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Anvil is a port city on the coast of the Abecean Sea in the region of Gold Coast in Cyrodiil. It is the last stop of the Gold Road that connects the city, it's neighboring Kvatch and finally the Imperial City.
Reign of LeovicEdit
Under the reign of Longhouse Emperor Leovic the city was a well protected, civilized and sophisticated Imperial metropolis. Anvil was the seat of Imperial Prefect and Count of Anvil Ephem Benirus as well as the home port of the Imperial Navy.
Due to the pleasant climate Anvil was an incredibly popular vacation spot among commoners, nobles and even the Emperor Leovic himself. Thanks to the Gold Road and safety of the Abecean Sea enforced by the Navy, Anvil was a center of commerce offering luxury, spawning many taverns and hostels, and attracting entertainers.
During early stages of Varen's Rebellion the Varen's Wall was built. Varen Aquilarios was popular among the commoners of the region, who helped to build the wall voluntarily. The purpose of the wall was to protect the Gold Coast against the possible retaliation by the Emperor Leovic.
The wall, however, also separated the Gold Coast from the Colovian Highlands and ultimately from the rest of the Empire, diminishing trade and decreasing the stream of travelers. As a result businesses suffered and many goods that were once common became unavailable.
After Varen Aquilarious led the Second Legion out of the Gold Cost to take his rebellion into the heart of the Empire, Count Ephem Benirus lead four attacks on the city of Kvatch in hopes to seize Varen's property. These attacks, however, were successfully repelled by Varen's nephew Carolus and the Kvatch Warders. Each attempted attack significantly reduced the number of available forces stationed in Anvil. Once present Imperial Navy was sent away to deal with the rebellions in the north and east. These events combined rendered the city of Anvil nearly defenseless.
Red Sails OccupationEdit
Dark Brotherhood questsEdit
Word around town is that the legendary guild of assassins the Dark Brotherhood is looking for new recruits in the area. Amelie Crowe is convinced that murder of an innocent is bound to attract their attention.
The Dark Brotherhood has taken notice of the murders in Anvil. After going to the arranged meeting spot, contact has been made. To prove your obedience to the Brotherhood, a contract has been given to murder an Imperial noble Lord Quintus Jarol in his Jarol Estate nearby the town.
Dockmaster Qamar, a member of the Red Sails, has been mistreating the sailors coming into the harbor. Outrageous taxes and chaotic, unreasonable inspections are not uncommon. Help Captain Jimila of the Prowler to bring some justice to the Dockmaster.
A family of Dunmer explorers Kireth Vanos and Raynor Vanos have sailed to Anvil by accident. Out of funds for further travel and not accepting charity money, they are eager to find a local job, to save up themselves.
Anvil Castle is a palace located south of the Anvil, near the eastern end of the harbor. It is built on top of a small island and is accessible by a bridge. The palace was once a defensive fortress, but has been since rebuilt as a luxurious palace.
Anvil Castle is split into several halls. The audience hall is open to the public. West, east and central halls are closed and only members of the Red Sails, servants and inhabitants are allowed there. Entering the restricted halls will be considered trespassing, and in case of detection a Red Sails Protector will be summoned. The governor's suite can be found at the end of the central halls, and can be accessed by picking a simple lock. The castle has a large balcony connected to the governor's suite.
At the southern side of the castle an entrance to a cave system can be found. It leads directly into the restricted parts of the castle. Secret passage from the governors suite leads into these caves as well. It has been used by Governor Fortunata ap Dugal herself to sneak out of the castle. In an effort to prevent someone from sneaking in, River Trolls were made to inhabit it.
The castle was once home to the Imperial Prefect and Count of Anvil, Count Ephrem Benirus. He was a loyal subject of Emperor Leovic and had the Emperor over for visits frequently during summers.
The lighthouse is surrounded by dark rumors. Some vague evidence that the previous family of residents have been murdered by the Dark Brotherhood can be found. Keeper of the lighthouse refused to play along the local mob to sink ships coming into harbor, setting himself up as a target for a contract.
Local headquarters of the Gold Coast Trading Company is located at the western part of a city, overlooking the residential square. Much like other guilds the headquarters are located in a relatively large manor house.
Gold Coast Trading Company was once a very influential guild of merchants. It has several operations in the Gold Coast and elsewhere. It played a large role in the Red Sails invasion, as the current Governor Fortunata ap Dugal was once a member of the merchant faction. Under her rule, however, company has lost some of its influence.
Great Chapel of Dibella is a massive chapel dedicated to the divine Dibella located at the eastern part of the city, just by the southeastern gate.
Chapel is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Anvil. Local worship of the goddess has changed over time and has now become far more reserved than elsewhere in Tamriel, to some visitors and resident disappointment. Half-naked priests can still be seen dancing inside the chapel.
Local branch of the Fighters Guild is located in a large manor house in the center of the city, south of the northern gates of Anvil. It is managed by the hall steward Shabeh af-Naifa. Armsman Bahara is offering her services here.
Local branch of the Mages Guild is located in a large manor house in the center of the city, south of the northern gates of Anvil. It is managed by the magister Remelie Cine. Mystic Galotha Falas, magus Vacia Sidonia, enchanter Jodis Windbite and alchemist Plays-In-Puddles can be found offering their services here. An old acquaintance Gabrielle Benele can be met here.
