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Altmer, Bosmer and Khajiit united.

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"I have no hatred for the races of Man, but they are young. Like all children, they are driven by emotion. They lack the wisdom that comes with age. I would sooner place an Altmer infant on the Ruby Throne than surrender Tamriel to their capricious whims. The Altmer, the Bosmer and the Khajiit share the common traits of intelligence, patience and reason. We do not seek riches or plunder. Domination is not our goal, nor is the acclamation of power for its own sake. Today we make our stand. Today we take back the Ruby Throne, which is ours by ancient right and the blessings of the Divines. Stand with us."
Ayrenn Arana Aldmeri[src]

The First Aldmeri Dominion, also known as simply the Aldmeri Dominion, is one of the three joinable alliances in The Elder Scrolls Online.

The starting location for this faction is the city of Vulkhel Guard in the province of the Summerset Isles, if none of the game's Chapters have been downloaded, or else the starting location will be the most recent Chapter's zone.


The Aldmeri Dominion was formed sometime between 2E 580 and 2E 582 by the Altmer (it can also be referred to as the 'brainchild' of Queen Ayrenn). They were afraid of the disaster that the younger races could bring to Nirn. After the news of the Imperial City being taken over by Molag Bal worshippers had reached Summerset Isle, the Altmer reached out to their old allies, neighboring races—Bosmer and Khajiit. As they had done many times before, they swore that with the combined forces of the three races, they shall prevent the disaster that was to come.[UL 1]

Convinced that the younger, less sophisticated races have dominated Tamriel too long, the Dominion seeks to right the course of history. The cultured and typically reclusive Altmer have emerged from their ancestral home of the Summerset Isles alongside the Bosmer of Valenwood and crafty Khajiit of Elsweyr to usher in a new era of peace and law.

The Dominion was formed in an attempt to take control of the Imperial City and restore Elven rule to Tamriel. It is said that the three allied races were the most intelligent, patient and rational in all of Tamriel. Members of the Aldmeri Dominion believe that the short-lived and young races of Men are unfit to rule, and that this role is meant by the Divines to be filled by the Aldmeri Dominion itself.[UL 1]

The Aldmeri Dominion stretches over the provinces of the Summerset Isles, Valenwood and Elsweyr. Its capital is Elden Root, hidden deep within the forests of the Bosmeri Valenwood. The faction is led by Queen Ayrenn.[UL 1]


The Aldmeri Dominion is led by the young Queen Ayrenn and governed by the Thalmor, a collection of Altmeri Canonreeves, Bosmeri Treethanes and Khajiit Chieftains. The Thalmor was devised by Ayrenn as a means of creating equal representation for the Aldmeri Dominion's three races. Ayrenn inherited the throne when the previous Altmer ruler, her father King Hidellith, passed away. She was, no doubt, one of the youngest leaders in the history of Mer. She was a mere 25 years old when she became Queen (7th of Frostfall, 2E 580). Despite her youth, Queen Ayrenn was said to have virtues rare among her kind. She was an honorable, intelligent, and stubborn leader. Before she took the role of a queen, she was said to have been an adventurer and had set foot in every province of Tamriel.[UL 1] The King Aeradan is the political leader of the Bosmer people, he along with The Silvenar and The Green Lady assist Queen Ayrenn in ruling Valenwood for the Dominion. Likewise the Mane is the ruler of Elsweyr and rules it in the name of the Dominion.




The High Elves, or Altmer, arrived in Tamriel thousands of years ago from Old Aldmeris. They see themselves as the ruling race of Tamriel. They are a highly cultured people, known for their breathtaking architecture and massive libraries of histories and creative works. They tend to be isolationists, largely remaining on Summerset Isle, and only emerging when they perceive a great threat to their homeland. They are powerful mages and warriors, and the de facto leaders of the Aldmeri Dominion.[UL 1]

The Aldmeri Dominion has adopted as its symbol the eagle sigil of the High Elves of Summerset. For the Altmer, the high-soaring eagle represents their ancestors the Aedra, who came from the heavens and were trapped in physical form by the creation of Nirn.[UL 2]



The Wood Elves, or Bosmer, are mischievous, curious and nimble. Because their homeland of Valenwood is often attacked by the Colovian Imperials, Wood Elves are experts at the art of defense. They are also gifted archers, perhaps the best in all of Tamriel.[UL 1]

The Bosmeri symbol represents the Green Pact with Y'ffre the Forest Deity.[UL 2]



The population of the proud feline Khajiit has dwindled in recent years following a devastating outbreak of Knahaten Flu. They owe a great debt to Ayrenn, Queen of the High Elves, for her help in restoring order from the chaos that followed the plague. They have a wry wit and a hedonistic outlook, but they are fearsome on the field of battle. They are the strong arm of the Aldmeri Dominion.[UL 1]

The Khajiit symbol depicts Nirn's two moons—Masser and Secunda—and the cat-folks' claws.[UL 2]


The questline of the Aldmeri Dominion is experienced in the zone story quests of each zone within Aldmeri Dominion territory. In chonological order, the zones of the Dominion storyline are Khenarthi's Roost, Auridon, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Malabal Tor and Reaper's March.

