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Dawn Era

The Cosmos (Nir) is formed from the Aurbis (chaos, or totality) by Anu and Padomay.
Akatosh (Auriel) forms and Time starts. Gods (et'Ada) and Daedra materialize from the blood of Anu and
Padomay after their great battle over creation.
Lorkhan convinces/tricks the Gods to create the mortal plane, Nirn. The mortal plane is highly magical and
dangerous. As the Gods walk, its physical make-up and even time itself becomes unstable.
"This Creator-Trickster-Tester deity is in every Tamrielic mythic tradition. His most popular
name is the Aldmeri "Lorkhan," or Doom Drum. He convinced or contrived the Original Spirits
to bring about the creation of the Mortal Plane, upsetting the status quo much like his father
Padomay had introduced instability into the universe in the Beginning Place. After the world is
materialized, Lorkhan is separated from his divine center, sometimes involuntarily, and
wanders the creation of the et'Ada. Interpretations of these events differ widely by culture."
- from The Monomyth
When Magic (Magnus), architect of the plans for the mortal world, decides to terminate this project, the
Gods convene at the Adamantine Tower (Direnni Tower, the oldest known structure in Tamriel) and decide
what to do. Most leave when Magic does. Others sacrifice themselves into other forms to stay (the
Ehlnofey). In most accounts, Lorkhan is condemned to exile in the mortal realms, and his heart is torn out
and cast from the Tower. Where it lands a Volcano forms. With Magic (in the Mythic Sense) gone, the
Cosmos stabilizes. Elven history, finally linear, begins (ME2500)
Merethic Era

Circa ME Supposed date of construction of the Adamantine Tower on Balfiera Island in High
2500 Rock, the oldest known structure of Tamriel. Earliest historical date in unpublished
Elvish chronicles.
Early Aboriginal beastpeoples (ancestors of the Khajiit, Argonians, Orcish (goblin-kin), and
Merethic Era other Beastfolk) live in preliterate communities throughout Tamriel.
Middle The Aldmer (Elves) leave the doomed and now-lost continent of Aldmeris (also
Merethic Era known as 'Old Ehlnofey') and settle Tamriel. Their first colonies are distributed widely
along the entire coast of Tamriel. Later inland settlements are founded primarily in
fertile lowlands in southwest and central Tamriel. The sophisticated, literate,
technologically advanced Aldmeri culture drives the beastfolk into the jungles,
marshes, mountains, and wastelands. The Adamantine Tower is rediscovered and
captured by the Direnni, a prominent and powerful Aldmeri clan. Crystal Tower is
built on Summerset Isle and, later, White-Gold Tower in Cyrodiil.
During the Middle Merethic Era, Aldmeri explorers map the coasts of Vvardenfel,
building the foundation of the First Era wizard towers at Ald Redaynia, Bal Fell, Tel
Aruhn, and Tel Mora in Morrowind.
For more information: Before the Ages of Man.
The Ayleids flourish in the jungles surrounding White-Gold Tower (present day
Cyrodiil). Wild Elves, also known as the Heartland High Elves, preserved the Dawn
Era magicks and language of the Ehlnofey. Ostensibly a tribute-land to the High King
of Alinor, Cyrod was often so isolated from the Summerset Isles as to be its own
sovereign nation.
Late Middle The Dwemer (sometimes referred to as 'Dwarves'), a free-thinking, reclusive Aldmeri
Merethic Era clan devoted to the secrets and exploitation of science and myth, establish
underground cities and communities in the mountain range (later the Velothi
Mountains) separating modern-day Skyrim and modern-day Morrowind.For more
information: The Annotated Anuad.
The Chimer (ancestors of the Dunmer, or Dark Elves), dynamic, ambitious, long-lived
Aldmeri clans devoted to fundamentalist ancestor worship, follow the prophet Veloth
out of their ancestral Aldmeri homelands to settle in the lands now known as
Morrowind. Despising the secular culture and profane practices of the Dwemer, the
Chimer also covet the lands and resources of the Dwemer, and for centuries provoke
them with minor raids and territorial disputes.For more information: Lives of the
Saints, A Short History of Morrowind,
Trinimac (strongest of the Aldmeri ancestor spirits) and his people try to halt the
Velothi dissident movement. However, the Daedric Prince Boethiah, one of the
masterminds of the movement, eats Trinimac. Trinimac's body and spirit are
corrupted, and he emerges as the Daedric Prince Malacath. His people are changed
accordingly and become the Orsimer, or Orcs.
For more information: The True Nature of Orcs, Varieties of Faith in the
Empire, The Anticipations.
Circa Fleeing civil war and an increasingly frigid climate, Ysgramor and his men set sail
ME 1000 from the northern continent of Atmora and land at Hsaarik Head, the extreme northern
tip of Skyrim's Broken Cape. There the Atmorans build the legendary city of Saarthal
and make first contact with the Aldmer or Elves of Tamriel.
The Atmorans and the Elves live in harmony for some time, but the relationship
quickly turns hostile. In the city of Saarthal, the Atmorans find the Eye of Magnus. An
unknown but powerful artifact that could endanger the world. The Elves learn this and
decides to secure the artifact. The 'Night of Tears' happens, the city of Saarthal is
sacked and destroyed. Ysgramor escapes to Atmora and soon returns with his
legendary Five Hundred Companions and eventually takes the whole Skyrim from the
Elves, laying the foundations of first human empire in Tamriel. His people would later
come to be known as the Nords of Skyrim. The Dwemer in Blackreach, deep beneath
Skyrim, are not affected by the war with the Nords.
Later on, Ysgramor develops a runic transcription of Nordic speech based on Elvish
principles and is the first human historian.
For more information: Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation: A Social History
of Cyrodiil, University of Gwylim Press, 3E 344, Night of Tears.
Late One faction of the Elves, known as the Snow Elves are cornered in the eastern island
Merethic Era of Solstheim. In the 'Battle of the Moesring,' the Snow Prince, the leader of the Snow
- 1E 668. Elves army is killed. The Snow Elves are scattered and seek refuge to the Dwemer in
Blackreach. The Dwemer trick the Snow Elves, make them blind and enslave them.
They are now known as the Falmer. In some point in time, the Falmer rebel and the
'War of the Crag' enrages in Blackreach. The war is ended when the Dwemer vanished
in the 1E 668.
For more information: Fall of the Snow Prince, The Falmer: A study.
Late The Nords brought with them the Atmoran worship of animal gods. It is unknown
Merethic Era how the situation came about, but in time the dragon priests had come to rule
- Circa 1E139 the Nords with an iron fist. They are however unable to maintain control and a
rebellion known as 'The Dragon War' starts. Initially the Nords are crushed by the
priests and dragons. However a few dragons take the side of the Nords. The dragon
Paarthurnax teaches the Nords the magical language of the dragons to form the
Thu'um or shout. The Nords eventually overthrow the dragon priests and the dragons
are scattered. Even so, hold outs of dragon cultists remain well into the First Era,
believing that the dragons will return.
For more information: The Dragon War, Skorm Snow-Strider's Journal.
Late Velothi high culture disappears on Vvardenfell island. The earliest Dwemer Freehold
Merethic Era colonies date from this period. The degenerate Velothi civilization devolves into tribal
cultures, which, in time, evolve into the modern Great Houses of Morrowind, or
persists as the barbarian Ashlander tribes. The only surviving traces of this tribal
culture are scattered Velothi towers and Ashlander nomads on Vvardenfell Island. The
original First Era High Elven wizard towers along the coasts of Tamriel are also
abandoned about this time.
For more information: Before the Ages of Man.

Meanwhile, other human tribes live scattered throughout Tamriel, often under the
dominion of the culturally superior Aldmer:
"The Nedic peoples were a minority in a land of Elves, and had no choice
but to live peacefully with the Elder Race. In High Rock, Hammerfell,
Cyrodiil, and possibly Morrowind, they did just that, and the Nedic
peoples flourished and expanded over the last centuries of the Merethic
- from Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation: A Social History of
Cyrodiil, University of Gwylim Press, 3E 344.
Merethic Era An immortal hero, warrior, sorceror, and king variously known as Pelinal
- Circa 1E Whitestrake, Harrald Hairy Breeks, Ysmir, Hans the Fox, etc., wanders Tamriel,
660 gathering armies, conquering lands, ruling, then abandoning his kingdoms to wander

First Era

1E 1 The kingdom of Valenwood is established by king Eplear of the Camoran dynasty. This is
the first written record in the timeline of the nords and functions as the starting point of the
First Era. The kingdom becomes a buffer between the Ayleid city-state of White-Gold Tower
in central Tamriel and the influence of the stronger Altmeri kingdom of Alinor in the
Summerset Isles. Over time, the Ayleid territories grow increasingly independent and White-
Gold Tower eventually rises as a new autonomous state.
1E 20 The oldest written record of the existence of the isle of Artaeum. The sage Voernet is said to
have traveled to Artaeum to meet Iachesis, the Ritemaster of the Psijic Order.
Source: Fragment: On Artaeum
1E 68 Two ships from Atmora, largely carrying corpses, are recorded reaching Tamriel. After this
event, Atmora is supposedly uninhabitable.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Atmora.
1E 113 Harald, the first historical king of the Nords, is born. Harald is traditionally said to have been
preceded by twelve legendary kings, the first of which was the fabled Ysgramor.
Source: Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation
1E A company of men, led by Skorm Snow-Strider, pursue a group of Falmer to the eastern
139- banks of Skyrim's Lake Honnith. Instead of the Falmer, they find a temple of Dragon
140 Cultists and lay siege to the stronghold. A young Tongue breaks down the walls of the
monastery but, once inside, Snow-Strider's men find that the inhabitants have committed
Source: Skorm Snow-Strider's Journal
1E 143 King Harald, the thirteenth of Ysgramor's legendary line, unites the northern regions of
Tamriel and forms the kingdom of Skyrim.
Source: Plaques on the Palace of the Kings, Daggerfall Chronicles
1E 221 King Harald dies and his son Hjalmer takes the throne. Dying at the age of 108, Harald is
said to have survived all but three of his sons, though the identities of the two sons apart
from Hjalmer are unclear. In southeastern Vvardenfell an ancient Nord burial houses the
remains of one "Olmgerd The Outlaw", traditionally held to be Harald's bastard son, who
presumably died during Skyrim's conquest of Morrowind. The Daggerfall Chronicles
describe Vrage, who assumes the throne in 222, as Hjalmer's youngest son, but given the
small difference between their consecutive reigns, it is not unimaginable that Vrage instead
was Harald's third son and Hjalmer's brother.
Source: Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation, Daggerfall Chronicles, Pocket Guide to
the Empire (1st Edition): Skyrim, Morrowind: Ennbjof's Nord Burial
1E 222 Hjalmer dies and Vrage the Gifted becomes the next king.
1E 240 Under Vrage, Skyrim expands its borders dramatically, at the expense of the surrounding
elven territories. To the south, Skyrim challenges the Ayleids and annexes a swath of land in
the Nibenay valley. To the west, Skyrim pushes the Direnni, a powerful elf clan, out of most
the area now known as High Rock. The arrival of the Nords severely shakes the power
balance between the native nedic peoples and the elves, though the Direnni will remain
strong for centuries to come. To the east, the nomadic, divided Chimer and the reclusive
Dwemer are defeated in a violent campaign, which results in Skyrim conquering the entirety
of present-day Morrowind (known to them as Dwemereth or Dunmereth).
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Skyrim, Pocket Guide to the Empire
(1st Edition): High Rock, Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation
1E 242 Inspired by the 'slave queen' Alessia, the enslaved nedic humans in Nibenay start a violent
uprising against their Ayleid overlords. The nedes are soon supported by Pelinal Whitestrake,
an inscrutable and nearly invincible warrior of unknown origins with an undying hatred for
the elves, who single-handedly decimates the Ayleid armies. With Pelinal on their side, the
human rebellion is victorious through Nibenay, toppling stronghold after stronghold, each
time increasing their number with liberated slaves.
The former slaves are also joined by the armies of Skyrim, lead by the demigod and winged
bull Morihaus-Breath-of-Kyne. The combined armies form an unstoppable force that quickly
conquers all of the peripheral hegemonies of Cyrod. All sights are set on White-Gold Tower,
the last and greatest stronghold of the Ayleids.
Source: Shezarr and the Divines, The Song of Pelinal
1E 243 The armies of the rebellion lay siege on White-Gold Tower. Pelinal grows impatient with the
slow preparations for the final attack and heads for the city alone. Pelinal calls out Umaril
the Unfeathered, the king of White-Gold Tower and slays him in single combat. The
remaining Ayleid kings trap and -by secret methods- kill Pelinal before attempting to flee the
city. Soon after, the armies of Alessia and Morihaus sound the attack and raze the remaining
defenses. White-Gold Tower is conquered and the Ayleid empire annihilated. Alessia, with
Morihaus as her consort, is declared Empress of Cyrod.
Source: The Song of Pelinal, The Adabal-a, Pocket Guide To The Empire (3rd Edition):
All the Eras of Men

Alessia's fledgling kingdom must reconcile vast cultural differences. Over centuries of
oppression, her fellow nedes had adopted elements of the Aldmeri pantheon, whereas the
Nords, whose support had been instrumental in the success of the rebellion, were
vehemently opposed to the worship of the elven deities. In response, the Empress introduces
the 'Eight Divines' as an intricate merger of the Nordic and Aldmeri pantheons. Curiously
absent from these eight gods is Shezarr (known to the Nords as Shor and to the elves at large
as Lorkhan), whose violent, anti-Aldmer image was too diplomatically hazardous for

Source: Shezarr and the Divines,

Over the next centuries, the Nibenese heartland develops a strong national identity and
extends its territory westward by annexing the kingdom of Colovia.
1E 246 The first mention of the name "Daggerfall", from the Nordic conquest of north-western
Source: History of Daggerfall.
1E 266 Death of Alessia. Various accounts hold that either Shezarr or Akatosh, both, or Pelinal
(despite having died years before) appear at her deathbed to assist the dying empress. Alessia
is made the first Cyrodiilic saint and the gods either give her the Amulet of Kings or bind her
soul to the jewel, after which it becomes the Empire's most famous heirloom.
Source: The Song of Pelinal, The Trials of Saint Alessia

The Elder Council elects Belharza the Man-Bull as the second Emperor of Cyrodiil.
1E 340 Valenwood starts a trade treaty with the empire of Cyrodiil .
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Valenwood.
1E 355 Clan Direnni, now the only Aldmeri faction to still rule in human lands, again rises in power
through political maneuvering and questionable machinations.

