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Chorrol's banner with the Great Oak represented in its heraldry
Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Cyrodiil
Region Great Forest
Appears in Oblivion, ESO
Chorrol circa 3E 433

Chorrol is a Colovian town in northwestern Cyrodiil, between the Great Forest of west Cyrodiil and the Colovian Highlands of the Hammerfell border. Citizens of Chorrol are known as "Chorrolians".[1]


While not much is known about the town's early history, Chorrol has housed a chapel to Stendarr since at least the First Era. The position of Archbishop of Chorrol was filled by one Vincius Imbrex by no less than 1E 1051.[2]. The Academy of Chorrol was a scholarly institution which was based in the city at some point, but very little is known about it.[3] The city has had a focal point for merchants in the shade of an oak tree since the Second Era when it was known as "Little Oak Place".[1]

According to some sources, Varen Aquilarios was the Duke of Chorrol before Emperor Leovic's decriminalization of Daedra worship caused him to take up arms and usurp the Emperor in a long and bloody war,[4] though other sources state he was the Count of Kvatch.[5][6] After being defeated at Fort Ash, Varen took control of the Legion of Chorrol which routed Leovic's troops into the Heartlands, paving the way for the Colovian Estates to unite and fight under his dragon banner.[7]

The first Count of Chorrol was Kantus Jeril, appointed for heroisms performed at the Battle of Pale Pass.[8] The powerful Motierre family have also been firmly established in Chorrol since at least 2E 579.[1]

Chorrol was significantly affected by the Soulburst in 2E 579 when earthquakes ruptured the ground, splitting the town and leaving a gaping fissure infested with flame atronachs that killed Doran, the town's prefect. Wooden walkways were erected over the chasm but the noxious fumes caused many to fall to their deaths while crossing.[1] Many buildings, including the Great Chapel, were damaged or destroyed by the constant earthquakes, with the Oak and Crosier inn resorting to nailing furniture to the floor.[9]. During the Three Banners War circa 2E 582, the town was initially located within the territory held by the Daggerfall Covenant, although it changed hands many times over the course of the war. However, the real power over the roads around Chorrol was determined by control over nearby Fort Rayles.[10]

At some point following the Sack of Sancre Tor in 2E 852,[11] a statue dedicated to Saint Osla entitled "The Touch of the Healer's Hand" was erected just inside the city gates.[12]:361

As of 3E 433 the city was divided into five main districts: Fountain Gate, Castle Chorrol, Chapel Street, West District and the Great Oak Place.[13] and the town was protected by thick walls and guard towers. The ruler of Chorrol at this time was Countess Arriana Valga, widow of the hereditary Count of Chorrol.


See Also[edit]

  • For more information, see the Oblivion and ESO articles.



  1. ^ a b c d The Chorrol Crier
  2. ^ The Four AbominationsVinicius Imbrex, Archbishop of Chorrol, 1E 10511087
  3. ^ Aspects of Lord HircineJuno Procillus, Academy of Chorrol
  4. ^ Chronicles of the Five Companions 1Lyris Titanborn
  5. ^ Varen's WallMidara Salviticus, Historian, University of Gwylim
  6. ^ The Wolf and the DragonMidara Salviticus, Historian, University of Gwylim
  7. ^ Eulogy for Emperor VarenLord Abnur Tharn, Chancellor of the Elder Council
  8. ^ Oblivion loading screens
  9. ^ Gil Brousseau's dialogue in ESO
  10. ^ Chorrol in ESO
  11. ^ Battle of Sancre Tor
  12. ^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Official Game Guide — Peter Olafson
  13. ^ Guide to ChorrolAlessia Ottus