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"Lilmoth seems gloomy and forbidding. Never before have you experienced the unnatural fear that pervades the atmosphere. This city it is rumored, holds much under its streets..."
Description in Arena

Lilmoth is a city in Black Marsh known as the "Festering Jewel of Black Marsh". It is the south-easternmost city both in the province and in all of Tamriel.



Lilmoth is located on the southeastern coastline of Black Marsh and the Oliis Bay. Due to the Imperial ownership in the city, there is a clear divided between Argonian and Imperial architecture. There is a district known as the Imperial Quarter on the hills of Lilmoth. In the middle of town is the Pushbottom, the Pushbottom is the ancient and gangrenous heart of Lilmoth. The poor have generally lived here. The waterfront and dockyards to the south of city is where the city really thrives as the marketplace is located here.[1]


Early YearsEdit

Prior to Argonian and Imperial rule, the city was created by one of the many races in Black Marsh known as the Lilmothiit. The name Lilmothiit comes from the Khajiiti language known as Ta'agra. Lilmothiit means "One who is from Lilmoth".[OOG 1]

First EraEdit

During the Blackwater War, multiple pirates have been seen near the Lilmoth coastline. General Lucinia Falco urged the Empire to offer letters of temporary commissions to multiple pirates throughout the coast.[2]

During the Four Score War, Lilmoth along with the rest of Black Marsh was allied with the Second Empire. At the time, Lilmoth was under the leadership of Warchief Ulaqth, who led the Imperial side at the Battle of Bodrum.[3]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Lilmoth (Arena)

In 3E 80, Lilmoth was ruled by Warlady Ioa[4] In 3E 109, Imperial rule had flourished in the city of Lilmoth. One of the earliest records of Imperial rule in the city was King Magnus Septim, who wedded Queen Hellena of the city. Prior to that, Hellena was married to an Argonian Priest King who was later executed.[5] In 3E 137, King Magnus and King Cephorus Septim of Gilane fought together at the Siege of Solitude against the Wolf Queen of Solitude, Potema Septim.[6]

During the Imperial Simulacrum, the Eternal Champion had at one point visited the city in their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos.

Fourth EraEdit

In 4E 43, Lilmoth was one of the first casualties when the floating city of Umbriel appeared from the sky. The city steals the souls of Lilmoth's citizens and moved up north. Small creatures known as Larvae descend down to Umbriel's path and take control of the corpses. The undead would then follow the city and murder anyone in their path.[1]



  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game, Lilmoth's team was known as the Dark Tide.[OOG 2]

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. Lady Clarisse Laurent Answers Your Questions
  2. Go Blades

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