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{{Quote|Sprawling across both banks of the river stood the mighty graht-oak city, with groves and orchards of lesser trees crowding it like supplicants before their king.|[[A Dance in Fire, Book II]]}}
 
{{Quote|Sprawling across both banks of the river stood the mighty graht-oak city, with groves and orchards of lesser trees crowding it like supplicants before their king.|[[A Dance in Fire, Book II]]}}
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'''Graht-oaks''' are giant migratory trees that house [[Bosmer]]i cities in the province of [[Valenwood]].<ref name="PGE1AD">''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Aldmeri Dominion]]''</ref><ref>{{Skyrim}} - [[Loading Screens (Skyrim)#Races|Loading Screens]]</ref> The graht-oaks were allowed to move by magic that was invoked at the founding of the [[Camoran Dynasty]] by King [[Eplear]].<ref name="PGE1AD"/><ref name="PGE3V">''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Valenwood]]''</ref>
   
'''{{PAGENAME}}s''' are large migratory trees native to the province of [[Valenwood]].<Ref name = "PGE1AD">''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Aldmeri Dominion]]''</Ref> The Graht-oaks were allowed to move by magic that was invoked in the [[Dawn Era]].<Ref name = "PGE1AD"></Ref>
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==Background==
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[[File:Y'ffre Tree Concept Art.png|thumb|Depiction of the god [[Y'ffre]] as a Graht-oak.]]
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The walking tree city of [[Falinesti]] is the largest of Valenwood's graht-oaks,<ref name="PGE1AD"/> standing at a mile tall and half a mile wide.<ref name="DFII">''[[A Dance in Fire, Book II]]''</ref> The tree that forms the city is gnarled and twisted with a gorgeous crown of gold and green, dripping with vines and shining with sap.<ref name="DFII"/> Bosmer live in numerous natural dwellings within the mighty branches of the city, along with [[Orsimer|Orcs]], [[Imga]], and [[Centaur]]s.<ref name="PGE1AD"/><ref name="DFII"/>
   
The walking tree city of [[Falinesti]] is the largest of Valenwood's graht-oaks,<Ref name = "PGE1AD"></Ref> standing at a mile tall and half as wide.<Ref name = "DFII">''[[A Dance in Fire, Book II]]''</Ref> The tree that forms the city is gnarled and twisted with a gorgeous crown of gold and green, dripping with vines and shining with sap.<Ref name = "DFII"></Ref> [[Bosmer]] live in numerous natural dwellings within the mighty branches of the city, along with [[Orsimer|Orcs]], [[Imga]], and [[Centaurs]].<Ref name = "PGE1AD"></Ref><Ref name = "DFII"></Ref>
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Arboreal rodents, known as [[Kollopi]], live and feed exclusively only on the most tender branches of the graht-oaks.<ref name = "Red">''[[The Red Kitchen Reader]]''</ref> At the time of the annual harvest in Valenwood, colonies of [[Imga]] monkeys gather these little mice by leaping around beneath the shade of the graht-oaks and picking the Kollopi from their perches.<ref name="Red"/>
   
Arboreal rodents, known as [[Kollopi]], live and feed exclusively only on the most tender branches of the graht-oaks.<Ref name = "Red">''[[The Red Kitchen Reader]]''</Ref> At the time of the annual harvest in Valenwood, colonies of [[Imga]] monkeys gather these little mice by leaping around beneath the shade of the graht-oaks and picking the Kollopi from their perches.<Ref name = "Red"></Ref>
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At the end of the [[Third Era]], the graht-oak city of Falinesti stopped walking and rooted itself for the first time in recorded history.<ref name="PGE3V"/>
   
At the end of the [[Fourth Era]], the graht-oak city of Falinesti stopped walking and rooted itself for the first time in recorded history.<Ref name = "PGE3V">''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Valenwood]]''</Ref>
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==Graht-oak cities==
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*[[Elden Root]] – Capital of the [[Aldmeri Dominion (Online)|Aldmeri Dominion]].
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*[[Falinesti]] – The walking city of the [[Camoran Dynasty|Bosmer king]].
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*[[Silvenar (City)|Silvenar]] – Spiritual home of the Wood Elves.
   
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"Sprawling across both banks of the river stood the mighty graht-oak city, with groves and orchards of lesser trees crowding it like supplicants before their king."
A Dance in Fire, Book II

Graht-oaks are giant migratory trees that house Bosmeri cities in the province of Valenwood.[1][2] The graht-oaks were allowed to move by magic that was invoked at the founding of the Camoran Dynasty by King Eplear.[1][3]

BackgroundEdit

Y&#039;ffre Tree Concept Art

Depiction of the god Y'ffre as a Graht-oak.

The walking tree city of Falinesti is the largest of Valenwood's graht-oaks,[1] standing at a mile tall and half a mile wide.[4] The tree that forms the city is gnarled and twisted with a gorgeous crown of gold and green, dripping with vines and shining with sap.[4] Bosmer live in numerous natural dwellings within the mighty branches of the city, along with Orcs, Imga, and Centaurs.[1][4]

Arboreal rodents, known as Kollopi, live and feed exclusively only on the most tender branches of the graht-oaks.[5] At the time of the annual harvest in Valenwood, colonies of Imga monkeys gather these little mice by leaping around beneath the shade of the graht-oaks and picking the Kollopi from their perches.[5]

At the end of the Third Era, the graht-oak city of Falinesti stopped walking and rooted itself for the first time in recorded history.[3]

Graht-oak citiesEdit

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