"You enter the gates of Soulrest, leaving the sounds of the ocean and surf behind. Inside it seems as if a hush as fallen over the city, as if all inside are holding their breath in anticipation."
―Description in Arena[src]

Soulrest is a city located along the Black Marsh coastline on the Topal Bay.

By gameEdit


First EraEdit

In the late first era, the notorious bandit king Red Bramman was sighted along the Topal Bay including Soulrest. His raids eventually brought the attention of then Empress Hestra and her Imperial Navy. The Navy tracked Bramman down a river near Soulrest which was covered by a thicket of mangroves.[1]

During the Blackwater War in Rain's Hand 1E 2828, Legate Elissia Mallicius ordered a unit to burn a peat bog outside the city of Stormhold. The bog however, was connected to massive underground network spanning all over Black Marsh. There have been reports coming as far as Soulrest and Gideon.[2]

In 1E 2920, Soulrest was aiding the Reman Empire during the Four Score War. The Battlechief of Soulrest offended Emperor Reman Cyrodiil III by stepping on his foot.[3]

Third EraEdit

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.

In 3E 427, there was a tribal uprising within the city of Soulrest. The Expeditionary Force had to step in and take them down. As a result, local mines and plantations were destroyed.[4]



  • When Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, Soulrest's team was known as the Knightblades.[OOG 1]



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