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Lore:The Amulet of Kings

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{{LetterPic|I}}n the first years of the [[Lore:First Era|First Era]], a powerful race of Elves called the {{Lore Link|Ayleids}}, or the Heartland High Elves, ruled central [[Lore:Tamriel|Tamriel]] with an iron hand. The high and haughty Ayleids relied on their patrons, the treacherous [[Lore:Daedric Princes|Daedra Lords]], to provide armies of {{Lore Link|Daedra|OBdisplay=daedra|SRdisplay=daedra}} and dead spirit{{Nst|s; w|ON=s. W}}ith these fearless {{Lore Link|magic}}al armies, the Ayleids preyed without mercy upon the young races of men, slaughtering or enslaving them at their whim.
 
On behalf of the suffering human races, [[Lore:Alessia|St. Alessia]], the first in the line of {{Lore Link|Cyrodiil}}s, sought the aid of [[Lore:Akatosh|Akatosh]], the {{Lore Link|Dragon}} God of Time, and ruler of the noble [[Lore:Aedra|Aedra]]. Akatosh, looking with pity upon the plight of men, drew precious blood from his own heart, {{Nst|and b|ON=b}}lessed St. Alessia with this blood of Dragons, and made a Covenan{{Nst|t: |OB=t that|SR=t that}} so long as Alessia's generations were true to the dragon{{Nst|d|ON=D}}ragon blood, Akatosh would endeavor to seal tight the Gates of [[Lore:Oblivion|Oblivion]]{{#switch:{{NS_ID}}|LO|ON= and deny|OB|SR=, and to deny}} the armies of {{Nst|D|OB=d|SR=d}}aedra and undead to their enemies, the Daedra-loving Ayleids.
 
In token of this Covenant, Akatosh gave to Alessia and her descendants the {{Lore Link|Amulet of Kings}} and the [[Lore:Dragonfires|Eternal Dragonfires]] of the {{Lore Link|Imperial City}}. Thus does Alessia become the first gem in the Cyrodilic Amulet of Kings. The gem is the Red Diamond in the middle of the Amulet. This is the Symbol of the {{Nst|{{Lore Link|Empire}} and later taken as the symbol of the [[Lore:Septim Dynasty|Septim]] line. It is surrounded|ON={{Lore Link|Empire}}, surrounded}} by eight other gems, one for each of the {{Nst|D|OB=d|SR=d}}ivines.

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