Lore:Wayrest (kingdom)

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This article is about the kingdom. For the city, see Wayrest.

Type Region
Continent Tamriel
Province High Rock
Appears in Arena, Daggerfall, ESO
Wayrest's territory prior to the Warp in the West
Crest of Wayrest

The Kingdom of Wayrest is located in the center of the High Rock province, at the mouth of the Bjoulsae River, named after its capital city, Wayrest.


Wayrest has always been seen as a rival to Daggerfall, which was already well established when it first was founded as a sleepy fishing village at the mouth of the Bjoulsae River. Wayrest prospered greatly after the Fall of Orsinium in 1E 980 when the commerce of all of Tamriel began to pass through its gates. Today the city can boast the largest and richest population in High Rock. During its early years, the kingdom was ruled by the Gardner Dynasty.[1]

In 2E 541, the city was besieged by a horde of Reachmen, led by Durcorach the Black Drake, for fifty-seven days. After the Reachmen were defeated, Wayrest, along with Daggerfall, Shornhelm, Evermore and Camlorn, signed the first Daggerfall Covenant.[2] During the Ranser's War in 2E 566 - 2E 567, Wayrest was besieged again, this time by the forces of King Ranser of Shornhelm. His army stood firm, but after the other kingdoms of the Covenant and the Redguard sailors from Hammerfell came to Wayrest's aid, Ranser and his troops were forced to retreat back to Shornhelm.[3]

Emperor Cassynder and his step brother Uriel Septim IV had been kings of Wayrest before they took the throne of Empire.[4]

Shortly before Warp in the West, Wayrest was bordered by the regions of Menevia, Orsinium Area, Gavaudon, Wrothgarian Mountains, and Mournoth. During that time, it was ruled by King Eadwyre.[5] After the Warp in the West, Wayrest became greatly enlarged, stretching from the former Anticlere to half of Gavaudon.[6]. After Eadwyre died, his daughter Elysana and stepson Helseth briefly fought over the throne, but eventually Elysana won and banished Helseth and his mother, Barenziah. [7]

Known Rulers[edit]


  • ^  Magnus Septim left the throne of Wayrest after Cephorus Septim died, three years after the Siege of Solitude, which was in 3E 137.

See Also[edit]



  1. ^ a b c Wayrest, Jewel of the BaySathyr Longleat the Elder
  2. ^ a b c Travails and Triumphs of a Monarch — His Majesty King Emeric
  3. ^ The Fury of King RanserWafimeles Masteret (Lorekeeper)
  4. ^ a b c Brief History of the EmpireStronach k'Thojj III
  5. ^ a b Events of Daggerfall
  6. ^ The Warp in the WestUlvius Tero
  7. ^ a b A Game at Dinner — An Anonymous Spy
  8. ^ The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: High RockFlaccus Terentius, 2E 581
  9. ^ Blaise Pamarc's dialogue in ESO
  10. ^ Kingmaker's Trove antiquity from ESO
  11. ^ Atlas of DragonsBrother Mathnan
  12. ^ Events of ESO
  13. ^ The Madness of PelagiusTsathenes
  14. ^ a b The Third Era TimelineJaspus Ignateous
  15. ^ Events of Arena
  16. ^ a b Events of Legends: The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood
  17. ^ a b Cicero's JournalCicero