"Falkreath has been the site of many battles throughout history. The town's graveyard holds the remains of many Nord warriors who fell in those battles."
―Falkreath Loading Screen[src]
For the region the city is based in, see Falkreath Hold.

Falkreath, Falcrenth, Falcreath[2], or New Falkreath[OOG 1] is one of the nine major cities in Skyrim and the capital of Falkreath Hold. Falkreath's location gives it an economic advantage by being the number one provider of lumber in the province.



Falkreath is located on the southernmost road in Skyrim just north of the Jerall Mountains Border. Falkreath is a relatively small city compared to places such as Markarth and Dawnstar. Falkreath has two gates located on the east and west side of the city. There is a stretch of road going through Falkreath with much local business on that stretch such as merchants and inns. Notable locations such as the Jarl's Longhouse and the graveyard are located off that road. Falkreath is also isolated with settlements as far as Helgen and Sungard being the closest to it. Near the city of Falkreath is a town known as Granite Hill.[3]



Second EraEdit

In 2E 437, Yashnag gro-Yazgu was an Orcish chieftain that established the mighty Orcish Kingdom in the Falkreath forest resulting in conflict between the Chiefdom and the city of Falkreath. This was after the Siege of Orsinium between Torug gro-Igron of First Orsinium and the combined forces King Joile of Daggerfall and Gaiden Shinji of Sentinel. Yashnag led a group of warriors to reclaim the Falkreath Hold which was traditionally Orcish territory. Then High King of Skyrim, Svartr, was not able to push the Orcs out of Western Falkreath Hold and the Reachman occupying Markarth and the Eastern Reach.[4]

Yashnag's kingdom was a pox in Western Skyrim, and it always fought with Falkreath. In 2E 467, the Jarl of Falkreath was killed by Yashnag in a battle and left Falkreath Hold in a crumbling state. The Jarl's son, Hakkvild was made Jarl of Falkreath and had a serious vendetta against Yashnag. Hakkvild challenged Yashnag to a duel resulting in Yashnag's defeat and the end of the Orcish Kingdom in Falkreath. The Orcs scattered further into Skyrim while some returned to Wrothgar in the Western Reach. This Orcish Kingdom inspired Chief Kurog gro-Bagrakh into recreating Orsinium in Wrothgar.[4][5]

During the Alliance War, Skyrim was divided into two different provinces each with their own High King. Western Skyrim, which encompassed Whiterun, Falkreath, Morthal, and Solitude believed in the Moot and elected Svargrim to be High King while Eastern Skyrim, which encompassed Windhelm, Winterhold, Riften, and Dawnstar believed in what the Crown of Verity chose and had Freydis be elected High Queen. Because of this, Skyrim is divided and Western Skyrim doesn't serve the Ebonheart Pact with it's eastern brothers.[6][OOG 2]

In 2E 848, Falkreath was a part of the Colovian Estates under the rule of King Cuhlecain and at the time, the areas around Falkreath were in dire straits. To unify Colovian West, the northern borders had to be secure, and this was not the case when the Reachmen had control of Old Hroldan. Cuhlecain had allied with the Nords of Skyrim to push the Reachmen out of the Reach. Cuhlecain tasked his prized Alcairian general, Hjalti Early-Beard into dealing with the Reachmen. Hjalti led an army of Colovian Troopers and Nordic Berserkers and besieged the walls of Hroldan. He utilized an ancient art of war known as the Thu'um and destroyed the Reachman army. After the battle, the soldiers named Hjalti Early-Beard, Hjalti Talos or Stormcrown.[7]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Falcrenth

During the Imperial Simulacrum, the city of Falcrenth was one of the eight major kingdoms in Skyrim, and it was under the rule of King Bjeld. Falcrenth was connected to the townships of North Keep, Neugrad Watch, and Elinhir which is Hammerfell. 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 at the Imperial Palace.[8]

Fourth EraEdit

Main article: Falkreath (Skyrim)

In 4E 201, the city of Falkreath was under the leadership of Jarl Siddgeir who had just become Jarl after his uncle, Dengeir of Stuhn was dethroned for his old age. Similar to Emperor Antiochus Septim, Siddgeir was not involved in politics and left the work to his peers. Siddgeir's steward, Nenya was in charge of Falkreath's affairs making her the unofficial Jarl of Falkreath. Around the same time, Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak of Windhelm destroyed High King Torygg with the power of the Thu'um and initiated the Skyrim Civil War between the Old Holds and the Imperial Holds in Skyrim. The city of Falkreath joined Solitude in its fight against the Old Holds in Skyrim.[9]



  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game, each city was going to have their own gladiatorial team that would fight other groups. Falcrenth's team was known as the Dark Shadows.[OOG 3]

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. Tiber Septim's Sword-Meeting with Cyrus the Restless
  2. ESO-RP Interviews Phrastus of Elinhir
  3. Go Blades

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