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High Priest Dervenin
High Priest Dervenin circa 3E 433
Race Bosmer Gender Male
Resided in Shivering Isles, Solitude
Appears in The Shivering Isles, Skyrim

Dervenin is a Bosmer and the High Priest of Mania in the Shivering Isles. He preaches the Manic beliefs of Arden-Sul in the Sacellum of New Sheoth. His rival is Arctus, the Priest of Dementia. Dervenin comes to power within the Sacellum at the whim of Sheogorath; he can only preach his Manic teachings if the Cold Flame of Agnon is lit for Mania. He is responsible for aiding anyone trying to replace the Duke of Mania, which requires sacrificing the duke's Greenmote-tainted blood to Arden-Sul.[1]

Dervenin helped Sheogorath's Champion on several occasions, working to halt the Greymarch in 3E 433.[2] When Sheogorath abandoned the Shivering Isles, Dervenin went to Tamriel to search for him. In 4E 201, Dervenin was living as a beggar in the Skyrim city of Solitude when he encountered the Last Dragonborn. Dervenin tricked the hero into entering the mind of the long-dead Pelagius Septim III, where Sheogorath had taken up residence. After the Last Dragonborn cleansed the late emperor's mind of the madness which had plagued it in life, Dervenin confronted Sheogorath and pleaded with him to return to the Shivering Isles, eventually persuading him.[3]


See Also[edit]


  1. ^ Dialogue in Shivering Isles
  2. ^ Events of Shivering Isles
  3. ^ Events of Skyrim