Lore:Tamrielic Emperors

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The table below lists all known Tamrielic Emperors. These are individuals who ruled the Cyrodilic Empires of Tamriel, including emperors, regents, potentates, and others who assumed control of the Imperial City and the Ruby Throne. The table is organized according to ruling dynasties and interregnal periods.

Name Born Crowned Died, Deposed, Abdicated,
or Office Abolished
First Empire
Alessia  ? 1E 243 1E 266
Belharza the Man-Bull  ? 1E 266  ?
Gorieus  ? 1E 461[1]  ?
Hestra  ?  ?[nb 1]  ?
Unknown[nb 2]  ?  ? 1E 2331
Second EmpireReman Dynasty
Reman I  ?[nb 3] 1E 2703[2] 1E 2762[3]
Kastav  ? 1E 2762[nb 4] 1E 2805 or 1E 2806[4][nb 5]
Reman II 1E 2794[5] 1E 2805, 1E 2806, or 1E 2812[4][5] 1E 2843[6] or 1E 2851[5]
Brazollus Dor[nb 6]  ? 1E 2843[6][7] or 1E 2851[5] 1E 2877[8][7]
Reman III  ? 1E 2877[8] 1E 2920[9]
Second EmpireAkaviri Potentate
Versidue-Shaie  ? 2E 1 2E 324
Savirien-Chorak  ? 2E 324 2E 430
Interregnum
Durcorach the Black Drake  ?  ? 2E 541[10] or 2E 542[11]
Moricar  ? 2E 541 or 2E 542  ?
Leovic  ?  ?[nb 7] 2E 577[nb 8]
Varen Aquilarios 2E 536[OOG 1] 2E 577[nb 8] 2E 579[12]
Clivia Tharn  ? 2E 579[10] 2E 582[13]
Unknown (many)[nb 9] N/A 2E 582 2E 583
Attrebus[14]  ?  ?[nb 10]  ?
Unknown[nb 11]  ?  ?  ?
Unknown[nb 11]  ?  ?  ?
Unknown[nb 12]  ?  ?  ?
Cuhlecain  ? 2E 854[nb 13] 2E 854[15]
Tiber Septim 2E 828 2E 854[15] 2E 896[16][17]
Third EmpireSeptim Dynasty
Tiber Septim 2E 828 3E 0[16] 3E 38[16][17]
Pelagius Septim I[nb 14]  ? 3E 38[16][17] 3E 40[16][17][nb 15]
Kintyra Septim I ? 3E 40[16][17] 3E 53[17]
Uriel Septim I ? 3E 53[17] 3E 64[16][17]
Uriel Septim II ? 3E 64[16][17] 3E 82[16][18][17]
Pelagius Septim II ? 3E 82[16][18][17] 3E 98[19][20][17]
Antiochus Septim 3E 51[20] 3E 99[16][19][nb 16] 3E 120[21][22][nb 17]
Kintyra Septim II 3E 104[23] 3E 120[21][24][22] 3E 121[25] [nb 18][17]
Uriel Septim III 3E 97[20] 3E 121[16][nb 18] 3E 127[25][26]
Cephorus Septim I 3E 77[19] 3E 127[25][27][26][17] 3E 140[27]
Magnus Septim 3E 79[19] 3E 140[27] 3E 145[27][22]
Pelagius Septim III 3E 119[22] 3E 145[27][26][20] 3E 153[26][22][nb 19]
Katariah Ra'Athim ? 3E 153[26][22] 3E 200[26][22][nb 20]
Cassynder Septim ? 3E 200[28] 3E 202[28][nb 21]
Uriel Septim IV ? 3E 202[28][nb 21] 3E 246[26][nb 22]
Cephorus Septim II ? 3E 246[26][nb 22] 3E 268[28][nb 23]
Uriel Septim V ? 3E 268[28] 3E 290[28][29][17]
Thonica ? 3E 290[30][nb 24] 3E 307[30]
Uriel Septim VI 3E 285[30] 3E 290 (3E 307)[30][nb 24][17] 3E 317[30][nb 25]
Morihatha Septim 3E 288[30] 3E 313[30][nb 25] 3E 339[30][17]
Pelagius Septim IV 3E 314[30] 3E 339[30][17] 3E 368[30][nb 26]
Uriel Septim VII 3E 346[31] 3E 368[30][17][nb 26] 3E 389[32]
Third EmpireImperial Simulacrum
Jagar Tharn ? 3E 389 3E 399
Third Empire — Restoration
Uriel Septim VII 3E 346[31] 3E 399[30][17][nb 26] 3E 433[32]
Martin Septim ? 3E 433[33] 3E 433[33]
Third Empire — Stormcrown Interregnum
Ocato of Firsthold ? 4E 0[34] 4E 10[34]
Thules the Gibbering ? ? 4E 17[35]
Third EmpireMede Dynasty
Titus Mede I  ? 4E 17[34]  ?
