Taheritae (?b - ?d)
A sage quoted by Psijics to explain the apparent dichotomy between remaining faithful to both their rulers and their training: "In Mundus, conflict and disparity are what bring change, and change is the most sacred of the Eleven Forces. Change is the force without focus or origin". For lengthier quotes, see The Old Ways.
Nephew of and presumed successor to King Athyn Llethan of Morrowind. Purportedly died in a hunting accident close to the time of Llethan's own death, though some suspected King Hlaalu Helseth of involvement in both deaths.
Talym Rend (?b - ?d)
Talym Rend, also known as the Conqueror of Madness, was a Dunmer hero whose journal was found by the Moth Priest Kellen. Kellen would tell Talym's story revolving around the Shivering Isles, his descent to madness, and his warning.
Tansal (?b - ?d)
Taris Rendil was an Arch-Mage of the Mages Guild who constructed Frostcrag Spire. Rendil was dissatisfied with living in the Arcane University, so he constructed the Spire in the lofty Jerall Mountains of Cyrodiil to escape his colleagues' prying eyes. He was the creator of the Spire's Atronach Altar, and also collaborated with Sinderion of Skingrad to develop the Frostcrag Apparatus Table. He was in some way associated with Lennasaan and Rindsey, two great adventurers who were buried in an ice cave that served as the underground vault of the Spire.
When age began to overwhelm Rendil, he entrusted many of his belongings to Aurelinwae of the Imperial City. A long-lost relative of Rendil's, the Champion of Cyrodiil, was his sole heir and successor and inherited the Spire in 3E 433. Rendil wrote the Frostcrag Spire Memoirs on his deathbed, leaving instructions on how to restore the Spire to its former glory. His dying wish was granted by the Champion of Cyrodiil, who compensated Aurelinwae and returned Rendil's possessions to the tower.
Emperor Tarish-Zi (?b - ?d)
Emperor Tarish-Zi was a Yokudan leader of the Ra Gada and a member of the Na-Totambu. The self-proclaimed emperor led the Anka-Ra, one of the most fearsome of the warrior bands renowned for their mastery of the sword. Tarish-Zi was known for his ruthlessness, and the Anka-Ra cut a bloody swath across Hammerfell and all the way into Craglorn in their hunger to claim a new home following the invasion of the Ra Gada in 1E 808.
Taron Dreth was a Dunmer mage who claimed to be the "world's foremost expert" in Dwemer metallurgy and forging techniques. He was supposedly the author of The Aetherium Wars, but he actually plagiarized the work from a colleague, a secret he was willing to kill to protect. At last report, he was traveling in Skyrim during the Stormcloak Rebellion, most likely looking for evidence to support his stolen theories on Aetherium. He was killed in the wilderness in 4E 201.
Tavia was an Imperial noble in the late First Era. She was the last Empress of the Second Empire, the wife of Emperor Reman III and the mother of Prince Juilek. She was famously imprisoned in Castle Giovesse, a fortress in the vicinity of Gideon for treason, and spent her remaining years undermining her husband's reign.
Thadon was a Bosmer madman and Duke of Mania at the beginning of the Greymarch of 3E 433. He resided in the House of Mania in the Shivering Isles. Thadon was known for his extreme debauchery and self-indulgence. This hedonistic lifestyle eventually led to a deterioration of his mental faculties, resulting in the Duke spending much of his time in a drug-fuelled haze. He is associated with the Diadem of Euphoria, an enchanted crown.
At some point, Thadon had a forbidden affair with Syl, the Duchess of Dementia. When this affair came to an end, Syl stole the Chalice of Reversal from Thadon as an act of revenge and hid it in Dunroot Burrow; without the Chalice, Thadon could not negate the harmful effects of Felldew, a cripplingly addictive drug. In 3E 433, Sheogorath sent the Champion of Cyrodiil to Thadon's court to become a courtier of the House of Mania. Thadon tasked the Champion with retrieving the Chalice from Dunroot Burrow, a root tunnel which cannot be entered without first ingesting Felldew.
The Champion later began the Ritual of Accession to become a Duke or Duchess of Mania or Dementia, although it is unknown if the Champion chose to replace Syl or Thadon. Regardless, the surviving ruler promptly defected to Jyggalag and became a Priest of Order, betraying the Army of Sheogorath and ultimately perishing within the tunnels of the Fountainhead.
