|King Bendu Olo|
Bendu Olo was the Colovian King of Anvil who led the All Flags Navy against the Sload of Thras shortly after the Thrassian Plague of 1E 2200. Syrabane is said to have aided him in this victory, which is marked as the time when Colovia began to overshadow eastern Cyrodiil, leading to the War of Righteousness. When he returned to the city, he began converting what was then known as Anvil Fortress into Anvil Castle.[UOL 1] His notes became a rare source of information on the Sload, and were disseminated by scholars for many years.
Taking the title Earl of Outer Cheydinhal following the War of Righteousness in the 2300s, General Turpis "Volte-Face" Tharn married a niece of Admiral Bendu Olo and set about fathering numerous descendants, thereby connecting the Tharn family to Olo's lineage. Rusio Olo, possibly Bendu's descendant, was instrumental in ending the Order of the Black Worm's infestation of Kvatch in 2E 437.
- Bendu Olo's name is used quite frequently by Bethesda as a placeholder for the player's name in pre-release material:
- In Morrowind, early builds have the player's name listed as "Bendu".
- In Oblivion, Bendu Olo's name appears as the default name for the player character through the Oblivion Construction Set.
- For Skyrim, the example character in the game manual and the official tutorial for creating a quest in the Creation Kit is Bendu Olo.
- In the preview video for Blades shown at Bethesda's E3 conference in 2018 and Character Creation, the name of the player character is Bendu Olo.
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Wild Regions — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Ra Gada: Hammerfell — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- Varieties of Faith... — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
- The Tale of Syrabane
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- House Tharn of Nibenay — Count Opius Voteporix
- Statue of Rusio Olo
Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.