Online:Zone Guide/Coldharbour

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The dreadful Oblivion plane of Coldharbour is a place of death, despair, and infinite cruelty. It is ruled by Molag Bal, the Lord of Brutality and Domination, a Daedric Prince dedicated to enslaving all the mortals of Nirn.


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Zone Story Quests[edit]

Zone Story Quests are the main story arc for the zone. Completing these quests can award you with skill points, experience, gold, and gear.


Wayshrines allow free, instantaneous travel between wayshrines that have been discovered and unlocked. You can also travel directly to any unlocked wayshrine from anywhere in the world for a small amount of gold.

Cave Delver[edit]

Delves are solo-able dungeons found throughout the world. Delves will always contain a single skyshard and a boss who drops item set gear.

Points of Interest[edit]

Points of Interest are self-contained stories that explore the lore, characters, and locations within a zone. These can award you with experience, gold, and gear.


Striking Locales are places of interest within the world. Discovering all of the Striking Locales in a zone will award that zone's Pathfinder achievement.

Set Stations[edit]

Set Stations are locations in the world where you can craft items with specific item set bonuses.

Public Dungeons[edit]

Public Dungeons are open world dungeons found throughout Tamriel and beyond. These are designed for four player groups. Completing different parts of Public Dungeons can award you with a skill point, experience, gold, and gear.

World Bosses[edit]

World Bosses are difficult enemies meant to be tackled by a group of adventurers. Defeating a world boss can award you higher tier gear.

Skyshard Hunter[edit]

Skyshards are scattered throughout the world and can be identified by the bright beam of white light they emanate. Discovering three Skyshards will grant you a skill point, which can be used to unlock or morph new abilities.

Clue Location Notes
East of the bastion of deceit. At the bottom of the Tower of Lies, near the water (map) When you enter this area, you will not be able to escape via normal means without finishing the quest here.
Discarded from the mages' walls. South of the Mages Guildhall outside of the city (map)
Seek a shattered bridge suspended. Outside The Lightless Oubliette, west of Moonless Walk Wayshrine, in the water (map)
Unfit for court. Just outside the south wall of the Court of Contempt (map)
Ejected from the Village. Southwest of Village of the Lost, in the water (map)
Among the vessel's burnt cousins. Near The Everfull Flagon Tavern, surrounded by Soul Shriven (map)
In the Chasm's western watchtower. In The Chasm, west of portal (map)
Not invited into the plotting wives' home. Outside the Manor of Revelry, behind the broken wall (map)
Washed to strange shores with the fleet. At The Lost Fleet, go through the Coral Tower Tunnel to the other end. Exiting the tunnel turn right, skyshard is in the water on coral. (map) You cannot enter the Coral Tower Tunnel without starting the Between Blood and Bone quest. However, it is possible to reach the top of the tower by climbing up a fallen mast just west of The Wailing Maw. You will probably need Major Expedition or some other Movement Speed improvement to make the jump. Sorcerers can use Bolt Escape instead.
Among the bones of Aba-Loria. Aba-Loria, side room downstairs after coming out of the main room. (map)
Enduring Forgefire's flames. The Vault of Haman Forgefire, top room in lava (map)
Seek the deepest depravity. The Grotto of Depravity, top left, in the water (map)
Entombed in the Orchard. Mal Sorra's Tomb, Large room left of the entrance (map)
One of the hunters' many prides. The Cave of Trophies, bottom room on the left, full of Clannfear & Dremora (map)
Where endless cries issue forth. The Wailing Maw, big room, bottom right with Frost Atronach (map)
Behind disaster-claimed Dunmer hall. Village of the Lost, western side of the 'Ruins of Silver Run' island (map)
These skyshards are all located in the northern section of Coldharbour, which cannot normally be accessed until you have done enough quests to unlock the North Gate out of The Hollow City. You can reach them earlier, however, either by traveling to another player in your group/guild/friends list.

Shalidor's Library Books[edit]

Shalidor's Library Books are scattered throughout the world. These books are identified by their distinctive purple glow. Discovering these books will improve your Mages Guild rank and advance the associated skill line.

Coldharbour Lore[edit]