Shops and ServicesEdit
Anvil Ironworks and Tannery is a store found in the northern Anvil, by the northern gates. Weaponsmith Horatia Iulus, leatherworker Eats-Loves-Kills and armorer Hard-Scales can be found offering their services here. The shop is favored source of equipment by the Red Sails pirates.
A small smithy can be found outside the Anvil Ironworks and Tannery. Blacksmith Hodana is offering his services here. His sister Mahata can be found here as well. While the townspeople are not impressed by Hodana's work, his sister still considers him the best blacksmith on the Gold Coast.
Anvil Outlaws Refuge is a hideout for everybody pursued by the guard, both profiteers and victims of coincidence. One of the entrances to the hideout is just behind the Great Chapel of Dibella and the other - by the western wall of the city near the seashore west of Anvil Wayshrine. Fences Dasra and Mizdabih, moneylender Sybilline Elva, merchant Maereeda and guild trader Syalleth can be found offering their services here.
Beachside Brokers is a warehouses located at the docks of Anvil, west of Where O Wares. Dunmer guild trader Daynas Sadrano can be seen working here.
The Dye Job is a small dye station stand just found just outside the Coastal Clothiers and Fabrics.
Enrick's Public House is one of the taverns found in Anvil. It is found within the city walls on the western part of the city. It is owned by the innkeeper Enrick Lateur and Anya Lateur. Brewer Lengaer and chef Amanda Bruttia can be found offering their services here. Pius Helvius is in charge of entertainment for the tavern.
Midnight Riders is a stable found outside the walls of Anvil, by the northern gate. The stable is run by stablemaster Narhag gro-Shatul who is offering his services here. An exotic mount Highland Wolf can be seen here among the regular horses.
Mudcrab and Suds is a small dockside inn located at the Anvil docks, west of Laeranir's House and east of All That Glitters. It is run by an Argonian innkeeper Buki. Mudcrab and Suds is the most impoverished of the two inns in the city.
Carmalo's House is home to Carmalo Hersus, it is found inside the city walls in the western part of the city. The house is locked by an intermediate lock and entering it will be considered trespassing.
Delvin's House is home to Delvin Etelette, it is found inside the city walls in the western part of the city. The house is locked by an advanced lock and entering it will be considered trespassing.
Faltonia's House is home to Faltonia Lerus, it is found inside the city walls in the western part of the city. The house is locked by a simple lock and entering it will be considered trespassing.
Laeranir's House is home to Laeranir, it is found outside the city walls at the docks, east of Where O Wares and west of the tavern Mudcrab and Suds. Entering the house will be considered trespassing.
Narhag's House is home to the stablemaster Narhag gro-Shatul. It is located just outside the northern gate of Anvil, by the Midnight Riders. The owner of the house can be working in the stable, but Baagug can still be found at home. The house is locked by a simple lock and entering it will be considered trespassing.
Orval's House is home to Orval Uveran, it is found inside the city walls in the western part of the city. The house is locked by a simple lock and entering it will be considered trespassing.
Senna's House is home to Senna Tustin, it is found inside the city walls in the western part of the city. The house is locked by a simple lock and entering it will be considered trespassing.
Shodara's House is home to Shodara, it is found inside the city walls in the western part of the city. The house is locked by a simple lock and entering it will be considered trespassing.
The Prowler is a ship anchored at the Anvil docks. Under Captain Jimila, the crew were hoping for a simple run of purchasing silks and spices, but has been surprised by the unfair dock fees by the Dockmaster Qamar. Some of the crew, including the Captain, can be found on board. Captain, Bakhig-ja and Zeriba can be found on the top deck, while Lonel Begnaud can be seen sweeping the floors on the lower deck. Doors to the lower deck is locked by an Intermediate lock and entering will be considered trespassing.
- Anvil Lighthouse Report
- Anvil Taxes
- Confessions of a Vampire Devotee
- Dibella's Mysteries and Revelations
- Exposing a Terrible Evil
- Field Guide to River Trolls
- Glories of the Pirate Queen
- Investigator Vale: Shadow Fellows
- Mysterious Letter
- On Minotaurs
- Pirate Queen of the Gold Coast
- River Trolls Exterminator?
- The Butcher of Bravil
- The Lost Fort Faleria
- The Saga of Captain Wereshark, Part 5
- The Wolf and the Dragon
- The Wolf and the Pirate Queen
- To the Traitor of Saintsport
Bounty BoardEditAnvil's Bounty Board can be used to take daily, repeatable quests related to the Gold Coast locations. As a reward the player receives [?].
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"The Gold Coast Trading Company has invited disaster to our shores. By secretly using the ruins of Garlas Agea to house dangerous monstrosities, the company has put the very safety to the general public in question"
"A sum of gold has been set aside for anyone capable of destroying the beast known as Ironfang before it escapes to ravage the land. Seizure of company ledgers is also required to complete the job. See Laronen with questions or to claim the reward."
- When coming into the city, there is large tree in the center of the street. On the Western Streetlight is a loose panel that holds stolen items in it.
- ↑ Gold Coast Guide, Part One
- ↑ Gold Coast Guide, Part Two
- ↑ Varen's Wall
- ↑ Letter to the Withered Rose
- ↑ Conversation with Thahiri
- ↑ The Wolf and the Dragon
- ↑ Pirate Queen of the Gold Coast
- ↑ Conversation with Horatia Iulus
- ↑ Conversation with Hodana
- ↑ Conversation with Mahata
- ↑ Conversation with Buki