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Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Elsweyr
Region Anequina
Appears in Arena

Rimmen is a major city in Anequina in northeastern Elsweyr, and is considered part of its rim territories.[1] The dominant architectural feature of the city is its ivory-colored stone which has been used to make domed buildings along with canals and plazas.[2]:184


In the First Era, mercantile caravans were known to gather at the site of the city of Rimmen.[3] This area formed part of the Kingdom of Anequina during the reign of Darloc Brae in the late 5th century of the First Era.[4][5] Akaviri refugees from Cyrodiil settled in this area during the Interregnum in the Second Era, where they became known as the "Rim Men" or "Rimmen".[1] The Akaviri lent their name to the city of Rimmen and constructed a shrine known as the Tonenaka, said to hold ten thousand statues.[2]:164.

Following the Second Akaviri Invasion in 2E 572, Rimmen allied itself with the Akaviri invaders.[1] This led the Khajiit to unsuccessfully attempt to reclaim the rim territories.[1] The Frostfall Coup of 2E 576 resulted in the usurpation of the throne and ascension of Euraxia Tharn as Queen of Rimmen.[6] Rimmen later seceded from Elsweyr in 2E 812 and formed the Kingdom of Rimmen.[1]

After the ascension of Tiber Septim as Emperor of Cyrodiil in 2E 854, Rimmen agreed to pay tribute to Elsweyr in return for protection.[1] However, by 2E 896, Rimmen had become part of the Cyrodilic Empire and, in that year, the Numidium, a gigantic brass golem, was reassembled and activated at Rimmen by Tiber Septim.[7] Ya'Tirrje, the Gold-Cat, ran a prosperous drug smuggling operation in the city during the Third Era.[3] At some point, Rimmen became the home of the Jovial Lambasters, who were known to celebrate Clavicus Vile.[8] After the Oblivion Crisis in 3E 433, Rimmen declared itself an independent kingdom, and its guards were known as the Regulators.[2]:186


  • Arena was originally conceived as a fighting game featuring a tournament that took the player to each of Tamriel's cities to challenge different gladiatorial teams. According to a file from that stage of development left behind in the final game, Rimmen's gladiatorial team would have been called "the Crushers".[oog 1]
  • Rimmen lends its name to an alcoholic beverage known as Rimmen Sour Bock.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f PGE — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  2. ^ a b c The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes
  3. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Sugar and Blood: the Cats of the SouthImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  4. ^ Rislav The RighteousSinjin
  5. ^ Loading screens in ESO.
  6. ^ House Tharn of NibenayCount Opius Voteporix
  7. ^ Where Were You ... Dragon Broke — Various
  8. ^ Persistence of Daedric VenerationLady Cinnabar of Taneth
  9. ^ Rimmen Sour Bock beverage in ESO

Note: the following references are not found in-game. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ Original TES: Arena texts at the Imperial Library