"To see why our goods are such a cut above we only need to take a quick ferry ride across the bay to Lillandril. This venerable town has been the center of higher learning for centuries. Many a king and queen have come seeking the wisdom of the College of Sapiarchs, where the two-hundred and twenty-three greatest minds of our people advance our knowledge of all things."
Runilstir the Surveyor[src]

Lillandril is one of the eight major cities in the province of the Summerset Isles, situated on the northwestern coast of the Isle of Summerset. Lillandril is the home of the Sapiarchs, a group of Altmeri Scholars that are talent in various topics, including Ceremoniarchy and the Altmeri Regal Praxis. The leaders of the province go here to before becoming Kings or Queens.

By gameEdit



Lillandril is a port town found in the northwestern peninsula that overlooks the Eltheric Ocean, essentially the great unknown of the west. The city-state of Lillandril is built atop of cliffs overlooking the Ocean. The area itself is not well suited for the settlement as big as Lillandril, so the city is not as large as other city-states in the province (i.e. Skywatch and Alinor). It is walled-off, with a single road connecting it to the rest of the Summerset Isle. The nearby fortress of Sea Keep serves as a regional bulwark for Lillandril, being almost larger than the city it protects. The main gate of Lillandril is located on the eastern end of the city; there is a path that derives from the road leading to the gate, which leads into the Lillandril Docks. After the gate is the lower town square, which connects to the docks and the rest of the city, here is the Shrewd Brew, the local inn. The main road rotates to the top and goes south towards the end of the hill. The northern town square holds the local guilds, such as the Mages Guild chapter, which is very prevalent in Lillandril. Continuing onto the road will lead to the entrance of the Sapiarchs' Labyrinth, which is disconnected from the city, being found an island off the coast. The only way to the College is through a portal, which is at the end of the street. Near the portal is the local seat of power, as well as an overlook of the southern town square.


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  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate the South Wind's Prayer on the 15th of Morning Star. It is a day to pray to the Gods for a bountiful harvest, and it is for citizens who cannot afford to heal from the local temple to get healed from an ailment.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate Heart's Day on the 16th of Sun's Dawn. It is in honor of a legend passed down from generation to generation about a couple named Polydor and Eloisa. Every Inn in Tamriel become free for visitors arriving into town.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate the First Planting on the 7th of First Seed. It is the day that begins the harvest, where neighbors reconcile their difference, bad habits are dropped, and the clerics heal people for free.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate the Second Planting on the 7th of Second Seed. The holiday is ideally the same holiday as First Planting, to improve one’s soul, and to improve relationships with others.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate the Mid Year Celebration on the 16th of Mid Year. A day to distract everyone from the increased taxes. It is a day celebrating the halfway mark in the year, where many warriors feel blessed and venture to dungeons they normally cannot defeat.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate Sun's Rest on the 20th of Sun's Height. It is a day when the workers of Tamriel take a day to relax, businesses across town are closed in observance of this day. Some people have to have to leave the province to actually buy something.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate Harvest's End on the 27th of Last Seed. It is the final day of the harvest, and it is where the people eat the crops they have grown since the First Planting. Travelers are given the option to join a farmer’s family for a feast.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate Tales and Tallows on the 3rd of Hearthfire. It is the day of superstition where the elderly do not speak for an entire day, in fear of evil spirits entering their body. The Mages of Tamriel favor this day since it is a day to study the oldest forms of magic.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate the Witches' Festival on the 13th of Frostfall. A day where the creepy ghouls and creatures of the night gather to terrorize the denizens of Tamriel. Many have not dared to wander the streets at night, in fear of being nabbed by a creature.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate the Warriors Festival on the 20th of Sun's Dusk. It is a day where many warriors gather to practice their fighting prowess. Travelers buy weapons in stores since their price's drop by half. Young children foolishly buy weapons, only to stab themselves by mistake.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Lillandril celebrate the Old Life Festival on the 31st of Evening Star. It is a day of rest, where many leave the events of the passing year behind and to reflect their past. They rest for the New Life Festival.[OOG 1]


First EraEdit

Sometime in 1E 470, a group of Elves discovered a flask on the coast near Lillandril. They learned that the flask can absorb magicka and so they used it, realizing the value it possessed. They took jobs from the Barons of the province, using it to keep the power of the Wood Elves in Valenwood in check. Fearing that Bosmer assassins would attack them, the group of Elves fled to Daggerfall where they tried to sell it to the Direnni Clan of the Isle of Balfiera. The flask was named the Flask of Lillandril, becoming infamous across the Abecean Sea. On their way to Daggerfall, the ship crashed near the island of Stros M'Kai, where it would be lost for several years. The Flask was very powerful, as well as, dangerous. It would garner the attention of Clavicus Vile, the Daedric Prince of Wishes. The Flask would come into the possession of Cyrus the Restless, a legendary warrior that defeated the Third Empire's presence on Stros M'Kai in 2E 864. Which paved the way for Hammerfell's integration in the Empire. The Flask had fallen into obscurity after that.[1][2]

Second EraEdit

Main article: Lillandril (Online)

Third EraEdit

Main article: Lillandril (Arena)

During the Imperial Simulacrum from 3E 389 to 3E 399, Emperor Uriel Septim VII was imprisoned along with Talin Warhaft in the Deadlands by Jagar Tharn. Tharn planned for months to capture the throne, and he was able to achieve so in ten years. Tharn had a powerful weapon called the Staff of Chaos, and he split it into nine pieces and scattered them across Tamriel, the staff was the only thing keeping Uriel Septim and Warhaft in Oblivion. A warrior escaped his clutches and traveled all corners of Tamriel to retrieve the missing pieces. The hero was known as the Eternal Champion, and he assembled the staff and defeated Jagar Tharn at the Imperial Palace. The Eternal Champion had at one point visited the city of Lillandril in their quest to recover the pieces. The city of Lillandril was under the rule of King Corridalf.[3]

The Eternal Champion reached the city of Lillandril on their quest to find the fifth piece of the Staff. Through the visions of Ria Silmane and rumors from the people, the Champion had traveled to the northern coast, to the city of Lillandril in the province of the Summerset Isles. There the traveler ventured to the local Mages Guild where they met Corim Ashlen, the loremaster of the Guild. Ashlen gives the Eternal Champion a proposition where if they retrieved a diamond from the priests of the Temple of the Mad God, then he would reveal the location of the piece. After defeating the priests at their stronghold, Ashlen showed the way to the Crystal Tower, a mystical tower located in the eastern end of the Island. It was there that the Eternal Champion had obtained the fifth piece of the staff. The Champion had moved on to find the sixth piece of the staff somewhere in Tamriel.[4][5]


  • In an earlier stage of development, Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, where each city had their own gladiatorial team. Lillandril's team was known as the Crimson Guards.[OOG 2]
  • Lillandril produces a refined type of Steel for the First Aldmeri Dominion called Lillandril Steel, it is commonly used in their Dominion brand armor they used during the Alliance War in Cyrodiil.[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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  2. Go Blades!