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"We're a mountain people, tough, independent. County Chorrol is rich in mines and timber, wool and mutton, and hard-working people."
Countess Arriana Valga[src]

Chorrol is one of the nine major cities located in the Imperial Province of Cyrodiil. Chorrol produces the hardest-workers seen on this side of Colovia and take advantage of the Great Forest and its flora.

DescriptionEdit

GeographyEdit

Chorrol is located in the isolated forests of the Imperial Reserve, and it is near the Dragon's Teeth Mountains border to Hammerfell. On a map of Cyrodiil, Chorrol can be found on the northwest edge of the province and the intersection of the Black Road and the Orange Road. Chorrol is built specifically on the road connecting the two roads, and it is based on a large Oak tree that became Chorrol's de facto mascot. Everything surrounds the Oak tree, and three roads connect to the center. The northern road leads to the Orange Road and eventually Bruma, the eastern road leads to Castle Chorrol, and the western road leads to many of Chorrol's residential houses as well as the Chapel of Stendarr.

CuisineEdit

  • Chorrol Corn on the Cob – Made with Corn and Seasoning. Corn on the Cob is a very popular street food that is served by vendors throughout Chorrol and specifically in the center of town.

HistoryEdit

Second EraEdit

Main article: Chorrol (Oblivion)

In the early second era, Varen Aquilarios of the Gold Coast was the Duke of Chorrol and had a very firm but fair rule over County Chorrol. At the same time, the then Emperor Leovic of the Longhouse Emperors had a very controversial rule and had made enemies in his lifetime. He married Clivia Tharn of the Nibenay and had especially legalized the worship of the Daedric Princes which lit the flames of revolution. Aquilarios banded together with the Colovian Cities and rebelled against Leovic in a conflict known as the Colovian Revolt. Chorrol, along with the towns of Skingrad, Anvil, Kvatch, and Bruma, fought Leovic and surrounded the Imperial City. He eventually defeated him and took control of the Ruby Throne in the White-Gold Tower.[1]

When Emperor Varen Aquilarios was tricked into triggering an explosion known as the Soulburst by Mannimarco, it broke the barrier protecting Nirn & Oblivion and allowed Molag Bal to invade Tamriel. Because Mannimarco summoned Molag Bal from the Imperial City, he began to lay his wrath upon Cyrodiil from the Colovian West to the Nibenay East. Cities such as Bruma, Chorrol, and Bravil were destroyed in the midst of the conquest, this event was known as the Planemeld. Tremors from Lake Rumare ravaged the countryside in the Great Forest by destroying many settlements such as Fort Rayles and Hackdirt but it hit the city of Chorrol the hardest.[2][3]

In 2E 579, Chorrol was hit with a series of earthquakes that toppled building and even Castle Chorrol to the ground. Eventually, a chasm broke out from the middle of Chorrol, and it revealed the inner magma inside the planet. Many citizens fell into the fissure, and because of Chorrol's lack of resources, they built rickety bridges through the chasm so people would not fall although it probably did not help. Flame Atronachs started to lurk out of the ravine and attacked passersby. Chorrol, despite its poor condition, was a sought out settlement for the alliances of the Alliance War. Chorrol's control was determined by however holds the nearby Fort Rayles. The area had colloquially been known as Covenant Territory, and it was owned by the Daggerfall Covenant of the Iliac Bay.[4]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Chorrol (Oblivion)

In 3E 433, Chorrol prospered along with other eight cities in Cyrodiil. The city was under the leadership of Countess Arriana Valga, a prideful woman who is a firm believer of Akatosh and her husband, Count Charus Valga was a defender of the faith and a follower of Stendarr. He left an enormous impact on Chorrol, and it is blatant when a statue that was built in northern Chorrol.[5]

An event similar to Molag Bal's invasion into Cyrodiil known as the Oblivion Crisis came to fruition in the very late third era by Mehrunes Dagon. His invasion into Tamriel had sacked cities across Tamriel such as Ald'ruhn, Kvatch, and Cloudrest. An Oblivion Gate opened up outside the main gate of Bruma, and it let out an army of Dremoras, Clannfears, and Scamps to attack the city. Luckily, the Blades of Cloud Ruler Temple led by Blademaster Jauffre and the Bruma Guard led by Burd managed to push the daedric army back into the Deadlands. However, the greater army returned, one similar to the one that destroyed Kvatch earlier. The Hero of Kvatch and Martin Septim led the combined forces of the eight other cities in Cyrodiil including Chorrol and destroyed the Daedric Siege Crawler heading to Bruma.[6][7][8]

In 4E 0, the Hero of Kvatch had planned to reform the Knights of the Nine in the West Weald and needed to gather the Relics of the Crusader in order to defeat the rising threat of Umaril the Unfeathered and his Aurorans. The Gauntlets of the Crusader was last seen in the Chapel of Stendarr when the ancient Sir Casimir stowed away the gauntlets in the chapel. The Hero eventually found the gauntlets and later reassembled the full suit of Armor to defeat Umaril at Garlas Malatar.[9]

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