Paarbahlot (Dawn Era - ?d)
Little is known of Paarbahlot's past. In 2E 582, together with Joorahmaar, he ventured to the New Moon Fortress in Pellitine to meet with Laatvulon. During the meeting, Laatvulon promised power to both Joorahmaar and Paarbahlot, and ordered the recruits of the Order of the New Moon to offer them their power with the use of the aeonstone. The ritual was interrupted by the members of Sai Sahan's reformed Dragonguard. Following the disruption of the ritual, Paarbahlot, together with Joorahmaar, left the fortress of the New Moon Cult. Although Joorahmaar was later seen assisting Laatvulon in the Dragonhold, Paarbahlot's allegiances and status as of then were unknown.
Paarthurnax (Dawn Era - ?d)
Paarthurnax, a legendary dragon whose name means "Ambition Overlord Cruelty" in the Dragon Language, is the leader of the Greybeards who resides at the top of the Throat of the World. His younger dragon brothers refer to him as "the Old One". He was once the lieutenant of Alduin, but rebelled against him and with the help of Kyne taught humanity how to use the Thu'um. He has since lived out a peaceful life, constantly struggling against the primal need to conquer and dominate, and teaching the Greybeards under Jurgen Windcaller's philosophy of the Way of the Voice. When Alduin reappeared in 4E 201, he aided the Last Dragonborn in defeating him. In the aftermath, Paarthurnax sought to teach the dragons now scattered across Tamriel the truth and rightness of the Way of the Voice. Interestingly, Paarthurnax is missing the tip of his right horn.
Paxti Bittor (?b - ?d)
Paxti Bittor was the Exalted Summoner and Lion-Lord Invoker Pursuivant of the Battlespire, and a master of verse incantations. He was the traitor who opened the portal to allow Mehrunes Dagon to enter the Battlespire. He was to escape and inform the Emperor, becoming a hero and receiving his own province. Instead he was betrayed and murdered by the Daedra and Sirran Angada, a leechcrafter retainer of Jagar Tharn. His soul was set adrift in the Soul Cairn, where he became a powerful wraith. His spirit was later destroyed by an unknown hero as an act of revenge.
Peakstar was an Ashlander woman who washed ashore near Ald Redaynia as a baby. She was found and raised by the Urshilaku Tribe, and became a figure of legend among the Ashlanders around 3E 397. Many believed this mysterious "girl child" was the Nerevarine. Though she survived The Blight, she did not master the arts of war, and died while fighting an Ash Vampire. She became the last known failed Incarnate, and her spirit went to the Cavern of the Incarnate with the others. The Tribunal Temple searched for her unsuccessfully for many years, and finally announced she was dead. Ashlanders were under the belief that she had been found and captured at some point. Rumors persisted that she was still alive, as the Temple could not produce a body. Her spirit helped guide the Nerevarine during the latter's campaign against Dagoth Ur.
Pelagius Septim I was emperor of Tamriel after his grandfather Tiber Septim, from 3E 38 to when he was assassinated in 3E 41 by the Dark Brotherhood while he was praying at the Temple of the One in the Imperial City. Initially nervous after taking the throne and having to deal with so many provinces, the Underking approached him to act as an advisor. Although short, his reign was called just as glorious as his grandfather's. He had no living children, so the throne passed to his first cousin once removed Kintyra, the daughter of Tiber's brother Agnorith. Barenziah came to live with the Septim family when she was young, and Pelagius reportedly loved her like a sister.
Pelagius Septim II was crowned the sixth Emperor of Tamriel after the death of his father, Uriel II, in 3E 82. Pelagius II inherited not only the throne from his father, but also the debt from his poor financial and judicial management. Pelagius dismissed every member of the Elder Council, and allowed only those willing to pay great sums to return. He encouraged similar acts of his vassals, the kings of Tamriel, and by the end of his seventeen year reign, Tamriel had returned to prosperity. His critics, however, have suggested that the buyback system resulted in the damaging loss of those advisors who were rich in wisdom, but poor in gold. Pelagius was father to Potema, Cephorus, and Magnus, who were all involved in the War of the Red Diamond in 3E 121. Pelagius II died in 3E 99, after 17 years of rule, and was succeeded by his son Antiochus. Many say Pelagius II was poisoned by a vengeful former Council member.
