Elder Scrolls Online Races: The Ebonheart Pact

Posted Tue, Jul 16, 2013 by gunky

Elder Scrolls Online Races: The Ebonheart Pact

Nords | Dark Elves | Argonians


The east coast of Tamriel is home to the Ebonheart Pact, from mountainous Skyrim in the north to the swamps of the Black Marsh in the south. By most accountings, the constituent members of the Ebonheart Pact shouldn't get along - the Argonians from the Black Marsh have historically been enslaved by the Dark Elves of Morrowind, and the Nords of Skyrim have traditionally bullied the Dark Elves (and basically everybody else). The only things these people hate more than each other is a) everyone else, and b) the idea that whoever takes control of Cyrodiil will attempt to strip them of their independence. 

Elder Scrolls Online Races - Ebonheart Pact - Jorunn the Skald-King

The Ebonheart Pact was formed out of necessity, when the foreign armies of Akavir invaded Tamriel from the north. Working together, the Nords, Dark Elves and Argonians crushed a major force of the invading Akaviri army. The Nords drove the Akaviri from their march on Riften, driving them down into Morrowind, where the Dark Elves and Argonians converged on them. This great victory forged a deep respect for one another in the three races - despite their historical acrimony, they saw each others' strength and recognized the power of their combined might. They formed the Great Moot, the governing body of the Ebonheart Pact consisting of representatives of all the races and headed by the Nord, Jorunn the Skald-King.


The people of the Ebonheart Pact are united in their desire to remain independent. They have no desire to labor under the yoke of a racist, totalitarian Altmer-run regime, and they feel that the Daggerfall Covenant is too dangerous to rule as a central government. The Ebonheart Pact is arguably the most balanced faction in the Elder Scrolls Online, but that balance is fragile and based on the ability of the three races to keep one another in-line.


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