Ultimate Coldharbour Zone Guide

Coldharbour Area Description

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.

Contents

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What Is A Crafting Set Station?

A crafting set station is a crafting area that allows you to craft a specific set piece of armor.  Often there are additional requirements, like a number of traits that must be researched before you can make an item of a specific set.  While you can make generic pieces at crafting set stations, these are the only areas where you can the specific set that is listed.  There is one exception – attunable crafting tables (which are ‘tuned’ to replicate set stations) can be obtained and placed in houses for use.

ESO Map Icon Crafting Set Stations

On your map, crafting set stations appear with a blackened crafting icon when you are close to a location.  Once the set station has been visited, the icon turns white.

Coldharbour Crafting Set Stations

How To Obtain Overland Set Pieces

Players are rewarded for each boss kill with item/items from that boss’s loot table.

  • Delve bosses drop a waist, foot, or another unique item piece.  
  • Overland World Bosses drop a head, chest, leg, weapon, or unique item piece.
  • Public dungeon bosses drop a shoulder, hand, weapon, or unique item piece.
  • Chests at Dark Anchors or Dolmens drop a jewelry set piece.

Even with Curated Item Set Drops, bosses with a specific loot table will only drop curated items from their own loot table.  Treasure chests have a chance to grant any set piece from the zone they are found in.  Click here to learn more about curated set drops.

Coldharbour Overland Armor Sets

What Is A Delve?

A delve in The Elder Scrolls Online is in essence a small dungeon.  Delves usually contain a few enemies, at least one ‘boss’, and a skyshard.  Delves can generally be completed solo.   If you are a new player, you may want to explore delves with a friend.  Most delves have an associated quest that you can get just inside or near the entrance.  This quest is more a side story to the main quest of the area but does offer rewards for completing it.

ESO Delve Icon Map Image

On your map, delves appear with a blackened single torch.  Once the delve is completed (by defeating the boss or bosses), the delve icon turns white.

Coldharbour Delves

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Aba-Loria

In Old Elvish, aba-loria means “forbidden darkness.” According to scholars of the long-lost Heartland Elves, it was also the name of the mortuary crypts of the ancient Ayleid city of Abagarlas.

Aba-Loria Location

Travel slightly northeast from the Shrouded Plains Wayshrine to find the Ayleid ruin that is Aba-Loria.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Aba-Loria Explorer achievement.

Inside Aba-Loria

Aba-Loria is inhabited by bone colossi, Risen Dead, and Skeletal enemies.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.  There is no quest currently associated with this delve.

Cirterisse

Cirterisse is a High Elf necromancer accompanied by a Bone Colossus.  She battles with a sword and also has ranged abilities.  The Bone Colossus is weaker than most and is easily defeated.  Focus on him first.  During the battle, Cirterisse summons an Aura of Protection totem that reduces the damage she takes while she is near it.  When you destroy it, she will be momentarily stunned.  She may also summon other undead creatures to help her.  They, too, are easily defeated.  Destroy the totems as quickly as you can and Cirterisse is easily defeated.

Mal Sorra’s Tomb

None of the denizens of Coldharbour can actually “die”—all of them, Daedra and Soul Shriven, merely discorporate until they can form new bodies. Why, then, are there so many tombs and graveyards? Because Coldharbour is Molag Bal’s plane, and he likes them.

News of Fallen Kin

I discovered the body of one of the Fighters Guild soldiers in Mal Sorra’s Tomb. She started writing a note to her cousin, Grundskar, another soldier.

Mal Sorra’s Tomb Location

Travel northeast from the Shrouded Plains Wayshrine to reach Mal Sorra’s Tomb.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Mal Sorra’s Tomb Explorer achievement.

Inside Mal Sorra’s Tomb

Mal Sorra’s Tomb is inhabited by bone flayers, ghosts, and skeletal enemies.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.

Mal Sorra

Mal Sorra is a wraith that is accompanied by a ghost.  The ghost will charge at you and knock you off your feet.  Mal Sorra does not move around. Mal Sorra sends ice bolts and frozen roots that will pin you in place.  Focus on the ghost first, then Mal Sorra is easily defeated.

Completing News of Fallen Kin

You will need to find Grundskar in the Shining Star tavern located in The Hollow City.  Speak to him to complete the quest and you will be rewarded with gold and Battle Bracers, part of the Prisoner’s Rags armor set.

The Cave of Trophies

When Soul Shriven become too worn and decrepit for further labor as thralls, they are often set loose to run through the wilds of Coldharbour as prey for hunting Dremora. The victors in this sport bring the bones of their victims to the Cave of Trophies.

