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"It bears repeating that it is the duty of loyal Dominion citizens to support their queen and their fellow races by joining in the defense of our common territory and shoring up the bonds of unity. Marbruk is only the latest city in the Dominion to symbolize those values. May it ever prosper!"
Altmeri Travel Guild[src]

Marbruk or Marbruk Field is a major city in the province of Valenwood, situated on the eastern border of Greenshade. Marbruk was built by the First Aldmeri Dominion, as an initiative to bring the High Elves closer to their Wood Elven allies.

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DescriptionEdit

GeographyEdit

Marbruk is situated on the eastern border in the Wilderking Court. It connects the north of Greenshade to the south, similar to Woodhearth in the coast. Marbruk is located in an area traditionally occupied by the Driladan Clan of Wood Elves. To the north of Marbruk's Northern Gate, is the Driladan Pass, which is a bridge that goes over a large ravine. The Old Merchant's Tunnels run through the Pass, and it is more commonly used because a wooden bridge is not sufficient than a cave system. The ruined town of Whisper Grove is across the ravine, but it is generally avoided. To the south is the forest settlement of Bramblebreach, where many of the tribal Bosmer live in Greenshade. An altar for the Wilderking is on the outskirts of town. Continuing southwest will lead to the city-state of Greenheart.

TraditionsEdit

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  • The Wood Elves of Marbruk Field 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 Wood Elves of Marbruk Field 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 Wood Elves of Marbruk Field 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 Wood Elves of Marbruk Field 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 Wood Elves of Marbruk Field 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 Wood Elves of Marbruk Field 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]
  • TheWood Elves of Marbruk Field 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 Wood Elves of Marbruk Field 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 Wood Elves of Marbruk Field celebrate the Witches' Festival on the 13th of Frostfall. A day where the creepy ghouls and creatures of the night gather to terrorize the residents of Tamriel. Many have not dared to wander the streets at night, in fear of being nabbed by a creature.[OOG 1]
  • The Wood Elves of Marbruk Field 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 Wood Elves of Marbruk Field celebrate the North Wind's Prayer on the 15th of Evening Star. It serves as a thanksgiving to the Gods for the year's harvest. It is a day when the local temples heal and bless anyone for a lower price.[OOG 1]
  • The Wood Elves of Marbruk Field 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]
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HistoryEdit

Second EraEdit

Main article: Marbruk (Online)

During the Interregnum in 2E 582, the city-state of Marbruk was founded, with the purpose of bringing citizens of the First Aldmeri Dominion together in a familiar environment. But that was not the only reason, the Alliance War in Cyrodiil has left the provinces in stress, with the Ebonheart Pact making advances into Greenshade. Marbruk was built to protect the Wood Elves as well. Oddly enough, Marbruk's construction came with controversy, but not from the people that would be expected. Wood Elves from urban settlements such as Woodhearth, or cities beyond Valenwood, opposed the decision, with many thinking their culture has been compromised so much already. Meanwhile, the Wood Elves of the Green Pact, who are against any foreign inquiries, were really fascinated with the city's construction, as it used imported wood and stone, rather than Valenwood's own flora. Marbruk prospered amidst the First Aldmeri Dominion.[2][3]

The Mages Guild in Marbruk had created a vault for the Aldmeri Dominion, which stores various artifacts and anomalies throughout Tamriel, such as the Crimson Nirnroot of Blackreach and the Ayleid Crown of Nenalata. One such artifact was the Staff of Magnus, a powerful stuff associated with Magnus, the Altmer God of Magic. After the death of Prince Naemon in Elden Root, Vicereeve Pelidil had stolen the Staff of Magnus and began leading the fragmented Veiled Heritance, with the intent of reviving Naemon and establishing him as the High King of Summerset. While the Shade of Naemon was awakened, Pelidil had died in a heated battle between the Dominion off the coast of the Seaside Sanctuary. The Shade of Naemon had taken the Staff of Magnus, with the intent of destroying the Heart of Valenwood in Hectahame. The Aldmeri Dominion rallied their forces at Marbruk, attempting to break the Heritance's hold at Driladan Pass beyond Marbruk's North Gate. In the end, Naemon was defeated and the Staff was secured.[4][5]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Marbruk Field (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 the span of 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 village of Marbruk Field in their quest to recover the pieces.[6]

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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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