Lore:First Era

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First Century[edit]

1E 0 — The Camoran Dynasty is founded by King Eplear.
1E 20 — The Psijic Order first appears in recorded history.
  • The Breton sage and author Voernet writes of his trip to the Isle of Artaeum to meet with Iachesis, the Ritemaster of the Psijics, the counselors of kings and proponents of the "Elder Way," taught to them by the original race that inhabited Tamriel.[3]
1E 68 — The last Atmoran "invasion" arrives in Tamriel.
  • Two Atmoran ships laden with corpses beg to make port in Tamriel, marking the final wave of large-scale Atmoran migration to the continent.[4]

Second Century[edit]

1E 113Harald is born.[nb 1]
1E 140Harald's forces stumble upon and attack Forelhost, the last stronghold of the Dragon Cult.
  • When Harald's army breaches the stronghold, most of the cultists commit suicide by poisoning the stronghold's water supply, which also ends up killing much of the attacking force.[5]
1E 143Harald is crowned High King of the Nords.
  • Harald, the 13th descendant of the legendary Ysgramor's line, relinquishes his ancestral holdings in Atmora, and consolidates Skyrim as an independent kingdom with Windhelm as its capital. He is later recognized as the first historical ruler of the Nords.[6][7]
1E 184 — King Harald establishes the first Moot of the Nords.[8]
1E 198 — The Scouring of Wendelbek.
  • The Narfinsel Schism, a late-Merethic Era internal conflict pitting Aedra-worshiping Ayleid clans against Daedra-worshiping clans, comes to a climax at Wendelbek. King Glinferen of Atatar led a combined force of Daedraphile warriors against the traditionalist Barsaebics of Ayleidoon. The Barsaebics were driven out of the Heartland into northwest Argonia, ending organized opposition to Daedra-worship in Cyrodiil.[9]

Third Century[edit]

1E 200Khosey writes the Tamrilean Tractates.
  • Khosey transcribes a firsthand account of the discovery of the Bretons by a Nordic hunting party.[10] The Tractates also mention what is believed to be the earliest recorded ancestor of House Tharn, one "Tharanus Ye Redde-Hand", who historians assert may have served the Ayleids as a clerk.[11]
1E 221 — High King Harald dies at the age of 108.
  • With Harald's death, his eldest son Hjalmer becomes the next High King of Skyrim.[6][12]
1E 222 — High King Hjalmer dies.
1E 227 — The Gradual Massacre occurs.
  • One of the participants in the massacre was the notorious Tharhan the Mutilant. Later scholars theorized that Tharhan and the Tharn ancestor Tharanus Ye Redde-Hand were one and the same.[11]
1E 240 — The Skyrim Conquests occur.
1E 242 — The Alessian Slave Rebellion erupts in Cyrodiil.
  • Alessia, also known as the Slave Queen, leads the predominantly human slaves against the Ayleid Empire, with the help of the Nords and some rebel Ayleid rulers. They eventually conquer all of Cyrodiil.[16][17][18][19]
1E 243 — Taking of the White-Gold Tower.[20]
  • The White-Gold Tower finally falls into the hands of the rebels, marking the end of Ayleid supremacy in Cyrodiil, and the Slave Queen Alessia founds the Alessian Empire. The remaining Ayleids that opposed Alessia seek refuge with Valenwood's Camoran Dynasty and the Direnni in High Rock, while the rebel Ayleid lords who sided with Alessia continue to rule parts of Cyrodiil as vassals of the new Empress Alessia.[19] Some famous human heroes are Morihaus, who leads the attack of White-Gold Tower, and Pelinal Whitestrake, who single-handedly defeats many of the Ayleid kings, including the Ayleids' demigod champion Umaril the Unfeathered.[18]
  • From 1E 243 to 498, the new kingdom of humans, under the rule of Empress Alessia and her descendants, prospers and rules the nearest kingdoms of Colovia. They build a strong national identity as they gradually become more united. The Empress Alessia creates the new religion of the Eight Divines, fusing the pantheons of the Nords and Cyrodiilic tribes, who followed Altmeri deities.[16]
1E 244Kyne's Aegis is founded by Fuldimar Hookhand.[21]
1E 246Daggerfall City is founded.
  • The north half of the Iliac Bay, including the current province of High Rock, is conquered by invading Nords, who bring a rough sort of civilization with them. One of the Nords' first civilized acts is a census - the Book of Life. Listed on page 933 of the book is this entry: "North of the Highest bluffs, south of the moors, west of the hills, and east of the sea is called DAGGERFALL. 110 men, 93 women, 13 children under 8 years of age, 58 cows, 7 bulls, 63 chickens, 11 cocks, 38 hogs live here."[22]
1E 266 — Empress Alessia dies.[23]

