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Umbacano (?b - 3E 433)[edit]

Umbacano was an Altmer mage and suspected Ayleid Revivalist. In 3E 427, he was working at the Yassu glass mine in the dangerous Red Mountain region of Vvardenfell, along with a fellow Altmer Ayleid enthusiast named Sorcalin. By 3E 433, Umbacano had migrated to the Imperial City, become considerably wealthy, and had begun employing adventurers to seek out Ayleid artifacts across Cyrodiil for his private collection.

In 3E 433, Umbacano enlisted the Hero of Kvatch to search the province's Ayleid ruins for ten ancient statues known as the Ten Ancestors. He also tasked the Hero with recovering an ancient carving from the ruins of Malada, as well as the Crown of Laloriaran Dynar, the king of Nenalata. It is not known if the Hero recovered the crown or accepted rival collector Herminia Cinna's proposal to trick Umbacano into accepting the crown of the rival city of Lindai.

What is known is that Umbacano took one of the crowns to the throne room of Nenalata and attempted to use it in order to restore Nenalata to its former glory. There are conflicting accounts of what happened next; some say that Umbacano used the crown of Nenalata, resulting in his soul being replaced by that of an ancient Ayleid king, taking on a vampire-like appearance and resulting in his death at the hands of the Hero of Kvatch. Others say that he invoked the crown of Lindai and inadvertently killed himself, destroying the crown in the process. Regardless of the specifics, Umbacano is known to have died inside Nenalata.

Warlord Uchuiran (fl. 2E 582)[edit]

Warlord Uchuiran was one of the thirteen Reachfolk warlords of the Winterborn Clan. He lived during the Interregnum period, around 2E 582, and fought against the Orcs for his ancestral homeland, Wrothgar.

Sage Ugaridge (fl. 3E 4th century)[edit]

Sage of Emperor Uriel VI famous for saying, "Uriel V conquered Esroniet, but Uriel VI conquered the Elder Council".[1]

Admiral Uhlchesis (fl. before 2E 582)[edit]

Admiral Uhlchesis was a Maormer cultist of Hermaeus Mora and a famous sailor known as the scourge of the Eltheric Ocean.

Warchief Ulaqth (fl. 1E 2920)[edit]

Warchief Ulaqth was an Argonian ruler of the city of Lilmoth during the reign of Emperor Reman Cyrodiil III, in the last years of the First Era. He was known for his distrust towards the Dunmer, due to the slave-raids on his lands organized by the Duke of Mournhold.

He took part in the Four Score War in 1E 2920 and commanded the right flank of the Imperial army during the Battle of Bodrum on the 20th of First Seed, when Queen Naghea of Riverhold led the left flank and Lord Storig of Farrun charged with the vanguard. During that battle, the forces led by the member of the Tribunal Vivec ambushed the Cyrodilic army and almost completely destroyed it. Ulaqth's fate is unknown, and whether or not he perished in this battle is unclear.

Uldor (fl. before 2E 582)[edit]

Uldor was a powerful Maormer wizard who used to rule Khenarthi's Roost with the reign of terror. He learnt how to separate his spirit from his body, even in death. He was able to possess both alive people and corpses. He was not limited to commanding one body and could "wear" hundreds of mindless forms at a time, even in his undeath.

Witch Ulecia (fl. before 2E 577)[edit]

Ulecia was a legendary figure from the oral tradition of the Reachfolk. She was a witch of Reach origins known for her remarkable prowess in water magic and her ill-fated rivalry with her sister Tancia, an air mage of comparable power. Tancia and her sister were once revered as two of the greatest Reach witches, but their unquenchable desire for power ultimately drove them toward a perilous and destructive journey. The story of The Sister Who Turned Her Skin Red, named after Tancia's sister, served as a cautionary tale illustrating the dangers of an insatiable hunger for power.

