While many Nords attribute the founding of Kyne's Aegis to Fuldimar Hookhand in 1E 244, Dragon Cult ruins tell a far older—and darker—story.
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Ruin:
Kyne's Aegis
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Trial
Discoverable Yes
Completion Objective
Dungeon Yes
# of Zones 1
Zone
HaafingarWestern Skyrim
Location
North of Kilkreath Temple Wayshrine
Instanced Dungeon
Group Size 12
Veteran Speed Run Target
Crafting Stations
  • ON-icon-Alchemist.png Alchemy Station
  • ON-icon-Enchanter.png Enchanting Table
  • ON-icon-Cooking Station.png Cooking Fire
  • ON-icon-Weaponsmith.png Blacksmithing Station
  • ON-icon-Armorsmith.png Clothing Station
  • ON-icon-Carpenter.png Woodworking Station
  • ON-icon-Jewelry Station.png Jewelry Station
Kyne's Aegis entrance

Kyne's Aegis is an island bastion in the Sea of Ghosts. It is located on an island north of Solitude.

Its original purpose was to be a bulwark against northern invasions which approached the coast via the easiest channel. Thane Ogvar was given ownership over the fort and over time, it morphed into a northern fishing village in addition to a fort. The island's gold veins have led to the Thane establishing a mining operation. Until recently, the fort has remained peaceful with only the occasional northern squall cropping up to cause concern. The transformation of the island to a fishing and mining spot has led to the slow decline of the fort.

A short time ago, tremendously large longships appeared to the north. Before a proper defense could be mustered, these ships crashed into the island, disgorging Sea Giants and Half-Giants onto the island, led by a powerful Vampire lord. These creatures of myth quickly overwhelmed the northern island and have begun the assault of the fort proper.

With the island threatened, the Thane has sent for assistance from anyone that can reach the island.

A copy of Convergence of Maestros, Volume 2 can be found near the boat that takes you to the trial.

Related QuestsEdit

LayoutEdit

Kyne's Perch KeepEdit

Kyne's Perch Keep

This is the first area, and Thane Ogvar's safe haven. You'll land at the docks here when you travel by way of boat from the northern coast, or by using the wayshrine.

A letter addressed to Thane Ogvar can be found by a campfire in front of the barricade. Several crafting stations can be found just beyond the docks, including a cooking fire, as well as blacksmithing, clothing, woodworking, enchanting, alchemy and jewelry crafting stations.

Kyne's Perch VillageEdit

Kyne's Perch Village

This is the first area with enemies.

Balgvir's Siege Journal lies upon a crate in front of the door leading to the hill that rises towards the boss room. A Half-Giant Storm Caller blocks the way between you and the first boss. The door to the next area cannot be opened until this enemy and its cronies are defeated.

Charred OverlookEdit

This is the third area, leading up the mountain. Yandir the Butcher and his Sea Adder can be found here.

Prospector's RangeEdit

The corpses of dead miners litter the ground here, being eaten by Harrowfiends.

Ruins of Kyne's AegisEdit

Ruins of Kyne's Aegis
Bottom of the ruins

The ancient Nordic ruins at the northern portion of the island.

CharactersEdit

EnemiesEdit

Trial MechanicsEdit

AddsEdit

In this trial, you will encounter various Sea Giant and Vampire adds around the island, as well as during boss fights. The following list shows adds and their abilities to look out for.

