Lore:Second Era

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Note: The Second Era of Tamriel is also commonly referred to as the Common Era, CE.

First CenturyEdit

2E 1 — Beginning of the Second Era.
  • By decree of Potentate Versidue-Shaie, year one of the Second Era begins on the first of Morning Star. The marking of the new era commemorates the demise of the Reman Dynasty and Versidue-Shaie's official assumption of stewardship of the Second Empire.[1]
2E 4 — Versidue-Shaie establishes the Potentate wolf riders, causing a panic in Shornhelm.[2][3]
2E 5 — Companies using the new enchanted barding designed by Versidue-Shaie's battlemages received their orders to hunt and kill Reman loyalists. Though initially only horses, ponies and more earned the special barding and training.[4][5]
2E 7 — The Potentate sabre cat mounted regiment combed Skyrim for Reman loyalists, killing Solitude's wolves using "magical roars".[6][7]
2E 12Tjurhane Fyrre publishes Nature of Ayleidic Poesy, an account of his people and religion.[8]
2E 23 — The first Imperial bear cavalry come into by the 10th Legion, walk through Leyawiin's streets each week in a bear parade.[9][10]
2E 25 — The Potentate bought several herds of camels for delivery to Versidue-Shaie, as part of the 'Reman desert pursuit' where loyalists were chased by glowing camels from the enchanted barding.[11]
2E 27 — Dark Elf assassins chase Reman's loyalists around Red Mountain in Morrowind on luminous Potentate guar steeds, keeping the trained calves in Mournhold.[12][13]

Second CenturyEdit

2E 101 — Earliest mention of the Star-Gazers.[14]
2E 120 — Baroness Viana the Pure becomes ruler of Lainlyn.[15]
2E 148 — Baroness Viana the Pure dies.[15]
2E 182 — Reign of Zebiden-jo, Mane of Elsweyr.[16]
2E 182 — Sanguine's dog learns to play "undead", an event which is thereafter spontaneously celebrated by his followers.[17]
2E 184 — The dragon Grahkrindrog is slain.

Third CenturyEdit

2E 227Tjurhane Fyrre, the great Ayleid sage, dies.[8]
2E 230 — The first Mages Guild is formed.
  • Sickened by the foolishness of his superiors in the Psijic Order, Vanus Galerion founds the new guild in Firsthold.[19]
  • At around this time, a triad of Daedric PrincesClavicus Vile, Mephala and Nocturnal—make a deal with the Sea Sload K'Tora to acquire the Heart of Transparent Law—the Stone of the Crystal Tower. K'Tora uses mind magic to make Ritemaster Iachesis, the leader of the Psijic Order, steal the Heart. Trying to foil K'Tora's plan, Iachesis makes a deal with Nocturnal to learn a spell with which to hide the Heart in a language that could only be used by mortals. Unbeknownst to all, Iachesis hides the Heart within himself—but soon forgets these events, due to K'Tora's magic.[20] Shortly thereafter, the island of Artaeum—home of the Psijic Order—is removed from Nirn by the Order and goes missing.[21]
2E 231 — The Order of the Lamp, a knightly order, is formed to protect the newly established Mages Guild.[22]
2E 283 — Potentate Versidue-Shaie declares martial law at the Council of Bardmont.
  • Following the destruction of his fortress at Dawnstar, Versidue-Shaie convenes the Elder Council and declares martial law throughout Tamriel, warning the rebellious leaders of his vassal kingdoms to disband their private armies or face his wrath. This sparks 37 years of intense conflict, at the end of which Versidue-Shaie's Imperial legions stand victorious as the sole army in the land.[23]
2E 283 — An ill-fated Imperial expedition discovers the entrance to the ruins of Garlas Malatar.
  • Guided by the writings of the late Tjurhane Fyrre, an Imperial expedition surveys the surface ruins of the Ayleid city of Garlas Malatar and uncovers the entrance to the city's depths. The cohort constructs Fort Mistwatch within the ruins to serve as a base while they plunder the city, but soon every member of the expedition is forcibly converted into Meridian Purified by the guardians of the Wrathstone. The entrance to Garlas Malatar is once again lost, and the expedition's disappearance remains unexplained until three centuries later.[24][25]
2E 284 — The Draggin Tale tavern on Stros M'Kai was established.[26]

Fourth CenturyEdit

2E 301 — The kingdom of Camlorn is founded.[nb 1]
2E 309 — The Elsweyr Confederacy is founded.
  • Keirgo and Eshita, rulers of the minor kingdoms Anequina and Pellitine, marry. The kingdoms are combined to create the province of Elsweyr, sparking a great class war which almost results in outside intervention.[27][28][29]
2E 307 — The Ghost Harrowing occurs in Stormhaven.
  • The Menevia Catacombs and Menevia Abbey were abandoned afterwards.[30]
2E 309 — Reign of Rid-Thar-ri'Datta, Mane of Elsweyr.[28][27]
2E 311 — Mane Rid-Thar-ri'Datta reveals the Riddle'Thar Epiphany at Rawl'kha Temple.
  • The revelation marks a key event in modern Khajiiti theology.[31]
2E 320Dinieras-Ves, "The Iron" founded The Syffim, the forerunner of the Fighters Guild.
  • Since Potentate Versidue-Shaie had destroyed all armies but his own, the Syffim were intended to act as a hired army to suppress brigandage in the provinces.[23]
2E 321 — The Guild Act is approved.[23]
2E 324 — Potentate Versidue-Shaie is murdered.
2E 324Savirien-Chorak inherits the title of Potentate.
  • Potentate Savirien-Chorak succeeds his father, Versidue-Shaie. Although noted to be a poor administrator who was prone to mishandling the crises that occurred during his reign, Savirien-Chorak is credited with reversing the ban on forming local armies, and accepting Orsinium into the Empire.[23][33]
2E 342 — King Donel Deleyn of Daggerfall is crowned.
  • Donel Deleyn, head of the noble House Deleyn, assumes the throne of Daggerfall.[34]
2E 358 — Earliest known written record of the Dark Brotherhood
  • A note was found beneath the floorboards of an abandoned house in the Nordic village of Jallenheim. Depicting a war between two shadowy organizations, scholars speculate that this is a rare piece of evidence of the war between the Morag Tong and its hated offshoot, the Dark Brotherhood. The Brotherhood was probably in existence before this date, but its secrecy shrouds its true origins, though it was most likely formed by several ex-members of the Morag Tong.[35]
2E 360 — Earliest known date of a person enlisting the services of the Dark Brotherhood
  • This reference was found in the journals of Queen Arlimahera of Hegathe.[32]
2E 369 — The Dragonguard end the alliance between the dragon Nahfahlaar and King Casimir II of Wayrest
  • Although Nahfahlaar loses his protector, he manages to escape slaughter.[18]
2E 373 — The Atlas of Dragons is written
  • Brother Mathnan compiles an incomplete list of dragons slain by the Dragonguard and Akaviri since the time of the order's founding.[18]

