Ard Caddach (?b - ?d)
Ard Caddach of the Blackdrakes Clan (also known as the Despot of Markarth) was an infamous Reachman who ruled the eastern part of the Reach as an independent nation during the Skyrim Schism in the mid-Second Era. Caddach was acquainted with the Order of the Black Worm, the necromancer Javad Tharn, and the cult's leader, Mannimarco.
During the dynasty of the Longhouse Emperors, Caddach was made the Imperial Governor of Markarth in 2E 559. His role was to both rule the city and to maintain peace between the local Reach Clans. After the fall of the Longhouse Emperors in 2E 577, a great number of Reachmen departed Cyrodiil to invade the holds of Western Skyrim. However, High King Svargrim of Solitude drove the Reachmen back and continued to guard his kingdom against the Despot of Markarth's forces until at least 2E 582.
Chief-of-Chiefs Cannear (?b - ?d)
Chief-of-Chiefs Cannear was chief of the River-Elk Reach clan in the Second Era. In the years leading up to 2E 578, she attained the title of Chief-of-Chiefs, a position of great authority in the Reach, and held it for at least four years.
Caius Cosades (?b - ?d)
Caius Cosades was the Imperial Grand Spymaster of the Blades that were stationed in Vvardenfell in 3E 427. He played a major part in the defeat of Dagoth Ur and in the Nerevarine prophecies. Caius' cover story in Balmora was that of an old man with a skooma problem; however, at some point, he had become addicted to skooma, resulting in the higher-ups becoming concerned about his addiction.
Calaxes Septim was the bastard son of Emperor Uriel Septim VII. He was given the Archbishopric of The One in the Church of the Nine Divines. During Calaxes' reign as Archbishop, tensions grew between himself and the Emperor due to the Emperor's legislation to limit the Church's authority and Calaxes' views on the secularity of government. Rumors grew that Calaxes was advocating a rebellion to establish a theocracy. Soon afterwards, Calaxes suddenly disappeared, having supposedly been assassinated in the Temple of the One by the Imperial Guard because of the threat he represented. His disappearance was dated to the 29th of Sun's Dusk . However, as the Third Era did not last to that date, the death date as given is probably a typo.
Calcelmo of Markarth (?b - ?d)
Calcelmo, Scholar of Markarth, was an Altmer conjurer of great renown who dedicated himself to researching the Dwemer. He and his nephew Aicantar studied the Dwemer ruins beneath Markarth. He is the author of the series of books known simply as Dwarves. His next expected work is a book on the translation of the Falmer language which is tentatively titled Calcelmo's Guide to the Falmer Tongue. For other historical information, see the lore article.
Caliron (?b - ?d)
Caliron is an unknown figure that is somewhat associated with the Bosmer of Valenwood, who often use the exclamation, "By Caliron's Heart." His name is used on the disease, Caliron's Curse, which drains the inflicted's strength, speed, and agility until they inevitably die or cure it. Most people manage to recover in one or two weeks but their abilities remain stunted.
Calixto Corrium was a retired Imperial adventurer that was active in the Fourth Era. For most of his life, he was an adventurer that was accompanied by his sister, but later on, he became an infamous serial killer that stalked the streets of Windhelm, working under the alias of the Butcher.
Callisos (?b - ?d)
Callisos was a famous traveling bard, and one of the most illustrious alumni of the Bards College. The Flame of Callisos constantly flickering next to the steps of the College was named after him. It is said that as long as the flame burns, the College will stand.
King Camaron (or Cameron), also known as the White Moon, was a ruler of the Kingdom of Sentinel in the Third Era. He was the husband of Queen Akorithi, and father of Arthago, Aubk-i, Greklith, and Lhotun.
During Camaron's rule, a disagreement between Sentinel and the Kingdom of Daggerfall over the Isle of Betony sparked a war in 3E 402. He died at the Battle of Cryngaine Field the following year, killed in a duel with Daggerfall's young King Gothryd which ended the war.
