Lore:Maar Gan

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Maar Gan
Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Morrowind
Region Ashlands
Appears in Arena, Morrowind
Maar Gan
Anhaedra with the Magic Rock of Maar Gan

Maar Gan (also called the Markgran Forest)[1] was a tiny temple town deep in the Ashlands to the north of Ald'ruhn. It was walled and built in the House Redoran style, utilizing mud construction and the shells of ancient monstrous insects. It was probably as close to the Ghostfence as any town short of Ghostgate itself and offered few services. There was a Tribunal Temple shrine there, with a captive Dremora, Anhaedra, who had spent many thousands of years perfecting the ultimate insult.

Temple legend holds that Vivec fought Mehrunes Dagon at the site of Maar Gan, taunting him to throw a rock at him rather than his people. It would go on to become known as the Magic Rock of Maar Gan and became a pilgrimage site.[2] The town was founded at some point after the Planemeld.[UOL 1] During the Imperial Simulacrum in the late Third Era, the village of Markgran Forest was an active settlement, being ruled Lord Nisain. It had a rivalry with Verarchen Hall.[1] In 3E 427, the Sixth House sleeper Assi Serimilk was present in the town,[3] and the Nerevarine visited the shrine to taunt Anhaedra and receive a blessing from the rock.[2] Maar Gan was presumably destroyed when Red Mountain erupted during the Red Year, being located next to Foyada Bani-Dad.

See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the Arena and Morrowind articles.


  1. ^ a b Events of Arena
  2. ^ a b Pilgrimage to Maar Gan quest in Morrowind
  3. ^ Sleepers Awake quest in Morrowind

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. ^ ESO: Morrowind - Vvardenfell Then and Now on the official ESO website