Not to be confused with Daggerfall Covenant.

The Covenant was an agreement between Akatosh, the Lord of the Aedra, and Alessia, the leader of the newly freed human population of Cyrodiil.

The following is quoted of the Covenant in the Trials of St. Alessia:

Akatosh drew from his breast a burning handful of his Heart's blood, and he gave it into Alessia's hand, saying, 'This shall also be a token to you of our joined blood and pledged faith. So long as you and your descendants shall wear the Amulet of Kings, then shall this dragonfire burn -- an eternal flame -- as a sign to all men and gods of our faithfulness. So long as the dragonfires shall burn, to you, and to all generations, I swear that my Heart's blood shall hold fast the Gates of Oblivion.