|Queen Aubk-i of Daggerfall|
Queen Aubk-i was the wife of King Gothryd of Daggerfall. She was born to King Camaron and Queen Akorithi of Sentinel in 3E 386, and was the younger sister of Prince Arthago, and elder of Princes Greklith and Lhotun. As queen, Aubk-i played a role in events preceding the Warp in the West in 3E 417.
Aubk-I was the second child and only daughter of King Camaron and Queen Akorithi of Sentinel. In her youth, the princess was described as athletic, beautiful, and charming; the favorite child of the royal couple.
In 3E 402, the War of Betony erupted between Sentinel and Daggerfall. The following year, Daggerfall won a decisive victory at the Battle of Cryngaine Field, in which both Camaron and King Lysandus of Daggerfall were slain. Sentinel surrendered, and to help restore friendship between the kingdoms, Aubk-i was wed to the new king of Daggerfall, Gothryd. However, she was popularly considered in Sentinel to be a prisoner of war.
The Warp in the West
In 3E 401, Emperor Uriel Septim VII had sent a letter of some importance to Mynisera, the Queen of Daggerfall at the time. Due to the War of Betony, the courier was delayed and when it arrived, Aubk-i was queen. According to a witness, when she read the letter her jaw dropped and eyes widened in amazement. According to the emperor, the Totem of Tiber Septim had been found. According to legend, whoever bore the Totem could control Numidium, an ancient Dwemer weapon used by Tiber Septim to conquer Tamriel.
Aubk-i promised to deliver the letter to Mynisera, but the Dowager Queen never got it. Some say the letter was stolen by the Thieves Guild and sold to Gortwog gro-Nagorm, chief of the Minat Orcs and leader of Orsinium; others say it was Queen Aubk-i herself who sold it to the Orc chieftain. Regardless, Gortwog sold copies of the letter to the major powers in the Iliac Bay region, setting off a power struggle for possession of the Totem and Numidium.
The event is now known as the Warp in the West. Reality was distorted; seven factions simultaneously activated Numidium to their own ends. The resulting death and devastation has been described as "tragic, and beyond mortal comprehension", but when the dust had settled the region had become more unified than at any point in modern history, leading some to dub the events the "Miracle of Peace".
By 3E 433, Aubk-i and Gothryd had four children and were beloved by the realm. Their son Camaron's marriage to Lady Kelmena of Camlorn, suggested peaceful relations would continue for some time.
- For game-specific information, see the Daggerfall article about Aubk-i.
- Events of Daggerfall
- Night Falls on Sentinel — Boali
- The Warp in the West — Ulvius Tero
- "Missing Prince" — Death Certificate
- The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow
- Newgate's War Of Betony — Vulper Newgate
- Fav'te's War Of Betony — Fav'te
- Cyndassa's dialogue in Daggerfall
- Mynisera's dialogue in Daggerfall
- Morgiah's dialogue in Daggerfall
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Sons and Daughter of the Direnni West: High Rock — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432