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"Our supplies dwindle. Our trade routes are shut down. Our people suffer. Why? Because a pretender sits upon the Ruby Throne. Let us take up arms! Let the fields of Cyrodiil run red with the blood of our fallen enemies! But let us spare the lives of a few, so that they may return to their homelands to tell their fellows the fate they met at the hands of the Daggerfall Covenant. One land! One Emperor! Who among you will stand with me?"
―Call to Arms, High King Emeric

The Daggerfall Covenant is a major faction in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Much like the Ebonheart Pact, the Daggerfall Covenant united races that were commonly known as old enemies. Due to the events in Cyrodiil, trade routes, the region's main source of income, were disrupted. This caused poverty and suffering, and ultimately forced to unite the people under one banner.[OOG 1]

The Daggerfall Covenant stretched over the provinces of High Rock, Hammerfell, the city-state of Orsinium and the Colovian Highlands in Cyrodiil. Its capital is the city of Wayrest, built on two shores of the Bjoulsae River in High Rock. The faction is led by the High King Emeric.[OOG 1]

The starting location for this faction is the city of Daggerfall, where the Vestige wakes up after being brought out of the water where they are deposited after escaping from the Wailing Prison in Coldharbour.



Breton, Redguard, and Orsimer united

The main reason the Daggerfall Covenant was established was to end the poverty and suffering throughout the kingdoms of High Rock and Hammerfell caused by dwindling trade routes. This could not be done as long as an enemy sat on the Ruby Throne.[OOG 1]

The Merchant King of Wayrest, Emeric, took action and united the previously warring races of Breton, Redguard and Orc. He earned the trust of the kings of High Rock, earned alliance of the Redguards by a diplomatic marriage and, finally, made a war treaty with the Orcs.[OOG 1]


As trade in High Rock and Hammerfell slowed to a halt, it was only appropriate to have a merchant-politician for a leader of this faction. High King Emeric took the throne as he united the races of High Rock, Hammerfell, and the newly-recognized province of Orsinium. Emeric was known for his skill in politics and diplomacy. He, no doubt, was a wise leader, but his foes were given no mercy. His strategy is to infuse fear into his enemies, slaughtering armies and leaving few of the fighters alive, only for them to run and share their tale.[OOG 1]

When the Breton Lion Guard became Emeric's personal army, he adopted the lion as his crest and it subsequently became the symbol of the Daggerfall Covenant.[1][2]




The dominant race of the Daggerfall Covenant, they were once ruled by High Elven overlords after they were discovered to be descended from both Men and Mer before becoming the dominant race in the region of High Rock and edging them out. A reminder of those days is the Mer blood that still runs through their veins. This makes Bretons gifted mages, surpassing the ability of any other race of Men. Described as talented and resourceful, and having a similar focus on honor in battle, the Covenant is often ruthless in the defeat of enemies that threaten their people's prosperity, Bretons are known as skilled craftsmen, shrewd merchants and inventive mages and are famed for their Knights. They value prosperity over glory in battle.[OOG 1]


Redguard Logo

Living deep within and around the Alik'r desert, Redguards are renowned warriors, both athletic and prodigiously talented. They value honor and dignity above all else; their sacred purpose is to preserve their ancient traditions and prove their strength and prowess, surviving in the harsh environment. Mages are highly distrusted in their society. The capital of the Redguards was the great city of Sentinel.[OOG 1]

The symbol represents the Redguards' skill with blades and battle.



Orcs are fearless warriors, who follow a code of honor, forged in centuries of endless warfare. The quality of Orcish blacksmithry is known throughout Tamriel.[OOG 1]

During the Second Era, when their homeland, Orsinium, was finally given provincial status, they had to prove themselves to be more than mere savage beasts. And the Orcs did so by devoting themselves to the newly forged alliance.[OOG 1]

The symbol represent the orcs being some of the best smiths and warriors in Tamriel.

Quests and StorylineEdit

Main article: Quests (Online)

A lot of things threaten to destabilize the Daggerfall Covenant, including an attempt on the King of Daggerfall's life, the sacking of Camlorn by werewolves and a necromancer uprising in the Glenumbra region, a series of attacks from Vaermina-worshipping sorcerers in Stormhaven, a civil war in Rivenspire, a religious crisis and Necromancer threat in western Hammerfell and an invading force of Imperials and Reachmen in Bangkorai, who kill King Emeric before he is returned to live by the Vestige who reunited Emeric's soul with his body.




  1. January 7, 2012. The Elder Scrolls Online Ask Us Anything: Daggerfall Covenant (Part 1)
  2. January 14, 2013. 'The Elder Scrolls Online. Pledge Your Allegiance to the Daggerfall Covenant
Note: 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Daggerfall Covenant Guide

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