Lore:The Lord

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This one hears the whispers of court—scheming and revelry behind closed doors ….
It is obscured by pride and hidden intent, but this one sees through that. It is the Lord that guides you—calculating, strong, ambitious, with the vigor of Alkosh.
But be wary. Even the mightiest nobles can be felled by a flick of a quill.
Baandari fortune-telling for those born under the Lord[1]

The Lord is a constellation of nineteen stars which is visible in the night sky during First Seed.[UOL 1] It is one of the Warrior's charges.[2] Those born under the sign of the Lord are thought to be stronger and healthier,[3] although they are sometimes referred to as Trollkin due to their innate weakness to fire.[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. Swords were linked to the Lord, master of sword and harrow, "who wieldeth both sword and plowshare, planting both seeds and foes". Their swords were meant to emulate the Lord, straight and wielded justly, in high law and low.[5]

The Lord is thought to oversee all of Tamriel during the planting.[3] The Lord is traditionally associated with Morihaus, alluding to his possession of the Lord's Mail.[6] The Dwemer associate the Lord with the letter e.[7]. Vivec once alluded that Wulfharth's birthsign is that of the Lord[UOL 2].

The Celestial Lord represents Warrior's strength and agitated him to forsake madness and return to health.[8]

The Lord and other charges of the Warrior are present in ancient Yokudan and Redguard poetry. He is associated with runes. After the blade of the Warrior was unmade by the Snake the chargers ceased to wander.[9] In another song he is "advancing through the night"[10] The legendary Star Man and his followers revered the Warrior's three charges: The Lord, the Lady, and the Steed, offering them gifts and incense as tokens of respect and devotion.[11]

According to the Reachfolk the charges, or the Lesser Stars (the Lord among them) are protected by the Guardians in the Sky who stand together against the Snake in the Stars.[12]

According to the Baandari fortune tellers, the Lord is linked to Alkosh.[1] The Lord was also believed to "prove a faithful patron as you confront ones fate".[13]


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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.