Source: Daggerfall Chronicles

ca. 1E The Alessian Order, a religious order following the teachings of the Imga prophet Marukh,
361 gains control over the Cyrodiil empire. Marukh reportedly receives painful visions of the
Slave Queen Alessia. The Order calls for a worldwide overthrow of Aldmeri rule and
suppression of the elven elements of the Eight Divines.
The Alessian doctrine spreads quickly throughout the Cyrodiilic heartland and northern
Tamriel. Over the following centuries, the Order becomes increasingly powerful, relegating
the gods of the various elven and mannish pantheons to the status of saints and lesser spirits
and replacing them by an increasingly abstract and unknowable single god. The Alessian
Order will continue to dominate the Cyrodiilic empire for the better part of the First Era.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil, History of Daggerfall.
1E 369 The Wild Hunt (a bestial horde of monstrously transformed Bosmer) kills King Borgas of
Winterhold, the ruler of Skyrim and last direct descendant of Ysgramor. The Moot - a
council with the duty of choosing the next king from qualified members of the royal family -
fails to appoint the obvious and capable Jarl Hanse of Winterhold, which starts the disastrous
War of Succession. In the following decades, Skyrim will lose its holdings in Morrowind,
High Rock and Cyrodiil.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Skyrim, History of Daggerfall.
1E 376 In the continent of Yokuda, the power of the emperors is broken around the year 2012 in the
Yoku time reckoning. The emperors remain in place as ceremonial figures, but find their de
facto power extremely limited. The continent is plunged into three centuries of virtually
continuous civil war between various local factions.
Source: Redguards, Their History and Their Heroes.
1E 393 Devils issuing from the ancient Ayleid temple of Malada plague the Cyrod countryside. The
Alessian Order attacks the complex and destroys the demons.
Source: The Cleansing of the Fane.
1E 416 In Veloth (current-day Morrowind), Indoril Nerevar has rallied the warring clans and Great
Houses of the Chimer and has forged relations with Dumac of the Dwemer. The two leaders
unite their formerly opposed peoples against the occupying forces of Skyrim. In 1E 416, the
Nords are driven out of Veloth.

After the war, Dumac and Nerevar resolve to make peace. The new Resdayn is established
as a united Chimeri and Dwemeri kingdom with Nerevar and Dumac as its joint leaders.
Peace between the Chimer and Dwemer brings an unprecedented prosperity and flowering of
both cultures.
Source: Nerevar at Red Mountain, The Battle of Red Mountain, and the Rise and Fall of
the Tribunal, Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Morrowind.
1E 420 Rourken, a clan of the Dwemer, refuses to accept peace with the Chimer. They choose self-
exile and leave Resdayn forever. The Rourken eventually eventually arrive in the region now
known as Hammerfell and build their new kingdom, Volenfell. According to legend, the
leader of the Rourken threw his hammer, Volendrung, across Tamriel, promising to lead his
clansmer to wherever it should fall. This mythic image has been depicted on the walls of
several ruins in Hammerfell: a mass exodus of golden-clad Dwemer, trudging through the
Cyrodiilic forests, Volendrung a falling star in the nightsky before them, urging them on.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Hammerfell, Pocket Guide to The
Empire (3rd Edition): Hammerfell.

In Skyrim, the War of Succession is finally concluded with the Pact of Chieftains. It is
agreed that the Moot will henceforth only assemble when a king dies without direct heirs.
Over several decades of strife, the empire of the Nords has lost its territories in Veloth, High
Rock and Cyrodiil.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Skyrim.
Olaf One-Eye becomes the High King of Skyrim. His feat defeating the dragon Numinex is
legendary although some questioning this tale.
1E 448 Rislav Larich is born to the king Mhorus of Skingrad.
Source: Rislav the Righteous.
1E 452 The reign of High King Olaf One-Eye is over in Skyrim.
1E 461 The coronation of emperor Gorieus at White-Gold Tower. Representatives of many of
Tamriel's nations attend the ceremony.
Source: Rislav the Righteous.
c. 1E First mention of the powerful Altmer artifact known as the Flask of Lillandril.
470 Source: Elven Artifacts, The Storyline of Redguard.
1E 472 The kingdom of Skingrad and Kvatch form an alliance after years of territory dispute. Rislav
Larich is married to Belene, the daughter of Justinius of Kvatch.
Source: Rislav the Righteous.
c. 1E Clan Direnni again controls High Rock and holds parts of Skyrim and the area later to be
477 known as Hammerfell.
c. 1E Conflict between Skyrim and the Alessians. Emperor Gorieus defeats Kjoric the White of
478- Skyrim on the field of battle. The chieftain of Skyrim perishes and Hoag is elected as his
479 successor.
A plague kills Mhorus and the rest of the local royal family in Skingrad. Having survived the
plague in Nibenay, Mhorus' son Dorald returns to Skingrad to claim the throne and
immediately cedes the region to the Alessian empire. Offended, Rislav rallies the army of
Kvatch and defeats his brother in Skingrad, becoming the king of Skingrad. Gorieus finds
himself thwarted in his attempts to gain a foothold in Colovia and invades the region. The
united forces of Kvatch and Skingrad miraculously manage to defeat the Alessian army.
Inspired by the success of the rebellion, other local rulers in Colovia question the rule of the
Alessians and begin to form a cluster of indepedent regions known as the Colovian Estates.
This early division into a headstrong, indepedent west and a refined, colorful east will in
many ways continue to tipify Cyrodiil throughout its history.
Other regions that reluctantly underwent strong Alessian influence, such as Skyrim and the
Direnni holdings, become restless as well. Ryain Direnni outlaws the Alessian doctrines and
harasses the border with Cyrodiil.
Source: Rislav the Righteous, Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil
1E 482 The allied forces of the Direnni (led by Aiden Direnni) and Skyrim (led by Hoag
Merkiller) defeat the Alessian army in the Battle of Glenumbria Moors.
The battle is costly for all involved parties. The power of Cyrodiil and the Alessians is
greatly diminished in the following decades. The Direnni emerge victorious, but their severe
losses create a power vacuum that the emerging human nobility in their lands is quick to fill.
Hoag Merkiller perishes during the battle and the legendary Wulfharth of Atmora (also
known as Ysmir) is elected as his successor. He immediately orders a forceful reinstatement
of the traditional Nordic pantheon. Alessian temples are destroyed and their priests executed.
Source: The Final Lesson, The Five Songs of King Wulfharth, Pocket Guide to The
Empire (1st Edition): High Rock, History of Daggerfall, Rislav the Righteous.
1E 498 Within two decades after the Alessian defeat, the Direnni have lost most of their power to the
human inhabitants of Greater Bretony. The once-mighty clan now only holds the island of
Balfiera in Illiac Bay.
1E 609 King Thagore of Daggerfall defeats the army of Glenpoint and Daggerfall rises to become
the most powerful kingdom in southern High Rock.
Source: History of Daggerfall.
In Yokuda, Mansel Sesnit becomes the Elden Yokeda or a military dictator. He manages to
control most of the continent for eight years.
Source: Redguards, History and Heroess
1E 617 Mansel Sesnit is assassinated. Randic Torn continues the work of unifying Yokuda.
Source: Redguards, Their History and Their Heroes.
c. 1E Skyrim forces reputedly defeat the orcish god Mauloch (Malacath) in the battle of Dragon
660 Wall. Mauloch flees east and fills the sky with his hatred, an account that can clearly be
related to Red Mountain's eruption around these years.
Source: Varieties of Faith in the Empire.
1E The peace between Resdayn's two peoples disintegrates as Vory Dagoth, the leader of the
668-1E Chimer House of Dagoth brings news about a grand Dwemeri project. The tonal architects of
700 the Dwemer with Kagrenac as their chief, have uncovered the Heart of Lorkhan and are
planning to use the dead god's heart as the centerpiece of Numidium, a constructed god that
would allow the Dwemer people as a whole to transcend mortal existence. The Chimer
strongly disapprove of the plan, considering it extremely blasphemous, while the Dwemer
feel their actions should not be judged by the Chimer.
Repeated negotations between Indoril Nerevar and Dumac fail to restore trust. The two
former friends quarrel bitterly and Nerevar's advisors call for war. In the cataclysmic Battle
of Red Mountain, the Chimer attack the Dwemer strongholds on the flanks of the
eponymous volcano. Nerevar, Dagoth, and a band of companions confront and kill Dumac in
his citadel.
During the battle, the Dwemer people mysteriously vanish as a whole, including their exiled
cousins of Volenfell, presumably as a result of Kagrenac's premature attempt to use his tools
on the Heart. It remains unclear whether the disappearance of the Dwemer was a disastrous
failure or a success.
Kagrenac's tools are recovered by the Chimer. Nerevar leaves Dagoth to guard the tools in
the heart chamber, while he seeks the counsel of the Tribunal, his trusted queen and generals:
Almalexia, Vivec and Sotha Sil. Despite Nerevar's sincere reservations, the three persuade
him to preserve and study the tools. All swear an oath upon Azura never to use the tools in
the manner the Dwemer had intended. Upon returning to the Heart Chamber, they find
Dagoth irrationally reluctant to give up the tools and are forced to take them by force.
Dagoth and his retinue manage to escape and are not heard of for many years.
At some point Indoril Nerevar dies, though the circumstances of his death are highly unclear.
The official stance of the later Tribunal Temple is that Nerevar succumbed to grave wounds
he sustained in his fight with Dumac. Another account, ascribed to Nerevar's lieutenant
Alandro Sul and popular primarily among the nomadic ashlanders, holds that Nerevar's three
trusted advisors betrayed and murdered their friend, husband and leader, intending to break
their oath.
Some time after the battle, Sotha Sil manages to divine the workings of the tools. The
Triunes travel to Red Mountain and make themselves gods. Azura turns the skin of all
Chimer gray and their eyes fire-red as a permanent sign of their impunity. The Chimer are
henceforth known as the Dunmer or 'Dark Elves'. Furthermore, Azura prophesizes that
Nerevar will one day return to end the stolen immortality of the Tribunal. Despite these
events, the Tribunal take up their roles as benevolent god-kings and guide their people into
an era of unprecedented prosperity.
Source: The Battle of Red Mountain, and the Rise and Fall of the Tribunal, Nerevar at
Red Mountain, Kagrenac's Tools, The War of the First Council, The Real
Nerevar, Nerevar Moon-and-Star, The Five Songs of King Wulfharth.
After the War of the First Council, Red Mountain erupts. Numerous peoples across Tamriel
remember the event: to the Nords it was "The Year of Winter in Summer", to the Khajiit,
"Sun's Death".
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Morrowind.
1E 720 Frandar Hunding, a major Yokudan hero figure, is born in the year 2356 of the old Yoku
Source: Redguards, Their History and Their Heroes.
1E 737 Randic Torn, the Yoku emperor, dies. The entire Yoku empire is plunged into chaos and the
resulting civil war makes the unrests of the previous three centuries pale in comparison.
Source: Redguards, Their History and Their Heroes.
1E 760 Divad Hunding, the only son of Frandar Hunding is born.
Source: Divad The Singer.
Note: In the Yoku time reckoning, the year is 2396. This year is often used to synchronize
the Yoku timeline with the Tamrielic one. The accuracy of this method is debated, but the
margin of error is likely to be small.
1E 780 After years of combat, Frandar Hunding believes he has achieved the peak of his power and
retires to live as a hermit. He writes the Book of Circles, a philosophical treatise on the
martial arts.
1E 792 The Hiradirge (a group of Yoku sword-saints) are defeated in Yokuda. For reasons not
clearly understood, this event triggers the destruction of the entire continent. The surviving
Yoku are forced to flee.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Hammerfell.
c.1E Wayrest is established as a tiny village of traders and fishermen.
800 Source: Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay.
c.1E The Yoku reach the shores of Tamriel after fleeing Yokuda, settling the island of Herne while
808 a small group sails on to the mainland. The first Yoku wash over what would later be known
as Hammerfell as a 'warrior wave', or 'Ra Gada' in the Yoku language. (This term laters
comes to be understood as 'Redguard', the Imperial denomination for all inhabitants of
Hammerfell.) The Ra Gada slaughter beastfolk and local nedic tribes alike to make way for
their remnant population at Herne.
Frandar Hunding is among the first to explore the new land but his party is ambushed by
orcs and Hunding perishes. Divad, Frandar's son, strikes back fiercely and is henceforth
recognized by the Redguards as HoonDing, God of Make-Way.
The Yoku claim eventually their new homeland. The twofold invasion of Hammerfell lays
the foundation for the later division of the nation's population into two broad factions. The
Na-Totambu, Yokuda's traditional ruling class later grow into the Crowns, while the
vanguard of the Ra Gada become the Forebears.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Hammerfell, Pocket Guide to The
Empire (1st Edition): The Wild Regions,The Origin of Cyrus, A Compilation of
Redguard History, Notes For Redguard History, Divad the Singer, Redguards, History
and Heroes, The Memory Stone.
1E 947 Gaiden Shinji of the Redguard Order of Diagna establishes the tradition of honorable battle
in Arena in the west and eventually accepted by the people of the heartland. The construction
of Arena in the Imperial City is started. Unfortunately, he falls during the Siege of Orsinium
and never see the completed Arena. Gaiden Shinji who is also famous of his quote "The best
techniques are passed on by the survivors" is honored as the first Blademaster of the Cyrodiil
1E 948 The mighty Orsinium becomes a great threat to the neighboring kingdoms. King Joile of
Daggerfall sends a letter to Gaiden Shinji of the Redguard Order of Diagna, proposing a
joint attack on Orsinium. The alliance is established, and this effectively reduces the feud
between the Redguard and Breton, as both races focus on a single common foe, the
1E The allied forces of Daggerfall, Sentinel and the Order of Diagna launches attack
950-1E on Orsinium. The Orcish kingdom of Orsinium proves too powerful to defeat. The "Siege of
980 Orsinium" takes a long 30 years, consuming great warriors and heroes. Gaiden Shinji among
the other heroes is killed in this war. To this day, the Orcs are still renowned for their battle
Source: The Pig Children.
1E 973 Makela Leki's memory stone is found in the Bankorai Pass of the Wrothgarian Mountains.
The stone records her last battle, when she guards the Bankorai Pass from the army of King
Joile of Daggerfall, their own ally in the Siege of Orsinium.
Source: The Memory Stone.
1E 983 With opening of Bjoulsae River, open trade between provinces flourishes. Great social and
technological boosts, including writing, ensue.
1E 989 Wayrest in High Rock grows from a small village to a major city.
1E Empress Herta of Cyrodiil strengthens the Colovian West and expands the border of the
1029 Cyrodiil Empire to High Rock. She also runs a good diplomacy with the Nordic kingdom of
Skyrim, the relationship between the two human kingdoms improves a bit.
1E Empress Hestra launches a war against the pirates in Topal Bay.
1033 Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Cyrodiil.
1E Wayrest becomes a city-state. The downfall of the Orsinium kingdom brings a good fortune
1100 to the small village of Wayrest. In short time the small village turns to an independent
kingdom; a major trade city on the Bjoulsae River. Farangel of the Gardner Dynasty is the
first king of Wayrest.
Source: Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay.
1E The Maruhkati Selective, a fanatical sect of the Alesian Order, is frustrated that the aspects
1200- of the ancient Aldmeri god, Auriel exists within the Supreme Spirit of the Eight Divines,
1E Akatosh. The secret masters of the Maruhkati Selective channel the Aurbis to mythically
2208 remove those aspects. The tower or staff appears, and they dance on it until it writhed and
trembled and spoke its protonymic. The tower splits into eight pieces and the Time (Dragon)
break. Non-linearity of the Dawn Era returns, thus it is known as the Middle Dawn. Tamriel
sleeps through the disaster for 'one thousand and eight years', until the pieces of the tower
came to rest on the mortal plane. This Dragon Break event is recorded in the first Tamrielic
Encyclopedia, but Fal Droon in his work The Dragon Break Reexamined, states that the
Dragon Break is invented in the late 3rd era, based on a scholarly error, fueled by obsession
with eschatology and Numidiumism, and perpetuated by scholarly inertia.

