The Rourken Clan of Dwemer left the region of Morrowind sometime around the War of the First Council. In 1E 420, the clan established their capital known as Volenfell. Eventually, the ruins began to submerge into the sands of the Alik'r Desert near modern-day Gilane.
The city of Gilane was ruled by King Cephorus Septim and Queen Bianki in the early third era. Prior to Cephorus' rule, another person claimed the Gilane Throne. Potema Septim had stole the King of Gilane's crown prior to Magnus Septim's welcoming ceremony as King of Lilmoth. By 3E 98, the 21 year old Prince Cephorus had married Bianki.
In 3E 125, Empress Kintyra Septim II was to be executed at Glenpoint Castle. Supposedly, she was executed in 3E 121 while some say that King Cephorus saved Kintyra while reconquering western High Rock at the summer of 3E 125.
The city of Gilane was involved at the Battle of Ichidag in the War of the Red Diamond which resulted in the rule of Cephorus Septim. After the battle, Cephorus had taken Emperor Uriel Septim III to Gilane in order to imprison him. On their way to Gilane, an angry crowd attacked the caravan holding Uriel and burned it down.
- When Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, Gilane's team was known as the Dire Wolves.[OOG 1]