Ultimate Cyrodiil Daggerfall Covenant Territory Zone Guide

Daggerfall Covenant Territory Description

Daggerfall Covenant (blue) alliance initially controls the northwestern areas of Cyrodiil.  There are keeps, outposts, cities, and resources that can be gained or lost in the alliance war.  

Two areas in each alliance are never changing.  The Northern High Rock Gate and the Southern High Rock Gate.  Everything else is up for grabs!

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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.

Daggerfall Covenant Crafting Set Stations

How To Obtain Other Set Pieces

Players can gain PVP armor sets from Cyrodiil, Imperial City, or Battlegrounds.  Some sets can also be purchased from Elite Vendors using Alliance Points or Tel Var Stones.  You can earn set pieces in Cyrodiil by completing town quests, completing delves, completing dolmens, and completing board missions.  Some sets can be purchased by Alliance Quartermasters using Alliance Points.  

The final way to acquire PVP armor sets is by earning Rewards for the Worthy.  These are special containers earned either in Cyrodiil or Battlegrounds.  You will recieve an in-game mail with one reward coffer for every 20,000 Alliance Points earned.

Bruma Armor Sets

Please note that Bruma must be alliance-aligned meaning the Daggerfall Covenant (blue) must control the town of Bruma for the Elite Gear Vendor to become available to you.

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.

Daggerfall Covenant Territory Delves

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There are 6 delves in the DC territory.  Note that these delves are available at all times to any alliance.  

Capstone Cave

Many of the bandit gangs in Cyrodiil formed relatively recently, their members largely made up of deserters from the Imperial Legions—or from the armies of the invading alliances.

Capstone Cave Location

Travel southwest from Fort Dragonclaw to reach Capstone Cave.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Capstone Cave Explorer achievement.

Inside Capstone Cave

Capstone Cave is inhabited by Black Dagger bandits including Black Dagger Archers, Black Dagger Rangers, and Black Dagger Slayers.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Claudette the Sharper

Claudette the Sharper is a Breton and a member of the Black Daggers.  She is accompanied by three Black Dagger Marksman.  The Marksman use bows and volley arrows causing quite a bit of damage. Focus on defeating those three first.  Claudette the Sharper uses dual wield to cause melee damage.  She spin attacks and jumps over you.  You can step out of her aoes easily.  Once the Marksmen are gone, Claudette the Sharper is easily defeated.

Echo Cave

The name of this cave has nothing to do with reflected sound—it refers to the undead who have long haunted its chilly depths, shambling through the caverns in an unholy echo of the actions of the living.

Echo Cave Location

Travel slightly northeast from the Fort Warden to find Echo Cave.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Echo Cave Explorer achievement.

Inside Echo Cave

Echo Cave is inhabited by Keletal enemies, wraiths, and zombies.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Sargos Grent

Sargos Grent is a wraith accompanied by two Skeletal Warriors.  He is in front of an altar in an alcove and doesn’t move from there.  He uses ice balls to inflict damage and also sends a chill when under your feet keeps you pinned to the ground.  Also during battle, Sargos summons another spirit that will charge you knocking you back or down.  The Skeletal Warriors should be focused first and can even be pulled away from Sargos and out of the alcove.  Sargos Grent is easily defeated.

Lipsand Tarn

In the language of the Ayleids, the name of this ruin translates as “Soapstone Delve,” but the locals around Chorrol know it as the Elf Haunts, and keep away from it.

Lipsand Tarn Location

Travel north from Fort Rayles to find the Ayleid ruin that is Lipsand Tarn.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the bosses will reward you with the Lipsand Tarn Explorer achievement.

Inside Lipsand Tarn

Lipsand Tarn is inhabited by Bloodborn enemies, bloodfiends, and bone colossus.  This delve has one level, two bosses, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Gaston Ashham

Gaston Ashham is a vampire and the leader of the Bloodborn.  He uses a sword and magical attacks to inflict damage.  During the battle, Gaston will summon a ghost who will charge you, potentially knocking you off your feet.  He will also conjure a large fish to rise from the ground and pin you into place.  This allows him to get closer to do more damage or keep you in one position while the ghost charges you.  Avoid the fist when possible, but beware of your stamina as you can always break free if your resources are high enough.  Deal with the adds as they arise and keep focused on Gaston.  Gaston Ashham is easily defeated.

Marbita

Marbita is a Reguard vampire.  She uses a mace and shield to inflict melee damage and also summons bloodfiends to aid her in battle.  Marbita casts a very large aoe with attacking bloodfiends, and sometimes a totem and a Bloodborn Icemaster who can deliver a significant amount of damage.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Keep the adds down to limit the damage you take.  Marbita is easily defeated.

