Night of the Red Knives

After the Tunston Uprising ended in 1036/6, Elyrian rebels captured Erôn-Kelerath and prepared to coronate Duke Silas Tunston of Grüenwald as their new king. However, rival nobles led by Duke Furion Anselm planned a bloody ambush within the castle on the night of the victory feast. After dinner, the guests went to bed. Later that evening, Silas, his entire family, and all his vassals, were butchered within the castle walls. After the massacre, Furion Anselm proclaimed himself king of Elyria. Because of this massacre, 'Daggerfell Keep," as its called, is said to be haunted to this very day. The castle later mysteriously burned and has never been rebuilt.

Most local folks say Lord Silas should have stayed the night at the nearby Green Gryffon Inn. Elyrian history might have been very different.