Jarl Laila Law-Giver (?b - ?d)
Jarl of Riften in 4E 201. During her reign, she refused to accept that the Thieves Guild were a major concern, or to acknowledge the influence they had. The Guild and powerful local crime bosses limited her ability to control the Rift. She had two sons, Harrald and Saerlund, although Saerlund was largely shunned due to his open and ardent dislike of Ulfric Stormcloak. Laila was publicly a supporter of the Stormcloaks; however, privately, she had little faith in Ulfric's leadership.
Laloriaran Dynar (meaning "Ruler in Dark Times") was the famous Last King of the Ayleids. He ruled the city of Nenalata in Cyrodiil and founded the city of Bisnensel in High Rock. In the Second Era, he played a prominent role in stopping Molag Bal's Planemeld.
Lamae Bal (?b - ?d)
Lamae Beolfag (better known as Lamae Bal or the Blood Matron) was a Nedic priestess of Arkay who was transformed into the first vampire sometime between the Merethic Era, and the second century of the First Era.[nb 1] She is the progenitor of a strain of vampirism caused by Noxiphilic Sanguivoria. She is an enemy of both Molag Bal and Arkay.
Through blood and sorcery, Lamae altered her bloodline to create Blood Scions, vampires whose strength almost rivals that of the vampire lords that were turned directly by Molag Bal. She embraces her condition, seeking to use it against her hated adversaries. She openly encourages vampires to feed freely upon the blood of mortals, and her alterations to the bloodline allow her children to become stronger by consuming blood.
The last of the Reachman dynasty called the Longhouse Emperors who ruled the Empire of Cyrodiil during the Interregnum. Leovic married Clivia Tharn, daughter of Elder Council High Chancellor and Imperial Battlemage Abnur Tharn, before succeeding his father Moricar as Emperor. In 2E 573, he commissioned The Emperor's Guide to Tamriel, a comprehensive text describing the histories and cultures of each of Tamriel's provinces. An erstwhile supporter, Duke Varen Aquilarios of Chorrol led a popular rebellion against the eccentric Leovic after he outraged the populace by legalizing Daedra worship. The Longhouse Emperor's reign was brought to an end in 2E 577 when Varen stormed the Imperial City and killed him in the Imperial Throne Room. Varen subsequently discarded Leovic's corpse in the Imperial Sewers. In 2E 582, the corpse was discovered and reanimated as a flesh atronach by a trio of Worm Cultists, shortly before being destroyed by soldiers from the Alliance War.
King Lhotun was the ruler of the Kingdom of Sentinel at the end of the Third Era. He was born in 3E 393, the youngest child of King Camaron and Queen Akorithi, the two previous regents. Lhotun was brother to Arthago, Aubk-i, and Greklith.
Some years after the Warp in the West, Prince Greklith and Queen Akorithi both fell victim to a plague. Thus, Lhotun ascended to the throne, and became known as one of the most powerful leaders in Tamriel. The rapid expansion of Sentinel's domain following the Miracle of Peace had brought many Crown sympathizers under the control of a Forebear kingdom, forcing Lhotun to form what was considered a third party, dubbed the Lhotunic movement, to try and reconcile the two factions.
Lilatha (?b - ?d)
Councilor Lleril Morvayn (?b - ?d)
The House Redoran Councilor of Raven Rock and ruler of Solstheim. His actual influence didn't spread far beyond Raven Rock without the resources of the ebony mine. He took over from his mother, Brara, in 4E 65, and was known as a fair and compassionate leader more concerned with the welfare of his people than his coffers. He was close friends with the Second Councilor of Raven Rock, Adril Arano, and Adril's wife Cindiri. Much of his history before 4E 201 is recounted in History of Raven Rock. In that year, another attempt on his life by House Hlaalu sympathizers was foiled, and the fortunes of Raven Rock improved with the re-opening of the ebony mine.
Archcanon Llevule Andrano (?b - ?d)
Llevule Andrano was a Dark Elf priest who lived in the mid-Second Era. He played an important role in thwarting Clavicus Vile's plot to drain Vivec's divine energy, and once the crisis was over, he replaced Tarvus as the Archcanon of the Tribunal Temple.
Saint Llothis the Pious (?b - ?d)
Saint Llothis the Pious is the Dunmeri Patron of Tailors and Dyers and the patron saint of House Dres. Contemporary and companion of the Tribunals, and the best-loved Alma Rula of the Tribunal Temple, he formulated the central rituals and principles of the New Temple Faith. Saint Llothis is the symbolic mortal bridge between the gods and the faithful, and the archetypal priest.
High King of Skyrim during the final years of the Akaviri Potentate. Logrolf was assassinated in 2E 431 following the collapse of the Second Empire, and left behind a daughter, Freydis, as his presumptive heir. Jarl Svartr of Solitude disputed Freydis' legitimacy, causing a schism over the succession that resulted in the partitioning of Skyrim into Eastern and Western kingdoms.
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. 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. 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.
