Lore:Wrothgarian Mountains

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Wrothgarian Mountains
Type Region
Continent Tamriel
Province High Rock
Appears in Daggerfall, ESO
ON-place-Eastern Wrothgar.jpg

The Wrothgarian Mountains, also known as Wrothgar,[1] are a large region in High Rock, located at the northeast corner of the Iliac Bay. The region is inhabited mostly by Orcs and Bretons and the region was once inhabited by the Dwemer. Riekr, the ice goblins, make their home in the Wrothgarian Mountains as well. The main vampire bloodline found here is the Lyrezi.

It is bordered to the west by Phrygias, Dwynnen, Kambria, Koegria, and Alcaire. The mountains are also bordered by Menevia, Orsinium Area, Wayrest, and Gavaudon to the south. The provincial seat is the city of Wrothgaria.


In the Dawn Era there were 13 Orc strongholds in the Wrothgarian Mountains.[2]

The Wrothgarian Mountains are best known for being home to the Orcish capital of Orsinium. It was razed by Daggerfall, Sentinel and the Order of Diagna in 1E 980, and at the time of the Akaviri Potentate, it briefly became an Imperial territory.[3][4] At some point, Wrothgar came under the control of the first Daggerfall Covenant. When King Ranser of Shornhelm attacked Wayrest in 2E 566, King Emeric of Wayrest sent emissaries into Wrothgar and promised to return Orsinium to the Orcs in exchange for helping him defeat Ranser. The clan of Kurog gro-Bagrakh answered his call and helped annihilate Ranser's forces at Markwasten Moor. After these events, Kurog was given control over Wrothgar, and his new Orsinium joined the second Daggerfall Covenant.[1][5][6]

Sometime after 2E 582, the Bretons settled in some parts of the Wrothgarian Mountains, founding the kingdoms of Jehanna and Farrun on its northern shores.[7][UOL 1]

The Camoran Usurper and his horde of warriors marched through the Wrothgarian Mountains while his main forces were occupied to the west in the mouth of the Iliac Bay. This use of this strategy was attributed to the philosophy of his brother, Camoran Kaltos. With the Battle of Firewaves in 3E 267, the Usurper's armies were quashed by the combined forces of the Iliac Bay's lesser known nations.[8]

After the Warp in the West, King Gortwog gro-Nagorm of Orsinium gained control over a significant part of the Wrothgarian Mountains.[9]

Notable Places[edit]

Notable places in the Wrothgarian Mountains include:


See Also[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Back Home in Orsinium‎
  2. ^ Map of Clans
  3. ^ Wayrest, Jewel of the BaySathyr Longleat
  4. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: OrsiniumImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  5. ^ The Fury of King RanserWafimeles Masteret (Lorekeeper)
  6. ^ Guide to the Daggerfall Covenant
  7. ^ Map of High Rock
  8. ^ The RefugeesGeros Albreigh
  9. ^ The Warp in the WestUlvius Tero

Note: The following references are deemed to be unofficial sources. They are referenced to round off the information in this article and may not consist of definitive lore.

  1. ^ Loremaster's Episode of ESO-RP