Baron Ulfe Gersen (fl. 3E 4th century)[edit]

Baron of Winterhold, married the sister of Emperor Uriel VI, Morihatha, and aided Uriel VI in wrestling power from the Elder Council.[1]

Ulfgar the Unending (?b - 3E 427)[edit]

Ulfgar the Unending (or, alternatively, the Unyielding) was an Atmoran warrior from the Second Era or possibly even the Merethic Era. By his own personal account he and four close companions fought alongside the Atmoran legend Ysgramor as a member of the Five Hundred Companions. Many centuries later he and his four companions embarked on a quest to find Sovngarde. However, his companions Nikulas, Erlendr, and Hunroor were betrayed by the wizard Grimkell, who turned them into stone pillars at Brodir Grove on Solstheim. They were avenged by Ulfgar, who killed the wizard. Five hundred years later, Ulfgar was somehow still alive, and still searching for Sovngarde. In 3E 427, he met the Nerevarine, who agreed to help him find the Nordic paradise. Upon investigating, the Nerevarine informed the ancient Nord that the only way to reach Sovngarde is to die an honorable death in combat. Ulfgar challenged the Nerevarine, hoping to meet such a fate. The Nerevarine accepted his challenge, and the two engaged in mortal combat. In the end, a fourth pillar appeared at Brodir Grove, and Ulfgar met his old friends in Sovngarde. For more information, see the lore article.

Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak (fl. 4E ~161 - 201)[edit]

Ulfric Stormcloak of the Stormcloak Clan is known as the Jarl of Windhelm and the leader of the Stormcloak Rebellion. An incredibly divisive and controversial figure, Ulfric pitted Nord against Nord in a bid for religious freedom and political independence for Skyrim. For historical information on Ulfric, see the lore article.

Archmage Ulfsild the Evergreen (fl. circa. 1E 2250)[edit]

Archmage Ulfsild the Evergreen (also called Ulfie as a nickname by her ex-husband Shalidor) was a gifted witch, healer, and priestess of mixed Nord and Reachfolk heritage. Before she met Shalidor, she had already gardened a significant reputation, with her being obscured as three separate figures such as the Warrior-Witch of Kyne's Aegis, the Pale's priestess of Jhunal, and the Clever-Woman of the Druadach. She had a unique ability thought to have been gifted from Magnus which allowed her to see the flow of magicka on Nirn. This ability led her to the creatures she called Luminaries of Magic, beings of pure magic she likened to the face of Magnus himself. Collaborating with these entities, she developed the art of Scribing, the precursor to the modern Spellcrafting system.

Ulliceta gra-Kogg (fl. 2E ~532 - 582)[edit]

Ulliceta gra-Kogg was an Orc mage that lived during the Interregnum of the Second Era and the late Third Era.

Ulliceta was from the Kogg Clan of Orcs, but was later inducted into the Psijic Order around 2E 232. She was forced to abandon her previous life in favor of the Old Ways, which is the central focus of the Psijic Order. Ulliceta gra-Kogg would study at the Psijic Order for many years, gaining a reputation among her teachers, being called Adma'na, which is "poor listener" in High Elvish. Around 2E 582, Ulliceta had uncovered the Eye of Rememberance and decided to traverse the Traitor's Vault, which was formerly Mannimarco's laboratory during his time on Artaeum. Ulliceta and an associate of the Psijic Order explored the ruins, uncovering Mannimarco and Vanus Galerion's early history and rivalry. However, Ulliceta was caught by the Relicmaster, Glenadir. This resulted in Ulliceta's banishment from the Psijic Order. She would later relocate to the newly-built second Orsinium, where she remained at the Temple of Ire.

Ulliceta gra-Kogg quickly joined the local Mages Guild and eventually became the Magister of the Mages Guild at Nova Orsinium. Ulliceta was at the forefront of defending the use of Necromancy against Voth Karlyss, the Magister of Corinthe. In the end, Arch-Mage Hannibal Traven banned guild mages from practicing the Black Arts at the end of the Third Era. It was revealed that not only was Ulliceta an apologist of Necromancy, but a practitioner; when the Order of the Lamp attempted to apprehend her, she was able to escape their clutches. Ulliceta's argument in favor of Necromancy was documented in The Black Arts On Trial, as Traven felt it was worthy of inclusion. Her ultimate fate is unknown.

