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Type Dwemer Ruin
Continent Tamriel
Province Morrowind
Region Fungal Lowlands
Appears in ESO
Kemel-Ze entrance during the Interregnum

Kemel-Ze (translated as "Cliff City" from Dwemeris) is a Dwarven ruin found along the Inner Sea in the coastlines of the Fungal Lowlands.[1] The village of Marog is found nearby.[1]

In the first era, before the Tribunal ascended to godliness, King Nerevar brokered an alliance with the Dwarves. Dumac Dwarfking gifted Sotha Sil a wing of Kemel-Ze as a sign of that alliance.[2] Sotha Sil used this facility to do preliminary work on the Clockwork City. There he studied the flora and fauna of Nirn to learn how to replicate their functions with metal and energy. He built an early factotum, he named Protus.[3]

He used Mnemonic Fragments to store some of his memories. He sought to use the memories to create an artificial animus. But all he was able to achieve was the appearance of a fully developed soul,a convincing lie—artificial projection of himself. [4] In this laboratory, he also created the Clockwork Probabilis to manipulate the Intrinsic forces that govern events on Nirn. Some of those forces are constant—like the force which compels objects to fall to the ground—while others defy prediction and categorization. The Clockwork Probabilis is a prototype, a precursor to the Throne Aligned, one of Sotha Sil great work.[4]

It was abandoned in 1E 700 when its original Dwemer inhabitants mysteriously disappeared.[5] When he moved to the Clockwork City, Sotha Sil put Protus in charge of overseeing the laboratory and his creations.

A human Marukhati named Xal visited the ruin in the Third Era.[UOL 1]


See AlsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Ruins of Kemel-ZeRolard Nordssen
  2. ^ Thoryn Armas's dialogue in ESO
  3. ^ Protus's dialogue in ESO
  4. ^ a b Sotha Sil's dialogue in ESO
  5. ^ Dwemer Inquiries Vol IThelwe Ghelein, Scholar

Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.

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