Source: Where Where were you when the Dragon Broke?, The Dragon Break
1E The Sack of Skywatch in Summerset Isle by the Sload from the coral kingdom of Thras.
1301 Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Summerset.
1E The Battle of Duncreigh Bridge in Sensford. A memorial High Rock local battle between
1427 (now known as) Anticlere and Sensford.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): High Rock.
1E The Thrassian Plague destroys over half of the population of Tamriel. The plague is released
2200 by the Sload from the coral kingdom of Thras. Nobility from Daggerfall, Sentinel, and
Wayrest escape to the Isle of Balfiera.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): The Wild Regions.
Bendu Olo, the Colovian king of Anvil, sets off to Thras with his powerful Navy, destroying
the Sload (though not completely). Warlock Syrabane plays a major role in the battle.
Through judicious use of his magical ring, Syrabane saves many from the scourge of the
Thrassian Plague.
Following this event, the control of Cyrodiil slowly changes to the west from the eastern
Alessian rule, resulting in the War of Righteousness that later ended Alessian rule.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil, Varieties of Faith in the
1E Thrassian Plague nearly wipes out Khajiit race. Of 16 tribes only 2 remains: Pellitine and
2260 Anequina.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Elsweyr.
1E War of Righteousness, a civil war starts in Cyrodiil. The power of the priests of Alessian
2321- Order grows dramatically and they eventually turn among themselves. The western Colovian
1E rises against the eastern Nibenese. Eventually the order that almost ruled the whole Tamriel
2331 is undone in this war, and the heartland empire is fractured.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil, The Cleansing of the Fane.
1E The entire population of Wayrest city is forced to move into the walled estate of the
2702 Gardners as protection against the pirates, Akaviri raiders, and Thrassian plague.
Source: Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay.
1E Reman I of Cyrodiil rallies the Nibenay Valley's army to join the Colovian Estate's army and
2703 manages to destroy the Tsaesci of Akavir at Pale Pass of Skyrim. Reman I accepts the
surrendered Akaviri raiders to strengthen the Imperial army against the Aldmer. This event
marks the birth of the Second Empire of Men.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil.
Circa The city of Chorrol is established by its first Count, Kantus Jeril. The County is rewarded to
1E him for his heroism in Pale Pass by Reman I.
1E Valenwood falls to the Cyrodiilic Empire.
2714 Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Valenwood
1E Reman I of Cyrodiil dies.
1E Reman II is born.
1E Emperor Kastav orders the Dragonguard of Sky Haven Temple to demand leveys ("hostage")
2801 from the Jarls of Markarth and Hroldan.
Source: Annals of the Dragonguard
1E Outbreak of the Winterhold Rebellion, the Dragonguard violate orders to supress it. Sky
2804 Haven Temple is cut off from the supply lines by order of the Emperor, but manages to make
arrangements with the Reachmen.
Source: Annals of the Dragonguard
1E Sky Haven Temple is besieged after Kalien, a Blade but not a member of the Dragonguard,
2805 sacks the city of Winterhold.
Source: Annals of the Dragonguard
1E Reman II ascends to the throne according to Annals of the Dragonguard. Reman's tomb in
2806 TESIV:Oblivion gives a later date (see below).
Source: Annals of the Dragonguard
1E The Battle of Argonia, the last Argonian army is defeated by Cyrodiil army.
2811 Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Argonia
1E Reman II is crowned Emperor. This date, found on Reman's tomb in TESIV: Oblivion,
2812 comes later than the date given in Annals of the Dragonguard (see above).
Black Marsh is incorporated into the Cyrodiilic Empire.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Argonia
Construction begins on Alduin's Wall in Sky Haven Temple. Craftsmen from all over
Tamriel are being overseen by the Dragonguard's master.
Source: Annals of the Dragonguard
1E Cyrodiilic becomes the language of all legal documents, replacing High Elven. Cyrodiilic is
2813 the ancestor of the modern Tamrielic language.
1E The Grandmaster of the Blades visits Sky Haven Temple to check on the progress of
2815 Alduin's Wall, which is only half finished.
Source: Annals of the Dragonguard
1E Alduin's Wall is completed and dedicated by Emperor Reman II. It is considered one of the
2818 finest examples of late 2nd era Akaviri sculpture.
Source: Annals of the Dragonguard
1E The entire Black Marsh swamp land is conquered by the Imperial, officially forming the
2837 Province of Black Marsh. Most of the time, the Elves (Aldmer) call this area Argonia, thus
the inhabitant is called Argonian.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): The Wild Regions.
Circa The Cyrodiil Empire launches invasion to Morrowind, the last region on Tamriel that is not
1E under the rule of the Reman Dynasty. This is the start of the infamous Four Score War, a war
2840 that lasted for about 80 years.
1E Reman II of Cyrodiil dies.
1E The dragon Krahjotdaan is killed by the Dragonguard in the southern Jerall Mountains.
2871 Source: Atlas of Dragons
1E Reman III is crowned as the Emperor of Cyrodiilic Empire.
1E War of the Uvichil, the war between the Altmer of Summersets and the Sloads of Thras.
1E The Cyrodiil Empire destroys the defender of Ald Marak, forcing Morrowind to surrender.
2920 Vivec negotiates with the heir of the Empire, Prince Juilek and reaches an agreement about
the terms of surrender and the relationship between Morrowind and the Empire.
However, Prince Juilek is assassinated later this year and followed by the assassination of
Reman III. The Reman Dynasty is destroyed. The reign falls to the Akaviri Potentate
Versidue-Shaie. The Potentate declares the end of the First Era, and the beginning of the
Second Era, the Era that is also known as the Interregnum.
"...'The Cyrodiil line is dead,' announced the Potentate to the crowd gathered beneath the
Speaker's Balcony of the Imperial Palace. 'But the Empire lives. The distant relatives of our
beloved Emperor have been judged unworthy of the throne by the trusted nobility who
advised his Imperial Majesty throughout his long and illustrious reign. It has been decided
that as an impartial and faithful friend of Reman III, I will have the responsibility of
continuing on in his name.'..."
- from Carlovac Townway's 2920, THE LAST YEAR OF THE FIRST ERA
The Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon is summoned by disgruntled witch over the massacre
of the coven and the death of her family. The Prince of Destruction is pleaded to destroy the
Mournhold, the capital of Morrowind along with its Duke, Indoril Brindisi Dorom.
Almalexia and Sotha Sil arrive too late on the scene, Mournhold was already destroyed by
Mehrunes Dagon. However the two living gods, managed to banish Mehrunes Dagon back
to Oblivion, an epic battle that is now memorialized in the Mournhold Plaza Brindisi Dorom.

