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Type Region
Continent Tamriel
Province Black Marsh
Subregions Leafwater
Reticulated Spine
Venomous Fens
Appears in ESO
Shadowfen ca 2E 582

Shadowfen is the northwest region of Black Marsh. The region borders Morrowind to the north, and Cyrodiil to the west.

It is a fetid mire, often fought over by the Imperial Legion and Dunmer slavers. The cities of Stormhold and Alten Corimont are located here. It is also home to the Shadowscales, those Argonians born under the sign of the Shadow, and thus destined for a life in the Dark Brotherhood. The Argonians of Shadowfen are traditionally born beneath the great Hist tree at the Hatching Pools, tended to by the Keepers of the Shell.

Shadowfen was the source of the devastating (to non-Argonians) Knahaten Flu. Local creatures include giant snakes, fleshflies and wamasu, and diseases such as blood rot, the droops, and swamp fever are quite common.[1] Hist trees and ruined temples can also be found along the winding channels and dank foliage.

Notable PlacesEdit

The city of Stormhold, founded by the Barsaebic Ayleids
Alten Corimont
A port in eastern Shadowfen.
A ruined Argonian temple village.
Gandranen Ruins
A Barsaebic Ayleid ruin.
Hatching Pools
A settlement in central Shadowfen where Argonian eggs are tended to.
A pilgrimage site in southern Shadowfen.
A ruined Barsaebic temple once dedicated to the Ten Ancestors.
An ancient Argonian puzzle city in northeastern Shadowfen.
Stillrise Village
A cursed Kothringi village found west of Stormhold.
A major city in northern Shadowfen.
A Daedric ruin in northwestern Shadowfen.
A former Kothringi settlement located in Shadowfen.