Lore:Temple of the One

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Temple of the One
Type Temple
Continent Tamriel
Province Cyrodiil
Region Heartlands
(City Isle)
Settlement Imperial City
Appears in Oblivion, ESO
The Temple of the One circa 3E 433

The Temple of the One is the largest religious structure in Cyrodiil, located in the Temple District of the Imperial City. This great structure, a staple of ceremony and official worship since the days of Reman I and the institution of the Dragonfires ritual, is dedicated to the ineffable deity of the Alessian Order. They called this spirit 'the One', identifying it as Akatosh, the 'Supreme Spirit'.[1] Although the Remans were not known to follow Alessian teachings, they regularly used the temple to worship, and Tiber Septim restored the building and its associated cult when he took the Dragon Throne.[2]

The Soulburst occurred here in 2E 578, when Mannimarco purposefully corrupted the coronation ritual of Varen Aquilarios.[3] In 3E 41, Tiber Septim's heir, Pelagius I, was murdered by the Dark Brotherhood while praying in the Temple of the One.[4] The Temple was the scene of the fiery resolution of the Oblivion Crisis: Martin Septim's sacrifice of the Amulet of Kings, the banishment of Dagon from Mundus, and the creation of the statue of Akatosh.[5]


  • During the Imperial Simulacrum in the late Third Era, there were two widespread temples called the Brotherhood of the One and the Conclave of the One.[6]
  • Upon her death, it was said that Empress Alessia was buried on the site of the Temple of the One.[7]


See Also[edit]


  1. ^ The Exclusionary Mandates
  2. ^ The Real Barenziah, v 3 — Anonymous
  3. ^ Chronicles of the Five Companions
  4. ^ Brief History of the EmpireStronach k'Thojj III
  5. ^ Light the Dragonfires story quest in Oblivion
  6. ^ Temples in the cities in Arena
  7. ^ The Legendary Sancre TorMatera Chapel