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The House Of Troubles Lorebook

Collection: Daedric Princes
Location(s): Deshaan, Grahtwood, Stormhaven
Deshaan
Location Notes: Northern Deshaan. Can be found around Mzithumz Wayshrine.
Image walkthrough:

Loc.1 – West of Mzithumz Wayshrine, at the base of a broken stone structure, next to a small tree and a few books.

Loc.2 – Inside Berezan’s Mine, northwest of Mzithumz Wayshrine. At the end of a wooden platform, past crafting tables, on a bed, next to wooden crates and a barrel.

Loc.3 – Northwest of Mzithumz, north of Mzithumz Wayshrine. On the north side of the westernmost of three towers, on a wooden box next to a big rock, a chest, barrels and a tree.

Map:
Deshaan map

Grahtwood
Location Notes: This lorebook is located in northern Grahtwood. In vicinity of southern Cormount POI and its wayshrine.
Image walkthrough:

Loc.1 – On a wooden box, extinguished campfire…

Loc.2- Inside tent, just across a nearby wayshrine.

Loc.2 – On a wooden barrel, next to a bed.

Loc.3 – Next to a campfire, bellow wooden carts.

Map:
Grahtwood map

Stormhaven
Location Notes: This lorebook is located in northern Grahtwood. In vicinity of Nurin Farm (Farm POI).
Image walkthrough:

Loc.1 – On a cart, in the corner of a barn.

Map:
Stormhaven map

Lorebook text

Among the ancient ancestral spirits who accompanied Saint Veloth and the Chimer into the promised land of Morrowind, the four Daedra Lords, Malacath, Mehrunes Dagon, Molag Bal, and Sheogorath, are known as the Four Corners of the House of Troubles. These Daedra Lords rebelled against the counsel and admonition of the Tribunal, causing great kinstrife and confusion among the clans and Great Houses.

Malacath, Mehrunes Dagon, Molag Bal, and Sheogorath are holy in that they serve the role of obstacles during the Testing. Through time they have sometimes become associated with local enemies, like the Nords, Akaviri, or Mountain Orcs.

Malacath is the reanimated dung that was Trinimac. Malacath is a weak but vengeful god. The Dark Elves say he is Malak, the god-king of the Orcs. He tests the Dunmer for physical weakness.

Molag Bal is, in Morrowind, the Lord of Brutality. He tries to upset the bloodlines of Great Houses and otherwise ruins the Dunmer gene pool. A race of monsters, said to live in Molag Amur, are the result of his seduction of Vivec during the previous era.

Sheogorath is the King of Madness. He always tests the Dunmer for mental weakness. In many legends, he is called upon by one Dunmer faction against another. In half of these stories, he does not betray those who called him, further confusing the issue of his place in the scheme of things. ("Can he help us? Is he not an obstacle?") He is often associated with the fear other races have of the Dunmer, especially those who, like the Empire, might prove as useful allies.

Mehrunes Dagon is the god of destruction. He is associated with natural dangers like fire, earthquakes, and floods. To some, he represents the inhospitable land of Morrowind. He tests the Dunmer will to survive and persevere.

The worship of these four malevolent spirits is against the law and practice of the Temple. However, the Four Corners seldom fail to discover those greedy, reckless, or mad enough to serve them. By ancient Temple law and custom, and also by Imperial law, the lives of witches and warlocks are forfeit. Imperial garrisons join Ordinators and Buoyant Armigers of the Temple in tracking down and destroying these foul covens in the wilderness refuges and ancient ruins where they conceal their profane worship.

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