Elder Scrolls Online: These Are The Seven Wonders of Tamriel (IGN)

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This article was originally posted on IGN.com on June 4th, 2015 to showcase the launch of Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

Planning on exploring Tamriel when Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited hits consoles next week, but don’t know where to start? Developer Zenimax Online Studios has put together a handy travel guide – complete with descriptions the team has written themselves – to get you clued up on the world’s seven most spectacular locations. Check them out below, and be sure to read our comprehensive guide to The Elder Scrolls Online to date, too.

The Aetherian Archive

For untold ages this blocky tower, its portals mystically sealed, has loomed over the desert town of Elinhir. Its architect and builders are unknown, but mighty wizards, drawn perhaps by its arcane power, have settled in Elinhir and built their own towers in imitation of the mysterious original.

The Crypt of Hearts

This legendary dungeon’s forbidding black towers are visible for leagues, despite Rivenspire’s drifting mists. Yet the local inhabitants never mention it, behaving as if it doesn’t even exist. But the Crypt of Hearts is no illusion or mirage—it is solid and all too real. And madness awaits within.

The Doomcrag

At first glance, this crag that juts above the highest peaks of Rivenspire looks like a natural formation, but it is not: it’s a mortal construction, built by the Ayleids of Erokii around the beginning of the First Era. Whatever the Wild Elves’ original intentions, their tower has since been corrupted by an evil force.

Hel Ra Citadel

This great fortress, built by the Yokudans who came to Hammerfell in the first Ra Gada, grips the sheer side of a tall mountain in northern Craglorn. Only a people whose entire continent had sunken beneath the waves could have gone so far inland seeking security. They didn’t find it.

The Tribunal Temple

From its site atop a high hill, the Tribunal Temple looks down over the city of Mournhold like a fond parent regarding her sleeping children. With its three soaring spires, each representing one of the Living Gods of Morrowind, the Temple inspires faith and reverence in the hearts of the irascible Dunmer.


The mysterious and long-vanished race of Dwarves built only a few cities on the surface of Tamriel, the greatest of which was probably Volenfell, the City of the Hammer. It was built by the Rourken, a clan of Deep Elves who stubbornly refused to make peace with Chimer, marching away to disappear into the west.

White-Gold Tower

Built by the Ayleids as a focus of mystic power at the heart of Tamriel, the White-Gold Tower was captured from the Wild Elves in Alessia’s Slave Revolt. Ever since, the Emperors of Cyrodiil have used the tower as symbol of their strength and supremacy. The Elder Council meets in a great chamber in its foundation.

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