The Great War[edit | edit source]
In 4E 171 Naarifin and his army invaded Cyrodiil from the south, by marching out of their hidden camps near the Elsweyr border, flanking Imperial forces near the border of Valenwood. Shortly after, his army conquered Leyawiin and was already besieging Bravil.
By the end of 4E 172, Lord Naarifin's army had advanced to the walls of the Imperial City, while there were clashes between the Aldmeri Navy and Imperial Navy on Lake Rumare. A year later the Imperial City was surrounded on nearly every side, with only the supply route to Bruma remaining open.
In 4E 174 Lord Naarifin's army, now bolstered by Aldmeri reinforcements, took the Imperial City and started looting the city. Shortly after this, Lord Naarifin would begin working on a dread prophecy to bring about a Dominion victory, The Culling. The Battle of the Red Ring, however, changed the course of action, Naarifin had almost completed the prophecy, but was defeated just in time to prevent the Culling from being completed. Many rumors regarding his fate began to circulate, such as that Imperial forces hanged him from the top of the White-Gold Tower, in the Imperial City, where he stayed for thirty-three days. It is further rumored that a flying Daedra took his body away on the thirty-fourth day.