- House Dres is an agrarian agricultural society, and its large saltrice plantations rely completely on slave labor for their economic viability. Always firm Temple supporters, House Dres is hostile to Imperial law and culture, and in particular opposed to any attempts to limit the institution of slavery. – Great Houses of Morrowind
- "House Dres represents the past of pre-Tribunal Great House culture, a persistent tradition of Daedra- and ancestor-worshipping civilized Dunmer clans." – Vivec
House Dres is one of the Great Houses of Morrowind, with presence only on the mainland. It governs the Dres District of south-eastern Morrowind from the city of Tear. The district includes the fertile Deshaan Plain, and borders Indoril District and the swamps and marshes of Black Marsh.
The Dres have a mainly rural but still very wealthy agrarian agricultural society, maintaining vast saltrice plantations on the plains and marshes surrounding Tear. The Dres are also the Dunmer that enslave and ship slaves to the other Great Houses, keeping thousands of captives, mostly Argonians, in their infamous slave-pens of Tear and the surrounding plantations.
For more information, see the lore article. House Dres is of little consequence in the game, as no members of the House are ever encountered anywhere in Vvardenfell, and they are only mentioned a few times even in dialog and books. Note that they should not be confused with the Dren family, who are prominent members of House Hlaalu.