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Lore:Morian Zenas

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Morian Zenas
Race Imperial Gender Male
Born 2nd Era
Resided in Imperial City

Morian Zenas is a master conjurer and the author of the book On Oblivion. As Professor of Transliminal Studies at the Arcane University, of which he was a founding member,[1] he made it his life's work to find a way into the realm of Oblivion, trying many different methods, but always failing.[2]


During his time attempting to access Oblivion, he obtained the unique ability to connect his mind with that of his pupil, Seif-ij Hidja, an ability which the two seemed to develop by accident. Eventually, however, Morian Zenas was able to find a way into Oblivion after meeting with the Dunmer wizard Divayth Fyr, who taught him a method that involved exploiting a series of portals to various realms created by a Telvanni wizard long missing and presumed dead. Morian Zenas used this method to cross over into the realm of Oblivion, where he was able to relate the experiences of his journey to Seif-ij Hidja using their mind connection ability.

During his travels, Morian Zenas traveled through five of the Planes of Oblivion: Ashpit, Coldharbour, Moonshadow, Quagmire, and Apocrypha. After arriving in the plane of Apocrypha, Morian Zenas' hunger for knowledge took over his mind as he gradually grew quieter, seldom whispering any thoughts into his pupil's mind, and when he did, they came to be very cryptic until finally, his whispers became unintelligible.[3] He recorded his writings in the books Secrets Overheard in Apocrypha‎ and Studies in Aprocrypha. Although his dates of birth and death are unknown, he was a contemporary of Doctor Alfidia Lupus, who was Imperial Ethnographer for Potentate Savirien-Chorak from 2E 418 to 2E 431. Fyr's "aid" in his disappearance into Oblivion may not have been benign. Dr. Lupus at least came to believe Fyr was jealous of Zenas, and so tricked him into a dangerous quest from which he was unlikely to return sane and alive. This is chronicled in her series on Crafting Motifs.[2]


  • Morian Zenas was one of the few individuals to have knowledge of Jyggalag as a Daedric Prince.[4] Fellow author Waughin Jarth assumed that his knowledge of this was a practical joke played on him by the other Princes, unaware that Jyggalag was real.[UOL 1]
  • According to Morian Zenas, the mortal mind is forced to interpret its surroundings as best it can when transported to a "place that is not a place".[5]

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