|Appears in||Skyrim, ESO|
Mistwatch is a region in southern Eastmarch, located near the southern edge of the volcanic tundra.
The ancient Nords built a temple in a secluded valley at Mistwatch sometime in the Merethic Era. Although most of the Nordic temples were built by the Dragon Cult, the sacred Totems at Mistwatch were dedicated to the worship of the Bear, Fox and Wolf, ancient Atmoran deities. Worship continued at the ruins well into the Second Era by an ostracized group known as the Ternion Monks. Greater Nord society frowned upon their worship of the Three Old Gods, so the monks lived in relative isolation, with access to the ruins being limited to teleportation magic.
In 2E 582, Jorunn the Skald-King was poisoned at Fort Amol during an attack from Fildgor Orc-Thane's forces. Fearing for the stability of the Ebonheart Pact if the High King were to die, Jorunn's allies went to extreme measures in an attempt to cure the Daedric poisoning. With the blood of a vampire and the help of a Dreamwalker, Jorunn was brought before the Ternion Monks. Despite some difficulties, Jorunn's life was ultimately saved by the Soulless One and the power of the Three Old Gods.
Some time after this, the Ternion Monks seemingly disbanded and the ruins were lost. A military fort was built at Mistwatch, and eventually abandoned. In 4E 201, a group of bandits took control of the ruined towers. A Nord woman named Fjola, returning to her homeland of Skyrim after fleeing her marriage, quickly took control of the group and began kidnapping travelers for ransom. Her husband Christer then came to the ruins, believing her to be a captive there. He sought the aid of the Last Dragonborn in "rescuing" her, which proved to be a fruitless endeavor.
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- Another fortification named Fort Mistwatch was erected at the site of Garlas Malatar by the Imperial Legion, but is unrelated to this location.