Discover Coldharbour

Molag Bal, the God of Schemes, threatens all of Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online. Watch this new video to visit his Oblivion plane of Coldharbour and learn more about his plans.

We’re taking you straight to Molag Bal’s realm in this new video. Watch it to get a glimpse of Coldharbour and some of its inhabitants and to learn more about this malevolent Daedric Prince’s plans for Tamriel—and your soul.

Reader Comments

    • God of Schemes ? REALLY ?
      Bethesda allows them to ruin the Lore SO MUCH ?
      Anyway, here’s what Molag Bal really is:

      ” Molag Bal is the Daedric Prince whose sphere is the domination and enslavement of mortals. ”

      There’s NO WORD about him being ” God of Schemes ”
      Please, the closer it gets to release the more I hate it.

      On the other hand, the Oblivion Plane itself looks original, the chains are nice, but the sky ?

      ” The ground is sludge, THE SKY IS ON FIRE, and the air is freezing. The DAEDROTHS ( haven’t seen ANY in the video ) are typically counted among his servants. ”

      Well, congratulations, I hate it even more.

      • Yeah, I said the exact same thing (my comment is further down). As a lore nerd, I’m not happy with this lore”master” messing with my favourite Daedric Prince.

        God of Schemes… jesus christ.

  1. WTF?

    First off, Molag Bal is not the God of Schemes, that would be the daedric prince Boethiah (aka Prince of Plots). Molag Bal is known as the prince of rape, domination and enslavement.

    This is some serious lore-breaking BS right here. Schick how did you get hired as a loremaster when you clearly know nothing?

    God I hope this game ain’t canon…getting ridiculous.


    Coldharbour doesn’t really look great either, like it feels very bland like they smashed Tamriel into LV-426 and were like “good enough” and the sky is not on fire, it’s just grey. If the sky was fiery like the surface of a sun that would make it look a billion times better IMO.

  2. If only all that will also be in some way be in TESVI

    Is that the New Graphics for TESVI or will TESVI have its Own System and Character Animation

    • Should be completely new in ES:VI, this is an MMO engine, not made for the single player experience of an original Elder Scrolls game.

  3. So there is a prophecy that says that the soul-less one will defeat Molag Bal and the first thing that Molag Bal does is to take the soul of the player, creating a “soul-less one”.

    Molag Bal is not the brightest of the gods around here…

  4. Damnation and despair unbearable. Eternal the suffering. Merciless relentless agony under Molag Bal’s rule.

  5. So now we’re gonna have thousands if not millions of “The Soulless One”‘s running around. You’d kind of think that “The” and “One” would apply there is only one specific person with those qualities.

    It’s a cool story for an Elder Scrolls game, but it SUCKS for an MMO. MMO’s are about crowds. You can’t tell everybody they’re special because then nobody is and it will all just come out as incredibly hollow and lame.

  6. While it looks cool, there are a few things that seem to be… not quite right about Coldharbor. The sky is supposed to be on fire and the perpetual wind, ash, and snow seem to be missing along with the churned and sucking mud of the ground. Unfortunate.

    Sounds interesting, nonetheless.

    • Not to mention the copy of the White Gold Tower, splattered with blood and excrement… Wonder if they include that?

    • Well, maybe this is only a part of it. If the whole area look like this (and if it was massive) then the same scenery and effects, then it would get boring and new after a while.

      To really put it into perspective, could you imagine all of Skyrim being all frozen over with thick ice? It would get pretty boring for the eyes, because you need change (Like Riften and the forest there)

      So maybe some of Coldharbor is like that.

  7. Impressive. Most impressive. Can’t wait to get into beta to see if first hand. *cough I can haz invite? cough*

  8. But I like Molag Bal, can’t my necromancer work with him?
    I always help him out in the games, he’s my homey.

  9. This looks intriguing …

    I love the look of the environment. Very different than what I’ve seen in previous ES games.

    Were those horned characters Dremora? If so, they look very different from the Dremora in Oblivion and Skyrim …

    Also, if the OC’s soul is kept imprisoned, and you need to find allies to help you get it back, since this is an MMO, do all the player characters have their souls taken, including those you ally with? How does this make you unique in the world?

    (I’m honestly curious. I haven’t played an MMO before but I do want to give ESO a go).

  10. Gah. Am I the only one that cringed at “God of Schemes”? Never in any of the lore was he referenced as being a god of schemes.

    He has always been the Lord of domination, King of rape, and his sphere is the enslavement of mortals. The scheming god, the one that’s sphere is secret plots is Boethiah, Molag Bal’s rival.

    I’m a lore nerd, and this “loremaster” is messing with the TES we already know, god damn it.

  11. FREE 2 PLAY in one year? 6 months? 3 months? come on!

    This MMO need a lame exploration! as a TES fan, please, bring the Tamriel GPS, just like in Skyrim, showing everything.

    Keep the good work!

  12. ok i have only played oblivion and skyrim so i’m not claiming to be an expert but i do know like many others here that this is a massive lore raping really they are raping the king of rape

  13. Looking good. 🙂

    BTW, Molag Bal has always been the God of Schemes. Check out Varieties of Faith in the Empire by MK (

    “Molag Bal (God of Schemes, King of Rape): Daedric power of much importance in Morrowind. There, he is always the archenemy of Boethiah, the Prince of Plots. He is the main source of the obstacles to the Dunmer (and preceding Chimer) people. In the legends, Molag Bal always tries to upset the bloodlines of Houses or otherwise ruin Dunmeri ‘purity’. A race of supermonsters, said to live in Molag Amur, are the result of his seduction of Vivec during the previous era.”