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The Daggerfall Covenant and the Bretons of High Rock (Book)


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The Daggerfall Covenant is the great union of the northwestern Tamriel, it consists of the provinces of Hammerfell and High Rock, and includes the races of; The Bretons, the Redguards and the Orcs. The Daggerfall Covenant story begins with Lord Emeric of Cumberland, a Breton noble raised at Wayrest. There he learned many things he would later find useful, such as his diplomatic skills that was much useful to him. High Rock was at peace of the moment, but this would not last.

For in the mountains Durcorach the Black Drake was preparing for war. In 2E 541 Durcorach led his Reachmen down from his Mountains and assaulted High Rock, Evermore and Hallin's stand both fell swiftly. Thankfully Wayrest proved to be too powerful to take, for thankfully, the Reachmen lacked siege engines and could not storm the walls nor breach either the walls or the gates. Did he give up though? No, Durcorach left enough troops to keep Wayrest's defenders caught inside the city and marched west. Alas Camlorn also fell to the Reachmen, the newly independant city-state was not prepared well enough for an assault. Durcorach now had his eye set on Daggerfall and contuined his march southwest to reach it. However unbeknownst to them Emeric had taken the lead of the Wayrest Heavy Dragoons and by ships sailed near Daggerfall. And as the Reachmen were massing below Daggerfall's massive walls they charged, completely taking the Reachmen by suprise. A sortie from Daggerfall came through the gates and finished the Reachmen, completely crushing them and killing Durcorach.

It was then when the Daggerfall Covenant were signed by the kingdoms of High Rock only a forthnight after. At last uniting the province. The Alliance were expanded with Hammerfell when Emeric wed with the princess of Sentinel, Maraya. A marriage that also resulted in a trade agreement. Alas to marry Maraya Emeric had to decline the offer to marry King Ranser of Shornhelm's daughter Rayelle, wich made Ranser wroth on Emeric and resulted in Another attack on Wayrest, this time by Ranser. Emeric managed to hold the city though and the siege was broken, the war ending with Ranser's defeat. The great Alliance was expanded with the Orcs whom Emeric had promised to give back their home of Orsinium to them and make it a full established province. The Orcs repay this by standing proudly below the lion banners of the Daggerfall Covenant.Emeric took a White lion banner on a blue field as the banner of the Covenant, now it flaps proudly in the wind. It will be used in the Daggerfall Covenant's quest in Cyrodiil to try to claim the Ruby Throne.

The Bretons of High Rock-

The Bretons are the dominant race in the province of High Rock, High Rock lies in the northwestern Tamriel with a nature shifting from temperate loose Forests to rocky mountains. They are a mongrel race, having both Aldmeri, Nordic and Nedic blood flowing in their veins. Their origin hails from when Nordic peole emigrated to High Rock, only to find the land already settled by the Aldmer of the Direnni clan. The Direnni interbred with the humans and eventually created the Bretons. The Bretons is sometimes called "Manmer" because of this.

The Bretons lived as lower class citizens under the Direnni, for quite a while the mer and Manmer lived togheter in harmony. Though this would change... The Breton race was first discovered by a Nord hunting party that assaulted them, believing them to be elves they assaulted them, only to stop when they discovered that they were no real elves. Outraged by this the Nordic king Vrage led assaults on them, and later on the Alessians. Though the Alessians campaign against them ended with their own destruction it also destroyed the main bulk of Direnni military power at the battle of Glenumbra moors in. Eventually these hostilites had weakened the Direnni enough for the Bretons to start to become the dominant power in High Rock. The Bretons did not take High Rock by force, they declared indpendence. And after that they simply took power by slowly assimilate the other populations, but also through trade and diplomacy. The Bretons came to be the dominant race in the province of High Rock, most of it were under their control in 1E 500, and has remained so even to this day.



The Bretons have always been united in their language, bardic traditions, culture and heroic legends. Yet until now that is all they have been united in. The Direnni left a Power Vacuum that made the Bretons split up into numerous kingdoms and city-states, uniting only when threatened. The most powerful of these smaller kingdoms have been Daggerfall for a long time, yet the rise of Wayrest from a small fishing hamlet to one of the greatest cities in High Rock made these two kingdoms eachother's main rivals. His Grace Emeric is the first High King of the Bretons.


Passionate, eccentric, poetic, flamboyant, resourceful, highly intelligent and willful. The Bretons have benefitted greatly from the interbreeding. They certainly have many talents, and are reknowned as talented craftsmen, shrewd merchants, excellent cooks, and great wizards to only name a few. Their mostly reknowned talent is likely magic, many great sorcerers have come from High Rock. The Bretons are one of the shorter races in Tamriel, they look much like their pale-skinned human brethen, but at an inspection you can see that they have some of the sharp elven appearence, some even have slightly pointing ears.


The Bretons villages are usually humble settlements made mostly by wood. Their cities however, being sprawling trading-hubs, is quite different from the smaller settlements. Daggerfall and Wayrest are two examples of their grand cities. The Bretons society is split up in a middle-class, a magical elite above them, and highest of all the nobles of High Rock. Many Bretons embrace this as a challenge to rise in ranks and carve their way up to nobility.


The Breton political system is bewilderingly complex, their politics is more or less "managed" by the large Powers such as Daggerfall and Wayrest, but from all corners of High Rock nobles and kings contribute to the politics. Before Emeric united High Rock it were split up in over forty city states and small kingdoms, these were constantly feuding and warring with eachother. The Breton nobility has certanly not helped to unite High Rock, for there is little lack in terms of ambition among all the noble families, many trying to become more powerful than the other. There is an old saying among the Bretons; "Find a new hill and become a king." and many Bretons have taken this into heart, as the history of High Rock reveals before Emeric United High Rock, even after the Alliance had been made things were not entirely peaceful. King Ranser of Shornhelm started a new war in High Rock that ended with his defeat. For now, no more conflict has erupted and things are calm and stable, something that bodes well for the future of High Rock.

- Archmage Alator Virane

This post was last modified: January 18th 2014, 02:24 PM by Archmage Alator


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