Fifth CenturyEdit

2E 401 — King Donel Deleyn of Daggerfall dies.[34]
2E 401 — King Anton I of Daggerfall is crowned.
  • On 17 Hearthfire, Prince Anton inherits the throne of his father Donel Deleyn, becoming King Anton I of Daggerfall.[36]
2E 406 — Scandal rocks the Camoran factions in Grahtwood.
  • After it is revealed that the settlement of Cormount might be the source of dozens of potential heirs, its population is nearly doubled in one week as opportunists, the curious, and the cunning arrive in town. For months thereafter, weddings were a daily occurrence.[37]
2E 408 — Queen Sylvie, mother of King Anton I dies.[36]
2E 409 — King Anton I survives an assassination attempt.[36]
2E 412 — Earliest mention of the name of the Dark Brotherhood.
  • This reference was found in the journals of the Blood Queen Arlimahera of Hegathe. "...with the help of the Night Mother and her Dark Brotherhood, the secret arsenal my family has employed since my grandfather's time." It can be surmised that the Dark Brotherhood was already well organized in 2E 360 if her grandfather truly used them.[32]
2E 418Abnur Tharn is born.
2E 420 — The settlement of New Joy is burned to the ground.
  • Tensions reach boiling point between the native Bosmer of Cormount and migrants of New Joy.[37]
2E 422 — Formation of Abah's Landing Merchant Lords
  • Four mercantile houses begin working to elevate Abah's Landing and create a center for trade and commerce between High Rock and Valenwood. Despite their best efforts, the mercantile houses slowly become more corrupt and eventually become major criminal enterprises and rulers of the city.[39]
2E 425 — King Anton I survives a second assassination attempt.[36]
2E 428 — The Order of the Silver Dawn is founded.
  • In response to the "Curse of the Crimson Moon" werewolf crisis in High Rock, Adeliza Silver-Axe establishes the order after her beloved son is inflicted with Lycanthropy.[40]
2E 430 — Potentate Savirien-Chorak is assassinated, ending the Second Empire.
  • Savirien-Chorak and all of his heirs are murdered, ending the years of the Akaviri Potentate and the Second Empire of Cyrodiil.[32][41][42][43] Some historians date this event to 2E 431.[44]
  • Orsinium loses the status of an Imperial territory as a result of the death of the last Potentate and the dissolution of the Second Empire.[44]
2E 431Skyrim splits into Eastern and Western kingdoms.
  • After High King Logrolf is assassinated, Jarl Svartr of Solitude challenges the legitimacy of Logrolf's heir, Freydis, and a Moot is convened. Although Freydis is accepted by the Crown of Verity and named High Queen in Windhelm, a partial Moot held in Solitude declares Svartr to be High King. From then on, Skyrim is divided into an Eastern kingdom, ruled by the successors of Freydis, and a Western kingdom, ruled by the successors of Svartr.[45]
2E 431Orsinium is sacked by Breton and Redguard forces.
  • After losing its status as an Imperial territory, Orsinium is destroyed for the second time.[46][47] Some sources claim it happened the following year.[48]
2E 432 — The Order of the Hour is re-established in Kvatch.
2E 434 — The Pale Watch arrive in Wrothgar
2E 435 — The Lamia Invasion
2E 450 — King Anton I of Daggerfall dies.
  • On 11 Hearthfire, King Anton I's forty-nine year reign ends with his death. He is sealed in a tomb with the spirit of Magiul Shiana, his former Seneschal, serving as his guardian.[36]
2E 450 — Queen Donella of Daggerfall is crowned.
  • The daughter of Anton I, Donella, succeeds him to the throne of Daggerfall.[34]
2E 465Abnur Tharn becomes Chancellor of Elder Council
  • Abnur Tharn heads the Elder Council and serves as the Imperial Battlemage to the Cyrodiilic Empire.[38]
2E 467 — Jarl Hakkvild Yashnag-Slayer ends the Orcish chiefdom in Skyrim.
  • The Jarl of Falkreath defeats Yashnag gro-Yazgu and his champions in ritual trial by combat, and dissolves his thirty year chiefdom.[47] Orcish remnants flee west and establish Forsaken Stronghold in Bangkorai.[52]
2E 467 — The Kvatch Bread Riots.
  • The citizens of Kvatch revolt against the priests of the Cathedral of Akatosh after the red wheat blight devastates their crops for the second year in a row. Before rioters could burn down the city's Cathedral, the Order of the Hour intervened and slaughtered half of the angry mob. By the next season the blight had run its course.[49]
2E 480 — Baz Swordbreaker's brigand army attacks Kvatch
  • The charismatic Orc marauder leads his army to Kvatch, but is defeated by the Order of the Hour. The Primate of Kvatch thereafter grants the Order to form into an army during times of religious emergencies.[49]
2E 485Durcorach the Black Drake is born around this time.[34][53]
2E 486 — An Altmeri navy pursues a Maormeri fleet to Pyandonea.
  • After a fleet of Maormer ships is sighted off the coast of Alinor, King Hidellith orders his navy to give chase. The Altmer follow the Maormer through uncharted waters into an ambush near Pyandonea itself. Only one Altmeri ship survives to return to Alinor.[54]
2E 489 — The Blacksap Movement is founded in Grahtwood
  • The Cormount-based cultural organization hopes to formalize the Bosmer approach to the Green Pact, thereby preventing the misunderstandings that led to burning of New Joy.[37]

