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|region = [[Dragontail Mountains]]<br />[[Alik'r Desert#Greater Alik'r|Greater Alik'r]]<br />[[Iliac Bay]]
 
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|sublocations = [[Myrkwasa]]<br />[[Hollow Wastes]]<br />[[Tigonus]]
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|sublocations = [[Hollow Wastes]]<br />[[Myrkwasa]]<br />[[Tigonus]]
 
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|era = [[First Era]] – [[Fourth Era]]
 
|era = [[First Era]] – [[Fourth Era]]
|affiliation = [[Daggerfall Covenant]]<br />[[Temple of Stendarr]]<br />[[Crusaders]]<br />[[Knights of the True Horn]]<br />[[Ash'abah|Ash'abah Tribe]]<br />[[Corelanya Clan]]<br />[[Withered Hand|Withered Hand Cult]]<br />[[Na-Totambu]]<br />[[Rourken Clan]]<br />[[Order of Diagna]]<br />[[Factions (Daggerfall)|Witches of the Marsh]]<br />[[Anthotis|Anthotis Vampire Clan]]
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|affiliation = [[Temple of Stendarr]]<br />[[Knights of the Desert]]<br />[[Crusaders]]<br />[[Anthotis|Anthotis Vampire Clan]]<br />[[Witch Covens#The Witches of the Marsh|Witches of the Marsh]]<br />[[Ra Gada]]<br />[[Na-Totambu]]<br />[[Corelanya Clan]]<br />[[Rourken Clan]]<br />[[The Crowns]]<br />[[The Forebears]]<br />[[Third Empire]]<br />[[Daggerfall Covenant]]
 
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{{Quote|A sacred flame rises above the fire, The ghosts of great men and women without names, Cities long dead rise and fall in the flame, The Dioscori Song of Revelation, Bursting walls and deathless rock, Fiery sand that heals and destroys.|On the Immortality of Dust|The Alik'r}}
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{{Quote|A sacred flame rises above the fire, The ghosts of great men and women without names, Cities long dead rise and fall in the flame, The Dioscori Song of Revelation, Bursting walls and deathless rock, Fiery sand that heals and destroys, The desert grips our hearts and souls, Its flame within our eyes and ears, Dust cannot die, and we are dust, Windblown, ephemeral, eternal, all.|[[Authors#Weltan of Sentinel|Weltan of Sentinel]]|On the Immortality of Dust}}
The '''Alik'r Desert''', '''Alik'r''', or '''Alik'ra''' is a massive desert region located on the northern coast of [[Hammerfell]] and the south of the [[Iliac Bay]]. The Sands of the Alik'r stretch for miles and miles, buried civilizations are found deep within the desert, from the [[Yokudan]]s to the [[Rourken Clan]] of [[Dwemer]].
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The '''Alik'r Desert''', '''Alik'r''', or '''Alik'ra''' is an endless sea of desert that stretches across the northern coast of the province of [[Hammerfell]]. The sands of the Alik'r stretch as far as the eye can see, encompassing the majority of the province, and housing several civilizations, from the [[Redguard]]s, to even the [[Dwemer]].
   
 
==By game==
 
==By game==
*[[Alik'r|Alik'r Desert]] (Daggerfall)
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*[[Alik'r]] (Daggerfall)
*[[Alik'r Desert (Online)]]
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*[[Alik'r Desert (Online)|Alik'r Desert]] (Online)
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
 
===Geography===
 
===Geography===
====[[Myrkwasa]]====
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====Hollow Wastes====
[[File:Ancestor's Landing.png|thumb|250px|The Ancestor's Landing is said to be where the Ra Gada first landed.]]
 
The [[Myrkwasa]] region of the Alik'r Desert is the westernmost region found in the area and has many ruins coming from a variety of races and cultures. The roads of Myrkwasa are straightforward, a long stretch of road and a curve leads into the city of [[Bergama]] and [[Morwha's Bounty]]. Numerous ruins dot the landscape, such as the fallen cities of [[Santaki]] and [[Salas En]]. Both cities were built by the Elves that arrived into the Alik'r in the first era. Santaki was built by the [[Rourken Clan]] of [[Dwemer]] when they left [[Resdayn]] for Hammerfell and the [[Dragontail Mountains]]. Salas En was built by the [[Corelanya Clan]] of [[Altmer]] sometime before the [[Ra Gada]] arrived into Hammerfell after [[Yokuda]] sank into the sea. The large temple that was known as [[Tu'whacca's Throne]] was built as a burial site for [[Redguard]]s to enter into the [[Far Shores]], the afterlife for Redguards.<ref>''[[Reverence for the Dead]]''</ref>
 
   
====[[Hollow Wastes]]====
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====Myrkwasa====
[[File:Leki's Blade.png|thumb|250px|The Leki's Blade Monument makes traveling easier.]]
 
The [[Hollow Wastes]] can be described just by its name alone. It is a barren wasteland with nothing but sand. These endless oceans of sand give the average traveler a lack of direction; one can get easily lost in the midst of this sand. Only the most resourceful of Alik'r can navigate through the harsh desert with ease. Despite this, a few notable settlements inhabit the Hollow Wastes albeit towards the Iliac Bay. The capital of the Hollow Wastes, [[Bergama]], is located on the southern roads to Sentinel and the Myrkwasa region. The city of [[Lainlyn]] is located on the northern shores of the Hollow Wastes, and it serves as the royal harbor for the Sentinel Navy. The town of [[Leki's Blade]] is named after [[Makela Leki]], a recognizable warrior in Redguard History that fought at the [[Battle of Bangkorai Pass]]. A giant sword statue is erected, and it was known as Leki's Blade. The town of [[Aswala Stables]] is home to the [[Yokudan Chargers]], the greatest horse breeders in Hammerfell. These towns are not far from Lainlyn.<ref>''[[Memory Stone of Makela Leki, Pt. 1]]''</ref><ref name="Chargers">''[[Legend of the Yokudan Chargers]]''</ref>
 
   
====[[Tigonus]]====
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====Tigonus====
[[File:Tigonus.jpg|thumb|A Map of Tigonus.]]
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The [[Tigonus]] region is the more mountainous than the other two regions; it shows since the Eastern border is mostly made of the [[Dragontail Mountains]] which divides the Alik'r Dunes from the [[Bangkorai]] Canyons. The cities of [[Kozanset]] and [[Satakalaam]] are the only established settlements found in Tigonus. Long ago, Tigonus was home to so many great cities that were eventually swallowed up by the desert. The [[Lost City of the Na-Totambu]] was home to the nobles of [[Yokuda]] that came into the Alik'r Desert and eventually became [[the Crowns]], a political faction of Hammerfell. The ruins of [[Volenfell]] were once the home of the [[Rourken Clan]] of [[Dwemer]] that came into Hammerfell after being exiled from [[Resdayn]] after refusing to join the [[First Council]]. North of Satakalaam is the vast necropolis known as the [[Motalion Necropolis]], many great warriors of the Alik'r are buried in here.
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====Greater Alik'r====
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[[File: Pge01 hammerfell.gif|thumb|250px|The Greater Alik'r consists of the desert of Hammerfell, from Hegathe to Ska'vyn.]]
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The Greater Alik'r refers to the desert of Hammerfell, which shares its name with the general region of Northern Hammerfell. This area encompasses the western-half of Hammerfell, where much of the province's greatest history had occurred, such as the Arrival of the [[Ra Gada]], and the [[Conquest of Hammerfell]]. The ancient capital of the [[Rourken Clan]] of [[Dwemer]], the city of [[Volenfell]] is located here, with sources claiming its location around [[Satakalaam]] and [[Gilane]], two settlements separated by the expansive Alik'r. Various nomads in Hammerfell traverse the Greater Alik'r, between the coastal cities. Nomadic groups like the [[Ash'abah]] are considered outcasts in Redguard society. On such tread across the Alik'r, the [[March of Thirst]] was noteworthy in the history of the [[Third Empire]].<ref name="1st Hammerfell">''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Hammerfell]]''</ref><ref name="Great">''[[The Great War (Book)|The Great War]]''</ref>
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===Fauna===
 
===Fauna===
 
====Dunerippers====
 
====Dunerippers====
[[File:Duneripper.png|thumb|300px|Dunerippers are found among the Hollow Wastes.]]
 
