Jarl Laila Law-Giver (?b - ?d)
Jarl of Riften in 4E 201. During her reign, she refused to accept that the Thieves Guild were a major concern, or to acknowledge the influence they had. The Guild and powerful local crime bosses limited her ability to control the Rift. She had two sons, Harrald and Saerlund, although Saerlund was largely shunned due to his open and ardent dislike of Ulfric Stormcloak. Laila was publicly a supporter of the Stormcloaks; however, privately, she had little faith in Ulfric's leadership.
Laloriaran Dynar (meaning "Ruler in Dark Times") was the famous Last King of the Ayleids. He ruled the city of Nenalata in Cyrodiil and founded the city of Bisnensel in High Rock. In the Second Era, he played a prominent role in stopping Molag Bal's Planemeld.
Lamae Bal (?b - ?d)
Lamae Beolfag (better known as Lamae Bal or the Blood Matron) was a Nedic priestess of Arkay who found herself brutally raped by Molag Bal in the wilds of Skyrim. Once Molag Bal finished his attack he left a single droplet of blood on the injured girl's brow before disappearing back into Oblivion.
Shortly afterward the comatose Lamae was discovered by a tribe of human nomads, who took her in and attempted to care for her wounds. As the tribe tended to the young woman, they noticed her injuries begin to rapidly heal on their own. Horrified, the tribe attempted to cremate Lamae, but as the pyre was lit Lamae awoke from her coma. She had become the very first vampire.
Disoriented and enraged, Lamae began to massacre the nomads. She eviscerated the women and children, and raped the men as savagely as Molag Bal had raped her. After finishing her rampage, Lamae began to return to her senses. Horrified at her recent actions and what she had become, she desperately prayed to Arkay for help. But no matter how many time she called upon him Arkay did not answer. Embittered by Molag Bal's attack and Arkay's subsequent betrayal, Lamae cursed them both and began to turn Arkay's followers to spite him.
Lamae later founded a cult of vampires, its core tenet being hatred for both Arkay and Molag Bal. Those infected with vampirism who found their way to the cult's headquarters in Coldharbour would be given the option to engage in the cult's initiation ritual known as the Rite of the Scion. During the Rite vampires would experience visions of Lamae's past, and profane symbols of Arkay and Molag Bal. After the first part of the ritual was completed, the initiate would submerge themselves in a pool of water and be completely drained of their blood by the cult's priests. If the initiate was deemed worthy Lamae Bal herself would appear and revive them with her own blood, enhancing their powers and making them a full member of her coven.
The last of the Reachman dynasty called the Longhouse Emperors who ruled the Empire of Cyrodiil during the Interregnum. Leovic married Clivia Tharn, daughter of Elder Council High Chancellor and Imperial Battlemage Abnur Tharn, before succeeding his father Moricar as Emperor. In 2E 573, he commissioned The Emperor's Guide to Tamriel, a comprehensive text describing the histories and cultures of each of Tamriel's provinces. Duke Varen Aquilarios of Chorrol led a popular rebellion against the eccentric Leovic after he outraged the populace by legalizing Daedra worship. The Longhouse Emperor's reign was brought to an end in 2E 577 when Varen stormed the Imperial City and killed him in the Imperial Throne Room. Varen subsequently discarded Leovic's corpse in the Imperial Sewers. In 2E 582, the corpse was discovered and reanimated as a flesh atronach by a trio of Worm Cultists, shortly before being destroyed by soldiers from the Alliance War.
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Councilor Lleril Morvayn (?b - ?d)
The House Redoran Councilor of Raven Rock and ruler of Solstheim. His actual influence didn't spread far beyond Raven Rock without the resources of the ebony mine. He took over from his mother, Brara, in 4E 65, and was known as a fair and compassionate leader more concerned with the welfare of his people than his coffers. He was close friends with the Second Councilor of Raven Rock, Adril Arano, and Adril's wife Cindiri. Much of his history before 4E 201 is recounted in History of Raven Rock. In that year, another attempt on his life by House Hlaalu sympathizers was foiled, and the outlook of his kingdom was improved by the reopening of Raven Rock's mine.
Archcanon Llevule Andrano (?b - ?d)
Llevule Andrano was a Dark Elf priest who lived in the mid-Second Era. He played an important role in thwarting Clavicus Vile's plot to drain Vivec's divine energy, and once the crisis was over, he replaced Tarvus as the Archcanon of the Tribunal Temple.
Saint Llothis the Pious (?b - ?d)
Patron of Tailors and Dyers. Contemporary and companion of the Tribunals, and the best-loved Alma Rula of the Tribunal Temple, he formulated the central rituals and principles of the New Temple Faith. Saint Llothis is the symbolic mortal bridge between the gods and the faithful, and the archetypal priest. His staff is a greatly prized artifact of the Tribunal Temple.
High King of Skyrim during the final years of the Akaviri Potentate. Logrolf was assassinated in 2E 431 following the collapse of the Second Empire, and left behind a daughter, Freydis, as his presumptive heir. Jarl Svartr of Solitude disputed Freydis' legitimacy, causing a schism over the succession that resulted in the partitioning of Skyrim into Eastern and Western kingdoms.
The Lord Lovidicus was an Imperial nobleman of high birth who lived in Cyrodiil during the Third Era. He was stricken with vampirism and became undead, but managed to hide his secret and continued to pose as a mortal. He resided in Crowhaven, a fort in County Anvil along the Gold Coast. He was likely a member of the Cyrodiil Vampyrum Order.