In his youth, Lachance traveled to Skyrim and visited the city of Riften. He was once in possession of the Blade of Woe. He became the Speaker for the Cheydinhal Dark Brotherhood sanctuary when the previous Speaker was killed while fulfilling a contract. He took up residence in the abandoned Fort Farragut just outside the city, and was responsible for recruiting new members to the sanctuary. He trained the Shadowscales Ocheeva and Teinaava from when they were hatchlings. He was also the one to order the Purification of the sanctuary in 3E 433 when the Black Hand discovered that the Brotherhood had been infiltrated by a traitor. He named the assassin who carried out the Purification as his new Silencer, to replace his previous Silencer who had died carrying out a contract. He passed on his undead horse, Shadowmere, to the new Silencer.
His Silencer was subsequently manipulated by the true traitor, Mathieu Bellamont. The Silencer then systematically assassinated half of the Black Hand, and, unknowingly, framed Lachance as the traitor. By the time Lachance had stopped his Silencer, Ungolim, the Listener of the Dark Brotherhood, had already been slain. Lachance went into hiding while his Silencer attempted to clear his name, but the remaining members of the Black Hand tracked him down to an abandoned farmstead at Applewatch and murdered him. His Silencer took his place as Speaker, and was later named Listener by the Night Mother when Bellamont attempted to destroy her and failed. The Night Mother would later clear Lucien's name.
In death, Lachance went to the Void to join Sithis, the Dread Father of the Dark Brotherhood. In 4E 201, his spirit was bound to the new Listener of the Dark Brotherhood. He could be summoned as a spectral assassin, to aid the Listener in combat or offer advice.
Luciana Pullo (?b - ?d)
Proctor Luciana Pullo was a battlemage and a lieutenant in Reman Cyrodiil's army during the Akavari troubles and Valenwood annexation. She is said to have burned a whole regiment of snake-men to cinders at the siege of Pale Pass, and earned the Tsaesci title, "Xhiado Kas", the Flame Maiden.
Lyranth (?b - ?d)
Lyranth the Foolkiller is a powerful Dremora and a prominent member of Foolkillers Clan of Coldharbour. She serves Molag Bal, and views him as the true master of all Dremora. Lyranth's paleonymic is Wehkehpneht-kamdo. She views most other Daedra with disdain, although she sees the Xivkyn as potential allies that are held back by their Xivilai blood. Lyranth is a vengeful individual. Any being that she truly hates is documented in her Oghma of Inevitable Retribution.
Lyranth has a relatively positive view on mortals. While she sees weakness in their needs to rest, form attachments, and their tendencies to make assumptions of things beyond their scope of understanding, she acknowledges their positive traits, such as their unpredictability and their inclination to innovate. She also admires ambition, a prime example being that of Reman, who had a successful campaign to conquer Tamriel. She finds beauty in the mortal plane, seeing it as a "delightful playground" built by the foolish act of the Aedra which diminished them, a sacrifice admired by even Daedra such as herself. She holds the Magna Ge in great disgust for not finishing their work, as if they had further aided the Aedra in their quest, they could have achieved something greater. She however pities mortals that follow the Aedra, seeing their worship as unwarranted, as they are not as active beings as the Daedra.
Lyranth has seemingly gathered a cult following, earning the title of Dread Lady. Her (possibly self-proclaimed) prophet, Rogatus Cinna, teaches those that are willing to listen about his mistress. He and his sister, Rogatina Cinna, also act as messengers for Lyranth at her behest. Ironically, Lyranth sees Daedric cultists as deluded.
Lyrezi (?b - ?d)
A Nede from ancient Skyrim, Lyrezi was a member of the nomadic tribe who came across Lamae Bal after she had been infected with vampirism. He was involved in her attempted cremation, and was brutally raped when she awoke on the pyre. The Lyrezi vampire bloodline was named after him, implying he was infected with vampirism.
Lyrisius (?b - ?d)
King Lysandus also known as the Dragon of Daggerfall, was the ruler of the Kingdom of Daggerfall. He was the son of King Arslan II and Queen Nulfaga, and husband of Queen Mynisera, with whom he had a son, Gothryd. As king, Lysandus was a trusted vassal and friend of Uriel Septim VII. Although his loyalty to the Empire was assured, he was not so faithful to Mynisera; the king was secretly in love with his mistress, the court sorceress of Daggerfall, Medora Direnni.
During Lysandus' rule, Daggerfall was one of the dominant kingdoms in the Iliac Bay region, along with Sentinel and Wayrest. However, there were often clashes between these powers, and it was a petty land dispute with Sentinel that erupted into the full-scale war that cut short Lysandus' life. The king was killed during the War of Betony in 3E 403; while the exact details are vague, historians from both sides of the conflict record that when the armies of Daggerfall and Sentinel met at Cryngaine Field, a mysterious fog descended upon the battlefield. When it lifted, Lysandus was found dead, shot in the throat by an archer's arrow.
In truth, Lysandus died the night before the battle, the victim of a Wayrest assassin's blade. Prince Gothryd succeeded his father as King of Daggerfall, though Lysandus' restless spirit returned to haunt the city of Daggerfall for some time after his death until a mysterious adventurer avenged his murder.
- Events of Skyrim
- Chronicles of the Five Companions 4 — Abnur Tharn
- Meet the Character - Clivia Tharn — Magus-General Septima Tharn
- The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Author Foreword — Flaccus Terentius, 2E 581
- Eulogy for Emperor Varen — Lord Abnur Tharn, Chancellor of the Elder Council
- Groundskeeper's Letter
- Events of Dragonborn
- The Crown of Freydis — Taleon Mythmaker