The [[Duneripper]] is a large reptilian creature that swims through the desert with great speeds, making them a formidable threat to an Alik'r Nomad traveling across the region. A Duneripper is perhaps a relative to the distant [[Crocodile]] since both have a similar body shape. What makes the Duneripper different is that it has large scales to protect it from the desert winds as well as letting it glide across the sands. A Duneripper mother would travel along with her children and usually hunt together. Even in their youth, a young Duneripper can easily hurt someone unsuspected. To successfully kill a Duneripper, one must flip the creature over and cut it from the belly. Since they have stubby legs, they can easily be tipped over and be completely defenseless. They can be found around the [[Bergama]] area.<ref name="Kyne Hammerfell">''[[Kyne's Challenge: A Hunter's Companion/Hammerfell]]''</ref>
 
   
 
====Harpies====
 
====Harpies====
The [[Harpy]] is a bird-like creature that come in swarms in the rugged lands of Tigonus. A Harpy resembles a petite woman, but despite this, they can be dangerous and pick up a single person, only to drop them to their doom. They have sharp talons that claw into the flesh of anyone and have territories across the Alik'r Desert, more specifically in the Western [[Tigonus]] area near the city of [[Kozanset]]. A Harpy's wing can create a big gust that can push a well-grounded hunter with a large force. The leader of a Harpy flock is known as the [[Harpy|Harpy Matriarch]] and have a distinct gray feather that appears different than the red feathers regular Harpies sport. Harpies come in swarms and can overwhelm a single hunter with ease. A group can range from two to about seven Harpies, depending on whether it is in the open or in a cave. The city of [[Lainlyn]] has a folktale known as [[Ghraewaj and the Harpies]] which talks about the origins of the Harpies.<ref name="Kyne High Rock">''[[Kyne's Challenge: A Hunter's Companion/High Rock]]''</ref><ref>''[[Ghraewaj and the Harpies]]''</ref>
 
   
 
====Skeletons & Mummies====
 
====Skeletons & Mummies====
[[File:Skeleton Concept (Online).png|thumb|Skeletons are found in the ruins of Tigonus.]]
 
The Alik'r Desert hosts a wide variety of ruins that date back generations of Redguard History. The ruins of [[Ancestor's Landing]] and the [[Motalion Necropolis]] host the remains of the Ra Gada as well as many key figures during the early years of Hammerfell. So as a result, [[Skeleton]]s and [[Mummy|Mummies]] are prone to lurk throughout the Alik'r Desert. Many necromancers travel to holy sites such as the Motalion Necropolis and [[Tu'whacca's Throne]] to resurrect the mummified remains of Hammerfell's greatest rulers and champions. A Mummy, for example, is commonly the dead remains of famous people of Hammerfell and since they are preserved, a lot of their original body is well intact. This makes them able to hold weapons and wear armor without disintegrating. A Skeleton Warrior, on the other hand, is a reconstructed Skeleton that is held together by magic and gives them the durability to carry equipment. The Skeleton is more commonly used by Necromancers since bones are found everywhere and Mummy bodies are found in Western Hammerfell generally near cities such as [[Sentinel]] and [[Satakalaam]].<ref name=" Kyne Hammerfell"/>
 
   
 
====Camels & Horses====
 
====Camels & Horses====
The [[Camel]] and the [[Horse]] are creatures used as a form of transportation in the Alik'r Desert, more so the former. A Camel can be found in the wilds mainly around the [[Goat's Head Oasis]] or roaming the wastelands in search of water or food. The Redguards breed Camels to survive the desert and to carry large amounts of supplies. Camels can carry more stuff than the Horse or the [[Guar]] and are used by Redguard Gypsies traveling from city to town and by the [[Baandari Clan]] going from province to province. They can also survive without a lot of water making them easier to thrive in the desert. The Horse is not as qualified to live in the desert, but regardless, Horses are used primarily for battle rather than traveling. The town of [[Aswala Stables]] breed a powerful breed of horse known as the [[Yokudan Charger]]. Those horses came from [[Yokuda]], from the province of [[Akos Kasaz]].<ref name="Chargers"/>
 
   
====Desert Lamias====
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====Desert Lamia====
The Desert [[Lamia]] is a dangerous creature that has the body of a giant snake but the torso of a woman with snake scales of course. Lamias are found along the coast of the Alik'r Desert, more so in the [[Kingdom of Sentinel]] in the [[Ancestor's Landing]] cape. Lamia's are known to be quite powerful and uses deadly [[lightning]] magic to destroy challengers. Lamias are found in groups of two or three and are commonly associated with the [[Maormer]] of [[Pyandonea]]. A Lamia can create an apparition of themselves to protect them, and some can call upon other Lamias to fight alongside them. Lamias are very similar to the [[Nereid]] in that they use their beautiful music to bring seafarers into their nest, to kill them and feast upon them. It takes a really dim-witted explorer not to become entranced by their music. According to legends, the Lamia is considered the descendant of [[Lamae Bal]], the first [[Vampire]] that was raped by [[Molag Bal]], resulting in her abhorrent form.<ref name="Kyne Hammerfell"/>
 
   
====Alik'r Fish====
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====Miscellaneous Creatures====
The Alik'r Desert has many different types of fish including the [[Midget Salmon]], the [[Sand Eel]], the [[Desert Pupfish]], and the [[Bonefish]].
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*[[Assassin Beetle]]
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*[[Bonefish]]
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*[[Desert Pupfish]]
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*[[Animunculi|Dwarven Animunculi]]
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*[[Gargoyle]]
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*[[Giant Scorpion]]
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*[[Jackal]]
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*[[Midget Salmon]]
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===Flora===
 
===Flora===
[[File:FloraHammerfell01.jpg|thumb|The Aloe is a common remedy in the Kingdom of Sentinel.]]
 
The Alik'r Desert hosts pockets of flora across the region ranging from the different oasis spots in [[Myrkwasa]] and the mountain basin of [[Tigonus]]. Despite this, Alik'ra has a wide variety of exotic fruits and plants that many seek out, from the [[Colovian West]] to the [[Greater Bretony]]. The shores of [[Sentinel]] has all sorts of fruits that made the area a contender for the groundwork of Sentinel. Fruits such as the Pomegranate, the Fig, and the Olive are grown in vineyards across the [[Kingdom of Sentinel]]. Before the Ra Gada, these fruits was the main trade in Sentinel's former city owned by [[Elves]].<ref name="Sentinel"/>
 
 
In Southern Myrkwasa, the [[Ash'abah]] use many different exotic plants to create antidotes for deadly poisons. One instance of this is during the [[Interregnum]] when the leader of the Ash'abah, [[Marimah]] was afflicted and a variety of plants were mixed to cure him of the poison. Ingredients such as Dry Juniper Leaves, Cave Palm Fruit, Satakal's Blossom, and Cactus Powder was used in the mixture. Each plant is grown in different areas along Myrkwasa. For example, Satakal's Blossom is grown on shrubs found on the rocky terrain and Cave Palm Fruit is found in palm trees grown under the shade of nearby caverns.<ref name="Morwha">Events of "[[Morwha's Bounty]]"</ref>
 
 
Other plants are used either for medicinal purposes or as a natural sweetener. Two commonly medicinal used plants are the Aloe and the Basil. The Aloe is used to staunch the flow of blood in the veins and to enhance healing of severe wounds. It was also used to subdue and prevent the spread of the pox in Hammerfell. The Basil, on the other hand, is used more practically. The Basil Leaf is used to reduce swelling in the nose and is common among the Alik'r. It is used as poultice on the particular area, and the patient must have straw plugged into the nose before applying it.<ref>''[[Flora of Hammerfell]]''</ref>
 
   
 
===Government===
 
===Government===
[[File:TESV Banner Legion.png|thumb|The Third Empire of Cyrodiil conquered all of Tamriel.]]
 
{{Quote|The ancient Na-Totambu ruling class retained the rights of noble council as the Crowns, and the much-admired warriors of the Ra Gada were finally granted rights of ownership within their tribal districts.|[[Imperial Geographic Society]]|Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Hammerfell}}
 
The Alik'r Desert is host to a wide variety of fiefdoms, baronies, and duchies among other political regions. Prior to the [[Warp in the West]], the entire northern coast of Hammerfell was riddled with many of these political areas ranging from the [[Barony of Abibon-Gora]] to the [[March of Ephesus]], and from the [[County of Antiphyllos]] to the reaches of the [[Dragontail Mountains]]. The divided area would later become integrated into the [[Kingdom of Sentinel]] under the rule of [[Queen Akorithi]] and eventually to her youngest son, [[King Lhotun]].
 
 
From the beginning since the Ra Gada, the realms of the Alik'r was under the occupation of the [[Na-Totambu]], descendants of [[Yokuda]]n Kings that brought in an advancement of metallurgy, agriculture, and architecture. The Na-Totambu ruled for years and had a great [[Lost City of the Na-Totambu|city]] in the mountains of [[Tigonus]]. Several years later, the Na-Totambu slowly faded away and became divided into two political parties. [[The Crowns]] and [[the Forebears]] are the two political parties that have influenced the province for generations and still do to this day. The Crowns are a conservative party that yearns for the olden days of Yokuda and has close ties to their original culture. The original capital of Hammerfell was the city of [[Old Hegathe]], located on the western coast of [[Khefrem]] and it was the capital of the Crowns.<ref>''[[The Na-Totambu of Yokuda]]''</ref><ref name="1st Hammerfell"/>
 
 
[[File:Camaron of Sentinel.png|thumb|300px|King Camaron of Sentinel.]]
 
