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 united the people under one banner.[OOG 1]
The Daggerfall Covenant stretched over the provinces of High Rock, Hammerfell and Orsinium. Its capital was the city of Wayrest, built on two shores of the Bjoulsae River in High Rock. The faction is lead by the High King Emeric.[OOG 1]
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 the trade of the region stopped, it was only appropriate to have a merchant for a leader of this faction. High King Emeric took this throne as he united the races of High Rock, Hammerfell and 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 was 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]
Now dominant race of the Daggerfall Covenant, they were once ruled by High Elven overlords. 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, sometimes arrogant, Bretons are known as skilled craftsmen, shrewd merchants and inventive mages. They value prosperity over glory.[OOG 1]
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]
During the Second Era, when their homeland, Orsinium, was finally given provincial status, they had to prove themselves to be more than mere beasts. And the Orcs did so by devoting themselves to the freshly forged alliance.[OOG 1]
- Main article: Quests (Online)
- There will be a quest given by a farmer near Daggerfall involving a prize pig being kidnapped.
- The player will be asked to stop a plot by the Blood Fang assassins, who are plotting to kill King Casmere.