King Camoran Anaxemes (?b - ?d)
Count Carolus Aquilarios
Carolus Aquilarios, also known as the Wolf of Kvatch, was the Count of Kvatch and nephew of Varen Aquilarios of Chorrol. Born in 2E 550, he served the city and defended it ever since Varen marched off to war against Emperor Leovic.
King Casimir II (?b - ?d)
King of Wayrest in the early Second Era. He was one of the rulers over the years who made a deal to protect the dragon Nahfahlaar, though the Dragonguard successfully ended this arrangement in 2E 369.
When Cassynder became Emperor at the death of his mother, Empress Katariah, in 3E 200, he was already middle-aged. Only half-elven, he aged like a Breton (like his father, Pelagius Septim III). In fact, he had left the rule of Wayrest to his half-brother Uriel due to poor health. Nevertheless, as the only true blood relation of Pelagius, and thus Tiber Septim, he was pressed into accepting the throne. His rule was a short as he died after only two years on the throne in 3E 202, succeeded by his adopted half-brother, Uriel Lariat (Uriel IV).
Cassyr Whitley (?b - ?d)
A character in the popular historical fiction 2920, The Last Year of the First Era, it's unknown if he was a historical figure. According to the novels, he was a Breton who spied for Vivec in 1E 2920 during the Four-Score War, but made a bad assumption and gained a bad reputation across the continent as a terrible spy. He hated Vivec for that and, in an act of revenge, lied to the mighty witch Turala about her child's killers in order to make her summon Mehrunes Dagon and destroy Old Mournhold.
Catchica (?b - ?d)
Catchica was a notorious poisoner hailing from the Black Marsh active at the end of the First Era and beginning of the Second Era. She originated from the tribal society of the Orma, a race of eyeless Men who had mastery of other senses. As of 1E 2920 she was already an experienced and elderly woman.
She was a character in the popular historical fiction 2920, The Last Year of the First Era according to which she was present at the camp of the Imperial Legion in Caer Suvio during the Four-Score War in 1E 2920. When she stayed at the camp Prince Juilek Cyrodiil was poisoned just before the battle of Bodrum. She was accused to be responsible of the crime by Potentate Versidue-Shaie to cover his involvement.
She later worked at the hot springs resort in the Mir Corrup to falsely implicate the Emperor's mistress in a plot to poison the Emperor. The mistress inadvertently met with her and soon afterwards was was arrested by the Imperial Guard.
Empress Caula Voria (3E?b - ?d)
The wife of Uriel Septim VII who bore him his three legitimate sons, Princes Geldall, Enman, and Ebel. One source suggests that she died a short time after the birth of their third child, some time between 3E 380 and 3E 382, while another indicates she was still alive after the Imperial Simulacrum, and so must still have been alive at least in the early years of the Third Era's Fifth Century. She was said to be a beautiful and charming woman, greatly loved and admired by the people. However, she was also called a deeply unpleasant, arrogant, ambitious, grasping woman who "snared" Uriel VII with her feminine wiles. They ultimately held a great deal of animosity for each other, presumably to the detriment of their children. Uriel VII had two known children to whom she was not the mother.
Cavor Merula (?b - ?d)
Cavor Merula was a warrior-priest of Akatosh. After the collapse of the Second Empire, he re-established the Order of the Hour in 2E 432, as a means to protect the Cathedral of Akatosh in Kvatch and the priesthood.[nb 1] Cavor gathered a few devoted and trusted fellow priests and dedicated himself and his brothers to the defense of the Cathedral.
One of his first tasks was to dedicate the site that had become known as Knightsgrave to the memory of the Order's founding members. Blessings and rituals were performed, giving substance to the Exalted Dead that lingered in the place's shadowy interior. Not wanting to disturb those resting herein, Cavor instead set out to build the Enclave of the Hourglass as the Order's new home on the Gold Coast.