Second Era

2E 1 Potentate Versidue-Shaie, a Tsaesci of Akavir, takes over the Cyrodiil Empire after the
assassination of the last of the Reman Dynasty.
Source: 2920, The Last Year of the First Era, Mysterious Akavir.
2E 12 Tjurhane Fyrre, an Ayleid sage of the University of Gwilym, published "Nature of Ayleidic
Poesy". He is known as one of the Ayleids that speaks freely of his people and religion.
Source: On Wild Elves.
2E 227 Tjurhane Fyrre (1E 2790-2E 227) dies.
2E 230 The first Mages Guild is formed by Vanus Galerion the Mystic and Rilis XII in Firsthold,
Summurset Isle, mostly as an answer to the reluctancy of the Psijics Order to deal with its
evil member, Mannimarco, the leader of the Necromancers.
"Like a tree from an acorn, the Mages Guild grew branches all over Summurset Isle and
then to the mainland of Tamriel. There are many records of superstitious or sensibly fearful
rulers forbidding the Guild in their kingdom, but their heirs or their heirs' heirs recognized
the wisdom of allowing the Guild to practice. The Mages Guild was a powerful force in
Tamriel, a dangerous foe if a somewhat disinterested ally. There have been only a few rare
incidents of the Mages Guild actually becoming involved in local political struggles. On
these occasions, the Guild's participation has been the ultimate decider in the conflict."
- from Salarth's The Origins of the Mages Guild
Source: Galerion the Mystic, Origin of Mages Guild, Imperial Charter of the Guild of
Mages, Mannimarco, King of Worms.
About the time of the founding of the Mages Guild, the Isle of Artaeum vanishes from the
shores of Summurset Isle. Approximately 500 years later, the Isle returns but nobody on the
isle will offer any explanation for Artaeum's whereabouts during that time, or the fate of
Iachesis and the original council of Artaeum.
Source: Fragment: On Artaeum.
2E 231 The knightly Order of The Lamp is formed to support and protect the new formed Mages
Source: Origin of Mages Guild.
2E 283 Potentate Versidue-Shaie faces lots of rebellion throughout the Empire. In the Imperial
Council meeting of Bardmont, he declares catholic and universal martial law; all the princes
of Tamriel have to dissolve their armies. Most of the princes resist and bloodiest wars
throughout Tamriel erupt. Eventually Versidue-Shaie manages to destroy all the resisting
Source: History of the Fighters Guild, First Edition
2E 309 Keirgo of Anequina and Eshita of Pellitine unite their tribes forming Elsweyr.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Elsweyr.
2E 320 Dinieras-Ves, a Tsaesci warlord forms an order of mercantile warriors-for-hire, which could
be hired by nobility in lieu of a standing army. The employment would be temporary, and a
percentage of the fee would go to the Potentate's government. The new order is called The
Syffim, and later known as the Fighters Guild.
Source: History of the Fighters Guild, First Edition
2E 321 The Fighters Guild is officially formed.
Source: History of the Fighters Guild, First Edition, Imperial Charter of the Guild of
2E 324 One of the members of Morag Tong assassinates Potentate Versidue-Shaie in his palace in
what is today the Elsweyr kingdom of Senchal. Following that event, the Morag Tong is
outlawed throughout the continent.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil, The Brothers of Darkness.
Savirien-Chorak, the son of Potentate Versidue-Shaie continues the Akaviri rule over
Circa The Dark Brotherhood is secretly established by members of Morag Tong who want the
2E 360 guild to be more secular and general. The new assassin guild accepts contracts from
everybody, instead of just the certain class of Dunmer society.
"The important distinction between the Dark Brotherhood and the Morag Tong was that the
Brotherhood was a business as much as a cult. Rulers and wealthy merchants now used the
order as an assassin's guild. The Brotherhood gained the obvious benefits of a profitable
enterprise, as well as the secondary benefit that no longer could rulers actively persecute
them. They were needed. Even an extremely virtuous leader would be unwise to maltreat the
- from Pellarne Assi's The Brothers of Darkness
2E 430 The latest ruler of Second Empire, Potentate Savirien-Chorak, and every one of his heirs is
murdered by The Dark Brotherhood/Morag Tong. This marks the end of the Second Empire.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil, The Brothers of Darkness.
2E 431 Civil wars and insurrection dissolve the Tamrielic Empire.
The Orcish kingdom of Orsinium loses the status of Imperial territory.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): The Wild Regions, Pocket Guide to
the Empire (3rd Edition): Orsinium.
2E 456 Ahrtabazus writes The Faerie Chain.
2E 486 A naval battle is occured off the coast of Alinor in Summerset Isle between Alinor navy and
Maormer. The Altmer is decimated, and left with but a single warship. From the survivor's
report, the Empire learns the deathly waters surrounding Pyandonean.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Summersets.
Circa "Arcturian Heresy" records that Ada'Soom Dir-Kamal, a Snow Demon King of Kamal
2E 547 (Akavir), attempts to invade Morrowind. The Underking and Almalexia halt his efforts at
Red Mountain. This record about the Underking conflicts with the official Imperial record
that Zurin Arctus is the Underking that was turned to the undead state after he used his heart
to fuel the Numidium later in 2E 896.
Source: Arcturian Heresy.
2E The Knahaten Flu plagues South East Tamriel destroying human tribes in Black Marsh. The
560- Argonians are immune to the plague, leading to speculation, not entirely discredited by
2E 601 modern researchers, that a genocidal Argonian mage creates the plague for his people.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): The Wild Regions, Pocket Guide to
the Empire (1st Edition): Elsweyr.
2E 563 Voyage of the Crimson Ship, filled with Kothringi tribesmen fleeing a deadly Knahaten Flu.
The ship set out of Black Marsh on 9th of First Seed. After a year of unsuccessfully trying to
port at many Tamriel locations, it sets off west through the Abeccean Sea. The ship and its
passengers are never to be seen again.
2E 568 Brother Annulus writes Annals of the Dragonguard.
2E 572 Akavir attacks Morrowind. Vivec teaches his people to breath water before he floods
Morrowind to eradicate all Akaviri invaders.
Source: Varieties of Faith in the Empire.
2E 603 Last documented case of the Knahaten Flu.
2E 612 Dram the Dunmer Assassin is born. He is the assassin that work under Amiel Richton in
Stros M'Kai, and the nemesis of Cyrus in the TESA: Redguard.
2E 638 The Mages Guild of Stros M'Kai is fully chartered.
2E 798 S'rathra, a Suthay-Raht Khajiit, is born. He is the future Wayrest syndicate boss of Cyrus.
2E 803 Rangidil Ketil, future leader of the Ordinators and subject of the poem Death Blow of
Abernanit, is born.
2E 812 The Akavir of Rimmen in Elsweyr once again submits to the protection of the Mane of
Elsweyr. Previously Rimmen joined their brethren in Cyrodiil to rebuild the Empire, and
refused to submit to the Khajiit. This action caused a war, as initially the land in which the
Rimmen located, belongs to Elsweyr. The Akavir was granted asylum by the Mane when
they fled from Cyrodiil earlier.
Source: Pocket Guide to The Empire (1st Edition): Elsweyr.
2E 827 Talos (or Hjalti Early-Beard), later is known as Tiber Septim, the first Emperor of Septim
Dynasty, is born. The location is unclear, the some records state that Alcaire in High Rock is
the birth place of Tiber Septim, while A Pocket Guide to the Empire, which contains
Septim's propaganda, states Atmora is the birth place of Tiber Septim.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil, Holidays of the Iliac Bay.
2E 830 The heirs of Camoran Dynasty of Valenwood begin to fight over the Valenwood throne. The
Altmer of Summerset Isle intervenes and help Camoran Anaxemes (one of the heirs). The
Altmer establishes Thalmor, a provisional government on behalf of Camoran Anaxemes. The
Aldmeri Dominion is formed, and consists of Summerset Isle and Valenwood.
Source: (1st Edition): Aldmeri Dominion.
2E 831 Cyrus the Redguard mercenary is born. He is the central figure in the TESA: Redguard.
2E 852 General Talos destroys the allied Nord and Breton in the citadel of Sancre Tor. The Nord
captives and generals eventually join General Talos' army. They play a crucial role in
General Talos' succeeding campaigns which consolidated the Colovian and Nibenean into
the core of the Cyrodilic Empire, and which resulting in the crowning of General Talos as
Emperor Tiber Septim.
Source: The Battle of Sancre Tor, The Legendary City of Sancre Tor.
2E 854 The Emperor Cuhlecain (later is known as Emperor Zero) of Cyrodiil is assassinated by a
High Rock nightblade. General Talos takes the throne of the Empire and adopts a Cyrodiilic
name, Tiber Septim. Tiber Septim starts his conquest to unite all Tamriel under the Cyrodiil
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil.
2E 862 Tiber Septim's army sweeps Tamriel and one by one the kingdoms of Tamriel submit to his
mighty army and brilliant tactics. Only the Redguards of Hammerfell proves a worthy rival
to the Empire. Hammerfell under the High King Thassad II resists all Septim's attempts.
However the death of Thassad II brings the previously united Hammerfell into a bloody civil
war. Two prominent factions of Hammerfell, the Crowns and the Forebears fight for control
of Hammerfell. The Forebears makes a pact with Tiber Septim and let him intervene in the
civil war. The Crowns is crushed and Hammerfell eventually falls to Tiber Septim.
The last leader of the Crowns, Prince A'tor cornered in the Stros M'Kai, tries desperately to
resist the Empire. The Empire under the lead of Admiral Amiel Richton strikes Stros M'Kai.
The Battle of Hunding Bay rages and ends by the death of Prince A'tor by the combination of
poisoned arrow and the fiery breath of Nafaalilargus, the dragon. Amiel Richton is appointed
Provisional Governor of Stros M'Kai.
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Hammerfell, The Origin of
Cyrus, Intro to Redguard.
2E 864 The Battle of Hunding Bay officially marks the end of the Men (Human) resistances. The
focus of the conquest now is the Aldmeri Dominion. During this year, "A Pocket Guide to
The Empire" is released. A short book which contains the propaganda of the Septim Empire,
especially against the Aldmer.
Opposed to what the Empire thought, not all the humans of Tamriel have been subdued, in
the Stros M'Kai, Cyrus the mercenary manages to move the Restless League to start a
rebellion. They successfully destroy the Imperial Fleet and route the Legion. Armed with the
Soulsword of Prince A'tor, Cyrus faces the Governor Amiel Richton and his assassin lackey,
Dram on the top of a Dwemeri Dirigible. The Governor and the assassin are killed.
Eventually, the Emperor Tiber Septim is forced to sue for peace on terms favorable to
Hammerfell. This is the story of TESA: Redguard.
Source: The Story of Redguard.
"The Stros M'Kai uprising is the only military reverse during Septim's annexations of the
Western provinces. An able strategist and administrator, Admiral Richton's misfortunes
arose from over-confidence, unsuitable counselors, and inauspicious stars."
- from Jalba's WAR IN THE WEST
2E 865 Symmachus, future husband to Barenziah, is born.
2E 882 In Morrowind, Dagoth Ur and his Ash Vampires awake and emerge from lower Red
Mountain into the Heart Chamber. Immediately taking control of the Heart of Lorkhan. The
secret construction of the second Numidium is started.
The Tribunal arrive at Red Mountain for their annual ritual bathing in the heart's power.
Dagoth Ur and his Ash Vampires ambush the Tribunal. The Tribunal is driven away, and
prevented from restoring themselves with Kagrenac's tools at the Heart of Lorkhan.
Source: Dagoth Ur's Plan.
2E Intermittent Tribunal campaigns assault Red Mountain. The Tribunal and supporting forces
882- seek to force access to the Heart Chamber, but are repeatedly driven back. Dagoth Ur recruits
3E 417 Sleepers and Dreamers through dream sendings. Cultists are recruited through dream
compulsion. Weaker cultists become corprus beasts; stronger cultists advance through stages
towards the powers of the Ascended Sleepers.
2E 893 Barenziah, future Queen of Morrowind and later Queen of Wayrest, is born.
2E 896 After Hammerfell and Morrowind, Tiber Septim turns his attention fully to the Aldmeri
Dominion. The joined Elven kingdoms proves too powerful, and Septim's Armada repeatedly
defeated. Tiber Septim uses his latest weapon, the Numidium (Anumidum). A Dwemeri giant
construct as a result of the deal between Tiber Septim and Vivec. Numidium crushes the
Aldmeri armada and armies and in short time the Aldmeri Dominion surrenders.
"Nothing is known of the circumstances of the personal meeting between Septim and Vivec,
or where it took place, or the preliminaries which must have preceded the treaty. The public
reason was to protect the identities of the agents involved. In the West, speculation has
centered around the role of Zurin Arctus in brokering the agreement; in the East, rumors
suggest that Vivec offered Numidium to aid in the conquest of the Altmer and Summerset Isle
in return for significant concessions to preserve self-rule, house traditions, and religious
practices in Morrowind."
- from Erramanwe's On Morrowind: the Imperial Province
Numidium was not in the state of operational when it was presented by Vivec. Zurin Arctus
brings the pieces of Numidium to Halls of Colossus in Elsweyr to be assembled. There is
unwritten statement that a Dragon Break occurred during the reconstruction of Numidium.
The official records state that Zurin Arctus sacrifices his soul (heart) to be infused into a gem
called Mantella to be implanted into the Numidium in order to make it operational. Another
version of the event is recorded in"Arcturian Heresy." It is written that the King Wulfharth,
the Underking of this version, was tricked by Zurin Arctus and Tiber Septim. Zurin Arctus
managed to trap the soul of the Underking into Mantella. However, Arctus was killed in the
The official records state that after the demise of the Aldmeri Dominion, disagreement
between Zurin Arctus and Tiber Septim arises. Arctus tries to reclaim his soul in Mantella
and opposed by Septim’s forces. The final battle destroyed Numidium to pieces and the
Mantella is hurled to Aetherius. Arctus retreats and without his life force, he goes into a
semi-slumber in a subterranean vault. He is known as the Underking.
In the centuries that follow, Septim's elite soldiers (the Blades), for generation after
generation, collects the pieces of the Numidium. The Underking continously sends his agents
to find a way to recover Mantella throughout Tamriel and becomes the enemy of the Septim
Source: The Story of Daggerfall, Skeleton Man's interview, Arcturian Heresy, A Brief
History of the Empire.

