"Named after the first king of the Wood Elves, Arenthia is regal in bearing and noble in stature. The city seems quiet and dignified for her guards are reputed to be honorable warriors but dangerous foes..."
―Description in Arena[src]

Arenthia is the northernmost city of Valenwood sitting along the Strid River near the borders to Cyrodiil and Elsweyr. The city is built in the Colovian style along with Khajiit housing. The city is also known for producing Vintage Red Wine desired all over Tamriel.[1]

By gameEdit


The city is built on the Strid River on the Northern End of Reaper's March. The city is also where the Crescent River starts as it goes downward through the border of Valenwood and Elsweyr. Arenthia is separated into four separate districts. The Market District where the Fighters Guild, Mages Guild, and the docks are located. The Residential District is where homes and the inn are located. The Temple District is where the Temple of the Divines are located and the Tower District are where the towers are. To the north of Arenthia, is a gate to Cyrodiil which may lead to the West Weald and Skingrad.


Early YearsEdit

The first king of the Wood Elves was also named Arenthia. The city of Arenthia was named after him in his honor.[2]

Second EraEdit

Main article: Arenthia (Online)

In 2E 582, a Colovian Army lead by Javad Tharn and the Dark Mane assaulted the city. The Arenthian Resistance with the help of the Aldmeri Dominion drove back the Colovian Invaders, however the Stonefire Cult a dedicated cult to Molag Bal planned to build a Dark Anchor to bring devastation upon the March. In the end, the Eyes of the Queen and the Moon Hallowed defeated the Dark Mane restoring the Mane Akkhuz-ri back to sanity.

The area around Arenthia is was known as the Arenthia Vale. The Count of Skingrad and the Elder Council named this area the South Weald of the Colovian Estates. The Legion of the West Weald under General Lavinia Axius was given the honor to annex the region by force.[3]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Arenthia (Arena)

In the Third Era, Haymon Camoran otherwise known as the Camoran Usurper began his growing conquest at the city of Arenthia.[4] At one point in the Eternal Champion's quest for the Staff of Chaos, they have arrived at the city of Arenthia.

Fourth EraEdit

Arenthia along with the rest of Valenwood was not under Imperial control during the rule of Emperor Titus Mede I. Prince Attrebus believed that the city could be conquered with a thousand men. He thought that the locals would rise and fight with them. Then, they would have a foothold in Valenwood, meaning that they could face the Aldmeri Dominion in Valenwood. The Emperor didn't allow him to lead the mentioned expedition, since he had plans to marry him.[OOG 1]



  • When Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, Arenthia's team was known as the Huntsmen.[OOG 2]



Notice: 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. An Elder Scrolls Novel: The Infernal City part two chapter one
  2. Go Blades