Loremaster Celarus (?b - ?d)
Celarus was leader of the Psijics for at least 290 years as of 3E 400. (Waughin Jarth records him as the leader of the Order as far back as at least 3E 110). Celarus was Loremaster of the Order under Ritemaster Iachesis and later Ritemaster Valsirenn by 2E 582. He was the author of The Old Ways.
Response to Bero's Speech mentions a sage by the name of Celarus, though it's unclear if they're the same person.
King Celemaril Light-Bringer (?b - ?d)
Celemaril (// (listen)) Light-Bringer, also simply referred to as the Sorcerer-King or the Lich, is a powerful Ayleid lich and necromancer who seeks to rule Tamriel and ultimately destroy Nirn. In the first era, he ruled his domain in Cyrodiil as king.
King Cenedelin (?b - ?d)
Son of Emperor Pelagius II, brother to Potema, Magnus, and Antiochus. He was involved in the War of the Red Diamond in 3E 121. After capturing and the subsequent death of Emperor Uriel III at the Battle of Ichidag in 3E 127 he continued on to the Imperial Palace and was crowned Emperor. Cephorus' reign is marked by nothing but war. By all accounts, he was a kind and intelligent man, but what Tamriel needed was a great warrior, and that he was. It still took an additional ten years of constant warfare for him to defeat his sister Potema. Cephorus died in 3E 140. Sources seem to differ on whether and when he married. Brief History of the Empire claims he never married during the many years he spent at war. The historical fiction The Wolf Queen suggests he eventually took a wife, a Redguard named Bianki, with whom he ruled Gilane, Hammerfell. The Madness of Pelagius states that he never married and died childless.
Emperor Cephorus II (?b - ?d)
Cephorus Septim II was the sixteenth monarch of the Septim Dynasty, the former ruling family of the Third Empire. He was preceded by his uncle, Uriel IV, and was succeeded by his son, Uriel V. Cephorus II is noted in history as the first non-Breton or the first to not spend any point of their childhood in High Rock. The Emperor was of Nordic descent and was given his position by the Elder Council, which placed him in direct opposition to his cousin and son of Uriel IV, Andorak. Cephorus II's reign was marked by constant conflict and open rebellion across the Empire, some of which outlasted his reign. The greatest evil to come out of his tenure was the Camoran Usurper, and his conquest across west Tamriel.
Warlord Ceyran was a minor Ayleid warlord from the middle of the First Era. He was a member of the Rulanyil clan and a rumored devotee of Molag Bal. It is unknown if he was born in the clan's original home of Vilverin before the Ayleid purges in Cyrodiil, or in Rulanyil's Fall after his clan fled to Valenwood. Ceyran is most famous for building and losing three separate dominions during his long life. He was eventually killed by an unknown assassin in 1E 1102, and supposedly interred in Rulanyil's Fall.
By the time of the Interregnum, the ruins of Rulanyil's Fall had been converted into a private museum by a group called the Merethic Society. The centerpiece of the museum was the body of Ceyran, which was actually the corpse of an Altmer member of the Merethic Society who had died in a cave-in while repurposing the ruins. In 2E 582, the Worm Cult invaded the ruins in an attempt to resurrect Ceyran as a powerful undead servant. Fearing that the body would be exposed as an imposter, the Merethic Society sent the Vestige into the ruins to prevent the ritual. The cultists only succeeded in binding Nanwen's awakened spirit to a sword, which the Society agreed to part with in order to continue displaying the corpse.
Cherim (?b - ?d)
Cherim was a famous Khajiiti tapestry maker who lived in Orcrest during the late Third Era. At the height of his success he had four factories creating replicas of his works and his originals were sold for extraordinary prices. Cherim's Heart of Anequina records his interview with Livillus Perus, where he discussed one of his first tapestries, the Heart of Anequina, depicting Cherim's involvement in the Heart of Anequina during the Five Year War.
Chevalier Renald was a knight descended from the Akaviri protectors of Reman Cyrodiil I, serving as a bodyguard for Reman III and as the snake-captain of the Dragonguard. He is the focus of the second chapter of Remanada. In the text, he was apparently under instruction by a pig.