After two hundred years of walking Tamriel as a vampire, Lord Lovidicus fell in love with an Orc servant named Luktuv gro-Malog. Miraculously, Lovidicus impregnated Luktuv, and they decided to name the child Agronak. Blinded by love, he told her of his secret. Luktuv was appalled and fled the fortress, locking Lovidicus in his private quarters. Trapped, he slowly went insane as his hunger for blood grew, and Crowhaven was left for ruin. The fort's burial halls became home to a group of feral vampires.
Luktuv moved to the Imperial City and had a son. Apparently gifted with inhuman abilities due to his vampiric lineage, Agronak gro-Malog went on to become the Grand Champion of the Imperial City Arena, and became famously known as the Gray Prince. Luktuv told him of his noble birth, but fabricated a story of being chased from the fort by a jealous Lady Lovidicus in favor of telling Agronak that his father was a vampire. There is no proof that Lady Lovidicus ever existed.
In 3E 433, Luktuv died. Before she passed away, she gave Agronak the key to the private quarters of Crowhaven, telling him it would unlock the secret of his birth. Agronak was anxious to prove his birthright and show the world that an Orc can be noble in blood as well as deed, but his training prevented him from journeying to Crowhaven. In his place, he sent a fellow Arena combatant. The combatant freed Lord Lovidicus, but after decades of hunger, the vampire attacked the combatant and was slain. The combatant located the Journal of the Lord Lovidicus and returned it to Agronak. Although grateful, Agronak was devastated to learn that he was "a monster", and became suicidal. As such, he made no attempt to fight back when challenged for his rank, and died in the Arena later that year.
In his youth, Lachance traveled to Skyrim and visited the city of Riften. He was once in possession of the Blade of Woe. He became the Speaker for the Cheydinhal Dark Brotherhood sanctuary when the previous Speaker was killed while fulfilling a contract. He took up residence in the abandoned Fort Farragut just outside the city, and was responsible for recruiting new members to the sanctuary. He was also the one to order the Purification of the sanctuary in 3E 433 when the Black Hand discovered that the Brotherhood had been infiltrated by a traitor. He named the assassin who carried out the Purification as his new Silencer, to replace his previous Silencer who had died carrying out a contract. He passed on his undead horse, Shadowmere, to the new Silencer.
His Silencer was subsequently manipulated by the true traitor, Mathieu Bellamont. The Silencer then systematically assassinated half of the Black Hand, and, unknowingly, framed Lachance as the traitor. By the time Lachance had stopped his Silencer, Ungolim, the Listener of the Dark Brotherhood, had already been slain. Lachance went into hiding while his Silencer attempted to clear his name, but the remaining members of the Black Hand tracked him down to an abandoned farmstead at Applewatch and murdered him. His Silencer took his place as Speaker, and was later named Listener by the Night Mother when Bellamont attempted to destroy her and failed. The Night Mother would later clear Lucien's name.
In death, Lachance went to the Void to join Sithis, the Dread Father of the Dark Brotherhood. In 4E 201, his spirit was bound to the new Listener of the Dark Brotherhood. He could be summoned as a spectral assassin, to aid the Listener in combat or offer advice.
Lyrezi (?b - ?d)
A Nede from ancient Skyrim, Lyrezi was a member of the nomadic tribe who came across Lamae Bal after she had been infected with vampirism. He was involved in her attempted cremation, and was brutally raped when she awoke on the pyre. The Lyrezi vampire bloodline was named after him, implying he was infected with vampirism.
Lyrisius (?b - ?d)
King Lysandus was the ruler of the Kingdom of Daggerfall. He was born in the year 3E 354[verification needed — source?] to Arslan II and Nulfaga, and eventually married Mynisera, with whom he had a son, Gothryd, who succeeded him as king. Lysandus' life was cut short in 3E 403 when he died during the War of Betony, in what was later revealed to be a trap set by Lord Woodborne of Wayrest.
As king, Lysandus was a trusted vassal of Uriel Septim VII. During his rule, the Kingdom of Daggerfall became the mightiest power within the Iliac Bay, to the disfavor of the kingdoms of Sentinel and Wayrest. Although his loyalty to the Empire of Tamriel was assured, his faithfulness to Mynisera was not so distinct. He had numerous affairs over the years; his last liaison was with the former court sorceress of Daggerfall, Medora Direnni. Lysandus' rule was also affected by frequent infighting between the three major kingdoms of the bay. One of these struggles finally cost Lysandus his life.
Lysandus was killed during the War of Betony. While the exact details are vague, historians from both sides of the conflict agree that when the armies of Daggerfall and Sentinel met at Cryngaine Field, a mysterious fog descended upon the battlefield. When it lifted, Lysandus was found dead, shot in the throat by a Sentinel archer's arrow. Prince Gothryd was quickly crowned the new king, and left to lead the armies of Daggerfall. Gothryd challenged the King of Sentinel, Camaron, to single combat. Camaron was slain, thus ending the War of Betony with an overall victory for Daggerfall. In truth, Lysandus did not die during the battle, but was murdered the night before by assassins from Wayrest.
Mysteriously, Lysandus' corpse was entombed at an unknown place. However, his spirit did not find rest after his death. For years, he and his spectral army haunted the city of Daggerfall, spreading fear and dread to the citizens, until his spirit was put to rest by an agent of the Emperor.
- Events of Skyrim
- Chronicles of the Five Companions 4 — Abnur Tharn
- My Dear Sister Clivia — Magus-General Septima Tharn
- The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Author Foreword — Flaccus Terentius, 2E 581
- Eulogy for Emperor Varen — Lord Abnur Tharn, Chancellor of the Elder Council
- Groundskeeper's Letter — Groundskeeper Gavros
- Events of Dragonborn
- Lives of the Saints — Tribunal Temple
- Events of Morrowind
- The Crown of Freydis — Taleon Mythmaker