|Emperor Reman II|
|Next Ruler||Brazollus Dor|
Reman II was the third emperor of the Reman Dynasty. Historical records vary on the exact year of his birth.[nb 1] It's believed he assumed the throne around 1E 2804,[nb 2] following the deposition of his widely disliked predecessor, Emperor Kastav.
Said to be a master tactician, he frequently studied records of the battles he fought. When he conquered new territory for the Empire, he carefully established rule, and avoided causing too much disruption to local customs, traditions, and particularly to established trade. He gathered advisers from each province, and focused on his people more than many emperors ever had. As a result, Imperial culture spread across Tamriel, not through forced assimilation but free will as citizens came to accept and support the Empire by reaping the benefits of free trade, stability, and the development of better infrastructure. For many years peace prevailed across Tamriel, and many attribute his reign as the golden age of the Second Empire.
His first notable achievement as emperor was to negotiate a swift end to the Winterhold Rebellion which began in 1E 2804 under the rule of Kastav. The rebellion was a response to Kastav's policy of forced conscription through hostage-taking, but Reman successfully made peace with the angered Nord locals without further bloodshed. During his reign, he also abolished necromancy and Daedra worship in the Empire.
In 1E 2812, he permitted the construction of Alduin's Wall within Sky Haven Temple. Considered to be a wonder of the ancient world, its purpose was to record the accumulated dragonlore and prophecy that the Dragonguard possessed at the time. He returned to the temple in 1E 2818 to officially dedicate the wall and consecrate the Blood Seal upon its completion.
In 1E 2837, after many years of fighting, Reman successfully annexed the unconquered territory of Black Marsh in what became known as the Battle of Argonia, but not without heavy casualties to the Argonian resistance and disease. Not content with the conquest of Black Marsh, he launched a campaign to conquer Morrowind in 1E 2840. The conflict, known as the Four-Score War, was long and bloody, dragging on until 1E 2920. Ultimately, the war cost Reman his life and he was killed in battle in 1E 2843 at the age of 57. After his death, he was succeeded by Brazollus Dor.
Reman II's reign also saw notable developments in art. His court painter, Emilia Polus, revolutionized the art of landscape painting, ushering in the artistic realism that would come to characterize the Potentate period.
- Reman II: The Limits of Ambition — High King Emeric
- Annals of the Dragonguard — Brother Annulus
- Esbern's dialogue in Skyrim
- Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The War with the Trees: Argonia and the Black Marsh — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- High King Emeric Answers Your Questions — High King Emeric
- The Heartland codex entries in ESO