Renald and his fellow knights were said to have vampire blood (either Tsaesci or literal vampire blood) which allowed them to live for ages past Reman and kept guard of his ward, Potentate Versidue-Shaie. He and Grundwulf, an apprentice of the Greybeards, were brothers-in-arms for centuries. Renald once went under the identity of Vershu, and under both identities, served as the snake-captain of the Dragonguard. He identified as Renald when Savirien-Chorak was assassinated by the Morag Tong via a poisoned black dart. He thereafter "became the protector of the northern west". With the Dragonguard disgraced and disbanded, Renald and many of his fellow members were forced to exile themselves and go into hiding.
Chimere Graegyn (?b - ?d)
Chimere Graegyn, later known as Old Man Chimere, was a retainer of the ambitious Direnni clan and a master of Conjuration. He dared to scheme against Mehrunes Dagon, and won. When his trick succeeded, Dagon was cast into Oblivion. However, in the instant of his betrayal, Dagon struck out against the mortal who tricked him. Chimere's pact assured that he would live forever in his home town among the happy voices of his friends and countrymen. Twisting the literal words of Chimere's pact, Dagon scooped up tiny Caecilly Island (a small island off the coast of Northmoor) and hurled it into the Void. All Chimere's friends and countrymen were instantly killed, though the sounds of their voices remained to torment Chimere's memory. Chimere was condemned to live forever, to grow progressively old and crippled with arthritis, and to contemplate the tragic consequences of his defiance of fate and fortune in cheating a Daedra Lord.
For more information, see the main lore article.
Cicero (?b - ?d)
Cicero was an Imperial assassin and Keeper of the Dark Brotherhood. As Keeper, he was responsible for caring for the Night Mother's body and casket. Little is known of him before 4E 186, when he arrived at the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary in Cheydinhal and started keeping a journal detailing some of his many contracts. When the Night Mother's crypt in Bravil was desecrated, the coffin was brought to Cheydinhal, and Cicero was appointed Keeper. He was an accomplished assassin who was extremely deadly with a dagger, and while honored to become Keeper, he was reluctant to abandon his work. Before starting his new duties, he was allowed one last assassination, an unnamed jester whose laughter Cicero never forgot. As the Dark Brotherhood slowly deteriorated over the years, Cicero fled to Skyrim with the Night Mother's body, where one last chapter of the organization remained active. He hoped to find a haven for the Night Mother, and to find a Listener who could rejuvenate the Brotherhood. For more information, see the lore article.
Clarentavious Valisious (?b - ?d)
Empress Regent Clivia Tharn (?b - ?d)
Clivia Tharn was the ruler of the Empire of Cyrodiil during the Interregnum. A member of the prominent Tharn family, born to Abnur Tharn and his seventh wife, Pulasia, and Abnur's sixteenth daughter overall. She was also the widow of former Emperors Leovic and Varen Aquilarios. Abnur had plans for her first child to inherit the throne, but by the time of the Alliance War she was "comfortably lodged in Mannimarco's pocket", and had disappeared from the public eye months before the Planemeld. When she was 7-years-old, Clivia played a game of Imperial War-Chess with her younger relative Euraxia and played an illegal move. Outraged, Euraxia taunted her by saying that she would one day be queen of Rimmen, but Clivia remained unimpressed, stating she would be the Empress. Her sister Septima noted that while she lacked instinctive prowess in the magical and political arts, Abnur groomed her for the Ruby Throne because she had an innate ability to command others, and they would have no choice but to follow. She married Leovic of the Longhouse Emperors, and served as his consort. When Leovic was overthrown and killed in a violent rebellion for legalizing Daedra worship in the Empire, his usurper, Duke Varen Aquilarios of Chorrol, wed Clivia to consolidate his rule. When the Five Companions embarked on a journey to locate the Amulet of Kings, Abnur sent Clivia a letter instructing her to oversee the Elder Council in his absence and saying that if Mannimarco's plan to relight the Dragonfires worked, her first child would inherit the whole of Tamriel.
