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Lore:Fort Blueblood

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Fort Blueblood
Type Imperial Ruin
Continent Tamriel
Province Cyrodiil
Region Blackwood
(Niben Forest)
Appears in Oblivion, ESO
Fort Blueblood circa 3E 433

Fort Blueblood is a ruined military fort located southeast of Leyawiin, in the Blackwood region of Cyrodiil.


Fort Blueblood circa 2E 582

The fort existed since at least the mid-Second Era. The trackless marshes east of Fort Blueblood were notoriously difficult to navigate.[1] A hidden Dark Brotherhood sanctuary was once located at the ancient Argonian ruins of Xith-Izkul, just across the border into Black Marsh, until it was subjected to Purification and left abandoned.[2]

By 2E 582, Fort Blueblood hosted a garrison of the Ivory Brigade, led by Commander Ortin. When news of an assassination plot against the Elder Council reached former Councilor Abor, she traveled to Fort Blueblood and expected safety from the brigandines. The commander placed her in the fort's watchtower but despite their best efforts, an assassin infiltrated the fort and murdered the councilor, under the guise of a servant. Mere moments afterward, an Agent of the Ivory Brigade traveled to Fort Blueblood to recover the councilor, only to find her dead next to the Dark Brotherhood's calling card. After questioning the workers, they learned that the assassin killed an Imperial servant and served poisoned food to the councilor.[3]

The fort was seemingly still in use in the Third Era, when it was occupied by the Third Empire. A seer named Manduin was buried in the subterranean halls of Fort Blueblood, with not even a tombstone over his head for all his years of service to the Empire.[4] The fort was subsequently abandoned during the relatively peaceful Third Era and fell into ruin.[5]

Circa 3E 433, a local necromancer named Kalthar became disillusioned with the Mages Guild after Arch-Mage Hannibal Traven's ban on necromancy within the guild. Claiming to be reformed, Kalthar remained a guild member, but began plotting to blackmail the local guild head, Dagail, in order to have her promote him out of Leyawiin and step down from her role. To do this, he stole her seer's stone, causing Dagail to be overwhelmed with debilitating visions. Dagail's father, Manduin, had been buried with his own seer's stone, and the Hero of Kvatch entered the ruins of Fort Blueblood to locate his coffin. The fort at that time was occupied by marauders, and the Hero was confronted by Kalthar deep within the ruins after recovering Manduin's amulet. However, the Hero successfully returned the stone to Dagail, restoring her lucidity.[6]


  • The Blueblood Frog Hound is a breed of dog named for the fort. It is used by the Imperials to hunt frogs.[7]


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