Riliadir, viewing gardens in Auridon
Notes on the strict botanical standards of the Altmer
- "It's too, well, clean, I guess. It's not like Valenwood at all. Wood Elves, we're part of the forest and we work together with the trees; the Altmer demand obedience from them. If they can't magically force them into shape, they'll cut them. I've seen it, the obsessive clipping and pruning and even tying trunks down to encourage them to bend in strange ways. I heard they'll have them uprooted, even after years of work, if just one flower blooms without exactly the right number of petals, or if one fruit doesn't have the 'proper' number of seeds. It's all about control for them. It's horrible. I feel bad for their gardens."