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Underking as seen in Daggerfall
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Appears in Daggerfall

The Underking is a title of uncertain origin that has been attached to a number of supernatural beings throughout history. Individuals who bear this moniker include:

The controversy on the identity stems from the fact that although most sources call Arctus the Underking, there are some sources, such as The Arcturian Heresy, that call Wulfharth the Underking. For more information on the two, see their respective Lore articles.


  • According to one theory, Wulfharth, Tiber Septim, and Zurin Arctus can all be regarded as parts of the same enantiomorphic Oversoul that makes up the deity known as Talos.

Underking in Arena[edit]

The Underking is mentioned in the Arena manual:

'The UnderKing is a mysterious figure, walking through myth and legend. Some say he is actually a very old and powerful Lich, others that he is an Archmage whose very being has been somehow transformed by his use of magic. It is agreed however that he is a force to be reck- oned with in the world of Tamriel, sending his undead soldiers on errands whose goals only he knows is privy to. It seems his forces often find themselves opposed to The Necromancers, a fact that reassures many, for if they were to unite all of Tamriel would suffer.'

It is unclear if he can be found in-game, though one of the king's quests involves fighting his minions


  1. ^ The Arcturian HeresyThe Underking, Ysmir Kingmaker
  2. ^ Jorunn the Skald-KingHelgreir Lute-Voice, Bard of Windhelm
  3. ^ Events of Daggerfall.