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Gray Quarter

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Gray Quarter
Gray Quarter Area
Gray Quarter Map
Hold Eastmarch
Type District
Sublocations Atheron Residence, Belyn Hlaalu's House, New Gnisis Cornerclub, Sadri's Used Wares
Quests Blood on the Ice
Characters Ambarys Rendar, Revyn Sadri, Malthyr Elenil

The Grey Quarter is a district of the city Windhelm.


Previously named the Snow Quarter, the Dunmer population of the city was pushed here when refugees from Morrowind came to the area following the eruption of Red Mountain sometime in the Fourth Era. The name Snow Quarter shifted to Grey Quarter because Dunmer have dark-skin and the area is impoverished and bleak, thus making the Gray Quarter look like a ghetto. The Nords of Windhelm avoid the area, distrusting Mer and other foreigners due to the increased presence of the Aldmeri Dominion in Tamriel.

The Dunmer believe that their plight is ignored by the Jarl of Windhelm, Ulfric Stormcloak. As a result, the Dunmer turn to Brunwulf Free-Winter, who they believe can help them with their problems. If the Imperial Questline is finished, and Brunwulf Free-Winter becomes Jarl, he will talk with the Dragonborn about his plans to renovate the Grey Quarter (although that never actually happens in-game). The Dunmer in Windhelm view their future as optimistic with Brunwulf Free-Winter as the new Jarl.

Oddly enough, although Dunmer only live in the Gray Quarter, the protagonist can live out of the Grey Quarter, in Hjerim, even if they are a Dunmer themselves. Despite the claim that Ulfric Stormcloak has a negative view of the Dunmer, he never voices any issue with an elven protagonist; only his second in command, Galmar Stone-Fist, will explicitly address the fact that the protagonist is elven.

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