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|interest = [[Hist|Hist Tree of Soulrest]]<br />[[Underground Express]]
 
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|era = [[First Era]]–[[Third Era]]
 
|era = [[First Era]]–[[Third Era]]
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|affiliation = [[An-Xileel]]<br />[[East Empire Trading Company]]<br />[[Imperial Legion]]<br />[[Second Empire]]
 
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{{Quote|You enter the gates of Soulrest, leaving the sounds of the ocean and surf behind. Inside it seems as if a hush as fallen over the city, as if all inside are holding their breath in anticipation.|Description in ''Arena''|The Elder Scrolls: Arena}}
 
{{Quote|You enter the gates of Soulrest, leaving the sounds of the ocean and surf behind. Inside it seems as if a hush as fallen over the city, as if all inside are holding their breath in anticipation.|Description in ''Arena''|The Elder Scrolls: Arena}}
'''Soulrest''' is a city located along the [[Black Marsh]] coastline on the [[Topal Bay]].
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'''Soulrest''' is one of the eight major cities in the province of [[Black Marsh]], situated on the southwest coast, on the [[Topal Bay]]. Soulrest is a quiet port-town that is also a major trading post amidst the southern sea, and even the [[East Empire Trading Company]].
   
 
==By game==
 
==By game==
 
*[[Soulrest (Arena)]]
 
*[[Soulrest (Arena)]]
   
==History==
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==Description==
===[[First Era]]===
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===Geography===
In the late first era, the notorious bandit king [[Red Bramman]] was sighted along the Topal Bay including Soulrest. His raids eventually brought the attention of then Empress [[Hestra]] and her [[Imperial Navy]]. The Navy tracked Bramman down a river near Soulrest which was covered by a thicket of mangroves.<ref>''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Black Marsh]]''</ref>
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{{Missing|Lore}}
   
During the [[Blackwater War]] in [[Rain's Hand]] [[1E 2828]], [[Legate]] [[Elissia Mallicius]] ordered a unit to burn a peat bog outside the city of [[Stormhold]]. The bog however, was connected to massive underground network spanning all over Black Marsh. There have been reports coming as far as Soulrest and [[Gideon]].<ref>''[[The Blackwater War, Volume VI]]''</ref>
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===Traditions===
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG">[https://www.imperial-library.info/content/arena-holidays ''Holidays in Arena'']</ref>
   
In [[1E 2920]], Soulrest was aiding the [[Reman Empire]] during the [[Four Score War]]. The Battlechief of Soulrest offended Emperor [[Reman Cyrodiil III]] by stepping on his foot.<ref>''[[2920, vol 02 - Sun's Dawn]]''</ref>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest celebrate [[Jester's Day]] on the 28th of [[Rain's Hand]]. The holiday’s purpose is unknown, likely to celebrate the [[Daedric Prince]] of Madness and Whimsicality, [[Sheogorath]]. It is a day to play pranks on each other and to have overall fun.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest celebrate the [[Merchant's Festival]] on the 10th of [[Sun's Height]]. It is a day that benefits the consumer in the market. Traders and Gypsies drop the prices on their stock. The only place that does not celebrate it is the [[Mages Guild]]. This is the same day as the Summoning of [[Boethiah]].<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest celebrate the [[Witches' Festival]] on the 13th of [[Frostfall]]. A day where the creepy ghouls and creatures of the night gather to terrorize the residents of Tamriel. Many have not dared to wander the streets at night, in fear of being nabbed by a creature.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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*The [[Argonian]]s of Soulrest 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.<ref name="Holiday" group="OOG"/>
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==History==
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===[[First Era]]===
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====The Great Burn & Regulus Sardecus====
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In [[1E 2811]], the [[Second Empire]] of Cyrodiil waged war with the Black Marshes, long before it was the province that is known to this day. It had begun with the borderlands, as it soon pushed into the regions of the inner marsh. [[Regulus Sardecus]] was the second commander to take the helm of the Reman Invasion Front against Black Marsh, ever since [[Augurius Bucco]] had lost at the massacre at [[Xi-tsei]]. However, Sardecus' campaign ended in ruin, when [[Elissia Mallicius]] had burned a peat bog outside of [[Stormhold]], which had inadvertently burn the entirety of Black Marsh, as far as Soulrest and [[Gideon]]. The "[[Great Burn]]" as it was called, had killed dozens of Legionnaires by inflicting them with [[Swamp Lung]]. This ended the Second Campaign, and ultimately led to the death of Regulus Sardecus.<ref>''[[The Blackwater War, Volume IV]]''</ref><ref>''[[The Blackwater War, Volume VI]]''</ref>
   
