Caldera is an Imperial charter just north of Balmora. It was built to service the nearby ebony mine, providing the miners with homes, entertainment and religion. The town is ruled largely from the Caldera Mining Company’s fortress to the northeast. The buildings, which have Imperial and Nordic architectural influences, form an inverse “L” shape between two large guard towers. While Dunmer presence in Caldera is almost non-existent, a large contingent of orcs (as well as their pet scamp Creeper) live in the dilapidated Ghorak Manor. Notable institutions in Caldera include an Imperial Cult altar, a Mages Guild branch, a pawn shop, a tavern and one of the only Imperial-style clothiers in Vvardenfell.