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"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.



First EraEdit

The Sload of Thras have always terrorized the Altmer of the Summerset Isles. One of their larger attacks was known as the Sack of Skywatch where the Sload conjured Sea Serpents to lay siege on the great city of Skywatch.[2] Hightide Keep located underneath Skywatch, was once a defensive fortification from the time of the Aldmer. Because of this, Skywatch managed to defend itself from the Sload. Powerful magic was used to destroy dozen of Sload Warships. The city finally fell when a Sload Warcaster filled his voluminous gullet with volatile alchemical reagents and threw himself at the base of the cliffs. The resulting explosion toppled much of the extended rock face, and plunged the ruins into the sea. [3] This event is considered one of the most terrible events in Tamrielic History.[4].

There has been internal conflict between the cities of Skywatch and Firsthold which resulted in wars.[4]

Second EraEdit

Main article: Skywatch (Online)

During the Alliance War, the city of Skywatch celebrated in honor of High Kinlady Estre. The Vestige with the help of the Eyes of the Queen ventured to Errinorne Isle of the coast of Skywatch to infiltrate the Veiled Heritance's ranks. The leader was then revealed to be the High Kinlady. After breaking the news to Queen Ayrenn, Estre vanished and her conquest over Auridon began with the Siege of Dawnbreak. After defeating Estre at Firsthold, the Vestige ventures to Haven in Grahtwood.[5]

Errinorne Isle was used as a shipping and a warehouse complex for the city of Skywatch.[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. The king of Skywatch was King Kalalian.[7]



  • 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

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