Sixth CenturyEdit

2E 515 — King Anton II of Daggerfall dies.[34]
2E 515 — King Bergamot of Daggerfall is crowned.
  • Anton II's nephew and only surviving heir, Bergamot, succeeds him to the throne of Daggerfall.[34]
2E 518Moricar, future emperor of Cyrodiil, is born.[53]
2E 521Emeric is born.
2E 522 — King Hurlburt of Shornhelm is crowned.
  • King Hurlburt of House Branquette, who led Breton forces at the Battle of Granden Tor, ascends to the throne.[56]
2E 532 — Prince Phylgeon, son of King Hurlburt, is born.[56]
2E 529Durcorach the Black Drake marches on Cyrodiil.
  • Having subdued rival clans and taken control of the Reach, Durcorach marches his army south and invades Cyrodiil.[53]
2E 533Durcorach the Black Drake conquers Cyrodiil and makes himself Emperor.[57]
2E 534Durcorach the Black Drake forges a new Elder Council.[53]
2E 536Varen Aquilarios is born.[UOL 1]
2E 540 — Primate Phrastus of Kvatch survives an assassination attempt.[49]
2E 541 — The Reachmen invade High Rock.
2E 541 — Chancellor Abnur Tharn discovers the "Scroll of Precursor Saints".
  • Found in the vaults below the White-Gold Tower, the scroll supposedly disproved Tharanus Ye Redde-Hand's connection to the Gradual Massacre in the First Era.[58]
2E 541Evermore is sacked.
  • After the death of King Heseph of House Moile, the city falls after only three days' siege by Durcorach the Black Drake. It was retaken by Duke Blaise Guimard, who was later elected to the throne. Some accounts place this event in the following year.[46]
2E 541Moricar declares himself emperor of Cyrodiil.
  • After Emperor Durcorach is killed at the gates of Daggerfall by Emeric of Cumberland and his army, a twenty-three-year-old Moricar takes the throne.[53]
2E 542Leovic, future emperor of Cyrodiil, is born.[53]
2E 542 — The First Daggerfall Covenant is formed.
  • After Hallin's Stand and Camlorn fell, Durcorach lays siege to Wayrest for fifty-seven days and nights, but is ultimately slain by Emeric. The kings of Daggerfall, Camlorn, Shornhelm, Evermore, and Wayrest sign the first Daggerfall Covenant after the victory.[59][55]
2E 546 — King Hurlburt of Shornhelm dies, ending his reign.
  • Prince Phylgeon's inheritance was championed by House Montclair. House Branquette and Tamrith supported his elder half-brother, Prince Ranser.[56]
2E 546 — Prince Ranser ascends to the throne of Shornhelm.
  • The Council of the North meet to consider the claimants to the throne. Through various political machinations, King Hurlburt's illegitimate son wins by a narrow victory.[56]
2E 546Jorunn is born.
2E 551 — The Bloody Funeral occurs in Rivenspire.
  • What started off as an argument at the burial grounds of Sanguine Barrows erupts into a bloody skirmish between the houses of Tamrith and Montclair.[61]
2E 555Ayrenn is born.
  • Ayrenn, the future Queen of Alinor and leader of the Aldmeri Dominion, is born on the 5th of Second Seed to King Hidellith and Kinlady Tuinden of Summerset Isle.[62]
2E 559 — The War of Two Houses.
2E 560 — The Knahaten Flu originates in Stormhold.
  • A strain of the Knahaten Flu hits northern-Black Marsh causing many deaths. The Argonians were strangely immune to the flu which has led some to believe that they were responsible for it in some way. The flu continued until around 2E 603.[64][44]
2E 561 — Emperor Moricar and his son Leovic begin planning the creation of the Four Ambitions.[53]
2E 561 — The Knahaten Flu recorded throughout Shadowfen.
2E 561 — The largest orichalcum deposit in recorded history is found.
  • Earl Emeric proposes to use the resulting wealth to enhance Wayrest's fleet and improve trade throughout High Rock.[59]
2E 561Svargrim is crowned High King of Western Skyrim.[UOL 2]
2E 562Orcrest and Riverhold are retaken from the Colovians.
  • After the Colovians annexed northern Elsweyr, using the time the Khajiit were too weak due the Knahaten Flu, Namu—mother of the Lunar Champions Shazah and Khali—and her squad helped in the campaign to retake Orcrest and Riverhold. Namu however died in the fight with General Quintilius. The exact date of these events might be few years later.[67]
2E 563 — The Voyage of the Crimson Ship occurs.
  • A vessel filled with Kothringi tribesmen fleeing from the Knahaten Flu leaves Black Marsh on 9 First Seed. After spending over a year being turned away from port after port, it sets sail to the west and is never seen again.[19]
2E 563Emeric is crowned King of Wayrest.
  • Earl Emeric is elevated to the throne and House Cumberland becomes the second royal dynasty of Wayrest after the Knahaten Flu kills the entire Gardner royal family.[55][59]
2E 563 — Emperor Moricar launches a failed assault on Western Skyrim.
  • Emperor Moricar leads his forces out of the Reach and into High King Svargrim's territory. At gates of Solitude Svargrim's massive army fell upon Moricar's forces, routing them in a single battle.[53]
2E 564 — Emperor Moricar dies.
