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Rimmen is a major city in Anequina in northeastern Elsweyr, and is considered part of its rim territories. 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.:184
In the First Era, mercantile caravans were known to gather at the site of the city of Rimmen. This area formed part of the Kingdom of Anequina during the reign of Darloc Brae in the late 5th century of the First Era. 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". The Akaviri lent their name to the city of Rimmen and constructed a shrine known as the Tonenaka, said to hold ten thousand statues.:164.
Following the Second Akaviri Invasion in 2E 572, Rimmen allied itself with the Akaviri invaders. This led the Khajiit to unsuccessfully attempt to reclaim the rim territories. The Frostfall Coup of 2E 576 resulted in the usurpation of the throne and ascension of Euraxia Tharn as Queen of Rimmen. Rimmen later seceded from Elsweyr in 2E 812 and formed the Kingdom of Rimmen.
After the ascension of Tiber Septim as Emperor of Cyrodiil in 2E 854, Rimmen agreed to pay tribute to Elsweyr in return for protection. 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. Ya'Tirrje, the Gold-Cat, ran a prosperous drug smuggling operation in the city during the Third Era. At some point, Rimmen became the home of the Jovial Lambasters, who were known to celebrate Clavicus Vile. After the Oblivion Crisis in 3E 433, Rimmen declared itself an independent kingdom, and its guards were known as the Regulators.: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.
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr Confederacy — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Sugar and Blood: the Cats of the South — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- Rislav the Righteous — Sinjin
- Loading screens in ESO.
- House Tharn of Nibenay — Count Opius Voteporix
- Where Were You When the Dragon Broke? — Various
- Persistence of Daedric Veneration — Lady Cinnabar of Taneth
- 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.