High Priest Uluscant (fl. 1E 5th century)[edit]

Uluscant was the High Priest of Hermaeus Mora in the Ayleid city Bisnensel. He overthrew the rule of King Laloriaran Dynar between 1E 453 and 1E 460 by resorting to visions and murder.

Shaman Ulvoch (fl. 2E 582)[edit]

Shaman Ulvoch was a Reachfolk shaman and a spiritual leader of the Crow-Eye Clan during the Three Banners War, circa 2E 582.

Umaril the Unfeathered (?b - 3E 433)[edit]

Umaril the Unfeathered (sometimes Umar-Il) remembered by his enemies as Umaril the Accursed, was an Ayleid sorcerer-king of the Ayleid Empire, and beyond that, liege-lord of the other Ayleid sorcerer-kings, a right he was bestowed thanks to his incredible power and status as the most favored champion of the Daedric Prince Meridia. He ruled from the throne room of the Temple of the Ancestors in the province of Cyrodiil, and during the reign of these Elves, the tradition of referring to the holder of the Cyrodiilic throne as the Cyrodiil originated. His control over the White-Gold Tower also earned him the appellation Dread Castellan. Umaril was of such might that he was said to be able to slay the greatest of warriors with a single blow. He had an appearance akin to a golden Angel, which was represented by his helm's visage and his signature unfeathered wings. He wielded a golden-hued sword artifact that was known as the Unfeathered Greatsword, or more simply, Umaril's Sword. He was finally defeated by the Divine Crusader before his plans could come to fruition.[2]

The Underking (?b - 3E 417)[edit]

The Underking (sometimes UnderKing), or the Evil One, was a mysterious figure of myth and legend, known throughout Tamriel in the Third Era (and by some accounts, even earlier). His legions of living and undead followers were called his Agents, and he was known to be opposed to Mannimarco, the King of Worms and his cult of necromancers. The Underking was one of seven factions in the Iliac Bay region that played a major role in events preceding and during the Warp in the West in 3E 417.

The Underking was the "old bugbear" of fairy tales dating back to the earliest years of the Septim dynasty. Some tales described him as a very old, very powerful lich—or at least, something resembling one. Others claimed he was the most powerful mage who ever lived. Somehow, this mage "lost his heart" and his very being was transformed. The mage's heart "disappeared", and without it, the Underking could not truly live or die.

The stories were largely true, though the Underking's identity remains a matter of dispute. Most sources (notably, the Underking himself) claim he was once Zurin Arctus, Battlemage of Emperor Tiber Septim. Zurin also went by his Breton name Arnand the Fox. As the Underking, Arctus has been associated with Magnus, the god of magic, and was stated to be the most powerful mage to ever live. However, according to The Arcturian Heresy the Underking was Ysmir Wulfharth, a supernatural being said to have lived many lives, and who was an ally of Tiber Septim. Among Wulfharth's numerous purported titles was "Underking". The King of Worms was also rumored to be the Underking.

For more information, see the main Lore article.

Ungolim (?b- 3E 433)[edit]

Ungolim was a Bosmeri assassin who was the Listener of the Dark Brotherhood during the Oblivion Crisis. Stationed in Bravil at the time, he met his end during the Dark Brotherhood's crisis in its search for a traitor.

Thane Unnvald Ironhand (fl. 2E 6th century)[edit]

Unnvald Ironhand was a Nordic noble from the mid-Second Era. He was most well-known for assembling the Nords of Skyrim and leading a series of campaigns against the Dunmer of Morrowind after a raid killed his family in Riften. He returned home as a celebrated hero but when the Ebonheart Pact formed sometime later, he was disgraced and sentenced to the Thanedom of Fullhelm Fort, a stronghold near the pass between provinces. Unnvald's prized weapon was Bonebane, a two-handed sword[nb 1] that was originally kept on a memorial that overlooks Morrowind to the east.