Fourth Century[edit]

1E 340Valenwood forms a trade treaty with the Alessian Empire.[1]
1E 355 — Clan Direnni rises to prominence.
  • Clan Direnni, the only known High Elven ruling family remaining in human lands, claims power in High Rock through political maneuvering and various machinations.[12]
1E 358 — Skyrim attacks the Western Reach
  • Emperor Ami-El of Cyrodiil lends his forces to Skyrim in a military campaign against the Direnni Hegemony in the Western Reach. Anti-Aldmer sentiments rise as Skyrim loses more and more of Greater Bretony to the Direnni.[UOL 1]
1E 361 — The Alessian Doctrines are enforced.
  • The Alessian Order becomes the dominant political factor in the Alessian Empire, and their doctrines are enforced throughout Cyrodiil and northern Tamriel.[19] The doctrines impose the very strict religious teachings of the prophet Marukh, who, after reportedly receiving visions from the ghost of the Slave Queen Alessia, begins to question Elven rule, calling for a suppression of Elven elements within the pantheon of the Eight Divines.[26] The Order enforces strict codes of behavior which preclude most forms of entertainment.[27] The remaining Ayleid lordships, once tolerated by the Alessian Empire, are abolished.[19]
1E 369 — High King Borgas dies.
1E 374 — The Ayleid vassal-state of Nenalata is massacred by the Alessian Order.
  • Nenalata, the last remaining Ayleid city in Cyrodiil is given an ultimatum to leave the province or face extermination. King Laloriaran Dynar gathers those who wished to leave and begins an exodus to the lands of the Direnni Hegemony. Shortly afterwards the Alessian Army arrives at Nenalata and massacres all who choose to stay behind.[19][28]
1E 376 — The traditional Yokudan emperors are overthrown.
  • The traditional tenets of the Yokudan Empire are overthrown, and although each successive emperor remains a figurehead for the empire, his powers are very much reduced. The Redguard people see 300 years of almost continuous civil war between provincial lords, warrior monks, and brigands, all fighting each other for land and power before the appearance of the hero Hunding.[29] [nb 3]
1E 393 — The Alessian Order sacks Malada, an ancient Ayleid temple.[23]

Fifth Century[edit]

