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[[File:SkyrimMap.jpg|thumb|300px|Map of Skyrim.]]
 
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'''Holds''' are the nine administrative divisions of [[Skyrim]].
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'''Holds '''are the nine administrative divisions of [[Skyrim]], different from each other both in climate and local government.
   
 
Each of the nine Holds is governed by a [[Jarl]] who resides in the Hold's capital city. The Jarls are largely independent, but swear fealty to Skyrim's [[High King]], who in turn swears fealty to the [[Emperor]].
 
Each of the nine Holds is governed by a [[Jarl]] who resides in the Hold's capital city. The Jarls are largely independent, but swear fealty to Skyrim's [[High King]], who in turn swears fealty to the [[Emperor]].
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|[[Eastmarch (Skyrim)|Eastmarch]]
 
|[[Eastmarch (Skyrim)|Eastmarch]]
 
|[[Windhelm (Skyrim)|Windhelm]]
 
|[[Windhelm (Skyrim)|Windhelm]]
|'''[[Ulfric Stormcloak]]'''<ref name="High King" group="note">These Jarls claim the title of [[High King]] or [[High Queen|Queen]].</ref>
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|'''[[Ulfric Stormcloak]]'''
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<ref name="High King" group="note">These Jarls claim the title of [[High King]] or [[High Queen|Queen]].</ref>
 
|[[Stormcloak]] <ref name="Center" group="note">Eastmarch and Haafingar are the "centers" of their respective factions.</ref>
 
|[[Stormcloak]] <ref name="Center" group="note">Eastmarch and Haafingar are the "centers" of their respective factions.</ref>
 
|[[Brunwulf Free-Winter]]
 
|[[Brunwulf Free-Winter]]
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|[[Falkreath Hold|Falkreath]]
 
|[[Falkreath Hold|Falkreath]]
 
|[[Falkreath (Skyrim)|Falkreath]]
 
|[[Falkreath (Skyrim)|Falkreath]]
|[[Siddgeir]]<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
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|[[Siddgeir]]
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<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
 
|[[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]
 
|[[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]
 
|[[Dengeir of Stuhn]]
 
|[[Dengeir of Stuhn]]
 
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|-
 
|[[Haafingar]]
 
|[[Haafingar]]
|[[Solitude (Skyrim)|Solitude]]<ref name="Capital" group="note">Solitude is also the overall capital of Skyrim.</ref>
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|[[Solitude (Skyrim)|Solitude]]
|'''[[Elisif the Fair]]'''<ref name="High King" group="note"/>
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<ref name="Capital" group="note">Solitude is also the overall capital of Skyrim.</ref>
|[[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]<ref name="Center" group="note"/>
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|'''[[Elisif the Fair]]'''
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<ref name="High King" group="note"/>
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|[[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]
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<ref name="Center" group="note"/>
 
| -
 
| -
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Hjaalmarch]]
 
|[[Hjaalmarch]]
 
|[[Morthal]]
 
|[[Morthal]]
|[[Idgrod Ravencrone]]<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
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|[[Idgrod Ravencrone]]
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<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
 
|[[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]
 
|[[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]
 
|[[Sorli the Builder]]
 
|[[Sorli the Builder]]
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|[[The Pale]]
 
|[[The Pale]]
 
|[[Dawnstar (Skyrim)|Dawnstar]]
 
|[[Dawnstar (Skyrim)|Dawnstar]]
|[[Skald the Elder]]<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
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|[[Skald the Elder]]
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<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
 
|[[Stormcloak]]
 
|[[Stormcloak]]
 
|[[Brina Merilis]]
 
|[[Brina Merilis]]
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|[[The Reach]]
 
|[[The Reach]]
 
|[[Markarth]]
 
|[[Markarth]]
|[[Igmund]]<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
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|[[Igmund]]
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<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
 
|[[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]
 
|[[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]
 
|[[Thongvor Silver-Blood]]
 
|[[Thongvor Silver-Blood]]
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|[[The Rift (Skyrim)|The Rift]]
 
