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Not to be confused with Moonmoth Legion Fort.
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"Though sacred to worshippers of Jone and Jode, the temple at Moonmont has fallen on hard times. The chaos in Reaper's March has cut off the flow of pilgrims to its shrines, and the Two-Moons clergy has had to abandon the site until peace returns."
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Moonmont is an ancient Khajiiti temple located in the southern hills of Reaper's March, on the edge of the province of Valenwood. Moonmont is a revered temple to the twin moons, Jone and Jode. It is where the Dark Mane was sealed away. It is one of the Temple of Two-Moons Dance that are scattered throughout Elsweyr and surrounding areas.

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DescriptionEdit

GeographyEdit

Moonmont is situated in Reaper's March, the border region between the provinces of Valenwood and Elsweyr, the latter giving influence on Moonmont. The temple settlement is built in Ancient Khajiiti architecture and has memorabilia to the twin moons, Jode and Jone. In fact, Moonmont is sacred in this regard, having pilgrims throughout that side of Anequina. Moonmont itself is situated on the lowermost end of the Crescent River, which makes the border between the two provinces, just before Grahtwood. There is one main temple along the waterfalls where monks congregate. East of the Temple is several prayer mounds, with pillars in each of them. The southern end of Moonmont is the Temple Vault, with various artifacts collected throughout the eras. The nearest settlement to Moonmont is the town-brewery, Willowgrove and the forest of Selene's Web.

TraditionsEdit

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  • The Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 to heal from the local temple to get healed from an ailment.[OOG 1]
  • The Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 Wood Elves of Moonmont 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 Wood Elves of Moonmont 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

Main article: Moonmont (Online)

During the Interregnum in 2E 582, the temple of Moonmont was left abandoned. It was when the Legion of the West Weald under Javad Tharn had invaded Reaper's March; the Two-Moons Clergy was forced to flee until the conflict was resolved and pilgrims stopped coming. But the Temple of Moonmont was still being used when the time came to seal the Dark Mane away for good. After the rebellion in Arenthia, the Dark Mane fled to Moonmont and corrupted the beacons that made the site holy. The Lunar Champions, Khali and Shazah met with the Moon Hallowed at Moonmont, to deal with the Dark Mane once and for all. The Moon Hallowed traveled throughout the site and purifying the beacons. With the corrupted power gone, the three entered Moonmont and confronted the Dark Mane. After a heated battle, the Moon Hallowed was forced to seal one of the Lunar Champions with the Dark Mane. In the end, one of them was sealed inside Moonmont, and the other went on to become the Mane. The conflict continued in the city-state of Dune, where Javad Tharn was ultimately defeated.[1][2]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Moonmont (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 the span of 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 town of Moonmont in their quest to recover the pieces.[3]

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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