1E 416 — The Nords are driven out of Morrowind.
  • The united Chimer and Dwemer drive the Nords out of modern-day Morrowind, which was then called Resdayn. Nerevar and Dumac become leaders of the First Council of Resdayn, and it flourishes under their leadership. Peace among the Chimer and the Dwemer brings unprecedented prosperity to their land.[20][30][nb 2]
  • The Dwemer clan Rourken rebel against this alliance with the Chimer and self-exile themselves. According to legend, "the Rourken chieftain threw his mighty hammer, Volendrung, across Tamriel, promising to lead his clansmer to 'wherever it should fall.'" The land where they would arrive was thus called Volenfell (i.e., Hammerfell).[31]
1E 420 — The Skyrim War of Succession ends.
  • The Skyrim War of Succession ends with the Pact of Chieftains. The war resulted in Skyrim losing control of the other provinces in northern Tamriel, and though their borders continue to shift occasionally, they never regain their former stature.[14]
  • Olaf One-Eye is crowned High King of Skyrim.[32]
1E 420 — Clan Rourken settles in Volenfell.[33]
1E 448Rislav Larich is born.[27]
1E 452 — Olaf One-Eye dies.[32]
1E 461 — Coronation of Emperor Gorieus of the Alessian Empire.
After 1E 461 — Ryain Direnni buys Balfiera and begins a process of gradually conquering vast parts of High Rock, Hammerfell and Skyrim.[27]
1E 463 — The destruction of Corinthe's Grand Archive
1E 470 — Approximate date of the discovery of the Flask of Lillandril.
  • A group of elves living in the port city of Lillandril discover a magical flask with the ability to absorb all magic cast at it.[35]
1E 472Skingrad and Kvatch cease feuding.
  • After decades of skirmishing over common territory, Skingrad and Kvatch reach a peaceful resolution, presumably due to a royal marriage.[27]
1E 477 — After years of fighting, Clan Direnni conquers High Rock and large parts of Skyrim and Hammerfell.[12][27]
1E 478Kjoric the White dies.
1E 478 — King Rislav Larich of Skingrad routs an Alessian army led by Emperor Gorieus.
  • Following a plague that swept through Western Cyrodiil, King Mhorus Larich of Skingrad dies and the throne of Skingrad passes to his eldest surviving son, Dorald, an Alessian priest who immediately cedes the kingdom to the Empire. Outraged, Dorald's younger brother, Rislav, executes Dorald and is crowned the new king. Emperor Gorieus mobilizes his army to reclaim Skingrad for the Empire, but his forces are ultimately routed by Rislav's well-positioned archers and the timely assistance of King Justinius of Kvatch. Rislav's feat inspires additional acts of defiance against the Empire: the other kings of the Colovian West form an alliance with Skingrad and Kvatch, Ryain Direnni outlaws the Alessian Reform in High Rock and mounts incursions into Imperial territory, and Skyrim under High King Hoag Merkiller joins the resistance.[27]
1E 480Ysmir Wulfharth takes the throne in Windhelm.[36]
1E 480 — The Direnni push back the Alessians.
1E 482 — The Battle of Glenumbria Moors
  • The battle between the Alessian Order and the Direnni Elves of High Rock, under the command of Aiden Direnni. The Order is soundly defeated by the Elves at the cost of much of the Elven power in High Rock. The Nord High King Hoag Merkiller is killed during the battle.[19]
  • The province of Skyrim, under the new High King Wulfharth, submits to a fiery reinstatement of the traditional Nordic pantheon. Alessian temples are destroyed, and remnants of its priesthood seek refuge in the Heartlands.[38]
1E 498 — Elven power in High Rock is ended.

Sixth Century[edit]

1E 500 — The reign of High King Ysmir Wulfharth.
  • The approximate date for the earliest legends of King Wulfharth[38] (he actually first appeared in the history books in 1E 480).
1E 533High King Ysmir Wulfharth dies.[36]
1E 580 — The Great Burn occurs on the fortieth birthday of Baron Montclair.[42]
  • Stoneglow Enchantments crafted Sparkle Sticks for the occasion, which had inadvertently caused the fire.

Seventh Century[edit]

1E 609 — King Thagore defeats Glenpoint.
  • King Thagore of Daggerfall defeats the army of Glenpoint and becomes the preeminent economic, cultural, and military force in southern High Rock, a position the kingdom has precariously kept ever since.[22]
1E 609Mansel Sesnit becomes Elden Yokeda.
  • Mansel Sesnit comes to the fore as the Elden Yokeda, or military dictator of the Yokudans, and for eight years successfully gains control of nearly the whole empire.[29]
1E 617Mansel Sesnit is assassinated.
  • Sesnit, the military dictator of Yokuda, is assassinated and a commoner, Randic Torn, takes over the government of the Yokudans. He rules for 120 years.[29]
1E 660 — Battle of Dragon Wall
1E 668The War of the First Council; Vvardenfell erupts.
  • The first eruption of Morrowind's gigantic volcano, since known as Red Mountain. Ash spews into the sky and hides the sun for a year. This year is also called Sun's Death or the Year of Winter in Summer.[43][44]
1E 670 — Iliath Temple is converted to worship the Tribunal.[45]

Eighth Century[edit]

