Darius Shano (?b - ?d)
According to myth, Darius Shano was a prolific Breton writer who lived in Daenia sometime in the Third Era. He was a subject of a wager between Sheogorath and Vaernima on who could make Darius be more hated by the populace. From the age of nineteen, for ten years his dreams were imbued by Vaernima with scenes of abject horror and he went on to write about those dreams, causing disgust and sensation for many of his contemporaries. For the next ten years, Sheogorath sealed his link to Vaernima, putting an end to his source of inspiration. As time went by, he began to think Vaernima was never there to supplement his dreams, which led him to question the existence of gods in general. Darius, in turn, started to write extensively on the foolishness of Tamriel's faithful, serfs and nobility alike. Naturally, this produced actual hatred for Darius, unrivaled by that made from his previous works. This culminated, ten years later, with his final work – "The Noblest Fool" – in which he ridiculed Tiber Septim's status as the Ninth Divine. The king of Daenia, himself a victim of ridicule by Darius' philosophical works, used this as a pretext to have Darius executed, causing Vaernima to lose her wager with Sheogorath.
Lord Darkworth (?b - ?d)
Darloc Brae, the Golden Beast of Anequina (?b - ?d)
Darloc Brae was a Khajiit warlord active throughout the 5th century of the First Era. In his time, he was known as the "Golden Beast of Anequina", and his conquest spanned across the northern wastelands between the Larsius River and the Eastern Strid River. Darloc Brae's reign is thought by some to be the inspiration for Anequina's modern-day martial tradition, and he made the effort to preserve Elsweyr's ancient history, despite his worship of the Fire-Cat, Merrunz.
Dearola, Daughter of Hircine (?b - ?d)
The Demiprince Dearola is the daughter of the Daedric Prince Hircine. The Song of Gwyna claims that she intermingled with Reachfolk. One of her descendants was Chief Rowolan of the Horn-stride clan, whose mythical prowess could be attributed to his lineage. However, there are several different versions of the song, all of which all lead to Rowolan's bloodline being killed.
Deldrise Morvayn (?b - ?d)
Fourth Tourbillon to the Mainspring Ever-Wound, that is, Sotha Sil. In the absence of texts by Sotha Sil himself, Morvayn's sermons are considered to be "scripture" by the Clockwork Apostles, who hold that "only the Tourbillon speaks His truth in mortal sequence". She was long dead by the middle of the Second Era.[UOL 1]
Grandmaster Delmene Hlaalu (1E ? - 2E?)
Grandmaster Delmene Hlaalu was a Dunmeri politician who lived at the end of the First Era and the beginning of the Second Era. He was the leader of the House Hlaalu in the early years of the Second Era, during the period of history directly after the end of the Four-Score War, in 1E 2920.
Delmene, who was described as an old man, wrested power from the previous house elder in a “bloodless” coup. Even though the coup was generally referred to as bloodless at least six men were killed when Delmene was taking over the leadership of House Hlaalu. During his leadership House Hlaalu amassed great wealth and prestige, exploiting the state of the Northeastern Tamriel after the Four-Score War. This period was known as Hlaalu's age of gilded glory.
Grandmaster Delphine (4E 14? - ?d)
Saint Delyn the Wise (?b - ?d)
Saint Delyn is the Dunmeri patron saint of potters and glassmakers. He was once the head of House Indoril, as well as a skilled lawyer and author of many treatises on Tribunal law and custom. One of the cantons of Vivec was named in his honor and a statue of him was erected on the upper outer levels. Naturally, many guilds of potters and glassmakers were headquartered there.
Dengeir of Stuhn (?b - ?d)
A former Jarl of Falkreath who ardently supported the Stormcloaks. The local nobles forced him to step down some time before 4E 201 and replaced him with his nephew Siddgeir, a supporter of the Empire, under the pretense that Dengeir's old age and poor health had made him unfit as Jarl. Dengeir was granted the title Thane of Falkreath, but he remained bitter and paranoid following the incident, as he believed Imperial plots and bribery were behind the transfer of power. His ancestor Vighar, a vampire who was buried alive in the infamous Falkreath graveyard, escaped around this time. Dengeir was honor-bound to stop him, so he had the Dovahkiin track down and slay Vighar. The "Stuhn" in his name is in reference to the Nordic God of Ransom and Justice.
