Besting heretic by sword
And Ordinator by wit.
Sworn to live a life of noble grace,
Except to laugh in danger's face."
The Buoyant Armigers were a small military order of the Tribunal Temple, exclusively dedicated to and answering to Lord Vivec. The Buoyant Armigers patterned themselves on Vivec's heroic spirit of exploration and adventure, and sought to emulate his mastery of the varied arts of personal combat, chivalric courtesy, and subtle verse. They served the Temple as champions and knights-errant, and were friendly rivals of the more solemn Ordinators. The majority of members who served in the order hailed from House Redoran, as their ideals were closely related.
The Buoyant Armigers were based out of Ghostgate and Molag Mar on Vvardenfell. They were tasked with containing the forces of Dagoth Ur within the Ghostfence and tracking down necromancers to bring them to justice. They were led by a Grand Marshal and Deputy Marshal, and used traditional chitin, glass and Daedric equipment. They were noted for using spiky glass equipment, an appearance inspired by the lessons in Vivec's sermons. It is unknown if they were related to the Hidden Armigers, the spy network of the Ebonheart Pact. Buoyant Armigers and other devotees of Vivec are often given Blank Books of Verse to capture their divine inspirations for prayer readings.
According to the founding myth of Vivec City, the Buoyant Armigers were formed when three houses "trapped" Horde Mountain in a net of doubtful doctrine so that Vivec could pierce the monster with Muatra.
After Vvardenfell was opened for settlement in 3E 414, some members of the order joined the Imperial Fighters Guild. Galdal Omayn was Grand Marshal of the order during the fulfillment of the Nerevarine Prophecy in 3E 427. That year, the Armigers briefly feuded with the Imperial Legion, and several Temple relics were recovered from crusaders who perished within the Red Mountain region. During the Oblivion Crisis of 3E 433, Ghostgate was put under siege by the Daedra[UOL 1] and Vivec disappeared. It is unknown what became of the Buoyant Armigers after the rise of the New Temple.
- Buoyant Armigers: Swords of Vivec by Tarvus, Archcanon of Vivec — A description of the buoyant armigers
- Crafting Motif 47: Buoyant Armiger Style by Lord Vivec — A guide to crafting armor and weapons in the Buoyant Armiger style
- Songs of Vvardenfell — A collection of Dunmer songs collected by Jerin Dres
- ^ a b Buoyant Armigers: Swords of Vivec — Tarvus, Archcanon of Vivec
- ^ Dialogue in Morrowind
- ^ a b Events of Morrowind
- ^ Crafting Motif 47: Buoyant Armiger Style — Lord Vivec
- ^ Events of Messages Across Tamriel in ESO
- ^ Blank Book of Verse item description in ESO
- ^ 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermon 24 — Vivec
- ^ Rumors in Oblivion
- ^ The Reclamations — Thara of Rihad
Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.