Warlord Uchuiran (?b - ?d)
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 (?b - ?d)
Sage of Emperor Uriel VI famous for saying, "Uriel V conquered Esroniet, but Uriel VI conquered the Elder Council".
Admiral Uhlchesis (?b - ?d)
Admiral Uhlchesis was a Maormer cultist of Hermaeus Mora and a famous sailor known as the scourge of the Eltheric Ocean.
Warchief Ulaqth (?b - ?d)
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 orgnaised 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 (?b - ?d)
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 posses 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.
Baron Ulfe Gersen (?b - ?d)
Baron of Winterhold, married the sister of Emperor Uriel VI, Morihatha, and aided Uriel VI in wrestling power from the Elder Council.
Ulfgar the Unending (?b - 3E 427)
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 (?b - ?d)
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.
Ulliceta gra-Kogg (?b - ?d)
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 (?b - ?d)
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 (?b - ?d)
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)
Umaril the Unfeathered was an Ayleid sorcerer-king and champion of the Ayleid Empire in its twilight. Umaril was a "half-Elf", born of an Ayleid mother and a divine father from a previous kalpa. Using magic, Umaril bound his soul directly to the realm of his mistress Meridia, allowing his spirit to escape death and his physical body to travel between realms. Thus, Umaril would "never know death". Umaril appeared similar to Meridia's Daedric servants, the Aurorans, though much larger. He favored "ruin-from-afar," preferring to send minions to attack and weaken his foes before he would risk direct combat.
Pelinal Whitestrake went alone in the White Gold Tower, where he challenged the Ayleid sorceror-king Umaril to single combat and defeated him. Umaril was not destroyed or truly slain, but only cast beyond the bounds of Nirn. Umaril was defeated by Pelinal at the start of the First Era during the human uprising against the Ayleids, their "Slavemasters", and the fall of the White-Gold Tower. While Umaril escaped death, he was cast adrift in the "waters of Oblivion", and many thousands of years passed before he could return to Mundus. His return at the end of the Third Era was to seek vengeance upon the Divines who had brought about his fall. Aurorans under his command desecrated the chapel of Dibella in Anvil, and later the chapel of Mara in Bravil. He was finally defeated by the Divine Crusader before his plans could come to fruition.
The Underking (?b - 3E 417)
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. 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)
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 (?b - ?d)
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.
Lorekeeper Urag gro-Shub (?b - ?d)
Lorekeeper Urag gro-Shub was 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.
Warlord Urfon Ice-Heart (?b - 2E 582)
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)
Uriel Septim I was an Emperor of the Third Empire, crowned in 3E 48 or 3E 53. Son of Empress Kintyra, Uriel became the fourth Emperor of Tamriel after his mother's death in 3E 48. He 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. His son Uriel Septim II assumed the throne upon his death.
The level of Tamrielic unity he fostered would not be seen again until the days of Emperor Pelagius Septim IV. Uriel was the first of several emperors to use the name Uriel, a practice that ended with Uriel Septim VII's death.
Emperor Uriel Septim II (?b - 3E 82)
Uriel Septim II became the fifth Emperor of Tamriel after the death of Uriel I in 3E 64. Tragically, the rule of Uriel II was cursed with blights, plagues, and insurrections the likes of which wouldn't be seen again until the reign of his grandson Emperor Antiochus. His tenderheartedness inherited from his father did not serve Tamriel well, and little justice was done. He had two sons, Pelagius and Amiel, and a daughter named Princess Galana, who was originally promised to King Mantiarco of Solitude, but secretly married the Duke of Narsis instead. This prompted her father to promise Galana's niece, Potema to the King in order to avoid bad feelings between the kingdom of Solitude and the Imperial family.
Uriel II died in 3E 82 after 18 years of rule, a year after the wedding of his 14-year-old granddaughter the Princess Potema to King Mantiarco of the Nordic kingdom of Solitude, and was succeeded by his son, Pelagius II, to whom he left many problems due to his poor financial and judicial management. He was a character in the popular historical fiction The Wolf Queen.
Emperor Uriel Septim III (Uriel Mantiarco) (3E 97- 3E 127)
Uriel Septim III (born Uriel Mantiarco) was the first cousin of Empress Kintyra II and son of Queen Potema of Solitude. Uriel III accused Kintyra of being a bastard, alluding to the famous decadence of the Imperial City during her father's reign. When this accusation failed to stop her coronation, Uriel bought the support of several disgruntled kings of High Rock, Skyrim, and Morrowind, and, with Queen Potema's assistance, coordinated three attacks on the Septim Empire. The first attack occurred in the Iliac Bay that separates High Rock and Hammerfell. Kintyra II's entourage was destroyed and the Empress was taken captive. Uriel III supposedly later killed Kintyra II in 3E 114.
Emperor Uriel Septim IV (Uriel Lariat) (?b - 3E 247)
Uriel Septim IV (born Uriel Lariat) was the child of Empress Katariah and her Imperial consort, a Breton nobleman named Gallivere Lariat. He left Wayrest in 3E 202 to reign as Uriel IV upon the death of his half-brother Cassynder. Legally, Uriel IV was a Septim: Cassynder Septim had adopted him into the family, when he had become King of Wayrest. Nevertheless, to the Council and the people of Tamriel, he was a bastard child of Empress Katariah. Uriel did not possess the dynamism of his mother, and his long forty-three year reign was a hotbed of sedition. Uriel IV's reign was a difficult and long one. Few of the Elder Council could be persuaded to accept him fully as a blood relation of Tiber. The Council had assumed much responsibility during Katariah I's long reign and Cassynder I's short reign, and a strong-willed alien monarch like Uriel IV found it impossible to hold their unswerving fealty. Time and time again, the Council and Emperor were at odds; and time and time again, the Council won the battles. Since the days of Pelagius II, the Elder Council had consisted of the wealthiest men and women in the Empire, and the power they wielded was overpowering. Uriel IV died in 3E 247 with the throne going to a cousin more closely related to Tiber Septim, his cousin Cephorus II. During his reign in 3E 246, the Elder Council, in an attempt to clear up some questions of property rights in Skyrim and discourage absent and foreign landlords, decreed that any man without a liege who occupied a castle for more than three months would be granted the rights and titles of that estate.
Emperor Uriel Septim V (?b - 3E 290)
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)
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)
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. He additionally fathered at least two sons outside of wedlock: Calaxes (who was publicly acknowledged) and Martin (who was secreted away and unacknowledged).
Queen Urzoga gra-Batul (?b - ?d)
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.
Utheilla Direnni (?b - ?d)
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.[UOL 1]
Uwafa (?b - 2E 582)
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.
- ^ a b Brief History of the Empire v 4 — Stronach k'Thojj III
- ^ a b Events of Oblivion
- ^ French version of Arena Player's Guide Intro Story
- ^ Assassination!
- ^ Words and Philosophy
- ^ The Madness of Pelagius — Tsathenes
Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.