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Riften, referred to as Rifton in earlier records, is a city situated in the southeastern corner of The Rift, at the eastern end of Lake Honrich, with a good portion of the city actually spilling over the water atop large wooden piers. It is the southernmost and easternmost of all the cities in Skyrim. The city originally served as a trading hub for travelers both to and from Morrowind.
During the Alliance War, Riften was under Ebonheart Pact control. The Rift was under attack by the Worm Cult lead by Thallik Wormfather. Wormfather's plot was to use the legendary axe Wuuthrad to summon the giant Sinmur. The giant had caused heavy devastation on the city of Riften by obliterating their wall and farms. A worm cult plot was discovered with the city, however the Vestige uncovered the plot and help Riften recover from the attack.
In Queen Barenziah's youth, she and an orphan stable boy named Straw fled from Darkmoor to Whiterun to then hitch a ride to Riften. Straw met a Khajiit named Therris who planned on robbing the Imperial Commandmant's House. She warned the Commandmant, Symmachus. He then directed her to the Imperial City.
In 4E 201, Riften has garnered a new jarl in the form of Laila Law-Giver. Riften had allied with neighboring city, Windhelm to be apart of the Stormcloak Rebellion in the Skyrim Civil War. The city of Riften is notorious for housing the infamous Thieves Guild but at this time, the influence of the guild had diminished. Overtime, the guild has grown and it's influence reaches to all corners of Skyrim. Maven Black-Briar has a firm grip of Riften despite not being Jarl.
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