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Lore: Places: S
Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Cyrodiil
Region Gold Coast
Appears in Oblivion, ESO
The ruins of Fort Sutch ca. 3E 433

Sutch was a major city located in the Gold Coast region of Cyrodiil.[1] County Sutch extended north towards the Brena River, an area which is now considered part of County Kvatch. Sutch was connected to the Gold Road north of Anvil.[2][UOL 1]


Thief of Virtue tells the tale of Ravius Terinus, a master thief of the Thieves Guild, who attempted to rob the coin collection of Baron Ignace from the latter's castle in Sutch. Ravius failed to steal the coins, but instead slept with Baroness Veronique in order to hide from the guards. The book states that Sutch was a city in Hammerfell, although this is possibly an unreliable source, as the author also believes the Thieves Guild to have been wiped out 450 years prior to the book's writing.[3] However, it is not out of the realm of possibility that Sutch was once considered part of nearby Hammerfell, and the book's vague publication date could mean that the aforementioned guild was indeed wiped out, as a guildmaster of a more recent Thieves Guild states that "there have always been thieves' guilds".[4]

By the Interregnum, Sutch had become a massive city and trade center. Jorunn the Skald-King visited Sutch in his youth, sometime between 2E 546 and 2E 572.[5] Phrastus of Elinhir visited the marketplace of the city at some point,[6] and two towers near Sutch could be seen behind Varen's Wall around 2E 582.[7]

The city was still marked on maps in 2E 864[1] and 3E 427. By 3E 433, nothing remained of the settlement but the ruins of Fort Sutch Abbey. The fort was home to a band of mercenaries until their ailing warlord, Roderick, was poisoned by the Dark Brotherhood, although it was made to appear that he had died from his illness.[8] The fort was attacked by Daedra during the Oblivion Crisis when an Oblivion Gate to the Deadlands opened outside its walls. The Gate was destroyed by the Imperial Legion, with the help of the Hero of Kvatch.[9]



  • The author Charonius of Sutch presumably hailed from Sutch, sometime before 2E 582.[10] Thendaramur Death-Blossom, Boethiah's Conduit who oversaw dozens of Gauntlets, also came from the city.[11]
  • Cut files indicate a Chapel of Kynareth was meant to be in Sutch, but as it was scrapped before release, her communion site ultimately became a nearby shrine, making her the only deity without a chapel in Oblivion.


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.