Time Magic also known as time travel magic, time alteration, and chronomancy, is a type of magic which involves the manipulation and perversion of time. Manipulating time is notoriously difficult, with most known successes being entirely accidental or full of unintended, and very dangerous, consequences. The most notable and most devastating examples of time manipulation in history are known as Dragon Breaks, the most prominent of which being the Middle Dawn. This disaster was caused when the Marukhati Selective attempted to remove elven aspects from the Dragon God of Time, Akatosh, but instead wound up destroying linear time entirely for the equivalent of one thousand and eight years. Observers described it as a time of chaos and confusions, where all laws of reality were broken and causality did not matter. As such, most tried to steer away from causing such events going forward. The Psijic Order in particular took an active role in attempting to prevent future Dragon Breaks, regularly interfering when it seemed that time was fracturing.
Others, however, are unswayed by the dangers and have continued to attempt manipulating time, typically at a smaller scale than a Dragon Break. Sorcerers throughout history have often used powerful Tower-based artifacts such as the Numidium or the Staff of Towers to, either intentionally or unintentionally, alter the current timeline. Some have traveled through time through simpler and relatively safer means, such as entering and exiting Oblivion, where causality is not always concurrent with Nirn. The downside with this tactic is the unpredictability and unreliability of when you might end up.  Others have relied on the power of Daedric Princes to corrupt time, such was the case with Hermaeus Mora's library of time-travelling books in Shadowfen. Tonal Architecture has also been used repeatedly to send people and objects across space and time, both by Dwemer devices and Elhnofex inscriptions.  During the Dragon War, the Nords used an Elder Scroll to fling Alduin thousands of years forward in time.
Worshippers of Alkosh are known to create hourglasses capable of time manipulation via sacred ritual. Focusing on the time-lost sands within such an hourglass causes local perception of time to shift, making it seem as if time is standing still.
Some inhabitants of the Shivering Isles were known to practice chronomancy. They could use this ability to slow ones heart rate, breathing, movements, and even thoughts.
- ^ Bhagruan gra-Dunk's dialogue in ESO
- ^ a b Earil's dialogue in Shivering Isles
- ^ Events of the A Step Back in Time questline in ESO
- ^ Lady Edwyge's Notes — Lady Edwyge
- ^ On the Detachment of the Sheath — Arch-Prelate Fervidius Tharn
- ^ Gahgdar's dialogue in ESO
- ^ Where Were You ... Dragon Broke — Various
- ^ a b Psijic Order questline in ESO: Summerset
- ^ The Warp in the West — Ulvius Tero
- ^ Darien Gautier's dialogue in ESO: Summerset
- ^ Sibellec the Old's dialogue during Wyrd and Coven in ESO
- ^ Gandranen Ruins loading screen in ESO
- ^ Events of the Tones of the Deep questline in ESO: Greymoor
- ^ Events of the The Ebon Sanctum questline in ESO: Summerset
- ^ Paarthurnax's dialogue in Skyrim
- ^ Events of Skyrim
- ^ Sacred Hourglass of Alkosh in ESO
- ^ Soulfire Dragon Illusion ritual fragments in ESO