"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.



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.


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]



  • 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 1]

By GameEdit



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. Go Blades!