The capital of Hammerfell moved to [[the Forebears]] city of [[Sentinel]] since the area had an exceptional grip on the [[Iliac Bay]] trade in the south. The Crowns took over the city of Sentinel and the neighboring regions as a result. By [[2E 862]], the last of the Crown Kings was [[Thassad II|High King Thassad II]], and he was assassinated by the Forebears. This event led to a civil war between the two parties and subsequently the entirety of Hammerfell. The Forebears eventually sought the aid of the [[Third Empire]] to defeat the Crowns and soon the city of Sentinel fell to the Empire. A new government was issued called a Provisional Government, a form of government that is used to set up a transition from one thing to another, in this case, it is from the Crowns to the Empire. The leader of Sentinel was [[Senecus Goddkey]], how stepped in when [[Baron Volag]] disappeared after the siege. After the signing of the [[First Treaty of Stros M'Kai]], the province of Hammerfell was integrated into the Third Empire in a way that was comfortable to them. Based on later events, Sentinel's leaders would be Forebears affiliated and continue onwards into the [[Mede Empire]] and the [[Fourth Era]].<ref name="1st Hammerfell"/>
 
 
Years later during the waning years of the [[Third Era]], the Kingdom of Sentinel was ruled by the Forebears. During the [[Imperial Simulacrum]], Sentinel was under the control of [[King Caacte]] and eventually, was ruled by [[King Camaron]] and his wife, [[Queen Akorithi]]. Camaron's Sentinel rivaled [[King Lysandus]]' Daggerfall after the Simulacrum, and the two soon fought a war against each other for the [[Protectorate of Betony]]. The War ended with both Kings perishing in the battle, leaving [[Prince Gothryd]] to become the New King of Daggerfall and for Queen Akorithi to become the leader of the Sentinel. To establish relations between the two kingdoms, [[Princess Aubk'i]] of Sentinel married Gothryd and became a part of the Court of Daggerfall. After the [[Warp in the West]], both Akorithi and her eldest son, [[Prince Arthago]], had died of an unknown disease, leaving the youngest child, [[Prince Lhotun]] to become the King of Sentinel. During his reign, Lhotun established the gray area between the Crowns and the Forebears called the [[Lhotunic]]. What would soon follow is a civil war between the Lhotun Sentinel and the True Crowns from the city of [[Elinhir]].<ref name="1st Hammerfell"/><ref name="Fav'te"/>
 
   
 
===Religion===
 
===Religion===
[[File:Stendarr Stained Glass.png|thumb|150px|Stendarr, the God of Mercy and Justice.]]
 
{{Quote|God of the Nine Divines, Stendarr has evolved from his Nordic origins into a deity of compassion or, sometimes, righteous rule.|[[Authors|Brother Mikhael Karkuxor]]|Varieties of Faith in the Empire}}
 
When Hammerfall was integrated into the [[Third Empire]], temples were erected across the province that was dedicated to a member of the [[Nine Divines]]. The Nine Divines are a group of gods that are worshiped in Cyrodiil and the Empire. They were created by the Slave Queen, [[Alessia]] who originally came up with the concept of the Eight Divines. The Ninth God is the founder of the Third Empire, [[Tiber Septim]] otherwise known as Talos. The region of Alik'r had a temple dedicated to [[Stendarr]], the God of Mercy and Justice. Many other areas have a temple to Stendarr, places such as the [[Mournoth|Fiefdom of Mournoth]], the [[Phrygias|Barony of Phrygias]], [[County Chorrol]], and even the [[Kingdom of Dawnstar]] with the [[Vigilants of Stendarr]]. Stendarr's teaching is primarily to help those in need whether they need protection or healing from opposing threats. These teachings are what inspired the Vigilants of Stendarr in [[Skyrim]] and the eventual rise of the [[Dawnguard]]. The [[Temple of Stendarr]] are allied to the [[Benevolence of Mara]] but are enemies to the worshippers of [[Ebonarm]], who in some ways is similar to what Talos represents.
 
 
The city of Sentinel worships a different deity than the Alik'r Desert and the other settlements in the Alik'r. [[Arkay]] is the God of the Life Cycle and is the patron of life. Many other areas in the Empire worships Arkay; these places include but are not limited to, the [[Barony of the Ilessan Hills]], the [[Stros M'kai|Kingdom of Stros M'Kai]], [[County Cheydinhal]], and the [[Falkreath|Kingdom of Falkreath]]. Arkay's teachings revolve around the Cycle of Life and Death, and his followers embrace this fact. He also represents that seasons and funerals, a Priest of Arkay usually hosts a funeral and communes with Arkay to ensure the spirit of the deceased passes on into [[Aetherius]]. The [[Order of Arkay]] is unaffiliated with any other temple but are enemies to the [[Temple of Dibella]].
 
 
The other cities in the Alik'r Desert worship other divines, but they do not have a significant influence in the region. The [[Barony of Bergama]] worships [[Akatosh]], the God of Time. The [[Barony of Lainlyn]] and the [[County of Satakalaam]] worships [[Julianos]], the God of Learning and Philosophy. The [[Barony of Kozanset]] and the [[Fiefdom of Myrkwasa]] worships [[Kynareth]], the God of Wind. The [[Fiefdom of Tigonus]] worships [[Dibella]], the God of Beauty. The [[County of Santaki]] also worships Stendarr.
 
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===[[First Era]]===
 
===[[First Era]]===
====Pilgrimage across the Desert; The Rourken Clan====
 
[[File:DAVolendrung.png|thumb|Volendrung, a creation of the Rourken Clan.]]
 
In [[1E 416]], the [[Dwemer]] and the [[Chimer]] of [[Resdayn]] formed an alliance together after a series of conflicts that tore the region apart. This new agreement was known as the [[First Council]] and leading the helm was [[Indoril Nerevar]] and [[Dumac]]. The First Council did not set in well with some of the clans in both races. One significant example would be the [[Rourken Clan]] of Dwarves. According to legend, the Rourken Chieftain took his prized hammer, [[Volendrung]], and flung it to the west. Wherever it landed, would be the new home of the Rourken Clan. This area was the modern-day [[Gilane|Kingdom of Gilane]] and modern-day [[Khefrem]], [[Hammerfell]]. It was there they built their grand city of [[Volenfell]] in [[1E 420]], they eventually established trade with the Southern Elves in the [[Cape of the Blue Divide]]. Like many of the Dwarves, the Rourken Clan vanished out of the blue and left their cities in the harsh deadlands.<ref>''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Eras]]''</ref><ref name="3rd Hammerfell"/><ref>''[[What is Volendrung?]]''</ref>
 
 
====Remnants of Old Yokuda; Enter the Ra Gada====
 
[[File:Sestres.jpg|thumb|250px|Yokuda is to the left while Hammerfell is to the right.]]
 
{{Quote|The fierce Ra Gada became, phonetically, the Redguards, a name that has since spread to designate the Tamrielic-Yokudan race in general.|[[Imperial Geographic Society]]|Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Hammerfell}}
 
Even before the Rourken Clan's migration to the Sands of the West, large groups of [[Nede]]s, and large groups of [[Goblin]]s have lived in Hammerfell for quite some time, as denizens of Tamriel. It is unknown whether these civilizations interacted with each but, the region would soon be populated by another group of wayfaring warriors that escape a [[Yokuda|doomed continent]]. This group of travelers was known as the [[Ra Gada]], the modern-day [[Redguard]]s. The Ra Gada a.k.a. The Warrior-Wave, this was an invading group of Yokudans that came from the islands of the [[Abecean Sea]] such as [[Herne (Island)|Herne]] and [[Stros M'Kai]] to take the region from the Nedic People and the Goblin People. The Goblin People, led by [[Thulgeg|Warlord Thulgeg]] were driven out of Hammerfell and tried to escape to [[High Rock]] via the [[Bankorai Pass|Bangkorai Pass]]. However, they were pushed back by the [[Breton]]s and forced into [[Cyrodiil]]. The nobles of Yokuda, stayed on the Island of Herne to wait for the Ra Gada to finish. When the Ra Gada defeated the Goblins and the Nedes, the [[Na-Totambu]] was implemented into the new Redguard Society as the government to rule.<ref name="1st Hammerfell"/><ref name="Bangkorai">''[[Bangkorai, Shield of High Rock]]''</ref><ref>''[[Notes for Redguard History]]''</ref>
 
 
====Sentinel; The Jewel of the Alik'r====
 
[[File:SentinelDocks.jpg|thumb|250px|Sentinel, the Guardian of Starfall Bay.]]
 
