Ultimate Cyrodiil Ebonheart Pact Territory Zone Guide

Ebonheart Pact Territory Description

Ebonheart Pact (red) alliance initially controls the northeastern 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 Morrowwind Gate and the Southern Morrowind 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.

Ebonheart Pact 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.

Cropsford Armor Sets

Please note that Cropsford must be alliance-aligned meaning the Ebonheart Pact (red) must control the town of Cropsford 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.

Ebonheart Pact Territory Delves

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

Cracked Wood Cave

Goblin expert Nellic Sterone of Stormhaven believes that most Goblin tribes have more than a dozen ways of preparing rat meat comestibles.

Cracked Wood Cave Location

Cracked Wood Cave is most easily accessed from the town of Cropsford or the Drakelowe Keep.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

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

Inside Cracked Wood Cave

Cracked Wood Cave is inhabited by goblins who are members of the Bloody Hand Tribe.  Additionally, there are wolves and durzogs.  This delve has one level, three bosses, and one skyshard as noted on the map.  All three bosses must be defeated to complete Cracked Wood Cave.

Mebs Runnyeye

Mebs Runnyeye is a goblin champion of the Bloody Hand Tribe.  He is a Thundermaul who uses a maul for melee damage.  Mebs swings his maul and slams the ground creating a cone-type aoe with electrical shocks.  Additionally, he can shocks the ground around himself that can knock you off balance but this move can be interrupted.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  Mebs Runnyeye is easily defeated.

Regsrot Blacktongue

Regsrot Blacktongue is a goblin.  He uses a single sword for melee attacks.  Regsrot will also summon an Aura of Protection and a Flesh Atronach during battle.  The Aura of Protection reduces the damage Regsrot takes but can be destroyed.  The Flesh Atronach is the most aggressive using a mace slamming you.  This attack can be blocked and will temporarily set the atronach off balance.  Be alert to the torch on the other hand as it can cause both physical and fire damage.  Focus on the Flesh Atronach then turn your attention to Regsrot.  Regsrot casts runes on the ground that are aoes.  Avoid them when possible.   Regsrot Blacktongue is easily defeated.

Traug Wolfbreath

Traug Wolfbreath is also a goblin.  The delve’s one skyshard is located nearest to him.  Traug uses a bow for ranged attacks.  His most deadly attack is the arrow spray which can be easily avoided if you step out of the cone aoe.  Melee attacks work well.  Traug Wolfbreath is easily defeated.

Kingscrest Cavern

Though occasionally mined as a source of chert and flint by vassals of House Tharn, this cavern hasn’t been used for that purpose for some time. The locals say it’s too dangerous.

Kingscrest Cavern Location

Travel northwest from Farragut Keep or southeast from Kingscrest Keep.  

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the boss will reward you with the Kingscrest Cavern Explorer achievement.

Inside Kingscreset Cavern

Kingscrest Cavern is a cave inhabited by spiders and spriggans.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Cynaceae the Verdant

Cynaceae the Verdant is a spriggant.  She is accompanied by a spider and summons more spiders during the battle.  Be aware that spriggans can heal themselves but the most concerning is when Cynacease channels to a spider.  Her hand glows green and a green channel to the spider.  This channeling makes the spider more powerful.  You can interrupt this.  Keep the spiders down.  They are more annoying than deadly.  Cynacease is easily defeated.

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Muck Valley Cavern

The Goblins of the Valus Mountains are said to go back and forth between Cyrodiil and Morrowind using tunnels and secret passes. Some tribes have imported subterranean agricultural practices from their cousins to the east.

Muck Valley Cave Location

Travel southeast from Blue Road Keep or slightly northeast from Sejanus Outpost to reach Muck Valley Cave.  

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating the delve will reward you with the Muck Valley Cavern Explorer achievement.

Inside Muck Valley Cavern

Muck Valley Cavern is a cave in eastern Cyrodiil inhabited by goblins, Kwama enemies, and Bloddy Hand enemies.  This delve has one level, one boss, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Kerks Half-Ear

Kerks Half-Ear is a goblin who uses a sword but not a shield for melee attacks.  He is accompanied by Bloody Hand enemies.  Focus on the Bloody Hand enemies first.  Kerks is easily defeated. 

Ogre Biter

Ogre Biter is a Kwama Warrior.  He has heavy hits and pounds the ground raising scribs from the ground.  Keep the scribs down.  They are more annoying than damaging.  Avoid Ogre Biter’s hits when possible.  Ranged attacks work well.  Ogre Biter is easily defeated.

