"Know that we of Skaven welcome thee, for it is rare indeed to receive travelers brave enough to stand under the shadow of Fang Lair."
―Description in Arena[src]

Ska'vyn, otherwise known as Skaven,[citation needed] is a city located in north central Hammerfell near the border region of Bangkorai.

By gameEdit



Ska'vyn is located in north central Hammerfell, roughly around the Dragontail Mountains. North of Ska'vyn is the Caverns of Wry. In this cave, the Skav bat-herds breed giant dairy bats that ferment milk into a delectable cheese.[OOG 2]


Second EraEdit

During the Alliance War, when the veins of minerals in Dragonstar ran out, the Dragonstar Caravan Company moved their headquarters to the city of Ska'vyn.[1]

Third EraEdit

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

During the Great War, the Imperial Legion led by General Decianus fought the Alik'r warriors led by Lady Arannelya in a bloody yet indecisive battle which resulted in the legion withdrawing the city leaving Arannelya to rule Skaven. Sometime later, Decianus was preparing to push the Aldmeri Dominion out of Skaven when he had to march back to Cyrodiil. In order to secure power in Hammerfell, Decianus discharged "invalid" soldiers who would later drive Arannelya and her forces back to the Alik'r.[2]



  • When Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, Skaven's team was known as the Guards.[OOG 3]



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. New Life Festival Interview Pt. 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lady Honnoroh Af-Lahreq Answera Your Questions
  3. Go Blades