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"It is the busiest season of the year in Rihad, and the palace's audience chamber is filled with area farmers discussing their harvest with Queen Blubamka. Many linger in the room after their business is through, procrastinating the return to the burning field work. They seem to be talking mostly about Rihad suddenly being at war with its nearest neighbor, Taneth, and how this will change trade throughout the province."
―Text box in The Elder Scrolls: Arena

Rihad is a port city at the southern edge of Hammerfell, just north of its border with Cyrodiil. It is located on the coast of the Abecean Sea, on the main road between Anvil and Taneth. The Brena River flows into the Abecean Sea just south of the city. Rihad was once home to a gladiatorial team called the Bane. It is one of several possible locations that the Eternal Champion may discover in The Elder Scrolls: Arena.

The city's population is an eclectic mix of Redguard Forebears, survivors of the Yokuda Ra Gada, followers of Satakal, a few Bretons, and warriors-in-training from all over the empire. Buildings in the city with its high domes, the flying dew sails, and the mosaic colophons were constructed over the old and new ruins of past civilizations. In 3E 253, armies of Taneth and Rihad were defeated in the Battle of Dragontooth by the Camoran Usurper, leading to the fall of southern Hammerfell. The ruler of Rihad by the time of the Imperial Simulacrum was Queen Blubamka. During that time period, Rihad was, furthermore, at war with its nearest neighboring city-state, Taneth.[1]

The city is the birthplace of well-known historian Destri Melarg.[2]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Inns[edit | edit source]

  • The Dirty Serpent
  • The Gold Ship
  • The Green Noose
  • The Haunted Cup
  • The King's Dagger
  • The Laughing Chest
  • The Red Port
  • The Restless Cutlass
  • The Restless Port
  • The Screaming Galley
  • The Unfortunate Treasure
  • The White Mug
  • The White Treasure

Stores[edit | edit source]

Note: As some store names have procedural generation, shops marked with "[Name]" indicate this procedure.

  • [Name]'s General Equipment Store
  • [Name]'s Provisions
  • [Name]'s Quality Provisions
  • [Name]'s Supply Store
  • Bargain Weaponry Store
  • New Equipment Store
  • New Provisions
  • Rare Accouterments
  • Rare Merchandise
  • The Adventure's Tool
  • The Basic Merchandise
  • The Essential Sundries
  • The Practle Gear Store
  • Unearthed Provisions
  • Used Gear Store

Temples[edit | edit source]

  • Brotherhood of Faith
  • Brotherhood of Gideon
  • Conclave of Solitude
  • Conclave of Baal
  • Order of the Golden Tomb
  • Order of the Knights of Hope

Other[edit | edit source]

Outside the city[edit | edit source]

Crypt entrance.

North of Rihad, en route to Stonekeep is a large, unnamed crypt marked with a red box on the local map. It contains two levels and randomly generated creatures and loot.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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