Webmistress

Webmistress is a giant spider accompanied by other spiders.  She bites, spits poisons, and can snare you in a web if you step into the aoe.  Keep the other spiders down as much as possible.  They are more annoying than damaging.  Webmistress is easily defeated.

Newt Cave

On the docks in Bravil they say Newt Cave would be an excellent base for a smuggling operation. If anyone on the Bravil docks knew any smugglers, which they deny.

Newt Cave Location

Travel slightly southeast from the town of Cropsford to find Newt Cave.

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating this delve will reward you with the Newt Cave Explorer achievement.

Inside Newt Cave

Newt Cave is a cave in southeastern Cyrodiil inhabited by trolls, giant bats, and assassin beetles.  This delve has one level, two bosses, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Rock Wing

Rock Wing is a giant bat and is accompanied by an Assassin Beetle.  He uses wing swipes and bites to inflict damage.  Rock Wing also has a screech that can fear you.  Focus on the Assassin Beetle first as it is more annoying than damaging.  Rock Wing is easily defeated.

Graveltooth

Graveltooth is a large troll.  He pounds on the ground causing aoes.  Graveltooth also has heavy hits.   Ranged attacks work well but Graveltooth is easily defeated.

Quickwater Cave

The domains north of Cheydinhal have belonged to House Tharn since the late First Era. By the end of the War of Righteousness, General Turpis “Volte-Face” Tharn was in possession of the broad holdings that the family today calls home.

Quickwater Cave Location

Travel slightly southeast from Arrius Keep or west from Farragut Keep to locate Quickwater Cave.

ESO Ultimate Guide Cyrodiil Ebonheart Pact Territory Delve Quickwater Cave Interior Map
ESO Ultimate Guide Cyrodiil Ebonheart Pact Territory Delve Quickwater Cave Interior Map
ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

Exploring and defeating this delve will reward you with the Quickwater Cave Explorer achievement.

Inside Quickwater Cave

Quickwater Cave is a cave inhabited by Black Dagger enemies and Quickwater Caiman.  This delve has two levels, two bosses, and one skyshard as noted on the map.

Athal Andas

Athal Andas is a dark elf.  He is accompanied by two Black Dagger Nightblades.  Athal uses magical attacks to inflict damage.  He also creates a shadow of himself that will attack you.  The image above shows the shadow to the far bottom left.  Additionally, Athal Andas creates a Burdening Eye.  This eye will explode if it reaches you.  Focus on Athal as the shadow and Burdening Eye will continually respawn as long as he’s alive.  Athal Andas is easily defeated.

Steel-Tail

Steel-Tail is a daedroth.  You can reach him by jumping into either of the two whirlpools that will take you to the second level called Quickwater Depths.   Steel-Tail uses claws and bites to inflict damage and fiery breath.  He will stand still when he breathes fire creating a cone aoe.  It is easy to step out of the cone and attack Steel-Tail while he is stationary.  Steel-Tail is easily defeated.  

Vahtacen

“(And Pelinal) broke the doors open for the prisoners of the Vahtache with the Slave-Queen flying on Morihaus above them, and Men called her Al-Esh for the first time.” — The Song of Pelinal, Volume 4 

Vahtacen Location

Ondil is an Aldermi ruin south of Mathiisen.  The enemies are primarily bloodthralls, plagued peasants, and skeevers.  There is one boss and one skyshard in this single level delve.  

ESO Achievement High Isle Breakwater Cave Explorer

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

Inside Vahtacen

Ondil is an Aldermeri ruin with numerous bookshelves.  Be sure to take the time to ‘read’ the bookshelves.  You can gain not only lore books but other valuable information.

The Faceless

The Faceless is an aggressive lich.  She uses a staff for ranged magical attacks.  The Faceless quickly fills the room with runes that are magical dots and lich crystals that create aoes but also soon explode.  If you are caught in one of the explosions, you will be lifted above ground for a short period unless you can break free.  Avoid the aoes when possible.  Melee attacks work well.  The Faceless 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.

Ebonheart Pact Territory Mundus Stone Locations

There are 3 Mundus Stones in the Ebonheart Pact 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.

Ebonheart Pact Territory Skyshard Locations

There are a total of 16 Skyshards in the Ebonheart Pact Territory of Cyrodiil.

