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In 2E 309, the Orcrest Honor Guard attended the marriage of King Keirgo and Queen Eshita. Orcrest was plagued by a strain of the Knahaten Flu that had spread from the city of Senchal in 2E 560, and endured until at least 2E 565. The Legion of the West Weald, led by General Lavinia Axius, subsequently conquered and annexed Orcrest for the Empire of Cyrodiil; a Khajiiti campaign to retake the city was repelled.
The city was later retaken by the Elsweyr Confederacy, but was reconquered by the Cyrodilic Empire by 2E 896. Cherim, a celebrated tapestry-maker, possessed a villa in Orcrest at the end of the Third Era. During the Imperial Simulacrum, the city was ruled by King Amtaba and rivaled Riverhold. Orcrest remained part of the Empire of Tamriel until the coup of 4E 115, after which the city became part of the Kingdom of Anequina, a client state of the Third Aldmeri Dominion.
- 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, Orcrest's gladiatorial team would have been called "the Silent Ones".[UOL 1]
- Description of the White Lion collectible in ESO
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr Confederacy — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- The Eagle and the Cat — Lord Gharesh-ri, Speaker for the Mane
- Shazah's dialogue in ESO
- Khali's dialogue in ESO
- Brief History of the Empire v 1 — Stronach k'Thojj III
- Cherim's Heart of Anequina — Livillus Perus, Professor at the Imperial University
- Events of Arena
- The Great War — Legate Justianus Quintius
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.