  • Gravely wounded from the battle at Solitude, Moricar retreats to the Imperial City. Despite the best attempts of both Imperial and Reach healers, Moricar never recovers from his injuries.[53]
2E 564Leovic becomes emperor of Cyrodiil.[53]
2E 565Orcrest is infested by the Knahaten Flu.
  • A team of alchemists, under the lead of Ubraz—father of the Lunar Champions Shazah and Khali, was sent to Orcrest to fight the flu. But the disease proved to be too potent and the entire team died.[68]
2E 565 — The Great Troll Rut.
  • Unseasonably warm weather in Skyrim drives hordes of trolls across the western half of the province while "locked in unspeakably horrid acts." High King Svargrim helps stop the rampage.[69]
2E 565 — The Flay Blight infects Vvardenfell
  • Hundreds of Dark Elves on the western shore of Vvardenfell contracted rashes that caused irritated, blotchy skin. The Flay Blight was caused by a change to the alchemical formula of a popular face cream of the time.[70]
2E 566Ranser's War erupts.
  • Offended that King Emeric refused the hand of his daughter in marriage, King Ranser launches a surprise siege on Wayrest in Last Seed.[48][56]
2E 567 — The Greater Daggerfall Covenant is formed.
  • Following the events of Ranser's War, the provinces of High Rock and Hammerfell sign the Second Daggerfall Covenant with the Orcs of Orsinium.[48][59]. King Emeric grants the Orcs the right to reestablish Orsinium.[48]
2E 568 — King Blaise of Evermore dies.
2E 568 — Brother Annulus writes Annals of the Dragonguard.
2E 572 — The Second Akaviri Invasion
  • Ada'Soom Dir-Kamal's army lands in northeast Skyrim and captures Windhelm, killing Queen Mabjaarn and Nurnhilde. En route to Riften, Dir-Kamal learned it was protected by forces under Jorunn the Skald-King and Wulfharth the Ash-King, and bypassed that city in favor of attacking Mournhold. Dir-Kamal was then trapped between Jorunn's forces and a Dunmer army led by Almalexia; with the timely aid of a phalanx of Argonian troops, they drove the Akaviri invaders into the sea to drown.[60] Another account states that the Akaviri invaders of Morrowind were wiped out when Vivec flooded the land.[72]
2E 572 — Jorunn the Skald-King is crowned High King of Skyrim.
  • Having defeated the Akaviri invaders, Jorunn returns to Windhelm and is crowned High King of Skyrim in the throne room of the Palace of the Kings.[60]
2E 572 — The Ebonheart Pact is formed.
2E 573 — Emperor Leovic commissions the first Emperor's Guide to Tamriel.[74]
2E 576Varen's Rebellion begins.
2E 576 — The Frostfall Coup occurs in Rimmen.
  • Euraxia Tharn's Imperial forces take control of Rimmen, assassinating the Khajiiti king Hemakar and his family. Euraxia proclaims herself Queen of Rimmen.[58]
2E 576 — Conflict between Kvatch and Anvil erupts.
  • Shortly after Carolus Aquilarios assumed temporary command of Kvatch, Anvil's Imperial prefect Ephrem Benirus attempts to seize Varen Aquilarios's property and holdings. Carolus repels several attacks on Kvatch, and severely weakens Anvil's defenses.[77]
2E 577Fortunata ap Dugal declares herself governor of Anvil.
  • Captain Fortunata takes advantage of the weakened city and deposes the Imperial Prefect with her pirate army.[78]
2E 577 — The Nordic Hold of Karthald is established.
  • High King Svargrim creates the Hold to guard Western Skyrim's southern border from incursions by the hostile Reachmen. The town of Karthwatch is also established shortly after.[79][80]
2E 577 — Varen's Rebellion ends.
  • After a bitter war, Varen Aquilarios's forces storm the Imperial City and defeat Emperor Leovic's last remaining legion.[81] Varen personally kills Leovic in the Imperial Throne Room and proclaims himself emperor.[75][53]
2E 577 — Emperor Varen Aquilarios leads the Five Companions on a quest to retrieve the Amulet of Kings.
2E 578 — Chancellor Abnur Tharn commissions a revision of the Emperor's Guide to Tamriel.[74]
2E 578/579 — The Soulburst occurs.[nb 2]
  • Mannimarco betrays Varen Aquilarios during his attempt to use the Amulet of Kings to become Dragonborn, corrupting the ritual and breaking the ancient covenant with Akatosh that sealed Nirn from Oblivion. An explosion of arcane energy, the Soulburst, causes Varen to vanish, and its mystical aftershocks sweep across Nirn, causing mages to die or go mad, Daedra to appear in greater numbers, and the constellation of the Serpent to dominate the night sky. In the ensuing chaos, the Daedric Prince Molag Bal deploys Dark Anchors to begin pulling Nirn into his realm of Coldharbour to merge the two together, a process known as the Planemeld.[75][84][82]
2E 579 — The Gold Coast secedes from the Empire
2E 579Clivia Tharn becomes Empress Regent following the disappearance of Varen Aquilarios.
  • In her husband's absence, Clivia Tharn assumes regency over the Imperial Throne. Clivia's reign reportedly ushers in a time of "madness, murder, and decay".[55]
2E 580 — Ayrenn is crowned Queen of Alinor.