Third Era

3E 1 Tiber Septim starts the 3rd Era, a year after he united all Tamriel in 2E 896.
Source: A Brief History of the Empire, Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Cyrodiil.
3E 12 The Encyclopedia of Tamriellica is released to the public. It has an intriguing record known
as Dragon Break.
Source: Where Were You When The Dragon Broke?, The Dragon Break Reexamined.
3E 38 Tiber Septim dies after a long reign and his heir, Pelagius I, takes the throne.
3E 41 Pelagius I is assassinated by The Dark Brotherhood. Kintyra I becomes The Empress of
Tamriel. During her short reign, Tamriel is blessed with prosperity and good harvest.
3E 53 Kintyra I dies, succeeded by her son Uriel I.
Under the reign of Uriel I, the Fighters Guild and the Mages Guild increase in prominence
throughout Tamriel.
3E 64 Uriel I dies, Uriel II takes the throne. Tragically, the rule of Uriel II is cursed with blights,
plagues, and insurrections.
3E 67 Potema, the so-called Wolf Queen of Solitude, is born to the Imperial Family of Prince
Pelagius (later is crowned as Pelagius II).
Source: Biography of the Wolf Queen.
3E 82 Uriel II dies. Pelagius II becomes the next Emperor. By the end of Pelagius's reign, Tamriel
has returned to prosperity.
3E 98 Pelagius II dies and Antiochus, his eldest son takes the throne of the Septim's Empire.
3E 110 The War of The Isle. King Orgnum of Pyandonea launches an attack on Tamriel, a result of
the political intrigue of Queen Potema of Solitude. With the help of Summerset Isle and
Psijic Order, the Imperial vanquishes the Pyandonean Armada.
"The last documented appearance of the Maormer was in 3E 110 in the War of the Isle. The
storm brewed by the Psijic of Artaeum, it was said, so annihilated Orgnum's fleet that he was
never again able to muster together enough of a force to dare another battle. The mists to the
south reveal nothing to corroborate or refute this belief, but one can hope."
Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (1st Edition): Aldmeri Dominion, Pocket Guide to the
Empire (1st Edition): The Wild Regions, The Wolf Queen, A Brief History of the
Empire, Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): Other Lands.
3E 111 Sir Amiel Lannus establishes a knightly order known as Knights of the Nine. The main
purpose of the knighthood is to recover the ancient artifacts of Pelinal Whitestrake, the
Crusader's Relics.
Source: The Knights of the Nine.
3E 114 Destri Melarg (3E 20-3E 114), a well known Redguard historian and translator of old
Redguard verse, dies. "Redguards, Their History and Their Heroes" is one of Destri Melarg's
works that is published in the Imperial City by Melius Kane.
Source: A Compilation of Redguard History, Notes For Redguard History, Divad the
Singer, Redguards, History and Heroes, The Memory Stone.
3E 119 Antiochus dies. His fifteen years old Daughter, Kintyra is prepared by the Elder Council to
become the next Empress. Please note that according to the Biography of the Wolf Queen
Antiochus died in 3E 112.
Pelagius III, the future Emperor who will later be known as The Mad Pelagius, is born. He is
the first son of King Magnus. Please note that The Wolf Queen series state that Pelagius is
born on 3E 125.
Source: The Madness of Pelagius, The Wolf Queen.
3E Kintyra II becomes the next Empress of the Septim Dynasty. Queen Potema, also known as
120 Wolf Queen, with her allies (Skyrim and a part of Morrowind) launches a surprising attack
on the Empire. She claims the throne for her son, Uriel III. The War of Red Diamond starts.
Kintyra II with the support of King Magnus of Lilmoth (Black Marsh), and King Cephorus
of Gilane (High Rock) try to uphold the throne.
Source: A Brief History of the Empire.
3E Kintyra II is captured by Queen Potema's forces. Uriel III proclaims himself as the new
121 Emperor of Tamriel. Note that Biography of the Wolf Queen puts the capture of Kintyra at
3E 114.
Source: A Brief History of the Empire, The Wolf Queen.
The Knights of the Nine is fractured by the civil war. Some of the recovered relics of Pelinal
Whitestrake are used in the war and lost.
Source: The Knights of the Nine.
3E Kintyra II dies. The day (23rd of Frost Fall) is now remembered as the day of the Broken
123 Diamond.
Source: Holidays of the Iliac Bay, The Wolf Queen, Broken Diamonds.
"The exact date of the Empress Kintyra Septim II's execution in the tower at Glenpoint
Castle is open to some speculation. Some believe she was slain shortly after her
imprisonment in the 121st year, while others maintain that she was likely kept alive as a
hostage until shortly before her uncle Cephorus, King of Gilane, reconquered western High
Rock in the summer of the 125th year. The certainty of Kintyra's demise rallied many against
the Wolf Queen Potema and her son, who had been crowned Emperor Uriel Septim III four
years previously when he invaded the under-guarded Imperial City."
-from Waughin Jarth's THE WOLF QUEEN, BOOK SEVEN
3E War of the Red Diamond ends with Uriel III's defeat in the Battle of Ichidag by Cephorus.
127 During the journey to Cephorus's castle in Gilane, an angry mob burns Uriel III to death.
Cephorus becomes the next Emperor of the Septim Dynasty.
3E The Knights of the Nine is officially dissolved by an Imperial Decree, although some of the
131 remaining knights oppose this decree.
Source: The Knights of the Nine.
3E Queen Potema dies after a month long siege on her castle. At her death, Magnus appoints his
137 son, Pelagius, as the titular head of Solitude, under guidance from the royal council.
"Potema continued to fight a losing battle, her area of influence dwindling and dwindling
until only her kingdom of Solitude remained in her power. She summoned daedra to fight for
her, had her necromancers resurrect her fallen enemies as undead warriors, and mounted
attack after attack on the forces of her brothers, the Emperor Cephorus Septim I and King
Magnus of Lilmoth. Her allies began leaving her as her madness grew, and her only
companions were the zombies and skeletons she had amassed over the years. The kingdom of
Solitude became a land of death. Stories of the ancient Wolf Queen being waited on by
rotting skeletal chambermaids and holding war plans with vampiric generals terrified her
- from Waughin Jarth's THE WOLF QUEEN, BOOK EIGHT
3E Sir Casimir, one of the remaining Knights of the Nine accidentally murders a beggar, and left
139 the Gauntlet of the Crusader, one of the Crusader's Relics, on the floor of the Chapel of
Stendarr of Chorrol. Nobody is able to move the gauntlets ever since.
Source: The Knights of the Nine.
3E Cephorus dies in an accident. His brother, Magnus, takes the throne.
3E Pelagius, King of Solitude - the son of Magnus Septim, is recorded as "occasionally
141 eccentric" in the Imperial Annals. He marries Katariah Ra'athim, Duchess of Morrowind.
Source: The Madness of Pelagius.
3E Magnus Septim dies. His son, Pelagius III is coronated. In fact he never truly rules Tamriel,
145 due to the increasing problem with his eccentricity (madness). Katariah, his Dunmer wife,
and the Elder Council make all the decisions and try to keep Pelagius III from embarrassing
Source: The Madness of Pelagius.
3E Pelagius III's wife, Katariah, declared as Empress Regent. Pelagius III popularly believed to
147 have gone insane, though it may have been a physical malady that forced him to declare
himself incompetent to reign.
3E The Siege of Abernanit in Vvardenfell, Morrowind. Rangidil Ketil and a small army of
150 Ordinators and Bouyant Armigers destroy the Daedric Shrine of Abernanit, one of the bases
of the Sixth House.
Source: The Death Blow of Abernanit.
3E Pelagius III dies at the Temple of Kynareth in the Isle of Betony. Pelagius' wife, Katariah is
153 then crowned for the Empress of Tamriel. Despite of the racist assertions, to the contrary,
Katariah's forty-six years reign is known as one of the most glorious in Tamriel history.
Source: The Madness of Pelagius, The Asylum Ball, A Brief History of the Empire.
Sir Amiel Lannus dies on his futile attempt to recover the Helm of the Crusader, one of the
Crusader's Relics.
Source: Sir Amiel's Journal.
3E Rangidil Ketil, commander of the Ordinators and subject of the poem Death Blow of
195 Abernanit, dies. He was 288 years old.
3E The Empress Katariah dies, the throne comes to her son, Cassynder.
3E Cassynder dies and Uriel Lariat takes the throne as Uriel IV.
202 Uriel IV's reign is difficult and long one. Despite being a legally adopted member of the
Septim family, and despite of the Lariat family's high position, few of the Elder Council can
be persuaded to accept him fully as a blood relation of Tiber.
3E Song of the Askelde Men translated.
3E During the reign of Uriel IV, the Imperial Council, in an attempt to clear up some questions
246 of property rights in Skyrim during those chaotic days, decrees that any man without a liege
who occupied a castle for more than three months would be granted the rights and titles of
that estate.
Source: The Rear-Guard.
3E Uriel IV dies. The Elder Council disinherits Andorak, Uriel IV's son, and a cousin more
247 closely related to the original Septim line is proclaimed as Cephorus II.
In Valenwood, Haymon Camoran (later known as Camoran Usurper) claims the throne of
Camoran Dynasty and starts his conquest to rule Tamriel.
Source: The Refugees
3E Camoran Usurper conquers Valenwood and continues his conquest north, to invade
249 Hammerfell and Colovia. Emperor Cephorus tries to halt Camoran Usurper by sending
troops to the west, but defeated.
Source: A Brief History of the Empire, The Fall of the Usurper.
3E At the Battle of Dragontooth, the Camoran Usurper defeats the armies of Taneth and Rihad
253 of Hammerfell. Southern Hammerfell falls.
3E Most of Hammerfell has been conquered by Camoran Usurper and he aims to defeat High
263 Rock.
3E Camoran Usurper launches his force to attack High Rock. The alliance of High Rock
267 kingdoms led by Baron Othrok of Dwynnen meets Usurper army in the Iliac Bay. The
alliance eventually defeats Usurper’s force. Camoran Usurper is killed in the battle and the
whole episode of his conquest finished with his death.
"The Baron and his less legendary allies, the rulers of Ykalon, Phrygia, and Kambria,
changed this favorable perception. News of the Usurper's barbaric treatment of captives and
abuse of conquered lands, mostly true, spread rapidly through their territories, and then to
other neutral lands. Within a few months, the greatest navy ever combined organized along
the High Rock edge of the Iliac Bay. Only the navy of Uriel V's ill-fated invasion of Akavir is
- from Palaux Illthre's THE FALL OF THE USURPER
A female Bosmer refugee is reported giving birth, and she is recognized as the mistress of
Camoran Usurper. The Bosmer mother and son (named Mankar Camoran) escape.
Source: The Refugees.
Fasil Umbranox, an Admiral, veteran of Camoran Usurper war, assigned by the Emperor
Cephorus to defeat the pirates of Anvil and its surrounding.
Source: Cap'n Dugal's Journal.
3E Uriel V becomes the Emperor of Tamriel. He embarks on a series of invasions beginning
268 almost from the moment he takes the throne.
Source: A Brief History of the Empire.
3E Uriel V sets a plan to invade Akavir.
270 Source: A Brief History of the Empire, Disaster at Ionith.
3E Uriel V Conquers Roscrea.
271 Torradan ap Dugal, the last and the leader of the pirates in Anvil area is finally defeated by
Admiral Fasil Umbranox. The Emperor Uriel V rewards the land of Anvil to him. The
kingdom of Anvil is re-established with Fasil Umbranox as its first Count.
Source: Cap'n Dugal's Journal
3E Uriel V Conquers Cathnoquey.
3E Uriel V Conquers Yneslea.
3E Prince Bashomon surrenders Esroniet, a small island kingdom that lies between Tamriel and
284 Akavir, to Septim Empire. Esroniet becomes a major base for the Imperial campaign to
invade Akavir.
Source: Disaster at Ionith.
3E Several expeditions are launched to scout the sea lanes and coastlands of Akavir. On the basis
285- of all this information, the kingdom of the Tsaesci, in the southwest of Akavir, is selected as
3E the initial target for the invasion.
3E The Imperial navy with Uriel V himself set a foot on the land of Akavir, thus begins the
288 invasion. Two Tsaesci cities (renamed to Septimia and Ionith) fall to the Imperial, practically
without any resistance.
Source: Disaster at Ionith, A Brief History of the Empire, Mysterious Akavir.
3E The winter storm season is unusually prolonged and exceptionally severe, and cut down the
288- supply line between Tamriel and Akavir. Tsaesci raiders start to launch the attack to the
3E Imperial settlements.
289 Source: Disaster at Ionith.
3E A large Tsaesci force attacks Ionith. While defending the city, Uriel V is cut down by enemy
290 arrows. Few survivors manage to bring the news to Septimia. Eventually Septimia is
disbanded, and the rest of the Imperial leaves Akavir. The invasion of Akavir fails.
Source: Disaster at Ionith
Uriel VI becomes the next Emperor of Tamriel. Since he is still five years old, his mother
Thonica is given restricted regency until Uriel VI reaches age.
Source: A Brief History of the Empire.
3E Uriel VI finally takes the Imperial seat in his 22nd year. He has been slowly assuming
307 positions of responsibility for years, but both the Council and his mother, who enjoyed even
her limited regency, were loath to give him reign. By the time he comes to the throne, the
mechanisms of government gives him little power, but he has the power to veto.
3E Uriel VI, eventually, takes control of the Elder Council. Uriel VI utilizes defunct spy
313 networks and guard units to bully and coerce the difficult members of the Elder Council. His
half-sister Morihatha is his staunchest ally, especially after her marriage to Baron Ulfe
Gersen of Winterhold brought her considerable wealth and influence.
3E Uriel VI dies after an accident, Morihatha takes the throne. She continue the job Uriel VI
317 started. After she conquers the Elder Council, she continues defeating the rebellious vassals.
Slowly the Empire regain its prosperity.
Source: A Brief History of the Empire.
3E Second edition of the Pocket Guide to the Empire is released by Empress Morihatha.
331 Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition)
3E The city of Anvil is at uproar. One of its respectable citizens, Lorgren Benirus, is discovered
335 practicing Necromancy. The people of Anvil bands together with the Mages Guild storm his
manor. Lorgren Benirus is killed, but then after his death, Banirus Manor starts to be haunted.
Source: Scrap from Lorgren's Diary
3E Nulfaga, a powerful sorceress and the mother to the future Daggerfall King Lysandus, is
336 born.
3E Morihatha dies. Morihatha's nephew, Pelagius IV, takes the throne and continues the
339 campaign of Morihatha. An Argonian Councilman, Thoricles Romus, furious at Morihatha's
refusal to send troops to his troubled lands, is believed to be the man who hired an assassin
who claimed her life. Thoricles Romus is summarily tried and executed.
Source: A Brief History of the Empire.
3E Eadwyre, future King of Wayrest and husband to Carolyna and Barenziah, is born.
3E Uriel VII is born.
3E Mynisera, future wife to Lysandus, King of Daggerfall, is born.
3E Lysandus, future King of Daggerfall, is born to Arslan II and Nulfaga.
3E Book of the Dragonborn, by Prior Emelene Madrine, is published.
3E Pelagius IV dies, his son Uriel Septim VII takes the throne.
368 Source: A Brief History of the Empire.
In Hammerfell, Cameron, the future King of Sentinel, is born.
3E Akorithi, future Queen of Sentinel and wife to Cameron, is born.
3E The future TES1: Arena Hero/Eternal Champion is born.
3E The future TES2: Daggerfall Hero/Uriel Septim VII's Agent is born.
3E Jagar Tharn manages to acquire the Staff of Chaos (Balac-thurm) from a dungeon below
376 Mournhold city in Morrowind. Jagar Tharn in the guise of a bard known as Nightingale,
tricks Queen Barenziah to open the way into an ancient dungeon below Mournhold city, the
place where the powerful artifact was hidden.
Source: The Real Barenziah, The Final Lesson.
Helseth is born to Barenziah and Symmachus.
3E King Arslan II, father to Lysandus, King of Daggerfall, dies. Lysandus becomes the King of
377 Daggerfall.
Prince Geldall, the official heir of Uriel Septim VII is born.
3E Prince Enman, one of the sons of Uriel Septim VII, is born.
3E Prince Ebel, one of the sons of Uriel Septim VII, is born.
3E Gothryd, son of Lysandus and Mynisera, rulers of Daggerfall, is born.
3E Morgiah is born to Barenziah and Symmachus.
3E In High Rock Province, the Duke of Camlorn and his entire family are assassinated, and his
385 daughter, Princess Talara, is missing. The Duke of Oloine, the brother of Duke of Camlorn
takes the throne of Camlorn.
Source: The Mystery of Princess Talara.
In this year, Arthago, the "first" prince of Sentinel, Hammerfell is born to Cameron and
Akorithi. He has poor health and is weak. The name of this prince and his fate is never
known to the public and it is just said that the Underking took him for no apparent reason.
Source: Daggerfall Storyline: The Third Prince of Sentinel, Night Falls On Sentinel.
3E Aubk-i is born to Cameron and Akorithi, rulers of Sentinel.
3E Elysana is born to Carolyna and Eadwyre, rulers of Wayrest.
3E Jagar Tharn uses his magic to guise himself as the Emperor Uriel Septim VII and rules the
389- Empire, waving chaos in the name of order. Thus starts the Imperial Simulacrum. Jagar
3E Tharn previously uses a powerful artifact known as Staff of Chaos to teleport Uriel Septim
399 VII into another dimension. Then, Tharn breaks the Staff of Chaos into eight parts and
manages them hidden in eight obscured places in eight different provinces. The places are
Fang Lair, the Labyrinthian, Elden Grove, the Halls of Colossus, the Crystal Tower, the
Crypt of Hearts, Murkwood, and the dreaded Dagoth-Ur. This is the start of TES1: Arena.
Source: Arena Storyline.
"During the 10-year rule of the Impostor Jagar Tharn, the provinces were shattered by four
devastating wars, and the political policies of the Imperial administration fell into shambles.
But for the Restoration, there would be no Empire today."
In an unrecorded year in this decade, Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon overruns the
Battlespire, the proving ground for Imperial Battlemages. One unknown hero, with the help
of the surviving inhabitants of the Battlespire, daedric treachery and the old man Chimere
Graegyn, manages to vanquish the daedra. In the process the Battlespire is also destroyed.
The daedric invasion is the result of the deal between Jagar Tharn and Mehrunes Dagon. A
necessary action for Tharn to smoothen his rule as false Emperor. This is the story of TESL:
Source: Battlespire Storyline.
"...for had not Jagar Tharn been robbed of the support of the archfiend Mehrunes Dagon
and his fell minions, then Ria Silmane and her champion might never have revealed Tharn's
imposture, and long might the rightful emperor have languished imprisoned in Dagon's dark
prisons within the Void."