Types of Adds
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  • Half-Giant Bulwark: Uses Sword and Shield and as soon as they are taunted they cleanse all debuffs. Make sure the Tank taunts, waits a second for them to cleanse and then have the damage dealers drop ultimates on the stack. Low Priority.±
  • Half-Giant Raider: Ranged Holding Harpoon, they can kill you. Low Priority.
  • Half-Giant Tidebreaker Fights with a combination of water magic and a 2H Sword. Has a cleave attack, so tanks should make sure they are not facing towards the group. When they use their major attack, Crashing Wave, the Tidebreaker will stab their sword into the ground and let loose a wave. This can easily oneshot you, so it must be avoided by dodging or otherwise. High Priority for new groups, Low Priority for those experienced.
  • Half-Giant Storm Caller: Uses storm magic and will drop lightning AOEs onto the ground. Medium Priority.
  • Vampire Infuser: A vampire mage that can empower their allies. Their ability is channeled and if it is allowed to go off, it will enrage the other adds and easily cause a wipe. High Priorty target, have group members focusing on interrupting their channeled ability.
  • Butcher's Fire Shaman: A mage. Will summon totems that must be destroyed immediately if they spawn. High Priority.
  • Crimon Knight: Will enrage itself, when it heavy attacks it will one shot the tank. Make sure the heavy is dodge rolled. If the tank range taunts and then immediately blocks they should be safe. The major mistake that happens is tanks will think they have more GCD's than actually available to block.
  • Bitter Knight: Will cast sanguine prison on a player, the player will be kneeling with a red bubble around them. You must destroy this bubble before it kills the player. It lasts 8 seconds.
  • Blood Knight: Will wave his arms up in the air for 3 seconds, after which lines will come out in a cross from him. DPS should be standing in one of his corners to protect themselves from this. Each quarter second you stand in his line you take increased damage, you most likely won't notice the stacking debuff so make sure you are positioned away from the lines coming out of him.
Most adds on veteran mode will one shot you. All of the advice given is under the assumption you are doing vet. For normal you can ignore most if not all mechanics. If you are interested in all of the mechanics this trial has please view Code's guide on the ESO forums.
±For lower DPS groups have the off tank take the bulwarks off to the side so they do not give invulnerability to the adds.

Pre Yandir Trash PullsEdit

1. Stack Bulwark on top of Raider. Focus: Raider -> Bulwark.

2. Stack Bulwark and Tidebreaker on top of Raider. Focus: Tidebreaker -> Raider -> Bulwark.

3. Stack Tidebreaker on top of Raiders and burn. Focus: Tidebreaker -> Raiders.

4. Taunt one of the raiders on top of the other one and burn.

5. Stack Bulwarks and Tidebreaker on top of the Storm Caller. There is a Tidebreaker far to the left overlooking the cliff. Focus: Tidebreaker -> Storm Caller -> Bulwarks.

Yandir the ButcherEdit

Pre Vrol Trash PullsEdit

The add phases after Yandir can be a bit more challenging but should be doable for all vet ready groups.

1. Stack both Tidebreakers on top of the Raider. Focus: Tidebreaker -> Raider.

2. Stack Bulwarks on the Shaman or to be safe, separate the Bulwarks. Focus: Shaman -> Bulwarks. This is your first experience with the Shaman, make sure he does not spawn a totem, he must die incredibly fast.

3. Stack Bulwark and Tidebreaker on top of the Shaman. Focus: Shaman -> Tidebreaker -> Bulwark -> Storm Caller. If you have trouble you can instead focus the Storm Caller before the Bulwark.

4. Stack Shaman on Raiders. Focus: Shaman -> Raiders.

Captain VrolEdit

Pre Falgravn Trash PullsEdit

These are some of the hardest add pulls in the game. Specifically the last one, some consider that add pull harder than some boss fights on Veteran. To do this pull effectively you will need to have the Healers run Inner Fire to taunt certain adds.

1. There will be 3 Infusers around a tent and a bunch of trash that explodes upon dying leaving a AOE on the ground. Taunt all 3 and then go into the tent on the left side. This will line of sight them into a neat stack. DPS then kills them. Make sure you are paying attention to interrupts when necessary on the Infusers. At this point I suggest DPS start saving ultimate for pull 4, you will need as much burst as possible.

2. There are 3 Infusers and a Crimson Knight. Have the main tank immediately taunt the Crimson Knight and an Infuser, while the off tank begins stacking the remaining 2 Infusers on the Crimson Knight in the center. Make sure to bash Infusers. Tank needs to be perma blocking, unless the Crimson Knight enrages in which case they must roll dodge. Focus: Crimson Knight -> Infusers

3. Have the main tank taunt the Bitter Knight and a Infuser, have the off-tank taunt the remaining 3 infusers. One of the Infusers will be down the hill so make sure someone is there to bash. Delegate either healers or supports to be on interrupt duty. Stack in the left side of the tent to create a neat stack. The Crimson Knight will trigger Sanguine Blood on a player, make sure to destroy the red bubble around the player. Focus: Bitter Knight -> Infusers

4. Have both healers slot a taunt. It is highly recommended that DPS where Balorgh's and have 500 ulti saved up. The goal is to stack all of the adds in between the small broken cart and the big broken cart. DPS will stack in front of the dead half tree where the bulwark spawns. Once the adds have all been stacked drop Elemental Rage, Aggressive Warhorn, Collosus, and all other damaging ultimates.

