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Whiterun Skyrim
General information



Jeek of the River
Five Hundred Companions

Location information

Whiterun Hold, Skyrim

  • Plains
  • Tundra
  • Rivers
  • Mountains
  • Forests
Points of interest

Temple of Kynareth


Merethic Era through Fourth Era


Five Hundred Companions
Mede Dynasty
Imperial Legion

Whiterun is a large city located in central Skyrim near the White River. The Glidergreen Tree grows in the center of town.

  • Whiterun circa 4E 201
  • Whiterun circa 3E 399
  • Whiterun Insignia


Whiterun is was built around the abandoned Skyforge along with the Jorrvaskr, which became the headquarters of the Companions. The city is divided into three districts with unique distinctions. The Plains District is where the marketplace, inn, and forge are located. The Wind District is where also the Residential District in Whiterun. The Cloud District is where the fortress, Dragonscreach is located. There is only one entrance in Whiterun and that's in the eastern section in the plains district.


Merethic EraEdit

After the death of Ysgramor, Jeek of the River built the Jorrvaskr Mead Hall near the Skyforge which inadvertently founded the city of Whiterun[1].

First EraEdit

During Jarl Olaf One-Eye's rule, he built Dragonsreach to hold the dragon Numinex.

Second EraEdit

During the youth of Queen Barenziah, she fled Darkmoor with an orphan stable named Straw to the city of Whiterun. The two of them then hitch a ride to the city of Riften[2].

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 the late third era, Jsashe the Witch-Queen ruled the kingdom and the local Witches Coven. She was a self-proclaimed priestess of Lorkhan.

Fourth EraEdit

During the Skyrim Civil War, the Last Dragonborn visited the city on behalf of Riverwood. The Dragonborn asked if the then Jarl Balgruuf the Greater could send guards to protect the town. Jarl Balgruuf asked the Dragonborn to speak with the court wizard who then tasked the Dragonborn to go to Bleak Falls Barrow to retrieve the Dragonstone. Later, the Dragonborn was issued to investigate a dragon attack at the Western Watchtower. It was there that the Dragonborn found that they were Dragonborn. Much time later, the Dragonborn returns to Whiterun seeking the Jarl Balgruuf's help again. This time, they want to use Dragonsreach as a means to capture a dragon who can help them find Alduin. After capturing Odahviing, the Dragonborn went to Skuldafn to finally kill Alduin.

Whiterun remains neutral in the Skyrim Civil War, however it does garner support from the Imperial Legion.


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