Not to be confused with Daggerfall (Region).
For the game, see The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall.
"Daggerfall greets those who search for rest, and hope to challenge those who search for glory..."
―Description in Arena[src]

Daggerfall is an important city located on the western edge of Glenumbra and the entirety of High Rock.



The naming of Daggerfall has stirred up controversy from different legends. The most popular conclusion is that the first chieftain of Daggerfall threw a knife to form the land's borders.[2]


Daggerfall has one entrance located at the eastern wall. The city is divided by a river that goes through the middle of it. The northern end is where the merchants, guilds, residents, and northern docks are located while the southern end is where the craftsmen, bank, chapel, and southern docks are located. Behind Daggerfall is a hollow cave located on the mountainside.




Early YearsEdit

Evidence suggests that there have been early human settlements located in the general area of Daggerfall.[2]

First EraEdit

The first ever recorded use of the name "Daggerfall" was in 1E 246 when the Nords of Skyrim invaded the High Rock territory.[4]

Despite the Nordic conquest, the city of Daggerfall thrived under the Nords, but in 1E 369, the War of Succession devastated Skyrim and the Nords lost all of its territory including Daggerfall. Because of its strategic location along the Iliac Bay, Daggerfall began to expand militarily.[2]

Daggerfall allied itself with the Direnni Hegemony in order to oppose the Alessian Order. Aiden Direnni and Raven Direnni led the Battle of Glenumbra Moors, securing victory over the Alessians.[2]

In 1E 609, King Thagore of Daggerfall defeated the armies of Glenpoint resulting in the city being a major political city along southern High Rock.[2] In 1E 948, King Joile of Daggerfall allied the city with Sentinel and the Order of the Diagna in order to destroy the first iteration of the city of Orsinium.[5][6] Joile was planning to betray the Redguards and the Order. Joile had his Reachman General Mercedene of the Winterborn Clan order his archers to kill Gaiden Shinji and Baloth Bloodtusk in Western Wrothgar.[7] Joile's inquisition had begun after that however, King Joile was defeated at the Battle of Bangkorai Pass at the hands of Makela Leki.[8]

The resulting fall of Orsinium resulted in the nearby river route leading into the Iliac Bay becoming more accessible. The small village of Wayrest evolved into a major trading settlement along the Iliac Bay. The Daggerfall monopoly over the sea trade halted as a result of this.[2]

The last years of the first era ruined Daggerfall. The city was affected by the First Akaviri Invasion, Thrassian Plague, and the War of Righteousness.[2]

Second EraEdit

Main article: Daggerfall (Online)

In 2E 541, the city of Daggerfall was attacked by Durcorach the Black Drake and his army of Reachman. The army had gathered at the gates but had been attacked from behind by the Heavy Dragoons from Wayrest. Durcorach was killed by Emeric of Cumberland while the army was defeated by the Knights of the Dragon led by King Bergamot. Eventually, the cities of Daggerfall, Camlorn, Evermore, Shornhelm, and Wayrest formed the Daggerfall Covenant.[9]

During the Alliance War, the Vestige visited the city after escaping Coldharbour. Murders have sprung around the city of Daggerfall resulting in the Vestige investigating. Eventually, it was discovered that the Bloodthorn Cult was involved in the murders and was planning to murder then King Casimir. The Vestige defeated the cultist in Daggerfall and learned that the cult was planning to take over Glenumbra.[10]

Third EraEdit

Daggerfall has garnered multiple rulers throughout the years. In 3E 80, Daggerfall was ruled by King Mortyn but before that, the city was ruled by King Gothlyr.[11]

In the third century of the Third Era, Daggerfall, Sentinel, and Wayrest combined forces and fought the Camoran Usurper.[2]

Main article: Daggerfall (Arena)

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.

Main article: Daggerfall (City)

In 3E 404, Lord Mogref of the isle of Betony asked King Lysandus of Daggerfall to protect Betony from any pirate attacks. King Camaron of Sentinel declared war with Daggerfall for Betony. According to an old rite, Betony was supposedly belonging to Sentinel. At the Battle of Cryngaine Field, King Lysandus was killed by Sentinel Troopers and his son Gothryd became ruler of Daggerfall.[12][13]

In 3E 405, then Emperor Uriel Septim VII sent an agent to Daggerfall to uncover the mystery around the ghost of Lysandus suddenly reappearing. The agent however, got lost in a storm and landed in Privateer's Hold in the Daggerfall region.[14]

After the Warp in the West, Daggerfall grew large enough to conquer neighboring city-states including Anticlere and Ykalon.[15]



  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game, Daggerfall's team was known as the Guardians.[OOG 1]

By gameEdit



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

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