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Not to be confused with Southpoint.
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"Though the shores here do not form an ideal harbor, Yric Flowdys knew the deep waters approaching them could easily accommodate large vessels, and that the location along the trade route made for a perfect way station where traders could resupply, make repairs, or shelter through storms. He constructed the first docks at Northpoint, the best anchorage, and named the port after it."
Chancellor Regina Troivois[src]

Northpoint or North Point is one of the eight major kingdoms in the province of High Rock, being situated on the northern coast of the region of Rivenspire. Northpoint is the ancestral home of House Dorell, one of the three major houses of Rivenspire. The Dorell are experts in trading and maritime endeavors.

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DescriptionEdit

GeographyEdit

Northpoint is situated on the north-centralmost point of the province of High Rock, specifically in the Boralis coast of Rivenspire. Northpoint is situated on the summit of Dore Elard, a steady mountain overlooking the Sea of Ghosts. Underneath Dore Elard is the Smuggler's Tunnel, a large cove used by Pirates and other sorts of buccaneers. The outskirts of Northpoint is the Dorell Farm, which is owned by the same family of the Kingdom. Along the coast is Northsalt Village, which serves as a minor village and the city's harbor. There is a vast beach that surrounds Dore Elard and hills are found to the south. Northpoint is a walled-off city with a lighthouse jutting out towards the Sea. It has a fairly simple layout, with two entrances to the west and south. The main street goes straight from the south gate to the lighthouse, in the middle is the town square as well as the Dorell Manor. Deriving from there to the west will lead to the western gate. The Sloshing Tankard is the local inn, on the crossing between the north and west. Near the gates is a path that leads to each other, here are some homes and local businesses.

TraditionsEdit

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  • The Bretons of Northpoint celebrate the New Life Festival on the 1st of Morning Star. It is a day of celebration where the drinks are free and people party in the streets all day. It truly is, a day of merriment.[OOG 1]
  • The Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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 Bretons of Northpoint 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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  • The Bretons of High Rock villages celebrate Scour Day on the 2nd of Morning Star, serving as a second party after the New Life Festival, even though this day is when everyone cleans up after the initial celebration.
  • The Bretons of High Rock celebrate Flower Day on the 25th of First Seed, where the Children would pick new flowers from the spring while older Bretons would come out from home and dance the night away.

HistoryEdit

First EraEdit

Founding of Northpoint; Yric Flowdys' EndeavorEdit

The city-state of Northpoint was founded by a Breton entrepreneur named Yric Flowdys, who made the summer route between the city-states of Daggerfall and Solitude. Flowdys had discovered Northpoint in the 9th Century of the first era, noticing the deep waters on the shores. Though it was not ideal for a harbor, it was capable of holding larger ships, and it was a perfect waypoint between two distant yet prevalent Kingdoms. It was there, Flowdys created Northpoint, to which it became an anchorage of the northernmost point of High Rock. After building the docks, Flowdys took to the hills of Dore Elard, where he built several warehouses and a small walled-off keep, near the port. As time went on, the settlement had grown in popularity, establishing Northpoint's hold in the land.[2]

Founding of Northpoint; The Great House DorellEdit

Realizing the growing success of Northpoint, Yric Flowdys had adopted the name of Dore Elard, taking it as his family name, beginning the career of the Great House Dorell. Throughout the generations, the Bretons of House Dorell had continued in their maritime endeavors, as well as, establishing trade to their neighbors. They would then decided to expand on the mainland, in the Boralis Grasslands by leasing farmland and forming new sources of income. Northpoint had grown to the status of a city-state, and the ports would become the village of Northsalt. Northpoint had brought great prosperity to High Rock and the Sea of Ghosts, so much when in 1E 1029, Northpoint was named a Barony under the reign of Empress Hestra of the Alessian Empire. On the 24th century of the first era, the Great House Dorell had become one of the three great houses of Rivenspire, becoming the monarchs of Shornhelm. Northpoint was the second-largest settlement in Rivenspire.[2]

Second EraEdit

Main article: Northpoint (Online)

The Modern House Dorell in RivenspireEdit

During the Interregnum in 2E 582, the city-state of Northpoint was ruled by Lord Ellic Dorell, the son of Baron Alard Dorell, patriarch of the Great House Dorell. Ellic Dorell manages the House's holdings in Northpoint, as Alard was in Shornhelm with the Council of the North, where he maintains the Dorell Mansion in Shornhelm. Alard Dorell hopes to assume the rule as King of Rivenspire, but only time will tell. Northpoint and House Dorell had established a connection with the Nords of Solitude in West Skyrim. But around this time, Wylon Montclair had waged civil war with the Daggerfall Covenant and Emeric of Cumberland, continuing from where King Ranser had left off from King Ranser's War. Alard Dorell and Eselde Tamrith were able to retake Upper Shornhelm, but the conflict had grown to such severe rates. At this point, Ellic Dorell had begun acquainted with Lleraya Montclair, which ultimately proved both Ellic and Northpoint's downfall.[2]

Lleraya's control over Northpoint; Ellic's FollyEdit

With the death of Reezal-Jul, the Daggerfall Covenant had advanced to the north, towards Northpoint, which was taken control by Lleraya Montclair. Lleraya had possessed Ellic and imprisoned him in Dorell Manor, while Bloodfiends were roaming the streets of the city. An Agent of the Covenant had infiltrated the walled-off city through the Smuggler's Tunnel and the Northpoint Lighthouse. Using that path, the Covenant's Assault team had invaded the city, defeating the dead in the streets. The Agent was able to enter Dorell Manor, confronting Lleraya Montclair and the possessed Ellic Dorell. In the end, the spell was broken, and Lleraya was defeated. For letting the city fall into enemy hands, Alard Dorell had demoted his son's position as the leader. With Northpoint reclaimed, the Covenant had advanced deep into the Boralis coast, where they established a staging ground towards the summit of the Doomcrag, where Wylon Montclair was hold up in.[3][4]

Third EraEdit

Main article: North Point (Arena)

Northpoint during the Imperial SimulacrumEdit

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 in their quest to recover the pieces. The city of North Point was under the rule of Queen Elana.[5]

The Northpoint & Evermore SituationEdit

During the waning years of the third era, the Kingdoms of Northpoint, Evermore, and Camlorn were waging war with each other, albeit they were minor skirmishes that have yet to explode into fully-fledged conflict. With the Warp in the West in 3E 417, both Northpoint and Evermore took advantage of the event, by absorbing minor nations amidst the conflicts. It was enough that they would not interfere with the Warp in the Iliac Bay or the War of Bend'r-Mahk in the Western Reach. As of 3E 432, both Kingdoms have grown quiet, waiting for their chance all the way into the fourth era. As of now, there is no information regarding their conflict. Because of Camlorn's allegiance with Daggerfall, it is likely that both Northpoint and Evermore were enemies of the western alliance of the Iliac Bay.[6]

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In an earlier stage of development, Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, where each city had their own gladiatorial team. Northpoint's team was known as the Slayers.[OOG 3]

AppearancesEdit

References

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. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Holidays in Arena
  2. Stolen Items in High Rock
  3. Go Blades!