Oldgate or Old Gate is a fortified gate located in between the region of Stormhaven and Rivenspire, more so on the latter's side. Oldgate is the home of the Oldgate Lancers, one of the most proficient militias in the province of High Rock.
Oldgate is located on the southernmost edge of Rivenspire, as it safeguards the region from the region of Stormhaven and vice versa. Oldgate is exactly what it is called, it is a fortified gate with twin towers on each side of the gate. The courtyard is rather large, befitting for the merchants stationed in the area. The highest floor has areas of rest where the soldiers have established a cooking fire.
The Bretons of Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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 Old Gate 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.
The Oldgate fortress has always been under the occupation of the Kingdom of Shornhelm, and generally the Kingdom of Rivenspire. When King Ranser of Shornhelm rebelled against High King Emeric, Oldgate and the Oldgate Lancers fought alongside the Rivenspire Houses and King Ranser. The Oldgate Lancers were present at the Siege of Wayrest and attacked the House Cumberland Guard. Unfortunately, the Siege did not end in Ranser's favor and he was forced into Rivenspire and Markwasten Moor, where he would ultimately be defeated by the Daggerfall Covenant. Oldgate may have been a line of defense after the Siege of Wayrest, but based on events later, Oldgate did not hold the Covenant back.
During the Imperial Simulacrum from 3E 389 to 3E 399, EmperorUriel 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 town of Old Gate in their quest to recover the pieces.