In 2E 579, Varen mysteriously disappeared during a calamity known as the Soulburst, and Clivia was quickly declared Empress Regent of the Empire in his stead. This aroused widespread suspicions that Clivia and her father were responsible for Varen's disappearance, though it unbeknownst to even Clivia it was Mannimarco's doing. Mannimarco, who had orchestrated the Soulburst, became the power behind the Ruby Throne, turning Clivia to worship Molag Bal and manipulating her into expelling the Mages Guild from the Imperial City so that his Worm Cult could operate freely. When the three alliances invaded Cyrodiil in 2E 580, they gained control of the keeps around the Imperial City, with one occasionally gaining ephemeral supremacy and choosing an Emperor from its own ranks. However, as none of the alliances were able to take the Imperial City, Clivia continued to rule. This lasted until a dark anchor opened over the Imperial City, heralding a Daedric invasion which quickly overran the Imperial forces, and resulting in the deaths and capture of many of its citizens who were unable to escape.
While absent from the Elder Council meeting at the start of the invasion, she was in charge of commanding troop movements, though her nonsensical orders for General Velarius suggest she was being impersonated even at the time. Elder Councilor Itinia had not seen Empress Clivia for months even before the anchors fell, and had not seen her after. As of 2E 582, Clivia's fate is unknown; she is not among the known survivors of the Daedric invasion of the Imperial City, and one of Molag Bal's servants, Molag Kena, impersonated her to gain access to the White-Gold Tower in order to carry out the "Planemeld Obverse" ritual. It is unclear how long Kena had been impersonating Clivia.
Saint Coellicia was a minor martyr of the Alessian Slave Rebellion, which took place between 1E 242 and 1E 243. She died by torturous starvation, and was later canonized as an Imperial saint by the Church.
Saint Coellicia is typically honored in the closing days of Last Seed with a fast. The only food that was traditionally allowed to be eaten during these fast days was bread crumbs. Usually only a single spoon of crumbs would be eaten after the local bishop's recitation of the Creed of Crumbs. At the end of each fast day, an unadorned religious wafer would be eaten to signify the end of the fast.
Coellicia is most often remembered for an infamous banquet known as the Feast of Saint Coellicia, which took place under the reign of Emperor Brazollus Dor at some point prior to 1E 2877. Known for his debauchery, Brazollus sought to rekindle the adoration of his subjects by replacing Coellicia's fast with a feast. This resulted in a twelve-hour marathon of forty dishes, held at the Emperor's autumnal estate in Leyawiin. The description of this feast's many courses counts among the most famous mid-Second Era culinary texts of the southeastern Niben watershed. An apocryphal account suggests that Brazollus had Coellicia's bones disinterred, ground, and mixed in with the flour as an ingredient in his feast, although the practice of saint-eating had been banned almost a decade earlier.
Corda (?b - ?d)
A character from the popular historical fiction 2920, The Last Year of the First Era, whether she was an actual historical figure is unknown. She was depicted as Redguard Morag Tong assassin from Hegathe, Hammerfell (but widely known as an initiate of the Morwha conservatorium). Corda's sister, Rijja was executed by her former lover Reman III in 1E 2920. After her sister's execution, Corda became his next lover but she killed him as an act of revenge at the very end of the year. After that she was sent by the Night Mother to Vounoura, an island for Morag Tong assassins who became too famous to continue their crusade.
Cormelik the Elder (?b - ?d)
An explorer who showed interest towards the artifact, Auriel's Shield sometime before or during the Imperial Simulacrum, in the late Third Era. Cormelik was a skilled warrior, had prophesized the shield's possible locations, placing it all on a map. However, he was unable to acquire the shield from its last location, and his followers were eventually spread out. One of his followers had come into contact with the Eternal Champion, who was able to acquire Auriel's Shield.
