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"Welcome to Dragonstar, home of the Sacred Rage. We wish thee peace and rest in our city-state, but conduct thyselves honorably, or thou shalt answer to our champions..."
―Description in Arena[src]

Dragonstar or Drangstor is one of the nine major kingdoms located in Hammerfell and it is the capital of the northern reaches of Craglorn. Dragonstar sits in disputed territory and it has been sought out by the Redguards and the Nords for many generations.

DescriptionEdit

GeographyEdit

Dragonstar is located in Upper Craglorn, and this region has been disputed over by the Nords in Skyrim and the Redguards in Hammerfell. Dragonstar is also located in Crowns Territory which consists of a lot of Northern Hammerfell. One may consider the region a part of the Reach since it is located in the Druadach Mountains and just south of the Eastern Reach and its capital, Markarth. Dragonstar's origins date back to the Second Era, sometime during the Interregnum where many Nord Miners settled in the area to mine a rare material known as Nirncrux. Dragonstar grew to a small mining village that offered work to incoming passerby. As time went one, Dragonstar grew prosperous to the point where it became a large city that rivaled the likes of Elinhir and Whiterun.

Dragonstar became a large city with strong walls to support it. It was divided into two districts, Dragonstar West is located towards Hammerfell while Dragonstar East is based towards Skyrim. Dragonstar West became the center of commerce and economics in Dragonstar City. Places such as the Dragon Fountain can be found in the middle of Dragonstar West; the Bazaar is located south of the Fountain. The City Gate leads to the Dragonfields and the rest of Hammerfell. Dragonstar East is where many warriors gather as well as those seeking divine aid. The Dragonstar Arena Pit as well as the Fighters Guild are located here. The local Temple is also here.

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HistoryEdit

Second EraEdit

Main article: Dragonstar (Online)

During the Interregnum, Dragonstar was a relatively new settlement that was owned by the Dragonstar Caravan Company, a trading company that rivaled the infamous Gold Coast Trading Company. At the same time, alliances from all corners of Tamriel fought each other for the Seat of Sundered Kings and the Imperial City. The Daggerfall Covenant was an alliance between the Bretons of High Rock, the Redguards of Hammerfell, and the Orsimer of Wrothgar. Craglorn at the time was not under a centralized authority and because of it, the cities of Dragonstar, Belkarth, and Elinhir were not a part of the Covenant and the Alliance War. These settlements other than Elinhir were formed by criminals trying to start an empire and escape the Imperial Laws from the east. Dragonstar was cleaner than the town of Belkarth. The Dragonstar Caravan Company later moved their headquarters to the city of Ska'vyn since there is more traction in the Kingdom of Ska'vyn then in uncharted Dragonstar Territory.[1][2][OOG 1]

In 2E 582, Dragonstar's Miners were contracted by Regent Cassipia to mine Nirncrux from the Upper Craglorn mountains. Cassipia learned that the Nirncrux Element had a significant connection to the Celestials and that she can utilize the Nirncrux to enhance the Iron Orcs armor in her favor. Cassipia was a member of the Scaled Court, a group that worship the Celestial, The Serpent. After she had learned about the power of Nirncrux, she sought to become as powerful as a Celestial and to replace the Serpent as the leader of the Scaled Court. She manipulated a traveler known as the Vestige but slaying a creature referred to as the Mantikora and defeating Exarch Braadoth of the Iron Orcs. She was defeated in the ruins of Reinhold's Retreat by the Vestige and other warriors.[3][4][5]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Dragonstar (Shadowkey)

During the Imperial Simulacrum in 3E 397, the Nords of Skyrim crossed the Reach and invaded the neighboring nations of the Western Reach such as Elinhir and Jehanna in a war known as the War of Bend'r-Mahk. The city of Dragonstar was heavily affected by the war, and as a result, the city changed drastically from before the war. The Skyrim Invaders led by General Duvais took the Eastern District of Dragonstar and used it as a base while the Hammerfell Defenders led by Meya Violet kept the Western District under Crowns control. Many of Dragonstar's citizens were affected in the Battle and were left homeless in its wake. Pergan Asuul used the war to nurture a creature made of pure Shadow Magic known as the Umbra' Keth otherwise known as the Shadow of Conflict. A hero known as the Soul of Conflict used an artifact known as the Star Teeth to defeat Asuul and the Umbra' Keth at the Crypt of Hearts. The Conflict in Dragonstar ended, and the people began to rebuild from the destruction. Dragonstar however, remained divided for quite some time.[6][7][8]

Main article: Dragonstar (Arena)

In 3E 399, the city of Dragonstar was one of the eight major kingdoms in Hammerfell, and it was under the rule of King Ohatan. Dragonstar was connected to several townships including Dragon Gate and Heldorn Mount. At one point, the Eternal Champion had visited the city in their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos to defeat Jagar Tharn in the Imperial Palace.[9]

Sometime around the Oblivion Crisis, the territories of the Western Reach were still being fought over between the Nords and the Western Human Races. The cities of Elinhir and Jehanna continued to fight while the town of Dragonstar continued to be divided into the West and East. Terrorist organizations began to spring up all across the Dragonstar Kingdom to fight against one another. With these constant terrorist attacks, it can be assumed that Dragonstar was destroyed amidst the Oblivion Crisis.[7]

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game where each city had their own gladiatorial team. Dragonstar's team was known as the Sacred Rage.[OOG 2]
  • Despite being a part of Skyrim, the city of Dragonstar did not appear nor have any mention in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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References

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. Reman II: The Limits of Ambition Questions
  2. Go Blades