Lore:Farrun

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Farrun
Type Settlement
Continent Tamriel
Province High Rock
Region Wrothgar
Appears in Arena, ESO
Fharun Stronghold, which would eventually become the city of Farrun, circa 2E 582
A map of High Rock

Farrun (or Fharun) is a northern port city on the north shore of High Rock,[1] and one of eight kingdoms in the province.[2] It is known for its icy winters.[3]

The town began as an Orcish stronghold by the name of Fharun, named after the Fharun Clan. The stronghold was infamous for its Breton-designed prison complex, which was notorious even among the Orcs.[4] Fharun was also home to archivists of Malacath, who protected a sacred scroll that supposedly contained the words of Malacath himself. During the Interregnum, the clan was led by Chief Bazrag gro-Fharun, a Malacath worshipper. Bazrag refused to bend the knee to the Trinimac-worshipping King Kurog, despite being an old friend of the king. Because of this, Fharun did not join the Daggerfall Covenant in 2E 567 and didn't take part in the Alliance War of 2E 582.[5]

Following the end of the Planemeld, Kurog began a concerted effort to rebuild his seat of Orsinium and unite the whole of Wrothgar under his rule. Bazrag and several other clan chiefs resisted, and Kurog enlisted the aid of the Vosh Rakh to assassinate the chiefs. Fharun was seized by the Vosh Rakh, who threw their captives into the prison and released the prisoners to kill them. Bazrag was rescued from such a fate by the Soulless One, and returned to Orsinium to foil Kurog's assassination attempt. Following the death of Kurog, the surviving chiefs appointed Bazrag as king, uniting Wrothgar and ending the worship of Trinimac. The Vosh Rakh fled from Fharun Stronghold, although it is unknown if the settlement was reclaimed by the remaining clan members.[5]

Kurog's Orsinium eventually fell, and at some point Fharun became the Breton city-state of Farrun. The city is ruled by a king or queen. One noted citizen of Farrun was Lord Storig, who commanded the vanguard of the Imperial army at the Battle of Bodrum in 1E 2920 during the Four-Score War.[6] Another is an unnamed king known to have fought a war against Solitude and its allies some time late in the Third Era.[7] During the Imperial Simulacrum in the late Third Era, the city-state of Farrun was an active settlement. It was ruled by King Tristyrick, and it had a rivalry with Jehanna.[3] Farrun was neighbored by several settlements, including Cloud Spring to the southeast, Dunlain Falls to the south, and Jehanna to the east.[8]

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Notes[edit]

  • Arena was originally conceived as a fighting game featuring a tournament that took the player to each of Tamriel's cities to challenge different gladiatorial teams. According to a file from that stage of development left behind in the final game, Farrun's gladiatorial team would have been called "the Hellcats".[UOL 1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Map of High Rock — Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition)
  2. ^ Etiquette With RulersErystera Ligen
  3. ^ a b Farrun location and rumors in Arena
  4. ^ ESO loading screens
  5. ^ a b Events of ESO
  6. ^ 2920, First SeedCarlovac Townway
  7. ^ The Rear GuardTenace Mourl
  8. ^ Map of High Rock — The Elder Scrolls: Arena

Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ Original TES: Arena texts at the Imperial Library