{{Quote|And as Yaghoub sailed toward the Steed at dawning of the seventeenth of Second Seed, his watchman cried out that he spied a desirable harborage. And Yaghoub, perceiving it, agreed, and said, "This harborage shall belong to us, for we shall take it to be ours. And I do name it Sentinel, after the one who first espied it."|[[Authors (Online)|The Unveiled Azadiyeh]]|Sentinel, the Jewel of Alik'r}}
 
In the aftermath of the Ra Gada Invasion, many Yokudan explorers scoured the landscape to find new settlements in their new homeland. The Yokudan explorer called [[Grandee Yaghoub]] arrived onto [[Cape Shira]] with an armada of [[Akos Kasaz]]ian ships. Yaghoub's impression on the [[Iliac Bay]] was that he deemed it laudable and vowed to have a city built on the shores. Yaghoub sailed across the Iliac and towards the [[Steed|Steed Constellation]] at the dawn of the 17th of [[Second Seed]]. One of his watchmen spotted a right area on the northern coast of [[Myrkwasa]], and the city of Sentinel was founded. Sentinel was named after the person who founded the landscape, who was a Sentinel of Yaghoub's Navy.<ref name="Sentinel">''[[Sentinel, the Jewel of Alik'r]]''</ref>
 
 
The area in Sentinel was already inhabited by the Elves of Alik'ra and Humans that consorted with the Elves. The shores of Sentinel was filled with all sorts of exotic fruits such as Pomegranates, Figs, and Olives. Grandee's men wanted to come ashore despite warnings and port-rabbles from the mainland. When Yaghoub landed into the harbor with his warrior-singers, the townsfolk was begging to be spared. He saved their lives, but he used them as servants to build his legendary palace, [[Samuruik]]. [[The Crowns]] that arrived from [[Herne (Island)|Herne]] after [[the Forebears]] made Sentinel their home. The port-rabble became Yaghoub's laborers and soon built the city's marketplace and walls. The holiday called [[Koomu Alezer'i]] was created as a remembrance to Yaghoub and the founding of Sentinel.<ref name="Sentinel"/>
 
 
====The Lost Corelanya Clan and Salas En====
 
[[File:Salas En.jpg|thumb|250px|The ruins of Salas En, currently inhabited by skeletons.]]
 
{{Quote|It is strange that the Elven ruins known as Salas En, on the Hammerfell coast at Cape Shira, have never been properly explored or studied. This is most likely due to the superstitious locals' exaggerated reverence for burial grounds of the dead, even those of other cultures.|[[Lady Clarisse Laurent]]|The Salas En Expedition}}
 
The ruins of Salas En has been abandoned for many years, and it holds historical significance as the only settlement built by the [[Ayleid]]s. Salas En was originally home to the Ayleids, as evident by the architecture. This unknown Ayleid clan left the settlement through strange circumstances, leaving Salas En available to any other settler. The city was eventually occupied by the [[Corelanya Clan]] of [[Altmer]], one of the few Altmer clans to inhabit the [[Iliac Bay]], with the other distinct group was the [[Direnni Clan]] of [[Balfiera]]. According to Crowns historians, the Corelanya Clan were [[Daedric]] worshippers that arrived into Salas En in the sixth century of the [[First Era]]. [[Bosmer]] relics were discovered in the ruins implying that the Corelanya traded with the Wood Elves from places such as [[Woodhearth]] or [[Haven]], cities along the [[Cape of the Blue Divide]].<ref name="Salas">''[[The Salas En Expedition]]''</ref>
 
 
In the middle of the 23rd century in the First Era, the Corelanya Clan was displaced by the [[Redguard]]s from the Isle of [[Yath]], an island nation from the lost [[Yokuda]]. Those Redguards that took refuge into Salas En, stayed in the city up until the [[Thrassian Plague]], which killed many people throughout Western Tamriel from as far as [[Skywatch]] to [[Shornhelm]]. The ruins of Salas En were abandoned ever since.<ref name="Salas"/>
 
 
====The Siege of the First Orsinium====
 
[[File:Gaiden Shinji.png|thumb|Gaiden Shinji, Leader of the Order of Diagna.]]
 
{{Quote|High in the mountains, far from their enemies, the Orc chieftain Torug gro-Igron brought his people together. A few huts grew into more permanent structures as word spread to the far-flung Orcs of Tamriel that there was a civilization on the rise that would welcome them from their wanderings.|[[Imperial Geographic Society]]|Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Orsinium}}
 
In [[1E 874]], [[Thulgeg|Warlord Thulgeg]] and his army of [[Orsimer]], and [[Goblin]]s were driven out of Hammerfell and into the Bangkorai Pass. They traveled along the [[Bjoulsae River]] and across the [[Wrothgarian Mountains]] into their new home of [[Wrothgar]]. Eventually, a single Orc by the name of [[Torug gro-Igron]] gathered the many tribes of Wrothgar and formed a single civilization of Orsimer called [[Orsinium]] or Orc-Town in translated [[Aldmeris]]. The dream of Orsinium was a beautiful sight that many in the future sought to achieve with Torug being the first one.<ref name="Bangkorai"/><ref>''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Orsinium]]''</ref>
 
 
The Kingdom of Daggerfall despised the growing metropolis of Orsinium and sought a reason to destroy the city. Raiders from Orsinium razed villages such as the Village of [[Wayrest]] across the [[Bjoulsae River]] in an event known as the [[Bjoulsae Raids]]. It was led by [[Clan Bagrakh]] and [[Golkarr]] of Orsinium in the name of [[Clan Igron]]. During the [[Annal of Daggerfall]], [[King Joile]] of Daggerfall sent a letter to [[Gaiden Shinji]] of the [[Order of Diagna]] about these raids. The two parties soon plotted an attack on the Kingdom of Orsinium in [[1E 948]].<ref name="Wayrest">''[[Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay]]''</ref>
 
 
In [[1E 980]], the [[Siege of Orsinium]] ended in a thirty-year conflict across the [[Eastern Wrothgar]] Tundra. Torug gro-Igron's fortress kingdom was annihilated, and the Orsimer Clans dispersed into their separate strongholds across Wrothgaria (i.e. [[Morkul Stronghold|Morkul]] and [[Fharun]]). Gaiden Shinji with members of the Order of Diagna and the [[Knights of the Dragon]] led by [[Lord Trystan]] led the offense on Orsinium and besieged the city from the southern wall. Gaiden Shinji believed the siege to be unjust and that King Joile should call off the battle. It was there that Gaiden Shinji and [[Baloth Bloodtusk]] of the [[Savage Sons]] fought to the death in the efforts of ending the war. They were both (along with Trystan) betrayed by the [[Winterborn Clan]] of [[the Reach]] which were led by [[General Mercedene]]. Mercedene was given the position of leading the force by King Joile to ensure victory over the war, a war where all combatants wanted to end. The Siege continued, and both Gaiden Shinji and Baloth Bloodtusk perish in the battle. Both were buried at [[Honor's Rest]] in the [[Western Wrothgar]].<ref>Events of "[[The Ashes of Our Fathers]]"</ref>
 
 
The Siege left a tremendous impact on Western Tamriel History, the city of Wayrest actually began to thrive when the destruction of Orsinium opened the Bjoulsae River into the reaches of [[Stormhaven]] and the [[Menevia|Fiefdom of Menevia]]. Soon, other settlements began to grow in Wayrest's wake such as the city of [[Evermore]] and the settlements of [[Northglen]] and [[Wilderidge]]. The Armies of King Joile moved southwards into the [[Bangkorai]] Mountains to fight the weakened city-state of Sentinel after the Battle. [[Makela Leki]] of the [[Ansei]] took up a defense at the [[Bangkorai Pass]] to defeat the incoming invasion and defeated them with her small army. Leki's battle prowess inspired many to follow in her footsteps resulting in the town of [[Leki's Blade]]. Many Orsimer Chieftains were inspired by Torug gro-Igron's Orsinium and soon built many iterations of the city of Orsinium. Mer such as [[Kurog gro-Bagrakh]] and [[Gortwog gro-Nagorm]] created their own Orsiniums that rivaled the Kingdoms of the Iliac.<ref name="Wayrest"/><ref>''[[The Memory Stone]]''</ref><ref>Events of {{Orsinium}}</ref><ref name="Daggerfall"/>
 
   
 
===[[Second Era]]===
 
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====The Rise of Fahara'jad & Suturah of the Withered Hand====
 
{{Quote|He garnered support and played upon religious fervor after a starry comet skirted the northern heavens, and Fahara’jad believed it was a sign from HoonDing, the Yokudan Make Way God. A ruler with such guile must either be befriended or utterly crushed.|[[Flaccus Terentius]]|The (Improved) Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Hammerfell}}
 