1E 700Battle of Red Mountain.
1E 700 — The Dwemer disappear.
1E 720Frandar Hunding is born.
  • The most revered Ansei warrior in history is born in the province of High Desert in Yokuda.[29]
1E 734 — Frandar Hunding's father dies.
  • At the age of 14, Frandar loses his father in one of many insurrections, and is left to support his mother and four brothers.[29]
1E 737 — Emperor Randic Torn of Yokuda dies.
  • Torn's death comes after 120 years of rule. After his death, a vicious civil war breaks out.[29]
1E 760Divad Hunding is born.
1E 776 — Divad Hunding becomes an acrobat.
  • Divad Hunding, frustrated by his father's absence, quits his training at the Hall of the Virtues of War and becomes a circus acrobat (and later a notable bard).[50]
1E 780 — Frandar Hunding writes the Books of Circles.
  • Frandar Hunding, thinking himself invincible, becomes a hermit retiring to a cave in the mountains of high desert to write his philosophy of the Way of the Sword in the Book of Circles.[29]
1E 780 — The War of the Singers.
  • Emperor Hira attempts to wrestle control of the empire from the people by exterminating the sword-singers. Frandar Hunding leads the resistance and crushes his army at the foot of Mount Hattu. Shortly after, Frandar, his son, and his army migrate to Hammerfell.[29]
1E 792 — Defeat of Hiradirge.
  • A renegade band of Ansei called the Hiradirge were defeated in battle.[4] Eventually this led to the destruction of Yokuda.[33]
Between 1E 792 and 1E 808 — The destruction of Yokuda.
  • Yokuda sinks, presumably at the hands of the Hiradirge, said to be masters of "stone magic".[33] The bulk of the refugees flee east to the island Herne, while the rest continue on to Tamriel.[31] There isn't much left of the continent except for several islands.

Ninth Century[edit]

1E 800 — Earliest date of Wayrest City
  • It is difficult for historians to declare a certain date for the foundation of Wayrest. A settlement of some variety had been existent where the Bjoulsae River feeds the Iliac Bay, possibly since the 800th year of the First Era. The traders and fishermen of Wayrest were surrounded by hostile parties: the Orc capital of Orsinium had grown powerful to the north, and the Akaviri pirates and raiders crowded the islands to the west. There is no mystery to Wayrest's name. After the fighting most travelers had to endure passing through the eastern end of the Iliac Bay, the little fishing village on the Bjoulsae was a welcome rest.[51]
1E 808Ra Gada arrives in Hammerfell.[52]
  • A warrior wave of Yokudans, the Ra Gada, drives the beastfolk and Nedic peoples from Volenfell. Over time, the name "Ra Gada" becomes corrupted into "Redguard", and the race claims Hammerfell as their homeland. The beastfolk refugees escape from Hammerfell and join the Orcs at Orsinium.[4]
1E 853 — The Corelanya Clan are exterminated by Yokudan colonists
  • Led by King Xakhwan of Yath, the Yokudans face the Corelanya clan at the Ash'abah Pass and finally drive them from Hammerfell. King Xakhwan was killed during the conflict and was succeeded by one of his sons.[53][54]
1E 874 — Warlord Thulgeg's army of Orcs and Goblins are driven from Hammerfell by the Yokudans

Tenth Century[edit]

1E 900Northpoint is founded
  • Captain Yric Flowdys establishes Northpoint around 1E 900 [56] as a waystation to accommodate trade route vessels, although some sources state it was established during the 9th century.[57]
1E 907 — The Direnni repel an attempted Redguard invasion.
  • Vilified by their former vassals, the remnants of the Direnni clan repel an attack on the Isle of Balfiera.[40]
1E 946 — Creation of Shinji's Credo
1E 948King Joile writes to Gaiden Shinji proposing an assault on Orsinium.
  • Recorded in the Annals of Daggerfall, the letter contains the following reference: "The Orcs have been much plaguing the Wayresters and impeding traffic to the heart of the land.".[51]
1E 950 — Assault on Orsinium begins.
  • The annihilation of the Orcish capital Orsinium begins through the joint efforts of Daggerfall, the new kingdom of Sentinel, and the Order of Diagna. It takes constant effort over 30 years to drive the Orcs from their capital.[59][60]
1E 973 — The Memory Stone of Makela Leki is found.
1E 980Orsinium is defeated.
  • The annihilation of the Orcish capital Orsinium by a joint effort of Daggerfall, the new kingdom of Sentinel, and the now extinct Order of the Diagna.[59][60] The scattering of the Orcs from southeastern High Rock made the river route to the Bay more accessible.[51] Over the next several years, with the Bjoulsae River opened, inter-provincial trade flourishes. Within a decade, the village of Wayrest is transformed into a major city.[12]
1E 983Evermore is founded.

