In the language of the Ayleids, the name of this ruin translates as "Soapstone Delve," but the locals around Chorrol know it as the Elf Haunts, and keep away from it.
Elven Ruin:
Lipsand Tarn
(view on map) (lore page)
Discoverable Yes
Completion Explore and Clear
Dungeon Yes
# of Zones 1
Skyshards 1
Bloodborn Icemaster, Bloodborn Slayer, Bloodfiend, Bone Colossus
Amber WoodlandCyrodiil
North of Fort Rayles
Lipsand Tarn

Lipsand Tarn is an Ayleid ruin in northwestern Cyrodiil, north of Fort Rayles containing vampires. The ruin consists of a few chambers. The entrance hall is on the upper floor, and leads to a main chamber with stairs that lead downward. Varius and Laudine can be found inside the ruins. Their bodies must be burned so they don't transform into vampires.

Gaston Ashham performs a ritual downstairs in the northwestern chamber. A chest can be found in Gaston's chamber. Another chest can be found on an altar in the northeastern chamber, which lies across the hall from Gaston's dwelling. A heavy sack can be found in front of a bench in the hallway connecting these two chambers.

Marbita stands before an altar downstairs in the western chamber, which can be accessed by going down the stairs from the main hall, turning right at the stairs' landing, and making another right to enter the hallway heading west. Several bookshelves can be found against the walls in every room. Two water sacks can be found in the main chamber.

The exterior of the ruin consists of camps, featuring brown tents for the vampires to take shelter in. A chest can be found outside of Lipsand Tarn, down the cliff and to the south.

Related QuestsEdit

Clearing the DungeonEdit

Explore and clear Lipsand Tarn.

To clear this dungeon and mark it as complete, you need to kill the following bosses:

ON-misc-Boss 2.png Gaston Ashham
ON-misc-Boss 2.png Marbita


There is one Achievement associated with this location:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-UD Recruit.png Lipsand Tarn Explorer 10 Explore and clear Lipsand Tarn.



A map of Lipsand Tarn