Alinor is the capital of the Summerset Isles, and was the center of the Aldmeri Dominion during the reign of King Alinor. Once home to a gladiatorial team called the Protectors,[oog 1] it was a forbidden city for almost 50 years; even today, human traders are usually only allowed on its ports. Visitors have described the city as made from glass or insect wings, which gives the city a beauty that, by any account, would easily rival that of any found on the mainland.
Throughout the long history of Alinor, it has often been at odds with the nearby city-state of Lillandril. Because of this internal strife, the Summerset Isles were quite isolated from the rest of Tamriel until Tiber Septim conquered the Isles in 2E 896, which was his final conquest on Tamriel. The golem Numidium, recently acquired as tribute from the Tribunal of Morrowind, attacked the city and captured it in mere minutes.
- Elante, an archaeologist with a scholarly interest in Daedra was from this city, as was the author Camilonwe.
- ^ a b c d Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Aldmeri Dominion — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Blessed Isle: Alinor and the Summersets — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ A Concise Account of the Great War Between the Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion — Legate Justianus Quintius
Note: the following references are not found in game. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.