 
===[[Third Era]]===
 
===[[Third Era]]===
During the [[Imperial Simulacrum]], the [[Eternal Champion]] had at one point visited the city in their quest for a piece of the [[Staff of Chaos]].
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====Soulrest during the Imperial Simulacrum====
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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 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 city of Soulrest in their quest to recover the pieces. The city of Soulrest was under the rule of [[Queen Heciana]].<ref>Events of {{Arena}}</ref>
   
In [[3E 427]], there was a tribal uprising within the city of Soulrest. The [[Expeditionary Force]] had to step in and take them down. As a result, local mines and plantations were destroyed.<ref>''Rumors from {{Morrowind}}''</ref>
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===Minor Events===
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*[[1E 1033]] – [[Empress Hestra]] of the [[First Empire]] had called for the head of [[Red Bramman]], a notorious pirate lord that laid waste to the Topal Bay, terrorizing the Empire. Bramman fled the Alessian Navy by entering the river near Soulrest until he was caught at [[Blackrose]].<ref>''[[Pocket Guide to the Empire, Third Edition: Black Marsh]]''</ref>
   
 
==Gallery==
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*When ''Arena'' was going to be a tournament-based game, Soulrest's team was known as the Knightblades.<ref group="OOG">[https://www.imperial-library.info/content/go-blades ''Go Blades'']</ref>
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*In an earlier stage of development, ''Arena'' was going to be a tournament-based game, where each city had their own gladiatorial team. Soulrest's team was known as the Knightblades.<ref group="OOG">[https://www.imperial-library.info/content/go-blades ''Go Blades!'']</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*{{Arena}}
 
*{{Arena}}
 
*{{Morrowind}} {{Mo}}
 
*{{Morrowind}} {{Mo}}
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*{{Online}} {{Mo}}
 
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"You enter the gates of Soulrest, leaving the sounds of the ocean and surf behind. Inside it seems as if a hush as fallen over the city, as if all inside are holding their breath in anticipation."
―Description in Arena[src]

Soulrest is one of the eight major cities in the province of Black Marsh, situated on the southwest coast, on the Topal Bay. Soulrest is a quiet port-town that is also a major trading post amidst the southern sea, and even the East Empire Trading Company.

By game

Description

Geography

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Traditions

Click to show
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest celebrate the Witches' Festival on the 13th of Frostfall. A day where the creepy ghouls and creatures of the night gather to terrorize the residents of Tamriel. Many have not dared to wander the streets at night, in fear of being nabbed by a creature.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]
  • The Argonians of Soulrest 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.[OOG 1]

History

First Era

The Great Burn & Regulus Sardecus

In 1E 2811, the Second Empire of Cyrodiil waged war with the Black Marshes, long before it was the province that is known to this day. It had begun with the borderlands, as it soon pushed into the regions of the inner marsh. Regulus Sardecus was the second commander to take the helm of the Reman Invasion Front against Black Marsh, ever since Augurius Bucco had lost at the massacre at Xi-tsei. However, Sardecus' campaign ended in ruin, when Elissia Mallicius had burned a peat bog outside of Stormhold, which had inadvertently burn the entirety of Black Marsh, as far as Soulrest and Gideon. The "Great Burn" as it was called, had killed dozens of Legionnaires by inflicting them with Swamp Lung. This ended the Second Campaign, and ultimately led to the death of Regulus Sardecus.[1][2]

Third Era

Soulrest during the Imperial Simulacrum

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 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 city of Soulrest in their quest to recover the pieces. The city of Soulrest was under the rule of Queen Heciana.[3]

Minor Events

Gallery

Trivia

  • In an earlier stage of development, Arena was going to be a tournament-based game, where each city had their own gladiatorial team. Soulrest's team was known as the Knightblades.[OOG 2]

Appearances

References

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Holidays in Arena
  2. Go Blades!
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