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"If you have never been to Riverhold, the marketplace is very crowded, much more than in comparably sized city states. People from the countryside flock to the marketplace daily in their wagons and carriages."

Riverhold is a city located along the Cyrodiil - Elsweyr border in the region of Anequina. The city is known to have a mass marketplace where people gather from all over the countryside.[1]



Riverhold is located along the northern edge of the province of Elsweyr. It's located in what can be considered the South Weald which encompasses the northernmost reaches of both Valenwood and Elsweyr. Nearby the city of Riverhold is a small market town called Sheeraln, which is three miles eastward.[2] The walls of the city were saffron, irregular, and not very tall. Inside the outer walls are towers colored in an array of colors including azure, cream, vermilion, chocolate, gold, and jet. The city can be described as once tired and exuberant.[2]




First EraEdit

During the Four Score War in 1E 2920, the Battle of Bodrum commenced on the 20th of First Seed near the border town of Bodrum. To the west was Emperor Reman Cyrodiil III of the Second Empire, Reman assembled armies from the cities of Riverhold, Lilmoth, and Farrun at Caer Suvio. At the time, Riverhold was ruled by Queen Naghea. During the battle, Naghea along with Storig of Farrun led the left flank while Warchief Ulaqth led the right flank. To the east was Lord Vivec of the Tribunal of Resdayn, with his army of Dunmer assembled at Ald Erfoud. In the end, Vivec won the battle for Morrowind by cuttung trees along the Pryai River.[4]

Second EraEdit

In 2E 582, Tamriel suffered on of it's most deadly diseases known as the Knahaten Flu. The Flu originated in Stormhold, Black Marsh and quickly exterminated many Black Marsh races including the Kothringi, and the Lilmothiit. Eventually, the flu reached the Cats of the South in Elsweyr. The disease was sighted in Senchal until it spread to the Alabaster docks and eventually the rest of Elsweyr including Riverhold. Many Khajiit died but some had found ways to slightly subdue the disease. Rathuni-la Dawnwhisker, a daughter of Azurah created a distilled sorghum-tea that weakened the more severe aspects of the flu, like a painkiller.[5]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Riverhold (Arena)

During the Imperial Simulacrum, the Eternal Champion had at one point visited the city in their quest for a piece of the Staff of Chaos.



  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game, Riverhold's team was known as the Axers.[OOG 1]
  • Riverhold is the closest city to the Imperial City and City Isle compared to other cities.[6]
    • This doesn't include the cities in Cyrodiil.

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. Go Blades

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