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"We're a mountain people, tough, independent. County Chorrol is rich in mines and timber, wool and mutton, and hard-working people."
Countess Arriana Valga[src]

Chorrol is one of the nine major cities located in the Imperial Province of Cyrodiil. Chorrol produces the hardest-workers seen on this side of Colovia and take advantage of the Great Forest and its flora.

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DescriptionEdit

GeographyEdit

Chorrol is located in the northwest edge of Cyrodiil and the intersection of the Black Road and the Orange Road. Chorrol was built specifically at the intersection of the two roads[source?] and it is built around a large Oak tree that is Chorrol's de facto mascot. Three streets in the city connect to the center: the northern street leads to the Orange Road and eventually Bruma, the eastern street leads to Castle Chorrol, and the western street leads to Chorrol's residential district and the Chapel of Stendarr.

HistoryEdit

Second EraEdit

Main article: Chorrol (Oblivion)

In the early second era, Varen Aquilarios of the Gold Coast was the Duke of Chorrol. At the same time, the then Emperor Leovic of the Longhouse Emperors legalized the worship of the Daedric Princes which lit the flames of revolution. Aquilarios banded together with the Colovian Cities and rebelled against Leovic in a conflict known as the Colovian Revolt. Chorrol, along with the towns of Skingrad, Anvil, Kvatch, and Bruma, fought Leovic and surrounded the Imperial City. The rebellion eventually defeated the Emperor and took control of the Ruby Throne in the White-Gold Tower.[1]

Later, when Emperor Varen Aquilarios was tricked into triggering an explosion known as the Soulburst by Mannimarco, the blast broke the barrier between Nirn and Oblivion. This rupture allowed Molag Bal to invade Tamriel. Since Mannimarco summoned Molag Bal from the Imperial City, the Daedric Prince began to lay his wrath on the surrounding regions of Cyrodiil from the Colovian West to Nibenay East. Cities such as Bruma, Chorrol, and Bravil were destroyed in the midst of the conquest and this event became known as the Planemeld. Tremors from Lake Rumare ravaged the countryside in the Great Forest by destroying many settlements such as Fort Rayles and Hackdirt, but it hit Chorrol the hardest.[2][3]

In 2E 579, Chorrol was hit with a series of earthquakes that toppled buildings and even Castle Chorrol to the ground. Eventually, a chasm broke out from the middle of Chorrol, and it revealed the inner magma inside the planet. Many citizens fell into the fissure, and due to Chorrol's lack of resources, they built rickety bridges through the chasm so people would not fall although it probably did not help[source?]. Flame Atronachs started to lurk out of the ravine and attacked passersby. Chorrol, despite its poor condition, was a sought out settlement for the alliances of the Alliance War. Chorrol's control was determined by whoever held the nearby Fort Rayles. The area had colloquially been known as Covenant Territory, and it was owned by the Daggerfall Covenant of the Iliac Bay.[4]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Chorrol (Oblivion)

In 3E 433, Chorrol prospered along with other eight cities in Cyrodiil. The city was under the leadership of Countess Arriana Valga, a prideful woman who is a firm believer of Akatosh and her husband, Count Charus Valga was a defender of the faith and a follower of Stendarr. He left an enormous impact on Chorrol, and there is a statue that was built in northern Chorrol in his likeness.[5]

In 4E 0, the Hero of Kvatch had planned to reform the Knights of the Nine in the West Weald and needed to gather the Relics of the Crusader in order to defeat the rising threat of Umaril the Unfeathered and his Aurorans. The Gauntlets of the Crusader were last seen in Chorrol's Chapel of Stendarr when the ancient Sir Casimir stowed away the gauntlets in the chapel.[6]

CuisineEdit

  • Chorrol Corn on the Cob – Made with Corn and Seasoning. Corn on the Cob is a very popular street food that is served by vendors throughout Chorrol and specifically in the center of town.

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