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Cloud Ruler Temple is the heavily guarded fortress of the Blades, the secretive order that is sworn to protect the Emperor and his heirs. They are selected from the best soldiers in the land who are willing to dedicate their lives to the protection of the Emperor.

Jauffre describes the temple as being the best defended fortress in all of Cyrodiil; he even quotes, "A few men can hold it off against an army."


Cloud Ruler Temple

A scenic view of Cloud Ruler Temple.

Being in an even higher position than Bruma, known for its high altitude and constant snow, the Cloud Ruler Temple has one of the most beautiful views in the game.[citation needed] From the main pathway, one can see all the way down to the Imperial City.

Northwest from the west wall of The Temple, by the rocks and the lookout point, there is a chest with 5 septims and a silver plate.


Cloud Ruler Temple can be used as a free and easily accessible safe-haven for a Hero who is a Blade to call home, allowing them to eat, sleep and store equipment for free. The temple is full of weapons and armor that can be taken for free. In the basement, the Hero can store their items in the Armory chest which is especially useful in the Dagon Shrine main quest. Be aware that any chests other than the one in the Armory may reset after some time.

The Hero can train their acrobatics skill by climbing up the temple wall and jumping down. Note that this costs a lot of health, so make sure to bring healing supplies, use spells or simply rest for an hour when on low health.

Watching the two Blades, Fortis and Pelagius, fighting together for a minute grants the Hero a permanent +2 bonus to Blade and Block skill. The bonus does not accrue if the waiting feature is used. The Hero must sit relatively close to the duelists. Once the bonus is unlocked, a message pops up on the screen denoting it.

South of Cloud Ruler Temple lies a Rune Stone of Bound Dagger and Bound Gauntlets that lasts for two hours.


Cloud Ruler Temple Training

Watching Fortis and Pelagius spar increases the Blade and Block skills by two increments, permanently.

Notable itemsEdit


Cloud Ruler Temple was destroyed during the Great War with the Aldmeri Dominion in the Fourth Era. It was considered a prime target due to the Blades having led several sabotage missions in the Aldmeri Dominion, such as the Falinesti Incident.[1]

In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, while exploring a shrine to Talos in Bloated Man's Grotto, the Dragonborn can recover the sword and the final testament of Acilius Bolar, who describes himself as the last of the Blades to have survived the attack on Cloud Ruler Temple.



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