Pelagius Septim III (born Thoriz Pelagius Septim and known as Pelagius the Mad), was Prince of Wayrest, King of Solitude and then High King of Skyrim from 3E 137 until 3E 145, when he was crowned Emperor of Tamriel after the death of his father Magnus Septim. Legend accuses Pelagius III of murdering Magnus, but this is generally dismissed as false, both because Pelagius seldom visited the Imperial City, and it is documented he was present in Solitude at the time of his father's death.
Already infamous in Skyrim for his eccentricities, Pelagius III's mind deteriorated dramatically during his reign over Tamriel. He embarrassed dignitaries, offended his vassal kings, and, on one occasion, marked the end of a grand ball by attempting to hang himself. His madness is speculated to have been caused by Potema the Wolf Queen, whose own insanity was said to have been infused in Castle Solitude, infecting the next king to rule there.
The madness of Pelagius eventually cost him the throne. Empress Katariah, a shrewd diplomat hand-selected by Magnus to be Pelagius' wife in order to hide his son's problems, was made Empress Regent of Tamriel two years into his reign. Pelagius III, meanwhile, was sent to a series of healers and asylums (which may have included sites in Valenwood, Elsweyr, and Black Marsh) until his death at the age of thirty-four. He died on a warm night in Sun's Dawn after a brief fever in his cell, at the Temple of Kynareth on the Isle of Betony. The 2nd of Suns Dawn, which may or may not be the anniversary of his death (records are not clear), is celebrated as Mad Pelagius Day, the time when foolishness of all sorts is encouraged. The Temple of Kynareth in which Pelagius died was destroyed shortly after his death. A group of heretics known as the Apostles later took the stones of the Temple, and rebuilt it in exact detail in the Shivering Isles. It is now known as the Howling Halls because it is said that Pelagius' screams can still be heard. The pelvis of Pelagius was discovered in these ruins in 3E 433, and was put on display in Crucible.
Even in death, Pelagius was trapped by his own madness. It is said that his ghost went on to haunt the Pelagius Wing of the Blue Palace in Solitude, which was locked up and left alone for centuries. In 4E 201, the Last Dragonborn received the hip bone of Pelagius in Solitude from Dervenin, the Priest of Mania, and entered the Pelagius Wing, where he was transported into the dead emperor's mind and found Sheogorath. The Mad God had retired within Pelagius' mind to try and cheer the dead emperor up, but to no avail. The Prince tasked the Last Dragonborn with cleansing Pelagius' mind of paranoia, suspicion, self-doubt, anger, and torment using the Wabbajack. This finally allowed Pelagius some peace, and Sheogorath and the Last Dragonborn left him to his rest.
Pelagius Septim IV was emperor of Tamriel during the Third Era and the father of Uriel Septim VII. Upon Empress Morihatha's assassination, she had no children, and her sister Eloisa had died of a fever four years before, so Eloisa's 25-year-old son was crowned in 3E 339.
Pelagius IV continued his aunt's work, slowly bringing back the seditious kingdoms of his Empire. He had Morihatha's patience and deliberate pace in his endeavors, but he did not have her success. The kingdoms had been free of constraints for so long, even a benign Imperial presence was odious. When Pelagius died in 3E 368 after an astonishing twenty-nine year reign, Tamriel was stable, prosperous, and closer to unity than it had been since the days of Uriel I. He was succeeded by his son, Uriel VII. During his reign, he was suspicious enough of the Psijic Order to refuse to allow them into the Imperial City, and reputedly invested heavily in the infrastructure of his Empire.
Vicereeve Pelidil (also spelled Peledil) was an Altmeri diplomat that served the First Aldmeri Dominion in the Second Era, during the early years of Queen Ayrenn's reign. Vicereeve Pelidil was the advisor of Prince Naemon, Ayrenn's younger brother, but he would later become the leader of the Veiled Heritance, and steal the Staff of Magnus following the death of Prince Naemon in Elden Root.
Saint Pelin the Martyr was a Breton priest of Stendarr that ascended to the role of sainthood following his divine act in the defense of the Bangkorai Garrison in 1E 1029, which in turn, brought the province of High Rock into the First Empire of Cyrodiil. He had become a folk hero to the Bretons of Evermore and the greater region of Bretonic-Bangkorai, memorialized by the chapel of St. Pelin in Evermore, the Order of Saint Pelin, the knightly order of the Kingdom of Evermore, and the great cemetery called Pelin Graveyard.