  • After disappearing in 2E 573, Ayrenn was assumed lost and her eldest brother Prince Naemon was named the next heir to the throne. When King Hidellith died and Naemon prepared to assume the throne, Ayrenn returned to Summerset Isle, asserted her prior claim, and was crowned.[62]
2E 580 — The First Aldmeri Dominion is formed.
  • In need of allies following their own internal troubles, the provinces of Elsweyr and Valenwood petition Summerset for aid, and the nations join together to become the Aldmeri Dominion.[84][62]
2E 580 — The Three Banners War begins.
  • The Aldmeri Dominion, Ebonheart Pact and Daggerfall Covenant clash to wrest control of the Ruby Throne from the Empire of Cyrodiil and defend themselves against the Imperials under Molag Bal's influence. The Dominion seeks to reestablish Elven dominance over Tamriel to protect it from the carelessness of the younger races. The Covenant intends to restore the Second Empire and return peace and stability to Tamriel. The Pact desires to defeat the Imperials in order to preserve the independence of their homelands.[82][84]
2E 582 — The Five Companions are reformed.
2E 582 — The Mortuum Vivicus is destroyed.
  • The Fighters Guild successfully destroys the Mortuum Vivicus with the help of their newest Champion.[85]
2E 582 — The Mages Guild sanctuary of Eyevea returns to Tamriel.
2E 582 — The Planemeld ends.
  • The three alliance leaders meet on the island of Stirk in neutral territory to discuss an invasion of Coldharbour. After they fail to come to an agreement, they are attacked by the forces of Molag Bal, after which they give their blessings to the Mages and Fighters Guilds spearheading an assault into the Daedric realm. The combined forces of the Guilds charge into Coldharbour led by the Vestige. There, they destroy the Great Shackle, and seal the Planar Vortex, thus ending the Planemeld.[85]
2E 582 — Daedric plots in the Imperial City foiled.
  • In a final attempt to restart the Planemeld,[UOL 3] Molag Bal focused on the occupation of the Imperial City. A Dragonguard agent called the Drake of Blades, with the help of the Vestige, stopped Molag Bal's plot to destroy the Sublime Brazier, the key to rekindling the Dragonfires.[86] The attempt at a second Planemeld, the "Planemeld Obverse", is also stopped with the slaying of Molag Kena.
2E 582 — Molag Bal is banished
  • The Vestige banishes Molag Bal within his own realm, thus finally stopping his bid for merging Nirn and Coldharbour into one nightmarish hellscape. With it, the souls stolen by him are released from his clutches.[85]
2E 582 [nb 3]Orsinium considers withdrawing from the Daggerfall Covenant.
  • King Kurog of Orsinium is slain in late autumn after a failed attempt to unite the Orc clans of Wrothgar under his rule by assassinating clan chiefs who refused to follow Trinimac. Chief Bazrag of Clan Fharun is crowned the new king, restoring worship of Malacath. Since Orsinium's membership of the Daggerfall Covenant was based on an agreement between Kurog and High King Emeric, the chiefs of Orsinium consider leaving the Covenant.[87]
2E 582 [nb 3] — The Thieves Guild of Abah's Landing is restored to its former glory.
  • After a failed heist and the resulting persecution from Taneth, the Thieves Guild of Abah's Landing is restored to its prime and begins to spread its influence throughout Tamriel.[88]
2E 582 [nb 3] — Count Carolus Aquilarios of Kvatch emerges as the dominant power on the Gold Coast.
2E 582 [nb 3]Vvardenfell is saved from the machinations of Clavicus Vile and Barbas.
  • Seeking to gain entry to Sotha Sil's Clockwork City, the Daedric Prince and his minion steal the staff Sunna'rah, a tool Sotha Sil had created for experimenting on his power. The staff ends up in the hands of the Ashlander Conoon Chodala, who aspired to the title of Nerevarine. Chodala's use of the staff drains away the power of Vivec, which weakens the Warrior-Poet's hold over the moonlet Baar Dau and endangers all of Vvardenfell. Fortunately, the Champion of Azura, a clockwork mage, and an Outlander come to Vivec's aid. Chodala is discredited and defeated, Clavicus Vile's plot is thwarted, and Vivec's power is restored.[90]
2E 582 [nb 3] — A plot by Nocturnal to take over the Clockwork City is foiled.
  • Sotha Sil's Shadow, serving Nocturnal, is summoned and replaces him as ruler of the Clockwork City. At the same time, the Blackfeather Court enters the city and steals the Skeleton Key, which has been in the Clockwork God's possession. The Vestige, assisted by Divayth Fyr and the Clockwork Apostles, unveils the plot; but is unable to retake the Skeleton Key before it is taken by Sotha Sil's Shadow. Using the key, Nocturnal and the Shadow attempt to take over the Clockwork City; but are stopped by the Vestige, Divayth Fyr and a Clockwork Apostle, who save Sotha Sil by defeating his Shadow. Sotha Sil gives the Skeleton Key to Divayth Fyr for safekeeping.[91]
2E 582 [nb 3] — The Crystal Tower is saved from a triad of Daedric Princes
