The Gates of Oblivion is the fifth main story arc of Elder Scrolls Online, following on from the Dark Heart of Skyrim. It is an overarching story which spans multiple content updates in the form of DLC, Chapters, and free quests, covering the entirety of 2021's content releases. Details of the plot were officially announced on January 26, 2021. It takes place in Cyrodiil and the Deadlands and involves a threat from Mehrunes Dagon.
Due to the multiple content releases involved in the Gates of Oblivion, there are no prerequisites for completing these quests (outside of the epilogue) and they can be done in any order. However, they do follow a chronological order as listed here.
- Flames of Ambition Storyline
- Blackwood Chapter Prologues
- Blackwood Storyline
- A Deadly Secret: Find and warn former Elder Council members in Blackwood.
- An Unexpected Adversary: Unmask the mysterious faction behind the death of former Elder Councilors in Blackwood.
- A Hidden Vault: Find out just what (or who) lies within the Daedric vault at Ojel-Bak.
- A Mysterious Event: Crash a cultist party with Eveli and save the third Ambition.
- Weapons of Destruction: Take the twin Ambitions to meet Sombren's mentor and learn the dark truth of their past.
- Pyre of Ambition: Please add a description for this quest
- Heroes of Blackwood: Please add a description for this quest
Around December 30th, influencers received ornate coins and a letter from Lyranth saying that the coins were associated with the Order of the Walking Flame. There were three different versions of the coins sent out. Every version had a face depicting a rising sun, the dawn, a common symbol associated with Mehrunes Dagon. The other face of the coins depicted currently unknown symbols that resemble a wolf, a bug, and a goat. Until an official or better descriptor is available, the unknown symbols will be referred to as such.
Daedric text was featured on each coin face, which read:
- Dawn Face:
- Top: MEHRUNES DAGON
- Bottom: DESTRUCTION CHANGE AMBITION
- Bug Face:
- Top: AMBITION ONE POWER
- Bottom: STRENGTH HONOR REVOLUTION
- The Goat Face:
- Top: AMBITIONS KNOWLEDGE FREEDOM
- Bottom: WISDOM ENERG(Y) ADVENTURE
- Wolf Face:
- AMBITION FOUL CUNNING (or CULLING)
- JUSTICE HOPE COURAGE