"The coastal City-State of Woodhearth is the departure point for those bound for Summurset Isle. The Wood Elves here are friendly and pleasant and seem to have strong ties to magic..."
―Description in Arena[src]

Woodhearth is a port city located along the western coastline of Valenwood. The city has architecture spanning multiple cultures due to its convenient location. It's the capital of Greenshade.[1]



Woodhearth has two entrance on the north and east sides of the city. The city has a large port on the west side of the city. The city's southern side is built on Imperial ruins with Bosmer tree homes built around it. The center of the district consists of Khajiit caravans and the merchants. The northern side of the city is built with Altmer architecture, that side of the city is where the guilds and craftsmen are located.


Early YearsEdit

With the establishment of the White-Gold Tower, cities including Ceyatatar and Woodhearth flourished due to the increase trade in what is now the heart of Cyrodiil.[2]

First EraEdit

After relenting warfare and a devastating plague from the island of Thras in 1E 2714, Valenwood fell to the Reman Empire. In an attempt to make sure that the Bosmer did not unite against their invaders, the Empire granted independence to each treethane of the Camoran Dynasty, including Woodhearth. At the end of the First Era, Woodhearth rose from being a local trading post to a full-fledged power in its own right.[3]

The Imperials in Woodhearth established the Imperial Underground, an underground sewer system underneath Woodhearth.[1]

An expelled Psijic Order Monk from Artaeum named Welleg visited the city of Woodhearth in 1E 2920.[4]

Second EraEdit

Main article: Woodhearth (Online)

Woodhearth along with other major settlements, rejected the idea that Marbruk should be built in the Greenshade region. Both Haven and Woodhearth were subjected by a Maormeri Invasion.[5]

During the Alliance War, the Thalmor had a good grip on the city of Woodhearth.[6]

A racist group of Altmer known as the Veiled Heritance have been sprouting around Greenshade when Vicereeve Pelidil stole the Staff of Magnus at the city of Marbruk. There is a Thalmor agent in Woodhearth that is suspected to be in the Veiled Heritance. Razum-dar, an agent of the Eyes of the Queen and the Vestige come up with the plan to disguise Razum-dar as Queen Ayrenn of the Aldmeri Dominion in order to bring out the spy to assassinate the Queen. After venturing the Imperial Underground in Woodhearth, the spy is revealed to be Asteril, an officer of the Thalmor. She escapes only to be killed by Pelidil. It is then revealed that, Vicereeve Pelidil is planning on taking over Valenwood by first capturing the Seaside Sanctuary and allying with the Maormer. The Vestige with the help of The Prowler, defeated the Maormeri Invasion and Vicereeve Pelidil at the Abecean Sea.[7]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Woodhearth (Arena)

During the Imperial Simulacrum, the Eternal Champion had at one point visited the city in their quest to find a piece of the Staff of Chaos.

An original copy of Dirith Yalmillhiad is said to be in the possession of a Bosmer.[8]

During the Five Year War in the Third Era, the armies of the Summerset Isles had surrounded Woodhearth where they were in the process of starving its citizens until they surrendered. The Bosmer's cannibalism made this a tiresome prospect.[8]



  • When Arena was going to be a Tournament based game, Woodhearth's team was known as the Nomads.[OOG 1]

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