Online:Zone Guide/Imperial City

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At the center of Cyrodiil stands the Imperial City. There, the Three Alliances vie with Daedric overlords and each other for control of the White-Gold Tower.


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Zone Story Quests[edit]

Zone Story Quests are the main story arc for the zone. Completing these quests can award you with skill points, experience, gold, and gear.

Points of Interest[edit]

Points of Interest are self-contained stories that explore the lore, characters, and locations within a zone. These can award you with experience, gold, and gear.


Striking Locales are places of interest within the world. Discovering all of the Striking Locales in a zone will award that zone's Pathfinder achievement.

Set Stations[edit]

Set Stations are locations in the world where you can craft items with specific item set bonuses.

World Bosses[edit]

World Bosses are difficult enemies meant to be tackled by a group of adventurers. Defeating a world boss can award you higher tier gear.

Skyshard Hunter[edit]

Skyshards are scattered throughout the world and can be identified by the bright beam of white light they emanate. Discovering three Skyshards will grant you a skill point, which can be used to unlock or morph new abilities.

Clue Location Notes
Atop a pile of rancid flesh. In the Arboretum, western corner. (map)
Cheap seats at a pit fight. In the Arena District, eastern wall. (map)
In the Garden's darkest corner. In the Elven Gardens District, eastern corner. (map)
From the river to the grave. In the Memorial District, south-western corner. (map)
The most eminent nobles live upstairs. In the Nobles District, upstairs in a house in the northwest. (map)
Near contested holy ruins. In the Temple District, northern wall. (map)
Imperial City Sewers
Darkest alchemy, bought in bulk. In the Harena Hypogeum, south of Headsman's Bonepile (map) As this one is deep in Pact territory, members of other alliances might want to approach it from the Arena District sewer entrance.
Where laundry never gets dry. In the Antediluvian Vaults, northwest of Inquisitor's Retreat. (map)
An Aldmeri outpost, lost to crocodiles. In the Irrigation Tunnels, southeast of Drain-Dweller's Outpost. (map) As this one is deep in Dominion territory, members of other alliances can access it via the Temple District or Arboretum sewer entrances. The Temple entrance is closer, but the Arboretum is more out of the way.
Dozing in the portal-light. In the Abyssal Depths, north-northeast of Unfinished Memoirs, near a Daedric Portal. (map)
The shard is slipping down the drain. In the Lambent Passage, west-southwest of Alik'ri Alcove. (map) As this one is deep in Covenant territory, members of other alliances will have the easiest time approaching from the Nobles District sewer entrance.
This cistern contains the heart of a lion. In the Vile Drainage, east of Bloodmist Slaughterhouse, at the top of the ramp. (map)
The deepest depths where the Tower grows roots. In the Barathrum Centrata. (map) Can be acquired without triggering the event here if you're careful.

Shalidor's Library Books[edit]

Shalidor's Library Books are scattered throughout the world. These books are identified by their distinctive purple glow. Discovering these books will improve your Mages Guild rank and advance the associated skill line.

Daedric Princes[edit]

Legends of Nirn[edit]

Oblivion Lore[edit]

Tamriel History[edit]