Lainlyn or Tava's Blessing[OOG 1] is a major city located on the northern shores of Hammerfell and the Alik'r Desert. The city is the ruling stronghold of the Lainlyn Barony in the Iliac Bay.

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Lainlyn is located on the northern shores of the Alik'r Desert, and it serves as an important port town for the royal Hammerfell Navy. Lainlyn is one of the smallest cities in northern Hammerfell and is comparable to the likes of Morthal or Fharun. On the mainland, the closest settlements to Lainlyn are Leki's Blade and Kozanset which are miles apart from each other. Lainlyn has a large town square that makes up the entire city and has buildings surrounding it. North of it is the Dockyards which are busier than in any other part of Lainlyn. Ships come and go from the Lainlyn Dockyards and the Lighthouse on the northernmost end sheds light on the southern Iliac.


  • The tale of Ghraewaj and the Harpies is an old story passed from generation to generation. The story talks about a woman named Noctyr-a who tried to seduce the Baron of Lainlyn until the Baroness tricked her by turning her into a big black bird. Eventually, her followers transformed into Harpies, and the Baron & Baroness was able to feed Lainlyn for a long time.[2]


Second EraEdit

Main article: Tava's Blessing

In 2E 120, Viana the Pure was named Baroness of Lainlyn. During her reign, the Baron in the story of Ghraewaj and the Harpies was remade into a conspirator of Noctyr-a, the villain of the tale. Viana's rule ended in 2E 148 when she died. She was not able to pass the title down to her next of kin due to her virginity.[2]

During the Interregnum in 2E 582, Lainlyn was referred to as Tava's Blessing and kept that name until it was renamed to Lainlyn in honor of the Lainlyn Family of Redguards. A group of necromancers known as the Withered Hand began to rise in the Alik'r Desert and resurrect Ra-Netu to wreak havoc across the Desert. The leaders of the group stole the Ansei Wards from Sentinel and wanted to resurrect their deceased father, Suturah to take revenge on King Fahara'jad. Alasan of the Withered Hand took one of the Ansei Ward to Tava's Blessing and took control of the city. Prince Azah was leading the charge of taking back Tava's Blessing and utilized the Ash'abah to defeat the undead. Azah tasked a mysterious traveler known as the Vestige to defeat Alasan and to restore the Ansei Ward. The Vestige defeated the army and restored the Ansei Ward. The final ward went somewhere else in Tigonus.[3][OOG 1]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Lainlyn (Arena)

During the Imperial Simulacrum in 3E 399, the Lainlyn township existed in Hammerfell in between the towns of Sentinel and Vulnim Gate. At one point, the Eternal Champion had visited the city on their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos to defeat Jagar Tharn at the Imperial Palace.

Main article: Lainlyn (Daggerfall)

During the Warp in the West in 3E 405, Lainlyn was the capital of the Lainlyn Barony, and it was independent among the 23 other kingdoms of the Iliac Bay. At the time, Lainlyn was under the rule of Baron Shrike, a tyrannical ruler who was hated by his people. His wife was Baroness Dh'emka and his older brother, Lord Kain, was the leader of the Knights of the True Horn. Sometime later, Lainlyn was annexed into the Sentinel Kingdom.[4]

Later on, Lord Kain launched a coup d'état against Shrike with the Knights of the True Horn, but they failed and were exiled from the Lainlyn Barony. Kain ordered the True Horn to scatter and to wait for a message where they would return to serve him. Lord Jaren of the True Horn traveled to the Colovian Highlands of Cyrodiil and constructed Battlehorn Castle, where all the Knights that followed him would gather and wait for the message. Lord Kain had died shortly after the battle and was resurrected by Arielle Jurard to continue the fight. The castle was eventually abandoned up until 3E 433.[5][6]




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.
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