  • One healer taunts the Infuser on the right side of the arena by an open gate. They will go to the stump on the left where the bulwark spawns and stack.
  • The other healer taunts the Infuser on the Left side of the arena. They will go to the tree on the right side.
  • Off Tank tanks the bulwark and the raider, to be safe leave them out of the stack, to be fast stack them as explained lower.
  • Main Tank takes the Tidebreaker, Blood Knight, Shaman.

Focus: Shaman -> Blood Knight -> Infusers -> Tidebreaker -> Raider -> Bulwark -> Storm Caller

A few other tips:

  • If you are learning, have the DPS stand back and have the healers and tank just practice pulling everything where they are supposed to be, having them die when necessary.
  • This is an incredibly difficult pull, if you are strapped for time you can sneak behind the stables on the left side and kill the Storm Caller and then enter the boss room for Falgravn.

Lord FalgravnEdit

Hard ModeEdit

BooksEdit

AchievementsEdit

There are several achievements associated with this trial.

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Bile Breaker.png Bile Breaker 10 Defeat Yandir the Butcher without any player spreading Chaurus Bile to another player in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Deepest Gratitude.png Deepest Gratitude 10 Successfully rescue all prisoners held captive by Lord Falgravn in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Down with the Ship.png Down with the Ship 15 Defeat Captain Vrol after raising the challenge banner in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Half-Giant Slayer.png Half-Giant Slayer 10 Defeat 100 half-giants in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Kyne's Aegis Completed.png Kyne's Aegis Completed 10 Defeat Yandir the Butcher, Captain Vrol, and Lord Falgravn in Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Kyne's Aegis Conqueror.png Kyne's Aegis Conqueror 10 Defeat Yandir the Butcher, Captain Vrol, and Lord Falgravn in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Kyne's Aegis Sprinter.png Kyne's Aegis Sprinter 50 Defeat all enemies in addition to Yandir the Butcher, Captain Vrol, and Lord Falgravn in Veteran Kyne's Aegis within 35 minutes of entering Kyne's Perch village.
ON-icon-achievement-Kyne's Aegis Vanquisher.png Kyne's Aegis Vanquisher 50 Defeat Yandir the Butcher, Captain Vrol, and Lord Falgravn after raising the challenge banner in Veteran Kyne's Aegis, in one run.
ON-icon-achievement-Kyne's Deliverance.png Kyne's Deliverance 50 Complete the listed achievements for Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Lightning Leaper.png Lightning Leaper 10 Defeat Yandir the Butcher, Captain Vrol, and Lord Falgravn in Veteran Kyne's Aegis without ever being struck by Lightning Bolt.
ON-icon-achievement-Meatgrinder.png Meatgrinder 15 Defeat Yandir the Butcher after raising the challenge banner in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Perfect Storm.png Perfect Storm 50 Defeat all enemies in addition to Yandir the Butcher, Captain Vrol, and Lord Falgravn without suffering a group member death in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-Question Mark.png Sea Giant Style Master
ON-icon-achievement-Singular Siegecraft.png Singular Siegecraft 10 Defeat Captain Vrol while only repairing one of the two available ballistae in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Spare the Servants.png Spare the Servants 10 Defeat Lord Falgravn while Lieutenant Njordal is alive in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Stainless Siege-breaker.png Stainless Siege-breaker 50 Defeat Yandir the Butcher, Captain Vrol, and Lord Falgravn along with all their hostile followers after raising the challenge banner for all of them, without suffering a group member death, within 35 minutes of entering Kyne's Perch village in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Stone-hearted Slayer.png Stone-hearted Slayer 10 Allow all eight prisoners to die before defeating Lord Falgravn in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.
ON-icon-achievement-Vampire Slayer.png Vampire Slayer 10 Defeat 175 vampires and harrowfiends in Veteran Kyne's Aegis.

NotesEdit

  • Kyne's Aegis exists in Skyrim, but as an unmarked island with two gold ore veins, as confirmed during the ESO Live announcement stream. It has no ruins, except for a skeleton clutching a flagpole at the peak of the island. The trial was based on this island (its gold mining history inspired by the ore veins) and it was retroactively named Kyne's Aegis.
    • This unmarked island appears a second time in ESO in the Western Skyrim zone, west of Northern Watch Ritual Site, in the same location as it was in Skyrim.

