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Aldmeri Dominion
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"I have no hatred for the races of Man, but they are young. Like all children, they are driven by emotion. They lack the wisdom that comes with age. I would sooner place an Altmer infant on the Ruby Throne than surrender Tamriel to their capricious whims. The Altmer, the Bosmer and the Khajiit share the common traits of intelligence, patience and reason. We do not seek riches or plunder. Domination is not our goal, nor is the acclamation of power for its own sake. Today we make our stand. Today we take back the Ruby Throne, which is ours by ancient right and the blessings of the Divines. Stand with us."
―Your Queen Commands, Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri

The First Aldmeri Dominion, also known as simply the Aldmeri Dominion, is one of the three joinable major factions in The Elder Scrolls Online.

The Dominion was formed in an attempt to take control of the Imperial City and restore Elven rule to Tamriel. It is said that the three allied races were the most intelligent, patient and rational in all of Tamriel. Members of the Aldmeri Dominion believe that the short-lived and young races of Men are unfit to rule, and that this role is meant by the Divines to be filled by the Aldmeri Dominion itself.[OOG 1]

The Aldmeri Dominon stretches over the provinces of the Summerset Isles, Valenwood and Elsweyr. Its capital is Elden Root, hidden deep within the forests of the Bosmeri Valenwood. The faction is led by Queen Ayrenn.[OOG 1]

The Vestige begins the game in Vulkhel Guard in Auridon  if they choose to join the Dominion. [OOG 2]

BackgroundEdit

The Aldmeri Dominion was formed sometime between 2E 430 and 2E 583 by the Altmer (it can also be referred to as the 'brainchild' of Queen Ayrenn). They were afraid of the disaster that the younger races could bring to Nirn. After the news of the Imperial City being taken over by Molag Bal worshippers had reached Summerset Isle, the Altmer reached out to their old allies, neighboring races - Bosmer and Khajiit. As they had done many times before, they swore that with the combined forces of the three races, they shall prevent the disaster that was to come.[OOG 1]

LeadershipEdit

The Aldmeri Dominion is led by the young Queen Ayrenn. She inherited the throne when the previous Altmer ruler, her father King Hidellith, passed away. She was, no doubt, one of the youngest leaders in the history of Mer. She was a mere 25 years old when she became Queen (7th of Frostfall, 2E 580). Despite her youth, Queen Ayrenn was said to have virtues rare among her kind. She was an honorable, intelligent and stubborn leader. Before she took the role of a queen, she was said to of been an adventurer and had set foot in every province of Tamriel.[OOG 1]

MembersEdit

AltmerEdit

Altmer

The High Elves, or Altmer, arrived in Tamriel thousands of years ago from Old Aldmeris. They see themselves as the ruling race of Tamriel. They are a highly cultured people, known for their breathtaking architecture and massive libraries of histories and creative works. They tend to be isolationists, largely remaining on Summerset Isle, and only emerging when they perceive a great threat to their homeland. They are powerful mages and warriors, and the de facto leaders of the Aldmeri Dominion.[OOG 1]

The Aldmeri Dominion has adopted as its symbol the eagle sigil of the High Elves of Summerset. For the Altmer, the high-soaring eagle represents their ancestors the Aedra, who came from the heavens and were trapped in physical form by the creation of Nirn.[OOG 3]

BosmerEdit

Bosmer

The Wood Elves, or Bosmer, are mischievous, curious and nimble. Because their homeland of Valenwood is often attacked by the Colovian Imperials, Wood Elves are experts at the art of defense. They are also gifted archers, perhaps the best in all of Tamriel.[OOG 1]

The Bosmeri symbol represents the Green Pact with Y'ffre the Forest Deity.[OOG 3]

KhajiitEdit

Khajiit

The population of the proud feline Khajiit has dwindled in recent years following a devastating outbreak of Knahaten Flu. They owe a great debt to Ayrenn, Queen of the High Elves, for her help in restoring order from the chaos that followed the plague. They have a wry wit and a hedonistic outlook, but they are fearsome on the field of battle. They are the strong arm of the Aldmeri Dominion.[OOG 1]

The Khajiit symbol depicts Nirn's two moons—Masser and Secunda —and the Cat-folks' claws.[OOG 3]

GalleryEdit

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

Note: The following are out-of-game references. They are not found in any in-game books, but can still be considered part of The Elder Scrolls lore and are included for completeness.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Aldmeri Dominion Guide
  2.   December 20, 2012. The Elder Scrolls Online Ask Us Anything: Aldmeri Dominion Part 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2   February 22, 2013. The Elder Scrolls Online Support: What do the Aldmeri Dominion symbols represent?

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