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Umaril in the spirit realm
Race Ayleid (Ada) Gender Male
Died 3E 433
Spirit Realm
Resided in Temple of the Ancestors
Garlas Malatar
Appears in Knights of the Nine, Legends
"As balangua, Ehlnada racuvar!” (“By my power, the mortal gods shall be cast down!”)

Umaril the Unfeathered (sometimes Umar-Il)[1] remembered by his enemies as Umaril the Accursed,[2] was an Ayleid sorcerer-king of the Ayleid Empire, and beyond that, liege-lord of the other Ayleid sorcerer-kings,[3] a right he was bestowed thanks to his incredible power and status as the most favored champion of the Daedric Prince Meridia.[4] He ruled from the throne room of the Temple of the Ancestors in the province of Cyrodiil, and during the reign of these Elves, the tradition of referring to the holder of the Cyrodiilic throne as the Cyrodiil originated.[5] His control over the White-Gold Tower also earned him the appellation Dread Castellan.[6] Umaril was of such might that he was said to be able to slay the greatest of warriors with a single blow.[6] He had an appearance akin to a golden Angel, which was represented by his helm's visage and his signature unfeathered wings.[7] He wielded a golden-hued sword artifact that was known as the Unfeathered Greatsword,[8] or more simply, Umaril's Sword.[9]



Umaril was born to an Ayleid mother. As for his father, Umaril claimed divine parentage, that his father was a God of the prior kalpa's World-River.[7] With this half mortal half divine parentage, Umaril was known as an Ada and referred to as a half-Elf.[10] One peculiar claim rattled off by Pelinal Whitestrake in a fit of madness is that he and Aka were responsible for the creation of Umaril.[11]

Campaigns and RuleEdit

Temple of the Ancestors

The Ayleid Empire lorded over Nedic slaves of countless tribes. These slaves were tortured and forced to do the bidding of their Elven masters.[12] Umaril being ambitious and wishing to expand the scope of the Ayleid power and influence engaged in campaigns.

Umaril the Unfeathered was a king with a reputation for leadership in battle.[13][14] Umaril would often strategically outfit his armies with exotic mounts to take advantage of his enemies' native terrain or local customs. He commanded military conquests into neighboring regions, including Black Marsh[15] and the territory of the Sunnatren.[16] Additionally, he would disrupt the activities of the Khajiit nomads of Elsweyr that his enemies traded with.[17]

Alessian Slave RebellionEdit

A painting depicting Umaril and Pelinal's battle

In 1E 242[18][19][20] a Nedic slave known as Alessia prayed to Kyne that the Nedes could garner the might to take vengeance on their Ayleid masters for their cruelty. In return, Kyne sent down her Demigod son Morihaus and by his side, a fierce warrior wearing futuristic armor called Pelinal Whitestrake. The pair arrived at the camp of Alessia having already killed several Ayleid chieftains. The stage for Nedic rebellion was set under the trio, with Alessia being the Slave-Queen.[21] Pelinal's armor and weapons were in fact gifts from the Eight Divines, who personally blessed Pelinal as their champion in the crusade against the cruel Ayleids.[6] The armor was effective, as no Ayleid weapon managed to pierce it.[10]

Alessia and Morihaus, who had become lovers, tended to the armies of the rebellion, whereas Pelinal settled for open, single combat against the prideful Ayleid Sorcerer-Kings.[10] Time and time again Pelinal defeated these Elven kings with relative ease.[10] The Ayleids feeling desperate made a pact with the Aurorans, Daedric servants of Meridia.[10] Also at this time, Umaril was appointed as champion giving him full control over the legions of Aurorans and Ayleids alike. Umaril from his citadel called upon Pelinal Whitestrake, challenging him to battle.[10]

Umaril summoned Thundernachs and sent them against the rebellions armies although they were dispatched by Pelinal, who stormed towards the White-Gold Tower alone in an act of brashness.[22] Pelinal breached the interior of the White-Gold Tower but Umaril, favoring ruin-from-afar[23], sent hordes of Elf and Daedra alike at Pelinal. Each enemy was slain but slowly Pelinal's blessed armor was chipped away at as Umaril had blessed his armies weapons with heavy Varliance that he had been hoarding ever since he issued challenge to Pelinal.[7]

Finally, after Pelinal was wounded to a degree Umaril made his appearance and the two Ada did battle. Despite his wounds, Pelinal was able to defeat, and seemingly kill, Umaril the Unfeathered.[7][24] The remaining Ayleid kings along with their Daedric allies descended on the depleted Pelinal, cutting him into eight pieces, leaving only his head behind in the White-Gold Tower.[7] Other sources state that it was Umaril who dealt this death to Pelinal however implying perhaps they both dealt each other mortal wounds.[25] Pelinal was dead, but Umaril and the Ayleid Empire were defeated, the Nedes controlled Cyrodiil and the Citadel.

