|Location(s):||Auridon, Glenumbra, Stonefalls|
|Location Notes:||This lorebook is located in vicinity of Maormer Invasion Camp, southern Auridon, west of Vulkhel Guard.|
|Location Notes:||This lorebook is located in vicinity of Lion Guard Redoubt (crafting station POI), northwestern Glenumbra.|
Loc.1 – Inside wooden house. There is a small well outside this well.
Loc.1 – In a corner of a room just across the house entrance.
|Location Notes:||Northern Stonefalls, North Ebonheart and its Wayshrine, North from nearby Stonefang Isle (eye icon).
On beach, next to a backpack, human skeleton, and a pile of small rocks, close to a water.
Northern Stonefalls, North from nearby Stonefang Isle.
The next thirty-seven years were perhaps the bloodiest in the violent history of Tamriel.
In order to crush the last of the royal armies, Versidue-Shaie had to sacrifice many of his best legions, as well as spend nearly every last piece of gold in the Imperial treasury. But he accomplished the unthinkable. For the first time in history, there was but one army in the land, and it was his own.
The problems that immediately surfaced were almost as staggering as the triumph itself. The Potentate had impoverished the land by his war, for the vanquished kingdoms had also spent the last of their gold in defense. Farmers and merchants alike had their livelihood ruined. Before the princes of Tamriel would not pay his taxes—now, they could not.
The only persons who benefited from the war were criminals, who preyed upon the ruins of the lawless land, without fear of arrest now that all the local guards and militia were gone. It was a crisis the Akaviri had seen coming long before he destroyed the last of his subjects’ armies, but for which he had no solution. He could not allow his vassals their own armies again, but the land was deeper into the stew of anarchy than it had ever been before. His army sought to fight the rise of crime, but a central authority was no threat against the local underworld.
In the dawn of the year 320, a kinsman of Versidue-Shaie, Dinieras-Ves, "The Iron," presented himself with a host of companions before the Potentate. It was he who suggested an order of mercantile warriors-for-hire, who could be hired by nobility in lieu of a standing army. The employment would be temporary, and a percentage of their fees would go to the Potentate’s government, thus putting salve on two of Versidue-Shaie’s greatest pains.
Though it was then called the Syffim, after the Tsaesci word for "soldiers," the organization that was to be known as the Fighters Guild had been born.