Lore:Eton Nir

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Eton Nir
Type Mountain
Continent Tamriel
Province Summerset Isles
Region Summerset Isle
Appears in ESO
Eton Nir circa 2E 583

Eton Nir is the tallest mountain found in the province of the Summerset Isles, within the Summerset Isle.[1] Eton Nir consists of an abundance of ruins, as well as, expansive tunnel systems that connect each side of the coast. The city-state of Cloudrest is found on the highest alps of Eton Nir.[2] The Eton Nir Grotto is one of the many underground caverns that are found across the massif.

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The high slopes also contain a breed of Gryphon known as the Azure Gryphon, which has a distinct blue tint on their feathers, which is attributed as either their natural camouflage, or a gift from the Divines.[3] Further up, in the peaks of Eton Nir lies the Snowcap Gryphon, which are pale snow white, and live in the clouds of Eton Nir. They were considered a myth for most of the First Era.[4] Gryphons are commonly used by the Altmer of Eton Nir. The Welkynars, a knightly order of Cloudrest and Eton Nir, are known to use Gryphons.[5]

There are dark rumors across the province that say that Eton Nir contains many treasures,[6] as well as, hidden ruins of both the Aldmer, and even the Sload.[1] A Temple dedicated to Meridia is found deep in the Eton Nir Grotto. The cave systems, Karnwasten and King's Haven Pass go through Eton Nir and are used as alternate paths from the main road. The former is known to be used by smugglers and pirates that bring contraband into Summerset Isle. The Crystal Tower is found near the center of the mountain massif.

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See Also[edit]

  • For more information on the Eton Nir Grotto, see the Online article.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Blessed Isle: Alinor and the SummersetsImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  2. ^ Our Blessed Isles: A GuideRunilstir the Surveyor
  3. ^ The description of the Azure Fledgling Gryphon in ESO: Summerset
  4. ^ The description of the Snowcap Fledgling Gryphon in ESO: Summerset
  5. ^ The Welkynars of Eton NirRelequen, Leader of the Welkynars
  6. ^ Eton Nir Grotto loading screen in ESO: Summerset