Skylamps near Dagoth-Ur

Skylamps (pictured left) near Red Mountain.

Skylamps are volant creatures native to Morrowind. They are described as "big gas bags with spears for feet" and share a similar nature to Cliff Racers.[OOG 1][OOG 2] It is sometimes suggested they were the "natural predators" of dragons,[OOG 3] having run them out of Vvardenfell by overwhelming their territory in numbers, despite initially being used as prey by the dragons.[OOG 2] It is also said that the skylamps ate all the dragons in the province.[OOG 4]


  • A restoration spell that increases speed, known as Skylamp's Shadow, is named after the creature.[1]
  • It is possible that due to their aerial capabilities and reptile-like biology, they are in the same family as Cliff Racers, Cliff Darters, and Bantam Guars.[2]



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. Interview With Alvur Relds
  2. 2.0 2.1 Why are there no dragons in Morrowind? - General Elder Scrolls Weaseling
  3. On dragons - GT Noonan's Posts
  4. Skeleton Man's Interview with Denizens of Tamriel