Elden Root (also spelled Eldenroot) 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.
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. The High Elves proposed Elden Root as the capital of the Aldmeri Dominion for strategic reasons – it helps bind the continental races to the Elves of Summerset to have the capital on Tamriel – and for mystical reasons.
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
To the south of the Elden Tree is seven Guild Traders, an Undaunted Enclave and the Altmer Embassy.
Across the south of the city is the Altmer Embassy which was created to establish communication between the Altmer of the Summerset Isles and the Bosmer of Valenwood. In addition to this, it is inteded 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.
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).
Several Guild Traders are dotted around the southern entrance of the Elden Tree.
East of the Elden Tree
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 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
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
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 Margayden is the Refuge's bank.
- 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.