  • The three Daedric Princes Clavicus Vile, Mephala and Nocturnal attempt to execute their plan to take control of the Crystal Tower on Summerset Isle using the Heart of Transparent Law, which they had made Ritemaster Iachesis of the Psijic Order steal around 2E 230—who had also hidden it from them. After they trick Iachesis to reveal the Heart's location, that being within himself, they kill him; but Nocturnal betrays Clavicus Vile and Mephala by taking the Heart for herself. With it she takes control of the Crystal Tower, hoping to use its properties to achieve omnipresence in the entire Aurbis. However, her plans are foiled by the Vestige and the Psijic Order, assisted by the two betrayed Princes and a champion of Meridia, and the Heart is returned to the Crystal Tower.[20]
2E 582 [nb 3] — The Remnant of Argon is recovered and the Root-Whisper tribe is restored
  • The Vestige aids Cyrodilic Collections in recovering a powerful artifact that contains the spirits of a lost Argonian tribe in Murkmire.[92]
2E 582 [nb 3]Sheogorath unleashes various Daedric artifacts onto Cyrodiil
  • In order to relieve his own boredom at the Three Banners War, the Daedric Prince Sheogorath temporarily claims several artifacts belonging to the other Daedric Princes. He then offers them to the combatants in Cyrodiil to bring upheaval to the ongoing conflict.[93]
2E 582 [nb 3] — A Dragon threat is averted in Elsweyr
  • The Imperial battlemage Abnur Tharn accidentally unseals the legendary Halls of Colossus using the Wrathstone, believing it to contain a powerful weapon. This results in a rage of Dragons—sealed away by the Khajiiti hero Khunzar-ri in the Merethic Era—being unleashed upon Elsweyr.
  • The Dragons form an alliance with Euraxia Tharn, the ruler of Rimmen. The alliance is short-lived, as the Vestige slays Euraxia, bringing Rimmen back under the control of the Khajiit.
  • The Dragons plot to obtain lunar power of Jone and Jode using the Moon Gate of Anequina. They are stopped after the Vestige steps into the Plane of Jode, banishing the Dragon leader, Kaalgrontiid.
  • Khamira, the daughter of King Hemakar, is crowned queen of Rimmen.[94]
2E 582 [nb 3] — The Dragonguard is reformed in Southern Elsweyr
  • The ex-members of the Five Companions, Sai Sahan and the Vestige, assemble a new Dragonguard—largely consisting of ex-pirates and Imperial soldiers—to defend Pelletine from the Dragon threat. With the help of the Dragon Nahfahlaar, they manage to acquire the powerful artifact Mask of Alkosh and defeat the Dragon Laatvulon.
  • Kaalgrontiid returns to Elsweyr after having been banished, seeking to use the Aeonstone found on the island Dragonhold to gain the power of a god, becoming the prophesized Dark Aeon. The new-founded Dragonguard are aided by Nahfahlaar, Abnur Tharn and Queen Khamira in destroying the Aeonstone and defeating Kaalgrontiid. However, Kaalgrontiid is able to absorb a great amount of power before being killed, which risks destroying all of Elsweyr if not contained. Nahfahlaar and Abnur Tharn use their combined power to contain it, resulting in the disappearance and possible death of the latter.[95]
2E 582 [nb 3] — Death of High King Svargrim
  • House Ravenwatch agent Fennorian, representative of King Jorunn Lyris Titanborn, Princess of Western Skyrim Svana and the Vestige join forces to unveil the vampiric threat looming over Skyrim.
  • Rada al-Saran personally approaches High King Svargrim of Solitude, offering him incredible power in exchange for his servitude. The High King agrees and becomes a Vampire Lord. The Gray Host, together with the Icereach Coven, create harrowstorms, magical weather anomalies to pull their comrades out of Coldharbour, and then using the Stone Husks, to fully restore their corporeal forms allowing them to live once more, killing hundreds of inhabitants of Skyrim in the process.
  • The Gray Host takes control over Castle Dour and unleashes a powerful harrowstorm inside the city. After a great battle, High King Svargrim is slain and the Gray Host defeated and retreating from Western Skyrim.
  • Relations between Western and Eastern Skyrim improve as King Jorunn offers aid to the victims of the vampire attack. Princess Svana becomes Jarl of Solitude.[96]
2E 582 [nb 3] — The Gray Host is destroyed in The Reach
  • Reachfolk Ard Caddach consolidates more power over the Reachfolk clans. A faction of rebels led by Arana is formed in opposition to the power of the Ard.
  • The Gray Host unleashes an attack on the citizens of Markarth as a sacrifice for the Dark Heart.
  • Verandis Ravenwatch assisted by the Vestige, defeats Rada al-Saran, releases the souls harnessed by the Gray Host and resurrects the Reachfolk who died during the Gray Host assault on Markarth. The rebels and loyalists of the Ard join forces.
  • Peace treaty between the Reach, Western Skyrim and Eastern Skyrim is signed.[97]
2E 582 [nb 3] — Search for the Four Ambitions
2E 582 [nb 3] — Mehrunes Dagon banished to Oblivion