Eleventh Century[edit]

1E 1029High Rock is admitted into the Alessian Empire.
  • After the legions of Empress Hestra deposed King Styriche of Verkarth, Styriche fled west with his infamous Gray Host of vampires and werewolves, pillaging along the way. The Gray Host was halted by the Bangkorai Garrison of High Rock, and Hestra's forces killed the survivors. Impressed by the Bangkorai Garrison's actions, Hestra allowed High Rock to be admitted into the Empire.[55] House Dorell of Northpoint and House Montclair are granted a barony.[57][63]
1E 1030The Legend of Red Eagle.
1E 1033Alessians take on piracy in Black Marsh.
  • Empress Hestra, fed up with the pirates hiding in the depths of Black Marsh, calls for the head of the most famous brigand, "Red" Bramman, as part of a larger campaign. Their incursion provided some of the first outsider accounts on the true culture of the land of the Argonians.[65]
1E 1051 — Vinicius Imbrex becomes Archbishop of Chorrol.
  • During his 36 year tenure, he authors a list of "abominations" that should be slain in the name of Stendarr.[66]
1E 1085 — Earliest known appearance of Skingrad in records.
  • Though it is likely much older, Skingrad is first mentioned in ancient genealogical records around this time.[67]

Twelfth Century[edit]

1E 1100 — The kingdom of Wayrest is founded.
  • Wayrest's rapid expansion following the defeat of Orsinium in 1E 980 culminates the merchant power earning the right to be called a kingdom.[51]
1E 1102 — Warlord Ceyran dies
  • A minor Ayleid warlord rumored to be a devotee of Molag Bal, he is best known for building and losing three separate dominions during his long life. He was killed by an unknown assassin.[68]
1E 1152 — Earliest known appearance of Bravil in records.
  • Though the Ayleids had long settled the Bravil region,[69] and humans presumably settled the area soon after displacing them, Bravil is first mentioned in genealogical records around this time.[67]
1E 1167 — Earliest known appearance of Bruma in records.
  • Though it is likely much older, Bruma is first mentioned in ancient genealogical records around this time.[67]
1E 1188Fervidius Tharn becomes Arch-Prelate of the Alessian Order.[11]

Thirteenth Century[edit]

1E 1270 — Merchant-Lord Etien Lenac claims the throne of Wayrest by supposedly bribing the nobility.[70]

Fourteenth Century[edit]

1E 1301 — Sack of Skywatch
1E 1306 — Hyperagonal Collapse Incident
  • Twenty-seven Psijic Monks are converted into thin films of glistening liminal particles after an incident at the Eldbur Monastery for Mystic Inquiry on Summerset Isle.[72]

Fifteenth Century[edit]

1E 1427Battle of Duncreigh Bridge
  • The battle between Anticlere and the neighbouring hamlet of Sensford. It is celebrated each year by Anticlere with a march down Sensford's main street, usually resulting in many injuries and sometimes brief wars between the towns' knightly orders. The battle ultimately achieves nothing, as both sides continue to boast of their own antique lineage.[10]

The Dragon Break[edit]

The longest Dragon Break ever known, sometimes called the Middle Dawn, is said to take place across much of Tamriel for one thousand and eight years.[73] Some scholars think the whole matter was the result of an error in a timeline.[74] It was a "timeless time",[73] and from exactly when to when it occurs is unknown.

Twenty-Third Century[edit]

1E 2200 — The Sload release the Thrassian Plague.[26][75]
  • For the next several centuries, this brutal plague devastates more than half of Tamriel's population, concentrated along the western coast nearest to Thras.[4]
1E 2260 — The All Flags Navy
  • A massive fleet, comprising ships from every nation of Tamriel, sails against the Sload in retribution for the Thrassian Plague, sinking their kingdom with mighty magics.[62][76]

Twenty-Fourth Century[edit]

1E 2305High Rock secedes from the Alessian Empire.
  • In response to the excesses of the Alessian Order, High Rock secedes from the Alessian Empire, over a thousand years after being admitted. The Bangkorai Garrison successfully fends off the wrathful Legions of Piety and Grace under Abbot-General Priscus Mactator, who had been sent to forcibly reclaim the wayward region.[55]
1E 2321 — The War of Righteousness begins.
1E 2331 — The War of Righteousness ends.
  • After a decade of conflict, the War of Righteousness concludes and the Alessian Order and Empire are dissolved. The Empire's former territories solidify their independence, and its heartland, Cyrodiil, splits into Eastern and Western halves that continue to diverge culturally over the following centuries.[26]

Twenty-Eighth Century[edit]

