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"Blackrose, near the legendary forest of Murkwood, holds many secrets. You feel eyes on your back as the city gates shut behind you with a hollow boom."
Description in Arena

Blackrose is a city located in south central Black Marsh near the legendary forest of Murkwood. The city was originally built by the Lilmothiit who died out by the Knahaten Flu in the Second Era.[1] One of the most prominent figures to come from Blackrose was Nienolas Ulwarth the Mighty who was able to defeat Ellabeth the supposed "Queen of the Axe."[2]

By gameEdit


First EraEdit

In 1E 1033, Empress Hestra had ordered the Imperial Navy to hunt the legendary bandit king Red Bramman. After a long search in the marsh, he was found in his hideout in Blackrose.[1]

Second EraEdit

In the Second Era, the Akaviri Potentate Versidue Shaie ordered the construction of the Blackrose Prison in the city. In a single day, Pelladil Direnni built the Blackrose Prison from Lilmothiit ruins by summoning an army of Storm Atronachs.[3]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Blackrose (Arena)

During Pelagius Septim III's rule, an ambassador from Blackrose had come to court in the city. Pelagius later insisted on speaking with the use of grunts and squeaks, the Argonian's natural language.[4]

During the Imperial Simulacrum, the Eternal Champion had at one point visited the city in their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos. After the defeat of Jagar Tharn, many of his associates went to the Blackrose Prison.[1] At the time, the city of Blackrose was ruled by King Claudios.[5]

Prior to the Oblivion Crisis, Blackrose was under the control of Empress Morihatha Septim. The citizens of Blackrose rebelled against her and her empire. Consequently, she utilized her Battlemage, Welloc to defend her from the rebellion. He then used a Vampiric Cloud to demolish the rebellion.[6]



  • When Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, Blackrose's team was known as the Warriors.[OOG 1]



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. Go Blades