During the early years of the [[Interregnum]], the Alik'r Desert and the Province of Hammerfell was under the rule of [[Ramzi the Distrait|High King Ramzi the Distrait]], a denizen of the Alik'r from the city of [[Kozanset]]. He was considered a self-served and weak-willed King who failed to save his people from the devastation known as the [[Knahaten Flu]]. The Flu originated from the city of [[Stormhold]] in [[Black Marsh]], and it eventually spread to the port cities of [[Tamriel]]. Ramzi himself saw this disease as a punishment by [[Ruptga]] for his shoddy work as ruler. He kept to himself in [[Sentinel Palace|Samuruik]] where he eventually died in isolation. According to some records, [[the Forebears]] used the paranoia in Sentinel to establish rule among the realms and they used [[Fahara'jad|Prince Fahara'jad]] of [[Antiphyllos]] to become the new ruler. Many saw Fahara'jad as usurper and not a legitimate ruler.<ref name="Royal">''[[The Royal Lineage of Sentinel]]''</ref><ref>''[[The (Improved) Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Black Marsh]]''</ref><ref name="Emperor Hammerfell">''[[The (Improved) Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Hammerfell]]''</ref>
 
 
The newly appointed King Fahara'jad had gathered a new group of advisors and viziers that aided him during the early years of his rule. Many members of his court were either people of untarnished reputations or Forebears loyalist that sharply criticized Ramzi's reign prior and during the Knahaten Flu. One of these people was [[Suturah]], a cunning and secretive man. Suturah made an assassination attempt on Fahara'jad by killing the other members of the Court and resurrecting them into the [[Undead]]. Suturah failed and fled to the [[Tigonus]] region to get away from the Sentinel Government. He was able to join the [[Order of the Black Worm]] which had a presence in Tigonus at the time. Suturah resurrected an army of [[Ra-Netu]] and marched across the Alik'r to Sentinel to take the city. Fahara'jad learned prior and utilized the [[Ash'abah]] to fight his army. [[Marimah]] of the Ash'abah intercepted the army in the southern sands of [[Myrkwasa]] and killed the man in cold blood. Suturah's exploits later inspired his three children to do the same later on in the second era.<ref name="Emperor Hammerfell"/><ref>''[[Sacrilege and Mayhem in the Alik’r]]''</ref>
 
 
====Gathering across the Iliac; Enter the Daggerfall Covenant====
 
[[File:Daggerfall Covenant Banner.png|thumb|Banner of the Daggerfall Covenant.]]
 
In [[2E 542]], the Kingdoms of [[High Rock]] gathered together to form a group known as the [[Daggerfall Covenant]], with [[High King Emeric]] of [[Wayrest]] leading the helm. To further establish relations, Emeric sought to marry someone of high status. Initially, Emeric asked the hand-in-marriage of Princess [[Rayelle]] of [[Shornhelm]], who was the daughter of [[King Ranser|King Ranser Branquette]]. Emeric however, decided to marry Princess [[Maraya]] in [[2E 566]] to establish a relationship between High Rock and Hammerfell. The marriage resulted in a [[King Ranser's War|civil war]] between Emeric's Daggerfall Covenant and the Houses of Rivenspire. The Civil War ended with Ranser's demise at the [[Battle of Markwasten Moor]]. The final battle established a bond with the [[Orsimer]] of [[Wrothgar]] and [[King Kurog gro-Orsinium]] of [[Orsinium]]. These three races came together to form the Daggerfall Covenant in their purest form. The Covenant was able to compete with the likes of the [[First Aldmeri Dominion]] and the [[Ebonheart Pact]]. Princess Maraya, the Jewel of [[Satakalaam]] was [[King Fahara'jad]] of Sentinel's eldest daughter. Following Maraya's marriage, Fahara'jad's second daughter, [[Lakana]] married [[Duke Nathaniel]] of [[Alcaire]].<ref>''[[Guide to the Daggerfall Covenant]]''</ref><ref>''[[The Fury of King Ranser]]''</ref><ref name="Royal"/>
 
 
====Assault on Sentinel; The Withered Hand====
 
[[File:King Fahara'jad.png|thumb|High King Fahara'jad of Sentinel.]]
 
{{Quote|Though a Ra-Netu is an abomination in the sight of Tu'whacca, and an offense to the godly of all peoples, it is not, therefore, to be treated with disrespect.|Anonymous|Correct Ways of Slaying Ra-Netu: 12}}
 
During the [[Interregnum]] in [[2E 582]], a group of [[Necromancer]]s known as the [[Withered Hand]] began to rise from the shadows of Alik'ra and conducted terrorist attacks across the Desert. One of their first attacks was on the [[Sentinel Docks]] in northern [[Myrkwasa]], in the city of [[Sentinel]]. The Withered Hand resurrected the [[Ra-Netu]] from the depths of the [[Iliac Bay]] to attack the City Guard on the Harbor. The Deceased body is considered a holy chalice, regardless whether it was manipulated by Necromancers. The Withered Hand used this to their advantage and used this to attack Sentinel. A mysterious traveler that was known as the [[Vestige]] arrived into the Sentinel Docks and purged the Ra-Netu from the harbor. It was revealed by [[Prince Azah]] of [[Antiphyllos]] that the Withered Hand invaded Sentinel to enter the [[Impervious Vault]], where the [[Ansei Ward]]s were kept. Before the Sentinel City Guard was able to stop them, the Withered Hand took the Ansei Wards and escaped to the three regions of the Alik'r Desert. Due to the Redguard's Religious Practice, [[King Fahara'jad]] sent the Vestige to find the Ash'abah, Nomads of the Alik'r Desert.<ref>Events of "[[Risen from the Depths]]"</ref><ref>Events of "[[Rise of the Dead]]"</ref><ref>Events of "[[The Impervious Vault]]"</ref>
 
 
====Becoming one with the Ash'abah====
 
{{Quote|I have spoken before about the Ash'abah, a pariah tribe of the northern wastes who are shunned for their unclean interactions with our risen ancestors.|[[Authors (Online)|Doctor Tazhim]]|Sacrilege and Mayhem in the Alik'r}}
 
The [[Ash'abah]] Tribe of Redguards is a group of Pariah Nomads that live in the southern sands of Myrkwasa; they have a reputation for disrespecting the deceased and are willing to fight Ra-Netu when needed. This can give the Withered Hand a huge disadvantage because there is a fighting force that can fight the Undead, regardless of their culture. Members of the Withered Hand has poisoned the warriors of the Ash'abah to ruin their group from the inside. The Vestige arrived into their camp and helped the Warriors regain their strength. The Vestige must become one with the Ash'abah to aid the region against the Withered Hand further. With the help of [[Marimah]], the Vestige underwent an initiation where they learned about the origins of the Ash'abah. The warrior had completed their trial and moved to Tu'whacca's Throne, where one of the leaders was seen with one of the Ansei Wards.<ref>Events of "[[Morwha's Curse]]"</ref><ref>Events of "[[The Initiation]]"</ref>
 
 
====Uwafa of the Withered Hand; Tu'whacca's Throne====
 
[[File:Ash'abah warrior.jpeg|thumb|An Ash'abah Warrior.]]
 
{{Quote|Tu'whacca is the god who escorts the souls of departed Redguards to the afterlife of the Far Shores. Though a soul may have enemies who will try to keep it from reaching the Far Shores, Tu'Whacca is sly and clever, and always outwits them.|Tu'whacca's Throne [[Loading Screens (Online)|Loading Screen]]|The Elder Scrolls Online}}
 
[[Uwafa]] of the Withered Hand was seen at the ancient temple known as [[Tu'whacca's Throne]] trying to resurrect an army of undead Yokudan warriors to destroy the Daggerfall Covenant. Uwafa sealed himself inside the Tu'whacca Sanctum, conducting his undead thralls from there. His necromancers continued to bring back died warriors from the temple and used them to drive out the acolytes residing in the temple. The Ash'abah led by [[Talia at-Marimah]] and the Vestige arrived onto the scene and rendezvous with [[Throne Keeper Farvad]] and the Ash'abah Warriors stationed there. The Vestige stormed the temple and reached the inner sanctum. Uwafa and the Vestige fought while Farvad dispelled the curse on the Temple. The Vestige and the Ash'abah were able to recover one of the Ansei Wards. News reached from Bergama that Alasan of the Withered Hand was seen among the Hollow Wastes.<ref>Events of "[[Tu'whacca's Breath]]"</ref><ref>Events of "[[A Reckoning with Uwafa]]"</ref>
 
 
====The Bergama Conspiracy; Among the Hollow Wastes====
 
{{Quote|Our ancestors came into the deep desert to found Bergama so that we could preserve our heritage from pollution by Tamrielic practices. The sanctity of Yokudan culture is our sacred trust!|[[Nworc at-Traeh]]|A Betrayal of Our Heritage}}
 
According to Covenant Agents in [[Bergama]], citizens have been disappearing from the city, and many remaining residents have been leaving the area to other settlements such as Sentinel and Kozanset. With Uwafa's demise at Tu'whacca's Throne, many Withered Hand Cells have sprung up throughout the [[Hollow Wastes]], and reports have come in from Bergama. The Vestige traveled to the capital of the [[Bergama (Daggerfall)|Barony]] to learn from [[Magistrate Sulma]] herself about the situation. She becomes in denial about the situation, however, [[Justice Istah]] had a lead and used the Vestige as an undercover agent in the Fellowship halls of the Crowns and Forebears. With enough evidence, it was revealed that Sulma made a pact with the Withered Hand to spare the city all the while giving specimens for necromancy. She was executed in Bergama Square.<ref>Events of "[[Gone Missing]]"</ref>
 
 
====Alasan of the Withered Hand; Tava's Blessing====
 
[[File:Alasan.png|thumb|Alasan of the Withered Hand.]]
 
