Lore talk:Miraak

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"Claiming Miraak's soul"[edit]

The article states that killing Miraak at the conclusion of At the Summit of Apocrypha results in your "claiming his soul", with the events of Skyrim as the reference. Can someone detail how it was concluded that you were absorbing HIS soul, rather than the accumulated souls of the dragons that he had claimed. AFAIK, this is only known battle between dragonborns, and it would be interesting to know if a dragonborn can actually absorb the soul of another dragonborn. --Xyzzy Talk 16:20, 31 October 2013 (GMT)

They have the soul of a dragon, so I would assume the absorbing process is the same as with any two dov. He always provides at least six souls when slain, so it's impossible to tell if one was his own. —Legoless (talk) 14:18, 1 November 2013 (GMT)
Also, the effect on Miraak's body is the same as that on a dragon, searing away the flesh and leaving the bones clean. But there is indeed no concrete proof of you absorbing HIS soul in particular116.193.147.34 23:06, 22 May 2014 (GMT)
Funny to think...he did say that with the power of your (the Last Dragonborn's) soul, he would return to Solstheim. If you take his soul into yourself, take his equipment, and read all the Black Books...are you not essentially becoming another Miraak? Just a thought. 24.127.237.5 01:19, 14 September 2014 (GMT)
That kind of discussion might be better suited for the forums. —Legoless (talk) 12:09, 14 September 2014 (GMT)

Acolytes Priests[edit]

As Jimeee enquired about the "Acolyte Priests" from the Prima Guide, I've just added this point in the article.

There is not much about it in the guide:

Miraak's strongest servants are his three Acolytes, powerful Dragon Priests who followed him to Solstheim in the distant past.

After that, there is a ton mentions of this again in the guide, but no new information. But it's explain why those Priests are able to summong the Seekers, or the fact they keep some Black Books, and can explain Ahzidal's history, when he turn with the daedra. --Lady freyja (talk) 19:56, 28 February 2015 (GMT)

Thanks for adding the update and source text Lady freyja! --Jimeee (talk) 18:50, 1 March 2015 (GMT)

Age[edit]

Is it ever stated how/why he's been alive for so long? Is it because time in Oblivion runs slower than on Nirn (eg: Uriel Septim VII's imprisonment by Tharn)? --Rezalon (talk) 08:35, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

I think it has to do with his ties to Hermaeus Mora, and besides he spent all that time in Apocrypha. It's not uncommon for people having strong ties to a Daedric prince and living in Oblivion to be granted some form of immortality. Compare Umaril the Unfeathered or Ciirta (and looking at her example, it could even be assumed that citizens of the Shivering Isles generally don't die of age). --Vordur Steel-Hammer (TINV1K) 13:10, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
There's an interesting explanation of how time works in Oblivion here. Miraak is also an exceptionally powerful individual, which usually helps with immortality. —Legoless (talk) 16:37, 13 September 2015 (UTC)