Corgrad Wastes, or simply Corgrad is a sunken city-state located in the northern coast of the Isle of Summerset, amidst the province of the Summerset Isles. Corgrad was heavily afflicted by the Thrassian Plague, and has been abandoned ever since. Corgrad eventually started to sink into the Sea of Pearls.

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Corgrad Wastes is located along the northwestern coast, which is in between the entrance of the Crystal Tower and the city-state of Lillandril. Corgrad was originally a port town, but when a sinkhole opened in the center of town, much of the architecture had fallen into the underground. On the surface, there are several traditional Altmer homes, but either sunken into the water or covered in layers of seaweed and moss. Nothing else is worth noting about the surface, but the underground is large. The biggest entrance into the underground is through the sinkhole, which has already been covered up. The only other way to the underground is from any of the homes, which has paths leading into it. The caves are vast and very open. The main chamber is where cavern dwellers inhabit.


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  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the New Life Festival on the 1st of Morning Star. It is a day of celebration where the drinks are free and people party in the streets all day. It truly is, a day of merriment.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the South Wind's Prayer on the 15th of Morning Star. It is a day to pray to the Gods for a bountiful harvest, and it is for citizens who cannot afford to heal from the local temple to get healed from an ailment.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate Heart's Day on the 16th of Sun's Dawn. It is in honor of a legend passed down from generation to generation about a couple named Polydor and Eloisa. Every Inn in Tamriel become free for visitors arriving into town.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the First Planting on the 7th of First Seed. It is the day that begins the harvest, where neighbors reconcile their difference, bad habits are dropped, and the clerics heal people for free.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the Second Planting on the 7th of Second Seed. The holiday is ideally the same holiday as First Planting, to improve one’s soul, and to improve relationships with others.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the Mid Year Celebration on the 16th of Mid Year. A day to distract everyone from the increased taxes. It is a day celebrating the halfway mark in the year, where many warriors feel blessed and venture to dungeons they normally cannot defeat.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the Merchant's Festival on the 10th of Sun's Height. It is a day that benefits the consumer in the market. Traders and Gypsies drop the prices on their stock. The only place that does not celebrate it is the Mages Guild. This is the same day as the Summoning of Boethiah.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate Sun's Rest on the 20th of Sun's Height. It is a day when the workers of Tamriel take a day to relax, businesses across town are closed in observance of this day. Some people have to have to leave the province to actually buy something.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate Harvest's End on the 27th of Last Seed. It is the final day of the harvest, and it is where the people eat the crops they have grown since the First Planting. Travelers are given the option to join a farmer’s family for a feast.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate Tales and Tallows on the 3rd of Hearthfire. It is the day of superstition where the elderly do not speak for an entire day, in fear of evil spirits entering their body. The Mages of Tamriel favor this day since it is a day to study the oldest forms of magic.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the Witches' Festival on the 13th of Frostfall. A day when Lord Hollowjack of Detritus spreads his influence across Tamriel. Monsters and Ghouls swarm across Tamriel, terrorizing the innocent. Many people do not dare to leave their home, in fear of being nabbed by these creatures.[1][2]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the Warriors Festival on the 20th of Sun's Dusk. It is a day where many warriors gather to practice their fighting prowess. Travelers buy weapons in stores since their price's drop by half. Young children foolishly buy weapons, only to stab themselves by mistake.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the North Wind's Prayer on the 15th of Evening Star. It serves as a thanksgiving to the Gods for the year's harvest. It is a day when the local temples heal and bless anyone for a lower price.[1]
  • The High Elves of Corgrad Wastes celebrate the Old Life Festival on the 31st of Evening Star. It is a day of rest, where many leave the events of the passing year behind and to reflect their past. They rest for the New Life Festival.[1]
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First EraEdit

In 1E 2200, the city-state of Corgrad was ruled by Kinlord Nemfarion, who made a grave decision to combat the Thrassian Plague. The Plague was a disease originating from the Sload that has the afflicted constantly drink until they vomit and die from the excess. Nemfarion issued a decree that the people of Corgrad would never leave their homes, nor the settlement until the disease had passed through, but unfortunately, Corgrad had ultimately succumbed to the disease. Corgrad had laid dormant and abandoned. A sinkhole had opened in the middle of Corgrad Wastes, swallowing the city-state and flooding the buildings. From then on, the curse of Corgrad Wastes had spread across the province, and scavengers began to inhabit the outskirts.[4][5]

Second EraEdit

Main article: Corgrad Wastes (Online)

During the Interregnum in 2E 583, a descendant of the Corgrad nobility, Faidur had returned to Corgrad to claim his birthright, meeting with the scavengers on the outskirts. Faidur sought the help of a newcomer to investigate the ruins, only to discover more clues on Corgrad's fate. Eventually, the two delved deep into the underground caverns, only to find a sect of cavern dwellers led by Arillas. These dwellers were among the original inhabitants of Corgrad, worshipping their "Saviors," the ones that had disposed of the Thrassian Plague from them. When Faidur and the newcomer arrived at their camp, Faidur was taken away to be sacrificed to the "Saviors." It is revealed that the Saviors were the first nobility, among them was Kinlord Nemfarion, who planned to use Faidur's youth to restore them back to health, all the while leaving their descendant in the ruins. But fortunately, the newcomer defeated Arillas and escaped with Faidur and several scavengers. Corgrad Wastes remained abandoned ever since then.[6]

Third EraEdit

Main article: Corgrad Wastes (Arena)

During the Imperial Simulacrum from 3E 389 to 3E 399, Emperor Uriel Septim VII was imprisoned along with Talin Warhaft in the Deadlands by Jagar Tharn. Tharn planned for months to capture the throne, and he was able to achieve so in the span of ten years. Tharn had a powerful weapon called the Staff of Chaos, which he split it into nine pieces and scattered them across Tamriel. The staff was the only thing keeping Uriel Septim and Warhaft in Oblivion. A warrior escaped his clutches and traveled all corners of Tamriel to retrieve the missing pieces. The hero was known as the Eternal Champion, and he assembled the staff and defeated Jagar Tharn at the Imperial Palace. The Eternal Champion had at one point visited the village of Corgrad Wastes in their quest to recover the pieces.[7]




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