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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.[1]

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.[2]

Varen's RebellionEdit

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.[3]

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[4] and many goods that were once common became unavailable.[5]

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.[6] Once present Imperial Navy was sent away to deal with the rebellions in the north and east.[7] These events combined rendered the city of Anvil nearly defenseless.

Red Sails OccupationEdit


Dark Brotherhood questsEdit

Voices in the DarkEdit

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.

Signed in BloodEdit

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.

Side questsEdit

A Profitable VentureEdit

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.

Honest WorkEdit

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.

Repeatable questsEdit

The Common GoodEdit



Anvil CastleEdit

"A fortification has stood upon this site, guarding the harbor for all of recorded history. Over time, the military Anvil Fortress was gradually rebuilt into the elegant palace known as Anvil Castle."
Loading Screen of Anvil Castle[src]

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.

Anvil LighthouseEdit

Anvil Lighthouse is situated on a small peninsula southwest of the town, south from the Anvil Wayshrine. Ground level of the lighthouse and a Skeever-infested cellar have been left unlocked.

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.

Gold Coast Trading CompanyEdit

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 DibellaEdit

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.

Guild LocationsEdit

Anvil Map (Online)

Local map of the city

Fighers GuildEdit

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.

Mages GuildEdit

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

All That GlittersEdit

All That Glitters is one of the warehouses located at the Anvil docks, west of Mudcrab and Suds. Argonian guild trader Onurai-Maht and Han-Ma can be seen working here.

Anvil Ironworks and TanneryEdit

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.[8]


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,[9] his sister still considers him the best blacksmith on the Gold Coast.[10]

Anvil Outlaws RefugeEdit

"Every town needs a safe refuge for thieves and pickpockets - especially a town overrun by pirates. Sea rovers may make a living from theft, but they hate it when anyone else steals from them."
Loading Screen[src]

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.

Anvil RepositoryEdit

Beachside BrokersEdit

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.

Coastal Clothiers and FabricsEdit

Coastal Clothiers and Fabrics is a store found in the northern Anvil, by the northern gate. Tailor Elneri Drothas and clothier Nolontar can be found offering their services here.

The Dye JobEdit

The Dye Job is a small dye station stand just found just outside the Coastal Clothiers and Fabrics.

Enrick's Public HouseEdit

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 RidersEdit

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 SudsEdit

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.[11]

Thahiri's TreatsEdit

Thahiri's Treats is a small grocery stall found outside the walls of Anvil. It is located behind the Narhag's House. Grocer Thahiri is offering her services here.

The Carved BoughEdit

The Carved Bough is a store found in the eastern Anvil, by the eastern gate. Carpenter Drivanas Gilvilo and woodworker Arielle Jegnole can be found offering their services here.

Where O WaresEdit

Where O Wares is a warehouses located at the docks of Anvil, east of of Beachside Brokers and west of Laeranir's House. Redguard guild trader Majhasur can be seen working here.


Carmalo's HouseEdit

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 HouseEdit

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 HouseEdit

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 HouseEdit

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 HouseEdit

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 HouseEdit

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 HouseEdit

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 HouseEdit

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.


Anvil WayshrineEdit

Engara's HostelEdit

The ProwlerEdit

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.

Notable itemsEdit




Name Type Location
Amanda Bruttia Chef Enrick's Public House
Arielle Jegnole Woodworker The Carved Bough
Bahara Armsman Anvil Fighters Guild
Buki Innkeeper Mudcrab and Suds
Dasra Fence Anvil Outlaws Refuge
Daynas Sadrano Guild Trader Beachside Brokers
Drivanas Gilvilo Carpenter The Carved Bough
Eats-Loves-Kills Leatherworker Anvil Ironworks and Tannery
Elneri Drothas Tailor Coastal Clothiers and Fabrics
Enrick Lateur Innkeeper Enrick's Public House
Galotha Falas Mystic Anvil Mages Guild
Hard-Scales Armorer Anvil Ironworks and Tannery
Hodana Blacksmith Blacksmith
Horatia Iulus Weaponsmith Anvil Ironworks and Tannery
Jodis Windbite Enchanter Anvil Mages Guild
Lengaer Brewer Enrick's Public House
Maereeda Merchant Anvil Outlaws Refuge
Majhasur Guild Trader Where O Wares
Mizdabih Fence Anvil Outlaws Refuge
Narhag gro-Shatul Stablemaster Midnight Riders
Nolontar Clothier Coastal Clothiers and Fabrics
Onurai-Maht Guild Trader All That Glitters
Plays-In-Puddles Alchemist Anvil Mages Guild
Purple-Plumes Bag Merchant Anvil Repository
Remains-Silent The Bequeather Anvil Outlaws Refuge
Sivguna Rock-Breaker Banker Anvil Repository
Syalleth Guild Trader Anvil Outlaws Refuge
Sybilline Elva Moneylender Anvil Outlaws Refuge
Thahiri Grocer Thahiri's Treats
Vacia Sidonia Magus Anvil Mages Guild


