora. You see the ragged edges? The parchment was roughly flensed. From what, I'd rather not speculate. Odd that they'd choose this one region to chart. Gabrielle seems to think the Deadlands are broad beyond comprehension.
Amalien
Gabrielle is right! I know a reputable Daedrologist who says the Deadlands are spotted with seven hundred and seventy-seven different fortifications. There's only a handful here, so these must be really important!
Type Furniture
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Letter Opener.png Name Kynreeve's Law-Cane Value 250
Verita Numida
This length of wood isn't naturally occurring. It's a knotted cane of some kind--hewn from one of the trees in the Ashen Forest, I suspect. I can't imagine there are many Dremora walking the Deadlands with a limp. And they don't grow old. Curious.
Reginus Buca
This appears to be a rod of some kind--not unlike the vine rods our Imperial centurions carry. The Dremora place great emphasis on discipline and order in battle. Perhaps they use this cane to correct wayward varlets?
Ugron gro-Thumog
Yeah, a Kynval or Kynreeve definitely used this to direct their unit and administer punishment. But that's not all. See the notches here? The Dremora cracked this over the back of other wayward soldiers too. Ruinachs and Daedroths, maybe? Bold move!
Type Treasure
Difficulty Simple
‎‎Lead
  • Accessible by default
ON-icon-stolen-Red Banner.png Name Mindcleaver Clan Banner Value 1,000
Ugron gro-Thumog
I don't recognize this heraldry. It's the work of Dremora, no question, but this clan doesn't appear in any of my Daedrology texts. I know there are potentially thousands of Dremora clans, but I thought we had a firm grasp of which clans serve Dagon.
Gabrielle Benele
I found a catalogue of Divayth Fyr's early explorations of the Oblivion in the Mages Guild library. He sketched out the heraldry of hundreds of clans. This one appears to belong to the Mindcleaver clan. Not much information beyond the name, though.
Amalien
The lack of information on Mindcleavers is no accident. Dagon's current favorites, the Ruinbloods, purged all evidence of their existence. I found a Firescourge scroll that described them as a hated secret police, deposed by an alliance of smaller clans!
Type Treasure
Difficulty Intermediate
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Essence Box.png Name Dagon's Scalding Gibbet Value N/A
Reginus Buca
Call it macabre, but I just adore torture devices. Torture is abhorrent, of course! Even so, we can learn a great deal about a culture by examining their worst impulses. In the case of Daedra, that's practically all their impulses, but still. Fascinating.
Amalien
Reginus has a thing for torture devices? That explains a lot. Well, Scholar Buca's weird obsessions notwithstanding, a gibbet like this makes a lot of sense, given the fact that death doesn't scare Daedra. Pain motivates everyone--mortal and Daedra alike!
Ugron gro-Thumog
I doubt this is intended for Daedra. The width of the gibbet limbs implies a variety of scale--from the broadest Orc to the scrawniest Wood Elf. By Mauloch, you could probably fit a Pahmar in there if you really worked at it. Gruesome.
Type Furniture (view furnishing)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
  • Wandering Bosses in the Deadlands
ON-icon-stolen-Cleaver.png Name Ancient Morpholith Chisel Value 5,000
Gabrielle Benele
Camilonwe's treatise on liminal bridges remains the foremost work on sigil stones, but there's still a lot we don't know. For instance, he explores the sigil process in great detail, but barely references how someone could acquire a morpholith to begin with. This enchanted chisel might be the key. Do you see these Daedric runes? Words like "extract" appear many times over, and its curvature seems perfect for working with spherical objects. Daedra might use this to excavate exotic morpholiths!
Type Treasure
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-hat-Ironclad Sarcoshroud.png Name Ironclad Sarcoshroud Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
This isn't the product of Tamrielic hammer and tongs, I can tell you that. Looks like Obsidian at a distance. Ebony if you squint. But the metal's foreign. There's a grain to it, see? And these horns? Pulled from the head of some Daedric beast, I wager!
