Elden Grove, Eldengrove, or the Grove of the Sage is an ancient and mystical forest located deep within the province of Valenwood. The Elden Grove is the home of the First Tree, which gave life to the land, creating the forests of Valenwood and Tamriel.
The Elden Grove's location is largely unknown, though it is believed to be located in western Valenwood. The innards of the Elden Grove are described in myth with a misty and labyrinth-esque landscape. The First Tree itself is confused with Elden Root, which is a Graht-oak on the other side of the province. The vast forests are not easy to traverse, requiring several lights to see. Traveling further down the dungeon will eventually take you to the inner ruins of the area, filled with water canals that are necessary to use, to reach the inner sanctum. On the northwestern hall is the deepest part of the dungeon, filled with water. In some instances, the term "Elden Grove" has been used as a greater region, since city-states such as Silvenar and Greenheart are known to be located in this area.[UL 1]
During the Imperial Simulacrum from 3E 389 to 3E 399, Emperor Uriel Septim VII was imprisoned along with General Talin Warhaft in Oblivion by Jagar Tharn. Tharn planned for months to capture the throne, and he was able to achieve so very quickly.
Tharn had a powerful weapon called the Staff of Chaos, which he split it into eight pieces and scattered across Tamriel. The staff was the only thing keeping the Emperor and the General in Oblivion. A lone man escaped Tharn's 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 Elden Grove, to recover the third piece of the Staff of Chaos.
In the search for the pieces of the Staff of Chaos, the Eternal Champion had recently exploited Selene's Web for the queen of Eldenroot, Ulandra, and stole a jewel called the "Heart of Selene" so he could learn of the Elden Grove's location. The Grove held the third piece of the Staff of Chaos, which the Champion had already two: the Fang Lair's piece, and the Labyrinthian's.
The Champion raided the Grove, and claimed the third Staff Piece for himself. After sleeping once more, Ria Silmane came to the Champion in his dreams, using her dream bridge technique, and explained her divination of the fourth Staff Piece's location.
- The Elder Scrolls: Arena
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls Online (mentioned only)
|Valenwood Locations in Lore|
|Cities||Arenthia • Elden Root • Falinesti • Greenheart • Haven • Marbruk • Silvenar • Southpoint • Woodhearth|
|Regions||Grahtwood • Greenshade • Malabal Tor • Reaper's March|
|Landmarks||Bone Orchard • Cormount • Deepwoods • Elden Grove • Gil-Var-Delle • Hectahame • Jathsogur • Moonmont • Ouze • Seaside Sanctuary • Selene's Web • Tempest Island • Treehenge • Verrant Morass • Xylo River|