|Points of Interest||
Statue of Count Llervu IV, Gnawed Spire, Knights of the Nerevarine Guild Hall
Pyterius Martin (Crusader of Akatosh), Black-Hawk-Eyes (Spellsword, Master Mage of Destruction), Dradon Kydrius (Advisor to the Count)
Roughly 350 to 400 people
Count Llervu IV
|Shopping, Lodging, and Events|
Crusaders of Akatosh, Knights of the Nerevarine, Mages of the Golden Tooth
Atlier's Trading Post, Black Count's Armory, The Wooden Mortar, Butcher's Smokehouse, Royal Robes, The Tater Sack
Nerevar's Bedroll, The Count's Quarters
Creeghim was a port town off the western coast of Vvardenfell. It was founded by Baltis Llervu I and Viknen Munntaur in the Third Era. Baltis Llervu took over Creeghim from his father's rule after he became the Champion of Cyrodiil and moved back to Morrowind.
Original Roots Edit
Creeghim used to be a campsite discovered by the first Llervu. Llervu was a drifter, grave robber, adventurer, looking for treasure and fame, traveling with his friend Viknen Munntaur. He discovered the seaside area and made a camp there, planning to leave after a couple of weeks. However, his plans were changed after he discovered that the camp was very close to some tombs. Llervu went on raids with some other friends, and quickly made a fair fortune to start a small settlement. Two months after they had settled down in the camp and in their devotion to Akatosh, Munntaur and Llervu started the Crusaders of Akatosh. The news spread around, and many people came to join the Crusaders and do services for them. The money Llervu got was used to purchase resources to build new buildings. Eventually, the camp grew into a village filled with people.
From Village to Town Edit
Eventually, Creeghim expanded with new buildings, more people, and more money to support this. It became a port town. Naturally, trading started, with resources, weaponry, e cetera. Pirates saw potential raids, only to be driven back by the strong guard system and Munntaur's great magicka. It was rumoured that the Neverarine had once stopped here, though it had never been confirmed. Either way, a band of faithfuls started the Knights of the Nerevarine in order to keep the legend alive. Later, an Argonian by the named of Black-Hawk-Eyes, who was a spellsword and a master mage of Destruction, came with a band of fellow Argonian battlemages and started the Mages of the Golden Tooth. The origin of the name came from their previous leader who fell in combat with a great horde of Hungers - Ezak Gold-Tooth.
Hawk-Eyes came with information for Llervu as well. A former battlemage of his pack, Kuld-Li, turned renegade and went to live savage in a cave full of Hungers. Kuld-Li was also looking to experiment with these Hungers, and made a stronger, bigger, and more violent version called the Bloody Hunger. These were also the Hungers who slaughtered Ezak. A reason Hawk-Eyes came into Creeghim was to protect the town - A retired battlemage of Hawk-Eyes's pack lived here, and Kuld-Li was looking to slaughter every single one of Hawk-Eyes's pack, and everybody affiliated with them. Hawk-Eyes feared Kuld-Li would destroy Creeghim in order to kill his friend, as Kuld was insane. Llervu took this in account, and recruited more soldiers. Eventually, it was called the Llervu Legion. He built a grand watchtower (which would later become known as the Gnawed Spire) to keep watch at the west gate. One day, a scout came running in with reports saying "Hungers by the hundreds swarming the countryside" and "if the Llervu legion don't get out here soon, the place'll be burned to the ground". Battle horns sounded, and Baltis Llervu prepared for war.
What the scout said was true - There were probably a couple hundred of the bloody hunger, swarming towards Creeghim. The great watchtower managed to use archers to snipe some of them from afar, but it was useless. It wasn't until the Mages, Knights, and Crusaders all banded together with the Llervu legion and with a great amount of swordplay, archery, spellcraft, that they were able to drive the swarm back. Kuld-Li was caught trying to run away and was put into prison for temporary until they could decide what to do with him. While the day was won, it was the Great Watchtower that bore the brunt of the attack - the base and the walls looked like they'd been gnawed on by a thousand beasts. It was renamed the Gnawed Spire in remembrance of this infamous day, and in subtle honour to those who died in the swarm. This infamous event became known as the Siege of the Bloody Hunger.