Red Ruby Cave

Despite its name, no gems have ever been found in this ebony mine, which was dubbed “Red Ruby” in order to attract investors from nearby Bruma.

Red Ruby Cave Location

Travel southeast from Fort Dragonclaw to find Red Ruby Cave.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the bosses will reward you with the Red Ruby Cave Explorer achievement.

 

Inside Red Ruby Cave

Red Ruby Cave is inhabited by Black Dagger bandits including Black Dagger Deadeyes, and Black Dagger Slayers.  This delve has one level, two bosses, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Endare

Endare is a High Elf and uses a bow to inflict ranged damage.  There are other nearby Black Dagger enemies that can join the battle if you get too close to them.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Melee damage works well.  Endare is easily defeated.

Zandur

Zandur is a Khajiit uses dual weild daggers to inflict melee damage.  He is also very aggressive.  There are other Black Dagger enemies nearby that will join the battle if you get too close to them.  Avoid Zandur’s spin attacks when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  Zandur is easily defeated.

Toadstool Hollow

The word in Bruma is that these caves were once warm enough for fungus farming, but when the farmers tried to expand them, they tunneled into an ice cavern that chilled the entire place to a bitter cold.

Toadstool Hollow Location

Travel south from Fort Dragonclaw or northeast from Fort Aleswell to find the cave called Toadstool Hollow.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the bosses will reward you with the Toadstool Hollow Explorer achievement.

Inside Toadstool Hollow

Toadstool Hollow is inhabited by giant Shade Stalker Bats, spiders, and wraiths.  This delve has two levels, five bosses, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Dreadfang

Dreadfang is a giant spider located on the first level.  He bites and spits poisons, and also spawns other spiders to aid him in battle.  Dreadfang also casts a smaller aoe that if you step in it, it will spin a ‘web’ around your feet slowing your movement.  Keep the other spiders down when they appear.  Ranged attacks work well.  Dreadfang is easily defeated.

Captain Roreles

Captain Roreles is a wraith.  He shoots ice balls at you that do minor frost damage.  Also during battle, Captain Roreles will summon ghosts that will charge at you and can knock you down.  He does stay mostly stationary.  Captain Roreles is easily defeated.

Captain Serniel

Captain Serniel is also a wraith like Captain Roreles.  He shoots ice balls at you that do minor frost damage.  Also during battle, Captain Serniel will summon ghosts that will charge at you and can knock you down.  He, too, is mostly stationary.  Captain Serniel is easily defeated.

General Virane

Genral Virane is a ghost.  He will strike you and touch you causing both physical damage and frost damage.  During the battle, General Virane will summon a spectre.  It can fear you and do frost damage.  Ranged attacks work well.  General Virane is easily defeated.

Lucienne Cerine

Lucienne Cerine is a skeletal archer.  Her volleys are damaging so avoid those cone-shaped aoes.  Melee attacks work well.  Lucienne Cerine is easily defeated.

Underpall Cave

This extensive cave system is said to include tunnels that lead to subterranean fortifications, but since the tunnel collapse of 2E 512 no miner has been able re-enter that section.

Underphall Cave Location

Travel northwest from Fort Aleswell to reach Underphall Cave.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the bosses will reward you with the Underpall Cave Explorer achievement.

Inside Underpall Cave

Underpall Cave is inhabited by Bloodborn enemies, Skeletal warriors, and Bone Colssusi.  This delve has one level, two bosses, and one skyshard are noted on the map.

Emelin the Returned

Emelin the Returned is a nereid.  She will throw balls of frost and create water geysers under your feet.  Occasionally Emelin will create a swirling vortex around herself.  This can be interrupted.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  Emelin the Returned is easily defeated.

Raelynne Ashham

Raelynne Ashham is a Breton vampire.  She uses a spear for ranged magic attacks.  During the battle Raelynne will summon zombies, bloodfiends, and skeletons to aid her.  Be careful of her channeling to these adds.  When she does, it makes them more powerful.  The channeling can be interrupted.  Keep the adds down as much as possible and avoid Raelynne’s ranged attacks.  Raelynne Assham is easily defeated.

What Is A Mundus Stone?

Mundus Stones are large, stone pillars that can be activated which creates a unique permanent player buff.  Each player can choose any Mundus Stone but only one Mundus ‘blessing’ (also known as ‘boon’) is permitted at a time.  For more information, check out this article.

ESO Icon Mundus Stone

On your map, mundus stones will appear in your compass as you near it with a blackened icon.  Once visited, regardless if you used it, it will turn white and appear on your map permanently.

