Lore:Riverhold

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Riverhold
Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Elsweyr
Appears in Arena
Elsweyr

Riverhold is a city in Anequina in northern Elsweyr.

History[edit]

Riverhold was part of the Cyrodilic Empire by 1E 2920, in which year the city was ruled by Queen Naghea who fought at the Battle of Bodrum during the Four-Score War.[1] Riverhold gained its independence after the collapse of the Cyrodilic Empire in 2E 430.[2]

After the outbreak of the Knahaten Flu at Senchal in 2E 560,[3] Rathuni-la Dawnwhisker, a Daughter of Azurah from Riverhold, helped combat the disease with the development of a sorghum-tea that mitigated its symptoms.[4] The Legion of the West Weald, led by General Lavinia Axius, subsequently conquered and annexed Riverhold and Orcrest for the Empire of Cyrodiil, and a Khajiiti campaign to retake the city was repelled in c. 2E 562.[5]

The city was later retaken by the Elsweyr Confederacy, but Riverhold was reconquered by the Cyrodilic Empire by 2E 896.[6] During the Imperial Simulacrum, the city was ruled by King Ab'dul and rivalled Orcrest and Dune.[7] Riverhold 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.[8]

Notes[edit]

  • 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, Riverhold's gladiatorial team would have been called "the Axers".[UOL 1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2920, First SeedCarlovac Townway
  2. ^ The Brothers of DarknessPellarne Assi
  3. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr ConfederacyImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  4. ^ The Eagle and the CatLord Gharesh-ri, Speaker for the Mane
  5. ^ Khali's dialogue in ESO
  6. ^ Brief History of the Empire v 1Stronach k'Thojj III
  7. ^ Events of Arena
  8. ^ 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.

  1. ^ Original TES: Arena texts at the Imperial Library
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