The Meridian Purified are beings, such as mortals, beasts, and Daedra, that have been lustrated for purification by the Daedric Prince Meridia. For mortals, this usually involves being stripped of their will and bestowed with the gift of immortality for the purpose of serving her for all eternity. The Purified are imbued with a golden radiance within their bodies that cause their eyes and veins to emit a glow. Beings who join the ranks of the Purified include those who willingly pledge themselves to Meridia's service, as well the unwilling, such as those who defy her. They are also referred to as Lustrants by Dremora, though this is sometimes used as a catch-all term to refer to Meridia's followers.[UOL 1]
A notable example of a willing convert was the Ayleid King Narilmor, who guarded one half of the ancient relic known as the Wrathstone in the Ayleid ruins of Garlas Malatar for three thousand years. An entire Imperial expedition was forcibly converted when they uncovered the power hidden within Garlas Malatar, serving as unwilling protectors of the Wrathstone. In 2E 583, the treasure hunter Tharayya accompanied by Undaunted adventurers uncovered the horrors that took place in Garlas Malatar. The expedition fought off hordes of the Meridian Purified who attempted to convert them, including King Narilmor. Despite the resistance, the adventurers were ultimately successful in retrieving the right side half of the Wrathstone.
An example of beasts becoming Purified are creatures "elevated" from Nirn, such as Sabre Cats. These beasts are rumored to dwell in Meridia's realm, the Colored Rooms, in a menagerie. One instance of Daedra becoming Purified is when the Daedric Prince Nocturnal invaded Meridia's realm, allowing Evergloam Daedrats to cross into it. After the failed invasion, the Daedrats were rounded up, purified, and then banished to Nirn as Lustrated Daedrats. Lustrants were at one point imprisoned in the Lightless Oubliette in Coldharbour.
- Tharayya's dialogue in the ESO: Wrathstone
- Meridian Sabre Cat mount description in ESO
- Lustrated Daedrat pet description in ESO
- Meridian Sabre Cub pet description in ESO
- King Narilmor's dialogue in the ESO: Wrathstone
- Meridian Purified skin description in ESO
- The Lightless Oubliette
- Face Meridia's Minions Within the Depths of Malatar on the official ESO website
- The Guiding Light quest in ESO
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.