Not to be confused with Gil-Var-Delle.

Sil-Var-Woad or Silver Wood is a royal zoo located in the southeastern corner of the Isle of Summerset, amidst the province of the Summerset Isles. Sil-Var-Woad is a zoo owned by the royal family of Alinor, with imports from all over Tamriel, where they are practically non-existent in the province.

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Sil-Var-Woad is situated on the southeastern shores of the Isle of Summerset, between the city-states of Dusk and Shimmerene. The settlement is built along the Eastern Pass, which connects Sunhold to the rest of the province via the land. The main facility is located on the southern end of the zoo, with a private park inside the conservatory for special animals. The zoo has many exhibits, some for a pack of Lions and some for large creatures like a Mammoth. To the north is the central plaza, with the road leading to Central Summerset and Shimmerene. For the most part, Sil-Var-Woad is a park with various animal pens; the paths are open for the moving customer, as well as open areas for lounging.

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  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate the New Life Festival on the 1st of Morning Star. It is a day of celebration where the drinks are free and people party in the streets all day. It truly is, a day of merriment.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate the South Wind's Prayer on the 15th of Morning Star. It is a day to pray to the Gods for a bountiful harvest, and it is for citizens who cannot afford to heal from the local temple to get healed from an ailment.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate Heart's Day on the 16th of Sun's Dawn. It is in honor of a legend passed down from generation to generation about a couple named Polydor and Eloisa. Every Inn in Tamriel become free for visitors arriving into town.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate the First Planting on the 7th of First Seed. It is the day that begins the harvest, where neighbors reconcile their difference, bad habits are dropped, and the clerics heal people for free.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate the Second Planting on the 7th of Second Seed. The holiday is ideally the same holiday as First Planting, to improve one’s soul, and to improve relationships with others.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate the Mid Year Celebration on the 16th of Mid Year. A day to distract everyone from the increased taxes. It is a day celebrating the halfway mark in the year, where many warriors feel blessed and venture to dungeons they normally cannot defeat.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate Sun's Rest on the 20th of Sun's Height. It is a day when the workers of Tamriel take a day to relax, businesses across town are closed in observance of this day. Some people have to have to leave the province to actually buy something.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate Harvest's End on the 27th of Last Seed. It is the final day of the harvest, and it is where the people eat the crops they have grown since the First Planting. Travelers are given the option to join a farmer’s family for a feast.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate Tales and Tallows on the 3rd of Hearthfire. It is the day of superstition where the elderly do not speak for an entire day, in fear of evil spirits entering their body. The Mages of Tamriel favor this day since it is a day to study the oldest forms of magic.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate the Witches' Festival on the 13th of Frostfall. A day when Lord Hollowjack of Detritus spreads his influence across Tamriel. Monsters and Ghouls swarm across Tamriel, terrorizing the innocent. Many people do not dare to leave their home, in fear of being nabbed by these creatures.[1][2]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate the Warriors Festival on the 20th of Sun's Dusk. It is a day where many warriors gather to practice their fighting prowess. Travelers buy weapons in stores since their price's drop by half. Young children foolishly buy weapons, only to stab themselves by mistake.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate the North Wind's Prayer on the 15th of Evening Star. It serves as a thanksgiving to the Gods for the year's harvest. It is a day when the local temples heal and bless anyone for a lower price.[1]
  • The High Elves of Silver Wood celebrate the Old Life Festival on the 31st of Evening Star. It is a day of rest, where many leave the events of the passing year behind and to reflect their past. They rest for the New Life Festival.[1]
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History[edit | edit source]

Second Era[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sil-Var-Woad (Online)

During the Interregnum in 2E 583, the settlement of Sil-Var-Woad was under the administration of Conservator Vinelore. When she became older, Queen Ayrenn had her beloved pet Indrik, Lotus be brought to and cared for in Sil-Var-Woad by the staff. Lotus was primarily taken care of by Talomar, a High Elf staff member of the zoo. Talomar had grown bond of the Indrik, giving the utmost care to the magic deer. A member of the Eyes of the Queen, Elise Mallon was sent to Sil-Var-Woad to uncover strange experiments done by the animals, and to garner a distraction, Mallon had unleashed all of the animals out of their pens, running amuck throughout Sil-Var-Woad. With the help of a wandering Nebarra, Talomar was able to find Lotus amidst the chaos, who was then taken by Conservator Vinelore. In reality, Vinelore had experimented with the animals, turning them into abominations to use against Queen Ayrenn. Before she could do anything with Lotus, she was killed by the Nebarra. Sil-Var-Woad was restored to order.[4]

Third Era[edit | edit source]

Main article: Silver Wood (Arena)

During the Imperial Simulacrum from 3E 389 to 3E 399, Emperor Uriel Septim VII was imprisoned along with Talin Warhaft in the Deadlands by Jagar Tharn. Tharn planned for months to capture the throne, and he was able to achieve so in the span of ten years. Tharn had a powerful weapon called the Staff of Chaos, and he split it into nine pieces and scattered them across Tamriel, the staff was the only thing keeping Uriel Septim and Warhaft in Oblivion. A warrior escaped his clutches and traveled all corners of Tamriel to retrieve the missing pieces. The hero was known as the Eternal Champion, and he assembled the staff and defeated Jagar Tharn at the Imperial Palace. The Eternal Champion had at one point visited the town of Silver Wood in their quest to recover the pieces.[5]

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