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For other uses, see Daggerfall.

Daggerfall is the largest city-state in Glenumbra. It is located in the southern part of Glenumbra, and is ruled by King Casimir. If aligned with the Daggerfall Covenant, the Vestige awakens in Daggerfall after escaping Coldharbour.

Like Wayrest, Daggerfall is split into districts. The southern half of the city is the Trade District, which holds many business, trading stalls and the Southern Docks, where passage by ship to Betnikh and Stros M'Kai can be arranged.

The northern half is Castle Town, which contains The Rosy Lion inn, guildhalls, one of the city's two stables and a number of homes, as well as the main gates. In the northwest is the Harbor District which contain the main docks of Daggerfall, while Castle Daggerfall overlooks the city on a hill in the west of the city.


Daggerfall was initially founded around the year 1E 246 by invading Nords from Skyrim during the Skyrim Conquests, bringing with them a rough civilization.

Numerous legends surround how the Kingdom of Daggerfall got its name. One of such rumors says that the first chieftain threw a dagger and let the spot where it fell act as the border. Skyrim did not hold the city for long, and only held control for about a century before the War of Succession made Skyrim lose all of its territory in the other provinces of Tamriel. However, Daggerfall thrived under Nordic rule and thus had an advantage over its neighbors upon independence.

The kingdom became a powerhouse for the Nedic Direnni Clan, but still continued to thrive even after the clan lost power in High Rock after the Battle of Glenumbra Moors. By 1E 609, under the rule of King Thagore, Daggerfall was the main economic, cultural, and military force in High Rock, and it remained so for millennia until the city of Wayrest eventually surpassed it.

In 2E 541, an army of Reachmen under Emperor Durcorach of Cyrodiil, the progenitor of the Longhouse Emperors, invaded High Rock. They began a fifty-seven day siege at Wayrest, before eventually being driven out. They instead assaulted Daggerfall, but were met by the armies of Wayrest. Durcorach was killed by Emeric of Cumberland, and afterwards, the kingdoms of High Rock signed the First Daggerfall Covenant, the terms of which were that if any kingdom was to come under attack, all the other kingdoms would defend it.

In 2E 566, Daggerfall and the other kingdoms reinforced Wayrest when it was assaulted by an army under the command of King Ranser, obeying the terms of the Covenant. When Ranser was defeated, Daggerfall and the other kingdoms signed the Second Daggerfall Covenant, which now included Hammerfell and Orsinium, which was finally granted provincial status by King Emeric.

In 2E 582, King Casimir was almost killed by the Bloodthorn Cult, but his life was saved by the Vestige, who had just arrived in Daggerfall after dropping into the sea off the coast of Stros M'Kai and brought to the city.


Daggerfall contains a wayshrine that sits just behind the Rosy Lion Inn in Castle Town. It is automatically unlocked as soon as you enter Glenumbra.

At the Southern Docks, you can speak to Gilzir to get to the islands of Betnikh and Stros M'Kai by ship.

Getting there[]

If you belong to the Covenant, you can simply teleport to the Wayshrine as it will be unlocked automatically after escaping Coldharbour. If you are a Pact player, you first must have completed God of Schemes and accepted Cadwell's Silver in order to reach Daggerfall. If you are a Dominion player, you must have accepted Cadwell's Gold and completed Cadwell's Silver.

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