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Type Hold
Continent Tamriel
Province Skyrim
Appears in Skyrim
The symbol of Hjaalmarch
Hjaalmarch circa 4E 201

Hjaalmarch, or Hjaalmarch Hold,[1] is a lowland coastal hold in Skyrim.[2] Roughly half the hold is constituted by the Drajkmyr marsh,[3] south of which is the capital and only settlement Morthal (although some farms dot the tundra).[2] The region is veined with waterways that empty into the Sea of Ghosts, and the southern and eastern mountains near its borders further isolate the area.[4]

Hjaalmarch is home to the Karth delta,[5] also called the Mouths of the Karth,[6] where the mighty Karth River and the smaller River Hjaal empty into the Sea of Ghosts through a variety of intricate channels. The Deathbell flower is known to be abundant throughout the swamps.[7] Many ruins dot the hold, including the legendary Labyrinthian.[8][9] Combined with the fog that surrounds the marshes and the creatures that stalk the land (Wispmothers purportedly originated here), Hjaalmarch is considered one of the more mysterious holds in Skyrim.[8][10]

See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the Skyrim article.


  1. ^ Song of the Askelde Men
  2. ^ a b The Holds of Skyrim
  3. ^ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Prima Official Game Guide
  4. ^ Map of Skyrim
  5. ^ Aslfur's dialogue in Hearthfire
  6. ^ Windstad Manor Charter
  7. ^ Herbalist's Guide to SkyrimAgneta Falia
  8. ^ a b Events of Skyrim.
  9. ^ A Minor Maze
  10. ^ The WispmotherMathias Etienne
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