This is a town in the game The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

High TownEdit

On the hill to the west of the river lies High Town, with its elaborate Hlaalu manors, a well-stocked alchemist, a fine clothier and the Morag Tong guildhall in the extreme northwest corner. House Hlaalu services are available at Hlaalu Council Manor. Tribunal Temple faithful seek solace and services at the Balmora Temple in the northwest.

Commercial DistrictEdit

Just west of the river, the Commercial District is centered around a large plaza, lined by traders and outfitters with a selection of wares. The Silt Strider port is along the South Wall, across the Council Club of the Camonna Tong, and the tavern, Lucky Lockup.

The Fighters Guild and Mages Guild are located on a narrow street east from the plaza. There is an armorer offering Dreugh Armor, a smithy, The Razor Hole, a well-stocked bookstore and the tavern Eight Plates.

Labor TownEdit

Located east of the river, Labor Town has a large amount of modest residences. The Grand Spymaster of the Blades in Vvardenfell, Caius Cosades, lives in a small, nondescript house in the northeastern corner. Several trainers and merchants of his fellow Blades live close by. The South Wall Cornerclub, owned by Bacola Closcius, is the local hideout of the Thieves Guild with its services.

Moonmoth Legion Fort Edit

Leave Balmora through the South Gate and east over a small bridge, along well-marked roads to reach Moonmoth Legion Fort. The fort houses the Imperial Legion garrison and an Imperial Cult altar.

Notable Figures Edit

None of the Hlaalu councilors live in Balmora. Nileno Dorvayn at the Hlaalu Council Manor is the local ranking Hlaalu. Caius Cosades lives in the northeastern corner of Labor Town. At the Guild of Fighters, Eydis Fire-Eye is the steward. Ranis Athrys is the Mages Guild steward. Ethasi Rilvayn is the Morag Tong steward. Feldrelo Sadri is the ranking cleric of the Balmora Tribunal Temple.

The colorful Sugar-Lips Habasi, a freelance facilitator of no fixed address, is the local boss of the Thieves Guild at the South Wall Cornerclub. Larrius Varro is the Legion Champion and commander of the troops at Fort Moonmoth. Two Master Trainers reside in Balmora, Todwendy - Short Blade, and Hecerinde - Security.

Getting there & around Edit

Silt Strider service goes to Ald'ruhn, Suran, Vivec, and Seyda Neen. The Guild Guide at the Guild of Mages can teleport you to Ald'ruhn, Vivec, Caldera, and Sadrith Mora for a fee.

A good road leads south to Pelagiad, Seyda Neen, Ebonheart, and Vivec. A rugged wilderness track leads southwest along the Odai River to the fishing village of Hla Oad on the Bitter Coast. Improved roads head north to Caldera and Ald'ruhn. An unimproved trail leads northeast up the ravines of Foyada Mamaea to the Ghostgate; the path is easy to follow, but dangerous beasts threaten pilgrims who travel this route to the Ghostgate shrine.


  • You can steal anything from the crates outside the buildings without getting a bounty.
  • Convenient large permanent storage is available in Ralen Hlaalo's manor in High Town.
  • You can steal the Sword of White Woe in the Eastern Guard Tower, in Labor Town.
  • Though NPCs in town describe Balmora as being a trade center due to its position on the Odai River, there are no docks. Also, a very low bridge near the coast of the Inner Sea would theoretically block any boats trying to reach the town.

Places of Interest around BalmoraEdit

  • The Dwemer Ruin of Arkngthand is just beyond Moonmoth Legion Fort, across a large Dwemer bridge.
  • The Stronghold of Hlormaren with access to the Propylon network is due west over the mountains.
  • The Tharys Ancestral Tomb is an early training ground with respawning leveled Undead.
  • An Egg Mine, the Odai Plateau and the lost Vassir-Didanat Ebony Mine with Raw Ebony are just southwest along the Odai River.

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