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Lore:Ayleid Ruins

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Garlas Malatar, an Ayleid ruin in Cyrodiil

Main article: Elven Ruins

Ayleid ruins are all that remain of the city-states and settlements of the Ayleids. They are a common sight in Cyrodiil, the Ayleid Empire's seat of power.[1][2] Due to migration events such as the Scouring of Wendelbek and the Ayleid Diaspora,[3] ruins can also be found outside of Cyrodiil, in Valenwood[2] and High Rock,[2] with some also present in Hammerfell,[2] Elsweyr,[2] and Black Marsh.[2] Most of these ruins still have functioning Welkynd and Varla stones.

Many Ayleid settlements continue to be inhabited even after the disappearance of the Ayleids. They often serve as lairs for outcasts such as bandits and necromancers, while some, such as the Imperial City and Stormhold, have been renovated and function as modern settlements.

Black MarshEdit

 
A map showing the rough locations of most Ayleid ruins in Tamriel

The Ayleid ruins of Black Marsh are associated with the Barsaebic subculture that thrived there after their banishment from the Heartlands in 1E 198.[3]

Region Location Image
Blackwood Plateau of the Traveler
Sariellen's Sword
Twyllbek
Vunalk
Xeemhok's Lagoon
Shadowfen Gandranen Ruins
Loriasel
Relleis Lor
Nen Ria
Varakun
Silyanorn
Sul
Murkmire Vakka-Bok

CyrodiilEdit

ElsweyrEdit

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Reaper's March Fardir's Folly
Thormar

HammerfellEdit

High RockEdit

ValenwoodEdit

ColdharbourEdit

OtherEdit

Translated NamesEdit

Below are the names (and their translated meanings, where available) of Ayleid settlements throughout Tamriel.

GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

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