Lore:Imperial Saints

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The Imperial Saints are pious individuals venerated by the Church, the majority religion among Imperials.[1][2][3] Devotions are often made to them as a group, known collectively as the Communion of Saints.[4]

Many saints are historical figures who continue to be revered long after death.[1][3][5] The Church also venerates Living Saints, individuals who have received a calling to live by the commands of their chosen Divine as an example to others.[6] It is believed that saints are blessed by the Divines with a second sight and that they do not view the world as other mortals do.[7] Saints are buried in the graves of Green Emperor Way among other important figures in the Empire.[4]

The practice of saint-eating was popular in the First Era before it was banned at some point prior to 1E 2877.[8][9] This involved the disinterring of a saint's body for use as an ingredient in the preparation of food. However, apocryphal accounts suggest the practice did not immediately cease.[8] An ancient text called the "Scroll of Precursor Saints" was supposedly discovered by Abnur Tharn in the vaults of the White-Gold Tower in 2E 541.[10]

List of Saints[edit]

Notes[edit]

See Also[edit]

  • Bretonic Saints — Saints venerated by the Bretons of High Rock.
  • Temple Saints — Saints of the Tribunal Temple.
  • Drake of Blades — Immortal guardian of the Dragonfires who wielded precognitive powers akin to those of the Imperial Saints.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sir Ralvas' dialogue in Knights of the Nine
  2. ^ Carodus Oholin's dialogue in Knights of the Nine
  3. ^ a b c Guide to ChorrolAlessia Ottus
  4. ^ a b Guide to the Imperial CityAlessia Ottus
  5. ^ a b Decentius Opsius' dialogue in Oblivion
  6. ^ a b Olava the Fair's dialogue in Oblivion
  7. ^ Father Egnatius' dialogue in ESO
  8. ^ a b c The Feast of Saint CoelliciaArfons Jellicandante, Expert on Nibenese Cuisine
  9. ^ Epitaph on a tomb in Sancre Tor in Oblivion
  10. ^ House Tharn of NibenayCount Opius Voteporix
  11. ^ Shezarr and the DivinesFaustillus Junius
  12. ^ Philius Dormeir's dialogue in ESO
  13. ^ Synnolian Tunifus' dialogue in Morrowind
  14. ^ Guide to CheydinhalAlessia Ottus
  15. ^ St. Jahn's Wort in Oblivion
  16. ^ Saint Kaladas Body Markings in ESO
  17. ^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Official Game Guide — Peter Olafson
  18. ^ The Prophet's dialogue in Knights of the Nine
  19. ^ Generic Imperial idle dialogue at Fort Frostmoth in Bloodmoon
  20. ^ Prior Maborel's dialogue in Oblivion