King Thagore (?b - ?d)
Grandmaster Thalthil Dres (?b - ?d)
A Dunmer slaver and former Grandmaster of House Dres. He is credited as being the one to elevate House Dres to the status of a Great House after his slave-raid on Thorn, which secured the House's position as the primary providers for Morrowind's slave trade.
Thassad II was the last 'High King' of Hammerfell, member of the Crowns or Na-Totambu. Though it was traditionally a Forebear city, the High King of the Crowns sat in Sentinel's palace. Thassad strook a truce with Baron Volag during his reign. N'Gasta set up a tower on his island during Thassad's reign.
Upon his death by natural causes, Sentinel was taken by the Forebears, led by Volag. His son, Prince A'tor, attempted to recapture the city but was eventually defeated by combined forces of the Forebears and Tiber Septim's fleet at the Battle of Hunding Bay near Stros M'Kai.
King Thian (?b - ?d)
Thonica (?b - ?d)
Consort of Uriel Septim V. Following the coronation of their son Uriel Septim VI in 3E 290, Thonica was given restricted Regency until Uriel fully assumed his position in 3E 307. She was said to enjoy her regency and hesitated to give her son reign.
Councilman Thoricles Romus (?b - ?d)
Thoricles is believed to be the Argonian who hired the assassins who claimed Empress Morihatha's life in 3E 339. He was rumored to be furious at her refusal to send troops to his troubled lands. Romus was tried and executed, though he protested his innocence.
Emperor Thules the Gibbering (?b - ?d)
A Nibenese witch-warrior who assumed control of the weakened Empire at some point during the Stormcrown Interregnum in the early Fourth Era. Not well-liked by the people and known for having various perversions, Thules was nonetheless favored by the Elder Council over Titus Mede, a Colovian warlord who also aspired to the Ruby Throne. Thules was overthrown in 4E 17 when Titus Mede captured the Imperial City.
Tiber Septim, (sometimes stylized as Tiber Septim I) also known as Talos Stormcrown, Hjalti Early-Beard, Tiberius Imperator, and many other titles, was a military leader who became one of the most famous figures in Tamrielic history, reigning as Emperor Tiber Septim from 2E 854 to 3E 38. Tiber Septim started his career in service under the Cyrodilic king Cuhlecain, where he was known as General Talos. In this role, he fought to unify Cyrodiil and finally all of Tamriel, an effort that culminated in 2E 896 with the birth of the Third Empire. He declared the onset of the Third Era at the end of the same year.
Tiber Septim ruled for 81 years and is considered by many to be the greatest emperor in history. He gave his name to the lineage of Cyrodilic Emperors known as the Septims. In the centuries following his reign, Tiber became revered as a god and saint, and is worshipped as one of the Nine Divines under the name of Talos, meaning "Stormcrown".
Provisional Governor Titus Alorius (?b - ?d)
Titus Alorius was one of the few Colovian officers who answered only to Tiber Septim, directly ruling the more rebellious of the newly conquered regions as provisional governors. In 2E 864, he was the civil and military administrator of the Western Reach, posted there to quell "banditry and lawlessness".
Emperor Titus Mede I (?b - ?d)
Emperor during the early Fourth Era who came to power after the Oblivion Crisis. He founded the Mede Dynasty, fathered Prince Attrebus Mede, and also had an unidentified brother who was carefully monitored by the Penitus Oculatus to ensure that he made no attempt to usurp Titus I. Before his reign as Emperor, Titus I had been several things: a Colovian warlord, a soldier in an outlaw army, and a king in Cyrodiil. In 4E 17, he captured the Imperial City with less than a thousand men and seized control of the crumbling Empire from Thules the Gibbering. Although the Elder Council had preferred the rule of Thules because he was Nibenese, in the end they were persuaded to accept Titus I as a liberator rather than a conqueror. Not long afterward, Titus I successfully routed the army of another rival for the Ruby Throne, Eddar Olin. Titus I still reigned as of 4E 48, the year of the Umbriel Crisis.
Emperor Titus Mede II (?b - ?d)
Titus Mede II was an Emperor of the Third Empire of Tamriel during the Fourth Era. Soon after his coronation, Mede was pulled into the Great War by the Thalmor. In 4E 201, he visited Skyrim aboard his personal transport vessel, The Katariah. Some report that he was assassinated by the Dark Brotherhood, although conflicting reports claim the Dark Brotherhood was wiped out.
