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The Great Ghost Fence (usually shortened to simply 'the Ghostfence') is an enormous shield-like wall surrounding the crater of Red Mountain. It is sustained by the Tribunal's combined powers. Its primary purpose is to keep the Blight and Corprus monsters contained within the Red Mountain Region. If it did not exist, it is reasonable to assume that the Blight and Corprus would have reached all areas of Vvardenfell. It was constructed in a similar style to that of standard Temple architecture. Its pillars are able to channel the holy energies of the Tribunal and convert them into a great impenetrable shield. Except for the tunnel through Kogoruhn, the only ingress point into the Red Mountain Region is at Ghostgate, although it is possible to levitate over the fence, and cliff racers are able to fly over it.
The Ghostfence was erected after the Battle of Red Mountain saw the disappearance of the Dwemer and Dagoth Ur's betrayal of Nerevar. Dagoth Ur attempted to spread Corprus disease and the Blight throughout Vvardenfell from his fortress in the crater of Red Mountain. The Ghostfence was put in place to contain the Blight and the resulting monsters. After the Battle at Red Mountain, Dagoth Ur remained inside the Ghostfence with the Heart of Lorkhan, the source of the Tribunal's power. Every so often the Tribunal had to trek inside the Ghostfence in order to maintain their connection with the heart. To this end, they erected Ghostgate so that they and others would have access to Red Mountain. They stationed Ordinators of House Indoril and Buoyant Armigers alike to guard the gate. To sustain the fence, the Tribunal were required to constantly focus a portion of their power on the fence, draining them somewhat.
After Dagoth Ur managed to capture two of Kagrenac's tools, Keening and Sunder, their power was severely weakened and Dagoth Ur managed to somehow shield the Tribunal from tapping into the Heart's power. This then required the Tribunal to focus more and more of their powers on sustaining the Ghostfence. This is a direct cause of all three Tribunes becoming increasingly reclusive. Vivec was a very public figure in Morrowind until this event.
According to Ancestors and the Dunmer, the Tribunal incorporated the bones of many Dunmeri ancestors into the Ghostfence. The Temple discouraged private or clan burials as selfish, with the result that the vast majority of ancestors' remains were used to strengthen the Ghostfence instead. This may be one example of how the Tribunal and the Temple altered traditional religious and burial practices as part of their fight against Dagoth Ur.
 Post Dagoth Ur
After the defeat of Dagoth Ur, Red Mountain stopped spreading the Blight and conditions in the area were much the same as the rest of Vvardenfell. The Ghostfence itself still remains, however the shield that it once produced is now inactive as it became unnecessary. Ghostgate has not been retired and now it and the Ghostfence's structure remains as a reminder of the Nerevarine and the defeat of Dagoth Ur. Ghostgate now serves as a rest for Pilgrims wishing to visit the Shrine of Pride and travelers passing through the area.
 Inside the Fence
Outside the fence, it is placid and calm like any other place in the Ashlands. Inside, however, can be described as a hellish nightmare. The dreaded Blight constantly emanating from the crater of Red Mountain appears as a thick, blood red haze, similar in appearance to an Ashstorm. In addition, the sky appears completely different with thick, heavy clouds driven by exceptionally high winds. The landscape is dotted with numerous ancient Dwemer facilities. Since the disappearance of the Dwemer, these facilities serve as bases for Ash Vampires and, most notably, Dagoth Ur himself. These facilities were formerly known by their Dwemerian names. Now, they are referred to by the names of their inhabitants such as Vemynal, named after the Ash Vampire Vemyn. Due to the effects of the Blight, Corprus monsters and assorted Blighted creatures reside within the fence. It is exceedingly dangerous to wander inside the fence. The most widely known way into the Ghostfence is by way of the gate at Ghostgate. This can be activated by a switch adjacent to the fence. Aside from the odd adventurer, the only people who enter the Ghostfence are Pilgrims of the Temple who wish to visit the Shrine of Pride. It is advised by the Temple that one should be relatively safe from the denizens of the area by simply fleeing at the first sign of trouble. This can be taken as an extreme under-estimation on the Temple's behalf and many Pilgrims choose to hire escorts to follow them into the Ghostfence for protection.
The fence, although impenetrable, has been known to have been breached on several occasions. There are alternate routes into and out of the fence speckled throughout Vvardenfell that Sixth House cultists and assorted kin of Dagoth Ur have used to escape. For example, the Sixth House tunneled under the Ghostfence and into their old stronghold of Kogoruhn in 3E 400. Even though the fence does not have a visible top, it can be assumed that some sort of invisible, lower density shield is present. This would explain cliff-racers being able to fly in and out of the mountain but the Blight remaining contained. Assorted Ordinators and Buoyant Armigers have also suggested that many monsters such as Corprus beasts have escaped the Ghostfence in an unknown fashion and had to have been hunted down and killed.
 Related Quests
 Tribunal Temple
- Pilgrimages of the Seven Graces: Your first task is to visit seven shrines throughout the island.