"The port city of Taneth welcomes thee unto its soil. We bid thee, be not fearful of this world, but stand forward tall and proud..."
―Description in Arena[src]

Taneth is a city located along the Hammerfell coastline in the Abecean Sea. It is also the home of the famed author Lady Cinnabar. The city has been traditionally a Forebears city.[1]

By gameEdit


Second EraEdit

In his youth, King Fahara'jad married Za-Rihaf the flower of Taneth. In the marriage, she bore three sons including Prince Azah of Antiphyllos. She died after the third child was born.[2]

Prior to the Alliance War, the Thieves Guild of Hammerfell pulled off a failed heist at the al-Danobia Tomb nearby.[3] The Iron Wheel was a group of mercenaries that served the city of Taneth.[OOG 1]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Taneth (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.

In 3E 253, the Camoran Usurper defeated the cities of Taneth and Rihad at the Battle of Dragontooth. Local villages in the area were obliterated with little to no survivors.[4]

Fourth EraEdit

When Hammerfell was fighting against the Aldmeri Dominion in the beginning of the fourth era, the city of Taneth fell to the Dominion after supposedly being betrayed from within. The Alik'r were hired to find the traitor who apparently fled to Whiterun.[5]


  • When Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, Taneth's team was known as the War Eagles.[OOG 2]



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. Meet the Character - Chief Inspector Rhanbiq
  2. Go Blades