Show: Aldmeri Dominion

Show: Khenarthi's Roost
# Name Location Quest giver Reward
1 Storm on the Horizon Eagle's Strand
Shattered Shoals
Temple of the Mourning Springs
Captain Tremouille
To My Friend From the Beach
Gold Fleet's Beacon
2 Cast Adrift Shattered Shoals Sergeant Firion Broadhead Shield of the Trainee
2 Tears of the Two Moons Temple of the Mourning Springs Gathwen Mourning Bow
3 The Perils of Diplomacy Mistral Razum-dar Queen's Own Cuirass
4 The Tempest Unleashed Cat's Eye Quay
Zaeri Storm-Slave's Razor
5 To Auridon Cat's Eye Quay
Vulkhel Guard (Auridon)
Razum-dar N/A
Show: Auridon
# Name Location Quest giver Reward
1 All the Fuss Tanzelwil
Vulkhel Guard
Firtorel N/A
1 Missive to the Queen Skywatch
Vulkhel Guard
Genthel N/A
1 Ensuring Security Vulkhel Guard Watch Captain Astanya
Watchman Vinenoldil
Watchman Yannodil
Watchwoman Cirtelcare
Watchwoman Mandalime
2 A Hostile Situation Vulkhel Guard Watchman Heldil Queensguard Greaves
3 To Tanzelwil Vulkhel Guard
Queen Ayrenn N/A
3 In the Name of the Queen Tanzelwil Captain Henyon
Prince Naemon
Sergeant Farya
Sergeant Irinwen
4 Rites of the Queen Tanzelwil Queen Ayrenn Eaglebanner Longbow
Skill point
5 To Mathiisen Mathiisen Battlereeve Urcelmo
Queen Ayrenn
5 Putting the Pieces Together Mathiisen Razum-dar N/A
6 The Unveiling Mathiisen Razum-dar Queen's Eye Leathers
7 To Skywatch Mathiisen
Razum-dar N/A
7 Back to Skywatch Skywatch Curime N/A
8 Lifting the Veil Errinorne Isle
Captain Tendil
Royal Bodyguard
9 Wearing the Veil Errinorne Isle Palomir N/A
10 The Veil Falls The Veiled Keep Alandare Queensguard Chestplate
11 To Dawnbreak Dawnbreak
Queen Ayrenn N/A
11 Through the Ashes Abandoned Mine
Captain Landare
12 To Firsthold Firsthold Captain Landare N/A
12 Breaking the Barrier Firsthold Curime
13 Sever All Ties Firsthold
The Refuge of Dread
Razum-dar Estre's Dreadstaff
Skill point
Show: Grahtwood
# Name Location Quest giver Reward
1 The Great Tree Elden Root
Vulkhel Guard
Queen Ayrenn King Camoran's Boon
2 Unsafe Haven Fisherman's Isle
The Aquifer
Captain Jimila
Lieutenant Kazargi
Jackdaw's Galoshes
3 Trouble at the Tree Elden Root
Meninel N/A
4 The Honor of the Queen Elden Root
The Middens
Ear of the Queen
5 Fit to Rule Falinesti Winter Site
Reliquary of Stars
Prince Naemon N/A
6 The Grip of Madness Cathedral of the Golden Path
Captain Elonthor
Soldier Garion
Sheogorath's Choice
Skill point
7 Lost in Study Reliquary of Stars Nondor Reliquarian's Robes
8 Heart of the Matter Reliquary of Stars Laranalda Ukaezai's Scalpel
Skill point
9 A Lasting Winter Falinesti Winter Site Githiril Jade General's Helm
10 The Orrery of Elden Root The Orrery Meleras Rajhin's Diminished Mantle
Show: Greenshade
# Name Location Quest giver Reward
1 The Staff of Magnus Elden Root
Queen Ayrenn
2 Frighten the Fearsome Bramblebreach
Camp Gushnukbur
3 Aid for Bramblebreach Bramblebreach Hollow Guardian N/A
3 Audience with the Wilderking Bramblebreach Treethane Niriel Robes of the Wilder
4 The Spinner's Tale Spinner's Cottage Wilderking N/A
5 The Witch of Silatar Silatar Spinner Maruin Earth-Shaker Staff