ESO Coldharbour The Cave of Trophies Pendant Quest

A Misplaced Pendant

I found a pendant with the names Ahirunz and Ernabi engraved upon it while exploring the Cave of Trophies.

The Cave of Trophies Location

Travel northeast from the Court of Contempt Wayshrine to locate The Cave of Trophies.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with The Cave of Trophies Explorer achievement.

Inside The Cave of Trophies

The Cave of Trophies is inhabited by Dremora enemies, clannfear, and banekins.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Gnilokelo

Gnilokelo is a Dremora mage that is accompanied by a clannfear.  The clannfear will jump to you if you run away from him, so it’s best to stand your ground.  Gnilokelo uses an ice staff to deal frost damage.  During the battle, he will summon burdening eyes that damage and stun you if they touch you.  Defeat the clannfear first then destroy the burdening eyes whenever they appear.  Gnilokelo is easily defeated.

Completing The Misplaced Pendant

Return the pendant to Ahirunz located east of The Hollow City.  You will be rewarded with gold and Ahirunz’s Beloved Sash, part of the Prisoner’s Rags armor set.

The Grotto of Depravity

Soul Shriven who collaborate with their guards and inform on their fellows may be rewarded with a shift of lighter labor—or even a visit to the Grotto of Depravity.

The Lost Lute

I found Minstrel Idria’s lute abandoned in the Grotto of Depravity.

The Grotto of Depravity Location

Travel northeast from the Haj Uxith Wayshrine to locate the cave that is The Grotto of Depravity.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with The Grotto of Depravity achievement.

Inside The Grotto of Depravity

The Grotto of Depravity is inhabited by banekins, Dremora enemies, and Shriven enemies.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.  

Nerazaken

Nerazakan is a dark seducer.  She is surrounded by Shriven Travelers but they do not engage in battle.  Nerazakan uses a sword and shield for melee damage and has Dragonknight abilities.  She summons for a Dragonknight Standard which creates a large aoe and heavy flame damage.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  She is easily defeated.

Completing The Lost Lute

Travel to The Shining Star tavern in The Hollow City to return the lute to Minstrel Idria.  Speak to her to complete the quest and you will be rewarded with gold and the Battle Minstrel’s Mantle, part of the Prisoner’s Rags armor set.

The Vault of Haman Forgefire

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.

The Vault of Haman Forgefire Location

Travel southeast from the Everfull Flagon Wayshrine to locate the nordic ruin that is The Vault of Haman Forgrefire.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with The Vault of Haman Forgefire Explorer achievement.

Inside The Vault of Haman Forgefire

The Vault of Haman Forgefire is inhabited by draugr enemies and flame atronachs.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.  There is no quest currently associated with this delve.

Haman Forgefire

Haman Forgefire is a Dragonknight draugr.  He uses melee attacks with a sword and shield.  Haman summons a Dragonknight Standard and also he power bashes.  Occasionally Dark Talons will appear that will root you in place.  Ranged attacks work well.  He is easily defeated.

The Wailing Maw

Molag Bal is fascinated by the metamagical technology of Soul Gems, and has several mystical research efforts under way to develop new and more efficient methods of stealing and imprisoning the souls of mortals.

ESO NPC Character Dralnas Moryon

The Anguish Gem

I met a Dark Elf named Dralnas who claims that Dremora have taken his soul to feed to something he calls the Anguish Gem.

The Wailing Maw Location

Travel northeast from The Orchard Wayshrine to locate the cave near the Lost Fleet called The Wailing Maw.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with The Wailing Maw Explorer achievement.

Inside The Wailing Maw

The Wailing Maw is inhabited by Dremora enemies and frost atronachs.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as notated on the map.

Marwoleath

Marwoleath is a harvester.  They shoot blue orbs towards you in a ranged attack.  She will also glow blue around her ‘feet’ then release three aoes that cause a great deal of magical damage.  This move can be interrupted.  During the battle, Marwoleath will summon four orbs called The Feast.  Each move slowly toward her.  If they reach her, they will heal her.  Destroy them before they reach her.  Interrupt her before the heavy attack and keep the orbs destroyed.  Marwoleath is easily defeated.

Completing The Anguish Gem

You will need to find and destroy the Anguish Gem.  Speak to Dralnas Moryon to complete the quest and you will be rewarded with gold and the Morrowind Vambraces, part of the Stygian armor set.

What Is A Public Dungeon?