Daggerfall Covenant Territory Mundus Stone Locations

There are 4 Mundus Stones in the Daggerfall Covenant Territory of Cyrodiil.

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.

Daggerfall Covenant Territory Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 15 Skyshards in the Daggerfall Covenant Territory of Cyrodiil.

Skyshard #1 – in the ruins of a tower

Skyshard #2 – below the bridge at the top of a waterfall

Skyshard #3 –  in the lava valley

Skyshard #4 – in an empty pond behind the big hall in Bruma

Skyshard #5 – in the priory courtyard

Skyshard #6 – in a broken crate on top of the ruined Empire Tower

Skyshard #7 – in front of the doors to the Ninendava Ruins

Skyshard #8 – on a small cliff overlooking a road

Skyshard #9 – in front of the doors to the Anga Ruins 

One skyshard is also found in each of the delves.

What Is A World Event?

World Events, also commonly called Dark Anchors or Dolmens, are huge hooks sent by Molag Bal.  They hook into the ground with giant chains.  Dark Anchors spawn daedric and undead guardians.  As you defeat the enemies, anchor pinions will appear around the dolmen and need to be released.  After all the pinions are released, a final wave of enemies (usually featuring a few smaller enemies and one larger mini-boss) appear.  Once the final wave is defeated one final anchor pinion will appear and releasing it will cause a treasure chest to appear.  This chest contains gold and other loot but also contains a jewelry piece from the area.

ESO In-Game Map Icon World Event

On your map, world events will appear with a blackened world event icon when you are close to its location.  Once the event has been defeated, the icon turns white.

Daggerfall Covenant Territory World Event Locations

There are 4 world events in the Daggerfall Covenant Territory of Cyrodiil.

  • Applewatch Wood Dolmen
  • Bruma Dolmen
  • Northwestern Shore Dolmen
  • Winters Reach Dolmen
ESO Icon Map Key Crossed Swords Battle

On your map, when a world event is active, the crossed swords icon will appear and flash behind the world event icon.

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.

Daggerfall Covenant Territory Lore Book Locations

There are a total of 22 lore books to be found in the Daggerfall Covenant Territory of Cyrodiil.

  • Lore Book #1 – The Order Of The Ancestor Moth – in the Scroll Temple of Alma Ruma
  • Lore Book #2 – An Accounting Of The Elder Scrolls – in the Scroll Temple of Alma Ruma
  • Lore Book #3 – Song Of The Askelde Men – on a bed in a house
  • Lore Book #4 – With Regards To The Ebony Blade – on the ground floor of a tower under the stairs
  • Lore Book #5 – Triumphs Of A Monarch, Ch. 3 – on the ground floor of a tower
  • Lore Book #6 – Fragmentae Abyssum Hermaeus Morus – in a burnt-out building
  • Lore Book #7 – The House Of Troubles – on top of Ninendava
  • Lore Book #8 – The All-Beneficient King Fahara’jad – on a wooden platform on the side of a cliff
  • Lore Book #9 – Dwemer Inquiries Volume III – in the Ice Heart Home on a desk
  • Lore Book #10 – Monomyth:  Lorkhan And Satakal – on the ground next to a cart beside a path
  • Lore Book #11 – Ancient Scrolls Of The Dwemer III – on the ground of a building next to a fallen bookcase
  • Lore Book #12 – The Homilies Of Blessed Almalexia – inside Applewatch Inn on a nightstand
  • Lore Book #13 – Return To Orsinium – at the foot of a statue
  • Lore Book #14 – Darkest Darkness – in front of the door of Moranda
  • Lore Book #15 – Great Harbingers Of The Companions – on top of a fence post next to a house
  • Lore Book #16 – Spirit Of The Daedra – upstairs in a tower next to a skyshard
  • Lore Book #17 – Eulogy For Emperor Varen – between a cart and a tent
  • Lore Book #18 – Gods And Worship In Tamriel – on the bottom level of a tower
  • Lore Book #19 – Nine Commands Of The Eight Divines
  • Lore Book #20 – The Book Of Dawn And Dusk – in an open coffin on the side of a ruined church
  • Lore Book #21 – Modern Heretics – on the ground in a ruined building
  • Lore Book #22 – The Warriors Charge – in a tent on a crate

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.

Daggerfall Covenant Territory Treasure Map Locations

  • Treasure Map VII – in front of a gargoyle statue
  • Treasure Map VIII – at the edge of a path near a small stone wall and a tree
  • Treasure Map IX – beside a ruined wall
  • Treasure Map X – on a dirt path leading to a lake
  • Treasure Map XI – under a tree beside a ruined building
  • Treasure Map XII – behind a ruined building next to a wall

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