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Type Ayleid Ruin
Continent Tamriel
Province Valenwood
Region Malabal Tor
(Xylo River Basin)
Appears in ESO
Abamath ca. 2E 582

Abamath (translated as "Forbidden Home" in Ayleidoon) is an Ayleid ruin found on the Xylo River in the region of Malabal Tor, in the province of Valenwood. It was initially an ancient town of Wood Orcs that worshipped Mauloch, the God of Curses. The cave system underneath it contains a spring of magical war paint called the Blood of Mauloch, which was believed to give them strength. Unfortunately for them, the Ayleid refugees of Cyrodiil captured the town and built their city over it, until that eventually fell into disrepair.[1]


Abamath has been an active settlement as early as 1E 243 when it was occupied by Wood Orcs. In that year, a group of Ayleid refugees fled to Valenwood and sacked the town.[1] The Wood Orcs covered themselves in the Blood of Mauloch and relied on their shaman's magic to repel the invaders, but it ended in failure and they were driven out of Abamath. The Ayleids built their new settlement over the old cave system and the few that survived had fled the scene, which shames their descendants to this day. The event has been remembered by the modern-day Wood Orcs as a rallying cry and those that trace their ancestry to the battle paint their faces in red war paint, hoping to clean the shame of loss and display renewed ferocity.[2]

In 2E 582, the Order of the Black Worm scoured across Abamath's ruins to summon Mauloch as an unwilling servant of Molag Bal through the blood magic of the red water spring, the Blood of Mauloch and a sacrifice of the local people. However, one of their former members and a local traveler sought to disrupt their activities. When the Daedric Prince Boethiah spoke with the traveler, they told them that the barrier to the spring can only open at the expense of a soul, and the former cult member offered her own in the effort to defeat the Worm Cult. In the end, the ritual was over and the threat was gone.[3]


  • The name has been used as a clan name for Wood Orcs, likely for those that descended from survivors of the battle.[4]

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