Public dungeons are a type of dungeon that is non-instanced.  This means that it can be accessed by anyone at any time.  These dungeons are more difficult than delves.  Public Dungeons contain at least one skyshard and often a group challenge that rewards a skill point.  Each public dungeon also offers its own quests and achievements.

ESO Map Icon Public Dungeon

On your map, public dungeons appear with a blackened cave.  Once the public dungeon is completed (by defeating the bosses/mini-bosses and all associated quests), the public dungeon icon turns white.

Coldharbour Public Dungeons

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There is 1 public dungeon in Coldharbour.

Village of the Lost

The blue fluid found everywhere in Coldharbour is called Azure Plasma, and is unformed “chaotic creatia,” the stuff from which all Oblivion matter is formed. When a Daedra is “killed,” its morphotype, or vestige, gradually forms a new body by accretion of Azure Plasma.

Village of the Lost Location

Travel northeast from the Everfull Flagon Wayshrine to find the mysterious islands called the Village of the Lost.

Village of the Lost Quests

There are two quests in the Village of the Lost:  Holes in the World and Soul Survivors.

Holes In the World

Mezha-dro, a Khajiit servant of Meridia, asked for help sealing tears in Oblivion before more material from Tamriel falls through.

Completing Holes In the World

You will need to locate and defeat Majdi, Rararyn, and Begnar.  Speak to Mezha-dro to complete the quest and you will be rewarded with gold.

ESO In-Game Icon Quest Jewelry 009

Completing this quest will also reward you with the Mezha’dro’s Sealing Amulet memento.

Soul Survivors

Three villages were absorbed into a plane of Oblivion, in an attempt to bring them into Coldharbour: one Dunmer, one Khajiit, and one Orc. The Dunmer Suronii has a plan to help herself and the other village leaders escape.

Completing Soul Survivors

You will need to find Zirani and Ugorz in the ruins and talk to them.  As you make the choices offered to you in the quest, you will either speak to Suronii or Overseer Grexev to complete it.  You will be rewarded with gold.

Inside the Village of the Lost

The Village of the Lost is three villages that are trapped on a mysterious plane.  The area is comprised of islands that are connected by portals.  The areas include Ruins of the Silver Run, Ruins of Khaj’yahai, Ruins of Dushnikh’s Shadow, Island of the Damned, Island of the Lost, and Dushnikh’s Shadow Longhouse.  This dungeon is inhabited by colossus, harvesters, and atronachs.

Dungeon Bosses

The Village of the Lost has 8 bosses.  To complete the dungeon, you will need to complete the two quests and defeat all 8 bosses. 

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Aez the Collector

Aez the Collector is a dremora.

Mechanics

Aez the Collector is accompanied by a Winged Twilight and a Flame Atronach.  He uses a battle axe for melee attacks.  His swings do hit hard but are easy to avoid.  Focus on the adds first then turn your attention to Aez.  He is easily defeated.

Gruthaz

Gruthaz is a harvester.

Mechanics

Gruthaz shoots blue orbs and creates aoes that deal magicka damage.  Look for the blue glow on the ground by her ‘feet’.  This is her heavy attack and it can be interrupted.  If that fails, three smaller electrical aoes will spread from her.  During the battle, Gruthaz will summon orbs called The Feast.  They are slow moving but if any reach her, the orb will provide Gruthaz with healing.  Destroy the orbs as quickly as possible.  If you keep the heavy attack interrupted and control the orbs, Gruthaz is easily defeated.  

Iluzan

Iluzan is a flesh atronach.

Mechanics

Iluzan has maces for hands.  One ‘hand’ even flames.  His hits do heavy damage.  Iluzan will also slam his fist on the ground to do additional damage.  Ranged attacks work well.  

Macius Cento

Macius Cento is a lich.

Mechanics

Macius Centos is alone but nearby are other enemies.  If you are careful they will not engage in battle.  He uses magical spears for ranged attacks.  During the battle, Macius will summon several lich crystals on the ground.  If you stand near them, they will do moderate magicaka damage.  Ultimately those crystals do explode dealing greater damage.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Melee attacks work well.

Mirok the Deplorable

Mirok the Deplorable is a Xivilai warrior.

Mechanics

Mirok the Deplorable uses a battle axe for melee attacks.  Her heavy attack can be blocked.  Mirok also uses a fiery attack that sends three lines of flames toward her target.  Be aware that she also creates little swirling white areas on the ground that can root you with frost if you step in them.  Mirok the Deplorable is easily defeated.

