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Anvil is a prosperous harbor city on the Gold Coast by the Abecean Sea at the very southwest end of Cyrodiil. It is the seat of Count Anvil and it is located at the end of the Gold Road, west of Skingrad and Kvatch.
Anvil consists of five districts: Castle Anvil, Chapelgate, Westgate, Guildgate and Harborside. The Redguards have had a notable influence on local architecture, which is of a similar style to that of nearby Hammerfell. The city's graveyard is located across the street from the Chapel of Dibella. North of the graveyard lies Benirus Manor, one of Anvil's many stately manors. The city also houses chapters of the Fighters Guild and Mages Guild (the latter of which specializes in Restoration).
Originally, Anvil was a small collection of ramshackle huts infamous for being a violent haven for pirates, refugees, thieves, thugs, "and any other men and women of ill intent who happened to wash up in Anvil Bay". During the time of the Camoran Usurper it was controlled by the Red Sabre pirates, but it was taken over and used as a base of operations by Commodore Fasil Umbranox while he attempted to break up the fleet. During the battle in Anvil Bay between Umbranox and Toraddan ap Dugal, the town was set alight. Dugal tried to flee, but Umbranox's battlemages caused a rocky outcropping to collapse over his ship, the Black Flag. As a reward for destroying the pirates, Umbranox was given the title of Count of Anvil, as well as the funds to build a city over the ashes of Old Anvil. He built Castle Anvil on the same island the Black Flag was buried under. Umbranox's descendants would rule for centuries afterwards.
 See Also
- For more information, see Oblivion's Anvil article.
- ^ Layout of the city during the Oblivion Crisis.
- ^ Imperial Charter of the Guild of Mages
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Wild Regions — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ a b Original obliviondownloads.com plug-in description.
- ^ Cap'n Dugal's Journal, Part 3 — Captain Torradan ap Dugal
- ^ A Concise Account of the Great War Between the Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion — Legate Justianus Quintius