Meet Icereach’s Mother Ciannait In A New Elder Scrolls Online Dev Blog

elder scrolls online mother ciannait bannerEarlier this week, The Elder Scrolls Online developers released a dev vlog that gave fans a glimpse of what to expect when they enter the Icereach dungeon, the first of the two new dungeons coming out with the Harrowstorm DLC. In Icereach, players will go up against a coven of witches and their powerful leader, Mother Ciannait. Today, ZeniMax Online Studios gives us the lowdown on the coven leader with a bit of lore.

“Mother Ciannait and her coterie of hags had taken refuge among the graves west of the town, summoning hordes of desiccated Nords and empowering them with vile enchantments. Amidst the howling winds and biting sleet we heard Ciannait’s voice boom through the pines—oddly matronly, but also filled with arcane menace. Many legionaries fell under her influence and fled the field, shrieking and tearing at their armor, as if covered in a swarm of stinging insects. Others screamed in pain as the witches heated their metal cuirasses white-hot, like metal drawn from a forge.

I caught only a fleeting glimpse of her, lit by bursting flames and blasts of lightning. She wore a twisted wicker mask and the elements roared and danced around her like shrieking lunatics. I see her still when I close my eyes.”

Harrowstorm officially launches on February 24th on PC/Mac and on March 10th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The DLCs launch will mark the start of the year-long Dark Heart of Skyrim saga. Head over to the Elder Scrolls Online official site for more details.