Chimere Graegyn himself, a powerful Direnni Summoner, had attempted to trick the Daedric
Prince Mehrunes Dagon for a certain profitable reward. He uses an artifact of Daedric Prince
Malacath's creation (some says it's Hircine's creation), Armor of Savior's Hide to cast
Mehrunes Dagon into Oblivion. In the last critical moment, instead of letting his power
drained out, Mehrunes Dagon used all his remaining power to curse the Summoner. Chimere
and the island where he lives are cast into the void; all the inhabitants are killed, except
Chimere. In the tragic end, Chimere is condemned to live forever among the ruins of his
greatest ambition.
Source: Tal Marog Ker's Researches.
3E Greklith is born to Cameron and Akorithi, rulers of Sentinel. In the same year, Carolyna,
392 Queen of Wayrest and wife of Eadwyre, dies.
3E Lhotun is born to Cameron and Akorithi, rulers of Sentinel.
3E The Five Year War. Elswyer defeats Valenwood.
394- "The war started with the so-called "Slaughter of Torval." The Khajiit claim that the Bosmer
3E invaded the city without provocation and killed over a thousand citizens before being driven
399 off by reinforcements from a nearby jungle tribe. The Bosmer claim that the attack was in
retaliation for Khajiti bandits who were attacking wood caravans headed for Valenwood."
Source: A Brief History of the Empire, Dance In Fire, Mixed Unit Tactics in the Five
Years War, Volume One.
3E A series of regional wars break throughout Tamriel.
396- War of the Blue Divide. Summurset Isle defeats Valenwood. The war is ended with the
3E Altmer win several new coastal islands from the Bosmer.
397 Source: A Brief History of the Empire, Dance In Fire.
The War of the Bend'r-mahk. Skyrim destroys the combined forces of Hammerfell and High
Rock. The eastern part of Dragonstar city of Hammerfell falls to the Skyrim force led by
General Duvais; while the Hammerfell force regroups and defends the western region of the
city. Both forces build walls that separate the city permanently into two regions. The wall
that separates the city still exists to these days, and the eastern region is still occupied by
Skyrim – creating political obstacle between the two Provinces.
Source: A Brief History of the Empire, Shadowkey Storyline.
The Arnesian War, a war between Morrowind and Black Marsh. The death of one of the
merchant leaders of Morrowind during a slave revolt in the border Morrowind-Black Marsh
raises the sentiment against the Argonian. Morrowind attacks Black Marsh. During this
chaotic war, King Symmachus is killed. Barenziah with her two children, fled to the Imperial
City, pleading the help of the Emperor. During the audience with the Emperor, Barenziah
awares that the person she faced is not the real Emperor. She stays in the Imperial City and
manages to find the secret locations of the pieces of the Staff of Chaos. Together with King
Eadwyre of Wayrest, and the ghost of Ria Silmane (a sorceress and former apprentice of
Jagar Tharn), she plots to topple the imposter.
Source: The Real Barenziah, Biography of Queen Barenziah, Lives of the Saints, A Brief
History of the Empire.
3E Shadowmage Skelos Undriel is on the run, with agents of the Battlemage Jagar Tharn in
397 close pursuit. He flees from the center of the Tamrielic Empire to the Western Reach, where
the borders of High Rock, Hammerfell and Skyrim meet. These three regions are engaged in
a bitter conflict, The War of the Bend'r-mahk. Undriel manages to recruit a young adventurer
to collect magical objects called Shadowkey and in turn to gather Star Teeth. With the help
from Azra Nightwielder (the greatest of Shadowmages), the young adventurer manages to
collect all the Star Teeth, destroys Tharn's underlings and defeats the daunting shadow power
of Umbra'Keth in the ancient dungeon of the Crypt of Hearts. This is the story of TEST:
Source: Shadowkey Storyline.
3E On 29th of Sun's Dusk of this year, the Archbishop Calaxes dissapeared in the Imperial City.
398 It is rumored that Lady Allena Benoch and the Imperial Guard assassinated him due to the
advocation a full-scale rebellion to establish a theocracy over the Empire.
Source: Lady Benoch's Words and Philosophy.
3E A mysterious hero manages to go to eight obscured places in eight different provinces to
399 recover the eight pieces of the Staff of Chaos with the guide of the ghost of Ria Silmane. The
hero defeats Jagar Tharn in the final showdown in the Imperial Palace dungeon and releases
Uriel Septim VII from the dimensional prison. The hero is awarded the title of the Eternal
Champion. This is the story of TES1: Arena.
Source: The Real Barenziah, Arena Storyline.
On the same year, Gortwog wins the Orsinium area after he defeated Lord Bowyn of Wayrest
in a fair competition. This marks the start of the rise of the Orcs. From that moment on, he
works hard for Orsinium and the Orcs for them to be accepted as the official citizen of the
Source: How Orsinium Passed to the Orcs.
3E Arthago, the Ill-fated first prince of Sentinel, Hammerfell, is sent to Castle Faalem. He was
400 left there to die, to make a smoother way to the throne for his stronger brother Greklith.
Lhotun (the official second prince of Sentinel) learns about the fate of his older brother from
the mysterious Daggerfall hero. The name of this prince is Arthago.
Source: Daggerfall Storyline: The Third Prince of Sentinel, Night Falls On Sentinel.
At Vvardenfell, Morrowind, Kogoruhn is reoccupied by Dagoth Uthol and fortified as an
advanced base for Sixth House operations. Blight storms become more frequent and
widespread. Soul sickness spreads in regions close to Red Mountain.
Source: Dagoth Ur's Plans.
3E Nulfaga of Daggerfall, High Rock, finds the exact location of the Mantella, the heart of
401 Numidium. She makes a deal with the Blades, but the deal is not accepted. At this time the
Blades has managed to collect most of the Numidium pieces, even the Totem of Tiber Septim
has already in their grasp. The Emperor sends a letter to the spy who has infiltrate the Royal
Family of Daggerfall in order to procure the information by any means necessary. The letter
never arrives to the right hand, and causes some political intrigues between the Royal
Families in the Iliac Bay.
Source: Daggerfall: A Narrative.
3E War of Betony begins. A war between Sentinel of Hammerfell and Daggerfall of High Rock.
402 Lord Mogref of Betony Island for monetary reasons agrees to vassal himself and the rest of
Betony to King Lysandus of Daggerfall. King Camaron of Sentinel objects. The war is
3E The Lord of Reich Gradkeep tries to facilitate the peace negotiation between two warring
403 city-states. In the appointed day, King Lysandus of Daggerfall and King Camaron of Sentinel
meet at the Palace of Reich Gradkeep for a truce. The supposed peace meeting turns to be a
bloody conflict after a dead lock, the whole city of Reich Gradkeep is erupted in battles. The
entire family of Reich Gradkeep is killed. The only surviving member of the ruling family of
Reich Gradkeep is a sickly infant. So the councilors of the state choose Lord Auberon Flyte
to rule the lordship in regency. The name of the state is declared as Anticlere.
The war continues and takes its climax in the Cryngaine Field. King Lysandus falls. Gothryd,
son of King Lysandus, is crowned King of Daggerfall. Lord Bridwell, the leader of the
Knights of the Dragon, slays King Camaron. The Sentinel army retreat in disorder. On behalf
of Sentinel, Lord Oresme, surrenders. He commits suicide in the way back to Sentinel.
Source: Vulper Newgate's The War of Betony, Fav'te's The War of
Betony, Daggerfall Storyline.
3E Gothryd marries Aubk-i, the daughter of King Camaron. Aubk-i is now the Queen of
404 Daggerfall. The letter from The Emperor Uriel Septim VII arrives to her hand. Confused of
the contents of the letter, eventually she sells the letter to the highest bidder, King Gortworg
of the Orsinium. Gortworg has no idea what the Mantella is; he consults the King of Worms
of the Necromancer. The confidential information about Numidium is spread out.
The former King of Daggerfall, Lysandus, rises as ghost and with the army of specters and
wraiths; he starts to haunt the streets of Daggerfall seeking for vengeance. The guards
attempt to stop the haunting but eventually their souls soon join the unholy army. The
popularity of King Gothryd decreases greatly as he cannot stop the undead army.
3E A mysterious agent is sent by Uriel Septim VII to investigate the death of King Lysandus and
405 to find the missing letter the Emperor sent to the Queen of Daggerfall.This is the beginning
of the TES2: Daggerfall.
Source: Daggerfall Storyline.
Princess Talara takes the throne of Camlorn in High Rock after deposing her uncle, the Duke
of Oloine.
Source: The Mystery of Princess Talara.
A civil war starts in city-state of Lainlyn in northern Hammerfell. Lord Kain, the leader of
the Knights of the True Horn tries to dethrone Baron Shrike, his brother and the ruthless ruler
of Lainlyn.
3E A series of murder break out in Tear, Morrowind. Several major slave traders are killed. The
407 serial killer is known as the Lopper. This killing finally ends when a minor noble slave-trader
of House Dres, Dres Minegaur dies. The official record states that the noble is the Lopper
himself, although there is another possibility. Nevertheless, the serial killing ends.
Source: The Last Scabbard of Akrash.
In Morrowind, The Tribunal starts to establish the Ghostfence, in order to prevent the
threatened large-scale breakout of Dagoth Ur's blighted hosts.
Source: The Plan to Defeat Dagoth Ur.
3E In Morrowind, Sixth House bases are extablishes near Gnaar Mok and in waterfront areas of
410 Vivec. Sixth House operatives exploit smuggler organizations and communications to spread
their influence among victims unbalanced by Dagoth Ur's dream sendings.
Source: Dagoth Ur's Plans.
3E The Vvardenfell district of Morrowind starts to be colonized, after the Duke of Morrowind
414 revokes the old Treaty of the Armistice. Originally, Vvardenfell was an exclusive district of
Tribunal Temple who had banned the trade and additional settling. And almost immediately,
the Imperials and three Great Houses (Hlaalu, Telvanni, and Redoran) begin to take the
opportunity to settle the area.
Source: A Short History of Morrowind.
3E There are now small cells of Sixth House cultists in every town in Vvardenfell, Morrowind.
415 Larger Sixth House operations are concealed in remote dungeons where creatures are bred
and cultists are trained for the coming struggle.
3E Almalexia and Sotha Sil lose the artifacts Keening and Sunder to Dagoth Odros and Vemyn.
417 Vivec rescues Almalexia and Sotha Sil, but fails to recover Keening and Sunder. The power
of the Tribunal continues to grow weaker without access to the Heart of Lorkhan, and the
resources required to support the Ghostfence.
Source: Dagoth Ur's Plans.
In the same year, in the west - Iliac Bay, the agent that Emperor sent uncovers the truth about
the death of King Lysandus. A minor lord of Wayrest, Lord Woodborne, murdered him for
another twist of regional politics. After the agent avenged King Lysandus, the army of
undead leaves Daggerfall.
The agent of the Emperor, manages to infiltrate Castle Daggerfall and retrieves the Totem of
Tiber Septim. Learning this development, the factions of the High Rock and Hammerfell
visited him offering wealth, power and fame for exchange for the Totem. No information of
who received the Totem. After the agent gave the Totem to one of the factions, Nulfaga
transports the agent to Mantellan Crux, a netherworld in Aetherius, to recover the Mantella.
To whom the Numidium is given, is still a big mystery, but the reports say that six Numidium
are seen in six different places at once, each one carving out a different mortal's destiny. 'The
Dragon Break' occurs in the Iliac Bay, resulting:
• The fractured High Rock with hundreds small squabbling kingdoms is no more; after
the break, there are only three kingdoms, Daggerfall, Wayrest and Orsinium.
• The Orcs of Orsinium gains acceptance of the Septim Empire and becomes full
citizens of the Empire.
• Sentinel is still major power; its power and territory expands significantly and
encompasses all the northern Hammerfell.
• The Sloads of coral kingdoms of Thras worship a new God of Worms.
• The Underking gets his long-missing heart, and dies a mortal death; and giving him
the peace that he desires.
This strange phenomenon is known as the Warp in the West and also known as the Miracle of
Peace. This whole changes occur in just one day, 10th of Frostfall, 3E 417.
This is the end of TES2: Daggerfall.
Source: Daggerfall Storyline, Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition): High
Rock, Skeleton Man's interview, Warp in the West
"Among the most significant results of the Second Numidian Effect are the foundation of the
orc city-state Nova Orsinium; the transfiguration and apotheosis of Mannimarco, King of
Worms; and the return of Zurin Arctus, the Underking, to the affairs of men."
In Lainlyn at northern Hammerfell, the Knights of the True Horn led by Lord Kain is
defeated by Baron Shrike. Lord Kain decides to split into many small groups while waiting
the message to regroup. A message that is never sent as the Warp in the West occurred;
Lainlyn is removed from the Hammerfell map.
Source: Lord Kelvyn's Will.
3E The Crimson Scars group is established by Greywyn, within the Dark Brotherhood. Its
421 mission is to eradicate the non-vampire Black Hand. The group fails and its members are
slaughtered. Somehow the existance of the group leaves a mark in the Dark Brotherhood
Source: Greywyn's Journal, The Third Era Timeline.
Circa Corvus Umbranox, the Count of Anvil dissapears, no one knows what fate befallen to the
3E Count.
3E Campaign of Sixth House assassinations of prominent Imperial citizens and Hlaalu Imperial
426- sympathizers. Sudden increase in number and seriousness of attacks by cultists and victims
3E deranged by soul sickness.
3E The Empire is shaken from the questions of succession. The Emperor is old, and in poor
427- health. He has two declared heirs, Enman and Ebel, but there are rumors of controversy over
3E the succession in the Imperial City. Some say that they are doppelgangers placed in the
432 household during Jagar Tharn's tenure as the Emperor.
Source: Savant's Note On Vvardenfell.
Meanwhile in Morrowind, a slave, with uncertain parent and born on certain sign, is freed by
the Blades as an Imperial agent to uncover the prophecies of the Nerevarine, and also to find
out more about the rumor of the new re-awakening Sixth House of the Dunmer, The House
Dagoth. This is the start of TES3: Morrowind.
Source: Morrowind Storyline.
"Of humble birth, he entered the Emperor's service in the lowly status of courier. Dispatched
to Balmora in the waning years of the Third Era, he arrived in Morrowind, ignorant of the
role he was to play in that nation's history."
After a long perilous journey in Vvardenfell, the released slave is acknowledged as the
Nerevarine by four Ashlander Tribes and selected as a Hortator by House Redoran, Hlaalu
and Telvanni. And with the final help of Vivec, he eventually fulfills the Nerevarine
prophecies by destroying Dagoth Ur, by severing his connection with the Heart of Lorkhan.
With this action, he removes the blight that was haunting the Vvardenfell settlements, along
with recovering the Kagrenac's Tools. Unfortunately, severing Dagoth Ur's connection to the
heart also ultimately severing the connection of the Tribunal to the heart, thus leading to the
undoing of their godhood. This is the story of TES3: Morrowind.
Source: Morrowind Storyline.
Realizing the new Nerevarine could be a threat to the new Morrowind throne, King Helseth
hires the Dark Brotherhood to assassinate the Nerevarine. The action fails. Visiting
Mournhold, the Nerevarine has to face the quarrel between the new monarch of King Helseth
and the ancient goddess of Morrowind, Lady Almalexia. Furthermore, King Helseth takes
another attempt to assassinate the Nerevarine, and again fails. He gives up and later he tries
to pull the Nerevarine to his side. This is the start of the TES3 Exp: Tribunal.
Shaken by the changing of power in Morrowind and mostly the loss of her godhood, Lady
Almalexia loses her sanity, and she kills Lord Sotha Sil. She lures the Nerevarine to the
Clockwork City of Sotha Sil and tries to kill him there. She fails and is slain in the Sotha Sil's
chamber by the Nerevarine. This is the story of the TES3 Exp: Tribunal.
Source: Morrowind Storyline: Tribunal.
Later on, historians record another great deed of the Nerevarine. On the island of Solstheim,
the Nerevarine thwarts the murderous plot of the great Daedric Prince Hircine by fulfilling
the Bloodmoon Prophecy (an ancient legend among the nordic tribe of the Skaal in Solstheim
island). With this, he saves nearly all the inhabitants of the island from the ferociousness of
Hircine's werewolves. This is the story of the TES3 Exp: Bloodmoon.
Source: Morrowind Storyline: Bloodmoon.
During this period there are some notable events occurred in Morrowind:
• The Grandmaster of Fighters Guild, Sjoring Hard-Heart, which is under influence of
Camonna Tong, is defeated and the independence of the guild is restored by the guild
new Grandmaster.
• Bal Molagmer or "Stone Fire Men" who brought the light of justice to the land starts
to reappear after their mysterious disappearance early in third Era.
• The Camonna Tong, local crime syndicate on Vvardenfell, is eventually absorbed and
controlled by House Hlaalu.
• The Twin Lamps, an abolitionist group, operates secretly, releasing slaves throughout
the Vvardenfell.
• The lost Sanguine artifacts (27 totals) are recovered to Morag Tong.
• The monopoly of magic services by Mages Guild is ended, and the House Telvanni,
with the help of House Redoran, is officially permitted to offer the same services.
• The change of the top leader of several Vvardenfell factions such as the House
Telvanni and, House Redoran, and Imperial Legion.
• Mages Guild, among other factions of Vvardenfell, is interested with the Dwemer
disappearance. More and more artifacts are collected by the guild. Some of the
recovered books provide translation to the ancient texts of the Dwemer.
• The head quarter of the vampire clan of Berne in Galom Daeus, along with its leader
Raxle Berne is wipe out by the Tribunal Temple.
• Some time after the last Nerevarine's deed in the island of Solstheim, both the
Nerevarine and Lord Vivec disappears and Morrowind is ruled solely by King
Helseth. Some says that Vivec has departed to Aetherius joining the ancestors, while
the Nerevarine is rumored leaving Tamriel in an expedition to Akavir.
• Helseth of Hlaalu forms an alliance with House Dres. Helseth then renounces the
slave trade and reforms the Grand Council. Indoril and Redoran cannot embrace this
new rule of Helseth and the power of both Great Houses reduced dramatically all
these years. Furthermore, House Redoran is caught in the bloody dispute with the
Nords of Skyrim.

