Lore:Lake Canulus

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Lake Canulus
Type Body of Water
Continent Tamriel
Province Cyrodiil
Region Nibenay Basin
Appears in Oblivion
Lake Canulus

Lake Canulus is a small lake in the far east of Cyrodiil, between the Silverfish and Panther Rivers. It is surrounded by old forts, mines, camps, and caverns. A great monastic complex of the Alessian Order that contained documents dating back to at least the mid-sixth century was once built along its shores, but it was razed during the War of Righteousness, and much of its archives were destroyed.[1][2] The Ayleid city of Varsa Baalim was located near the lake before it plunged into the ground in the early First Era.[3][4]

NotesEdit

  • The original main questline for the Elder Scrolls Online had the Mages Guild use Old Man Seagrave's portal stone to take the Numinous to Canulus Refuge, a ruined monastery that served as the final refuge for the Alessians. They took a magical staff called the Balac at the Battle of Glenumbra Moors, and later stored it in the vaults beneath the Refuge which were never plundered. The story would have had the Numinous recover the Balac from the Archives at the Refuge, where it would be guarded by a Marukhite who used a Spell of Sheathing to isolate himself out of place and time while his fellow Marukhites were killed by the fanatics, and he would try to kill you after you broke the Sheath to begin the Order's rebirth. The quest would have also had ancient Order texts and riddles play a part in journeying through the ruin.[UOL 1] While the location was cut, errant strings and map files still remain in the game.

See AlsoEdit

  • For game-specific information, see the Oblivion article.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cleansing of the Fane
  2. ^ The Song of Pelinal, v 7
  3. ^ Location of Varsa Baalim in Oblivion (Mehrunes' Razor)
  4. ^ Treatise on Ayleidic Cities

Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ ESO Cut Content - Balac Thurm Main Quest at the Imperial Library