Lore:Estre

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High Kinlady Estre
ON-npc-High Kinlady Estre.jpg
High Kinlady Estre
Race Altmer Gender Female
Resided in Auridon
Appears in ESO

High Kinlady Estre Errinorne was the wife of Prince Naemon of Summerset Isle, sister-in-law of Queen Ayrenn, canonreeve of the city of Skywatch in Auridon, and the leader of the Veiled Heritance under the guise of the Veiled Queen.

As leader of the Veiled Heritance, Estre sought to supplant Ayrenn, dissolve the Aldmeri Dominion, and expel all non-Altmer from the Summerset Isles.[1] To achieve this goal, Estre and her faction employed a wide variety of terrorist methods, as well as employing the help of Mehrunes Dagon, and establishing a pact with the Maormer High Command, wherein the two factions would cooperate in the conquest of Auridon, of which Estre would become viceroy under Maormer suzerainty, although Estre had no intention of allowing this to come to pass.[2]

While it was known to Ayrenn that Estre was bitter for having lost the throne to her, Estre's identity as the Veiled Queen remained a closely guarded secret among the Veiled Heritance. As such, Ayrenn sought to smooth over relations with Estre by granting her a higher position in the Thalmor to placate her, and visited Estre in Skywatch to partake in a formal ceremony for this purpose. However, the ceremony was interrupted by an Eye of the Queen who disclosed Estre's true identity to Ayrenn, in Estre's presence. Estre herself promptly escaped by teleportation, and began to operate more overtly.

After her escape, Estre made a bargain with Mehrunes Dagon promising her very soul in exchange for the support of his daedra to replace the now largely subdued Veiled Heritance. After sealing the bargain, she ventured to Dawnbreak, where the local canonreeve, Sinyon, continued to support her. Once there, she unleashed hordes of daedra on the town, largely leaving it in ruins and betraying Sinyon, before continuing north.

Per her agreement with Mehrunes Dagon, she unleashed more daedra upon Torinaan, a holy site of the Eight Divines in the north, before reaching her ultimate target - the city of Firsthold. Here, she was let into the city by its ruler, High Kinlord Rilis XIII, who remained oblivious to her true nature. Once inside, she opened four Oblivion Gates across the city in order to besiege it with her daedric army and kidnap Rilis. Ultimately, she was killed in the attack and the Oblivion Gates were closed, but most of Firsthold was left in ruins as a result.

As a result of her dealings with Mannimarco,[3] Estre's soul was claimed by Molag Bal after her death and came to reside in Coldharbour. There, Estre was confined to the Cliffs of Failure, forced into a cycle of never-ending battle against others who failed to uphold bargains made with Molag Bal. Eventually, an adventurer arrived at the site and joined in the 'game' in an attempt to rescue a group of Mages Guild members who found themselves caught up in it. The game's organizer ordered the adventurer to pick a prisoner to ally with, Estre included among the choices. The adventurer proved successful and as a reward was allowed to choose between rescuing the mages or their chosen ally. What decision they made, and whether the adventurer even chose to align themselves with Estre is unknown.

Notes[edit]

  • Estre was a worshipper of Mehrunes Dagon, and is known to have also had connections with the Tribunal and Mannimarco.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Why Don the Veil?
  2. ^ To The Veiled Queen — Sealord Malleroth Of Pyandonea
  3. ^ Letter with Singed EdgesHigh Kinlady Estre
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