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one of the main reasons that tiber invaded morrowind was ebony
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[[Lore:Ebony|Ebony]], a rare volcanic glass, is one of the most precious substances in [[Lore:Tamriel|Tamriel]], mainly found in [[Lore:Vvardenfell|Vvardenfell]], buried in the lava flows from [[Lore:Red Mountain|Red Mountain]].{{ref|name=Codex|[[ Archive/Codex#Items|Items Codex on '''']]}} Veins can also be found in [[Lore:Solstheim|Solstheim]], and occasionally on mainland [[Lore:Skyrim|Skyrim]] and [[Lore:Cyrodiil|Cyrodiil]].{{ref|name=ONload|[[Online:Red Ruby Cave|Red Ruby Cave]] [[Online:Loading Screens|loading screen]] in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}} Raw ebony itself is an extremely hard, durable, black glass-like substance.{{ref|name=Codex}} It is also known as '''Godsblood''',{{ref|name=IWADE|group=UOL|[[General:Interview with a Dark Elf|Interview with a Dark Elf]]}} as it is said to be the crystallized blood of a god or gods,{{Ref|Morrowind [[Morrowind:Raw Ebony|dialogue]]}}{{ref|name=HBNW|{{Cite Book|Hrorvild Blackrock, Nord weaponsmith}}}} {{Lore Link|Lorkhan}} in particular.{{Ref|name=CM22T|{{Cite Book|Crafting Motif 22: Trinimac Style}}}}{{ref|name=DFAYQ|{{Cite Book|Divayth Fyr Answers Your Questions}}}} The acquisition and use of Ebonyebony can lead mortals to transcend their limitations.{{ref|name=DFAYQ}} It was protected by Imperial law during the [[Lore:Third Empire|Third Empire]], and could not be mined or exported without an Imperial charter.{{ref|name=Codex}} Settlements such as [[Lore:Caldera|Caldera]] and [[Lore:Raven Rock|Raven Rock]] once depended on the mining of ebony.<noinclude>
The ore has several alchemical properties{{Ref|Morrowind [[Morrowind:Raw Ebony|ingredient]] effects}} and is often smelted into ebony ingots for use in smithing.{{Ref|name=Smith|Skyrim [[Skyrim:Smithing|smithing]]}} Ebonyebony armor is made by repeatedly folding the ore upon itself to form strips, which are then molded into shape.{{Ref|name=TAC|{{Cite Book|The Armorer's Challenge}}}} This creates a durable, heavy armor. Ebony weapons are also highly prized. [[Lore:Daedric Equipment|Daedric]] armor and weapons are created from ebony, by imbuing the object with the magical substances of Lesser [[Lore:Daedra|Daedra]], in a process known only to the denizens of [[Lore:Oblivion|Oblivion]]. It has been claimed that exceptionally skilled smiths can create Daedric armor by throwing a Daedric heart into melted ebony under a lunar phenomenon, with the harvest moon being the best time to do so.{{ref|name=HAF|{{Cite Book|Heavy Armor Forging}}}}
According pre-[[Lore:Rid-Thar-ri'Datta|ri'Datta]] [[Lore:Khajiit|Khajiiti]] myths, after the events of [[Lore:Dawn_Era#Convention|Convention]] resulted in his organic [[Lore:Heart of Lorkhan|heart]] being removed, [[Lore:Namiira|Namiira]] filled the hole where [[Lore:Lorkhaj|Lorkhaj]]'s heart used to be, and kept him alive as a perverted imitation of his heart. Knowing that Namiira would overcome him, Lorkhaj fled to his sister [[Lore:Azurah|Azurah]], who cleansed him of his corruption, and flung the [[Lore:Dark Heart|Dark Heart]] into the Void, and Lorkhaj perished within Azurah's embrace.{{ref|name=ESOFDF|{{Cite Book|The Favored Daughter of Fadomai}}}}{{Ref|name=TDS|{{Cite Book|The Dark Spirits}}}} Azurah had observed the Dark Heart beating like a drum, with each heartbeat spewing "black blood" (Ebonyebony) that tapped the floor to form a rhythm.{{ref|name=ESOFDF}} The spirit [[Lore:Noctra|Noctra]] was later born of this black blood at the steps of the Void Gate.{{Ref|name=TDS}} The spirit [[Lore:Boethra|Boethra]] created the [[Lore:Ebony Mail|Ebony Mail]] out of this substance, which functions as the "death-shroud of Lorkhaj", which she wears on nights of the [[Lore:Ghost Moon|Ghost Moon]], and "wages war beyond the Lattice".{{ref|name=TWS|{{Cite Book|The Wandering Spirits}}}}
According to {{Lore Link|Nord}}ic myth, {{Lore Link|Ysgramor}} cried tears of pure ebony as he watched the city {{Lore Link|Saarthal}} burn. His son {{Lore Link|Yngol}} collected the tears and used them to forge {{Lore Link|Wuuthrad}}, his legendary battleaxe.{{ref|name=SotR5|{{Cite Book|Songs of the Return, Volume 5}}}} [[Lore:Molag Bal|Molag Bal]]'s {{Lore Link|Dark Anchors}} are made of ebony-alloy cold-iron, which is smithed by Dremora in {{Lore Link|the Black Forge}}.{{Ref|name=LS|[[Online:The Black Forge|The Black Forge]] [[ON:Loading Screens|loading screen]]}}{{Ref|name=TBF|{{Cite Book|The Black Forge (book)}}}}
The association with Lorkhan's blood reaches various cultures. The term "[[Lore:Shor|Shor]]'s blood" is commonly used by Nords to exclaim surprise,{{ref|name=ESOSB|[[Online:Gekurek|Gekurek]], [[Online:Friga Bearfist|Friga Bearfist]], and a plethora of other Nords using "Shor's blood" as an exclamation in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}} though the [[Lore:Breton|Breton]] equivalent is the phrase "[[Lore:Sheor|Sheor]]'s blood".{{ref|name=ONLudovic|[[Online:Ludovic Laumont|Ludovic Laumont]]'s dialogue in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}} The town of [[Lore:Shor's Stone|Shor's Stone]] is evidently named after Shor, and is known for its ebony mine, where miners harvest the blood of Shor.{{ref|[[Online:Shor's Stone|Shor's Stone]] loading screen in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}} Some Nords believe [[Lore:Nirncrux|Nirncrux]] to also be the blood of Shor.{{ref|name=ONRH|[[Online:Rena Hammerhands|Rena Hammerhands]]'s dialogue in [[Online:Online|ESO]]}}
[[Lore:Tiber Septim|Tiber Septim]] coveted the vast source of Ebony in Morrowind, leading to it being one of the main reasons for his decision to invade it.{{Ref|name=TAH|{{Cite Book|The Arcturian Heresy}}}} Sometime after the signing of the [[Lore:Armistice|Armistice]], it was protected by Imperial law during the [[Lore:Third Empire|Third Empire]], and could not be mined or exported without an Imperial charter.{{ref|name=Codex}} The [[Lore:East Empire Company|East Empire Company]] essentially became the sole authority to trade in raw ebony.{{ref|name=BMCM|[[Bloodmoon:Carnius Magius|Carnius Magius]]'s dialogue in [[Bloodmoon:Bloodmoon|Bloodmoon]]}}
==False Ebony==