[[Alasan]] of the Withered Hand was seen in the port city of [[Lainlyn|Tava's Blessing]] with a legion of Ra-Netu swarming the city streets. The Daggerfall Covenant and the Sentinel Guard has created a perimeter around the city gates to prevent the spread of the Withered Hand. Prince Azah and Talia at-Marimah were in charge of the ordeal and ordered the Vestige to enter the town, kill Alasan, and to retrieve the second Ansei Ward. Alasan was stationed at the Lighthouse and was using the Ansei Ward to perform a ritual. The Vestige was able to enter the lighthouse and kill Alasan by destroying the Ansei Ward. The Vestige rebuilt the Ansei Ward by using Goat Milk, Desert Winds, and Grave Dirt and returned it to Sentinel.<ref>Events of "[[Alasan's Plot]]"</ref>
 
 
====Retaking Satakalaam; The Seventh Legion Conquest====
 
During the rule of [[Clivia Tharn]], many divisions of the [[Imperial Legion]] including the [[Seventh Legion]] have spread out across Tamriel to expand their borders. The Seventh Legion led by [[Septima Tharn]] moved across the [[Dragontail Mountains]] into the Tigonus region of the Alik'r Desert and captured [[Satakalaam]] with the help of an agent in the city. Fahara'jad's army led by [[General Thoda]] fought to retake Satakalaam. It was revealed that a Redguard Mage known as [[Shiri]] was the last leader of the Withered Hand and she had fled to the Motalion Necropolis, which is only accessible through the Western Satakalaam Gate. The Vestige infiltrated the ranks of the Seventh Legion and found the mole from within. [[Magnifico Khorshad]] was revealed to bring in the Legion to change the Alik'r through conquest. Caverns underneath the city were destroyed, and the Legion was brought to justice. The gates to the Motalion Necropolis was open. The Legion's conquest over Hammerfell would continue into [[Bangkorai]] and places such as [[Evermore]] and [[Hallin's Stand]].<ref>Events of "[[Imperial Incursion]]"</ref>
 
 
====Shiri of the Withered Hand; Motalion Necropolis====
 
[[File:Shiri.png|thumb|150px|Shiri of the Withered Hand.]]
 
[[Shiri]] of the Withered Hand was seen in the vast necropolis of Motalion with a resurrected army of dead warriors, [[Mummy|Mummies]], and [[Bone Colossus]]. With the finally Ansei Ward, she plans to resurrect [[Suturah]] of the Withered Hand, to seek revenge on Fahara'jad and to destroy the Daggerfall Covenant. The Vestige along with Prince Azah, Talia at-Marimah, and Throne Keeper Farvad stormed the necropolis and reached the inner sanctum. Shiri resurrects Suturah as a [[Lich]], and the Vestige defeated both of them. The Alik'r saved and Hammerfell continued to serve the Daggerfall Covenant.<ref>Events of "[[Amputating the Hand]]"</ref>
 
 
====Prince A'Tor & The Tiber Wars====
 
{{Quote|It is late in the Second Era, a time of war as the Empire of Tiber Septim sweeps through the Kingdoms of Tamriel in a glorious bid for conquest. Septim is opposed on all sides, but never more fiercely than by Hammerfell the ancestral home of the Redguards.|[[The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard|Introduction to Redguard]]|The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard}}
 
In [[2E 854]], [[Emperor]] [[Cuhlecain]] of [[Falkreath]] was assassinated by a [[Breton]]
 
[[Nightblade]] from the [[Western Reach]] and the [[Cyrodiil|Seat of Sundered Kings]] needed a new emperor to rule over the [[Colovian West]] and the [[Nibenay|Nibenese East]]. Cuhlecain's prized general assumed the throne and began a conquest throughout [[Tamriel]], his name was [[Tiber Septim]]. Tiber Septim sought to unite the provinces of Tamriel under a single banner and had already taken [[Skyrim]] and [[High Rock]] under his wing. In [[2E 862]], the city of Sentinel was under the control of [[the Crowns]] and their leader, [[Thassad II|High King Thassad II]]. Like the rest of the Crowns, Thassad believed in the old ways of Yokuda and rejected large-scale change such as the integration of the [[Third Empire]]. [[The Forebears]] on the other hand, encouraged changed and rejected the old ways. This proved to be his downfall when Thassad II was assassinated, and civil war ensued between the Crowns and the Forebears.<ref name="1st Hammerfell">''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Hammerfell]]''</ref><ref name="Intro">''[[The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard|Introduction to Redguard]]''</ref>
 
[[File:History redguard center.png|thumb|300px|The Battle of Hunding Bay was the pinnacle of the Hammerfell Conquest.]]
 
 
[[Baron Volag]] of the Forebears pursued to claim the throne of Sentinel after Thassad II's death, and they managed to take the city after a long siege. [[Prince A'Tor]] of the Crowns led the retaliation force against the Forebears and spilled Forebear blood across the Alik'r. A'Tor was stationed at the city of [[Port Hunding]] and [[Stros M'Kai]] while the Forebears were stationed in Sentinel. As the war raged on, A'Tor was able to accumulate a powerful force that eventually brought the Forebears back to the wall. Fearing the Crowns' victory, the Forebears sought aid from Tiber Septim himself and utilized the [[Imperial Legion]] to defeat the Crowns. The Legion obliterated the Crowns leading to many to retreat to Stros M'Kai or to go AWOL and to join the soon to be Imperial Province of Hammerfell. The war eventually moved to the [[Abecean Sea]] and into the [[Hunding Bay]] of Stros M'Kai. The [[Battle of Hunding Bay]] was the final battle of the civil war, and at that point, the Forebears left the [[Third Legion]] to deal with the Crowns. Prince A'Tor fought valiantly in the battle until he was assassinated by the Empire. After the war, Sentinel had to use a Provisional Government, and their leader was Provisional Governor [[Senecus Goddkey]]. After the death of Provisional Governor [[Amiel Richton]] of Stros M'Kai, a new deal created by [[Iszara]] of the [[Restless League]] and Tiber Septim firmly established a relationship with the two provinces. The treaty was known as the [[First Treaty of Stros M'Kai]].<ref name="1st Hammerfell"/><ref name="Intro"/><ref>Events of {{Redguard}}</ref>
 
   
 
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====The Alik'r and its cities during the Simulacrum====
 
During the [[Imperial Simulacrum]] in [[3E 399]], the borders of the Alik'r Desert were undefined, and many settlements dotted the landscape or at least the general area. The city of Sentinel was located on the northwestern point of the province. Smaller settlements such as Lainlyn, [[Vulnim Gate]], [[Chasetown]], [[Riverview]], [[Thorstad Place]], and [[Verkarth City]] existed in the area. The [[Eternal Champion]] had at one point visited these settlements in their quest to recover the pieces of the [[Staff of Chaos]] to defeat [[Jagar Tharn]] at the [[Imperial Palace]].<ref>Events of {{Arena}}</ref>
 
 
====Conflict across the Iliac; The War of Betony====
 
[[File:Betony (Daggerfall).png|thumb|250px|The Protectorate of Betony.]]
 