Waters of OblivionEdit

When Morihaus entered the White-Gold Tower and discovered the head of his dear friend Pelinal, the two had one final conversation. During the discussion, Pelinal lamented that Umaril had deceived him and had not truly died. As it turned out, Umaril in his cunning had bound himself to the realm of his mistress Meridia, and upon his mortal demise at the hands of Pelinal, was merely cast through the Waters of Oblivion to reform much like any other Daedra, allowing him to cheat death.[12] Pelinal warned that he would no longer be able to protect mankind from the power and wrath of Umaril the Unfeathered, but Morihaus was confident that Pelinal would come again.[12] It is believed that Umaril spent much time in the Colored Rooms, regaining his strength and plotting his revenge. From there however, it is rumored Umaril could exert his will through mortals, indicated by the mortal in question having radiant yellow eyes much like Umaril himself.[26] Umaril eventually witnessed the death of his nemesis Alessia.[1] The remaining Ayleids were shocked that their mighty champion had been slain by a mere Man.[27][3] The memories of Umaril and many other sorcerer-kings were stored in an Ayleid memory crystal.[28]

At some point after his defeat, scholars of the topic would gather to re-enact the battle between Pelinal and Umaril, using well-crafted illusion magics to replicate the appearance of Umaril's armor.[29] Some of these scholars even tattooed imagery of this historic battle on their bodies.[30][31] Circa 2E 582, there were still those who venerated the Unfeathered in Cyrodiil, and they would continue to carry out his cruel will.[14] Those who didn't venerate him still acknowledged his incredible power.[32] Even his war mounts were still being used, and arms being created in his likeness.[8]

Umaril's ReturnEdit

Umaril in the spirit realm

Umaril returned to Tamriel circa 3E 433, at the end of the Third Era, to seek vengeance upon the Divines who had brought about his fall.[33] Aurorans under his command desecrated the chapel of Dibella in Anvil, and later the chapel of Mara in Bravil.[6]

The Hero of Kvatch learned of Umaril's return from an elderly prophet in Anvil, and that he must be conquered in both the physical and spiritual plane in order to be vanquished, a feat that would only be possible with the aid of the Divines and the Crusader's Relics.[6] The hero gathered the eight Relics originally used by Pelinal to destroy Umaril's physical form. With the prophet's guidance, the Crusader went on to find something which Pelinal did not, could not, have had when he battled Umaril: the Blessing of Talos. Armed with Talos' blessing, the Hero of Kvatch, now known as the Divine Crusader reborn confronted Umaril and his hosts in the Ayleid fortress Garlas Malatar.[34][35] Umaril noted with begrudging respect that the reach of his old nemesis Pelinal was long and engaged the Divine Crusader in battle.[33] The Crusader not only defeated Umaril on the mortal plane, but was able to follow him into the spirit realm, where the half-Elf finally met his end.[35]


See AlsoEdit


  • The Adabal-a by Morihaus — The memoirs of Morihaus, consort to Alessia and Taker of the Citadel
  • The Song of Pelinal — The life of Pelinal Whitestrake, assembled from various old fragmentary texts


  1. ^ a b The Illusion of Death
  2. ^ Pelinal Whitestrake's dialogue in Oblivion: Knights of the Nine
  3. ^ a b Umaril is UndoneThadoril
  4. ^ Meet the Character - King NarilmorTjurhane Fyrre
  5. ^ The Origin of Cyrus!Michael Kirkbride
  6. ^ a b c d e The Prophet's dialogue in Oblivion: Knights of the Nine
  7. ^ a b c d e The Song of Pelinal, v 7
  8. ^ a b Unfeathered Style in ESO
  9. ^ Umaril's Sword in Oblivion: Knights of the Nine
  10. ^ a b c d e f The Song of Pelinal, v 3
  11. ^ The Song of Pelinal, v 6
  12. ^ a b c The Adabal-aMorihaus
  13. ^ Umaril's Radiance Wolf description in ESO
  14. ^ a b Unfeathered Crate description in ESO
  15. ^ Umaril's Radiance Guar description in ESO
  16. ^ Umaril's Radiance Elk description in ESO
  17. ^ Umaril's Radiance Senche description in ESO
  18. ^ Frontier, ConquestUniversity of Gwylim Press, 3E 344
  19. ^ Shezarr and the DivinesFaustillus Junius
  20. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Seat of Sundered Kings: CyrodiilImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  21. ^ The Song of Pelinal, v 2
  22. ^ The Song of Pelinal, v 4
  23. ^ Auroran Commander Helm description in ESO
  24. ^ Staff of TowersHolven
  25. ^ The Song of Pelinal, v 8
  26. ^ Eyes of Umaril item description in ESO
  27. ^ Frostbitten Journal
  28. ^ Saromir's dialogue in ESO
  29. ^ Armor of the Unfeathered description in ESO
  30. ^ Unfeathered Battle Tattoo in ESO
  31. ^ Unfeathered Battle Visage in ESO
  32. ^ Lyris Titanborn's dialogue in ESO
  33. ^ a b Umaril the Unfeathered's dialogue in Oblivion: Knights of the Nine
  34. ^ Face Meridia’s Minions Within the Depths of Malatar
  35. ^ a b Events of Umaril the Unfeathered in Oblivion: Knights of the Nine