ESO:Zone Guide/Shadowfen

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On the border with Morrowind, the Shadowfen region has had more contact with Tamrielic civilization than most of Black Marsh—due primarily to the activities of the Dunmeri slavers who once operated out of the city of Stormhold. Now the Argonians are back in charge.


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Zone Story Quests[edit]

Zone Story Quests are the main story arc for the zone. Completing these quests can award you with skill points, experience, gold, and gear.


Wayshrines allow free, instantaneous travel between wayshrines that have been discovered and unlocked. You can also travel directly to any unlocked wayshrine from anywhere in the world for a small amount of gold.

Cave Delver[edit]

Delves are solo-able dungeons found throughout the world. Delves will always contain a single skyshard and a boss who drops item set gear.

Points of Interest[edit]

Points of Interest are self-contained stories that explore the lore, characters, and locations within a zone. These can award you with experience, gold, and gear.


Striking Locales are places of interest within the world. Discovering all of the Striking Locales in a zone will award that zone's Pathfinder achievement.

Set Stations[edit]

Set Stations are locations in the world where you can craft items with specific item set bonuses.

Mundus Stones[edit]

Mundus Stones are objects in the world that grant a boon in the form of a temporary player buff. This buff will persist until replaced with a different Mundus Stone boon.

Public Dungeons[edit]

Public Dungeons are open world dungeons found throughout Tamriel and beyond. These are designed for four player groups. Completing different parts of Public Dungeons can award you with a skill point, experience, gold, and gear.

World Events[edit]

World Events such as Dark Anchors are activities that occur in the world that are best tackled by a group of adventurers. Completing a World Event can award you experience, gold, and higher tier gear.

World Bosses[edit]

World Bosses are difficult enemies meant to be tackled by a group of adventurers. Defeating a world boss can award you higher tier gear.

Skyshard Hunter[edit]

Skyshards are scattered throughout the world and can be identified by the bright beam of white light they emanate. Discovering three Skyshards will grant you a skill point, which can be used to unlock or morph new abilities.

Clue Location Notes
Above the Mages' eye between the falls. Above the Stormhold Mages Guild (map)
Still shrouded by spray past a western rise. North of Stillrise Village, beside waterfall (map)
Sneak behind the relic-thieves' camp. Southeast of Camp Silken Snare (map)
Beside a bowsprit among pirates. Top deck of Alten Corimont ship, in a crate (map)
Ritual flames brew trouble in the mire. East of Percolating Mire, on top of rocks (map)
Where wisps waylay wanderers. Deep graves, on the south side of the pyramid. (map)
Like the sound of steam or snakes. Hissmir, atop temple (map)
Overlooking the murk of Xal Ithix. West of Xal Ithix, Atop temple & rocks (map)
Imprisoned in a crumbling tower. White Rose Prison, top of tower (map)
Peek behind pillars in Atanaz. Square room with tent in Atanaz Ruins (map)
Skittering, slithering, a tusk once whole. Broken Tusk, big room with Harvester (map)
Unearthed by an outlaw excavation. Chid-Moska Ruins, right corner bend, hidden (map)
Crown in hand, leave and look right. Gandranen Ruins, on left in first side room (map)
Climb, little kwama, to reach your goal. Onkobra Kwama Mine, top of walkway in big room (map)
Digesting in the belly of the Black Maw. Shrine of the Black Maw, big room in a niche (map)
Deep in the den of debauchery. Sanguine's Demesne, natural cave area (map)

Shalidor's Library Books[edit]

Shalidor's Library Books are scattered throughout the world. These books are identified by their distinctive purple glow. Discovering these books will improve your Mages Guild rank and advance the associated skill line.

Shadowfen Lore[edit]

Daedric Princes[edit]

Divines and Deities[edit]

Dungeon Lore[edit]


Myths of the Mundus[edit]

Oblivion Lore[edit]