Type Hat (view collectible)
Difficulty Advanced
‎‎Lead
  • From "Unusual Metal" Daedric stone at the base of a tall, thin dead tree north-north-east of the Wretched Spire Wayshrine in The Deadlands (map)
ON-icon-fragment-Spell-Scorched Table.png Name Spell-Scorched Table Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
Looks like a work-table--not for simple handicraft, though. Dremora must have used this for some arcane pursuit. See this unusual scoring here? Alchemy or Enchanting, I wager. You don't find this sort of thing in Tamriel. So much the better.
Type Furniture Fragment (Daedric Enchanting Station)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-fragment-Daedric Enchanting Apparatus.png Name Daedric Enchanting Apparatus Value N/A
Verita Numida
Enchanters used this--of that I am certain. Note the configuration of this crystal apparatus. I do find it odd that the Daedra use enchanting methodology popular in Tamriel. Regretably [sic], magical concerns fall outside my area of expertise.
Type Furniture Fragment (Daedric Enchanting Station)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-book-Generic 211.png Name Unhallowed Runic Tome Value N/A
Gabrielle Benele
What's this? Daedra using runic magic? Mara's mercy, that is odd. Telenger's treatises on runic praxis reference several potential origins for runestones, but none of them extend into the realms of Oblivion! Runes transcending the veil? What a discovery!
Type Furniture Fragment (Daedric Enchanting Station)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Horn.png Name Petrified Daedroth Horn Value N/A
Reginus Buca
The beveling on this horn doesn't appear natural. And you see the hole here at the bottom? I supect [sic] someone attached this to something--a weapon or piece of armor. It might have acted as an offensive element or something to deflect blows.
Amalien
This horn's definitely organic. If I had to guess, I'd say it's a Daedroth horn. Plenty of those crocodile-face brutes wander the Deadlands, and according to Zexelax's Guide to Lesser Daedra, those horns on their head can blunt the sharpest swords!
Ugron gro-Thumog
I've read Zexelax's Guide, and half of it's utter fiction. A Daedroth horn can deflect a sword stroke or two, sure. But without alchemical hardening, it would never hold up to serious abuse. Some Daedric spellsmith put a lot of work into this.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Spaulder of Ruin)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Nail.png Name Void Alloy Rivets Value N/A
Amalien
Small rivets, eh? The Daedra do like their fasteners. I dare you to find a piece of Daedric armor that isn't blanketed in rivets, pins, and spikes. These seem special though. Ugron's the authority, but they look like they're made of voidsteel.
Ugron gro-Thumog
Aye, the smith who hammered these out used voidstone, but I don't think it's voidsteel. This looks like some kind of bespoke alloy--the sort of thing you'd only find in a Daedric realm. This sandy hue and matte finish have me stumped.
Gabrielle Benele
Oblivion minerals are hard to categorize. Every Daedric realm operates by its own set of peculiar rules, and the materials of Princely realms often mimic their master's temperament. The composition of a Deadland ore may change by the hour!
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Spaulder of Ruin)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-fragment-Void Alloy Lame Plates.png Name Void Alloy Lame Plates Value N/A
Verita Numida
I must admit, the silhouette of these metal plates is quite fetching. Sleek lines, sharp corners, and simple, robust filigree. Pity that they're likely the product of some bloodthirsty Dremora's labors.
Gabrielle Benele
These plates do seem more restrained than the standard Daedric panoply. People often say that Daedra lack imagination, but I think distinctive objects like this prove they're more creative than scholars give them credit for.
Reginus Buca
It's only because this is an item with utility. Daedra can't create anything that lacks utility. That's not hyperbole. Only creatures of Aedric origin can create objects for their own sake. If you find me a Daedric still life, I'll change my mind!
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Spaulder of Ruin)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Ampoule.png Name Aureal Armor Glaze Value N/A
Reginus Buca
What a curious substance. This appears to be some sort of unguent or polish. Daedra do not place great emphasis on wound care, so I'm assuming it's the latter. Even more interestingly, this smells quite pleasant. Unlike any Dremora craft I've seen before.
