"Weary traveler, thou art entering Sentinel, the guardian of Starfall Bay. Learn what it is to be survivors, for amongst enemies we stand alone..."
Description in Arena

Sentinel is the capital of Hammerfell, and is set on the southern coast of the Iliac Bay. It was built in the time of the first Redguard colonization of Hammerfell, to serve as a base for their battles against the Bretons, but has since been expanded. Its main street is a great market leading from the docks to the front gates. Sentinel is an exotic retreat for the nobility of Daggerfall and Wayrest, who delight in its exotic cooking, craftsmanship, and bizarre plays.[citation needed]

Geography and religionEdit

Sentinel is a province on the southern coast of Iliac Bay, and is the cultural and political capital of Hammerfell. Given its strategic location on the Iliac Bay, it is likely that Sentinel is primarily a merchant-based power for it is situated on rocky, infertile hills overlooking the bay. To the south are badlands that give way to the inhospitable Alik'r Desert beyond. To the east, Sentinel borders Ayasofya, and to the west, Sentinel borders Antiphyllos and Myrkwasa. Its principal street is a vast marketplace stretching from the harbor all the way to the badlands gate. Sentinel Palace is one of the oldest and largest Redguard architectural monument, quickly built during the Ra Gada firestorm to protect the northern borders from the Bretons of High Rock and has been added to countless times.[citation needed]

The main god that is worshipped in Sentinel is one of the Nine Divines, Arkay.[citation needed]

Other featuresEdit

Sentinel is also known for the School of Julianos, which is located here.[1]


The military force of Sentinel is the Order of the Candle. They replaced the defunct Knights of the Moon as the official warriors and protectors of the Kingdom of Sentinel. Lord Vhosek of the Moon and Lord K'avar are the commanders and the knights follow their orders implicitly and without question. In Sentinel, no order, guild, or organization is treated with more respect than the Knights of the Order of the Candle.


Early yearsEdit

Before the Redguards came to Tamriel from the doomed continent of Yokuda, the local Elves, and Breton established an outpost to protect citizens in the area from Orsimer and other dangerous of the deserts.[2]

Soon after the Ra Gada reached what became the great city of Hegathe, Grandee Yaghoub and his warrior-sailors sailed around Cape Shira, to be the first Ra Gada to discover the Iliac Bay. As they sailed "towards The Steed at dawning of the seventeenth of Second Seed," a watchman spotted a desirable harborage that Yaghoub would later build the city of Sentinel, which was named after the watchman, or otherwise known as the Sentinel.[3]

Eventually, they took control of local ports with ease. Yaghoub had locals become either masons or servants for his new palace, the Samaruik, or the Sentinel Palace as it's known now.[3] After the Crowns followed the Forebears into Hammerfell, they considered Sentinel a worthy seat for their group, and the Na-Totambu settled there as well. Despite this, Sentinel has always been a Forebears stronghold.

Second EraEdit

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Sentinel and various other surrounding nations have lived in infamy for having underground Necromancy.[4] During the Alliance War, the city of Sentinel has been under the rule of King Fahara'jad and during this time, the entire Alik'r region had to deal with a threat of an undead army. The Withered Hand is a necromancy group that has terrorized the region. After dealing with conflict in Rivenspire, the Vestige arrived in Sentinel to find the docks overrun with Ra-Netu. The Withered Hand had also tried to penetrate the Impervious Vault to retrieve the Ansei Wards. The Vestige along with the Ash'abah defeated the Withered Hand cultists throughout the region at Tu'whacca's Throne, Lainlyn, and the Motalion Necropolis. They also retrieved the Ansei Wards and defeated the Lich Suturah.

During the Interregnum, Hammerfell went back to the Na-Totambu hereditary monarchy. The High King of Hammerfell moved his throne from Hegathe to Sentinel. By then, Sentinel mastered trade throughout the Iliac Bay. After the death of High King Thassad II, the Forebears retook the city by a coup d'état. The Crown Prince A'Tor sailed to Sentinel to avenge his father resulting in one of Tamriel's most bloodiest massacre.[5]

Third EraEdit

Sentinel (Arena)

Sentinel circa 3E 399

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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.

Main article: Sentinel (Daggerfall)

Despite losing the War of Betony, Sentinel still flourished. It was known to be the place to retrieve a quick pay or find a bit of adventure. At one point, an unsuccessful assassination was made at Queen Akorithi's life. It was said that this was because of jealousy in the Daggerfall court, although this was never proven.[6]

The Agent received a letter from Queen Akorithi where she tasks the agent in finding a painting in the dungeons of Wayrest. Eventually, the agent retrieved the painting and received his reward. The Agent also received a letter from Prince Lhotun who needed assistance in finding his brother. They eventually discovered that Lhotun's brother had died.

The Agent ventured to Scourg Barrow to meet the King of Worms, Mannimarco. He tasks the Agent into going to Sentinel and defeat Liches in the dungeons below.

Fourth EraEdit

In 4E 173, the Crown City of Hegathe was besieged by the seemingly unstoppable Aldmeri Dominion. The Forebears from Sentinel came to their aid and broke the siege. This led to the reconciliation of the two factions.[7]

Royal familyEdit

Sentinel was ruled by King Camaron and Queen Akorithi. They had four children, and Arthago was the firstborn. Unfortunately, he had poor health, so the King decided to remove him. The official records said that the Underking took him.[8] The fate of Arthago was finally revealed by Uriel Septim VII's agent[9], in his mission to soothe the spirit of King Lysandus of Daggerfall. Princess Aubk'i is the second child of King Camaron and Queen Akorithi, Prince Greklith and Prince Lhotun follow.

Sentinel is currently ruled by King Lhotun, and is one of the more powerful political forces in the bay region. King Lhotun dispatched many knights to hunt down the assassins that killed Arthago years before on his parent's orders.


  • The citizens of Sentinel celebrate Koomu Alezer'i on the 17th of Second Seed and the 11th of Last Seed. The holiday is considered to be a harvest thanksgiving.[3][10]



  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game, Sentinel's team was known as the Deathbringers.[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. Go Blades