Pell's Gate is a minor village located along the Red Ring Road in the Heartlands in Cyrodiil. Pell's Gate is one of the few settlements located along the Heartlands of Cyrodiil, the town was possibly named after Pelinal Whitestrake, whose name can be shortened to Pell.
As mentioned before, Pell's Gate is located on the Red Ring Road, which is a major route that extends to the other roads in Cyrodiil and goes around the Imperial City. Despite this, Pell's Gate is a small community that seems isolated from the Imperial City metropolis. Pell's Gate has three houses, one of which is the Sleeping Mare Inn, which is one of the town's sources of income. The town is built along the White Rose River.
During the Interregnum in 2E 582, the area of Central Cyrodiil was ravaged by both the Planemeld and the Alliance War. It was because of the ongoing war, across the countryside, several different gangs began to spring up and pillage the innocent settlements located from as far as the Valus Mountains to the Great Forest, and to the Nibenay Valley, Pell's Gate was no exception. The village was sacked by a group of raiders called the Homestead Bandits that burned down the few houses and stolen the different resources in town. The bandits came from the Homestead Ruins nearby. It is unknown what happened to the villagers, they were either evacuated to the Imperial City or taken in by the First Aldmeri Dominion, since the town was considered in Dominion Territory. If it was the former, then they were either killed or lost in Molag Bal's incursion of the Imperial City.
During the Oblivion Crisis in 3E 433, the town of Pell's Gate was flourishing amidst the third era but was affected by the Oblivion Crisis. Farmers and local workers of Pell's Gate were recruited to fight against the Daedra at the Second Battle of Ione's Oblivion Gate by Captain Tertius Ione. Captain Ione's forces were shoddy at best and consisted of the farmers of Pell's Gate and survivors of the initial attack. Ione learned that a warrior was able to travel to the Oblivion Gate and destroy it from inside. Ione used this knowledge to destroy the Gate and advance the Empire's forces on the Crisis. Ione was revered across the Empire for his bravery and the town of Ione grew after Tertius' victory.
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- An Elder Scrolls Novel: The Infernal City (mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls Online