This article is about the Daedric race. For the Daedric Prince, see Nocturnal.
The Nocturnals are a race of Daedra found in the Shade Perilous, a pocket realm of the Evergloam. In appearance, they resemble scantily clad, beautiful, platinum blonde humanoid women. Despite their power, the Nocturnals are prone to bouts of debilitating melancholy. The race is seemingly caste-based, with the terms "greater" and "lesser" used to draw distinctions between two individuals of varying power.
Lesser Nocturnals serve greater Nocturnals faithfully, offering counsel and have even been known to make sacrifices out of love for their mistresses. The Nocturnals are led by the Nocturnal Lieutenant Jaciel Morgen. The race's relation to the Daedric Prince Nocturnal is unknown.
The Nocturnals suffered greatly during Mehrunes Dagon's invasion of the Shade Perilous during the Imperial Simulacrum. The invasion was instigated by Xivilai's Clan and Shardai Clan, and was viewed even from within Clan Dagon as entirely unnecessary. The Nocturnals were aided by a mortal apprentice from the Battlespire, who helped awaken Jaciel Morgen from a deep sleep caused by her excessive mourning following the invasion. In retaliation, Jaciel confronted Dagon alongside the apprentice, holding back the Prince's power long enough for the mortal to banish him to the Void.
Following Imago Storm's temporary control over Clan Dagon, it is likely that the occupation of the Shade Perilous was ended, although it is unknown whether or not the Nocturnals regained control of the realm.
- Events of Battlespire