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County Kvatch, on the Gold Coast
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KvatchEntrance, KvatchPlaza, KvatchEast
Kvatch as seen from the Colovian Higlands

Kvatch is a city in the hinterland of the Gold Coast between Anvil and Skingrad, built atop a large bluff that raises the city above the surrounding forests.

Early history of Kvatch is present in Rislav The Righteous, wherein it states that the kingdoms of Kvatch and Skingrad were at a time of rivalry during the fifth century, until ending their skirmishing in 1E 472. Kvatch was under rule of King Justinius during this time, whose daughter Belene was wed to Prince Rislav of Skingrad, presumably to make peace between the two kingdoms. Towards the end of the fifth century, The Kings of the Colovian West joined with Kvatch and Skingrad to resist the Alessian army and its Reform.

Sources show it was a major settlement when sacked by the Camoran Usurper in the 3E 249. At the center of the city stands a statue of Antus Pinder, a hero who led the defense of the city against an unspecified superior force. Despite being defeated gravely, the statue was erected to remember his courage and spirit.

The most recent ruling family of Kvatch is the Goldwine lineage. A conflict over inheritance caused the death of both sons of Count Ormellius Goldwine in 3E 432, causing a short period of unrest in Kvatch. In 3E 433 the Dunmer saint, Jiub, moved to Kvatch to begin work on his autobiography. Not long after the assassination of Uriel Septim VII, the city was razed to the ground by the Daedra as the opening move in the Oblivion Crisis, leaving Kvatch with no count.

At the opening of the Fourth Era, following its liberation from the Daedra, the city was uninhabited and only the chapel and castle remained standing. The city had been rebuilt by the time the Great War broke out in 4E 171.


  • The city has a destroyed arena, further evidence of the original plan to have arenas in every city.

Quests Starting Here[edit]

View of the Main Plaza with the statue of Antus Pinder and the Castle of Kvatch during the Oblivion Crisis

The quests here are all part of the main quest line.

Related Quests[edit]

Kvatch People[edit]

Chapel of Akatosh
Berich Inian
Brother Martin††
Guilbert Selone
Lenka Valus
Oleta Trainer (Master)Restoration (Master)
Kvatch Castle
Ormellius Goldwine
Kvatch Gate
Jesan Rilian
Savlian Matius
Kvatch Oblivion World
Ilend Vonius
Menien Goneld
Refugee Camp
Batul gra-Sharob Blacksmith Repairs
Ilav Dralgoner
Sigrid Alchemist
  Remains in Kvatch Castle after The Battle for Castle Kvatch is complete
††  Relocates to Weynon Priory and subsequently Cloud Ruler Temple after Breaking the Siege of Kvatch is complete
  Relocates to the refugee camp outside of Kvatch after Breaking the Siege of Kvatch is complete


Top down view of Kvatch after the attack