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"The white walled Alabaster welcomes you into her breast. Feel not the sting of fear, but instead the song of victory..."
―In-game description[src]

Alabaster is a city in the province of Elsweyr. It is one of several possible locations that the Eternal Champion may discover in The Elder Scrolls: Arena.

DescriptionEdit

Geography (Arena)Edit

Alabaster is connected to three settlements. To the west is Darkarn Place, to the north is Valley Guard, and to the east is Gideon.

Geography (Lore)Edit

Alabaster is located on the central east coast of Elsweyr near the city of Leyawiin. Near Alabaster is Lake Vread where a series of Vellum Scrolls are found in 3 Alabaster Jars in a cave in Vread.[1] West of Alabaster is a town which exists in the Fourth Era.[2]

CultureEdit

The Youth of Alabaster tends to have the Khajiit Honorifics at the beginning of the name rather than the end like most Khajiit.[3]

HistoryEdit

Early YearsEdit

Sometime in Ancient Elsweyr, Alabaster was an established settlement. Near Lake Vread is a cave with 3 Alabaster made Jars with a series of Vellum Scrolls found inside. The man who found these scrolls was Baan Dar.[1]

Second EraEdit

Alabaster was affected by the Knahaten Flu along with the rest of Elsweyr. The flu started in Senchal but it eventually reached Alabaster's ports.[4]

Third EraEdit

During the Imperial Simulacrum, the Eternal Champion had at one point visited the city in their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos. A scribe in Alabaster discovered that the legendary blade known as Chrysamere has resurfaced somewhere around Tamriel. The Champion ventured throughout the continent and found the sword of Heroes.

TriviaEdit

  • In earlier development, Arena was going to be a Tournament based game. Alabaster's team was known as the Nightrunners.[OOG 1]
  • Alabaster's name may have come from the Alabaster Mineral which is a soft rock used to make sculptures. Alabaster in Elder Scrolls is used in Spires in the Alik'r Desert.[5]

AppearancesEdit

References

Notice: The following are out-of-game references. They are not found in any in-game books, but can still be considered part of The Elder Scrolls lore and are included for completeness.
  1. Go Blades