Lore:Lovidicus

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Lord Lovidicus
OB-npc-Lord Lovidicus.jpg
Lord Lovidicus circa 3E 433
Race Imperial Gender Male
Born 3rd Era
Died 3E 433
Cyrodiil
Resided in Crowhaven
Appears in Oblivion

The Lord Lovidicus was an Imperial nobleman of high birth who lived in Cyrodiil during the Third Era. He was stricken with vampirism and became undead, but managed to hide his secret and continued to pose as a mortal. He resided in Crowhaven, a fort in County Anvil along the Gold Coast. He was likely a member of the Cyrodiil Vampyrum Order.

After two hundred years of walking Tamriel as a vampire, Lord Lovidicus fell in love with an Orc servant named Luktuv gro-Malog. Miraculously, Lovidicus impregnated Luktuv, and they decided to name the child Agronak. Blinded by love, he told her of his secret. Luktuv was appalled and fled the fortress, locking Lovidicus in his private quarters. Trapped, he slowly went insane as his hunger for blood grew, and Crowhaven was left for ruin.[1] The fort's burial halls became home to a group of feral vampires.

Luktuv moved to the Imperial City and had a son. Apparently gifted with inhuman abilities due to his vampiric lineage, Agronak gro-Malog went on to become the Grand Champion of the Imperial City Arena, and became famously known as the Gray Prince. Luktuv told him of his noble birth, but fabricated a story of being chased from the fort by a jealous Lady Lovidicus in favor of telling Agronak that his father was a vampire.[2] There is no proof that Lady Lovidicus ever existed.

In 3E 433, Luktuv died. Before she passed away, she gave Agronak the key to the private quarters of Crowhaven, telling him it would unlock the secret of his birth. Agronak was anxious to prove his birthright and show the world that an Orc can be noble in blood as well as deed, but his training prevented him from journeying to Crowhaven. In his place, he sent a fellow Arena combatant. The combatant freed Lord Lovidicus, but after decades of hunger, the vampire attacked the combatant and was slain. The combatant located the Journal of the Lord Lovidicus and returned it to Agronak. Although grateful, Agronak was devastated to learn that he was "a monster", and became suicidal. As such, he made no attempt to fight back when challenged for his rank, and died in the Arena later that year.[3]

Notes[edit]

  • According to the document Minutes of the Elder Council, an individual named Lovidicus held the position of Chief Councilor of the Elder Council in the mid-Second Era. It is unclear if there is any connection between Lord Lovidicus and Chief Councilor Lovidicus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Journal of the Lord LovidicusLord Lovidicus
  2. ^ Agronak's dialogue in Oblivion
  3. ^ Likely events of Oblivion

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