In the mid-First Era, Verkarth was ruled by King Styriche, a vampire who commanded an army of werewolves and other vampires known as the Gray Host. Styriche was deposed by Alessian legions under Empress Hestra in 1E 1029, forcing him and the Gray Host to flee westward into High Rock, where they were halted and routed by the Bangkorai Garrison. During the Imperial Simulacrum in the late Third Empire, the village of Verkarth City was an active settlement, being ruled by Lady Chez-si. It had a rivalry with Thorstad Place.
- Verkarth City is spelled "Verkath City" on the map of West Tamriel, but this is likely a misspelling.