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"The offshore island of Wasten Coraldale—or Coridale, as the fisher folk call it—contains a wild honeycomb of tunnels and fertile grottos where sea creatures of all sorts spawn and thrive. It's heavily fished for that reason, despite its many dangers."
―Description in Online[src]

Wasten Coridale or Wasten Coraldale is an island settlement located off the coast of the Isle of Summerset, being one of the fourteen main islands of the Summerset Archipelago. Wasten Coridale is well-known for the Hanging Gardens, with beautiful and fertile grottos. Many fishermen come here for exotic findings.

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DescriptionEdit

GeographyEdit

Wasten Coridale is situated off the coast of the Isle of Summerset, specifically off of Alinor, the capital of the province. For the longest time, Wasten Coridale was uninhabited, teeming with all sorts of animals and a honeycomb-esque cave system throughout the island. There are two islands that makeup Wasten Coridale. The northern one is the smallest and is the least explored, with only a port adjacent to the southern island. The southern island is the largest and has ruins dotting the area. There is a path going from the south-central beach to an opening in the western coast. Because of Wasten Coridale's location, it is targeted by Sea Serpents and the Maormer. Wasten Coridale is known for its Hanging Gardens, which is located in the center of the Coridale township. The gardens are riddled with Elden fountains and ancient chains, with representations of the Earth-Bones and their transient rules.[1]

TraditionsEdit

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  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate the South Wind's Prayer on the 15th of Morning Star. It is a day to pray to the Gods for a bountiful harvest, and it is for citizens who cannot afford to heal from the local temple to get healed from an ailment.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate Heart's Day on the 16th of Sun's Dawn. It is in honor of a legend passed down from generation to generation about a couple named Polydor and Eloisa. Every Inn in Tamriel become free for visitors arriving into town.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate the First Planting on the 7th of First Seed. It is the day that begins the harvest, where neighbors reconcile their difference, bad habits are dropped, and the clerics heal people for free.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate the Second Planting on the 7th of Second Seed. The holiday is ideally the same holiday as First Planting, to improve one’s soul, and to improve relationships with others.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate the Mid Year Celebration on the 16th of Mid Year. A day to distract everyone from the increased taxes. It is a day celebrating the halfway mark of the year, where many warriors feel blessed and venture to dungeons they normally cannot defeat.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate Sun's Rest on the 20th of Sun's Height. It is a day when the workers of Tamriel take a day to relax, businesses across town are closed in observance of this day. Some people have to have to leave the province to actually buy something.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate Harvest's End on the 27th of Last Seed. It is the final day of the harvest, and it is where the people eat the crops they have grown since the First Planting. Travelers are given the option to join a farmer’s family for a feast.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate Tales and Tallows on the 3rd of Hearthfire. It is the day of superstition where the elderly do not speak for an entire day, in fear of evil spirits entering their body. The Mages of Tamriel favor this day since it is a day to study the oldest forms of magic.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate the Witches' Festival on the 13th of Frostfall. A day where the creepy ghouls and creatures of the night gather to terrorize the denizens of Tamriel. Many have not dared to wander the streets at night, in fear of being nabbed by a creature.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate the Warriors Festival on the 20th of Sun's Dusk. It is a day where many warriors gather to practice their fighting prowess. Travelers buy weapons in stores since their price's drop by half. Young children foolishly buy weapons, only to stab themselves by mistake.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate the North Wind's Prayer on the 15th of Evening Star. It serves as a thanksgiving to the Gods for the year's harvest. It is a day when the local temples heal and bless anyone for a lower price.[OOG 1]
  • The High Elves of Wasten Coridale celebrate the Old Life Festival on the 31st of Evening Star. It is a day of rest, where many leave the events of the passing year behind and to reflect their past. They rest for the New Life Festival.[OOG 1]
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HistoryEdit

Second EraEdit

Main article: Wasten Coraldale (Online)

During the Interregnum in 2E 583, the island of Wasten Coraldale was taken control by the Storm Sharks, a powerful militia consisting of the Maormer. The Storm Sharks had utilized the beaches of Wasten Coraldale as their staging grounds for a potential invasion of the Summerset Isles. They had already set sail for areas such as Sunhold. At around this time, an angler fleet had landed on the island, fishing as most would on Wasten Coraldale. The leader of the fleet, Curtaros had wandered off to an isolated beach, resting while the Maormer, under the control of Stormsinger Farya had attacked his angler fleet. Meanwhile, on the mainland, Curtaros' daughter, Hiranesse had become worried, prompting her to send a traveler to help find her father. The two were eventually able to inflict massive damage to one of their ships and escaping with the remaining survivors of the angler fleet. At around this time, the Augur of the Obscure had been lost on the island, to which it was recovered by the Psijic Order.[3][4][5]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Wasten Coridale (Arena)

During the Imperial Simulacrum from 3E 389 to 3E 399, Emperor Uriel Septim VII was imprisoned along with Talin Warhaft in the Deadlands by Jagar Tharn. Tharn planned for months to capture the throne, and he was able to achieve so in the span of ten years. Tharn had a powerful weapon called the Staff of Chaos, and he split it into nine pieces and scattered them across Tamriel, the staff was the only thing keeping Uriel Septim and Warhaft in Oblivion. A warrior escaped his clutches and traveled all corners of Tamriel to retrieve the missing pieces. The hero was known as the Eternal Champion, and he assembled the staff and defeated Jagar Tharn at the Imperial Palace. The Eternal Champion had at one point visited the town of Wasten Coridale in their quest to recover the pieces.[6]

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References

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.
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