6 Throne of the Wilderking Greenheart Hollow Guardian
Spinner Maruin
Skill point
7 Woodhearth Woodhearth Aranias (Wilderqueen) N/A
8 Veil of Illusion Imperial Underground
Yanaril N/A
9 Double Jeopardy Imperial Underground
Treethane Fariel Woodhearth Breastplate
10 Before the Storm Seaside Sanctuary
Serpent's Grotto
Treethane Fariel N/A
11 A Storm Upon the Shore Seaside Sanctuary Major Cirenwe Triumphant Spaulders
12 Pelidil's End Abecean Sea
Seaside Sanctuary
Captain Jimila Sargasso's Curse
13 Report to Marbruk Marbruk Major Cirenwe N/A
14 Naemon's Return Driladan Pass Captain Sarandil N/A
15 Breaking the Ward Dread Vullain
Driladan Pass
Verrant Morass
Dinwenel N/A
15 Retaking the Pass Driladan Pass
Old Merchant Caves
Bodring Vinedusk Staff
16 Shades of Green Dread Vullain
Driladan Pass
Verrant Morass
17 The Blight of the Bosmer Verrant Morass Indaenir Gauntlets of the Forest Protector
18 Right of Theft Dread Vullian
Nereid Temple Cave
Nara General Malgoth's War Harness
19 Striking at the Heart Hectahame
Queen Ayrenn Defender of the Valenheart
Skill point
20 To Velyn Harbor Velyn Harbor Queen Ayrenn N/A
Show: Malabal Tor
# Name Location Quest giver Reward
1 The Siege of Velyn Harbor Velyn Harbor Scout Arenwe N/A
2 House and Home Velyn Harbor Corporal Anerel
Lieutenant Ehran
3 One Fell Swoop Velyn Harbor Sergeant Linaarie Vest of Long Sight
4 The Drublog of Dra'bul Dra'bul Lieutenant Minangor
The Green Lady
5 Reap What Is Sown Dra'bul The Green Lady Axe of the Houndslayer
Skill point
6 The Hound's Plan Jathsogur Shaman Glazulg N/A
7 The Prisoner of Jathsogur Jathsogur The Silvenar Sapmagic Ring
8 A Wedding to Attend Silvenar The Silvenar N/A
9 Retore the Silvenar Silvenar The Silvenar The Hound's Helm
10 The Dark Mane Fort Grimwatch Lord Gharesh-ri N/A
Show: Reaper's March
# Name Location Quest giver Reward
1 Moons Over Grimwatch Thalinfar Fort Grimwatch N/A
1 Grim Situation Fort Grimwatch Englor N/A
2 Grimmer Still Fort Grimwatch
Khaj Rawlith
Khali Khaj Rawlith Crescent
3 A Door into Moonlight Senalana Hadam-do
Chain of the Hallowed
4 Hallowed to Arenthia Arenthia Kauzanabi-jo N/A
5 Eye on Arenthia Arenthia Orthoron N/A
5 The Colovian Occupation Arenthia Cariel Leathers of the Emancipator
6 Hallowed to Grimwatch Fort Grimwatch Kauzanabi-jo N/A
6 Stonefire Machinations Arenthia
Temple of the Divines
Cariel Great Axe of the Crescent Moon
7 To Rawl'kha Rawl'kha Kazirra N/A
7 Hallowed to Rawl'kha Rawl'kha Kauzanabi-jo N/A
7 The Champions at Rawl'kha Rawl'kha Shazah N/A
7 To Saifa in Rawl'kha Rawl'kha Zaddo N/A
7 The First Step Rawl'kha
Rawl'kha Temple
Hadam-do Pathfinder's Shield
Skill point
8 The Path to Moonmont Moonmont Kauzanabi-jo N/A
9 To Moonmont Moonmont Moon-Bishop Hunal N/A
9 Motes in the Moonlight Moonmont Ebarat
Gravel of the Hallowed
10 To Dune Dune Khali
10 The Fires of Dune Dune Queen Ayrenn Desert's Jewel Cowl
11 The Moonlit Path The Demi-Plane of Jode
Two Moons Path
Helm of Khali's Strength
12 The Den of Lorkhaj Den of Lorkhaj
The Demi-Plane of Jode
Fire of Shazah's Wisdom
Skill point




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