Lore:Clockwork Apostles

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Provost Varuni Arvel, a high-ranking Apostle

The Clockwork Apostles are devout followers of the Clockwork God, Sotha Sil. They reside in the Clockwork Basilica within the Brass Fortress of the Clockwork City.[1]

Those seeking to become an Apostle must possess great expertise in magic, machinery, or some other skill that they deem worthy. Apostles are known to replace their limbs with "perfect" clockwork parts designed by Sotha Sil. They consider this practice to be an expression of faith to their god as well as a means to improve upon what they consider to be flawed biological anatomy.[UOL 1]

Apostles are often seen as elitist by outsiders, and they are known to delegate menial tasks to others.[1] They follow the Sermons of Sotha Sil and devote their work towards one goal: achieving Tamriel Final, a new Nirn.

The Clockwork Apostles' legal system is relatively rudimentary, mostly because it is used so rarely. Infractions, such as research sabotage or plagiarism, typically result in exile. For more serious crimes, Apostles use a method of punishment known as a cognitive prison — an induced coma where the condemned's mind is set to a recursive loop, trapping them in an inescapable mental space. By the mid-Second Era, the punishment had only been used twelve times.[2]


  1. ^ a b Inveigling the Clockwork Apostles — A Helpful Citizen
  2. ^ Proctor Luciana Pullo's dialogue in ESO

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.

  1. ^ ESO Live - Lore of Clockwork City: Laurence Schick, 24:13 - 25:09
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