Shaman Uraccanach the Witchman (fl. before 2E 582)[edit]

Uraccanach the Witchman was a revered shaman among the Reachfolk. He fervently advocated for the recognition and adherence to the five distinct aspects of Hircine: Alrabeg the Hunter, Storihbeg the Manbeast, Uricanbeg the Great Stag, Gulibeg the Quick Fox, and Hrokkibeg the Mighty Bear, and was known to cooperate with Academy of Chorrol to some degree, leading to the transcription and publication of some of his statements and texts by a scholar affiliated with the institution.

Lorekeeper Urag gro-Shub (fl. 2E - 4E 201)[edit]

Lorekeeper Urag gro-Shub is a long-lived Orc scholar, who held the position of the Arcanaeum Librarian, within the prestigious College of Winterhold. He diligently safeguarded and conserved the numerous tomes housed within the library's vast collection, from the days preceding the onset of the Third and throughout the Fourth Era. He was a skilled conjurer and practitioner of restoration and destruction.

Urdiir the Guardian (?b - ?d)[edit]

Urdiir the Guardian (also referred to as the Guardian of Y'ffelon, or simply Urdiir) is a powerful nature spirit taking form of a chimera called from the Green by Druid King Kasorayn. Urdiir's purpose was to protect the sacred seeds, the temple of Y'ffelon, and the Sower. They were described as a wild, fierce, and wonderful guardian.

Warlord Urfon Ice-Heart (?b - 2E 582)[edit]

Warlord Urfon Ice-Heart was a Reachfolk leader of the Winterborn Clan and powerful Briarheart ice mage. He lived during the Interregnum period, around 2E 582 and was the last of thirteen warlords who fought against Orcs for his ancestral homeland, Wrothgar. He and his Winterborn were defeated during the siege of Frostbreak Fortress in 2E 582 by Kurog gro-Orsinium's forces and allies.

Emperor Uriel Septim I (?b - 3E 64)[edit]

Uriel Septim I was the fourth emperor of the Septim Dynasty. He was preceded as emperor by his mother, Kintyra I, and was succeeded by his son, Uriel II.

Uriel Septim was the son of Empress Kintyra I. In 3E 53, Kintyra I died, so Uriel was crowned Emperor of Tamriel. Uriel I was the great lawmaker of the Septim Dynasty, and a promoter of independent organizations and guilds. The Fighters Guild and the Mages Guild increased in prominence throughout Tamriel during his reign. He was described as a kind and tenderhearted ruler. The Empire would not return to the level of unity seen during Uriel I's reign until the days of Pelagius IV. He was the first of seven emperors to use the name Uriel, a practice that ended with Uriel VII's death in 3E 433. In 3E 64, Uriel I died and was succeeded by his son, Uriel II.

Emperor Uriel Septim II (?b - 3E 82)[edit]

Uriel Septim II was the fifth emperor of the Septim Dynasty. He was preceded as emperor by his father, Uriel I, and was succeeded by his son, Pelagius II.

Emperor Uriel Septim III (Uriel Mantiarco) (3E 97- 3E 127)[edit]

Uriel Septim III (born Uriel Mantiarco) was the ninth emperor of the Septim Dynasty. He was preceded as emperor by his first cousin, Kintyra II, and was succeeded by his uncle, Cephorus I.

Emperor Uriel Septim IV (Uriel Lariat) (?b - 3E 247)[edit]

Uriel Septim IV (born Uriel Lariat) was the fifteenth emperor of the Septim Dynasty. He was preceded as emperor by his older brother, Cassynder Septim, and was succeeded by Cephorus II.

