Lore:Ayrenn

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Queen Ayrenn of Alinor
ON-npc-Queen Ayrenn.jpg
Queen Ayrenn of Alinor
Race Altmer Gender Female
Born 2E 555
Reign 2E 580-
Previous Ruler Hidellith
Resided in Alinor
Appears in ESO, Legends

Queen Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri of Alinor was a leader of the Aldmeri Dominion in the Second Era. She was born on the 5th of Second Seed in 2E 555 to her father King Hidellith and her mother Kinlady Tuinden, and all of the Summerset Isle reportedly celebrated for fifty-five days. She was nimble and quick-witted in her youth, and would often disappear for days at a time. In 2E 573, amid many signs and portents, she disappeared, and her brother Naemon was eventually named heir to the throne. There are many myths about how Ayrenn spent the intervening years,[1] but when her father died in 2E 580, she surfaced in Velyn Harbor to the surprise of all and returned to formally claim her birthright, becoming Queen on the 7th of Frostfall (hence her nickname, the "Unforeseen Queen").[2]

While Ayrenn was occupied by matters elsewhere, her cousin Alwinarwe took the title of 'Proxy Queen' and sat on the Throne of Alinor, governing Summerset in Ayrenn's stead.[3] When Ayrenn decreed Summerset's borders open to trade and travel,[4] she faced opposition from Summerset's nobility,[5] although this sentiment wasn't shared by all.[6]

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Notes[edit]

  • Ayrenn was originally named Ayarynne in early drafts of the ESO questline.[UOL 1]
  • In early summaries, it was said Ayrenn suffered personally at the hands of Abnur Tharn in the Imperial City.[7] Though this was not followed up on, Aicantar of Shimmerene says, "Since the ascension of our queen to the Throne of Alinor, it is inappropriate to delve too deeply into indignities she might have suffered before her coronation. But rest assured that all is known, and nothing is forgotten."[UOL 2]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rise of Queen AyrennNuulehtel of Skywatch
  2. ^ Ayrenn – The Unforeseen QueenHeadmaster Tanion of the College of Aldmeri Propriety
  3. ^ Alinor Royal Palace loading screen
  4. ^ Visit Summerset
  5. ^ A Rejection of Open BordersKinlady Avinisse of Shimmerene
  6. ^ A Case for Open BordersKinlord Andurion
  7. ^ The Elder Scrolls Online Alliances at War

Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ ESO Cut Content - Alinor and Ayarynne at the Imperial Library
  2. ^ Lawrence Schick's Posts (01/15/16)
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