Lore:The Apprentice

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This one sees … the arcane. Yes, Magrus dances on light blue paws—tiny flames and the scent of incense ….
The paw prints of arcana are difficult to track.
This one sees … yes, it is the Apprentice that guides you. Impetuous. Prideful. You must be cautious. Know your limits, for none can see all ends.
Baandari fortune-telling for those born under the Apprentice[1]

This article is about the constellation. For the hero, see Apprentice.

The Apprentice (known as the Automaton to the Dwemer)[2] is a constellation of eleven stars which is in the night sky during Sun's Height.[UOL 1] It is one of the Mage's charges.[3] Those born under the sign of the Apprentice are thought to have an affinity for magic, but also a vulnerability to magic.[4]

Nedes who followed the Cult of the Stars modeled their weapons and armor after the constellations. Each part of their armaments was crafted in honor of a different constellation. Leg greaves were linked to the Apprentice, "right behind thee, to hold thee up to Sun's Height if thou falleth" "who supports ye master, and does all needful and minor-magical". Their armor was meant to emulate the Apprentice and was crafted to be "as supportful as ye Apprentice, and with a right good will."[5]

The constellations are present in ancient Yokudan and Redguard poetry.[6] In one of their songs The Apprentice is "learning through the night."[7]

The Dwemer associate the Apprentice with the letter i.[8]

According to the Reachfolk the charges, or the Lesser Stars (the Apprentice among them) are protected by the Guardians in the Sky who stand together against the Snake in the Stars.[9]

According to the Baandari fortune tellers, the Apprentice is linked to Magrus and associated with pride and impetuousness.[1] The Apprentice was also believed to "serve ones at the forge of destiny".[10]



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.