Seventh CenturyEdit

2E 603 — Last documented case of the Knahaten Flu.
  • Even after the plague passed, non-Argonians tended to avoid Black Marsh out of fear.[19][64]
2E 638 — The Mages Guild on Stros M'Kai gets fully chartered.[98]

Eighth CenturyEdit

2E 730 — Artaeum returns.
  • The island of Artaeum reappears, having vanished for 500 years. The Psijic Order returns with the island, but is no longer led by Iachesis.[21]

Ninth CenturyEdit

2E 803 — Rangidil Ketil is born.[99]
2E 812Rimmen secedes from Elsweyr.
  • Despite ostensibly becoming its own kingdom, Rimmen continues to pay tribute to the Mane of Elsweyr to ensure its independence.[28]
2E 828 — Probable birth of Tiber Septim.[nb 4]
2E 830 — The Aldmeri Dominion is reformed.
2E 831Cyrus is born.
  • Cyrus, the famous Redguard mercenary, is born in the city of Sentinel.[101]
2E 852 — The Tiber Wars begin.
  • Forces led by General Talos, later known as Tiber Septim, begin a series of conflicts that result in the unification of Tamriel under the Third Empire and mark the final years of the Second Era.
  • The stronghold of Sancre Tor is captured by Nord-Breton invaders. In the dead of winter, General Talos leads a daring assault against overwhelming odds, retakes the stronghold, and recovers the Amulet of Kings from the Tomb of Reman III below Sancre Tor.[102][103]
2E 854Cuhlecain is assassinated.
  • The King of the Colovian Estates is assassinated by a High Rock nightblade, just before his coronation as the Emperor. The assassin also burns the Imperial Palace to the ground and attempts to kill General Talos, who is crowned in Cuchlecain's stead as Tiber Septim.[104]
2E 862Thassad II dies.
  • The High King of Hammerfell, Thassad II, dies from natural causes, being considerably ill and old at the time of his death. After his death, the leader of the Forebears, Baron Volag, starts a revolution to reinstate the republic.[105]
2E 864 — The Battle of Hunding Bay.
  • Crown Prince A'tor, son of Thassad II, heir to Hammerfell and leader of the Crowns, leads his forces in continual victory over the Forebears. Desperate, the Forbears ask Tiber Septim for help, who sends his forces led by Lord Admiral Amiel Richton, who destroys the Crown forces at the harbor of Stros M'Kai.[105]
2E 864 — The Dwarven Reclamation Act is passed
  • Giving the Imperial Archaeological Society free reign of Dwarven ruins.[106]
2E 864 — The Stros M'Kai Uprising.
  • The date of the Redguard rebellion on the island of Stros M'Kai off the coast of Hammerfell. The Restless League, led by siblings Cyrus and Iszara, destroys the Imperial fleet in the harbor of Stros M'Kai and defeats the small contingent of the Imperial Legion stationed on the island.[107]
  • Lord Amiel Richton, Provisional Governor of Stros M'Kai, dies at the hands of Cyrus, wielding a sword enchanted with the soul of Crown Prince A'tor.[107]
  • Baron Volag comes out of hiding and retakes the Forebear city of Sentinel. Following the two uprisings, Emperor Tiber Septim is forced to sign a peace treaty on terms more favorable to Hammerfell.[107]
2E 865Symmachus is born.
  • Symmachus, future general of the Imperial Legion and husband to Queen Barenziah, is born.[19]
2E 882Dagoth Ur reawakens.
  • Dagoth Ur and his Ash Vampires awaken underneath the Red Mountain, where they bind themselves to the Heart of Lorkhan. They ambush the Tribunes during their annual ritual bathing in the Heart's power, and drove them off. From then on, the Tribunal was cut off from the Heart chamber, and would launch intermittent campaigns to attempt to force their way inside.[108]
  • The event led to Sotha Sil to begin development on the Mechanical Heart, a synthetic replication of the Heart of Lorkhan.[109]
2E 893Barenziah is born.
2E 896 — Tiber Septim conquers Tamriel.
  • Tiber Septim finishes conquering most of the lands of Tamriel with the aid of the Dwarven artifact Numidium and the battlemage Zurin Arctus, finally uniting Tamriel under the Third Empire. The time of Tiber's reign is considered by many to have been a just and glorious one, among the best of Tamriel's history.[110]
  • The beginning of the Third Era is pronounced by Tiber Septim at the end of the year.[110]


  1. ^ Mystery of Talara, v 1 states that in 3E 405 there was a millennial celebration of the kingdom's founding, making 2E 301 the year it was actually founded.
  2. ^ One source[55] suggests Varen's disappearance happened in 578, another[82] cites the Soulburst as occurring in 578, while others[75][83] say it occurred in 579.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n The exact years of these events are unknown, but they cannot have taken place before 2E 582. The loremaster of The Elder Scrolls Online, Leamon Tuttle, has stated that "time in-game is personal to [the player]. Given that multiple players can play content in any order, we've resisted the push to advance to 2E 583. For that reason, we assume that all events of ESO take place in 2E 582." [UOL 4]
  4. ^ The Wolf Queen, v1 suggests Tiber Septim was born in 2E 288, but since that would mean he was nearly 650 years old when he died, it seems more likely that Potema was misremembering her lessons. The Arcturian Heresy states that Tiber was 108 when he died, which places his birth in around 2E 827-828. If Potema simply had the digits in the wrong order, 828 seems more likely.
  5. ^ Biography of Queen Barenziah asserts Barenziah was five years old at the time of the Armistice, which was made some unknown time in the final years of the era.


