Passwall is a village in The Fringe which is located in the Shivering Isles. Passwall is the first village the Hero of Kvatch comes across after entering the Shivering Isles, and the only one in The Fringe. The village consists of 4 buildings, The Wastrel's Purse, Nanette Don's House, Shelden's House and Jayred's House.
Around the village are ruins of what seems to have been a greater civilization, a theory hinted by Dredhwen, proprietress of The Wastrel's Purse, which temporarily houses the notable Relmyna Verenim, a powerful sorceress and "mother" of the Gatekeeper.
The eight initial residents or the "hopefulls", Relmyna being the exception, who are trying to get into the Isles are:
Relmyna Verenim was a temporary resident, as she already gained the "Blessing of Sheogorath'", i.e. madness.
Shelden is the self-proclaimed mayor of Passwall as he was the first to arrive there and will address it as his town when the player first talks to him. All the "hopefulls" that are trying to get in the Shivering Isles are located in Passwall and are required to go mad to do so, though.
The Hero can buy merchandise, sleep, and dine at The Wastrel's Purse run by Dredhwen, a place like it being rare to come by in the Isles. Even with the defeat of the Gatekeeper, only one citizen, Jayred Ice-Veins, decides to take the step to leave the Fringe and enter the Isles.
- In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Sheogorath believes that a talking grapefruit named Stanley lives in Passwall.
- Passwall is most likely a reference to the Passwall spell from The Elder Scrolls: Arena.