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"Welcome to Torval, home of the finest southern wines. Be wary of our market, for those who have crossed the merchants' path have been in dire straits indeed..."
Description in Arena

Torval is the capital city of Elsweyr and home of the spiritual leader, the Mane.[2]


The Mane and his tribe living in lavish palaces built from massive timber from Valenwood oak.[3] Sugarcane gardens surround the mane's palace where the mane can be found meditating atop his palanquin which is held by Cathay-raht servants.[2]


First EraEdit

In the early first era, Elsweyr was divided into sixteen independent realms. Dominance within the regions was determined by the phases of the moons. When the moons are at Quadrature. Torval is considered dominant among realms.[4]

Second EraEdit

Torval was affected by the Knahaten Flu along with the rest of Elsweyr.[5]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Torval (Arena)

Pelagius Septim III was sent to the asylum at Torval and lived there until his inevitable demise in 3E 153.[6]

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.

The Five Year War began with a gruesome event known as the Slaughter of Torval. It was said that Bosmer soldiers invaded the city and began to commit mass genocide before being driven off by local jungle tribes.[3]

Ya'Tirrje has drug smuggling ring all around Elsweyr. In cities such as Torval, Corinthe, and Rimmen.[4]

During Potema Septim's lifetime, she was given money to quell a rebellion in Torval.[7].



  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game, Torval's team was known as the Firedrakes.[OOG 1]
  • Although it isn't proven, Torval could have been named after Topal the Pilot since he's also called Torval the Pilot.

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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