  1. ^ 2920, The Last Year of the First EraCarlovac Townway
  2. ^ Akaviri Potentate Wolf Pup pet description in ESO
  3. ^ Akaviri Potentate Wolf mount description in ESO
  4. ^ Akaviri Potentate Pony pet description in ESO
  5. ^ Akaviri Potentate Charger mount description in ESO
  6. ^ Akaviri Potentate Sabre Cat Cub pet description in ESO
  7. ^ Akaviri Potentate Sabre Cat mount description in ESO
  8. ^ a b The Wild ElvesKier-Jo Chorvak
  9. ^ Akaviri Potentate Bear Cub pet description in ESO
  10. ^ Akaviri Potentate Bear mount description in ESO
  11. ^ Akaviri Potentate Camel mount description in ESO
  12. ^ Akaviri Potentate Guar Calf pet description in ESO
  13. ^ Akaviri Potentate Guar mount description in ESO
  14. ^ The Unearthing of KardalaMuhay at-Turna
  15. ^ a b GhraewajTidasus
  16. ^ Shazah's dialogue in ESO
  17. ^ Chee-Saak's dialogue in ESO
  18. ^ a b c Atlas of DragonsBrother Mathnan
  19. ^ a b c d e Tamriel Timelines, The Daggerfall ChroniclesRonald Wartow
  20. ^ a b Events of ESO: Summerset
  21. ^ a b Fragment: On ArtaeumTaurce il-Anselma
  22. ^ Origin of the Mages GuildThe Archmage Salarth
  23. ^ a b c d History of the Fighters Guild
  24. ^ Depths of Malatar quest in ESO: Wrathstone
  25. ^ Face Meridia’s Minions Within the Depths of Malatar on the official ESO website
  26. ^ Sign outside the Draggin Tale in Redguard.
  27. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Sugar and Blood: the Cats of the SouthImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  28. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr ConfederacyImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  29. ^ The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: ElsweyrFlaccus Terentius, 2E 581
  30. ^ Pariah Catacombs loading screen in ESO
  31. ^ Rawl'kha Temple loading screen in ESO
  32. ^ a b c d The Brothers of DarknessPellarne Assi
  33. ^ High King Emeric Answers Your QuestionsHigh King Emeric
  34. ^ a b c d e f The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: High RockFlaccus Terentius, 2E 581
  35. ^ Fire and DarknessYnir Gorming
  36. ^ a b c d e Journal of Magiul ShianaMagiul Shiana
  37. ^ a b c The Rise of Cormount
  38. ^ a b Chronicles of the Five Companions 4Abnur Tharn
  39. ^ Abah's Landing Merchant Lords, V. 1Tamonir, Master of Secrets for the Queen of
  40. ^ Purifier's JournalPurifier Cyrus
  41. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Seat of Sundered Kings: CyrodiilImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  42. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Wilds Remain: ValenwoodImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  43. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: All the Eras of Man, A Comprehensive History of our HistoryImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  44. ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Wild RegionsImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  45. ^ The Crown of FreydisTaleon Mythmaker
  46. ^ a b c The Royal House of King EamondSeneschal Derric Andras of
  47. ^ a b Orcs of SkyrimThora Far-Wanderer
  48. ^ a b c d The Fury of King RanserWafimeles Masteret (Lorekeeper)
  49. ^ a b c d e Order of the HourExordor Vasidius, Sermonizer, Priest of Akatosh
  50. ^ King Maxevian's OrdersKing Maxevian
  51. ^ Maormer Correspondence
  52. ^ Forsaken Stronghold loading screen in ESO
  53. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Secret History of the Longhouse EmperorsCouncilor Vandacia
  54. ^ The Maormer of PyandoneaImperial Geographical Society
  55. ^ a b c d e f Travails and Triumphs of a Monarch — His Majesty King Emeric
  56. ^ a b c d e Shornhelm, Crown City of the NorthLord Wylon, 39th Baron
  57. ^ History of Markarth: A Story in StoneConsul Cardea, the Ard's Administrator
  58. ^ a b House Tharn of NibenayCount Opius Voteporix
  59. ^ a b c d Guide to the Daggerfall Covenant
  60. ^ a b c Jorunn the Skald-KingHelgreir Lute-Voice, Bard of Windhelm
  61. ^ The Barrows of Westmark MoorSathyr Longleat the Elder
  62. ^ a b c Ayrenn – The Unforeseen QueenHeadmaster Tanion of the
  63. ^ War of Two HousesDrelisa Hlaalu, House Historian
  64. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The War with the Trees: Argonia and the Black MarshImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  65. ^ Knahaten Flu Confirmed
  66. ^ Drillk's JournalDrillk
  67. ^ Khali's dialogue in ESO
  68. ^ Shazah's dialogue in ESO
  69. ^ Meet the Character - High King Svargrim
  70. ^ Skin Blights By Any Other NameRavosa Ildram, House Healer
  71. ^ Annals of the DragonguardBrother Annulus
  72. ^ Varieties of Faith...Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
  73. ^ Guide to the Ebonheart Pact
  74. ^ a b The Improved Emperor's Guide to Tamriel: Author ForewordFlaccus Terentius, 2E 581
  75. ^ a b c d e Chronicles of the Five Companions 1Lyris Titanborn
  76. ^ Pirate Queen of the Gold CoastMidara Salviticus, Historian, University of Gwylim
  77. ^ The Wolf and the DragonMidara Salviticus, Historian, University of Gwylim
  78. ^ a b The Wolf and the Pirate QueenMidara Salviticus, Historian, University of Gwylim
  79. ^ Fenrar's dialogue in ESO
  80. ^ Guide to Western Skyrim: KarthaldImperial Surveyor Buntara Gravius
  81. ^ Groundskeeper's Letter
  82. ^ a b c Story of ESO, official ESO website
  83. ^ Introduction to the Lore of The Elder Scrolls Online
  84. ^ a b c The Chorrol Crier
  85. ^ a b c d e Events of ESO
  86. ^ Events of Imperial City
  87. ^ Events of Orsinium
  88. ^ Events of Thieves Guild
  89. ^ Events of Dark Brotherhood
  90. ^ Events of ESO: Morrowind
  91. ^ Events of ESO: Clockwork City
  92. ^ Events of ESO: Murkmire
  93. ^ Sheogorath's dialogue in the quest Chaos Magic in ESO
  94. ^ Events of ESO:Elsweyr
  95. ^ Events of ESO:Dragonhold
  96. ^ Events of ESO:Greymoor
  97. ^ Events of ESO:Markarth
  98. ^ Falicia's dialogue in TESA: Redguard.
  99. ^ Death Blow of Abernanit — Anonymous (with notes by Geocrates Varnus)
  100. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Aldmeri DominionImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  101. ^ Cyrus' biography on Redguard's old site
  102. ^ Battle of Sancre Tor
  103. ^ The Legendary Sancre TorMatera Chapel
  104. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: CyrodiilImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  105. ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: HammerfellImperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
  106. ^ No Trespassing
  107. ^ a b c Events of Redguard
  108. ^ Dagoth Ur's PlansTribunal Temple
  109. ^ Legends's Return to Clockwork City story
  110. ^ a b Brief History of the Empire v 1Stronach k'Thojj III

Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.

  1. ^ Special ZOS Lore Master Interview with Lawrence Schick
  2. ^ Lawrence Schick's Posts
  3. ^ Temple District background in the Future of The Elder Scrolls Online Panel from QuakeCon 2014
  4. ^ Elsweyr & Update 22 AUA