Attrebus Mede[nb 27] 4E 18[36]  ?  ?
Unknown[nb 28]  ?  ?  ?
Unknown[nb 28]  ?  ? 4E 168[37]
Titus Mede II  ? 4E 168[37] 4E 201[38]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Legend of Red Eagle mentions Hestra invaded the Reach after 1E 1030.
  2. ^ The final emperor of the Alessian Empire is unidentified. His office was abolished in 1E 2331 when the Alessian Empire and Alessian Order were dissolved at the conclusion of the War of Righteousness.
  3. ^ The Remanada contains an allegorical story of Reman emerging from Sancre Tor as a child, but this should not be taken as literal truth.
  4. ^ Reman I died in 1E 2762 and it is reasonable to assume that his successor was crowned almost immediately afterwards.
  5. ^ The exact year of Kastav's death and the ascension of his successor, Reman II, is not specified by Annals of the Dragonguard. Sky Haven Temple was under siege between 1E 2805 and 1E 2806, and no news of the outside world reached the members of the Dragonguard stationed there. Only after the siege was lifted did they become aware of Reman II's ascension.
  6. ^ Brazollus Dor was placed between Reman II and Reman III by High King Emeric in High King Emeric Answers Your Questions. Despite being ruler, nearly all issues of policy and politics were delegated to his Potentate, Sidri-Ashak.
  7. ^ Leovic held the office of emperor at least as early as 2E 566, when the Gold Coast Guide was published.
  8. ^ a b Varen's Rebellion is stated in Pirate Queen of the Gold Coast to have begun 2E 576 and continued into the following year, but the end-date of the conflict (when Leovic died) is not explicitly identified in any existing sources. It is known, however, that after Varen Aquilarios was crowned emperor, he and his Companions spent two years (according to Lyris Titanborn) questing for the Amulet of Kings before returning to the Imperial City and causing the Soulburst in 2E 579. Therefore, Leovic's death and the end of Varen's Rebellion occurred in 2E 577.
  9. ^ During the Alliance War, as each alliance fleetingly gained control of the Imperial City, they would crown a figurehead Emperor from among their warriors. These Emperors' reigns were extremely short-lived and their names have been lost to history.
  10. ^ It is unknown when the warlord Attrebus gained the Imperial Throne during the Interregnum. According to the Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition, Attrebus' reign occurred prior to the city of Rimmen's secession from Elsweyr in 2E 812.
  11. ^ a b The warlord Attrebus is noted to have had an unspecified number of "successors" who were later usurped by the remnants of the Kamal army that unsuccessfully invaded Tamriel in 2E 572. It can therefore be assumed that Attrebus had at least two descendants who held the Imperial Throne after him, the last of which was deposed at some point prior to 2E 812.
  12. ^ At some point prior to 2E 812, the remnants of the defeated Kamal army that invaded Tamriel in 2E 572 seized the Imperial Throne from the successors of the warlord Attrebus. This suggests that at least one Kamal ruled as Emperor for a time.