Uluzzur

Uluzzur is a bone collossus.  The skyshard in this dungeon is located closets to Uluzzur as noted on the map.

Mechanics

Uluzzur has heavy swipes and stomps that deal physical damage.  When he stomps the ground, a cone-shaped aoe is created.  During the battle, Uluzzur will summon risen dead to aid him.  Focus on the adds.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Uluzzur is easily defeated.

Vrendi

Vrendi is a harvester.

Mechanics

Vrendi, like Gruthaz, shoots blue orbs and creates aoes that deal magicka damage.  Look for the blue glow on the ground by her ‘feet’.  This is her heavy attack and it can be interrupted.  If that fails, three smaller electrical aoes will spread from her.  During the battle, Vrendi will summon orbs called The Feast.  They are slow moving but if any reach her, the orb will provide Vrendi with healing.  Destroy the orbs as quickly as possible.  If you keep the heavy attack interrupted and control the orbs, Vredni is easily defeated.  

Zatalguch

Zatalguch is a daedric titan that serves as the group boss for the Village of the Lost.  

Mechanics

As you enter the area, you will see three blue orbs surrounded by three flame atronachs.  You must defeat the atronachs and the subsequent clannfears and twilight.  The orb will explode and you can move on to the next one.  When all three are defeated, Zatalguch will appear.  Zatalguch uses wing flaps, tail whips, and breathes fire for heavy physical attacks.  He will crouch before his flame breath and it is easily avoided.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievements

ESO Toothmaul Gully Public Dungeon Achievement

Defeating all the champions in the Village of the Lost will reward you with the Village of the Lost Conquerer achievement.

ESO Achievement Icon 025

Defeating Zatalguch will reward you with the Village of the Lost Group Event achievement.

ESO Toothmaul Gully Public Dungeon Achievement

Defeating three of the champions in the Village of the Lost will reward you with the Village of the Lost Vanquisher achievement.

What Is A Group Dungeon?

Group Dungeons are designed to be four-player areas.  Dungeons in ESO feature large groups of enemies that are tougher to defeat and have multiple bosses.  These bosses pose unique challenges and often feature special mechanics that require teamwork.  Each dungeon has a quest with a skill point rewarded for its completion.  Dungeons also offer special gear sets that cannot be found in the overland areas of Tamriel.  Dungeons can be completed in normal mode, veteran mode, or veteran hardmode.  Dungeons completed in any of the veteran modes will reward you with a Monster Helm – a unique piece of armor for the head.  You can learn more about Monster sets in the Monster Set Guide and how to obtain the matching shoulder piece in the Undaunted Guide.  You can also find a video and a written guide for each dungeon in the All About Mechanics Series.

ESO In-Game Icon Group Dungeon

On your map, dungeons appear with a blackened square-shaped icon with a plus sign.  Once the dungeon is completed (by defeating the bosses), the dungeon icon turns white.

Coldharbour Group Dungeons

Vaults of Madness Armor Sets

What Is A World Boss?

World bosses are powerful enemies often with their own unique abilities.  They sometimes require groups of players to overcome.  World bosses in DLC zones are significantly harder than other base game bosses.

ESO Map Icon World Boss

On your map, world bosses appear with a blackened skull and crossed swords icon.  Once the world boss is defeated, the world boss icon turns white.

Coldharbour World Bosses

There are 6 world bosses in Cold Harbour.

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Sthorha the Crazed at Aba-Darre

Travel northwest from the Shrouded Plains Wayshrine to locate the Ayleid well named Aba-Darre.

Mechanics Notes

Sthorha the Crazed is a Daedra, a large reptilian.  He uses claws, bites, and fiery breath to cause heavy melee damage.  Sthorha stands still and creates a cone-shaped aoe with his fiery breath.  This is easily avoided.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Achievement 092

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Sthorha’s Doom achievement.

Cynhamoth at Cynhamoth’s Grove

Travel southwest from The Orchard Wayshrine to locate the grove called Cynhamoth’s Grove.

Mechanics Notes

Cynhamoth is a harvester and is found with several Dremora enemies.  Begin with the Dremoras as they are easy to dispose of.  Cynhamoth can take swipes at you with her four arms, but she also glows blue under her ‘feet’.  At this point, she can be interrupted.  If you fail to interrupt her, three electrically charged aoes will spawn from her.  At about half-health, Cynhamoth summons three orbs at a time called The Feast.  These move towards her and must be defeated quickly.  If the orbs reach her, some of her health is restored.  During the battle, she will summon additional Dremoras.  Keep the adds down, including the orbs, and Cynhamoth is easily defeated.