Derek the Tall (?b - ?d)
Derik Hallin (?b - ?d)
Derik Hallin (sometimes referred as Hallin) was a Redguard warrior from the mid-First Era, best remembered as the last Ansei. He assembled several sword-singers and recovered Divad Hunding's five mythical swords to forever defeat the giant goblins that invaded Hammerfell. Derik's name is attributed to the northern city in the Fallen Wastes, Hallin's Stand and the landmark in Stros M'Kai, Hallin Falls.
Dervenin, High Priest of Mania (?b - ?d)
Dervenin is a Bosmer and the High Priest of Mania in the Shivering Isles. He preaches the Manic beliefs of Arden-Sul in the Sacellum of New Sheoth. His rival is Arctus, the Priest of Dementia. Dervenin comes to power within the Sacellum at the whim of Sheogorath; he can only preach his Manic teachings if the Cold Flame of Agnon is lit for Mania. He is responsible for aiding anyone trying to replace the Duke of Mania, which requires sacrificing the duke's Greenmote-tainted blood to Arden-Sul.
Dervenin helped Sheogorath's Champion on several occasions, working to halt the Greymarch in 3E 433. When Sheogorath abandoned the Shivering Isles, Dervenin went to Tamriel to search for him. In 4E 201, Dervenin was living as a beggar in the Skyrim city of Solitude when he encountered the Last Dragonborn. Dervenin tricked the hero into entering the mind of the long-dead Pelagius Septim III, where Sheogorath had taken up residence. After the Last Dragonborn cleansed the late emperor's mind of the madness which had plagued it in life, Dervenin confronted Sheogorath and pleaded with him to return to the Shivering Isles, eventually persuading him.
A well-known historian and translator of old Redguard verse, born in the city-state of Rihad in 3E 20. At the age of nineteen, he went to the Imperial City to study, where he encountered cosmopolitan Breton, Nordic, and Dunmeri cultures. He had an extraordinarily productive career, writing Divad the Singer, Redguards, Their History and Their Heroes, and Notes For Redguard History, and leaving numerous unfinished histories and untranslated verse. He died in 3E 133, but still very little of this fragmented work has found its way out of collections.
Dhaunayne Aundae was an Altmer vampire ancient and the matriarch of the Aundae Clan. One of her spies was stationed in Prince Hlaalu Helseth's court. One of the spy's reports to their Dark Liege was found and published by Helseth and his mother, Barenziah. The report suggests that Dhaunayne Aundae had a measure of influence within House Dres.
Dinieras-Ves, "The Iron" (?b - ?d)
The Tsaesci founder of The Syffim, the precursor of the Fighters Guild, and a kinsman of Potentate Versidue-Shaie. Following Versidue-Shaie's declaration of martial law and the subsequent costly war to dissolve local armies throughout the Second Empire, the Potentate's vassals were plagued by a sharp rise in criminal activity that verged on anarchy. In 2E 320, Dinieras-Ves proposed creating an organization of warriors-for-hire whom nobles could employ in lieu of a standing army. The Syffim quickly spread across Tamriel, and the following year were officially sanctioned as the Fighters Guild in the Guilds Act.
Direnni Cygnus (Merethic Era - Merethic Era)
In Middle Merethic Era she discovered the Isle of Balfiera and the Adamantine Tower. Direnni Cygnus claimed the land for her own and decreed that all of her clan, starting from that day would bear her name, giving birth to the family name Direnni, used by the elven family, who later rose into prominence during the First Era.
Divad Hunding was the only son of Frandar Hunding, born in 1E 760 Yokuda late in his life by an unknown woman. Although the son of a famous Ansei, Divad rejected the Way of the Sword from early on, leaving his training at age 16 to take the life of a bard instead. He traveled widely for several years, gaining a great deal of fame and recognition for his singing.
