The world of Morrowind is quite immense (I believe that Oblivion world is even bigger). Sometimes you get quests that require you to go to a specific location. Sometimes it is very simple to get there – for example it might just require you to take a stilt rider, a boat or use services of the Mage Guild to teleport to the desired location. Sometimes however you get some just general directions such as “south west of city A”. The problem of course starts if you don’t know where city A is, and there is no direct transport there from your location.
Usually what you do in that circumstance is to visit all your regular hangouts and see if you can find a transport there. Chances are that you will, but you may spend considerable amount of time or money by doing this. Sometimes it is easier to just look at a map – but the in-game map is “fog of war-ed” so to speak, and only reveals the locations that you know about.
click to enlarge (maps © uesp.net)
First map is essentially a road map with all the major towns, ruins, and strongholds marked. I found it to be extremely useful reference guide when doing various quests. The second map shows you all the quick travel routes – extremely useful when you are looking for the quickest route from point A to point B.
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