Emperor Uriel Septim V (?b - 3E 290)[edit]

Uriel Septim V was an Emperor of the Septim Empire, crowned in 3E 268. He turned opinion back toward the potential power of the Empire. Turning the attention of Tamriel away from internal strife, Uriel V embarked on a series of invasions. In 3E 271, he conquered Roscrea, which would remain under the Emperor's direct control until the late Third Era, when it was annexed by Solitude. In 3E 276, Cathnoquey was conquered; in 3E 279 Yneslea; and in 3E 284 Esroniet was conquered. The Emperor is said to have been influenced in these early years by the Psijic Order.

Emperor Uriel Septim VI (3E 285 - 3E 313)[edit]

Uriel Septim VI was crowned when his father, Uriel V, was killed in Akavir on the battlefield of Ionith in 3E 290 when Uriel VI was but five years old. In fact, Uriel VI was born only shortly before his father left for Akavir. Uriel V's only other progeny, by a different woman, were the twins Morihatha and Eloisa, who had been born a month after Uriel V left. The consort Thonica as the boy's mother was given a restricted Regency until Uriel VI reached maturity. The Elder Council retained the real power, as they had ever since the days of Katariah I. The Council so enjoyed its unlimited and unrestricted freedom to make laws (and profits), Uriel VI was not given full license to rule until 3E 307, when he was 22 years old. He had been slowly assuming positions of responsibility for years, but both the Council and his mother, who enjoyed even her limited regency, were loath to give him reign. By the time he came to the throne, the mechanisms of government gave him little power, but the power to veto.

Uriel VI's power to veto was regularly exercised, and by 3E 313, he could boast with conviction that he truly did rule Tamriel. At some point, he journeyed to Lynpan March and encountered King Dead Wolf-Deer. He utilized defunct spy networks and guard units to bully and coerce the difficult members of the Elder Council. Morihatha became his staunchest ally, after her marriage to Baron Ulfe Gersen of Winterhold brought her considerable wealth and influence. However, Uriel VI died in 3E 320 when he fell from his horse and could not be saved by the finest Imperial healers, leaving Morihatha to take the throne.

Emperor Uriel Septim VII (3E 346 - 3E 433)[edit]

An engraving of Uriel Septim VII from the Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition

Uriel Septim VII was the twenty-first or twenty-fourth Emperor of the Third Empire and Septim Dynasty. Inheriting the throne from his late father, Pelagius Septim IV, in 3E 368, Uriel VII reigned for 55 of the 65 years he was crowned emperor, until his assassination in 3E 433.

During his rule Uriel VII wed Princess Caula Voria, and sired four legitimate heirs: Ariella, Geldall, Enman and Ebel.[3][4] He additionally fathered at least two sons outside of wedlock: Calaxes (who was publicly acknowledged)[5] and Martin (who was secreted away and unacknowledged).[2][nb 1]

Mad Urkazbur (?b - 2E 582)[edit]

Urkazbur, otherwise known as Mad Urkazbur, was a powerful and intelligent Snow Ogre shaman, known as the "Ice Elder of the Ogres" or the "mad Ogre wizard". Urkazbur resided in the wilds of northern Wrothgar, where he had gathered a small army of fellow Ogres. Urkazbur was considered unusually intelligent for his kind, even seemingly knowing how to read Tamrielic. He was a master of powerful totemic frost magic, his impressive abilities included the power to create enchanted duplicates of himself made entirely of ice. These effigies started out small, about the size of a child's doll, and would grow large enough to fight at his side. Urkazbur was known to regularly practice his ice spells.

Queen Urzoga gra-Batul (fl. 4E 176 - 201)[edit]

Urzoga gra-Batul also known as the Bloodfall Queen, is the Imperial Vassal who rules over the Bloodfall kingdom, she inherited the throne from her grandfather Durak gro-Batul.

