Tribunal:Sotha Sil

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Sotha Sil (in_sotha_sil00)
Location The Clockwork City, Dome of Sotha Sil
Species Sotha Sil Soul Unknown
Level Unknown Type Special Creatures
  • none (already dead)
Other Information
Health 0 (Dead) Magicka Unknown
Sotha Sil
Sotha Sil
Sotha Sil's home in his Clockwork City
Sotha Sil in death


Sotha Sil, or Seht, wizard-mystic god of the Dunmer and "si" in the Almsivi, was the most enigmatic member of the divine Tribunal. Known as the Father of Mysteries, Magus, Magician, Sorcerer, Tinkerer, Clockwork God, the Light of Knowledge, and the Inspiration of Craft and Sorcery, Sotha Sil was said to be reshaping the world from his hidden Clockwork City. The last survivor of a minor Dunmer House from a long-forgotten town, Sotha Sil became a great wizard in life and later discovered how to use Kagrenac's Tools on the Heart of Lorkhan to steal its divine powers and become a god. He is an architect of time and a binder of Oblivion.

For more information, see Sotha Sil.

Following the Fabricant attack on Mournhold, Almalexia suspects that he has gone insane and orchestrated the attack. She asks for you to travel to the Clockwork City and stop his "mad schemings", saying that if he cannot be negotiated with, the only option is to kill him. Upon arriving in the final chamber of the city, Sotha Sil's dome, he will be lying motionless in the center, and attempting to interact with him will show the following message:

"You have found the body of Sotha Sil, his lifeless husk dangling from a contraption of his own making. Someone has obviously been here before you."

Almalexia will then arrive and reveal that she was behind the attack, killing Sotha Sil and unleashing his fabricants upon Mournhold. Almalexia will then proclaim that she alone will be the savior of the Dunmer people, and intends on killing on and Vivec to achieve that goal, just prior to attacking you.

Related Quests[edit]

  • The Mad God: Find the supposedly mad Sotha Sil in his hidden Clockwork City for Almalexia.


  • Sotha Sil is not technically an NPC or creature, but rather an activatable asset (similar to a door or button) and therefore cannot be resurrected through console commands or other means.
  • Sotha Sil re-appears in ESO and TES Legends. His appearance is rather different as he wears a robe and does not yet have robotic legs, though his mask bears some similarities to the one he wears in Tribunal.
    • The events preluding his death are also expanded upon. In ESO, dialogue with Sotha Sil reveals that he has the capability to analyze every possible scenario of a situation and predict the future. One of the main preset threat detections to the Clockwork City is called "Prospect Almalexia", with Sil himself saying "Almalexia does what she does because she cannot do otherwise. It will not end well. But then, even the best endings rarely bring joy." (a slight foreshadowing of his fate).
    • In the Return to Clockwork City story of Legends, it is revealed that Sotha Sil created a new source of energy called the Mechanical Heart to power the city after his inevitable death, and was protecting its chamber moments before Almalexia killed him.