BugsEdit

  • The map marker for Kyne's Aegis will show up as available and give the prompt to teleport even to players who don't own Greymoor, unlike trials for other unowned content (i.e. Sunspire) which will immediately direct players who don't own the content to the Crown Store. If one who doesn't have Greymoor tries to teleport to it, only then will they be given the "Locked Content" notice.

MapsEdit

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SetsEdit

Set Name Bonuses Armor Weight
Kyne's Wind

2 items: Adds 3-129 Magicka Recovery
3 items: Gain Minor Aegis at all times, reducing your damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
4 items: Adds 4% Healing Done
5 items: Casting an ability or drinking a potion that applies a Major Buff on yourself or a group member creates a pool of Kyne's Blessing for 4 seconds. You and group members standing in Kyne's Blessing restore 9-420 Stamina and Magicka every 1 second. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.

Light Armor
Perfected Kyne's Wind

2 items: Adds 3-129 Magicka Recovery
3 items: Gain Minor Aegis at all times, reducing your damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
4 items: Adds 4% Healing Done
5 items: Adds 3-129 Magicka Recovery
5 items: Casting an ability or drinking a potion that applies a Major Buff on yourself or a group member creates a pool of Kyne's Blessing for 4 seconds. You and group members standing in Kyne's Blessing restore 9-420 Stamina and Magicka every 1 second. This effect can occur once every 10 seconds.

Light Armor
Roaring Opportunist

2 items: Adds 34-1487 Spell Penetration
3 items: Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
4 items: Adds 3-129 Spell Damage
5 items: After completing a fully-charged Heavy Attack, you and up to 5 group members gain Major Slayer, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 10% for 1 second for every 600 Spell Damage or 6300 Magicka you have. Roaring Opportunist can only affect a target every 22 seconds. Maximum duration 12 seconds.

Light Armor
Perfected Roaring Opportunist

2 items: Adds 34-1487 Spell Penetration
3 items: Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
4 items: Adds 3-129 Spell Damage
5 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Magicka
5 items: After completing a fully-charged Heavy Attack, you and up to 5 group members gain Major Slayer, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 10% for 1 second for every 600 Spell Damage or 6300 Magicka you have. Roaring Opportunist can only affect a target every 22 seconds. Maximum duration 12 seconds.

Light Armor
Vrol's Command

2 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Stamina
3 items: Gain Minor Aegis at all times, reducing your damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
4 items: Adds 28-1206 Maximum Health
5 items: After completing a fully-charged Heavy Attack, apply Major Aegis to you and up to 11 nearby group members for 12 seconds, reducing damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena enemies by 10%. This effect can occur once every 21 seconds.

Heavy Armor
Perfected Vrol's Command

2 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Stamina
3 items: Gain Minor Aegis at all times, reducing your damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
4 items: Adds 28-1206 Maximum Health
5 items: Adds 4% Healing Taken
5 items: After completing a fully-charged Heavy Attack, apply Major Aegis to you and up to 11 nearby group members for 12 seconds, reducing damage taken from Dungeon, Trial, and Arena enemies by 10%. This effect can occur once every 21 seconds.

Heavy Armor
Yandir's Might

2 items: Adds 3-129 Weapon Damage
3 items: Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
4 items: Adds 3-129 Weapon Damage
5 items: Dealing Critical Damage grants you a stack of Giant's Endurance, up to one every half second. Each stack of Giant's Endurance adds 0-41 Weapon Damage, and stacks up to 10 times. Completing a fully-charged Heavy Attack removes Giant's Endurance and grants Giant's Might for 15 seconds, increasing your Weapon Damage by 1-63 per stack removed. You cannot have Giant's Endurance and Might active at the same time.

Medium Armor
Perfected Yandir's Might

2 items: Adds 3-129 Weapon Damage
3 items: Gain Minor Slayer at all times, increasing your damage done to Dungeon, Trial, and Arena Monsters by 5%.
4 items: Adds 3-129 Weapon Damage
5 items: Adds 34-1487 Physical Penetration
5 items: Dealing Critical Damage grants you a stack of Giant's Endurance, up to one every half second. Each stack of Giant's Endurance adds 0-41 Weapon Damage, and stacks up to 10 times. Completing a fully-charged Heavy Attack removes Giant's Endurance and grants Giant's Might for 15 seconds, increasing your Weapon Damage by 1-63 per stack removed. You cannot have Giant's Endurance and Might active at the same time.

Medium Armor

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