For other uses, see Fang Lair.
"It is said that Fang Lair was originally built by the Dwarves of Kragen. Legend has it that a Great Wyrm drove the Dwarves from their home in the Dragon's Teeth, and took the Lair for itself. I only wish I knew the exact location."
Ria Silmane[src]

The Fang Lair is a large mine-turned-dungeon in the northern region of Hammerfell, close to the Hammerfell-Skyrim border.


The Fang Lair is an old Dwarven Mine, with two floors, and is very extensive.

The first floor is home to almost all of Fang Lair: a series of twisting, confusing and messy hallways, passages, and underground mine-shafts labeled as "Mine Shaft" A through F. The first floor is where the main variety of creatures inhabit, though Skeletons seem to be the most common enemy, tied with Minotaurs and Orcs. Despite the Dwarves of Kragen inhabiting the Fang Lair, there seems to be no living areas seen.

There also seems to be a Spider Prison, where various, starved, Spiders remain. This area appears to have been constructed to guard the second floor.

The second floor is much smaller than the first, only containing a hallway and a small room which has an inner-room inside. Lava is held in floor-ducts, openly. Three Skeletons inhabit the hallway, with two dangerous Hell Hounds inhabiting the inner-room, where the first piece of the Staff of Chaos also resides, at the time of the Third Era.

During the Eternal Champion's venture into the Lair, the Dwarves of Kragen and the Great Wyrm that drove them out were already long gone, leaving the Lair festering with various creatures.


The Fang Lair was originally a mining fortress, apparently run by the Dwarves of Kragen. During the Dwarves' inhabiting, a Great Wyrm rose to the gates of Fang Lair, and as such the Dwarves retreated from the mine, and permanently.[1]

The Wyrm seemingly left the mine, leaving many foul creatures to take its place within the mine's corridors and mine-shafts, leaving the Fang Lair desolate until the Third Era, when the Eternal Champion of Tamriel ventured into the mine, to discover the first piece of the Staff of Chaos.[2]


Fang LairEdit

The second part to the second main quest of Arena. Following the successful deciphering of the Elder Scrolls in the Rihad Palace, the Eternal Champion is given the location of the legendary Fang Lair. The Champion now must finish the first part in their ten year journey, and collect the first piece of the Staff of Chaos at whatever cost.



  • While Dwemer appear to be atheist in religion, there appears to be many Daedric-esque shrines littered throughout the Fang Lair.
    • There appears to be a temple, with shrines in it in the central-western portion of the Lair aswell.
  • The Dwarves of Kragen may have come from the city of Kragenmoor.



  1. Events of "Stonekeep"
  2. Events of "Fang Lair"