Meanwhile, in other provinces:

• Skooma illegal trading has increase significantly in Elsweyr, masterminded by
Renrijra Krin, a Khajiiti criminal group. The Imperial authority apparently has
difficulties to suppress this illegal trading.
• Summerset Isle is in the state of changing. The Daedra is always considered unholy to
the Altmer, however report has it that Daedra worship had become increasingly
prevalent in the Summerset Isle. Furthermore, the relation between the Imperial and
the Altmer deteriorates. The syndicates of wizards, one of the powerful communities
of the Altmer, start to boycott the Imperial goods.
• Many Argonians returns to Black Marsh while the Fort Swampmoth is abandoned by
the Imperial. Black Marsh has become more dangerous than ever. Many settlers have
been lost, and most non-Argonians have left in fear.

3E The third edition of the Pocket Guide to the Empire is released.

432 Source: Pocket Guide to the Empire (3rd Edition)
3E A group of assassins attack the Imperial Palace. Uriel Septim VII's sons and heirs (Crown
433- Prince Geldall, Prince Enman and Prince Ebel) are slain. While in the escape route via
3E ??? Imperial City dungeon, the fate of the Emperor intertwines with a prisoner. Somehow Uriel
has predicted the event and before his death, he entrusts the Amulet of Kings to the prisoner
to be delivered to the Grandmaster of the Blades, Jauffrey, and to seek the last true heir of the
Septim Dynasty.
The prisoner then plays a major role in recapturing Kvatch from the Daedric horde. The
prisoner is then renown as the Hero of Kvatch. The hero with the help of the Blades uncovers
the plot of a Daedric Cult Mythic Dawn. The cult tries to bring Mehrunes Dagon to Tamriel,
and reshapes the Mundus. The hero successfully brings the heir of Uriel known as Brother
Martin to the Cloud Ruler Temple; the Blades takes over the job to secure the heir.
Unfortunately, the Mythic Dawn has successfully taken the Amulet of Kings.
Shortly, the force of Oblivion is unleashed throughout Tamriel. In Skyrim, the force of
Daedra strikes almost all Nordic cities, from the southern Falkreath to Windhelm in the east.
The Old Holds (the collective Nordic cities in the north and west) have been defeated. In
Morrowind, the force of Oblivion obliterates House Redoran city of Ald'ruhn. House
Telvanni fights the Daedra and does their best to close the Oblivion gates, but little is gained.
In the Battle of Bruma, the prisoner-turned-hero single-handedly closes the Oblivion Great
Gate by capturing the Great Sigil Stone. This effectively closes the gate, and cuts the
dreadful Daedric Siege Engine in half. The battle is ended with victory on the Bruma alliance
forces. Then the hero manages to recapture the Amulet of Kings and slays the leader of the
Mythic Dawn, Mankar Camoran.
When Martin and the rest of the company in the route to relight the Dragonfire in the
Imperial City Temple of the One, the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon has successfully
crossed the barrier between realities and emerged in the Imperial City. Desperately Martin
destroys the Amulet of Kings in order to unite the Blood of the Kings and the Divine Essence
of Akatosh. Martin dies but his plan works. The Avatar Dragon of Akatosh materializes. The
Aedra Akatosh battles the Daedra Mehrunes Dagon on the ruins of the Temple of the One.
The Avatar of Akatosh eventually defeats Mehrunes Dagon, but the Dragon Avatar is
grievously wounded. With its remaining power the Dragon Avatar closes the barrier between
realities once more. The Dragon Avatar is turned to stone after draining all its remaining
power. The great Dragon statue now stands in the middle of the ruined Temple of the One.
Martin, the last heir of the Septim Dynasty is no more, and the Empire is once again without
an Emperor. The Elder Council under the leadership of Councilor Ocato tries to uphold the
crumbling Empire. The hero is declared as the Champion of Cyrodiil. This is the end of the
Third Era. This is the story of the TES4: Oblivion.
Source: Oblivion Storyline.
Several other events that worth noted:
• The eternal war between Necromancers and Mages Guild finally ended with the death
of Necromancer king, the King of Worms Mannimarco as well as the Archmage
Hannibal Traven. Hannibal Traven sacrificed himself in order to protect the champion
of Mages Guild from the power of Mannimarco, thus the champion eventually
manages to destroy the King of Worms. The future of Necromancer Guild is in
• The Thieves Guild under the Gray Fox has successfully stolen one of the Elder
Scrolls. The Gray Fox needs the Elder Scrolls to lift Nocturnal's curse on the Cowl of
Nocturnal. The curse made the wielder's personality be erased from history. With the
power of Elder Scrolls to alter history the curse is eventually nullified, but the cowl
wielder is still a number one target by any guard.
• After the great heist, Corvus Umbranox, the missing Count of Anvil mysteriously
came back to Anvil.
• The Benirus Manor in Anvil is cleansed, after many decades being haunted by
Lorgren Benirus, its previous owner, and his ghost minions.
• An obscured report states that there is strife in the underground assassin guild of Dark
Brotherhood. Members of the Black Hand and the Listener himself are slain. A traitor
to the guild manipulates a new member to systemically slay all the important
members of the assassin guild. Although the traitor is finally defeated, but the Dark
Brotherhood is more or less crippled by this internal strife.
• The Fighters Guild faces a direct competition from Blackwood Company. The new
guild of fighters is more discipline, efficient and stronger. One of the members of the
Fighters Guild uncovers the mystery behind the mercenary group. The Blackwood
Company uses Hist Sap potions extracted from a sickly Hist tree that brought down to
Leyawiin from Black Marsh. The potion makes the people who drank it ferocious,
bloodthirsty and unable to think clearly. The Hist tree is finally destroyed as well as
the Blackwood Company.
• Agronak gro-Malog, the Grand Champion of Imperial City Arena is defeated. It turns
out that the old Grand Champion is a son of a Vampire lord and an Orc female. This is
the first known relation between a Vampire and a normal person that resulted a child.

Umaril the Unfeathered, the ancient foe of Pelinal Whitestrake, resurfaces. He brings the
army of Aurorans, the minions of Meridia. Before he unleashed his full-scale war, he
launches moral-breaking attacks to some of the Chapels of Nine Divines, slaying the priests
and left messages. The Champion of Cyrodiil guided by a strange prophet embarks on the
quest to recover the Crusader's Relics, once the armor and weapons of Pelinal Whitestrake.
With these relics the Champion would have chance to defeat the ancient sorcerer-king of
Ayleid. The Champion is finally recovered all of the relics and with the final blessing of the
divine Talos, he manages to slay Umaril once-and-for-all, and the same time re-establishes
the old order of the Knights of the Nine. This is the story of the TES4 Exp: The Knights of
the Nine.
Source: The Story of the Knights of the Nine.
The Greymarch, a thousand year cycle of Sheogorath's curse is on the way. When the exact
time arrived, Sheogorath will turn to Jyggalag, the Prince of Order, and wipe his own realm,
the Shivering Isles. The Prince summons a hero from Tamriel and tasks him to stop the cycle.
Despite of all the hero's efforts, the cycle cannot be stopped. As Sheogorath turns to the
Daedric Prince of Order, a full assault of Order begins. Two-rivaled Sheogorath's army, the
Seducer and the Golden Saint join forces under the lead of the hero. They defeat Jyggalag,
and the cycle of Sheogorath's curse is eventually broken. The hero takes the mantle of the
Prince of Madness and rules the realm as Sheogorath. This is the story of the TES4 Exp:
Shivering Isles.
Source: The Story of Shivering Isles.