1E 2702 — Wayrest City moves to Gardners Estate.
  • The entire population of the city is forced to move into the walled estate of the Gardners as protection against pirates, Akaviri raiders, and the Thrassian Plague.[51]
1E 2703 — The First Akaviri Invasion occurs
1E 2704 — Emperor Reman divides the Reach between High Rock and Skyrim
  • In an attempt to limit the possibility of the Reachmen uniting against him, Emperor Reman Cyrodiil divided their territory between the provinces of Skyrim and High Rock. The natives resisted fiercely, and there was never a decade when the troops of Solitude or Evermore wouldn't be sent in an attempt to pacify them.[78]
1E 2714Valenwood is conquered by the Second Empire.
  • After centuries of unrelenting warfare along the border with Cyrodiil and a plague from Thras, the land of the Bosmer finally falls to the Second Empire.[1] Although the province became occupied by the Imperial Legion and the Kingdom of Grahtwood was established, they continued to experience resistance from some natives for several years.[79][80]
1E 2729 — The city-state of Southpoint was founded on the 1st of Rain's Hand.
  • After Governor Zantonius had fought a raid of Wood Orcs at Reman's Bluff, he was awarded a plot of land for a fort. But he converted it into a fortified settlement, which later became Southpoint.[81]
1E 2762 — Emperor Reman I dies.[82]
1E 2762 — Emperor Kastav is crowned.[83]
1E 2790 — Tjurhane Fyrre is born.
  • The great Ayleid (Wild Elf) sage Tjurhane Fyrre is born.[84]
1E 2794 — Reman II is born.[82]

Twenty-Ninth Century[edit]

1E 2801 — Emperor Kastav takes hostages in Skyrim.
  • Emperor Kastav orders the Dragonguard to seize hostages from Markarth and Hroldan to ensure that the jarls would meet their conscription quotas. This is the latest in a series of such orders, and the official objections of the Master at Sky Haven Temple are denied per usual.[85]
1E 2804 — The Winterhold Rebellion begins.
  • A rebellion breaks out in Winterhold. The Dragonguard refuses orders to be sent to suppress the revolt, as it violates their Oath of Allegiance.[85]
1E 2804 — Emperor Reman II assumes the throne of Cyrodiil.
  • Reman II deposes the incompetent Kastav and is credited with negotiating an end to the Winterhold Rebellion and leading the Second Empire into a golden age. He would later begin a war of conquest against Argonia and Morrowind.[86] His coronation took place later in 1E 2812.[82]
1E 2805Sky Haven Temple is besieged.
  • An Akaviri commander named Kalion, rejected from the Dragonguard, is sent to suppress the Winterhold Rebellion. The locals soon besiege the Dragonguard's temple in the Reach, as they do not distinguish between Akaviri. The siege is lifted one year later.[85]
1E 2811 — The Blackwater War begins.
1E 2812 — Kastav dies.
  • After living in exile for several years, the deposed emperor dies in the Murkmire region of Black Marsh.[88]
1E 2812 — Construction of Alduin's Wall begins.
1E 2813 — Cyrodilic replaces High Elven.
  • Across Tamriel, Cyrodilic, the precursor to the modern Tamrielic language, replaces High Elven as the language of all legal documents.[12]
1E 2815 — Reports of dragons persist in Skyrim.
1E 2818 — Construction of Alduin's Wall is completed.
1E 2820Eric of Guis lives among the Altmer.
  • The emissary of the Second Empire wrote many vitriolic rants against the denizens of Summerset Isle during his time there. These were later accepted as "reliable" accounts by human scholars of the Third Era.[89]
1E 2820 — Governor Pomptinus is appointed the ruler of Craglorn by Reman II
  • During his administration he built the sewers beneath Elinhir, considered to one of his greatest public works undertaken.[90]
1E 2837 — The province of Black Marsh is created.
  • The Second Empire succeeds in seizing a large part of the swamplands of Argonia to create the province of Black Marsh. Its provincial status was revoked after the dissolution of the Second Empire.[75]
1E 2840 — The Four-Score War begins.
1E 2843 — Emperor Reman II dies.
  • According to the inscription on his tomb in Sancre Tor, he dies "in battle against the Dark Elves".[82]
1E 2843 — Emperor Brazollus Dor is crowned.
  • The little-known Brazollus Dor disdains the responsibilities of governing, preferring to spend his time at his country estate near Skingrad while his Potentate, Sidri-Ashak, handled all matters of state. This is said to be the emperor's wisest decision, as Sidri-Ashak proved to be a gifted administrator and man of integrity.[83]
1E 2871Dragonguard slay the dragon Krahjotdaan in the southern Jerall Mountains.[91]
1E 2877 — Emperor Reman III is crowned.[82]
1E 2899 — Empress Tavia is accused of treason and imprisoned in Black Marsh.

