Lore:Divayth Fyr

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Divayth Fyr
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Divayth Fyr circa 2E 582
Race Dunmer Gender Male
Born 1st Era
Tel Aruhn
Resided in Vvardenfell
Appears in Morrowind, ESO, Legends

Divayth Fyr was Dunmer sorcerer of the age of about 4000.[1] He is a member of Great House Telvanni, though he generally stayed out of House politics.[2]

In the Third Era, Fyr lived in his tower of Tel Fyr in the Azura's Coast region of Vvardenfell along with his four "daughters" (female clones of himself), Alfe, Beyte, Delte and Uupse Fyr.[1][3]

HistoryEdit

First EraEdit

Divayth Fyr was a Dunmer sorcerer born as a Chimer in Tel Aruhn[4] in the early First Era who lived until at least the end of the Third Era, at the age of 4000, and who may still be alive today.[1] Divayth Fyr once studied on the isle of Artaeum, but is said to have left as a "sharp-elbowed upstart".[5]

In his youth, he dabbled in the forbidden art of necromancy, but he would eventually turn away from it to focus on other subsections of conjuration. He is mentioned in the book The Doors of Oblivion, as well as Varieties of Daedra (written by a former apprentice), which assert that, before his interest in Corprus, Fyr traveled to the Daedric planes of Oblivion. He is also the author of at least two books. One of them he wrote because he would grow tired of conjurers being generalized as necromancers and would write a book to educate the uninformed.[4] Although he once displayed great skill with necromancy, he did not wish to utilize it to attain immortality[6].

Second EraEdit

Sometime during the reign of Potentate Savirien-Chorak,[7] Fyr attempted to win the heart of Doctor Alfidia Lupus, but the enigmatic Morian Zenas, Professor of Transliminal Arts at the Arcane University, also desired her. Although Fyr was reputed to be popular among women and had been called a philanderer,[8] she ultimately chose Zenas over Fyr. Fyr helped Zenas enter Moonshadow, from which the human wizard journeyed to various other planes of Oblivion until he became lost in Apocrypha, and Lupus came to believe that Fyr was responsible for Zenas's fate when she discovered that Fyr had summoned Hermaeus Mora from a ritual contained in the Fragmentae Abyssum Hermaeus Morus. Doctor Lupus went missing shortly afterwards.[9]

Divayth Fyr was a friend of Sotha Sil and enjoyed contemplating his riddles, as well as the contemplation of pain. Circa 2E 582, Fyr planned to extend his tower of Tel Fyr into Abanabi Cave until a portal to his friend's Clockwork City's inexplicably opened up inside, spilling out Refabricants and Fabricants from the Halls of Fabrication. The Fabricant threat was neutralized when a large group of Undaunted accompanied him into the cave and then entered the Clockwork City portal, defeated the Assembly General, and disabled their production. Divayth then studied the portal.[10] He would then become interested in investigating the status of his Sotha Sil and would make preparations to re-enter the City. He enlisted the aid of the Vestige to journey there, where they would become involved in a plot with the Daedric Triad. Nocturnal, one of the princes of the triad, tried to take control of the Clockwork City. She summoned Sotha Sil's Shadow, who replaced him as ruler of the Clockwork City. Using the Skeleton Key, they attempted to unseat the real Sotha Sil from his Throne Aligned, and have the shadow take control of the Throne. The Vestige and the Clockwork Apostle Luciana Pullo intervened and defeated the shadow in combat, but Nocturnal had her shadows envelop the area as a countermeasure, in an attempt to consume the heroes. Luciana used her shadow-banishing light to keep Nocturnal's shadows at bay, and Divayth Fyr arrived during the battle and kept Sotha Sil alive and constrained the shadow. They bought the Vestige enough time to be able remove the Skeleton Key from the Throne Aligned and awaken Sotha Sil. Sotha Sil would then reunite with his shadow and banish Nocturnal from his realm. Sotha Sil gave the Skeleton Key to Divayth Fyr for safekeeping and returned to the Cognitum Centralis to make preparations for the Daedric Triad. [11]

Third EraEdit

Among other things, Divayth Fyr spent his time researching the Divine Disease, Corprus, and his Corprusarium was a refuge for anyone infected, including his oldest friend, Yagrum Bagarn, the last living Dwemer.[1][3] He took a deep interest in Dwemer history and collected many Dwemer artifacts.[1] By the Third Era, Divayth Fyr has also been in possession of several Daedric artifacts, among them were Scourge, Savior's Hide, and Volendrung.[1] He was willing to employ ruthless tactics, such as kidnapping, to achieve his ends.[1]

Prior to the ascent of the Nerevarine in 3E 427, Fyr believed that the Nerevarine Prophecy was impossible to fulfill, but the Nerevarine contacted Corprus from an agent of the Sixth House and sought out Fyr for the cure. The "cure" did not actually cure the disease but rather removed the negative effects, such as crippling physical deformities and insanity, while retaining the positive effects, including immunity to all diseases, increased strength and endurance, and possibly also immortality.[1]

Fourth EraEdit

It is unknown if the old wizard survived the cataclysms of the Red Year, though Kellen claimed that Divayth's daughter Alfe Fyr had survived and moved to Skyrim, where the Forgotten Hero met her to negotiate for passage into the Clockwork City[12].

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Events of Morrowind.
  2. ^ Response from Divayth Fyr
  3. ^ a b Guide to Vvardenfell
  4. ^ a b Sorcery is Not Necromancy!Divayth Fyr
  5. ^ Meet the Character - Divayth FyrLilatha
  6. ^ Divayth Fyr's Trials in Legends
  7. ^ He was a contemporary of Doctor Alfidia Lupus, an Imperial Ethnographer for Potentate Savirien-Chorak from 2E 418 to 2E 431 as noted in Crafting Motifs 1: The High ElvesDoctor Alfidia Lupus
  8. ^ Your Dauntless Deeds in Halls of FabricationFelvyn the Swordarm
  9. ^ Crafting Motifs — Various
  10. ^ Forging the Future quest in ESO: Morrowind
  11. ^ Events of ESO:Clockwork City
  12. ^ Events of Return to Clockwork City
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