Divayth Fyr (?b - ?d)
Divayth Fyr is a 4,000-year-old Dunmer sorcerer of immense power, so great that his presence can be sensed in Mournhold from as far away as Dranil Kir near the Summerset Isles. He is a member of Great House Telvanni, though he generally stays out of House politics. He was also once a member of the Psijic Order.
In the Second Era he was at least sometimes present at and around the Arcane University in the Imperial City, where he associated with Professor Morian Zenas and Doctor Alfidia Lupus and may have intended and arranged the demise of both. In the Third Era, Fyr lived in his tower of Tel Fyr in the Azura's Coast region of Vvardenfell along with his four "daughters" (female clones of himself), Alfe, Beyte, Delte and Uupse Fyr.
Divayth Fyr wears a set of Daedric armor reminiscent of armor used by other members of House Telvanni. The Dremora Lyranth once speculated that it was a pale imitation of Daedric craftsmanship put together using inferior materials, but his true power, in any case, lies elsewhere.
Domihaus the Bloody-Horned was a minotaur warlord who forged an alliance with the Dreadhorn clan, a tribe of Reachmen descended from the Keptu people. Together, he and the reverent Reachmen planned to wrest control of the clan's ancestral lands in Falkreath Hold from the Nords.
Gherig Bullblood, the patriarch of the Dreadhorn clan, believed Domihaus was a favored champion of the clan's patron deity, Hircine. Although his lineage is unknown, Domihaus supposedly possessed a pedigree of some significance, claiming that his line was "unbroken". Domihaus had a strong connection to the land, and wielded powerful destruction and conjuration magic. He shaped the earth below his hooves and summoned atronachs and intense blasts of fire in his conquest. He also possessed the ability to manifest flaming wings.
Dragonne Papré (or Dragonne Papre) was an enormous dragon who lived in the Battlespire during the Third Era. He was the companion of an Imperial Battlemage named Samar Starlover. Dragonne Papré's lair was located in the bowels of the Battlespire.
When the invading daedric armies of Mehrunes Dagon began to overwhelm the Battlespire during the Imperial Simulacrum, Samar told the surviving Battlemages of his plan to mount Papré and fly to the Imperial Palace on Nirn in order to notify Emperor Uriel Septim VII (although, at the time, Jagar Tharn was impersonating the Emperor and was perfectly aware of the invasion). However, the daedra had prevented Papré from escaping by sealing the main gate, and presumably killed him. When Starlover fought his way to Papré's lair, all he found was a carcass. Unable to request a rescue force, Starlover gave up hope and took comfort in being "eternally reunited" with his companion in death.
The Battlespire fell to the daedra, who then retreated back into Oblivion. Starlover's log was later discovered beside Papré's skeleton by an apprentice, who single-handedly followed the retreating armies into Oblivion and banished Dagon in his own realm. The logs were returned to Tamriel and came into the possession of Divayth Fyr. Due to the nature of dragons, Dragonne Papré isn't truly dead and could be raised again; however, it is unclear if his remains survived the destruction of the Battlespire.
Drake of Blades
Drake of Blades was an Imperial agent and member of the Dragonguard. During the long Interregnum, in the absence of any true emperor to protect, the Dragonguard protected the Ruby Throne in the Imperial City from the petty warlords who ran rampant in Cyrodiil. They were driven underground by Empress Regent Clivia Tharn during the Planemeld after captain Sai Sahan disappeared but continued to operate in the province under pseudonyms. In circa 2E 582 she fought against forces of Molag Bal during the invasion of the Imperial City and became the immortal guardian of the Sublime Brazier until another Dragonborn could take the throne.
Dro'Zel was the Khajiiti King of Senchal during 1E 2920. He ruled with his wife, Queen Hasaama. He summoned Molag Bal to destroy Gil-Var-Delle, a settlement in Valenwood, after disliking a sad story told by a Bosmer bard. Later that year, he was appointed to Reman III's court as an advisor. King Dro'Zel was purportedly quite mad.