Tjurhane Fyrre was considered one of the finest Sages of the University of Gwylim, which he founded in the province of Cyrodiil. He was one of the few known remaining Ayleids, being born in the late First Era and dying at the age of 357 in the late-early Second Era. Tjurhane Fyrre studied the history of his people, when it was the Ayleid Empire, to when it became the tribal people of Tamriel. He was one of the few to publicly speak about his people and their religion, describing them as follows: "the nature of the tribes of Ayleid are multi-hued, their personalities often wildly different from their neighbor tribes."
Topal the Pilot (?b - ?d)
Topal the Pilot (also known as Torval the Pilot) was an Aldmer explorer and poet who discovered the Niben River and charted Tamriel's sea lanes in the Merethic Era. Topal sailed into Topal Bay (which was subsequently named after him) and up through the Niben River until he was deep in Cyrodiil. Here he taught the native Bird Men how to read and write in exchange for the Eight Islands, the future site of the Imperial City and White-Gold Tower. He made wide-ranging voyages, penetrating even into hostile environments such as Black Marsh, where he made some of the first recorded observations of Argonians: "manlike reptiles, fleet of foot and running the length of this great mire". Father Of The Niben is an epic describing Topal's voyages, but only fragments of the poem have survived. He is the patron saint of Leyawiin, where a statue of him can be found in the southwest corner of town.
Torasa Aram (?b - ?d)
Torasa Aram was a wealthy Dunmer noblewoman who lived during the late Third Era. She used her wealth to establish the Museum of Artifacts, a museum in the Godsreach district of Mournhold. By offering large sums of money to adventurers, she was able to collect a significant number of artifacts, items of great and often divine power.
Her museum's collection was expanded greatly in 3E 427 due to the patronage of the Nerevarine, who sold many valuable artifacts to Torasa. In return for several donations made by the Nerevarine, Torasa parted with an ancient Dwemer Battle Shield from the Battle of Red Mountain. This shield contained a piece of Trueflame, the fractured blade of Nerevar which was later reforged by the Nerevarine.
As is the nature of great artifacts, many of the items from the museum's collection were not content to stay with one owner for long. Even by the time of the Oblivion Crisis in 3E 433, several artifacts had been reclaimed by their respective Daedric Princes, or had vanished to reappear elsewhere on Tamriel.
High Lord Torinaan (?b - ?d)
High Lord Torinaan was a Legendary Merethic Era folk hero of the Altmer. Called "the Foresailor", he is said to have been the first Aldmer to set foot on the Summerset Isles at a site called Nine-Prow Landing on the northern coast of Auridon. When the Aldmer settlers were threatened by beasts known as Gheatus, Ilyadi, and Welwa, Torinaan used the spells of his ancestors to slay them and render the land safe. He is credited as the founder of Firsthold, the first and oldest Elven city in the Isles. A complex of ruins bearing Torinaan's name, standing just southeast of Firsthold, is dedicated to worship of the Divines and is a traditional ritual site for Altmeri rulers.
Torradan ap Dugal, "Scourge of the Abecean Sea, Terror of the Gold Coast, Cutthroat of Hunding Bay, and Lord Captain of the Red Sabre" was the infamous captain of a pirate fleet known as the Red Sabre, who preyed on unescorted supply ships along the Gold Coast during the Camoran Usurper.
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Chieftain Torug gro-Igron (?b - ?d)
Orc chieftain who formed the first Orsinium in the Wrothgarian Mountains of High Rock. It grew from a few huts into a kingdom under his rule, though objective details on that kingdom are not known. Non-Orc paint a picture of a fortress ruled by savage law, leading raids on its neighbors along the Bjoulsae River. Orc historians call it a utopia, a peaceable land of agriculture and commerce. The truth is likely somewhere in between, but all written and archeological evidence was destroyed in the thirty-year Siege of Orsinium. Torug had died by the time the siege began in 1E 950, as Orsinium was then ruled by King Golkarr.