Usunok (fl before 2E 582)[edit]

Usunok was an Orc hero held in high regard by the Orc branch of the Cult of Trinimac. He features in the Orsimer religious scripture The Book of the Warrior God and has a passage titled The Rage of Usunok devoted to him and his deeds. In this passage, he is described as a great hunter and warrior, known for his fury, charging only with his fists and the blessing of Trinimac, delivering a single, fatal blow to his foe. His deeds influenced the metalworking of the Trinimac Cult faithful. Those who follow the way of Trinimac call their rounded maces "fists of Usunok" in honor of his deeds. His strength was considered legendary, he could fall down a full-sized mammoth with a single punch.

Utheilla Direnni (fl. 3E 2nd century)[edit]

A member of the famous Direnni clan, wife of Emperor Magnus Septim, and, according to certain dubious sources mother of the infamously mad Emperor Pelagius Septim III. When war broke out, and living in High Rock became too dangerous, she fled to an old Direnni family manse on the Isle of Balfiera with Pelagius and his siblings.[6][UOL 1]

Uwafa (?b - 2E 582)[edit]

Uwafa was a Redguard necromancer who lived in the mid-Second Era. He was born in the city of Sentinel to a powerful family of Forebears. His father was Suturah, and he had two siblings: his brother Alasan, and his younger sister Shiri.

As a child, he and his siblings played with the Crown Prince Azah. Uwafa's sadism and fascination with death was evident from an early age. Circa 2E 562, his father Suturah was appointed as vizier to King Fahara'jad, and subsequently attempted to assassinate Fahara'jad by turning his other advisors into undead. Fahara'jad survived the attack, and Suturah was forced to flee into the Alik'r. With the aid of the Order of the Black Worm, he began to raise an army of undead Ra-Netu. As most Redguards refuse to strike their risen ancestors, Fahara'jad was forced to appeal to the pariah Ash'abah tribe for aid, tarnishing his reputation. The tribe slew Suturah and successfully put down the undead army.

Uwafa and Alasan were quick to follow in their father's steps. Circa 2E 578, Uwafa had joined the Order of the Black Worm and was operating in the city of Daggerfall, where he kidnapped and sacrificed innocents in the name of Mannimarco. He attempted to do the same to Flaccus Terentius, but was driven off by a stray dog. Shortly after this, he returned to Sentinel and was confronted on the docks by Flaccus. Uwafa fled, leading the Imperial deep into the city before knocking him unconscious and bringing him to an undead-infested crypt far outside the city. Uwafa branded Flaccus with the Mark of the Worm, but the ritual was interrupted by the Ash'abah, who forced him to flee. However, the branding continued to torment Flaccus for several years, eventually killing him and sending his soul to Coldharbour. Another of his victims was the alchemist Gargrell Sorick in Wayrest.

In 2E 582, Uwafa and Alasan had assembled a necromantic cult known as the Withered Hand, and openly attacked Sentinel with Ra-Netu raised from the harbor. They were driven off, but began raising more undead throughout the Alik'r after stealing the Ansei Wards. This catastrophe threatened to end Fahara'jad's rule, when he was forced to call upon the Ash'abah yet again. Uwafa himself was killed by the Vestige at Tu'whacca's Throne, a sacred burial site. Alasan was soon to follow, forcing their sister Shiri to abandon her cover as an innocent scholar and take control of the Withered Hand. The cult's ultimate goal was realized with the raising of Suturah as a lich in Motalion Necropolis, although he was quickly banished.

Uzdabikh (fl. 1E 10th century)[edit]

Uzdabikh was an Orcish hero who emerged from obscurity to become the celebrated figure of the Battle of Fharun Pass. Leading a warband tasked with defending a tunnel, Uzdabikh faced an unexpected onslaught from the Redguard army, resulting in the heroic defense of the pass. Armed with bow, axe, knife, and unmatched ferocity, Uzdabikh stood alone as her warband fell one by one. She fought relentlessly, and the tunnel became a bloody battlefield where one-thousand-and-one Redguards met their demise. Legends speak of a blessed helmet that shielded Uzdabikh from every attack, leaving her standing among the Redguard corpses when reinforcements arrived. Her helm disappeared during the ancient battle of Fharun Pass.

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