  13. ^ Cuhlecain proclaimed himself emperor upon capturing the Imperial City, but he was assassinated before he could be formally crowned. His successor Tiber Septim, who became the first emperor of the Third Empire of Tamriel after completing the conquest of the continent 42 years later, honored Cuhlecain as "Emperor Zero".
  14. ^ "There has been some disagreement regarding Pelagius' relationship with Tiber Septim. A version of a Brief History of the Empire referred to Pelagius as Tiber's eldest son, but it has since been revised. Some passages in The Real Barenziah suggest that Tiber's wife, referred to as the Empress, had multiple "children". The likeliest explanations include that Tiber and the Empress had female children otherwise unrecorded to history, or that the general public were referred to as the Empress' "children". Other possibilities include that the Empress had children that were not Tiber's, the two of them had secret offspring, or a mistake on the part of the author. Regardless, the throne ended up with Kintyra.
  15. ^ A Brief History of the Empire says that Pelagius reigned for "less than three years", suggesting a date of 3E 40. The Daggerfall Chronicles explicitly uses this date.
  16. ^ Book 3 of The Wolf Queen indicates that Antiochus was not offered the throne until some time had passed after the death of Pelagius II. A Brief History of the Empire indicates that he took the throne twelve years before the War of the Isle in 3E 110, which leads to the same date.
  17. ^ Book 5 of The Wolf Queen states that Antiochus fell into a coma in 3E 119 and that his funeral was in 3E 120. The Madness of Pelagius agrees, stating that Kintyra ascended the throne "just over a year" after Pelagius' birth in 119. Both books are contradicted in the Biography of the Wolf Queen, which explicitly places his death in 3E 112. To add to the confusion, see the note about the date of Pelagius III's birth. This chart uses the 120 date, since most references state that to be the correct date.
  18. ^ a b In The Wolf Queen, although there is uncertainty over the date of Kintyra's death, it is stated that Uriel III was crowned "four years previously" to the year 3E 125, implying that he was crowned in 3E 121. A Brief History of the Empire explicitly states that Uriel took the throne in 121. The Biography of the Wolf Queen states that Kintyra was executed in 3E 114 and that Uriel ascended to the throne "seven years later". Thus, while all three books agree on the date of Uriel's ascension, the Biography implies a seven year interregnum during the War of the Red Diamond when nobody wore the Imperial crown. The precise date given in Broken Diamonds implies that Kintyra was held in captivity for some time before her death.
  19. ^ The Madness of Pelagius says that Pelagius III died in the 34th year of his life, which translates to 3E 153.
  20. ^ Both Brief History of the Empire and The Madness of Pelagius put the length of Katariah's reign at 46 years. To fit in with later events, this reign must end in 3E 200.
  21. ^ a b The Daggerfall version of Brief History says "In two years, he was dead" while the later version says that Cassynder died "Three years after [his accession]". It is impossible to determine exactly which year these statements are intended to mean, but 3E 202 seems reasonable.
  22. ^ a b Brief History of the Empire describes the reign of Uriel Septim IV lasting 43 years. This must have extended into 3E 246, as The Rear Guard describes a law made "in 3E 246, during the reign of Uriel IV". The Daggerfall Chronicles place Uriel's death in 3E 247, but it doesn't seem possible to stretch his reign into this year given other events. It is possible this date has been superseded.
  23. ^ Although the Brief History of the Empire states Cephorus II became emperor in 3E 268, this is clearly an error. The same book states that Uriel Septim V also became emperor in 268, so it is more logical to assume the latter is correct and that Cephorus simply followed on from Uriel IV. Cephorus is described as "a cousin more closely related to the original Septim line", although his precise line of descent is not clear.
  24. ^ a b Uriel VI was too young to rule in his own right when he was crowned, so his mother Thonica ruled as regent. He was eventually allowed to ascend the throne and assume full Imperial powers in 3E 307.
  25. ^ a b The Third Era Timeline states that Uriel VI died and Morihatha was crowned in 3E 320, and Tamriel's Timeline, The Daggerfall Chronicles suggests the year was 3E 317. However, Brief History of the Empire notes that Morihatha was born a month after her father left for Akavir in 3E 288, and that she was 25-years-old as Empress, which would put her coronation in 3E 313.