Pelinal Whitestrake fought alongside Morihaus as the champion of Queen Alessia during the Alessian Slave Rebellion of the early First Era. Pelinal is one name for the "legendary immortal hero" who according to legends conquered all of Tamriel by himself in the late Merethic Era. However he never united the various provinces he conquered under a single banner as he was known to wander, build up kingdoms, and inevitably abandon them to wander again. He possessed the Crusader's Relics which were given to him by the Eight Divines. Legends say he often had stretches of homicidal madness, during which he slew indiscriminately and took a toll on the very landscape itself.
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Pelladil Direnni (?b - ?d)
Pelladil Direnni was one of the prominent members of the influential Altmeri clan Direnni, and the Imperial Battlemage of Tamriel in service of the Potentate Versidue-Shaie. He was one of the supporters of the ratification of the Guild Act without which numerous professional organizations, such as Mage's Guild and Fighter's Guild would not be established.
In the early years of the Second Era, by the order of the Potentate, Pelladil Direnni built the Blackrose Prison from the scattered rubble of Lilmothiit ruins by summoning an army of Stone Atronachs in a single day. Validity of the claim that the prison was constructed within such short time frame was considered doubtful by some historians, but the fact that he partook in the construction of the facility is uncontested.
He was a descendant and an ancestor of several other famous figures. Famous witch, Raven Direnni was his distant ancestor. He was a great great grandfather of Jovron Direnni and a great great great great grandfather of Medora Direnni.
Peregrine Direnni (?b - ?d)
Peregrine Direnni was one of the prominent members of the influential Altmeri clan Direnni, and the pioneer conjuration mage. She was a student of Arch-Conjurer Corvus Direnni and was accredited with the summoning of the first Flame Atronach Camel in history.
In her youth, she was an apprentice of Corvus Direnni and was mentored by him for the Master Conjurer test. During the test, she received high marks for the summoning of an aforementioned flame atronach camel.
After years of conjuring, Peregrine Direnni sought a new Daedra to compel to be her mount. She took an immediate liking to the Cold-Flame Atronach, found in the Daedric realm of Takubar. She was known to shape it in the form of a wolf, for an extra flair.
Pergan Asuul (?b - ?d)
Pergan Asuul was a malevolent shadowmage who rose to prominence some time before the Imperial Simulacum. He strove to take the place of Azra Nightwielder, the original Shadowmage. He had the ability to read a person from the "taste" of their shadow. He was eventually destroyed in 3E 397 after three incarnations.
During the Imperial Simulacrum, a Shadow of Conflict (or Umbra' Keth) formed due to the conflict caused by the ongoing War of the Bend'r-mahk. Pergan sought to control the creature, which had taken form deep within the Crypt of Hearts. In 3E 397 he invaded the Twilight Temple in Hammerfell, driving off the resident goblin tribe using shadow magic and zombie minions. However, Pergan was not the only mage interested in gaining control of the Umbra' Keth; Jagar Tharn, Imperial Battlemage and pretender to the Ruby Throne, plotted to use the creature for his own ends.
Pergan had placed a magical barrier around a section of Earthtear Caverns in Hammerfell, guarded by undead minions. The Soul of Conflict, a questing hero, stumbled into this barrier; Pergan permitted entry into the guarded section of the cave, and spoke to the hero when his minions were slain. The hero later entered the Twilight Temple on a quest to somehow destroy the Umbra' Keth, and was attacked by Pergan. The shadowmage fell in battle, but as he died, he prophesied that the two would clash twice more.
Pergan rose from the dead, and journeyed to the stronghold of Lakvan, a bandit boss from Skyrim. Tharn attempted to dissuade Lakvan from working with Pergan in an effort to slow his progress towards claiming the Umbra' Keth. As Pergan predicted, the Soul of Conflict came to Lakvan's stronghold, and the two fought once again. Through this continuing conflict, Pergan planned to further strengthen the Umbra' Keth at his own expense. Before dying, Pergan accidentally revealed that the anonymous shadowmage who had been aiding the hero was, in fact, Azra Nightwielder. Upon hearing his name, Azra regained his memories.
In his final incarnation, Pergan entered the Crypt of Hearts and awaited the arrival of the Soul of Conflict. The two fought for the final time, but Pergan succeeded in his plan: by repeatedly battling, he had strengthened the Umbra' Keth. Despite this, the hero used the power of the seven Star Teeth to destroy the monster.
Phalevon Vero (?b - ?d)
Phalevon Vero (also known as Phalevon the Magnificent) was a legendary Nibenese Minotaur-hunter from the Blackwood region of southern Cyrodiil. After Hruum the Red, a minotaur, slew his brother, Phalevon cleared every minotaur lair in the region. He was buried in Undertow Cavern, outside of Leyawiin's western gate.
