Long ago, strong Nordic roots were planted on the martian coastline. Those with Nordic heritage and followers of Nordic culture spread out from the capital city of Dublin; reintroducing old traditions and making new ones. This country was originally named Skyrim by their people, but was eventually rejected due to copyright laws. (By this time of course, Bethesda Industries was already a very influential and important inter-solar ship making company.) After years of deliberation, The Jarls of the Dublin Region officially named themselves Tamriel. Which curiously enough, is also a word copyrighted by Bethesda. However, thanks to it being less well known property, as well as exclusive deals between Dublin and Bethesda, It was allowed. Tamriel is made up of the wild lands ruled by Dublin. There are over 20 towns of note here, including its four main ports: Sola, Lund, Oslo, and Kalmar. Before the recent extreme change in sea level, the lakes and rivers connected throughout the country were artificially controlled by dams and levies at Olari/Katho and Draet Village to maintain a sustainable water supply. Now, these towns act as bridges across the torrential rivers pouring out to sea.