"Gilane, the southern port of Hammerfell, welcomes thee into its walls. We stand ready for all who would come to us in peace..."
―Description in Arena[src]

Gilane is a major city located in Southern Hammerfell in Khefrem, just before the isthmus leading to Hew's Bane.

By gameEdit


First EraEdit

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.[1]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Gilane (Arena)

The city of Gilane was ruled by King Cephorus Septim and Queen Bianki in the early third era.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[4]

All of his children however, passed at Ichidag. Since none of his children survived, Queen Bianki assumed the throne. She later died in 3E 136.

During the Imperial Simulacrum, the Eternal Champion had at one point visited the city in their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos.


  • When Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, Gilane's team was known as the Dire Wolves.[OOG 1]



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. Go Blades