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Ocato of Firsthold (?b - ~4E 15)[edit]

Ocato of Firsthold was the Imperial Battlemage of Tamriel and Lord High Chancellor of the Elder Council to Emperor Uriel Septim VII. Ocato later took on the title of Potentate during the Stormcrown Interregnum, after the fall of the Septim Dynasty, therein serving as the de facto ruler of the Third Empire until his assassination circa 4E 15.[nb 1]

Saint Octavien, Priest of Arkay (fl. before 2E 582)[edit]

Saint Octavien was a priest of Arkay. Little is known about his life, but more is known about his death and legacy. He was killed by Daedra worshippers with a scythe. His death has been remembered by the Bretons, and the scythe has become a holy relic of Arkay. The damaged weapon was preserved in the Lorkrata Hills, and a piece of it was retrieved by the knights in 2E 582 to combat the undead armies that assaulted Rivenspire.

Bronze talismans depicting the image of Saint Octavien were a common form of his representation.


Odahviing is a red dragon whose name means Winged Snow Hunter (or literally Snow Hunter Wing) in the Dragon Language.

He was likely slain some time in the Merethic Era, perhaps during the Dragon War, although his soul was not devoured. Like many dragons, his remains were retrieved by members of the Dragon Cult, and he was buried in a dragon mound near the Skyrim city of Riften. The location of his grave was discovered through interrogation of Dragon Cultists by the Akaviri Dragonguard, and was later documented by the Blades in 2E 373.

In 4E 201, Odahviing was returned to life by Alduin and became his ally. After the Last Dragonborn failed to defeat Alduin on Mundus, Odahviing was targeted for interrogation. The Dragonborn called his name through the use of the thu'um, which dragons perceive as a challenge. By following the call, Odahviing was lured into Dragonsreach, the castle in Whiterun which was used by King Olaf One-Eye to imprison the dragon Numinex in the First Era. With the help of the Jarl of Whiterun, the Dragonborn used an ancient dragon trap to capture Odahviing. Ensnared and defeated, Odahviing spoke with the Dragonborn and revealed that Alduin had retreated to Sovngarde. In return for his freedom, he agreed to bring the Dragonborn to Skuldafn Temple, an ancient ruin located high in the Velothi Mountains reachable only by flight, where a portal to Sovngarde was located.

After Alduin's defeat in Sovngarde, Odahviing allied himself with the Dragonborn and provided aid in battle when called. He was uninterested in the Way of the Voice, and thought that Paarthurnax was foolish for trying to convert the remaining dragons to the philosophy. Odahviing remained at the Throat of the World, seemingly of no great concern to the reformed Blades.

Odar the Brave (?b - ?d)[edit]

Odar the Brave was a Nord king of unspecified origin, who was renowned for defeating an army of Ogres, led by an Ogre king, who plagued his land before being raised to kingship.

Saint Ohmandil (fl. before 2E 582)[edit]

Saint Ohmandil was a revered figure among the Altmer.

Ohmandil attained sainthood at some point before 2E 582. Their circlet was kept as a holy relic inside the Torinaan, among other prized items of religious and cultural value such as The Sceptre of Aldarch Salinsoril, The Silvered Skull of Aldarch Castaarie, Syrabane's Sacred Medallion, The Broken Blade of Pamenya, Saint Terilde's Fingerbone Golden Lute of the First Monastic, and Lockmaster's Sigil of Xarxes.

King Olaf One-Eye (?b - 1E 452)[edit]

King Olaf One-Eye was a First Era Nord Jarl of Whiterun (and later High King of Skyrim) famous for imprisoning the Dragon Numinex within his palace, which was dubbed Dragonsreach in honor of this feat. Olaf purportedly confronted the dragon with some of his troops on top of Mount Anthor, where he used the Thu'um to aid him in a duel which ended in Numinex's defeat. Olaf then conveyed the dragon back to Whiterun where he imprisoned it in his castle. Numinex was purportedly imprisoned there until his death. After death, the dragon's skull was kept as a trophy, and was still on the wall above the throne in Dragonsreach, where it has remained into modern times.

Due to his fame, Olaf was eventually named High King of Skyrim. However, his reign, which started in 1E 420 and lasted 32 years, saw its share of controversy. Notably, the bard Svaknir wrote a scathing verse decrying him as a fraud and a tyrant. Olaf responded by imprisoning the bard and destroying every copy of the verse which could be found. Ancient bard texts, perhaps inspired by Svaknir, claimed that Olaf and his men came upon a weakened Numinex and captured the dragon without significant effort, and fabricated the orthodox tale to ensure his place as Jarl and possibly to aid in his bid to become High King. Believers of the non orthodox account would speculate just how exactly Olaf pulled off the feat of imprisoning Numinex, some of the theories were that Olaf came upon Numinex while he was asleep, others that he struck a deal with him, and some theories even went as far as to speculate that Olaf himself was the Dragon Numinex who was able to polymorph between human and dragon forms. An effigy of Olaf is ritually burned in Solitude as part of an annual festival known as "The Burning of King Olaf". However, Olaf is still remembered in Skyrim for reuniting the province after the War of Succession and for conquering The Reach. For more information, see the lore article.

Olava the Fair, Living Saint of Mara (?b - 3E 433)[edit]

A Living Saint of Mara towards the close of the Third Era. Olava worked tirelessly at the Great Chapel of Mara in the impoverished city of Bravil, a task she often found daunting. Olava was brutally slaughtered alongside her fellow chapel residents in an attack by a group of Aurorans sent by Umaril the Unfeathered to desecrate the chapel as part of his war against the Nine Divines.

