Ultimate Bal Foyen Zone Guide

Bal Foyen Area Description

Bal Foyen, on the southern coast of Morrowind’s Inner Sea, was a wild expanse of marshland until recently. Now much of it has been turned over to the Dark Elves’ former Argonian slaves, who plant saltrice and herd guar in the former wastes.


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What Is A Wayshrine?

Wayshrines are shrines that were built to honor the Divines by being a safe haven point where players can revive if you die while adventuring in Tamriel.  Once you visit a wayshrine, it becomes available on your map for you to use to fast travel at no cost.  You can also travel to any unlocked wayshrine from anywhere in Tamriel for a price paid in gold.  This price reduces with time and also can be reduced by champion point allocations.  Each zone begins with one available wayshrine.

ESO In-Game Map Icon Wayshrine

On your map, wayshrines will appear with a blackened wayshrine icon when you are close to its location.  Once the wayshrine has been visited, the icon turns white.

Bal Foyen Wayshrine Locations

There are 3 wayshrines in Bal Foyen.

  •  Dhalmora Wayshrine
  • Fort Zeren Wayshrine
  • Foyen Docks Wayshrine

What Is A Skyshard?

Skyshards are glowing crystals that provide you with 1/3 of a skill point.  Collecting 3 skyshards grants you 1 skill point which can then be used for abilities and/or passives.  High Isle and Amenos offers 18 total skyshards. 

ESO In-Game Map Icon Skyshard

On your map, skyshard will appear with a blackened skyshard icon when you are close to its location.  Once the skyshard has been collected, the icon turns white but then disappears from your map.

ESO Achievement Skyshard Hunter

Once you collect all the skyshard from the zone, you will earn the Bal Foyen Skyshard Hunter achievement.

Bal Foyen Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 3 Skyshards in Bal Foyen.

Skyshard #1 – behind the big hut

Skyshard #2 – behind Fort Zeren Keep

Skyshard #3 –  on the bow of the docked ship

What Is A Treasure Map?

Treasure Maps are rewards that show the location of special chests that can only be seen when you have the map in your inventory.  You must travel to the specific location, dig the dirt mound, and then a chest will appear for you.

Treasure Map locations do NOT appear on your map.  You can slot the maps for quick access to compare your location.  

ESO Icon Treasure Chest

This map uses the chest icon to denote the location.

Bal Foyen Treasure Map Locations

  • Treasure Map I – in the middle of the grassy patch
  • Treasure Map II – near the corner rock
  • Treasure Map CE – at the top of the cliff next to the rock wall

Bal Foyen Summary

Bal Foyen is a small coastal zone geographically near Stonefalls.  It is a swampy area settled by freed Argonian slaves.

There is a main quest line in Bal Foyen to continue the Elder Scrolls online story.  Skyshards and Treasure Maps can also be found.

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