Fourth Era

4E 1 The Fourth Era starts with no Emperor on the throne of Tamriel. The Elder Council is unable
to choose a successor, and Ocato reluctantly becomes Potentate. The outlying provinces take
advantage of the Empire's weakness.
Source: Rising Threat vol. 3
After The Empire collapses. Most of the provinces secede from the Imperial rule.
4E 1 In Elsweyr, the Mane is assassinated. A war breaks out in southern Elsweyr. Although the
Imperial force still exists in the northern Elsweyr, they cannot keep the order. The Khajiit
realm is in chaos. Due to the rule of a Potentate, Rimmen is relatively stable.
During Oblivion Crisis, the Hist called all the Argonian to march back to Black Marsh to
defend the realm from the Daedra. After the Oblivion Crisis, as the Imperial is weakening,
Black Marsh rebels and currently led by the An-Xileel and the Organism.
Mages Guild dissolves, in its role now there are two Imperial magic guilds: College of
Whispers and Synod.
Source: The Infernal City.
4E 2 Sinderion gives a speech concerning the Nirnroot at the Alchemical Symposium.
Source: The Nirnroot Missive
4E 6 After the disappearance of Vivec, the power that holds the Ministry of Truth in place starts to
diminish. A pair of Dunmer mages, Vuhon and Sul, among others, build the ingenium, a
machine to hold the Ministry of Truth in place. During a fight between Sul and Vuhon over
the soul of Sul's lover, the Ingenium explodes, catapulting them both into Oblivion. The
Ministry of Truth crashes into Vivec City, creating a huge crater that immediately fills with
water from the Inner Sea. The crater becomes known as theScathing Bay. The impact of the
Ministry of Truth also causes the eruption of the Red Mountain. This chain of events kills
thousands and remembered as the Red Year.
In Second Seed, shortly after the cataclysmic eruption of Red Mountain, the crippled
Morrowind is invaded by an army of Argonians urged on by the Hist. The nation of
Morrowind colapses, and the survivors of the cataclysm and the war flee to the island of
Solstheim. The Argonian invasion reaches at least as far north as Red Mountain. Once they
hold the province, they make no effort to colonize or rule.
Source: Lymdrenn Tenvanni's Journal, The Infernal City, Lord of Souls
4E 10 Potentate Ocato is assassinated, presumably by Thalmor agents, beginning the Stormcrown
The Elder Council fractures. Many people try to claim the Imperial throne, either by force of
arms or by some blood claim. These include Eddar Olin and Thules the Gibbering. Violent
storms ravage the Imperial City, each one with its eye at the White-Gold Tower.
The Thalmor use this discord as an opportunity to overthrow the rulets of Summurset and
install themselves in their place. They purge any discidents and anyone "not of the blood of
the Altmer."
Source: Rising Threat vol. 4, The Infernal City
4E 17 Titus Mede, a Colovian warlord, takes control of the Imperial City and the Empire. Skyrim
endorses his ascension.
Source: Rising Threat vol. 4, The Infernal City
4E 18 The son of Titus Mede, Attrebus Mede, is born.
4E 22 The Thalmor takes full control of Summurset Isle, breaking away from the Empire. The
nation is renamed Alinor.
Source: The Great War
4E 23 Annaïg Hoïnart is born.
4E 29 The government of Valenwood is overthrown by the Thalmor, who take control of the
province. The Aldmeri Dominion of old is "reborn."
Shortly after, all contact with the outside world is severed.
Source: The Great War
Circa The Dunmer mage Sul managed to escape from Oblivion by jumping from one daedric
4E 38 realm to another. He eventually arrived in Tamriel after thirty-eight years.
Circa The floating city known as Umbriel arrives in Tamriel. First it destroys Lilmoth in Black
4E 43 Marsh by drawing the souls of the inhabitants, and then it continues north. The slain
inhabitants of Lilmoth arise as undead and follows Umbriel north toward Morrowind. A
Breton girl Annaïg Hoïnart, an Argonian Mere-Glim, along with Prince Attrebus and the
Dunmer mage Sul are stranded on the top of Umbriel.
Source: The Infernal City.
4E 57 The alchemist Sinderion recieves a sample of a red nirnroot from an adventurer who claims
to have found it in the Blackreach of Skyrim.
Source: Sinderion's Field Journal
4E 58 Sinderion arrives in Skyrim and begins his research on the crimson nirnroots.
Source: Sinderion's Field Journal
4E 98 The moons vanish from the night sky, bringing about the Void Nights. Although all lands
view this with "trepidation and fear," the Khajiit have it the worst due to their reliance on the
moon's cycles.
Source: The Great War
Hosgunn Crossed-Daggers becomes Jarl of Riften following the assassination of his
predecessor. He imposes strict taxes and curfews, driving the city into poverty.
Source: Of Crossed Daggers.
4E 99 The Aldmeri Dominion resumes contact with the Empire.
Source: The Great War
4E 100 The return of the moons. The Thalmor claim that they used "previously unknown Dawn
Magics" to bring them back, though the it is unclear whether they did so or merely knew that
the moons would return and capitalized on the situation. Elsweyr heralds the Thalmor as
their saviors, and Thalmor power within the province grows while Imperial power
Source: The Great War
4E 115 The Elsweyr Confederacy is dissolved and the states of Anequina and Pelletine are
reestablished as client states to the Aldmeri Dominion.
Source: The Great War
Circa The Great Collapse. A big part of Winterhold city is collapsed into the sea due to unusual
4E 121 weather that wracks the city for almost a year. Some of the survivors blame the College of
Winterhold for the disaster. It ruins the reputation of the College even more, especially after
the Oblivion Crisis, which people is still blaming the mages for dealing and conjuring the
4E 129 The people of Riften rise up against Hosgunn Crossed-Daggers, their corrupt Jarl. They burn
his palace with him still inside. The fire spreads to the rest of the city, and much of it is
Source: Of Crossed Daggers
Circa Riften is rebuilt into its current state.
4E 134 Source: Of Crossed Daggers
4E 168 Titus Mede II ascends to the throne.
The Empire is greatly reduced, holding only High Rock, Cyrodiil, Skyrim, Hammerfell, and,
nominally, Morrowind. Hammerfell is plagued by fighting between Crown and Forbear, and
Morrowind had never recovered from the eruption of Red Mountain.
Source: The Great War
4E 171 30th Frostfall: Aldmeri ambassador arrives in the Imperial City with a an ultimatum and a
cart full of the heads of murdered Blades agents. He demands that the Empire pay tribute to
the Dominion, disband the Blades, outlaw the worship of Talos, and cede a large part of
Hammerfell to the Dominion. Titus II refuses on all terms.
Within days, both Hammerfell and Cyrodiil are attacked by the Dominion. General Naarifin
invades Cyrodiil from Elsweyr and eliminating Imperial defenses along the Valenwood
border. Leyawiin falls soon after; Bravil is cut off and besieged. Simultaneously, an army led
by Lady Arannelya enters western Cyrodiil from Valenwood and continues on to
Hammerfell. Due to the civil war, Reguard forces offer limited resistance and the southern
coastline is soon in Dominion hands. The outnumbered Imperial legions are forced to cross
the Alik'r Desert in what later becomes known as the March of Thirst.
Source: The Great War
4E 172 After their easy success the previous year, the Thalmor make the capture of Cyrodiil their
primary objective. They advance further into the province, capturing Bravil and Anvil. By
the end of the year, Lord Naarifin's army is at the walls of the Imperial city. There are naval
engagements in Lake Rumare and along the Niben as Imperial forces attempt to hold the
eastern bank.
The Thalmor consolidate their holdings on the southern coastline of Hammerfell. Only
Hegathe is still independent. The survivors of the March of Thirst regroup and join with
High Rock forces in the north of Hammerfell.
Source: The Great War
4E 173 Reinforcements from Skyrim arrive in Cyrodiil, but the Aldmeri advance continues. By the
end of the year the Imperial City is surrounded on all three sides, leaving only the northern
route to Bruma open.
Early in the year, the Forbear armies of Sentinel break the siege of the Crown city of
Hegathe, reconciling the two factions. Lady Arannelya's armies cross the Alik'r and clash
indecisively with Imperial legions under General Decianus at Skaven. Decianus is forced to
retreat and the Dominion's forces take Skaven, though they are too weakened to advance
Source: The Great War
4E 174 The Aldmeri Dominion commits all available forces to the conquest of Cyrodiil.
Reinforcements arrive in southern Cyrodiil during the spring.
12th Second Seed: the Aldmeri armies launch an assault on the Imperial City. Lord Naarifin's
armies attack from the south, east, and west while another army draws up to surround the
city from the north. Titus II decides to fight his way out through the north, leaving the Eighth
Legion on rearguard. The Eighth is destroyed, but Titus II's armies manage to fight through
the Aldmeri besiegers and join forces with reinforcements from Skyrim, led by General
Jonna. Meanwhile, the capital falls and is sacked by the invading forces. The Imperial Palace
is burned and the White-Gold Tower looted.
The Dominion believes the fight is all but over, and makes several attempts to negotiate with
Titus II. He pretends that he is preparing to surrender while gathering forces to retake the
In Hammerfell, General Decianus prepares to retake Skaven but is called back to Cyrodiil.
He leaves behind his most veteran soldiers disguised as discharged invalids. These soldiers
make up the core of the army that drives Lady Arannelya's forces out of Skaven back into the
Alik'r in late 174.
Source: The Great War

The Reachmen take advantage of the weakened state of the Empire to break away and
establish the Reach as a kingdom independent from Skyrim. Their king is Madanach.
Source: Bear of Markarth
4E 175 30th Rain's Hand: The Battle of the Red Ring. General Decianus' army, previously hidden in
the Colovian Highlands, attacks the Imperial City from the west. General Jonna's armies
comes south from Cheydinhal along the Red Ring Road, crossing the Niben and attempting
to join with Decianus' forces. Jonna's armies face bitter resistance from Aldmeri
counterattacks from Bravil and Skingrad. Decianus is able to take Lord Naarifin's forces by
surprise. The main army, commanded by Titus II, attacks from the north.
5th Second Seed: The Altmeri army besieging the city is completely surrounded. The
Aldmeri attempting to flee the city break themselves against the southern legions of General
Jonna. Titus personally captures Lord Naarifin, and hangs him from the White-Gold tower.
He dies (or, according to one account, is taken away by Daedra) after 33 days.
The Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion sign the Concordat of the White-Gold. The terms of
the treaty were almost identical to those in the original Dominion ultimatum (including the
granting of Hammerfell lands to the Dominion and the outlawing of Talos), but the war-
weary Empire is willing to come to peace by any means necessary.
Hammerfell, however, does not want to accept the treaty, and Titus II is forced to remove
them from the Empire. The Redguards continue to fight the Dominion.
Source: The Great War
4E 176 Ulfric Stormcloak retakes control of the Reach, imprisoning Madanach, "King in Rags," and
killing most other officials. Madanach leads the Forsworn in a twenty-year underground
rebelion against the Nords.
Source: Bear of Markarth
The problem within the Thieves Guild of Skyrim starts. The Guildmaster is assassinated,
followed by misfortune that hitting the guild hard. Some believe that the misfortune occured
because of the curse from the Daedric Prince Nocturnal. Mercer Frey becomes the new
4E 180 The Second Treaty of Stros M'kai is signed after Redguard and Dominion forces come to a
stalemate. Aldmeri armies retreat from Hammerfell.
Source: The Great War
4E 182 Cartographer Nathalia Dravarol creates the latest map of Skyrim.
4E 186 Cicero, a Dark Brotherhood assassin, arrives in the Cheydinhal sanctuary after the Bruma
sanctuary is destroyed.
Source: Cicero's Journal, part 1.
4E 187 Cicero assassin kills a barroness and the Arena grand champion. The Dark Brotherhood has
lost most of its sanctuaries and influence throughout Tamriel.
Source: Cicero's Journal, part 1.
4E 188 7th Sun's Hight: The city of Wayrest falls to corsairs. The Dark Brotherhood sanctuary there
is raided and eliminated, leaving only the Cheydinhal, Skyrim, and Corinthe sanctuaries in
tact. The Brotherhood's leaders make the decision to close the Corinthe sanctuary and move
its members to Cheydinhal.
Late Harthfire, early Sun's Dusk: Bravil's two largest skooma traffickers vie for control, the
city descends into violence. The statue of the Lucky Old Lady is destroyed, and the crypt is
raided. An assassin name Garnag manages to rescue the Night Mother's coffin.
Source: Cicero's Journal, part 2.
4E 189 Cicero is chosen as the Keeper of the Night Mother's remains. The Night Mother chooses no
Hearthfire: Cheydinhall descends into violence and chaos. Members of the Dark
Brotherhood are slowly killed off, either by circumstances or from inside by the Keeper.
Source: Cicero's Journal, part 3.
4E 190 Cicero becomes insane, murdering two of the three remaining assassins. The third is killed
by a bandit in the street.
Source: Cicero's Journal, part 4.
4E 200 Cicero arrives in Skyrim and gains entrance to the Dawnstar Santuary.
Source: Cicero's Journal, part 5.
4E 201 The Stormcloak rebellion in Skyrim starts. The High King Torygg is killed by Ulfric
Stormcloak, the Jarl of Windhelm. Ulfric is disappointed by the result of the Great War and
mostly by the White Gold Concordat. His first action is taking over the leadership of Skyrim
and secede the province from the Empire. The Empire led by General Tullius tries to quell
the Stormcloak rebellion. Shortly the Jarls of Skyrim chose side and Skyrim is split.
The Dragonborn emerges. Alduin was defeated back in Merethic Era by the Nordic heroes,
but they were unable to kill Alduin. Just by using the Elder Scrolls the Nordic heroes
managed to delay the devastation upon them. Then Alduin arrives, resurrects the remains of
Dragons and starts his vengence upon the Nords. A former prisoner of the Imperial
unwittingly absorbs the soul of a slain Dragon and use the Thu’um. The Graybeards summon
him and train him to properly using the Thu’um. The remnants of the Blades help him and
direct him to defeat Alduin. In Sovngarde, the Dragonborn eventually slays Alduin.
The Emperor Titus Mede II is assassinated by the Dark Brotherhood in Skyrim. The Dark
Brotherhood recovers from devastated situation following the destruction of its sanctuaries
throughout Tamriel. A new Listener is chosen by the Night Mother herself but this causes
conflict within the guild. The Listener eventually becomes the leader of the guild. In the
wake of the new order, the Dark Brotherhood manages to assassinate the Emperor Titus
Mede II. It is also believed that a member of the Elder Council arranged the assassination.
The rise of the Thieves Guild in Riften. After some bloody infighting, the new leader of the
Thieves Guild led the guild into a prominent position in Riften. The misfortune that hitting
the guild for decades is no more and slowly the guild influences spread throughout Skyrim.
The Skeleton Key is once more returned into the Twilight Sepulcher, the mysterious shrine
of Nocturnal. The Skeleton Key itself changes hands in countless time and the facts about
this artifact is unclear as the nature of Nocturnal herself.
The College of Winterhold uncovers the Eye of Magnus deep inside Saarthal. however, the
powerful artifact causes ripple of destruction and chaos in the area. The Psijics Order
interferes and eventually the Eye of Magnus is taken into Artaeum for the safety of all.
Jorrvaskr, the mead hall of the Companion, the guild of fighters of Skyrim, is attacked by the
Silver Hand group. The Companion retaliated and in the Silver Hand is wiped out. The event
eventually led to the discovery and re-forging of Wuuthrad, the legendary axe of Ysgramor.