Amalien
This smells nice because it isn't the work of Dremora! Unless I miss my guess, I'd say a Golden Saint made this. An Aureal, I mean. According to my research, they compulsively polish their armor. As for why you'd find it in the Deadlands? I have no idea.
Gabrielle Benele
The Mages Guild's surveys of Oblivion indicate there's far more void-travel than we suspected. Dremora and Aureal societies are both highly regimented and warlike. Given the existence of Fargrave, it's certainly possible that they engage in trade.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Spaulder of Ruin)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Stole.png Name Clannfear Leather Strapping Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
Rugged. A little knobby. I'd bet this came off the back of a Clannfear. Those beasts are far smarter than people think. I doubt they'd take kindly to someone wearing the hide of one of their own. Still, it seems to make damn fine strapping.
Gabrielle Benele
I'd like to take a closer look at this at some point. The resilience, durability, and dependability of Daedric materials remains a subject of serious debate in the Guild. What elements of a Daedra corpse endure and which discorporate seems totally random.
Amalien
Oh, Gabrielle, there are so many theories about Daedric remains! We have to discuss this over tea some time! My theory is, high concentrations of dynamic forces result in longer shelf-life. That's why Dremora's hearts persist for so long!
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Spaulder of Ruin)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Ring.png Name Mindcleaver Loop Value N/A
Reginus Buca
This looks like part of a larger set. I don't recognize the symbols on the band, it's not any symbology I'm familiar with. It also looks rather tarnished. Like someone attempted to scratch the symbols out.
Amalien
It's hard to make out, but these look like the symbols of Dremora Mindcleaver clan. As far as I know, they were deposed by the Firescourage [sic] and Ruinblood clans at some point. Maybe this thing predates that?
Ugron gro-Thumog
I'm no expert on Dremora, but when two clans work together to put another down, it doesn't take an expert to know that is no small matter. The fact that these symbols are scratched out is telling as well.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Markyn Ring of Majesty)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-fragment-Ruinblood Coil.png Name Ruinblood Coil Value N/A
Amalien
The Ruinblood clan is one of the most powerful Dremora clans that serve Mehrunes Dagon. You don't mess with these rascals! This coil definitely bears their symbol, but it looks like something was stacked on the top and bottom of it.
Gabrielle Benele
Aren't the mages of the Ruinblood clan experts in magic that involves blood? That might explain the color. I wonder if that's cosmetic, or genuine. With Dremora, I guess you never know.
Reginus Buca
The weight of this coil and the significance of it seems worth mentioning. This was obviously something worn by a very high ranking Dremora, or perhaps worn to signify rank to others? Perhaps there were other clans stacked around ths [sic] coil?
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Markyn Ring of Majesty)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-stolen-Ruby.png Name Firescourge Band Value N/A
Reginus Buca
Looks like part of a ring. Not anything fancy--definitely not something made for ornamental purposes. I would say this is a piece of jewelry meant to signify rank. The symbols on the inside are definitely Daedric.
Amalien
Daedric indeed! These are symbols of the Firescourge clan. They're kind of like foot-soldiers that serve Mehrunes Dagon. Not an imaginative group, but still powerful. I wonder if this was worn by one of their members?
Ugron gro-Thumog
One of their leaders maybe. A Markyn? I always get their tusking ranks mixed up. The craftmanship suggests this was constructed for more than your average grunt, at any rate. Something to show off their rank to the lower castes and their peers.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Markyn Ring of Majesty)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Gemstone Tear Red.png Name Searing Gem Value N/A
Reginus Buca
A ruby perhaps? Or something far darker. The Daedra use all manner of exotic stones in their work. I'm near certain this one does not exist on Nirn.
Gabrielle Benele
You're right about this stone being otherworldly, Reginus. It's a searing stone—a crystalized fragment of Daedric dynamism. I have no idea if it's mined or hand made. No member of the Mages Guild has ever had a chance to study one.
Amalien
Oh, it's mined. I know it! It's a "naturally occurring" mineral in the Deadlands. As if anything is natural there, right? Exciting, since anything occurring naturally in the Deadlands is som [sic] aspect of Dagon's will in physical form. Marvelous!
