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The town of Ald'ruhn (sometimes spelled Ald-ruhn) was the second-largest settlement population-wise on Vvardenfell. It was a dusty cluster of Redoran-style buildings nestled against the southwest slopes of the Red Mountain, just outside the Ghostfence. It was the seat of House Redoran's council, and all of the councilors maintained expansive mansions in Under-Skar, the manor district built in the hollowed shell of an ancient Emperor Crab known as Skar. There were many smaller houses clustered about the giant shell, including both the Fighters Guild and Mages Guild. Representatives of the Thieves Guild were to be found in "The Rat In The Pot" inn, and on the east side of town was a large Tribunal Temple. The Morag Tong guildhall was located in a mansion in Under-Skar. Close to the south was the Imperial Legion fort, Buckmoth Legion Fort.
During the Oblivion Crisis, rumors that the town had been overrun by Daedra spread throughout Tamriel. According to an annal of the Crisis, ancient rituals were performed to awaken Skar, the dread emperor crab, but the armies of Oblivion prevailed and the entire town was destroyed.[oog 1] The town was apparently being rebuilt when the eruption of the Red Mountain during the Red Year once again wreaked mass devastation.
Buckmoth Legion Fort was the Imperial Legion outpost located due south of Ald'ruhn and west of the Ramimilk shrine, on the road to Ghostgate. Services available included an enchanter, trader, apothecary, healer, drillmaster, battlemage, smith, and Imperial Cult altar.
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