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This article is about the antiquity. For the achievement, see The Shadow Queen's Cowl (achievement).

You are beautiful. Shadowed, beautiful, and hidden. They cannot see you, darkness clings like a lover. They will not remember you, gray upon their mind. She breathed you into being. Be the deeper darkness. - Romien Garvette

The Shadow Queen's Cowl is a Mythic pair of light helm that comes with the Maximum Stamina enchanment. It can be obtained through the Antiquities system. It was released as part of the Gold Road Chapter.


1 item: While Crouched, you can see Witnesses and Guards through walls. Successfully pickpocketing a Witness or Guard applies Distracted to them for 10 seconds, stunning your target. Decreases your detection radius in Stealth by 30 meters against Distracted targets.


  • Five fragments are required to create the item, all of which require a master-quality Lead in order to scry, and are classed as master difficulty to excavate.
  • You are required to be at least level 7 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight IV passive in order to scry Master difficulty leads.
  • Fragment Leads are largely found in the same zone as where the fragment is excavated, save for a few cases where it may be found in different zone.
Icon Lead Source Zone Codex Entry
40px Shadowy Creatia Stitching (?) (?) This stitching is so light, so thin. Under normal circumstances I would assume it was used in creating a nobleman's wardrobe. Someone with money to spend who doesn't care about durability. But this substance seems quite magical. Amalien? — Ugron gro-Thumog I wouldn't just call this "quite magical," but extremely magical. I believe this stitching is made from creatia, the very substance, the substrate, of the Daedric Realms. Evergloam, I'd guess, given they seem to be made from the shadows themselves. — Amalien I strongly sense the chill of Evergloam, good guess Amalien. Imagine what a thief might do with a set of gloves or a mask stitched with these? The power of the Shadow Queen herself imbued into a garment. Oh my. — Gabrielle Benele
40px Huntlands-Blessed Leather (?) (?) There are runes etched into the soft leather that look like others I've seen from the Hunting Grounds. I consulted Runes and Daedric Symbols by Zirpar Giralvel and discovered that these runes promise the wearer a successful hunt. — Verita Numida It strikes me as odd that there would be runes for successful hunts etched into the inside of these leathers. Unless the wearer didn't want to give their intentions away, or they didn't want to show an allegiance to Hircine. — Reginus Buca Verita interpreted the runes too literally. When etched into armor these would help them hunt victory on the battlefield. These runes are etched in a place where they are easy to conceal. These are thieves' leathers blessed for successful heists. — Ugron gro-Thumog
40px Gloamium Rivets (?) (?) Gloamium is an odd material. It looks like ordinary silver and it melts like iron, but these rivets don't feel like either of those metals. They're cold to the touch and won't warm even after I set them down by the fire. — Ugron gro-Thumog Materials from Nocturnal's realm have strange effects here on Mundus. Darkling mana makes paint so black no light escapes from it and court fletched arrows never fly where they're aimed. It's not beyond reason to think these rivets have odd properties. — Verita Numida Verita's correct. I read a story of a watchman in Alinor who accidentally embedded a fleck of gloamium in his eye in 2E 367. The story goes that he lost sight during the day, but could see perfectly well at night . I bet these rivets do the same. — Amalien
40px Penumbral Oil Kujo Kethba in Moongrave Fane West Weald I read about an experiment conducted in Valenwood around the turn of the era to suspend a shadow in liquid. The experiment supposedly didn't succeed. I think you just discovered proof to contradicting that assumption. — Verita Numida Verita would hate this, but I spread a drop of some of this oil on a rag I use for keeping my chair in good condition. I didn't think anything would happen, but then the rag darkened. I think this oil imbues whatever it contacts with shadows. — Amalien We found several more writings about this liquid that were previously viewed as farcical. If enough of it is used, the material becomes nearly impossible to detect. I'm glad this sample is tightly sealed. — Verita Numida
40px Crowcaller's Chapbook (?) (?) The inner cover proclaims this as a book of poetry to dazzle and capture the attention of others. Given the content, I doubt the attention is amorous. Unless the author believed that guts are a suitable gift for their beloved. — Verita Numida I am not a fan of poetry. Still, I admit that the poems stole my focus. I lost an entire days work in their pages. When I finished, I found a feather tucked into the last page that I do not remember seeing there before. — Ugron gro-Thumog The poems reference knights and knaves so I think they deal with the Blackfeather Court. There's a record of an Imperial scribe going missing in 2E 219. The scribe was found several days later with a pocket full of jewels. Payment, I suppose. — Reginus Buca