Dro'Zira (1E ? - ?d)
Famed Khajiiti hero. Their tales say "the Ra'Wulfharth", the Ash King, sent out a call for aid in attacking Red Mountain (presumably referring to the Battle of Red Mountain circa 1E 700). Dro'Zira was the only one of the "Rhojiit" who still remembered that Ra'Wulfharth had once shown them mercy and respect, and so, he was the only one who answered the call. Dro'Zira acted as Ra'Wulfharth's war mount during the battle and saved the Ash King during his battle against Dumac. Later, Dro'Zira found himself in the lands of Sheggorath, but Lorkhaj decided to save Dro'Zira due to the great bravery he had exhibited.
Dumac Dwarfking, also known as Dumac Dwarf-Orc, King of Red Mountain, and Dumalacath, was the last ruler of the Dwemer before their disappearance. Along with Indoril Nerevar, he united the Chimer and Dwemer clans, and together they pushed the Nords out of Morrowind by 1E 416. Resdayn flourished under the leadership of Dumac and Nerevar, and the two developed a mutual respect and friendship. Peace among the Chimer, and between them and the Dwemer, brought an unprecedented prosperity and flowering of both cultures. Dumac could not please everyone, however; the Rourken Clan rejected the union and left Resdayn. Dumac attended the coronation of Emperor Gorieus in 1E 461. Some sources describe him as a king, others call him a general. It is said he gave the swords Hopesfire and Trueflame to Almalexia and Nerevar as wedding presents.
The peace Dumac and Nerevar had maintained for centuries eventually shattered along with their friendship. Dumac died at the Battle of Red Mountain around 1E 700. No one is sure what happened to Dumac or his people. While it's generally thought that the Chimer and Dwemer were at odds, one legend describes Dumac as the champion of Nerevar during the battle, and says Nerevar struck down Dagoth Ur when the latter slew Dumac. Other accounts say Nerevar slew Dumac personally, some going so far as to say he feasted on his old friend's heart.
Durak gro-Batul also known as the first Bloodfall King, was the founder and ruler of the kingdom of Bloodfall, and a very respectable ruler within the region where the kingdom happened to be located. He and his loyal soldiers would fight alongside the Empire during the Great War. Before he left for the war he selected his son Bazul gro-Batul to be the regent in his stead, after his return from the war and finding out how bad a ruler his son Bazul was during his tenure. The King became so furious that he disinherited his son, and named his granddaughter Urzoga gra-Batul, as his rightful successor before his death.
Emperor Durcorach, the Black Drake, was a Reachman leader of the Blackdrakes Clan during the chaotic Interregnum period. At some point he raised an army from the Reach and seized control of the Empire of Cyrodiil, reigning as the first of the Longhouse Emperors. Durcorach married Veraxia Tharn of the prominent Nibenese Tharn family, allegedly to legitimize his claim to the Ruby Throne. He had a warhound named Elf-Biter. Rule of the Empire passed to Durcorach's son, Moricar.
Durnehviir is an undead dragon who lived in the Merethic Era when dragons ruled Tamriel, Durnehviir took part in many battles against other dragons for control of the skies. Instead of fighting, he delved into "alok-dilon", or necromancy. Like many great necromancers, he contacted the Ideal Masters in an attempt to gain their favor. They granted him the power to summon armies of undead from the Soul Cairn, but in return he had to guard a vampire named Valerica who had been trapped in the Soul Cairn by the Ideal Masters. The Masters neglected to inform Durnehviir of Valerica's immortality, and essentially tricked him into eternal servitude. In time, his body became accustomed to the Soul Cairn, making it impossible for him to ever permanently return to Tamriel.
In 4E 201, the Last Dragonborn and Serana journeyed to the Soul Cairn in search of Valerica. Their actions awoke Durnehviir, who attacked the intruders. He was killed by the Dragonborn, but his soul was not devoured because of the Ideal Masters' protection. He promptly rematerialized, and hailed the Dragonborn as his "Qahnaarin", or Vanquisher. Humbled by his defeat, Durnehviir allied himself with the Dragonborn. He asked the Dragonborn to use the thu'um to summon him to Tamriel, allowing him to briefly be free of the Soul Cairn. In return for granting his wish, Durnehviir fought for the Dragonborn and passed on the knowledge of a necromantic Dragon Shout. Although Durnehviir's debt to the Ideal Masters had been paid, he remained eternally trapped in the Soul Cairn.