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Gear Undaunted Harvester Head A

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Cynhamoth’s End achievement.

Nolagha, Keggahiha, and Rsolignah at Daedroth Larder

Travel north from the Court of Contempt Wayshrine to locate the burned out house that is Daedroth Larder.

Mechanics Notes

This Daedroth trio can be quite intimidating.  They bite, have heavy hits, and stomp their feet creating spreading aoes.  The trio also creates a cone-shaped aoe and releases firey breath!  There is little difference between the three.  Focus on defeating one at a time.  They can easily kill you as a group however reducing their numbers reduces the risk.  The foot-stomping can be interrupted.  The fiery breath is easy to step out of.  

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Achievement 092

The first time you defeat these world bosses you will earn the Daedroth Trio Hunter achievement.

Duriatundur at Duriatundur’s Killing Field

Travel north from the Moonless Walk Wayshrine to locate the clearing called Duriatundur’s Killing Field.

Mechanics Notes

Duriatundur is a large ice wraith.  He creates a path-like aoe and charges down it.  Duriatundur also dives into the ground causing small ice pillar aoes and spawing other ice wraiths.  While their attack isn’t necessarily vicious, there are a lot of them and they are annoying.  Duriatundur also tail whips if you are close so keep that in mind with melee attacks.  Focus on keeping the adds down and avoid the aoes when possible.  

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Pet 018

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Ice Wraith Hunter achievement.

Brolsgerbwd at Risen Court

Travel northeast from the Manor of Revelry Wayshrine to reach the ritual site called Risen Court.

Mechanics Notes

Brolsgerbwd is a Dremora necromancer found in the middle of a ritual.  She will summon skeletal enemies and bone colossus to aid her in battle.  Be mindful that she does cast a rune on the ground that occasionally is surrounded by an aoe.  Regardless, if you step in it, a large hand will rise from the ground pinning you in place.  Avoid the aoes and keep the adds down.  Ranged attacks work well.

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Quest Head Monster 012

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Brolsgerbwd’s Bane achievement.

Zemarek-thul at Zemarek’s Hollow

Travel southwest from the Everfull Flagon Wayshrine to locate a small ruin called Zemarek’s Hollow.

Mechanics Notes

Zemarek-thul is a centurion and is initially standing still.  There are several Dwarven Spiders that must be defeated.  After the spiders, there will be a round of several Dwarven Spheres.  Only after both rounds are defeated will Zemarek-thul animate.  He has a maul on one arm and an axe on the other.  He will squat, creating an aoe around him, then flail his arms out while he spins.  While Zemarek-thul only does for a few seconds, it is very damaging.  Another attack he uses is to create a cone-shaped aoe and spray poison from his chest.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  Zemarek-thul is easily defeated.

Achievement Earned

ESO In-Game Icon Quest Head Monster 007

The first time you defeat this world boss you will earn the Centurion’s Ruin achievement.

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.

Coldharbour Wayshrine Locations

There are 16 wayshrines in Coldharbour.

  • Court of Contempt Wayshrine
  • Endless Stain Wayshrine
  • Everfull Flagon Wayshrine
  • Great Shackle Wayshrine
  • Haj Uxith Wayshrine
  • Hollow City Wayshrine
  • Libary of Dusk Wayshrine
  • Manor of Revelry Wayshrine
  • Moonless Walk Wayshrine
  • Reaver Citadel Wayshrine
  • Shrouded Plains Wayshrine
  • The Chasm Wayshrine
  • The Orchard 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.  

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 Auridon Skyshard Hunter achievement.

Coldharbour Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 16 Skyshards in Coldharbour.

Skyshard #1 – on the water’s edge

Skyshard #2 – in a pile of rubble

Skyshard #3 –  on the back of a rock

Skyshard #4 – next to a ruined wall

Skyshard #5 – in the middle of a lake on an iceberg

Skyshard #6 – in a burned-down building

Skyshard #7 – inside a watchtower behind a pillar (quest required)

Skyshard #8 – behind a ruined wall

Skyshard #9 – in the water behind the Coral Tower (quest required)

One skyshard is also found in each of the delves and one in the public dungeon.  Maps with exact locations are provided in those sections.

What Is A Lore Book?

Shalidor’s Library is a collection of lore books in Tamriel.  Reading lore books within this collection increases your Mages Guild rank.  

ESO In-Game Icon Lore Book

On your map, lore books will appear in your compass as you near it.  Once collected, it will disappear.  You can track your collection under the zone guide.