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Markyn Ring of Majesty)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-fragment-Morpholith Shank.png Name Morpholith Shank Value N/A
Verita Numida
A ring, obviously, but what a strange material. Not quite metal, or at least not like any I've ever seen. It's quite old, but you can still make out the places where the shank itself was tapered, possibly where a stone was set?
Amalien
I think this is made of morpholith! It's a very rare mineral and usually only found in pocket realms of Oblivion. They can only be harvested by Daedra! Most of the time the mineral is unstable, but somehow this one isn't. At least ... I think.
Reginus Buca
I think if it were unstable, we'd have known by now. That's the last word I'd use to describe this, it's been meticulously rendered. If Daedra cared at all about wealth, this would probably be quite pricy.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Markyn Ring of Majesty)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Belharza's Band)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-misc-Ruby.png Name Crimson Diamond Value N/A
Ugron gro-Thumog
Well, this is a pretty thing, isn't it? The facets on this stone speak to an older gem-cutting technique. First Empire, maybe. Difficult to tell without the gallery rail. I thought it was a ruby at first, but now--you think this could be a diamond?
Reginus Buca
It's almost certainly a diamond of Imperial make. The shape makes that clear enough. The question is, how did it achieve that crimson hue, and why was it in the Deadlands to begin with? Did some Alessian mage pierce the veil on purpose?
Gabrielle Benele
I found a summoning ritual in Maborel's Tome of Rites that uses a diamond as its primary focus. This is Nibenese spellcraft, of course, so the crimson hue in the diamond is no accident. Whatever this summoned relates to St Alessia somewhow.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Belharza's Band)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-minor adornment-Ring.png Name Stainless Imperial Band Value N/A
Reginus Buca
The lack of corrosion here is quite remarkable, given the context. I'm told the Deadlands exacts a heavy toll on Tamrielic objects! This band is clearly of Imperial make, and not cheaply fashioned either. I doubt it made its way to Oblivion by mistake.
Ugron gro-Thumog
This band is sturdy. Imperial. It's not a legionary's ring, though. Looks like the sort of thing a forge wife might make herself before her wedding. Heavy, regal, well-polished. Someone important wore this. Based on the location, I'd say a battlemage.
Gabrielle Benele
I think you're right about it belonging to an Imperial battlemage, Ugron. See the scoring on the interior of the band? They're Isandor grips--meant to keep the ring from slipping off. You find them on livlier magic rings that vibrate on the finger.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Belharza's Band)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-quest-Etched Silver Horns.png Name Etched Silver Horns Value N/A
Amalien
These are so cute! Are they tiny, little Xivilai horns? They could have come from a small statue, or maybe a piece of jewelry? Maybe some mortal sculptor in the Deadlands fancied them?
Reginus Buca
I think they're too big for Xivalai. These look closer to Colovian minotaur horns to me. I haven't heard much about minotaurs making their way to the Deadlands, if such a thing is even possible. Could it have some connection to Morihaus or Belharza?
Verita Numida
Note the curvature of the horns. This twisting slope corresponds with Tertia Gallus's heretical renderings of Belharza from 1E 1300s. This distinctive horn shape is one of the only aesthetic features that sets him apart from his famous father.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Belharza's Band)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead
ON-icon-fragment-Alessian Sacramental Oil.png Name Alessian Sacramental Oil Value N/A
Verita Numida
This is incredibly well-preserved. Some kind of consecrated oil? Is it magical in origin? I can't imagine a vessel like this could survive the hardships of the Deadlands without arcane assistance.
Gabrielle Benele
I'm confident that this substance has arcane properties, but the origin of it is puzzling. The vessel has what looks like the Amulet of Kings etched into it, but I don't recognize these side-elements. Are those horns?
Reginus Buca
Yes. Morihaus's horns I should think. Or his son Belharza's. I've always considered this business about Morihaus and Belharza being actual bull-men specious drivel, but they don't make it easy! Early Alessian priests might have honored them with this oil.
Type Mythic Item Fragment (Belharza's Band)
Difficulty Master
‎‎Lead