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Oblivion:Tidewater Cave

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Tidewater Cave
(view on map) (lore page)
# of Zones 1
Kalperklan Trolls
Important Treasure
Eye of Nocturnal
Console Location Code(s)
TidewaterCaveExterior, TidewaterCave
Southeast of Leyawiin, on the coast of Topal Bay
Tidewater Cave

Tidewater Cave is a small cave southeast of Leyawiin containing trolls (quest-related). It contains only one zone, Tidewater Cave.

Related QuestsEdit


  • This cave can be fully explored before starting the related quest. However, the quest object (the Eye of Nocturnal) will not appear until you have started the quest.
  • Inhabited by leveled trolls identified as "Kalperklan Trolls" (and "Azhklan Trolls" outside). Depending upon your level, these trolls can be much stronger than normal trolls. Strangely, all Kalperklan Trolls carry several sets of calipers. Use the water to your advantage if you are struggling with them.
  • If you are trying to complete the Shivering Isles quest Work is Never Done, the trolls in this cave can be a useful source of calipers.
  • This cave contains 2 Cairn Bolete plants.
  • Tidewater Cave also appears in ESO.


Key to Map
Map of Tidewater Cave Exterior
  • The exterior is located at coordinates: Tamriel 25, -42
  • This location's map marker (M on map) is named Tidewater Cave (editor name TidewaterCaveMapMarker0001). The entrance door is ENE of the marker, 10 feet away.
  • 2 Azhklan Trolls (leveled variety of troll) are near the entrance
  • 1 Imperial Legion Forester is near the entrance
  • 0-2 Mud Crabs are near the entrance
  • 1 Nirnroot is at location N on map
  • The following plants can be found near the entrance: 5 Clouded Funnel Cap plants, 10 St. Jahn's Wort plants, and 4 Stinkhorn plants

Zone 1: Tidewater CaveEdit

Tidewater Cave

This is a relatively straightforward dungeon with a number of branches, two of which lead underwater, so having some form of water breathing may be helpful. Upon entering, you will find yourself in a large corridor guarded by a troll and an animal. At the first junction, a passage leads first south, then east to a small chamber with a minor loot chest and a bedroll (b) guarded by a troll and 1-2 animals. Backtrack to the main corridor and head north, possibly encountering another animal on the way. The next junction leads east to a flooded chamber containing two slaughterfish and a floating minor loot chest. Return to the main corridor again and head north to a T-intersection where another animal lurks, then head west and south into the second flooded branch which contains a minor loot chest along with the Eye of Nocturnal (Q), if you are on the related quest. You can also optionally head east from the T-intersection into a large chamber guarded by a troll and possibly an animal. However, bar a few skeleton corpses, there is no loot here. Return to the entrance the way you came.



Doors and Gates:

  • There is one door (at Out) in/out of this zone, leading outside


  • 1 bedroll at location b on map