During the Oblivion Crisis a company of Imperial Soldiers in southern Cyrodiil were recalled to defend the Imperial City. While the legionaries marched into the capital city, an Oblivion Gate spawned in the middle of the company. More than half of the soldiers died in the encounter, including their commander.[OOG 1] The entire company would have died if it weren't for an Imperial Captain named Tertius Ione. He managed to pull the survivors together and withdraw. Instead of withdrawing all the way back to the Imperial City, he mustered farmers and hunters from the countryside and Pell's Gate. He made of the peasant something more than they were. They returned to where to Daedra had spawned and they slaughtered all the Daedra they found. The soldiers had heard that a gate at Kvatch had been closed somehow by entering it. Captain Ione left half of his troops guarding the gate, and he entered the portal with the other half. Some weeks later, one of his men, a Bosmer named Fenton appeared half dead and mad, claiming that the rest of the soldiers had sacrificed themselves give Fenton the chance to close the portal.
The forces outside the gate had started building fortifications and simple buildings. After the gate was destroyed, the camp became a safe place, so a lot of people stayed and over time it became Ione town, which was named after Captain Ione.[OOG 1]
- An Elder Scrolls Novel: The Infernal City (Mentioned only)