For other uses, see Elden Root.

Elden Root is a great graht-oak city, and the capital of the Aldmeri Dominion in The Elder Scrolls Online. It lies in the region of Grahtwood, at the heart of the province of Valenwood.[1][2]

The city has evolved into a center of political and cultural importance and is of vital strategic importance in the Dominion's battle to control Tamriel.[2] The High Elves proposed Elden Root as the capital of the Aldmeri Dominion for strategic reasons – by allowing for the continental races located on the mainland of Tamriel to be bound to the Elves of Summerset – and for mystical reasons.[3]

Elden Tree[edit | edit source]

Main article: Elden Tree

The city is centered around a large graht-oak tree known as the "Elden Tree" which contains the vast bulk of the city's shops, workstations, shrines and the Elden Root Wayshire.

South of the Elden Tree[edit | edit source]

A map of southern Elden Root.

To the south of the Elden Tree is seven Guild Traders, an Undaunted Enclave and the Altmer Embassy.

Altmer Embassy[edit | edit source]

A view of the Altmer Embassy in Elden Root.

Across the south of the city is the Altmer Embassy which was created to establish relations between the Altmer of the Summerset Isles and the Bosmer of Valenwood. It is intended to unite the two races of the Dominion. The area is found in a walled area separate to the remainder of Elden Root. Ambassador Tarinwe headed the embassy before being identified as a member of the Veiled Heritance.

Undaunted Enclave[edit | edit source]

East of the Altmer Embassy is an Undaunted Enclave which contains an undaunted quartermaster in addition to three Undaunted reward chests (gold, silver and bronze).

Guild Traders[edit | edit source]

Several Guild Traders are dotted around the southern entrance of the Elden Tree.

East of the Elden Tree[edit | edit source]

A map of eastern Elden Root.

Two cooking fires, three brewers and an innkeeper can be found in and around the Outside Inn. This connects to the Great Tree Stables and the Elden Root Outlaws Refuge which contains two Fences (who may buy stolen goods), a Bank, Guild Trader and Merchant.

East Elden Root from left to right: Indithil's Brewing stall; Enthilin's Hut (Outside Inn); Fradion's Hut (Outside Inn); Great Tree Stables.

Outside Inn[edit | edit source]

East of the Elden Tree is the Outside Inn. The Outside Inn is divided into two graht-oak huts: both of which contain cooking fires. In the northern hut is Enthilin, a brewer. The Innkeeper—Fradion—can be found in the southern hut. Two additional brewers can be found in the surrounding area: Indithil may be found in a stall just west of the Inn.

Great Tree Stables[edit | edit source]

Attached to the Outside Inn is the Great Tree Stables: the Stables contain the Horsemaster Galolion. Four types of Horse may be bought here in addition to Horse upgrades.

Elden Root Outlaws Refuge[edit | edit source]

Inside the Elden Root Outlaws Refuge.

The Elden Root Outlaws Refuge is hidden underneath the Outside Inn's graht-oak huts (on the ground beneath the bridge connecting the two). The refuge contains two Fences—Glushonkh and Uzarnaym—as well as a Merchant called Beekaw. Naerorien acts as the acts Guild Trader and Margaydeh is the Refuge's banker.

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Fighters Guildhall[edit | edit source]

Mages Guildhall[edit | edit source]

Note: either Gathwen or Rurelion will appear here depending on choices made in the Temple of the Mourning Springs. 

Altmer Embassy[edit | edit source]

Note: Mahiralit only appears during the course of "The Honor of the Queen," if Intimidate is not used.

The Middens[edit | edit source]

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Treasury of the Tree East and Treasury of the Tree West are located in the north and south sections of the Upper Level of the Elden Tree. The Treasury of the Tree West is actually located further east than the Treasury of the Tree East.
  • Elden Root has two Woodworkers, two Mystics, two Chefs, three Bewers, two Clothiers, two Merchants, four Banks, two Enchanters, two Alchemists, three Cooking fires, two Blacksmithing stations, two Clothing stations, two Alchemy stations, two Enchantment tables and eight Guild Traders.
  • Outside Inn is a play on the phrase "outside-in" (or inside-out). This is when the intended front/outside of a piece of clothing is in the inside—as such, the inside of the clothing is in-fact on the outside/front.
  • The Armsman Samati is actually female.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Elder Scrolls Online Interactive Map of Tamriel: Grahtwood
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Elder Scrolls Online Alliances: Aldmeri Dominion
  3. December 20, 2013. The Elder Scrolls Online Ask Us Anything: Aldmeri Dominion (Part 2)
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