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Not to be confused with Firemoth.
For other uses, see Firewatch (Arena).
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"Firewatch is the closest City-State to the firecone, Dagoth Ur. Legend has it that a great labyrinth resides under that fiery mountain. Here in this city however, the danger comes from other sources..."
―Description in Arena[src]

Firewatch is one of the eight major cities in the province of Morrowind and is the capital of the northernmost reaches of the Telvanni Peninsula. The city has taken its name from protecting the region from Red Mountain, the volcano located on Vvardenfell.

DescriptionEdit

GeographyEdit

The city of Firewatch is based on the northernmost tip of the Telvanni Peninsula, a vast region that makes up a big portion of the province. Several other settlements are located near Firewatch including the towns of Tel Mora in the west, Velothis Haven to the east, and the grand city of Port Telvannis to the northeast in the Telvanni Isles. The Sea of Ghosts is heavily populated with seafarers and Buccaneers making Firewatch home to the ruffians of the Padomaic Ocean. Firewatch is deep within the House Telvanni District, making the city affiliated with the Telvanni Mages of the North.

TraditionsEdit

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  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate the South Wind's Prayer on the 15th of Morning Star. It is a day to pray to the Gods for a bountiful harvest and it is for citizens who cannot afford healing from the local temple to get healed from an ailment.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate Heart's Day on the 16th of Sun's Dawn. It is in honor of a legend passed down from generation to generation about a couple named Polydor and Eloisa. Every Inn in Tamriel become free for visitors arriving into town.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate the First Planting on the 7th of First Seed. It is the day that begins the harvest, where neighbors reconcile their difference, bad habits are dropped, and the clerics heal people for free.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate the Second Planting on the 7th of Second Seed. The holiday is ideally the same holiday as First Planting, to improve one’s soul, and to improve relationships with others.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate the Mid Year Celebration on the 16th of Mid Year. A day to distract everyone from the increased taxes. It is a day celebrating the halfway mark in the year, where many warriors feel blessed and venture to dungeons they normally cannot defeat.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate Sun's Rest on the 20th of Sun's Height. It is a day when the workers of Tamriel take a day to relax, businesses across town are closed in observance of this day. Some people have to have to leave the province to actually buy something.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate Harvest's End on the 27th of Last Seed. It is the final day of the harvest and it is where the people eat the crops they have grown since the First Planting. Travelers are given the option to join a farmer’s family for a feast.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate Tales and Tallows on the 3rd of Hearthfire. It is the day of superstition where the elderly do not speak for an entire day, in fear of evil spirits entering their body. The Mages of Tamriel favor this day since it is a day to study the oldest forms of magic.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate the Witches' Festival on the 13th of Frostfall. A day where the creepy ghouls and creatures of the night gather to terrorize the denizens of Tamriel. Many have not dared to wander the streets at night, in fear of being nabbed by a creature.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate the Warriors Festival on the 20th of Sun's Dusk. It is a day where many warriors gather to practice their fighting prowess. Travelers by weapons in stores since their price's drop by half. Young children foolishly buy weapons, only to stab themselves by mistake.[OOG 1]
  • The Dark Elves of Firewatch celebrate the Old Life Festival on the 31st of Evening Star. It is a day of rest, where many leave the events of the passing year behind and to reflect their past. They rest for the New Life Festival.[OOG 1]

HistoryEdit

Second EraEdit

The followers of Molag Bal celebrate their Lord by wrecking havoc across the continent on the 20th of Evening Star on the Invocation of Molag Bal. An ex-priestess of Molag Bal attempted to assassinate the heir to the Firewatch throne in an attempt to please the Lord of Rape. She, however, failed in her mission, leaving an impact on the people of Firewatch.[1]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Firewatch (Arena)

During the Imperial Simulacrum from 3E 389 to 3E 399, Emperor Uriel Septim VII was imprisoned along with Talin Warhaft in the Deadlands by Jagar Tharn. Tharn planned for months to capture the throne, and he was able to achieve so in ten years. Tharn had a powerful weapon called the Staff of Chaos, and he split it into nine pieces and scattered them across Tamriel, the staff was the only thing keeping Uriel Septim and Warhaft in Oblivion. A warrior escaped his clutches and traveled all corners of Tamriel to retrieve the missing pieces. The hero was known as the Eternal Champion, and he assembled the staff and defeated Jagar Tharn at the Imperial Palace. The Eternal Champion had at one point visited the city in their quest to recover the pieces. The city of Firewatch was under the rule of Queen Vaynth.[2]

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game, where each city had their own gladiatorial team. Firewatch's team was known as the Blood Mages.[OOG 2]

By GameEdit

AppearancesEdit

References

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. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Holidays in Arena
  2. Go Blades!