The Odai River runs through the town. There are three sections to the town: The aristocratic residences, where the Hlaalu Council Manor, the Temple and the Morag Tong guildhall can be found. The town center, located to the west, is a large plaza near Balmora's southern Gate, next to which, the Silt Strider can be found. The Fighters Guild and Mages Guild, and most of Balmora's traders and inns can be found in this area. East of the river is where most living quarters can be found, along with the cornerclub.
"A good road leads south to Pelagiad, Seyda Neen, Ebonheart, and Vivec. A rugged wilderness track leads southwest along the Odai River to the fishing village of Hla Oad. Improved roads head north to Caldera and Ald'ruhn. The silt strider port is on the west side of the river near South Gate. Silt strider service goes to Ald'ruhn, Suran, Ald'ruhn, and Seyda Neen. Guild guides at the Mages Guild can teleport you to Ald'ruhn, Vivec, Caldera, and Sadrith Mora for a fee. Hla Oad is southwest on the coast. An unimproved trail leads northeast up the ravines of Foyada Mamaea to Ghostgate; the path is easy to follow, but dangerous beasts threaten pilgrims who travel this route to Ghostgate shrine."