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"Shornhelm, Keeper of the Crypt of Hearts, welcomes all who find our walls upon their journey. May good fortune smile upon thee."
Description in Arena

Shornhelm otherwise known as Sharnhelm is a city in north central High Rock. The city is known to be the keeper of the Crypt of Hearts.

  • Shornhelm circa 2E 582
  • Shornhelm circa 3E 399


Shornhelm is built on the base of the Rivenspire mountains. Shornhelm has three gates on the eastern, southern, and western sides of the city. The city is divided in half. The bottom half is where the guilds, inn, residents, and merchants are located. The top half is where nobility and the castle are located.


First EraEdit

The City of Shornhelm was occupied by House Dorell in the 24th Century of the first era.[1]

Second EraEdit

Main article: Shornhelm (Online)

Shornhelm was ruled by King Hurlbert from 2E 522 to 2E 546 along with the North. During his lifetime, he was apart of House Branquette and married Countess Iphilia of House Montclair. When he died, Prince Phylgeon (his legitimate son) took up the throne at age of fourteen, championed by House Montclair. However, House Branquette and House Tamrith supported his older step-brother Prince Ranser, who was born out of wedlock form a poor Tamrith cousin.[2]

Advisers of Phylgeon were contended that the legitimate son was the proper heir to the throne. King Phylgeon then proclaimed that "Howse Mount Clayre" was the royal house of Sharnhelm. When the Council of the North gathered to discuss the current situation, Ranser brought in a long lost Direnni decree that named House Branquette their "Breton Royal Delegates".[2]

Sometime later Ranser became king of Shornhelm. After problems with High King Emeric, King Ranser's War had begun with the help of House Dorell, Montclair, and Tamrith on Ranser's side. Eventually the houses decided to leave the army knowing it's demise. Ranser's last effort was at a tor east of Shornhelm. Ranser was defeated and killed by one of his own generals at what was now known as Traitor's Tor.[2]

In 2E 541, after the defeat of Durcorach the Black Drake and his horde of Reachman. Shornhelm, Daggerfall, Camlorn, Evermore, and Wayrest formed the very first Daggerfall Covenant.[3]

House Montclair has annexed part of the city leaving Shornhelm divided. The Vestige visits the town when a Covenant informant told them to go to the city. They've ventured into the Fevered Mews and dealt with the threat.

Third EraEdit

Main article: Shornhelm (Arena)

In 3E 277, the kingdom of Shornhelm was offered to Andorak Lariat in order to drop his claim to the Imperial Throne. The Lariat family has been said to rule the kingdom from that point on.[4]

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, Shornhelm's team was known as the War Mages.[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

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