- Greetings, novitiate, and know first a reassurance: Mankar Camoran was once like you, asleep, unwise, protonymic. We mortals leave the dreaming-sleeve of birth the same, unmantled save for the symbiosis with our mothers, thus to practice and thus to rapprochement, until finally we might through new eyes leave our hearths without need or fear that she remains behind. In this moment we destroy her forever and enter the demesne of Lord Dagon. — Commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes
Mankar Camoran was the leader of the Mythic Dawn, a cult of Mehrunes Dagon worshippers that assassinated Uriel Septim VII in 3E 433 in an attempt to destroy Nirn. Mankar was supposedly the illegitimate son of the Camoran Usurper, born just prior to his father's downfall.
Little is known about Mankar's life before 3E 433, but he fathered two children, Raven and Ruma Camoran, who would both become leading members of the Mythic Dawn. He also wrote the Commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes, and using the Mysterium Xarxes, given to him by Mehrunes Dagon, he opened a portal to a place known as Gaiar Alata, or 'Paradise', within the plane of Oblivion, which served as the center of his cult. He rewarded his followers by granting them eternal life within Gaiar Alata, though their existence there was less than heavenly, as they were often tormented by daedra.
Mankar believed the Nine Divines to be traitors to Lorkhan, whom he believed was a Daedric Prince whose plane of Oblivion was Dawn's Beauty: Tamriel. The assassination of the Emperor was intended to break the covenant which protected Nirn from Oblivion and launch a Daedric invasion by Mehrunes Dagon into Tamriel. While Mankar managed to gain possession of the Amulet of Kings, he ultimately failed to dispose of the last remaining heir, Martin Septim. While Mankar waited in Gaiar Alata for the barriers between Nirn and Oblivion to dissolve, he was hunted down by the Champion of Cyrodiil and slain.
Mankar Camoran in Oblivion Mobile
- For game-specific information, see the Oblivion article.
- Mythic Dawn Commentaries by Mankar Camoran — The series of books read by initiates to the Mythic Dawn cult
- The Oblivion Crisis by Praxis Sarcorum, Imperial Historian — A summary of the events stemming from the assassination of Emperor Uriel Septim VII
- The Refugees by Geros Albreigh — History of refugees fleeing the Camoran Usurper