High King Torygg was the Jarl of Solitude and High King of Skyrim until his death at the hands of Ulfric Stormcloak in 4E 201. Torygg's father Istlod ruled as High King for almost twenty-five years, and upon his death, the Moot formally named Torygg his successor (despite the disruptive presence of Ulfric, who used the forum to voice his desire for Skyrim's independence). Torygg found Ulfric's calls for independence moving, and respected him for voicing such a bold, borderline treasonous opinion. That is why when Ulfric came to see him in Solitude, Torygg intended to hear more of his arguments for independence with an open mind; neither he nor his court suspected that Ulfric was there to challenge Torygg until it was too late to stop it.
According to Ulfric, he challenged Torygg for the right to be High King, knocked him to the ground with the thu'um, then dispatched him with a sword. Some others say Ulfric "shouted him to pieces" or "ripped him asunder". The Empire and a number of the Jarls, however, viewed the killing of Torygg not as the result of an honorable duel, but as regicide, due to the fact that Torygg was young and had only limited martial training, while Ulfric was a war veteran wielding the power of the thu'um, and moreover, that the duel had been Ulfric's first choice of action, rather than diplomacy. According to his court wizard Sybille Stentor, Torygg had held Ulfric in high regard, and he might have been persuaded if Ulfric had simply asked Torygg to stand with him. Upon Torygg's death, his beloved wife Elisif the Fair succeeded him as Jarl of Solitude, and sought to claim the title of High Queen, with the Empire's backing.
Emperor Tosh Raka (?b - ?d)
Tosh Raka was an emperor of Ka Po' Tun (or the "Tiger-Dragon Empire"), believed to have ruled some time towards the end of the Third Era. Through unknown methods, he purportedly transformed himself into a Dragon. Certain sources claim that this transformative process also turned him into a god, with some sources going as far to state that he is the Akaviri avatar of Akatosh and possibly holds a grudge against his “mirror brother”. Tosh Raka planned to conquer Akavir, and then set his sights on Tamriel.
Trechtus (?b - ?d)
Mane Tullar-dra (?b - ?d)
He died at some point before 2E 582. His remains are preserved in the Tomb of the Manes in Rimmen Necropolis, a huge tomb complex located southwest of the Rimmen itself. He was buried together with other prominent Manes: Zebiden-jo and Jinninji-ri. His spirit's rest was briefly interrupted in 2E 582 when The Vestige escorted the remains of the ancient Khajiiti ruler Jora-ri to the burial chamber in the Tomb of the Manes.
General Tullius (?b - ?d)
Tullius was an Imperial General of the Legion. Originally from Cyrodiil, he was appointed Military Governor of Skyrim and tasked with crushing the Stormcloak Rebellion. Tullius firmly believed that Ulfric Stormcloak and his rebellion were a threat to the Empire which had to be eradicated, and that Ulfric was nothing more than a power-hungry usurper. Among supporters of the Empire, Tullius was commonly regarded as their best hope for victory. A very taciturn and serious man, he initially held little interest in Nordic culture, viewing it as nonsense, but eventually he learned to respect it. Tullius also despised the Thalmor, and believed the Stormcloak Rebellion was a mere interlude in the Empire's real conflict with the Aldmeri Dominion, even going so far as to remark that they almost made him want to throw in with the Stormcloaks. He believed the entire rebellion could be blamed on the Thalmor, who stirred it up to force the Empire to waste precious resources and soldiers.
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Turala (?b - ?d)
A character in the historical fiction 2920, The Last Year of the First Era. In the series, the Dunmer woman was a lover of Duke Brindisi Dorom who was banished after becoming pregnant. She then became a witch of the Skeffington Coven in Phrygias, and later summoned Mehrunes Dagon to destroy Old Mournhold as an act of revenge after being led to believe the Duke was responsible for the coven's destruction.
- The Monomyth
- Events of Tribunal
- Arena Player's Guide
- Arena character creation scenarios
- Events of Arena
- English version of Arena's Manual Intro Story
- From The Memory Stone of Makela Leki — Makela Leki
- A History of Daggerfall — Odiva Gallwood
- Understanding House Dres — Solamar Dres, Grand Historian for the House
- Dres Grandmaster Memorial Medal item description in ESO
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Throat of the World: Skyrim — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- Brief History of the Empire v 4 — Stronach k'Thojj III
- Lord of Souls — Gregory Keyes
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- The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Orsinium — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- The Great Siege of Orsinium
- Galerion the Mystic — Asgrim Kolsgreg
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