Lore:Uriel Septim VII

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Emperor Uriel Septim VII
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Emperor Uriel Septim VII shortly before his death (Oblivion)
Race Imperial Gender Male
Born 3E 346, 30th of Frostfall
Died 3E 433, 27th of Last Seed
Imperial City
Reign 3E 368-
3E 433
Previous Ruler Pelagius Septim IV
Next Ruler Martin Septim
Resided in Imperial City
Appears in Arena, Daggerfall, Oblivion, Oblivion Mobile, Legends

Uriel Septim VII (3E 346433) was the twenty-first emperor of the Third Empire and Septim Dynasty. Inheriting the throne from his late father, Pelagius Septim IV, in 3E 368, Uriel VII reigned for 55 of the 65 years he was crowned emperor, until his assassination in 3E 433. During his rule he had three legitimate sons with Empress Caula Voria; Crown Prince Geldall, Prince Enman and Prince Ebel[1], and two bastard sons with two other, unknown women: Calaxes Septim[2], and Martin Septim.

When Pelagius IV died in 3E 368 after an astonishing twenty-nine year reign, Tamriel was closer to unity than it had been since the days of Uriel I. His son, Uriel VII, succeeded him. He had the diligence of his grand-aunt Morihatha, the political skill of his grand-uncle Uriel VI, and the military prowess of his great-grandfather Uriel V. For sixty-five years he reigned and brought justice and order to Tamriel.[3]

In 3E 389, Uriel VII was betrayed by Imperial Battlemage Jagar Tharn, who imprisoned him in Oblivion.[4] Tharn then used illusion magic to assume the Emperor's identity. As the Amulet of Kings would warn the Elder Council in the event of Uriel VII's death, Tharn held Uriel VII in a dimension where time ran slower, ensuring it would take centuries for the true Emperor to die.[5] For the next ten years, Tharn abused imperial privilege but did not continue Uriel VII's schedule of reconquest. It is not entirely known what Tharn's goals and personal accomplishments were during the ten years he imitated his liege lord.[3]

Tharn was eventually defeated in 3E 399 by the Eternal Champion, who freed Uriel VII from his other-dimensional cell.[6] After his release, Uriel VII worked diligently to renew the battle to reunite Tamriel. Tharn's interference broke the momentum, but the following years proved that the lauded golden age of Tiber Septim could return to Tamriel once more.

Uriel took considerable personal interest in the Nerevarine Prophecy in Morrowind, and in 3E 427 he dispatched an agent of obscure origins to Vvardenfell to fulfill the legend, with apparent success.[4][7]

On the 27th of Last Seed, 3E 433, the three heirs of Uriel VII were assassinated by the Mythic Dawn, a Daedric Cult. Shortly afterward, the Mythic Dawn assassinated Uriel VII himself.[1][8] This left only an illegitimate son of Uriel VII named Martin Septim to claim the throne.[8]

Uriel VII was troubled all his life by dreams that showed him visions of the future, including his assassination and the start of the Oblivion Crisis that followed.[9] It was said that the dragon blood possessed by members of the Septim Dynasty allowed them to see more than lesser men.[10]



  • In Daggerfall, the player character is given a personal background history that is determined by their class. In some scenarios such as the Bard and the Rogue, the player character meets the Emperor's child and prince to the Empire. There are six possible names given to the prince. These include "Cassynder", "Cephorus", "Pelagius", "Trabbatus", "Uriel", and "Voragiel".[11]

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  • For game-specific information, see the Oblivion article on Uriel Septim VII.