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Type Dwemer Ruin
Continent Tamriel
Province Morrowind
Region Ashlands
Appears in Morrowind, ESO
Bthuand in 3E 427
Bthuand in 2E 582

Bthuand is a Dwarven ruin located in the north-central Ashlands of Vvardenfell in the province of Morrowind, west of the Daedric shrine of Zergonipal.[1][2] It was abandoned in 1E 700 when its original Dwemer inhabitants mysteriously disappeared.[3]

Circa 2E 582, Vonos Bero, a member of the Seven Secretives, came to the ruins to obtain an important clockwork device stolen from the Clockwork City. This item had been taken to Bthuand, where a number of Clockwork Apostles were slain after attempting to retrieve it. The device was shattered when Vonos got into an argument with the smuggler that led into a brawl. Vonos had been followed to the ruins by a Morag Tong assassin named Naryu Virian, who executed him soon afterwards.[4] As of 2E 582, the ruins of Bthuand were guarded by Dwarven Centurions.[2]

By 3E 427, the ruins were still guarded by Dwarven Centurions. Ghosts of the long-gone Dwemer could be encountered there as well.[1] Mastrius, a Dunmer vampire who had been imprisoned for centuries in the Salvel Ancestral Tomb near Red Mountain by Azura, required the Daedric artifact Spellbreaker to break the curse and escape the tomb. Circa 3E 427, the weakened Mastrius was discovered by a fellow vampire who agreed to help free him. At this time, Spellbreaker could be found within Bthuand, next to the skeleton of its previous owner who had died in a cave-in. Mastrius used the shield as a conduit for his spell and broke Azura's curse, returning to full strength. He then betrayed his liberator and was slain, allowing his accomplice to claim Spellbreaker.[5][6]


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