Lore:Spiral Skein

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Mephala's Realms
Type Plane
Realm Oblivion
Appears in ESO

The Spiral Skein is the realm of Oblivion created and ruled over by Mephala, the Daedric Prince of Lies.[1]

It is metaphysically constructed in a similar manner to Nirn's Wheel. At the center is the Tower, known only as the Pillar Palace of Mephala, since its true name is too awful to be uttered. The Spokes are called the Eight Strands of the Skein, and the spaces in between are each devoted to a different sin. The first is a cavern devoted to lies, filled with pedestals pretending to hold up the sky. The second is made up of cramped chambers representing envy, while the third is maggot-filled grottoes filled with seductive light. The fourth contains eternally dark tunnels of fear; the fifth, a place of betrayal; the sixth, an arena of murder. The seventh space is home to arcades of avarice and appetite, containing all things mortals would kill or die for, while the eighth is a flaming skein of fury, representing the death that comes to all mortals.[1]

Mephala's realms are said to be numerous and obscured, collected together by vast strands of magical ghostweb. All of them are devoted to her spheres of sex and secret murder.[OOG 1] In a speech to the Champion of Cyrodiil, Mankar Camoran incorrectly names Mephala's realm as the ten Moonshadows, the realm of Azura.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rumors of the Spiral SkeinThe Derisive Necromite
  2. ^ Mankar Camoran's dialogue

Note: the following references are not found in-game. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.

  1. ^ Imperial Census of Daedra LordsImperial Geographic Survey