The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is iconic for its time. Especially glorified for the graphics, story and "fast travel" mechanics, it was a game that impressed many. Most memorable for most is the beautiful scenery in which the story took place, the scenery of Cyrodiil. In the Elder Scrolls Online we are back in Cyrodiil, although in an era before the story of Oblivion. The maps look very much alike, yet there are some noteworthy differences.
This keep of the Ebonheart Pact does not show any remains in the era of Oblivion. The only possible link is Lake Arrius. Which is located north of Cheydinhal.
Blue Road Keep
Yet again, Blue Road Keep is non-existant in the time the Oblivion crisis takes place. The road leading from the Imperial City to Cheydinhal is called The Blue Road, but that is the only reference to this keep.
This keep is located on the western side of The Reed River in ESO. It is the most southern home keep of the Ebonheart Pact. In Oblivion the remains of the keep are not to be found. Instead we find the settlement of Drakelowe. It is a tiny settlement, only containing one house and only one habitant called Melisande.
Located east of the Temple of the Ancestor Moths, Kingscrest Keep is the most northern home keep of the Ebonheart Pact. Remains of this keep are not found on the Oblivion map.
An outpost in ESO, but a medium-sized fort in Oblivion. Located south from Blue Road Keep it seems to have moved location for gameplay purposes. The remains found in Oblivion are located far more to the east than in the online version.
A fort in both version of Cyrodiil. However the location of Fort Ash in the Online version seems to be at nearly, if not exactly, the same location of Fort Nikel in the Oblivion version. Which obviously was done for gameplay purposes.
Once a magnificant keep in the Alliance War, only a small town or village in the Oblivion game. The town or village consists of only two houses. This wasn't always the case. Aleswel once was a large village but all villagers were evicted on pain of death by Grand Warlord Dortene of the Daggerfall Covenant. There are no remains of the fort to be found in the Oblivion game.
The most northern fortification in The Elder Scrolls Online, only a rock in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. At this location the road looks like a dead end. However a road leads to the east, eventually leading you to the Serpent's Trail and Pale Pass. It ends at Fort Pale Pass, the entry way into Skyrim which we visit in the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Fort Glademist was abandoned after the Alliance War. Nothing remained of the fort and the only references one can find in the Oblivion game is the fact that it is located in the Glademist Fields area. In which Glademist cave is located, a cave network used by the Blackwood Company.
No remains can be found of this fort in Oblivion. It probably was abandoned after the Alliance War, neglected and has fallen into ruins.
This outpost is located between Chalman Keep and Fort Aleswell. The village of Bleaker's Way was first settled by Ulf the Bleaker. In the times of the Alliance War, the villagers were ordered to leave the village. Those who refused would be punished with death. During the war giants occupied the village. In Oblivion the village was reclaimed by men. There are no remains of Bleaker's Outpost in Oblivion.
The only remains of Castle Brindle in Oblivion is Brindle Home. Which is a village located between Chorrol and Skingrad. The location of Castle Brindle relative to Brindle Home seems to be far more south, probably for gameplay purposes. The castle seems to be located near The Gold Road, which connects Skingrad with the Red Ring Road around the Imperial City.
There are no remains of Castle Bloodmayne in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The only reference that can be found is Bloodmayne Cave, which also is a delve (mini-dungeon) in ESO.
Castle Faregyl is a key location of the Aldmeri Dominion. The castle can not be found in the Oblivion. Instead we find Faregyl Inn, located west of The Green Road which leads from the Imperial City to Bravil. No remains of the castle can be found which was located on the east side of The Green Road.
The castle of Roebeck is located perfectly on the map. However in Oblivion the castle is located near the White Rose River. This river could have formed after the era the Alliance War takes place in, because nothing of this river can be found in the Online version. There are some bridges to be found that cross dried up riverbanks. This could be the White Rose River.
An outpost located south of Fort Ash and north-west of Castle Roebeck. In Oblivion we find the remains of this outpost in the form of a small fort. The location of Nikel is the most noteworthy. In Oblivion it is located next to the bridge leading into the Imperial City, west of the village of Weye. In the Online version the outpost is located far more south, near Fort Virtue on the Oblivion map.
Did you find anything interesting in the Cyrodiil map with references to Oblivion or vice versa? Let us know in the comments below.
Some addons just impove visuals. Other addons simply make the game better. Here are five addons you should use to improve your experience in the Elder Scrolls Online. Featuring Action Duration Reminder, RaidNotifier, Shissu's Guild Tools, Inventory Insight and AwesomeGuildStore.
1: Action Duration Reminder - by cloudor
You are a brave person and visit dungeons very often. No matter whether you are a Damage Dealer (DD), Healer or Tank: Action Duration Reminder is a must have addon for any ESO player.
Action Duration Reminder does exactly what you expect it to do. It shows a numerical timer on each (over time) ability you activate. Reminding you when your Damage over Time ability or Area of Effect ability has to be replaced on the boss. This addon is a nice addition to the game due to it improving your damage and skill rotation.
2: RaidNotifier - by Kyoma
Many PVE guild participate in the weekly Trial. RaidNotifier is a nice addition to the game and warns you for any dangers that are ahead.
Instead of having to rely on visuals or audio, RaidNotifier will warn you for any danger that may one-shot you. When a boss targets you, you get an on-screen notification that you are targeted by the boss. With this addon you will never be too late blocking or healing yourself through that most difficult part of the trial.
3: Shissu's Guild Tools - by Shissu
Whether you run a guild or are high in rank, Shissu's Guild Tools will help you manage your guild. This addon has many features that are missing in the base game.
The addon comes with a large list of improvements to the guild windows. Here is just a short list of the most useful and powerful tools this addon has to offer:
A full list of features can be found on the download page of the addon
4: Inventory Insight - by manavortex
We've all experienced it: You have a few characters and you just want to rebuild one of them. You start looking for which gear you want to use. So, you start farming the gear or use the quick route of purchasing the gear in a guild store. After hours of farming or spending thousands of coins, you find out that you already own that set item you so desperately needed on another character.
Luckily those times are over with Inventory Insight. This addon opens up a new window when you take a look inside your inventory, (guild) bank or guild store. In this window are all the items you own. You can filter them in categories or filter by text search. Hovering the item shows you how many of the item you own and which character or bank has the item. A must have that could save you hours of relogging to find that one item you had on that one character, but you don't remember on which. It also could save you hours of farming or prevent you from spending coin unnecessary.
5: AwesomeGuildStore - by sinrinsidiator
Everybody knows about guild store addons like Master Merchant (MM) by Philgo68 or
Tamriel Trade Centre (TTC) by cyxui, but these addons are missing a crucial component. The addon that makes selling and buying items easy is AwesomeGuildStore.
This addon, other than MM and TTC, does not show you prices or the amount sold this week or in the past 180 days. AwesomeGuildStores makes selling much easier by altering the listing screen in the guild store window. It allows you to set the quantity, unit price and total price, but also has options to set the price to an average or last sold price.
The buying part of this addon is even greater. It allows you to filter the items in categories, eg. jewelry only or recipe only. Besides that you can filter the price range, Champion Points range, quality range, unit price range and even filter by text. And it doesn't end there. AwesomeGuildStore allows you to filter per armor/weapon/jewelry/etc. type, trait and enchantment. The addon can even filter out all the recipes and motifs you already know, so you can easily browse those items you can still learn on your character.
AwesomeGuildStore is a must have addon to make coin, maybe even more important than having MM or TTC. Thus a highly recommended addon with more features on the download page.
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