Thirtieth Century[edit]

1E 2902 — Reign of Jinninji-ri, Mane of Elsweyr.[92]
1E 2906 — The Khuras mines collapse.
  • The extensive mines in Glenumbra, once famous as a source of crystals and gems, are abandoned after a ceiling collapse renders most of the tunnels inaccessible.[93]
1E 2911 — The War of the Uvichil begins.[71]
1E 2917 — The War of the Uvichil ends.[71]
1E 2920Gilverdale is destroyed by Molag Bal.
1E 2920 — The last year of the First Era.


  • 1.  Several sources conflate Harald's reign with his entire life. The book Frontier, Conquest accredits the years 1E 113 to 221 to him (108 years), and both the Daggerfall Chronicles and 1st Edition Pocket Guide state that he died at the age of 108, meaning that 1E 113 must have been the year of his birth. The 3rd Edition Pocket Guide also states "In the 113th year of the First Era, the entirety of modern Skyrim was under the reign of King Harald", suggesting his birth and reign coincided. A stone etching in Windhelm states that his rule in Windhelm began in 1E 143.
  • 2.  The Daggerfall Chronicles has some differences in its timeline. It refers to Vrage as the youngest son of Hjalmer. In the light of the clear statement in King Edward, Part X, it seems this is a mistake and both were sons of Harald. It also traces the Nords' expulsion from Morrowind and High Rock to 1E 401.
  • 3.  Yokudan dates are usually given in books in "the old way of reckoning". Using information from Destri Melarg's book Divad the Singer, however, any Yokudan date can be translated to its Tamrielic equivalent by subtracting 1636. It should be noted that these dates may not be completely accurate, since Melarg isn't exact in his statement.
  • 4.  There's some suggestion that the events surrounding Gaiden Shinji and the Siege of Orsinium occurred several centuries before the tenth century. A loading screen in Skyrim dates Shinji's Credo back to 1E 490, not 946. The Poison Song, Book I takes place in 1E 675, but treats the Siege of Orsinium as having already occurred.