Lord Warden Dusk
Lord Warden Dusk is a Grievous Twilight and a powerful servant of Molag Bal who rose to prominence during the Planemeld. He was in charge of running the Imperial Prison during the Daedric occupation of the Imperial City. Cunning, brutal and cruel, the self-proclaimed "Lord Warden" of the prison was very proud of the atrocities that were committed under his watch. So much so, that he kept a meticulous record of all the indignities that had been committed in the prison; a tome which he coveted dearly. His servants sacrificed the inmates' souls to Molag Bal, and fashioned biological weapons out of their flesh.
Dusk, with the help of a mortal champion, is responsible for trapping the living essence of Lyranth the Foolkiller's clanmates. He was defeated by the Undaunted in 2E 582 with the help of Lyranth, who trapped Dusk's animus inside a shield upon the destruction of his physical form. She then bestowed the shield upon the Undaunted as a token of her gratitude before taking Dusk's place as Warden of the prison. It is unknown whether he is still imprisoned in the shield or not.
Dylxexes the Younger (?b - ?d)
A human scholar of the First Era. He theorized that the translation of Dwemer as "Deep Elves" might read more accurately as "Smart Elves". The adjective "Dlyxexic" describes his theory. Dylxexes studied the financial records of the Direnni Hegemony, an Altmer merchant family who exploited their human kingdoms. He had this to say on the scarcity of Elven writings:
- "These [records] may help explain why so much of Aldmeri literature is forbidden, scorned, or untranslated, for I have seen [their] like before. The Direnni were either exceedingly paranoid or their system of economy so inextricably linked with dangerous theosophist numeral-symbolism that much of what is recorded here requires ... sorcerous precautions on the part of the reader. [Hidden magic] is everywhere incorporated in their writings...signs and preternatural runes and [correspondences]... in expenditure columns, even, or margins [that] can be fatal to the uninitiated. Crucial pages were covered in spittle of the previous translator, who had babbled idiotically over the text for days before catching fire."
He also stated that a true adventure can only begin "by death, by slur, or by letter", meaning someone must die, be insulted, or receive a letter. His statement concludes that if an adventure does not begin from one of these causes, it can be at most an "indiscretion" or "escapade".
Dyus (?b - ?d)
Dyus of Mytheria was the chamberlain of Jyggalag and the keeper of his Great Library. He was originally simply the Prince's librarian, but soon took on many of the tasks Jyggalag found distasteful. His mortality was stripped away when Jyggalag grew tired of him dying. Using the formulae once contained in the Great Library, Dyus can predict all events before they happen, save the Prophecies of the Elder Scrolls.
- 16 Accords of Madness, v. IX
- The Translated Works of Tosmorn, III — Xandier Edette
Edited by Vanesse Aurilie
- The Unseen Potential of Clockwork — Lector Saelorn Tenar, Apostle of Sotha Sil
- The Truth in Sequence: Volume 4 — Deldrise Morvayn
- Lives of the Saints — Tribunal Temple
- Events of Morrowind
- Dengeir of Stuhn's dialogue in Skyrim
- Dark Ancestor quest in Skyrim
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Skyrim — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- Notes For Redguard History — Destri Melarg
- History of the Fighters Guild
- 2920, Sun's Dawn — Carlovac Townway
- 2920, Sun's Dusk — Carlovac Townway
- 2920, Evening Star — Carlovac Townway
- Dwemer Inquiries Vol I — Thelwe Ghelein, Scholar
- Five Songs of King Wulfharth
- The Tale of Dro'Zira — Sonia Vette
- Durak's Armor Item description in Blades
- King's Sepulcher decoration description in Blades
- Urzoga gra-Batul's dialogue in Blades
- Junius the Elder's dialogue in Blades
- Travails and Triumphs of a Monarch — His Majesty King Emeric
- The Royal House of King Eamond — Seneschal Derric Andras of Castle Evermore
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Hammerfell — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Aldmeri Dominion — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- The Origin of Cyrus! — Michael Kirkbride
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