  26. ^ a b c The Brief History of the Empire states that Pelagius reigned for 49 years, but this has been acknowledged as an error - the correct span is 29 years.
  27. ^ Although it is never stated that Attrebus Mede succeeded his father Titus I as Emperor, it can be assumed that he did since he was Crown Prince as of 4E 40, there was no indication of other heirs to the throne at the time, and the Mede bloodline survived until the time of Titus II.
  28. ^ a b It is unknown how many Mede Emperors reigned between Attrebus and Titus II. Given the gap of 150 years between Attrebus' birth in 4E 18 and Titus II's ascension to the throne in 4E 168, as well as the knowledge that Titus II's father had a sister while Attrebus had no known siblings, Attrebus was most likely not Titus II's father or grandfather. It can therefore be assumed that at least two other Medes reigned as emperor between Attrebus and Titus II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rislav the RighteousSinjin
  2. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  3. ^ Tomb in Sancre Tor: "Here lies Reman of Cyrodiil. He defeated the Akaviri Horde and brought peace to Tamriel. 2762."
  4. ^ a b Annals of the DragonguardBrother Annulus
  5. ^ a b c d Tomb in Sancre Tor: "Here lies Reman II of Cyrodiil, crowned Emperor of Tamriel in the year 2812. He fell in battle against the Dark Elves, in the fifty-seventh year of his age, after a reign of thirty-nine years and eight months wanting a day."
  6. ^ a b Reman II: The Limits of AmbitionHigh King Emeric
  7. ^ a b High King Emeric Answers Your QuestionsHigh King Emeric
  8. ^ a b Tomb in Sancre Tor: "Here lies Reman III, last Emperor of the Cyrodiils, the scourge of the Dark Elves, who was cruelly slain by treachery, in the year 2920. He reigned forty-three years."
  9. ^ 2920, The Last Year of the First EraCarlovac Townway
  10. ^ a b Triumphs of a Monarch — His Majesty King Emeric
  11. ^ The Royal House of King EamondSeneschal Derric Andras of Castle Evermore
  12. ^ Chronicles of the Five Companions 1Lyris Titanborn
  13. ^ Events of The Elder Scrolls Online
  14. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr Confederacy — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  15. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Brief History of the Empire, Part IStronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Tamriel's Timeline, The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow
  18. ^ a b The Wolf Queen, Book TwoWaughin Jarth
  19. ^ a b c d The Wolf Queen, Book ThreeWaughin Jarth
  20. ^ a b c d Biography of the Wolf QueenKatar Eriphanes
  21. ^ a b The Wolf Queen, Book FiveWaughin Jarth
  22. ^ a b c d e f g The Madness of PelagiusTsathenes
  23. ^ The Wolf Queen, Book FourWaughin Jarth
  24. ^ The Wolf Queen, Book SixWaughin Jarth
  25. ^ a b c The Wolf Queen, Book SevenWaughin Jarth
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h Brief History of the Empire, Part IIStronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian
  27. ^ a b c d e The Wolf Queen, Book EightWaughin Jarth
  28. ^ a b c d e f Brief History of the Empire, Part IIIStronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian
  29. ^ Report: Disaster at IonithLord Pottreid, Chairman
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Brief History of the Empire, Part IVStronach k'Thojj III, Imperial Historian
  31. ^ a b Intro speech in TES4 by Uriel Septim "I was born 87 years ago...". The speech was made in 3E 433.
  32. ^ a b The Black Horse Courier, Special Edition
  33. ^ a b Events of Oblivion
  34. ^ a b c Rising ThreatLathenil of Sunhold
  35. ^ Lord of Souls — Gregory Keyes
  36. ^ The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes
  37. ^ a b A Concise Account of the Great War Between the Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion — Legate Justianus Quintius
  38. ^ Events of Skyrim

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. ^ Special ZOS Lore Master Interview with Lawrence Schick