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Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province Elsweyr
Region Anequina
Appears in Arena

Orcrest is a city in Anequina in northern Elsweyr.


In 2E 309, the Orcrest Honor Guard attended the marriage of King Keirgo and Queen Eshita.[1] Orcrest was plagued by a strain of the Knahaten Flu that had spread from the city of Senchal in 2E 560,[2][3] and endured until at least 2E 565.[4] The Legion of the West Weald, led by General Lavinia Axius, subsequently conquered and annexed Orcrest for the Empire of Cyrodiil; a Khajiiti campaign to retake the city was repelled.[5]

The city was later retaken by the Elsweyr Confederacy, but was reconquered by the Cyrodilic Empire by 2E 896.[6] Cherim, a celebrated tapestry-maker, possessed a villa in Orcrest at the end of the Third Era.[7] During the Imperial Simulacrum, the city was ruled by King Amtaba and rivaled Riverhold.[8] Orcrest remained part of the Empire of Tamriel until the coup of 4E 115, after which the city became part of the Kingdom of Anequina, a client state of the Third Aldmeri Dominion.[9]


  • Arena was originally conceived as a fighting game featuring a tournament that took the player to each of Tamriel's cities to challenge different gladiatorial teams. According to a file from that stage of development left behind in the final game, Orcrest's gladiatorial team would have been called "the Silent Ones".[UOL 1]


  1. ^ Description of the White Lion collectible in ESO
  2. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr ConfederacyImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  3. ^ The Eagle and the CatLord Gharesh-ri, Speaker for the Mane
  4. ^ Shazah's dialogue in ESO
  5. ^ Khali's dialogue in ESO
  6. ^ Brief History of the Empire v 1Stronach k'Thojj III
  7. ^ Cherim's Heart of AnequinaLivillus Perus, Professor at the Imperial University
  8. ^ Events of Arena
  9. ^ The Great War — Legate Justianus Quintius

Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ Original TES: Arena texts at the Imperial Library