Coldharbour Lore Book Locations

There are a total of 10 lore books to be found in Coldharbour.

  • Lore Book #1 – A Life Of Strife And Struggle – in the roots of a large tree next to a skeleton
  • Lore Book #2 – Chaotic Creatia:  The Azure Plasm – on a table
  • Lore Book #3 – Exegesis Of Merid-Nunda – on the ground next to a shelter and a bookshelf
  • Lore Book #4 – I Was Summoned By A Mortal – on a countertop of a general goods store
  • Lore Book #5 – Oath Of A Dishonored Clan – on a short bookshelf in a building
  • Lore Book #6 – Protocols Of The Court Of Contempt – next to a broken cart and a light post
  • Lore Book #7 – The Black Forge – in the roots of a large tree next to a skeleton
  • Lore Book #8 – The Library Of Dusk:  Rare Books – next to a broken cart
  • Lore Book #9 – The Lightless Oubliette – under a large tree next to a backpack
  • Lore Book #10 – The Whitering Of Delodiil –  on a piece of floating ice

What Is A Survey Map?

Survey Maps (also called Survey Reports) are maps to a collection of six high-yield harvest nodes that only exist if you have the corresponding survey.  Some maps can be sold, some are character bound, and others only allow you to maintain one in your inventory.  If you have multiples of the same map, the nodes do respawn but you must go a short distance away for it to do so.  If you go away and the nodes do not respawn, then you haven’t traveled far enough.

Survey Map locations do NOT appear on your map.  You can slot the maps for quick access to compare your location.  The following icons will be used to denote the type of survey on this map.

ESO In-Game Map Icon Alchemy

Alchemy

ESO In-Game Map Icon Clothing

Clothing

ESO In-Game Map Icon Enchanting

Enchanting

ESO In-Game Map Icon Jewelry

Jewelry

ESO In-Game Map Icon Blacksmithing

Blacksmithing

ESO In-Game Map Icon Woodworking

Woodworking

Coldharbour Survey Map Locations

  • Alchemy Survey I – by the water’s edge
  • Alchemy Survey II – at the edge of a path near the water’s edge and a large tree at the end of a bridge
  • Blacksmithing Survey I – at the base of a cliff near some tall blue plants
  • Blacksmithing Survey II – at the base of a cliff
  • Clothing Survey I – on top of a hill around a tree
  • Clothing Survey II – at the base of a large tree on the edge of a path
  • Enchanting Survey I – around the roots of a large tree and ruined columns
  • Enchanting Survey II – around a tree by the water’s edge
  • Jewelry Survey I – at the base of some cliffs near the edge
  • Jewelry Survey II – at the base of a cliff behind a large rock
  • Woodworking Survey I – around a large tree on top of the entrance to Mal Sorra’s Tomb
  • Woodworking Survey II – under a tree by the water’s edge

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.

Coldharbour Map Locations

  • Treasure Map I – between a large rock and a smaller rock
  • Treasure Map II – behind the Forsaken Village
  • Treasure Map III – in the middle of some ruins in front of a bookshelf
  • Treasure Map IV – behind a large tree
  • Treasure Map V – behind a spire next to a tree
  • Treasure Map VI – near two trees and a wall
  • Treasure Map CE – under the bow of a shipwreck 

Tales of Tribute Clues

You will be randomly rewarded with clues as you play Tales of Tribute matches.  These clues, when used, will upgrade a Tales of Tribute card.  You can earn clues for decks you do not yet have.  To ‘use’ a clue, you will need to find its location and open the Tribute Treasure Box.

ESO Tales Of Tribute Patron Coin Psijic Relicmaster

Ceporah’s Insight Clue

This clue will upgrade a card in the Psijic Loremaster Celarus Deck.

The maw opens to wail In the harbor so cold. In cavern vast in scale Bright spears jut so bold. Midst soulgems piled high Colored blacker than night. Here lies your card Tower’s insight.

This Tribute Treasure Box is located inside the Wailing Maw delve in Coldharbour.

Travel west from the Reaver Citadel Wayshrine to find the delve. 

The Tribute Treasure Box is located in the same area as the delve boss behind a pillar.  It can be difficult to spot as the pillars in the room glow a similar color.

Coldharbour Summary

While Coldharbour is a ‘base game’ area, there is no shortage of things to do.  Striking locales, points of interest, and numerous side quests await those who explore Coldharbour.

Coldharbour is a realm in Oblivion and not part of an alliance faction.  It is considered a neutral area.

 

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