Anticlere or Reich Gradkeep[1] is a major city located on the southern shores of High Rock in the Greater Bretony region. The city is the ruling stronghold of the Anticlere Fiefdom in the Iliac Bay.



Anticlere is located on the southwestern shores of the Anticlere Fiefdom and is near the Shalgora County border. Anticlere is surrounded by vibrant rolling hills that are easily recognizable to anyone. It also has roads that lead to Daggerfall and Glenpoint.[2]


  • The city, along with the region, celebrate Appreciation Day on the 21st of Last Seed in honor of the regional diety, Mara, the Goddess of Love & Fertility.


First EraEdit

In 1E 1427, the city of Anticlere went to war with the Duchy of Sensford and defeated them at the Battle of Duncreigh Bridge. The people of Anticlere celebrate the victory by marching down the streets of Sensford every year and having an all out brawl with the locals, even when their Knightly Orders start a brief war with each other. The battle was proven to be pointless because both settlements brag about their antique lineages.[3]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Reich Gradkeep (Arena)

In 3E 266, the Camoran Usurper had already past Hammerfell and had taken cities such as Arenthia and Rihad. At this time, the Lord of Reich Gradkeep was deathly ill and died at the end of the year. Gradkeep was eventually captured by the Usurper and had substantial control in the Iliac Bay. That was put to an end when the combined forces of Dwynnen, Kambria, Phrygias, and Ykalon defeated the Usurper at the Battle of Firewaves.[4]

During the Imperial Simulacrum in 3E 399, the Reich Gradkeep township existed in High Rock in between the towns of Daggerfall and Glenpoint. At one point, the Eternal Champion had visited the city in their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos to defeat Jagar Tharn in the Imperial Palace.[5]

Main article: Anticlere (City)

In 3E 403, the War of Betony had been raging over the Iliac Bay for a year between the Kingdom of Daggerfall and Sentinel. Lord Graddock of Reich Gradkeep was neutral in the exchange and hosted a meeting between King Lysandus and King Camaron to end the war for Betony. Lysandus orchestrated the meeting because of visions of his mother, Nulfaga about his impending death relating to the war and used Graddock to become the facilitator of the treaty. Camaron was civil in the beginning and was willing to end the conflict to keep the Iliac safe. But the Daggerfall scribes wrote the agreement in a way different than what Camaron agreed with earlier. Camaron ordered his troops to attack Reich Gradkeep and started the Riot in Reich Gradkeep.[1][6]

The battle continued into the Cryngaine Field. Nulfaga utilized her dragon, Skakmat to shroud the Fields with thick mist to further prevent Lysandus' death. However, this proved to be futile as Lord Woodborne of Wayrest assassinated Lysandus with an arrow. Because of Lysandus' death, his son, Gothryd was crowned King of Daggerfall during the battle and marched into the fight to face King Camaron in combat. The two fight vigorously until Gothryd slew Camaron. The Sentinel troops retreated, and Daggerfall had one. Lord Graddock was killed during the Riots and had no heir to the throne other than a sick infant that was bound to die. Without anyone to take over, the Count of Reich Gradkeep elected Auberon Flyte and his wife, Doryanna Flyte as the new Lord and Lady of Gradkeep. The Court and the new lord agreed to rename Reich Gradkeep to Anticlere in honor of Flyte & Graddock's ancestral family.[1][6][7]

During the Warp in the West, Anticlere was the capital of the Anticlere Fiefdom, and it was independent among the 23 other kingdoms of the Iliac Bay. Lord Auberon Flyte and Lady Doryanna Flyte ruled Anticlere, but Auberon had a very declining health from the Guedoilic Plague, a disease coming from Black Marsh. Because of this, Auberon was unable to rule effectively, so Doryanna took over as the head of power. Sometime later, Anticlere was annexed into the Daggerfall Kingdom.[8][OOG 1]

By GameEdit



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. Daggerfall: A Narrative