Skyshard #1 – beside a watchtower

Skyshard #2 – inside a burnt building

Skyshard #3 –  beside a bridge by the water

Skyshard #4 – in front of a statue in a temple

Skyshard #5 – in a building on the second floor

Skyshard #6 – in the center of the Belda Ruins

Skyshard #7 – at the bottom of the Fanacas Ruins on a shrine

Skyshard #8 – downstairs in the Temple of the Ancestor Moths

Skyshard #9 – behind the Sedor Ruins beside a cliff

Skyshard #10 – on top of Whitefall Mountain

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.

Ebonheart Pact Territory World Event Locations

There are 3 world events in the Ebonheart Pact Territory of Cyrodiil.

  • Cheydinhal Foothills Dolmen
  • Eastern Shore Dolmen
  • Niben Basin 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.

Ebonheart Pact Territory Lore Book Locations

There are a total of 32 lore books to be found in the Ebonheart Pact Territory of Cyrodiil.

  • Lore Book #1 – What Is  Volendrung? – on a crate in a camp
  • Lore Book #2 – The Cantatas Of Vivec – on a wooden platform near fishing equipment
  • Lore Book #3 – The Order Of The Ancestor Moth – on a desk in a lodge
  • Lore Book #4 – Wayrest Sewers:  A Short History – on a crate in a storehouse
  • Lore Book #5 – House Tharn Of Nibenay – on the ground in front of a tent
  • Lore Book #6 – Crow And Raven:  Three Short Fables – on an upstairs nightstand in Shurgak Clan Estate
  • Lore Book #7 – The Lunar Lorkan – in the tunnels under the mountain
  • Lore Book #8 – The Exclusionary Mandates – in a cart
  • Lore Book #9 – The Pig Children – around the outside of the top of an Ayleid Ruin
  • Lore Book #10 – Liminal Bridges – near barrels, a chair, a fire, and a cart
  • Lore Book #11 – Origin Of The Mages Guild – on a broken crate near a doctor
  • Lore Book #12 – The Amulet Of Kings – on the ground in the corner of a building
  • Lore Book #13 – Where Magical Paths Meet – on the side of a tower on the second level
  • Lore Book #14 – The Art Of Kwama Egg Cooking – upstairs in a tower 
  • Lore Book #15 – On The Nature Of Coldharbour – on a coffin toward the end of a cave
  • Lore Book #16 – Wayshrines Of Tamriel – near rubble outside of a burned estate
  • Lore Book #17 – Dwemer Inquiries Volume II – on a rock on the west side of wooden platforms
  • Lore Book #18 – Dwarven Automatons – next to crates on the south side entrance
  • Lore Book #19 – The Dreamstride – on a stand in front of a statue
  • Lore Book #20 – The Totems Of Hircine – on the ground next to a skeleton near a path
  • Lore Book #21 – The consecrations Of Arkay – upstairs in a tower
  • Lore Book #22 – To Posterity – on a bench by a fire
  • Lore Book #23 – Triumphs Of A Monarch – on a crate suspended by a crane
  • Lore Book #24 – A Werewolf’s Confession – next to a tent and fire
  • Lore Book #25 – Ancient Scrolls Of The Swemer – upstairs in a tower
  • Lore Book #26 – Varieties Of Daedra, Part 2 – next to some crates under a shelter
  • Lore Book #27 – Triumphs Of A Monarch, Ch. 10 – on a desk in Agrippa’s House
  • Lore Book #28 – The Doors Of Oblivion, Part 1 – between some big rocks 
  • Lore Book #29 – Reality And Other Falsehoods – on a short bookshelf on the ground floor of the Crown Point tower 
  • Lore Book #30 – The Order Of The Black Worm – on the floor in the corner of a hut
  • Lore Book #31 – The Firmament – upstairs on a cabinet in the Hedoran Estate
  • Lore Book #32 – Proper-Life:  Three Chants – next to a door at the top of ruins

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.

Ebonheart Pact Territory Treasure Map Locations

  • Treasure Map XIII – next to a bridge and a rock
  • Treasure Map XIV – next to a rock and part of a mammoth skeleton
  • Treasure Map XV – under a large tree next to a rock
  • Treasure Map XVI – under a tree at the fork of a path
  • Treasure Map XVII – in front of a wooden fence surrounding Crooked Finger Redoubt
  • Treasure Map XVIII – under a tree on the edge of a cliff

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