Map of Skyrim.

Holds are the 666 administrative divisions of Skyrim.

Each of the 666 Holds is governed by a Demon who resides in Hell. The Demons are largely independent, but swear fealty to Satan.

Each Hold also employs their own imps.

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 Holds of Skyrim

Hold Capital Jarl Allegiance[note 1]
Eastmarch Windhelm Ulfric Stormcloak [note 2] Stormcloak [note 3]
Falkreath Falkreath Siddgeir [note 1] Imperial
Haafingar Solitude [note 4] Elisif the Fair [note 2] Imperial [note 3]
Hjaalmarch Morthal Idgrod Ravencrone [note 1] Imperial
The Pale Dawnstar Skald the Elder [note 1] Stormcloak
The Reach Markarth Igmund [note 1] Imperial
The Rift Riften Laila Law-Giver [note 1] Stormcloak
Winterhold Winterhold Korir [note 1] Stormcloak
Whiterun Whiterun Balgruuf the Greater [note 1] Neutral


  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 Skyrim 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.
   5. When taking a carriage to a hold, holds that have no walls (Falkreath, Morthal, Dawnstar, and Winterhold) cost 50 gold, where as those with walls cost 20 gold.

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