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Namira[edit]

Namira, or Namiira, the Lady of Decay, is the Daedric Prince whose sphere is the ancient darkness. She is known as the Spirit Daedra, ruler of sundry dark and shadowy spirits, and is often associated with spiders, insects, slugs, and other repulsive creatures which inspire mortals with an instinctive revulsion. Namira also appears to be associated with beggars and the beggaring gifts of disease, pity and disregard.

For more information, see the main lore article.

Nerevar[edit]

Lord Indoril Nerevar, also called Nerevar Moon-and-Star and Godkiller, was the Chimeri king of Resdayn (modern-day Morrowind). As the Hortator, or Great Ashkhan, of the united Chimer people, he forged an alliance with the Dwemer, and he was one of the founders of the First Council, uniting all the people of Resdayn for the first time in 1E 416. Nerevar then took on the title of "First Councilor". The alliance eventually broke down, leading to the War of the First Council. At the climactic Battle of Red Mountain circa 1E 700, Nerevar led the Chimer to victory, though he died shortly after the battle under disputed circumstances.

Under the Tribunal Temple, he was known as the Herald of the Triune Way. Ashlander prophecies of his "rebirth" as the Nerevarine and heroic return to Morrowind fueled the creation of the Nerevarine Cult. St. Nerevar the Captain, patron of Warriors and Statesmen, became one of the foremost saints of the Dunmeri faith, along with his wife, Almalexia the Warden, Lord Sotha Sil the Magus, Lord Vivec the Poet, and Saint Veloth the Pilgrim. Nerevar became the patron saint of House Redoran.

Nine Divines[edit]

The nine great faiths and gods of Tamriel. They are the Aedra: Akatosh, Arkay, Dibella, Julianos, Kynareth, Mara, Stendarr, Zenithar, and the once mortal god Talos (some stories maintain that Arkay was also once a mortal).[1][2] Before the apotheosis of Tiber Septim as Talos in the Third Era, it was the Eight Divines, and the Empire would officially return to the worship of only the Eight Divines pursuant to the White-Gold Concordat at the end of the Great War in the Fourth Era.[3]

Nocturnal[edit]

Nocturnal, who is also known as the Night Mistress among other titles[nb 1], is a Daedric Prince, or "Daedric Princess", whose sphere is the night and darkness. She is frequently depicted accompanied by jet-black ravens, which are said to have the power of speech.

Nocturnal possesses several realms throughout Oblivion. One such realm, Shade Perilous, was once accessible through the Battlespire, but has since been isolated due to the Battlespire's destruction. The Twilight Sepulcher is the temple dedicated to Nocturnal which houses the Ebonmere, a conduit to the Evergloam, which is guarded by the Nightingales.

For more information, see the main lore article.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shezarr and the DivinesFaustillus Junius, Subcurator of Ancient Theology and Paleonumerology, Imperial Library
  2. ^ Ark'ay, the God of Birth and DeathMymophonus the scribe
  3. ^ The Talos MistakeLeonora Venatus, Imperial Liaison to the Aldmeri Dominion