"Skywatch, northern city of Summurset, welcomes you to its gates. Enter in peace and feel our warmth, challenge our lands and feel your blood run cold..."
―Description in Arena[src]

Skywatch is a large city located in the region of Auridon, the second largest island of the Summerset Isles.



The city has two entrances both on the western sides of the city. Similar to Whiterun, Skywatch has three districts that rise upward on a hill. The upper district is where the castle and guilds are located. The district below that is where the parks are. The lower district is where the merchants and residents live. There is also a dock area where sailors and other seafarers stay.



Early YearsEdit

During the Aldmer's time, Hightide Keep was a sprawling defensive fortress with magically properties that was maintained on the clock. As the years pass and the Aldmer evolved into the modern Altmer.[2]

Many of the cities through the Summerset Isles had internal conflicts among each other. Because both Skywatch and Firsthold share Auridon, both nations fight amongst each other.[3]

First EraEdit

In the late first era, Errinorne Isle was used as a shipping and warehouse complex for the city of Skywatch. This changed when the Sload of Thras took the island. The island itself was abandoned after remnants of the All Flags Navy was wiped off the island.[4]

In 1E 1301, an event known as the Sack of Skywatch began, it was considered one of the most terrible events in Tamriel along with the War of the Uvichil. The Sload were knowledgeable in the arts of Necromancy and infernal machines. Skywatch utilized Hightide Keep as a powerful defense against the Sload. The magic coming from the keep was able to sack dozens of Sload airships. The city however, lost to the Sload when a Sload Warcaster consumed dangerous alchemical reagents and threw himself at the base of the city. This caused the keep to fall into the sea and leaving Skywatch open to the Sload.[3][2]

Second EraEdit

Main article: Skywatch (Online)

In 2E 582, Skywatch was celebrating High Kinlady Estre's promotion in the Thalmor. While the festivities commenced, Auridon was under threat by a radical racist group known as the Veiled Heritance. The Eyes of the Queen had been investigating their whereabouts in places such as Mathiisen and Skywatch. Razum-dar of the Eye tasked the Vestige into infiltrating the Veiled Heritance. At the Barbed Hook Tavern, the Vestige met a Heritance agent named Palomir who took them to Errinorne Isle and The Veiled Keep.[5]

After completing the initiate tasks, the Vestige entered the Veiled Keep to find out that High Kinlady Estre is the leader of the Veiled Heritance. She plans to kill Ayrenn and have her husband, Prince Naemon be king of the Blessed Isles. With this astonishing news, the Vestige reported back to Razum-dar and Queen Ayrenn to expose Estre for treason. However, Estre escapes and her conquest over Auridon began with the Siege of Dawnbreak.[6]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Skywatch (Arena)

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.



  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game, Skywatch's team was known as the Assassins.[OOG 1]

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. Go Blades