|[[The Rift (Skyrim)|The Rift]]
 
|[[Riften (Skyrim)|Riften]]
 
|[[Riften (Skyrim)|Riften]]
|[[Laila Law-Giver]]<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
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|[[Laila Law-Giver]]
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<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
 
|[[Stormcloak]]
 
|[[Stormcloak]]
 
|[[Maven Black-Briar]]
 
|[[Maven Black-Briar]]
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|[[Winterhold (Hold)|Winterhold]]
 
|[[Winterhold (Hold)|Winterhold]]
 
|[[Winterhold (Skyrim)|Winterhold]]
 
|[[Winterhold (Skyrim)|Winterhold]]
|[[Korir]]<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
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|[[Korir]]
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<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
 
|[[Stormcloak]]
 
|[[Stormcloak]]
 
|[[Kraldar]]
 
|[[Kraldar]]
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|[[Whiterun Hold|Whiterun]]
 
|[[Whiterun Hold|Whiterun]]
 
|[[Whiterun (Skyrim)|Whiterun]]
 
|[[Whiterun (Skyrim)|Whiterun]]
|[[Balgruuf the Greater]]<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
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|[[Balgruuf the Greater]]
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<ref name="CivilWar" group="note"/>
 
|Neutral, later [[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]
 
|Neutral, later [[Imperial Legion (Skyrim)|Imperial]]
 
|[[Vignar Gray-Mane]]
 
|[[Vignar Gray-Mane]]

Revision as of 07:00, January 12, 2016

SkyrimMap

Map of Skyrim.

Holds are the nine administrative divisions of Skyrim, different from each other both in climate and local government.

Each of the nine Holds is governed by a Jarl who resides in the Hold's capital city. The Jarls are largely independent, but swear fealty to Skyrim's High King, who in turn swears fealty to the Emperor.

Each Hold also employs their own guards, who can be identified by the color of their uniform and the Hold symbol they bear on their shields.

Given the independent nature of governance, crimes are tracked independently by each Hold, and a criminal who is wanted in one Hold may have no bounty in another. 

Old Holds

Winterhold, Eastmarch, The Rift and The Pale are known collectively as the "Old Holds," and have remained more isolated—not only from a geographic standpoint, but a political one as well, given that they are all initially aligned with the Stormcloaks during the civil war.[1] The Old Holds are bound together in history, as these holds were inhabited by the ancient Nords.

The Holds of Skyrim

Hold Capital Jarl Allegiance[note 1] Potential Jarl
Eastmarch Windhelm Ulfric Stormcloak

[note 2]

Stormcloak [note 3] Brunwulf Free-Winter
Falkreath Falkreath Siddgeir

[note 1]

Imperial Dengeir of Stuhn
Haafingar Solitude

[note 4]

Elisif the Fair

[note 2]

Imperial

[note 3]

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Hjaalmarch Morthal Idgrod Ravencrone

[note 1]

Imperial Sorli the Builder
The Pale Dawnstar Skald the Elder

[note 1]

Stormcloak Brina Merilis
The Reach Markarth Igmund

[note 1]

Imperial Thongvor Silver-Blood
The Rift Riften Laila Law-Giver

[note 1]

Stormcloak Maven Black-Briar
Winterhold Winterhold Korir

[note 1]

Stormcloak Kraldar
Whiterun Whiterun Balgruuf the Greater

[note 1]

Neutral, later Imperial Vignar Gray-Mane

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 These can change if the Dragonborn undertakes the Civil War questline.
  2. 2.0 2.1 These Jarls claim the title of High King or Queen.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eastmarch and Haafingar are the "centers" of their respective factions.
  4. Solitude is also the overall capital of Skyrim.

Trivia

  • When taking a carriage to a hold, holds that have no walls (Falkreath, Morthal, Dawnstar, and Winterhold) cost 50 GoldIcon, whereas those with walls cost 20 GoldIcon.

See also

Appearances

References

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