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Morrowind:Elder Scrolls Historical References


References to events in the history of The Elder Scrolls are documented separately to Easter Eggs.

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  • Senilius' Report mentions "the secret of Passwall" which was "lost nearly a generation ago". This is a reference to the Passwall spell effect in Arena, which allowed the caster to tunnel through solid walls.
  • Red Mountain and Dagoth-Ur originally appeared in Arena as the Mount of Dagoth-Ur -- a dwarven mine.
  • The concept of Tonal Architecture is derived from the King of Ebonheart quest about the Hammer of Gharen.
  • The name of House Dagoth the faction and Dagoth Ur the character is derived from the location name of Dagoth-Ur.
  • The city of Ebonheart was originally included on the mainland during Arena, but was retconned onto the island for Morrowind, before being un-retconned in later continuity, with Elder Scrolls Online having both exist simultaneously as the castle Ebonheart and the city of Old Ebonheart.
  • The book Mystery of Talara references the plot of Arena, retcon-introducing the concept of simulacrum doppelgangers, and explaining more of the backstory of Jagar Tharn's theft of the Staff of Chaos. As well as retcon-introducing the Brotherhood of Seth as the Temple of Sethiete.
  • Rumor dialogue continues the doppelganger concept from Arena, with the sons of the Emperor be accused of being doppelgangers installed into the Imperial Family by Jagar Tharn.


  • The book Where Were You When the Dragon Broke? found in Morrowind references the so-called Warp in the West. The greatly varied but canonically-confirmed ending choices given to the player at the end of Daggerfall are described through different perspectives.
  • The book The Arcturian Heresy directly references Zurin Arctus, the betrayal by his battlemage, the activation and destruction of the Numidium, and the creation of the Mantella —- all of which is central plot information derived from Daggerfall.
  • The book Corpse Preparation v I references the Warp in the West by mentioning the "newly formed Orsinium" and King Gortwog. Orcs did not have their own officially-recognized kingdom until the player's actions at the end of Daggerfall.
  • The book 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermon 22 references the character of Moraelyn, House Mora, and Clan Ra'athim, that were all introduced in The Real Barenziah and King Edward books from Daggerfall.
  • The book The Real Barenziah originally established the idea of a war leader who lead the dark elves in times of provincial emergency. Later on, this bit of worldbuilding was picked up and used for the Hortator in Morrowind.
  • The architecture of Pelagiad and Caldera are both derived from the village models presented in Daggerfall, having been semi-retconned into "Imperial Architecture."
  • The book A Game at Dinner and the Tribunal expansion are both continuations of the Helseth and Barenziah plots from Daggerfall.
  • The orcish armor in Morrowind is derived from the Samurai-like armor orc mobs wore in Daggerfall.


  • The tower of Tel Fyr holds many treasures that originally appeared in Battlespire, including the Cuirass of the Savior's Hide, Scourge, Starlover's Log, and even a method by which the last remaining Daedric Crescent can be obtained.
  • The character of Carecalmo as an on-the-run conspirator who participated in Jagar Tharn's master plan and worships Mehrunes Dagon is a semi-continuation of the plot of Battlespire.
  • The audio of the Scamps and Dremora are both carried over from Battlespire.