  1. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Wilds Remain: ValenwoodImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  2. ^ Before the Ages of ManAicantar of Shimerene
  3. ^ Fragment: On ArtaeumTaurce il-Anselma
  4. ^ a b c d e Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Other LandsImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  5. ^ Skorm Snow-Strider's JournalSkorm Snow-Strider
  6. ^ a b c Frontier, ConquestUniversity of Gwylim Press, 3E 344
  7. ^ Memorial plaque in Windhelm
  8. ^ King's Belt Plate antiquity description
  9. ^ Ayleid Survivals in ValenwoodCuinur of Cloudrest, 4th Tier Scholar of Tamrielic Minutiae
  10. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: High RockImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  11. ^ a b c House Tharn of NibenayCount Opius Voteporix
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow
  13. ^ a b King Edward, Part X
  14. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: SkyrimImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  15. ^ a b The Legendary Sancre TorMatera Chapel
  16. ^ a b Shezarr and the DivinesFaustillus Junius
  17. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Seat of Sundered Kings: CyrodiilImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  18. ^ a b c The Song of Pelinal
  19. ^ a b c d e f g The Last King of the AyleidsHerminia Cinna
  20. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: All the Eras of Man, A Comprehensive History of our HistoryImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  21. ^ Kyne's Aegis loading screen in ESO
  22. ^ a b c A History of DaggerfallOdiva Gallwood
  23. ^ a b c Cleansing of the Fane
  24. ^ Trials of St. Alessia
  25. ^ The Amulet of KingsWenengrus Monhona
  26. ^ a b c d Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: CyrodiilImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h Rislav The RighteousSinjin
  28. ^ A Life of Strife and StruggleKing Laloriaran Dynar
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h Redguards, Their History and Their HeroesDestri Melarg
  30. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: MorrowindImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  31. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: HammerfellImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  32. ^ a b A stone etching in Windhelm
  33. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Ra Gada: HammerfellImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  34. ^ Origins of the Khajiiti Martial TraditionTendwuayne, Sapiarch of Foreign Customs
  35. ^ Elven Artifacts vIIIIth-Mok
  36. ^ a b Memorial plaque in Windhelm
  37. ^ The Final LessonAegrothius Goth
  38. ^ a b Five Songs of King Wulfharth
  39. ^ A Warning to the Aldmeri DominionErystera Ligen
  40. ^ a b The Bretons: Mongrels or Paragons?Phrastus of Elinhir
  41. ^ OnceBeredalmo the Signifier
  42. ^ The description of House Montclair Celebratory Sparkle Stick in ESO
  43. ^ a b Varieties of Faith...Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
  44. ^ The Nirnroot MissiveSinderion
  45. ^ Iliath Temple loading screen in ESO
  46. ^ The Battle of Red MountainVivec
  47. ^ Nerevar at Red Mountainthe Tribunal Temple
  48. ^ Dwemer Inquiries Vol IThelwe Ghelein, Scholar
  49. ^ The Falmer: A StudyUrsa Uthrax
  50. ^ a b Divad the SingerDestri Melarg
  51. ^ a b c d e Wayrest, Jewel Of The BaySathyr Longleat
  52. ^ Holidays of the Iliac BayTheth-i
  53. ^ Prince Haqmir's dialogue in ESO
  54. ^ The Initiation quest in ESO
  55. ^ a b c Bangkorai, Shield of High Rock — King Eamond
  56. ^ Northpoint Founding Coin antiquity codex entry in ESO
  57. ^ a b Northpoint: An AssessmentChancellor Regina Troivois
  58. ^ A cistern in the Imperial City Arena
  59. ^ a b Newgate's War Of BetonyVulper Newgate
  60. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: OrsiniumImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  61. ^ From The Memory Stone of Makela LekiMakela Leki
  62. ^ a b The Royal House of King EamondSeneschal Derric Andras of Castle Evermore
  63. ^ Hildune's Secret Refuge loading screen in ESO
  64. ^ The Legend of Red EagleTredayn Dren
  65. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The War with the Trees: Argonia and the Black MarshImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  66. ^ The Four AbominationsVinicius Imbrex, Archbishop of Chorrol, 1E 10511087
  67. ^ a b c Imbel Genealogy
  68. ^ Ceyran, Warlord of Rulanyil's FallMerethic Society
  69. ^ Daughter of the NibenSathyr Longleat
  70. ^ Kingmaker's Trove antiquity codex entry in ESO
  71. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Blessed Isle: Alinor and the SummersetsImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  72. ^ Eldbur Ruins loading screen in ESO
  73. ^ a b Where Were You ... Dragon Broke — Various
  74. ^ The Dragon Break Re-ExaminedFal Droon
  75. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Wild RegionsImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  76. ^ Journal of Tsona-Ei — Tsona-Ei
  77. ^ Legacy of the DragonguardKiasa-Veda, the Chronicler of Blades
  78. ^ The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Northern Bangkorai and the MountainsFlaccus Terentius, 2E 581
  79. ^ The Fall and Rise of Reman's BluffPraetor Aemilianus Lector
  80. ^ Cathedral of the Golden Path loading screen in ESO
  81. ^ The Founding of Southpointthe Provincial Office of Governor Zantonius
  82. ^ a b c d e f Epitaph on a tomb in Sancre Tor
  83. ^ a b High King Emeric Answers Your QuestionsHigh King Emeric
  84. ^ The Wild ElvesKier-Jo Chorvak
  85. ^ a b c d e f Annals of the DragonguardBrother Annulus
  86. ^ Reman II: The Limits of AmbitionHigh King Emeric
  87. ^ The Blackwater WarValenca Arvina, Historian-in-Residence at Gwylim University
  88. ^ Emperor Kastav's Epitaph — Honor Guard Captain Sadineras-Kor
  89. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Aldmeri DominionImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  90. ^ Elinhir Sewerworks loading screen in ESO
  91. ^ Atlas of DragonsBrother Mathnan
  92. ^ Shazah's dialogue in ESO
  93. ^ Mines of Khuras loading screen in ESO
  94. ^ a b c 2920, The Last Year of the First EraCarlovac Townway

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.

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