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Isle of Balfiera (Online)

The Direnni Tower on the Isle of Balfiera.

The Direnni Tower, also known as the Adamantine Tower, Ada-Mantia, or Ur-Tower, is believed to be the oldest building in Tamriel, if not the entirety of Nirn.[1] It is believed to have been built by the Aedra soon after the creation of Mundus, around ME 2500.[2][3] The structure became known as Direnni Tower in honor of the Direnni Clan, and is located on the Isle of Balfiera.



Convention was an event that ended the Dawn Era and signaled the start of the Merethic Era.[2] This occurred when Akatosh created the Adamantine Tower in order to convene with the Aedra and decide the punishment for Lorkhan, who tricked them into creating Mundus.

The Aedra punished Lorkhan by removing his heart, however the heart was tied to the existence of Nirn. Auri-El and Trinimac, after a failed attempt to destroy the heart, tied it to an arrow and shot it into the sea in east. Where the heart landed formed the Red Mountain, and the island of Vvardenfell rose around the volcano.[4]

Direnni influenceEdit

Sometime after the events at the beginning of the Merethic Era, the Direnni Clan decided to use the tower located in the Isle of Balfiera. Many Dirennis were famous, and the clan has lived in this tower for many centuries.[5] Later, it was renamed as the Direnni Tower, in honor of the clan.[5][6]



The Adamantine Tower during Nulfaga's curse

Some time prior to 3E 405, Lysandus's mother, Nulfaga, put a curse on Direnni Tower to trap Medora Direnni. After being cured by the Hero of Daggerfall in 3E 405, the hero saved Medora and restored the Direnni Tower to its original state.

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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. September 23, 2013. The Elder Scrolls Online Ask Us Anything: Lore

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    • you all have this a little mixed up The numbering for the Mythic era is like the numbering for BC.  ME 2500 is the first year of the Mythic ...
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