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A kalpa is an epoch of time consisting of the birth, life and death of that specific period.[1] For example, the Dawn Era and its chaos is said to have been the end of a previous kalpa, and the beginning of another.[UOL 1] These segments of time are sometimes subject to interruptions called Dragon Breaks.


  • The Nords and Dragons believe that the current kalpa is a byproduct of its predecessor's destruction at the hands of Alduin the World-Eater.[2]
  • It is said that the "half-Elf" Umaril's divine father hailed from the previous kalpa.[3]


  1. ^ Paarthurnax's dialogue in Skyrim
  2. ^ Varieties of Faith...Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
  3. ^ The Song of Pelinal, v 3

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. ^ World-Eating 101
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