The Great Moot was the government of the Ebonheart Pact, created in 2E 572.[source?] Although there is a main leader of the Ebonheart Pact, they do not have absolute control over the entire alliance, as there are other members of the Pact. The main leader of the Ebonheart Pact must conform with the leaders of the other member nations to ratify decisions and/or to change them.[source?] During the Second Era, the group was composed of the Nords, Dunmer, and Argonians, and was both one of the most fragile and most powerful of the three alliances during this time, besides the Daggerfall Covenant and the Aldmeri Dominion.
In the year 2E 572, during the Akaviri Invasion, the Akaviri were advancing towards Riften. The Nords pushed them into Morrowind and the Dunmer and Argonians converged upon the Akaviri forces and destroyed them.