The Elder Scrolls Online's Ebonheart Pact Faction Profiled
About 50 years prior to the game, an Akaviri invasion came in and basically tried to take over, says creative director Paul Sage. What happens now is that the Dunmer and the Nords have formed an alliance because the attack was so bad that they realized they were weak to the Imperial rise. So they form an alliance of convenience with the Argonians. Theyre surrounded by all these tides of opposing forces. They feel really threatened, so the Ebonhearts entire purpose is to band together and make sure theyre no longer in danger.
Find out more about what led to the alliance that formed this faction and where they reside over at Game Informer.