Lore:The Rift

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The Rift
Type Region
Continent Tamriel
Province Skyrim
Subregions Ragged Hills
Smokefrost Peaks
Stony Basin
Appears in Skyrim, ESO
The Fall Forest of the Rift circa 4E 201

The Rift (sometimes called Rift Hold[1]), the southeastern hold of Skyrim, is a temperate region northwest of the intersection between the Velothi Mountains and the Jerall Mountains.[2] It is one of the four holds known collectively as the Old Holds.[3] The capital city of Riften is nestled in the expansive Fall Forest,[4] on the shores of Lake Honrich, which is drained by the Treva River and Lake Geir. The relatively mild climate allows for thriving agriculture.[2] The historic settlement of Greenwall was located to the north, and has often served as an important military fortification.[5][6][7]



See Also[edit]

  • For game-specific information, see the Skyrim and ESO articles.


  1. ^ ESO loading screens
  2. ^ a b Events of Skyrim
  3. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: SkyrimImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  4. ^ Nords of SkyrimHrothmund Wolf-Heart
  5. ^ Greenwall in Arena
  6. ^ Fort Greenwall in ESO
  7. ^ Fort Greenwall in Skyrim
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