Baron Phylgeon Montclair (2E 532 - ?d)
Baron Phylgeon Montclair, also referred to as Count (formerly Prince) was a Breton nobleman who reigned as the thirty-eight Baron of House Montclair during the turbulent Second Era. He was a son of King Hurlburt Branquette of Shornhelm and Countess Iphilia Montclair. His mother, the Countess of House Montclair died in 2E 544, when he was 12 years old, making him a Baron of the House Montclair. Two years later, in 2E 546, his father died, which led to the conflict between Phylgeon and his older, but illegitimate brother Ranser. His advisors contended that he, as the legitimate son, was the proper heir to the throne.
Phylgeon had to compete with his illegitimate brother for their father's throne. Although Phylgeon was the legitimate heir to the throne, Houses Branquette and Tamrith supported the illegitimate son of King Hulburt. The fourteen-year-old Phylgeon was descended from House Montclair, and his claim was supported by the codicil to the "Bretonnick Natalitie", which declared "Howse Mount Clayre" the royal house of Shornhelm. However, the codicil was missing when the Council of the North met to discuss the two claimants. Prince Ranser presented a long-lost Direnni decree that named House Branquette their "Breton Royal Delegates" in Rivenspire, winning the crown by the vote of the Council.
The vote of the Council was a narrow victory for Ranser. Some of Prince Phylgeon's advisors urged him to fight for the crown, but the young prince declined, preferring to remain simply the Baron of Montclair. According to his descendant Phylgeon's humility was one of his defining traits, which led to the tragic events of Ranser's War in 2E 566. Count Phylgeon was uncertain of the rightness of Ranser's cause and offered to both Kings Ranser and Emeric to serve as a peace envoy between the two sides. High King Emeric's reply has been lost to history, but it is known that Ranser refused. Ultimately the knights of the House Montclair joined the losing side of King Ranser.
After the fall of king Ranser, Rivenspire fell into chaos. With no king to rule the area, Rivenspire was governed by the triumvirate Council of the North, composed of the heads of Houses Tamrith, Montclair, and Dorell. Although Phylgeon had claim to the throne of the King of Shornhelm he never became a monarch.
Pieron Desant (?b - ?d)
Pieron Desant, also known as The First Gleaner was a Breton thief and planar traveler. He was the founder of the Gleaners of Aurbis, the group composed of mortal and daedric extraplanar travelers who act as thieves and spies. He is known for his mysterious longevity and stealth abilities a few can match. Pieron is considered the greatest thief among the Gleaners ever to prowl the Bazaar of the Fargrave.
Queen Potema, the "Wolf Queen of Solitude", the daughter of the Emperor Pelagius Septim II, wife of King Mantiarco, aunt of the Empress Kintyra II, mother of Emperor Uriel III, and sister of the Emperors Antiochus, Cephorus I and Magnus, is best known for her role in the War of the Red Diamond. In 3E 120, she launched a rebellion, and overthrew her niece Empress Kintyra II the following year so that her son could become Emperor Uriel Septim III. Although the war ended in 3E 127, it was another ten years, capped off by a month-long siege at her castle in Solitude, before Potema herself was defeated. She has been described as "unambiguously evil", and is remembered as one of the most dangerous necromancers in the history of Tamriel. For more information, see the lore article.
Abbot-General Priscus Mactator (?b - ?d)
He led the Legions of Piety and Grace in an attempt to bring the province of High Rock back into the First Empire in 1E 2305. Under his leadership, the fanatical legions marched through the Fallen Wastes towards the garrison at the Bangkorai Pass, which had always been the first line of defense for the Breton Kingdoms against invaders from the east. However, the garrison proved impenetrable, and after a five-month siege, Mactator was forced to admit defeat and retreat back to Cyrodiil in disgrace.
Pulasia Tharn (?b - ?d)
Pulasia Tharn was an Imperial member of the royal House Tharn of Cheydinhal, through her marriage to the Chancellor of the Elder Council Abnur Tharn. She was his seventh wife, and was the mother of his sixteenth daughter, Clivia Tharn. Her daughter became Empress consort married to the two Emperors of the Cyrodiil: Leovic of the Longhouse Dynasty and Varen Aquilarios, the leader of the Colovian Revolt, who overthrew the dynasty of Leovic. Following the disappearance of Varen, her daughter Clivia became Empress Regent. Fate of Pulasia following the events of the Planemeld is unknown.