Notable Characters
Name Interaction
Aelf None
Aisarbana None
Alcedonia Delitian Quest
Amanda Bruttia Conversation
Amelie Crowe Quest
Anya Lateur Conversation
Arielle Jegnole Conversation
Astius Octavinua None
Aumfi Bluesky None
Aviera Plebo Conversation
Azara None
Azimaz None
Axkiral None
Baagug None
Bahara Conversation
Bilami the Caravaneer Quest
Bakhig-ja None
Baxlof None
Beek-Metaku None
Belenius Pelius None
Bellucia Leraud Quest
Berjac Garick None
Bizuruna None
Braithayidra None
Breynis Othan None
Buki Conversation
Carius Vandacia None
Carmalo Hersus None
Carlotta Censorinus Conversation
Capiton Sibylla None
Captain Jimila Quest
Captain Nieth Conversation
Celina Gedanis None
Cidius None
Cingunor None
Clement Arne None
Cleric Arvina Quest
Comilla Callonus None
Contar Regilus None
Crafty Lerisa Conversation
Daroso Dreleth None
Dasra Conversation
Daynas Sadrano Conversation
Dazash None
Decalus Carius Quest
Delvin Etelette None
Dersaja None
Dhanim None
Drilame Sedrethi None
Drivanas Gilvilo Conversation
Dockmaster Qamar None
Eats-Loves-Kills Conversation
Elneri Drothas Conversation
Enie the Agile None
Endavar None
Enlaf None
Enrick Lateur Conversation
Fahana None
Faltonia Lerus None
Falx Brolus None
Flavia Russus None
Frunda Wealth-Hoarder Quest
Gabrielle Benele Conversation
Galotha Falas Conversation
Garrebh Quest
Ginereth Conversation
Ghat None
Ghaturn Conversation
Gluthesh Conversation
Gorbu Conversation
Gourdudh None
Governor Fortunata ap Dugal Quest
Gregorius Voteporix None
Gunneke None
Han-Ma None
Hard-Scales Conversation
Helainie Simiseph None
Hereld Malloni None
Herenia None
Hodana Conversation
Horatia Iulus Conversation
Honrid the Magnificent None
Hubod Conversation
Idessa Vassinus None
Idula Fendyn None
Jee-Tul Conversation
Jodis Windbite Conversation
Kaie Ragon None
Kalmasir None
Kelgerde None
Kireth Vanos Quest
Knuckle-Bones Quest
Laeranir None
Lara-Ma None
Laronen Quest
Laurina Alextus None
Laurri None
Lejafah None
Lengaer Conversation
Lepida Melitus None
Leonhard Nathans None
Licinia Prentus None
Linihi None
Lonel Begnaud None
Lucas Errard None
Lucky Gurg Quest
Lyze Jeanne None
Maereeda Conversation
Mahata Conversation
Majhasur Conversation
Mazha None
Marasa Hlarar None
Meluse Scribonia Conversation
Michou Thybault None
Milore Garil None
Mizdabih Conversation
Mornamph None
Murzog None
Narhag gro-Shatul Conversation
Natareth None
Nazd None
Nazz None
Nebia Nerva Conversation
Nedtharond None
Nepicius Scipio None?
Nirite None
Nolontar Conversation
Onurai-Maht Conversation
Orval Uveran None
Pinarus Statlilia None
Pius Helvius Quest
Plays-In-Puddles Conversation
Pulcheria Berne None
Purple-Plumes Conversation
Remelie Cine Conversation
Ralis Athren None
Raynor Vanos Quest
Remains-Silent Conversation
Ritabeth None
Rosamonde Julalanie None
Sahayan None
Senna Tustin None
Serul Ondyn None
Shabeh af-Naifa Conversation
Shantin Conversation
Shodara None
Sivguna Rock-Breaker Conversation
Skaldara None
Speaker Terenus Quest
Sulinus Rilian None
Suzabi None
Syalleth Conversation
Sybilline Elva Conversation
Tanulad None
Tilwen None
Tinegwen None
Thahiri Conversation
Torolon None
Torvic Malon None
Tsazrebi None
Ubra Quest
Valentia Vittelli None
Valentina the Crone Conversation
Vacia Sidonia Conversation
Valvius Paterculus None
Vitellus Agius None
Zeriba None
Generic Characters
Name Description Notes
Anvil Guard City guard found patrolling the streets of the independent city of Anvil. Can be found all over the city.
Courier A courier carrying a message from the Dark Brotherhood. Only appears during the quest Voices in the Dark.
Red Sails Archer Generic member of the Red Sails Can be found inside the locked areas of Anvil Castle.
Red Sails Blademaster Generic member of the Red Sails Can be found inside the locked areas of Anvil Castle.
Red Sails Cutthoat Generic member of the Red Sails Can be found inside the locked areas of Anvil Castle.
Red Sails Enforcer Generic member of the Red Sails Can be found inside the locked areas of Anvil Castle.
Red Sails Seacaller Generic member of the Red Sails Can be found inside the locked areas of Anvil Castle.



Notable CreaturesEdit

Generic CreaturesEdit


Name Location
Name Location
Alchemy Station
Blacksmithing Station
Clothing Station
Cooking Fire
Dye Station
Enchanting Station
Woodworking Station


Bounty BoardEdit

"<A library's worth of paper has traversed this weathered notice board, but a few fresh bounties have been recently afixed.>"
―Anvil Bounty Board[src]
Anvil's Bounty Board can be used to take daily, repeatable quests related to the Gold Coast locations. As a reward the player receives [?].
Show: The Common Good

"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."

Show: ???


  • 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.



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