{{Quote|Had any Breton kingdom possessed the little island of Betony, it would have been covetously guarded. Betony's trade would have been seriously restricted; its religion subjugated; its people bound by active and constant pledges and duties of vassalage. But Betony was not a Breton dominion. Betony was part of the Kingdom of Sentinel.|[[Fav'te]]|Fav'te's War of Betony}}
 
The Protectorate of [[Betony]] has been sought out by many foreign nations throughout the ages. An example would be in [[2E 582]] when the [[Seamount Clan]] of [[Orsimer]] took the island and renamed it to [[Betnikh]]. For years, the kingdoms of Sentinel and [[Daggerfall]] have argued for ownership of the island, and in [[3E 403]], this age old argument reached a higher level than ever before. [[King Lysandus]] of Daggerfall used a series of doctrines, treaties, lies, and invasions to take Betony from its people. Many members of his court such as [[Medora Direnni|Lady Medora Direnni]] and [[Nulfaga|Dowager Queen Nulfaga]] were horrified by Lysandus' heinous acts and begged him to cease the bloodbath that is the invasion. Sometime later, [[King Camaron]] of Sentinel sought to end the attacks by employing civil diplomacy with Daggerfall, but it ended with a declaration of war. The [[War of Betony]] had officially begun.<ref name="Fav'te">''[[Fav'te's War of Betony]]''</ref>
 
 
The War of Betony spread across the [[Iliac Bay]], and it had involved many islands territories such as [[Craghold]] and [[Cybiades]]. Eventually, neighboring fiefdoms and baronies became involved in the matter. [[Lord Graddock]] of [[Reich Gradkeep]] became a neutral facilitator to negotiate peace between the two kingdoms. Both Lysandus and Camaron met at [[Castle Anticlere|Castle Reich Gradkeep]] to discuss peace among the realms. The [[Treaty of Gradkeep]] was very promising and fair to the King of Sentinel, he was willing to give up a few rights to bring peace in the Iliac. However, the Treaty was a ruse designed by the Scribes of Daggerfall to give Betony to Daggerfall practically. The discovery led to a bloodbath dubbed the [[Riot in Reich Gradkeep]], the war continued shortly, and Lysandus fled to the [[Cryngaine Field]]s. The [[Battle of Cryngaine Field]] raged on through the night, and eventually, smog blew across the battlefield and left the Warriors blinded in its wake. The Battle ended in Daggerfall's victory, but it left a terrible price for both sides. [[Lord Woodborne]] of [[Wayrest]] assassinated Lysandus by using a stray arrow, [[Prince Gothryd]] of Daggerfall believed Camaron to be the killer, and both fought valiantly to the death. Gothryd slew Camaron and became King of Daggerfall shortly after. Camaron's wife, [[Queen Akorithi]] took over as leader of Sentinel. Both Gothryd's Daggerfall and Akorithi's Sentinel have become bitter enemies in the following years.<ref name="Fav'te"/><ref>''[[Lord Woodborne's Private Journal VII]]''</ref>
 
 
====The Miracle of Peace; The Warp in the West====
 
[[File:Akorithi.png|thumb|Queen Akorithi of Sentinel.]]
 
{{Quote|The 'Miracle of Peace', also known as the 'The Warp in the West', is celebrated as the product of the miraculous interventions of Stendarr, Mara, and Akatosh to transform this troublesome region into peaceful, well-governed Imperial counties.|[[Ulvius Tero]]|The Warp in the West (Book)}}
 
With King Camaron's death at the Battle of Cryngaine Field in modern-day [[Anticlere]], Queen Akorithi became a widow and the de facto leader of the Kingdom of Sentinel. [[Princess Aubk'i]] married King Gothryd of Daggerfall to establish a relationship between the two kingdoms and as a result, conflict across the Iliac has remained stagnant. The ghost of King Lysandus had haunted the surrounding Daggerfall kingdoms to the point it caught the attention of the [[Septim Empire]]. [[Uriel Septim VII]] sent an [[The Agent|Agent]] to investigate these paranormal activities.<ref name="Daggerfall">Events of {{Daggerfall}}</ref>
 
 
At this time, the Agent gained hold of an artifact that had the ability to control [[Numidium]], the Brass God of [[Dwemer]]i origin and the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Only those of royal blood and a [[soul gem]] known as the [[Mantella]] can use the Numidium. The Agent was not able to activate Numidium, so the rulers of the major Iliac kingdoms such as Akorithi, Gothryd of Daggerfall, and [[Gortwog gro-Nagorm]] of Orsinium each persuaded the Agent into giving the artifact to them. In the end, talk of civil war plagued the Iliac Bay and eventually, the great rulers of the Iliac gained control of the object at the same time. This led to a magical phenomenon known as the [[Dragon Break]] that ended with all possible outcomes to happen while the Agent died in the unexplainable process.<ref name="Daggerfall"/>
 
 
During the [[Warp in the West]] in [[3E 403]], the traditional Alik'r Desert region had been divided into small yet significant kingdoms including Sentinel, Bergama, Kozanset, Antiphyllos, and Pothago. Territory not claimed by other nations was still referred to as the Alik'r Desert, but the northern coast became multiple different regions. The city of [[Alik'ra]] was created for a central hub to the barren Alik'r Desert. When the Warp in the West ended, the Kingdom of Sentinel began to annex all of the regions in the Hammerfell Iliac including parts of the Alik'r Desert. At that point, there was only the Kingdom of Sentinel.<ref name="Daggerfall"/><ref>''[[The Warp in the West (Book)]]''</ref>
 
 
====The Coup d'etat of Lainlyn; Knights of the True Horn====
 
[[File:Shield of True Horn.png|thumb|left|A Shield of True Horn, bearing the True Horn Insignia.]]
 
During the Warp in the West, the [[Lainlyn (Daggerfall)|Barony of Lainlyn]] was under the leadership of [[Baron Shrike]]. Shrike was described as a tyrannical ruler that was hated by his people, and many of his close friends were also against his practices. Shrike's brother, [[Lord Kain]] of the True Horn led the [[Knights of the True Horn]], the Regional Knightly Order which are similar in vain to the [[Knights of the Flame]] in the [[Alcaire (Region)|Fiefdom of Alcaire]]. Kain gathered the Knights to form a coup d'état against Shrike's rulership but failed in the end, and the Knights had to scatter and regroup for another attempt. Kain had unfortunately passed away shortly after the battle. [[Lord Jaren]] fled to the [[Colovian Highlands]] in [[Cyrodiil]] and constructed [[Battlehorn Castle]], where all the remaining members gathered to wait for Kain's message. Kain and his message never arrived, this resulted in the disbandment of the Knights of the True Horn.<ref>''[[Lord Kelvyn's Last Will and Testament]]''</ref>
 
 
====The Rise of King Lhotun & the Third Political Party====
 
[[File:Lhotun.png|thumb|King Lhotun of Sentinel.]]
 
Sometime around the [[Oblivion Crisis]] in [[3E 433]], Queen Akorithi and Prince [[Arthago]] had passed away and left young Prince Lhotun to become the New King of Sentinel. Lhotun became incredibly invested in the political world by taking up militaristic, diplomatic, and even religious missions to keep [[the Crowns]] territories at bay and under his protection. The situation grew, even more, when Lhotun created a third political party that was separate from the Crowns and [[the Forebears]]. The [[Lhotunic]] is considered the gray area in between the two mentioned political parties, it highly respects the Yokudan Traditions all the while respecting the Imperial Way of Life. The Lhotunic group has risen contempt between the two major parties; this resulted in prominent members of the Crowns and Forebears to rebel. [[Clavilla|Queen Clavilla]] of [[Taneth]] tried to revoke independent guilds in the Kingdom of Sentinel because of the worship of the [[Redguard Pantheon]] but more specifically, the worship of [[Satakal]], this failed, however.<ref name="3rd Hammerfell">''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Hammerfell]]''</ref>
 
 
[[Ayaan-si]], the High Prophet of [[Elinhir]] tried to start a rebellion in the northeastern Crown Territories in places such as [[Craglorn]] and [[Bangkorai]]. With the help of the higher-ups in the Crowns, Ayaan-si was able to deploy forays in places such as the [[Bergama|Barony of Bergama]] and the [[Dak'fron Desert]]. Ayaan-si's rebellion was to make the [[Totambu|Fiefdom of Totambu]] independent from Sentinel. The revolution raged on across the Alik'r Desert, and the war reached the Totambu Forest were Lhotun's Army fought Ayaan-si's Army. The outcome of the war is unknown, but it was possible that the [[Oblivion Crisis]] interfered with the conflict.<ref name="3rd Hammerfell"/><ref>Events of {{Oblivion}}</ref>
 
   
 
===[[Fourth Era]]===
 
===[[Fourth Era]]===
====The Great War====
 
[[File:TESV Banner Thalmor.png|thumb|Banner of the Third Aldmeri Dominion.]]
 
