Lore:River Hjaal

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River Hjaal
Type Body of Water
Continent Tamriel
Province Skyrim
Hold Hjaalmarch
Appears in Skyrim
River Hjaal

The River Hjaal is the main river that flows through the center of Hjaalmarch in Skyrim. Its headwaters are located in northwestern Whiterun Hold, in the highlands south of Morthal. After dropping down a series of waterfalls and entering Hjaalmarch, the river passes northeast through Morthal, then spreads out and drains into the Karth delta, the marshy area where the River Hjaal and the larger Karth River empty into the icy Sea of Ghosts through a variety of intricate channels.[1]

After entering Hjaalmarch, a separate stream from the headwaters also breaks northwest and drops down some waterfalls, eventually flowing into the Karth River just north of Dragon Bridge. This divergence essentially makes an island out of a large portion of Hjaalmarch wherein Fort Snowhawk and several ruins can be found.[1]

Fishermen can collect a wide range of fish from the river, including Abecean Longfin, Cyrodilic Spadetail, Histcarp, River Betty, Silverside Perch, and Salmon. People have also been known to make a living hunting for mudcrabs on its banks.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Events of Skyrim