Olmgerd the Outlaw (fl. 1E 3rd century)[edit]

Bastard son of Harald Hand-Free. He and his brothers Hjalmer and Vrage the Gifted ruled over the First Empire of the Nords after their father's death in 1E 221. He fought and died in present-day Morrowind, where he was buried "as befits a Nord lord's son": on his ship, in the Tukushapal caverns, with his riches and his enchanted axe named Stormkiss.[1][2]

Saint Olms the Just (fl. before 2E 582)[edit]

Saint Olms the Just is the Dunmeri patron saint of Chandlers and Clerks and the patron saint of House Indoril.. Olms was the founder of the Ordinators, and was responsible for the conceiving and articulating the Inquisitorial principles of testing, ordeal, and forced repentance. Olms was canonized by the Tribunal, and shrines to him could be found in Tribunal temples.

Saint Osla, the Saint of Sancre Tor (fl. 2E 852)[edit]

Saint Osla, also known as the Saint of Sancre Tor, was a Second Era healer. She was present at the Sack of Sancre Tor, an early battle during the Tiber War that took place in 2E 852 at the city of Sancre Tor. She would later be canonized as an Imperial saint by the Church.

In the Third Era, a statue titled "The Touch of the Healer's Hand" was erected in the town of Chorrol, just inside the main gate. Known locally as "the fountain", this statue depicts Saint Osla ministering to the fallen at the Sack of Sancre Tor. It was erected in memory of all who died in that great battle. The district near the town's main gate came to be known as Fountain Gate following its construction. At some point, the statue seemingly was indeed a fountain and was surrounded by a pool, but by 3E 433 it had dried up.

The Oracle (fl. 3E 402 - 417)[edit]

The Oracle (sometimes Oracle of Hammerfell) was a wise woman and seer from Hammerfell in the Third Era. Although blind, she was said to be the wisest woman in Tamriel, and traditionally served as counselor to the monarchs of Sentinel. She "gave [her] eyes to the gods", but gained the ability to see the future "through their eyes". The Oracle was assisted by a former noble known as the Acolyte.

A book written by the Scenarist Guild, The Daggerfall Chronicles, was found in a shrine to the Oracle after being smuggled out of their guildhall in the Dragontail Mountains.

Oreyn Bearclaw (fl. mid 2E)[edit]

Son of King Faume Toad-Eye, Oreyn Bearclaw was a respected Dunmer[3] hunter, and a future leader who was one of Valenwood's most legendary heroes. Bosmeri legend claims Oreyn single-handedly defeated Glenhwyfaunva, the witch-serpent of the Elven wood, forever bringing peace to his clan. Oreyn would go on to accomplish numerous other deeds, but eventually lost his life to the Knahaten Flu. His Helm stood as a monument of his stature for future generations to remember.[4] Some claim that many of the deeds Oreyn was made famous for were actually done by his Orc companion, Kharag Gro-Khar.[3] His known bloodline includes both Bosmeri[5] and Dunmeri descendants.[6][7]

King Orgnum (?b - 3E 110)[edit]

Orgnum (also spelled as Orghum, and known as the "Immortal Monarch", "Sorcerer-King", "Serpent-king", "Young King", "Snake-King", "Snake Wizard", and formally King Orgnum, Voice of the Free Maormer People, commander of Twelve-Dozen-and-One mighty ships) is the Aldmer ruler of the island kingdom of Pyandonea. He is said to have a close circle regarding military matters, with the core clans of Pyandonea owing loyalty to him, considered to be organized and well-disciplined in martial forces.

Count Ormellius Goldwine (?b - 3E 433)[edit]

Imperial ruler of Kvatch at the very start of the Oblivion Crisis. His city was destroyed, and he was killed in his quarters by Daedra, only a short time after Emperor Uriel Septim VII and his known heirs were assassinated by the Mythic Dawn.[8] The Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition, gives the name of the Count of Kvatch as "Haderus Goldwine", and says both the count's sons and heirs died in some sort of unfortunate dispute over inheritance, causing the count to fall into mourning.[9]

Vateshran Ovra (fl. 2E 582)[edit]

Vateshran Ovra was one of the Reachfolk historians and storytellers active in 2E 582, during the period of Interregnum. She was the keeper of the tale of the meeting between Rada al-Saran and Red Eagle and the custodian of the sacred cave underneath Red Eagle Redoubt.

Orvas Dren (fl. 3E 427)[edit]

Orvas Dren was the younger brother of Duke Vedam Dren of Ebonheart and lived on a plantation near Pelagiad as the Kingpin of the Camonna Tong at the end of Third Era.[10]

Dragon Priest Otar the Mad‎‎ (Merethic Era - 4E 201)[edit]

Otar the Mad was a high ranking member of the Dragon Cult, and a Dragon Priest in the Merethic Era. He also was known as the mad-king of Ragnvald. Otar, never truly deceased, had been sealed within Ragnvald's tomb. His slumber was disrupted, and he was reawakened during the Fourth Era.

Baron Othrok (fl. 3E 253 - 257)[edit]

Baron Othrok was a Baron of Dwynnen, who ruled the barony in the middle of the Third Era. Although the Baron definitely existed, it is difficult to separate the truth from legends that have arisen around him.

One legend deals with the foundation of the barony itself, and how, in 3E 253, the Baron led an army of animals and men in a victorious battle against the undead armies of Castle Wightmoor at the Battle of Wightmoor. Although it is unclear whether this is literally true or not, the people of the barony celebrate a holiday called Othroktide on the 5th of Sun's Dawn each year in memory of the battle.

The Baron is even more famous as the man who stopped the invasion of the Camoran Usurper in 3E 267. Although the credit given to the Baron is probably overstated, it was at the Battle of Firewaves—not in Dwynnen itself, but nearby—that the combined armies of Dwynnen, Ykalon, Phrygias, and Kambria defeated the Usurper and restored peace to Tamriel.