{{Quote|After seven long, bloody years the Stormcrown Interregnum was ended when a Colovian warlord by the name of Titus Mede seized the crown. Whether he had rightful claim or not is moot. Without Titus Mede, there would not be an Empire today. He proved a shrewd and capable leader, such that Skyrim endorsed him as Emperor.|[[Lathenil of Sunhold]]|Rising Threat, Vol. IV}}
 
In [[3E 433]], [[Emperor]] [[Uriel Septim VII]] was assassinated by the [[Mythic Dawn]] Cult of [[Mehrunes Dagon]] in the attempt to bring the [[Daedric Prince]] into [[Nirn]]. The last heir to the throne, [[Martin Septim]], sacrificed himself by creating an Avatar of [[Akatosh]] to defeat Mehrunes Dagon and plunge him into the depths of [[Oblivion]]. Martin's sacrifice resulted at the end of the long-lasting [[Septim Dynasty]] that dated back to the beginning of the [[Third Era]] with the rise of [[Tiber Septim]]. The following years would be dubbed the [[Stormcrown Interregnum]] and would last several years. It was not until [[4E 17]] when a [[Colovian]] Warlord that was known as [[Titus Mede]] ascended to the [[Ruby Throne]] and began the ongoing [[Mede Dynasty]]. The Empire itself had crippled to a dire state, in which it only held a fraction of the provinces it once did.<ref name="LoS"/> Hammerfell itself was lost to the native Crowns and Forebears, though Titus Mede I was able to reclaim it.<ref name="LoS">{{Lord of Souls}}</ref> Despite not being [[Dragonborn (Lore)|Dragonborn]], the Mede Dynasty was able to rule the Empire and manage the different provinces under their belt. Years later in [[4E 168]], [[Titus Mede II]] became the Emperor of Tamriel and sought to rebuild the Empire from before the Oblivion Crisis.<ref>''[[Rising Threat, Vol. IV]]''</ref><ref name="Great">''[[The Great War (Book)]]''</ref>
 
 
While the Empire struggled to find a new Emperor after Martin Septim, the [[Third Aldmeri Dominion]] took the crippled state of Southern Tamriel and the [[Void Nights]] as an advantage to become the growing political power to dominate the Continent. By [[4E 99]], the Dominion had the people of [[Summerset Isles|Alinor]], the people of [[Valenwood]], and the people of [[Anequina]] & [[Pelletine]] under their control. On the 30th of [[Frostfall]] in [[4E 171]], a Dominion Ambassador arrived into the [[Imperial City]] to discuss with Titus Mede about an ultimatum. The Following requests were given from the Dominion: Staggering Tributes, Disbandment of the [[Blades]], ceding large sections of Southern Hammerfell, and banning [[Talos]] worship. Titus Mede greatly opposed the ultimatum and soon the [[Great War]] commenced. The War would encompass the borders surrounding Cyrodiil, the Southern Hammerfell Coast in places such as [[Hew's Bane]] and [[Khefrem]].<ref name="Great"/>
 
 
====The Hammerfell Front; Lady Arannelya's Campaign====
 
{{Quote|It appears now that the initial Aldmeri objective was in fact the conquest of Hammerfell, and that the invasion of Cyrodiil was intended only to pin down the Imperial legions while Hammerfell was overrun. However, the surprising initial success of Lord Naarifin's attack led the Thalmor to believe that the Empire was weaker than they had thought.|[[Legate Justianus Quintius]]|The Great War (Book)}}
 
Several days after the 30th of Frostfall, the Aldmeri Dominion invaded Hammerfell and Cyrodiil simultaneously from their southern borders. The Cyrodiil front was overrun by [[Lord Naarifin]], and his legion of Dominion Troopers was able to besiege the cities of [[Bravil]] and [[Leyawiin]], giving the Southern [[Niben]] to the Aldmeri Dominion. The war would soon reach the [[Niben Bay]], and series of Naval Battles ravaged the [[Nibenay Valley]]. The Hammerfell front was invaded by [[Lady Arannelya]], and her army was able to destroy the cities of [[Anvil]] and [[Kvatch]]. By [[4E 172]], Arannelya's Campaign reached places such as [[Taneth]] and [[Abah's Landing]]. Many [[Imperial Legion]] Warriors had to flee the uncontrollable conflict by crossing the Alik'r Desert and into the [[Colovian Highlands]]. A large army was now crossing the Alik'r Desert, leaving many died in the process, this became known as the [[March of Thirst]]. The growing conflict left the Crowns city of [[Hegathe]] the only standing city in the Southern Coast of Hammerfell not occupied by the Dominion.<ref name="Great"/>
 
 
The Forebears Army of [[Sentinel]] marched across the Alik'r Desert to the Kingdom of Hegathe to aid their Crowns brethren in the war. The two rival parties soon joined forces to push back the advancing Aldmeri Dominion from Hammerfell. At this point, the survivors of the March of Thirst met with reinforcements in the city of [[Skaven]]. [[General Decianus]] led the militia in Skaven and was soon called to return to the Imperial City for an impending [[Battle of the Red Ring|battle]] coming up at the [[Red Ring Road]]. Decianus did not want to leave Hammerfell defenseless, so he discharged ''invalid'' soldiers at the last minute before heading back to [[Colovia]]. These invalid soldiers formed the core of veterans that defended Skaven and pushed back the Aldmeri Dominion out of Hammerfell. Arannelya's campaign came to a close, and the only threat to the Empire was Naarifin's Campaign across the Imperial Province of Cyrodiil. Naarifin was able to capture the Imperial City until he was defeated by a [[Forgotten Hero]] with the legendary sword, [[Goldbrand]]. The war ended when the Empire defeated the Dominion at the [[Siege of the Imperial City (4E 174)|Siege of the Imperial City]].<ref name="Great"/><ref>Events of {{Legends}}</ref>
 
 
====The White-Gold Concordat; The Alik'r stands Alone====
 
[[File:Map of Stros M'kai.jpg|thumb|250px|A Map of Stros M'Kai.]]
 
{{Quote|In the end, the heroic Redguards fought the Aldmeri Dominion to a standstill, although the war lasted for five more years and left southern Hammerfell devastated.|[[Legate Justianus Quintius]]|The Great War (Book)}}
 
The outcome of the battle resulted in several [[Imperial Legion]]s such as the [[Eighth Legion]] were annihilated amidst the war. The Empire was in no condition to continue the fight and desperately wanted to end the war. In late [[4E 175]], the Empire signed the [[White-Gold Concordat]] which gave the Dominion, a large portion of Southern Hammerfell and banned the worship of [[Talos]]. The denizens of Hammerfell were unwilling to concede to the Dominion, and as a result, Titus Mede was forced to renounce Hammerfell as an Imperial Province. The [[Redguard]]s saw this as betrayal, and they continued the Great War by fighting the Dominion across Southern Hammerfell for another five years. The Dominion army was still weak from the Battle of the Red Ring, making them easier to fight than before the continued conflict. Finally, in [[4E 180]], the Dominion and the Redguards signed the [[Second Treaty of Stros M'kai]], to have the Dominion withdraw from the Hammerfell Province.<ref name="Great"/>
 
   
 
==Locations==
 
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===Regions===
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*[[Tigonus]] ([[Kozanset (Daggerfall)|Barony of Kozanset]], [[Satakalaam (Daggerfall)|County of Satakalaam]], [[Tigonus (Daggerfall)|Fiefdom of Tigonus]])
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*The Alik'r Desert has been described as the entire desert in Hammerfell, stretching from as far as Sentinel to Hegathe and the cities of Taneth and Rihad. The overall scope of the Alik'r is unknown; it extends far beyond the region in {{Online|!}}.
 
   
 
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"A sacred flame rises above the fire, The ghosts of great men and women without names, Cities long dead rise and fall in the flame, The Dioscori Song of Revelation, Bursting walls and deathless rock, Fiery sand that heals and destroys, The desert grips our hearts and souls, Its flame within our eyes and ears, Dust cannot die, and we are dust, Windblown, ephemeral, eternal, all."
Weltan of Sentinel[src]

The Alik'r Desert, Alik'r, or Alik'ra is an endless sea of desert that stretches across the northern coast of the province of Hammerfell. The sands of the Alik'r stretch as far as the eye can see, encompassing the majority of the province, and housing several civilizations, from the Redguards, to even the Dwemer.

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Hollow Wastes

Myrkwasa

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Greater Alik'r

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The Greater Alik'r consists of the desert of Hammerfell, from Hegathe to Ska'vyn.

The Greater Alik'r refers to the desert of Hammerfell, which shares its name with the general region of Northern Hammerfell. This area encompasses the western-half of Hammerfell, where much of the province's greatest history had occurred, such as the Arrival of the Ra Gada, and the Conquest of Hammerfell. The ancient capital of the Rourken Clan of Dwemer, the city of Volenfell is located here, with sources claiming its location around Satakalaam and Gilane, two settlements separated by the expansive Alik'r. Various nomads in Hammerfell traverse the Greater Alik'r, between the coastal cities. Nomadic groups like the Ash'abah are considered outcasts in Redguard society. On such tread across the Alik'r, the March of Thirst was noteworthy in the history of the Third Empire.[1][2]


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Main article: Alik'r Desert (Online)

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Main article: Alik'r (Daggerfall)

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