|Appears in||ESO, Legends|
King Emeric of Wayrest was a member of the Cumberland Dynasty in the Second Era. His father, Earl Pierric, made sure he was schooled in both economics and military matters, and he served as a lieutenant escorting caravans during the summers. When he was twenty, in 2E 541, he helped fend off the onslaught of the Reachmen leader Durcorach when the latter began leading attacks against cities in High Rock. Emeric finally killed Durcorach outside Daggerfall. In 2E 563, the Knahaten Flu swept through High Rock, killing King Gardner and the entire royal family of Wayrest. Succession fell to Emeric, who ascended to the throne, beginning the Cumberland Dynasty. There was reportedly a "Halo of Gold" around the sun on the day of his coronation. He wed Princess Maraya of Sentinel three years later, greatly angering King Ranser of Shornhelm, who had desired Emeric to marry his daughter, leading to Ranser's War in Last Seed of that year. He wielded the Orichalc Scalpel when Ranser's army came to the gates of Wayrest, and Emeric's forces eventually succeeded in breaking their siege of his city. In the aftermath of the war, Emeric helped forge the Greater Daggerfall Covenant. Emeric was a strong advocate for an invasion of Cyrodiil in order to restore "the true flame of the Empire of Man".
In 2E 582, King Emeric was abducted by Magus-General Septima Tharn of the Imperial Legion. She took him to the famed Redguard crypt the Hall of Heroes, which her scouts had rediscovered in the Fallen Wastes of Bangkorai. There, she slew King Emeric, and was able to physically follow his soul to the Far Shores. A soldier of the Daggerfall Covenant was able to follow and slay Tharn in turn. As a reward for this heroic deed, Tu'whacca allowed the soldier and King Emeric to return to life in Mundus.