Lore:Mythic Dawn

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Tapestry of the Mythic Dawn

The Mythic Dawn was a secret cult that worshipped the Daedric Prince of Destruction, Mehrunes Dagon. The cult's existence can be traced back to the early days of Tiber Septim in the Second Era.[1] The cult carried out an assassination plot against Emperor Uriel Septim VII and his heirs in 3E 433. Their deaths brought about the Oblivion Crisis, which resulted in a Daedric invasion of Tamriel and the end of the Third Era.[2]

The Mythic Dawn was led by the "madman" Mankar Camoran, whose son Raven and daughter Ruma were his key lieutenants; all three were slain by the Champion of Cyrodiil.[2][3] The Mythic Dawn had many sleeper agents posing as regular townsfolk scattered throughout Tamriel, as well as a shrine to Mehrunes Dagon hidden in a cavern near Lake Arrius that served as their base.[2]

After the remnants of the Mythic Dawn were killed, Mehrunes Dagon's artifact, Mehrunes' Razor, was broken into three pieces.[4] These pieces were hidden by several families, but were reunited in Skyrim during the Stormcloak Rebellion.[5]

A museum dedicated to the Mythic Dawn was also opened in Dawnstar in 4E 201.[5]

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  1. ^ Tar-Meena's dialogue in Oblivion
  2. ^ a b c The Oblivion CrisisPraxis Sarcorum, Imperial Historian
  3. ^ Events of Paradise in Oblivion
  4. ^ The Keepers of the RazorSilus Vesuius
  5. ^ a b Events of Pieces of the Past in Skyrim
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