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Dune was attacked by the forces of Molag Bal twice during his attempted Planemeld. The first time was in 2E 581, when a Dark Anchor was opened outside the city. Daedra and undead swarmed the battlements, but the invaders were defeated with the help of a group of hunters from the Fighters Guild, who had seen the events unfold in a dream. In 2E 582, Molag Bal's forces returned under the guidance of Javad Tharn. Hoping to ally himself with the dro-m'Athra and destroy the Mane, Javad opened portals throughout the city and unleashed a Dark Anchor inside the derelict shrine of Lorkhaj at the temple of the Two Moons Path. However, the Soulless One succeeded in driving back the Daedra and defeating Javad, allowing a new Mane to be chosen and saving the first Aldmeri Dominion from destruction.
- 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, Dune's gladiatorial team would have been called "the Blades".[UOL 1] The name "the Blades" was later reused and became the current Blades.
- Indulgence in Dune — An excerpt of a travel guide promoting the Grinning Moons inn
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.