Lord Corvus Direnni (?b - 1E ?d)
A powerful conjurer of the Direnni clan. His spell secrets were recorded in his Grimoire. Along with his contemporary Calani Direnni, he was a pioneer of the modern School of Conjuration. Their binding rituals are still used when summoning lesser daedra. However, Corvus in particular is lauded for codifying its rules. He was apparently the first conjurer to interweave the summoning and binding of a daedra into a single spell, making the practice exponentially safer. He took part in the Battle of Glenumbra Moors circa 1E 482, where his conjured creatures played a pivotal role.
Corvus was the first to theorize that the wayshrines of Tamriel correspond to the pattern of stars in the night sky, and that they could be used as some sort of transportation network. He also used Ayleid research to devise and then promulgate the standard "portal" spells which were later put into use by the Mages Guild.
Count Corvus Umbranox (?b - ?d)
Count of Anvil, he disappeared for ten years when he became the Gray Fox and inherited Nocturnal's curse, leaving his wife Millona Umbranox to rule County Anvil in his stead. He eventually returned, leaving the Thieves Guild and breaking Nocturnal's curse to resume his station.
King Cruethys (?b - 1E? d)
Count Csaran (?b - ?d)
The second Lord of Vitharn, the keep which his father Count Vitharn had formed from the mud of Dementia in the Shivering Isles. Vitharn and Countess Mawean had one other child, Csaran's sister Nweala. When he ascended to the throne, Csaran seemed a normal, competent ruler, and came to marry the Argonian Sheen-in-Glade. However, his persistent infidelity eventually caused Sheen-in-Glade to snap, and they began to sleep with one another less often (the only son Sheen-in-Glade bore disappeared from the Shivering Isles in his twentieth year). Csaran maintained an incestuous relationship with his sister, Nweala, and they sired a single son—the malformed and sadistic heir apparent, Cesrien.
Cuhlecain, known widely as Emperor Zero, was a petty-king of Falkreath who sought to claim the Imperial City amidst the Interregnum, like many others at the time. He was able to unite the Colovian Estates with help from his prized general Hjalti Early-Beard, and his conquests were the progenitor of the Third Empire. He has since been memorialized by the Cult of Emperor Zero, founded in his honor by his successor, Tiber Septim.
Governor Cyril Vinticae (?b - ?d)
The governor of Dawnstar when it was under siege by the Ice Tribes in the late Third Era circa 3E 427.[UOL 1] Vinticae banished his four champions, rightfully suspecting that one was a traitor in league with the Ice Tribes. He called for the Hero of Dawnstar to interrogate the champions, ordering the local healer and oracle Eustacia to assist. Eustacia's visions helped the Hero to determine the truth and reveal the traitor, for which the Governor gave the Hero Starfrost.
- Words and Philosophy
- Exclamations — The Elder Scrolls: Arena
- Caliron's Curse description in Daggerfall
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Skyrim — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- Walking the World, Vol XI — Spatior Munius
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Aldmeri Dominion — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- The Daggerfall Chronicles family tree
- Atlas of Dragons — Brother Mathnan
- The Third Era Timeline — Jaspus Ignateous
- Brief History of the Empire v 2 — Stronach k'Thojj III
- The Madness of Pelagius — Tsathenes
- Events of Skyrim
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Seat of Sundered Kings: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- A Life of Uriel Septim VII — Rufus Hayn
- The Oblivion Crisis — Praxis Sarcorum, Imperial Historian
- Curano's Journal — Curano
- Artifact Dialog — The Imperial Library
- The Library of Dusk: Rare Books
- The Origins of Conjuration
- Once — Beredalmo the Signifier
- Principles of Conjuration — Corvus Direnni
- A Life of Strife and Struggle — King Laloriaran Dynar
- Wayshrines of Tamriel — Beredalmo the Signifier
- King Edward
- Fall of Vitharn
- Eustacia's Dialogue in Dawnstar
- Events and Message Boxes throughout the quest in Dawnstar
Note: The following references are deemed to be unofficial sources. They are referenced to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.