"Traditionally, the East is regarded as the region's soul: magnanimous, tolerant, and administrative. It was in the rain forests of the Nibenay Valley that the original Cyro-Nordic tribes, the Nibenese, learned a self-reliance that separated them culturally and economically from Skyrim."
Imperial Geographic Society[src]

The Nibenay, the Niben, the Nibenay Valley,[note 1] or the Nibenean East[1] is one of two geographic regions that make up the Imperial Province of Cyrodiil and is the home of the Nibenese Imperials. The Nibenay is the center of culture throughout the Imperial Province and is covered in fertile rain forests that house the Niben River, the region's namesake and was a primary setting for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.[2]

Geography[edit | edit source]

The Nibenay is a vast rain forest that stretches to the northern reaches of the Jerall Mountains to the deep swamps of Blackwood. The Nibenay, like Colovia extends beyond the province of Cyrodiil, albeit not as much. The city of Rimmen is considered a part of the Nibenay and has traditionally been an Imperial city. The northern Nibenay is less jungle-esque, having a more subarctic and mountainous environment than the south. The County of Cheydinhal is located in the north of the area that meets the Nibenay Basin with the Valus Mountains. Central Nibenay resembles the rainforest more, with the eastern shores of Lake Rumare and the Northern Imperial Run. The city of Bravil is on the western Niben Bay. Southern Nibenay is more untamed and disputed, mainly with the Khajiit of Elsweyr. It goes between the Southern Niben Bay and the Topal Bay, on the southern edge of Cyrodiil.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. This was the original name of the Nibenay as mentioned in the Pocket Guide to the Empire, First Edition: Cyrodiil, which was released alongside Redguard. This is different than the Nibenay Valley region with the city of Bravil.

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