Lore:Heimlyn Keep

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Heimlyn Keep
Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Morrowind
Region Stonefalls
Appears in Arena, ESO
Heimlyn Keep
Heimlyn Keep during the Imperial Simulacrum

Heimlyn Keep is a fortified settlement located in the region of Stonefalls, within the province of Morrowind. Heimlyn Keep is a settlement occupied by House Telvanni, where it is used to store objects with high-levels of magical potency, too dangerous to keep in circulation around the world. Those who administrate over Heimlyn Keep are highly-skilled in magic and knowledgeable in ancient magic. It has since been this way for many lifetimes.[1]


In the First Era, two Chimeri mages that worshipped Namira had created a powerful weapon against the Dwemer called the Spellplague. But when it was revealed that the Spellplague was too powerful to be controlled, the Chimeri Lords had sealed both the plague and the two Mendicants into a vault, which would become Heimlyn Keep. The two were sealed ever since, falling into obscurity.[2]

During the Interregnum in 2E 582, the town of Heimlyn Keep was invaded by the Daggerfall Covenant, who raided their settlement thinking it was a military target. But they had inadvertently tampered with the reliquary storing the magic, unleashing a curse upon Heimlyn Keep, the Spellplague. A wanderer had aided the Telvanni after the raid, eliminating the source of the plague. The vault was re-sealed and the people of Heimlyn Keep were saved from catastrophe.[3][4]

By the Imperial Simulacrum in the late Third Era, the town of Heimlyn Keep was still an active settlement, being ruled by Lady Shelelle. It had a rivalry with both Old Keep and Riverbridge.[5] It was neighbored by several settlements, including Narsis in the southeast, and Oaktown in the west.[6]



  1. ^ Heimlyn Keep Reliquary loading screen in ESO
  2. ^ Keeper Vildras' dialogue in ESO
  3. ^ The Curse of Heimlyn Keep quest in ESO
  4. ^ What Was Done Must Be Undone quest in ESO
  5. ^ Heimlyn Keep location and rumors in Arena
  6. ^ Map of Morrowind — The Elder Scrolls: Arena

Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ Concept Map of Morrowind — The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind