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Silvenar Varbarenth (fl. 3E 80)Edit

Varbarenth was the Silvenar of the Bosmeri people. Not much is known about him, except that he was the son of Varbaril. The timing of his assumption of the Silvenar role and the identity of his Green Lady counterpart is unknown. However, it is confirmed that he held the office as of 3E 80.

Vaia (fl. before 2E 582)Edit

Vaia was an Orc hero held in high regard by the Orc branch of the Cult of Trinimac. She features in the Orsimer religious scripture The Book of the Warrior God and has a passage titled Vaia's Courage devoted to her and her deeds. In this passage, she is described as a valiant defender, who managed to shatter the enchanted hammer of Rhogar the Destroyer with her small wooden shied.

Vaia's Golden Ash symbolizes the strength, heritage, and unity of the Orsimer people. The symbol originates from the ash tree, from which she carved out the shield that repelled the blow of Rhogar the Destroyer. Her deeds influenced the metalworking of the Trinimac Cult faithful. Those who follow the way of Trinimac often emboss their axes and shields with Vaia's Golden Ash.

Valaste (fl. 2E 582)Edit

Valaste was the Master of Incunabula of the Mages Guild during the Second Era, responsible for maintaining the guild's libraries, arcanaea, and seeking out new and interesting works to add to the collection. Born in the Summerset Isles, she spent the majority of her juvenile years studying the arcane arts and lore of the Aurbis vehemently. Throughout these years, she would earn a reputation for being reclusive and unable to stand other people. It is presumed that her father passed away around this time.

During her period of formal candidacy for entry into the Mages Guild, Valaste caught the attention of the guild's founder, Archmagister Vanus Galerion, who noted that she possessed a fine and rare mind, mentioning that "Not once in a century is a Mer with your talent born." She would later note her entry into the, at this time relatively newly-formed, Mages Guild as being the "Proudest day of [her] life." Her negative reputation would continue well into her time at the Mages Guild, with the other students and mages harassing her reclusive and studious behavior with insults. It was about this time that Valaste was beset with the death of her mother, her only source of comfort and inspiration to continue her scholarly vocation. Left without family, she nonetheless continued her studies in the Mages Guild. She rose to the position of Master of Incunabula, a position that was second only to the Guildmaster, allowing her to finally win over the admiration of her fellow guild members as an accomplished loremaster.

In 2E 582, she employed the help of the a new adept to retrieve four ancient tomes from a local dungeon. One of the tomes contained the title 'Summoning Rituals of the Arch-Mage', of which the contents appeared blank at first. Valaste then explained that mages in the First Era used a special ink that would only be revealed by arcane fire. Placing the tome in fire revealed a spell that could summon the Arch-Mage Shalidor himself. Once summoned, the Arch-Mage explained that he required help in reclaiming a sanctuary for the Mages Guild that was lost to a bet with the Daedric Prince of madness, known as Eyevea. Sheogorath agreed to give Shalidor the means of reclaiming the island, if his adept agreed to complete four trials for the Prince's amusement. The adept agreed to undertake the Trial of Eyevea, and was then subjected to various inane tests. At the end of each trial, the guild was given a tome containing clues to returning Eyevea to Mundus. Valaste took on the burden of decrypting these books, as Shalidor himself was forbidden to read them. The guild was eventually successful in restoring the island to Shalidor's ownership, but the efforts of translating the tomes had deteriorated the condition of Valaste's sanity. Sheogorath had effectively driven her to the point of complete madness but planned one last bargain for the adept to decide her fate. Two options were put forward for the adept to choose, one being to let Sheogorath take ownership of Valaste and take her to the Shivering Isles, with the reward of the powerful Folium Discognitum. On the other hand, the adept could have chosen to release Valaste from her bonds of insanity and return her to Mundus, to the admiration of Shalidor. However, it is ultimately unknown which decision the adept made in the end.

Valdar (fl. late Merethic Era)Edit

Valdar was a Nord warrior who resided within Valthume in ancient times. When the tyrannical Dragon Priest Hevnoraak died, Valdar swore to ensure that the lich never rose from his grave. That oath persisted for countless generations, beyond Valdar's own death.

In 4E 201, the Last Dragonborn entered Valthume and encountered the spirit of Valdar, whose strength was fading. The warrior would not be able to keep Hevnoraak at bay much longer, and asked the Dragonborn to bring him Hevnoraak's vessels so they could weaken the lich before he awoke. The Dragonborn collected the vessels and emptied them, preventing Hevnoraak from reawakening at full power as he'd hoped. The pair performed a ritual to awaken Hevnoraak in a weakened state, and the Hero defeated the Dragon Priest. With Hevnoraak vanquished, Valdar's duty was no longer necessary, and his spirit was finally able to rest.

Jarl Valdimar (fl. 4E 122)Edit

Jarl of Winterhold during the Great Collapse. He lost family during the catastrophe, and some of his council insisted that the College of Winterhold was to blame. Arch-Mage Deneth wrote to him soon after denying the allegation and urging calm in a letter.[1] The denizens of Winterhold remained resentful and angry at the College decades later.[2]

Valdur (fl. late Merethic Era)Edit

Valdur was an Atmoran warrior from the late-Merethic Era. In his lifetime, he was one of the Five Hundred Companions who died during the conflict against Sinmur, the half-giant chieftain. Valdur and his shield-sister, Hakra were buried in the Rift's western corners and bound to the region as its caretakers, to forever protect it from threats. He is buried in an underground barrow called Taarengrav, located south of Lake Geir and southwest of Nimalten.

Valindor (fl. 4E 201)Edit

Valindor is a Bosmer living in the Fourth Era. Being born and raised in Valenwood, as a child he played in the towering trees, living among his brethren. He later apprenticed in the holy city Silvenar under a master armorer. He evidently was a great student as his master urged him to take over his business on his deathbed but Valindor instead chose to leave Valenwood and wander Tamriel.

He would eventually settle in the Skyrim city of Riften, where he would take employment at the city's fishery and meadery. Valindor lived a humble life and was a pleasant member of the community, staying busy between his two jobs, giving to those in need, and encouraging addicts to become sober. Valindor however, occasionally expressed regrets over the simple life and routine he had become accustomed to and wondered if he should move on, little did he know a massive shakeup to his life was coming.

Valindor turned out to be a blood descendant of Lord Harkon, the Vampire Lord ruler of Volkihar. Only the descendants of Harkon could be conferred his blood to become a Vampire, and only under a certain alignment of the stars. The Volkihar identified Valindor as one of these such descendants along with the right aligning of the stars. The clan sent an individual to Riften to turn Valindor as they wished to have an informant in his area of the province. After receiving the unholy blood, Valindor was grateful for his transformation and considered it a gift.

Valsirenn (fl. 2E 582)Edit

Valsirenn was high ranking Psijic monk and member of the Conclave of the Eleven Forces. She was instrumental in stopping the Daedric invasion of Summerset and dispatching the Abyssal Cabal. Following the death of Iachesis in 2E 582 she took the position of interim Ritemaster and became the temporary leader of the Psijic Order, a long-standing monastic group of mages dedicated to studying the Old Ways.

Magister Varkenel (fl. before 2E 582)Edit

Magister Varkenel was a prominent figure within the House Telvanni. He was responsible for the creation of a new animal species Vvardvarks, adding to the unique fauna of Vvardenfell.

Grandmaster Vashu-Pir (fl. 1E 2734 - 2758)Edit

Vashu-Pir was the second leader of the Dragonguard, who, together with Ja'darri was responsible for the defeat of the Black Beast, Laatvulon. He was remembered as one of the four greatest Grandmasters the Dragonguard have ever known. He served as the Grandmaster from 1E 2734 to 1E 2758.

Vastarie (fl. early 2E - 2E 582)Edit

Vastarie, also known as the Witch of Azurah, is an Altmer Lich notable for her study of souls, the results which were a great boon to the dark arts of Necromancy. Prior to becoming a necromancer, she studied on Artaeum alongside other notable Psijic Monks, such as Vanus Galerion and Mannimarco. She is believed to be the first to discover how to use Sigil Geodes to bind spirits, and personally brought the first black soul gems to Tamriel after opening a portal to Coldharbour.[nb 1]

When Mannimarco first left Artaeum to form the Worm Cult, she and her future husband Telacar initially followed suit, eager to research soul magic more in-depth and support their friend. Soon however, Vastarie fled the Worm Cult when she realized the extent of Mannimarco's obsession with power. Eventually, she was forced to leave her husband as well, after the death of their son led him down a similar path.

Vastarie is a fervent worshipper of the Daedric Prince Azura. Sometime after her falling out with Vanus, she achieved lichdom and dedicated herself to serving Azura.

Valerica (fl. 4E 201)Edit

Valerica was the castigated wife of Lord Harkon, leader of the Volkihar clan. After Harkon made a deal with Molag Bal to become Vampire Lords, Valerica gained the honorary title of Blood Matron of Castle Volkihar. Valerica, Harkon and their daughter Serana had a falling out as Harkon became determined to blot out the sun forever. He required the blood of a true Daughter of Coldharbour to power Auriel's Bow, and he had the option of using either Valerica or Serana's blood. To stop him, Valerica sealed herself and the Elder Scroll inside the Soul Cairn, and hid away Serana, as well, so Harkon could never complete his ritual with their blood. While Lord Harkon still somewhat cared for Serana, he has no remaining respect for his estranged wife. Upon Harkon's death, Valerica was finally able to leave the Soul Cairn and returned to Castle Volkihar.

Valus Odiil (fl. 3E 433)Edit

Valus Odiil was an Imperial adventurer who wandered Tamriel in the late Third Era. He was an advanced user of heavy armor, having been taught by a Redguard soldier named Pranal in Hammerfell. He was once the wielder of the artifact Chillrend. Valus eventually settled down and had two sons, Antus and Rallus. He began working his ancestral farm just outside the city of Chorrol in Cyrodiil, and also owned a shack within the city. In 3E 433, too old to fight, he and his sons were driven from their farm by raiding goblins from the Great Forest. Unable to persuade the city guard to help, Valus enlisted the help of the Hero of Kvatch to aid his sons in reclaiming the farm.

Vanto (fl. before 3E 433)Edit

A renowned authority on magic. "Vanto's Third Law" deals with the "Conservation of Perception", and apparently dictates that absolute, permanent invisibility is impossible to achieve.[3][4]

Vanus Galerion (fl. 2E)Edit

Archmagister Vanus Galerion (sometimes Galerion Vanus), born as Trechtus, and called the Great Mage, was the founder of the Mages Guild and one of the most famous users of magic in the history of Tamriel. He trained with the Psijic Order along with fellow student Mannimarco. He strongly opposed Mannimarco's practice of necromancy, and would eventually lead an army of mages in a massive battle against Mannimarco's legions of undead, where he was killed.

Vardan (?b - 2E 582)Edit

Vardan was a Reachman member of the Bloodthorn Cult and a subordinate of Angof the Gravesinger. He was responsible for introducing the Cult to the island of Betnikh and ensuring their presence there.

Emperor Varen Aquilarios (2E 536 - 2E 582)Edit

Varen Aquilarios, also known as the Prophet and the Betrayer was the son of a Duke of Colovia before becoming Emperor of the Empire of Cyrodiil when he overthrew Leovic, the last of the Longhouse Emperors, after the latter had decriminalized Daedra worship in the Empire.

Varen led an uprising against Leovic that culminated in the storming of the Imperial City, whereupon Varen slew Leovic personally in the Imperial Throne Room. He was then crowned Emperor and married Leovic's widow, Clivia Tharn, to consolidate his rule.

Varen subsequently led a group called the Five Companions on a two-year quest to recover the lost Amulet of Kings, which they eventually located in the ruins of Sancre Tor. Heeding the advice of Mannimarco, Varen planned to use the Amulet in a ritual to persuade Akatosh to make him a Dragonborn and therefore a legitimately ordained Emperor. In 2E 579, as the ritual was attempted, Mannimarco altered it and triggered the catastrophe known as the Soulburst. Varen vanished in the chaos, and Clivia assumed the Imperial Throne as Empress Regent in his absence, setting Tamriel on a course for the Alliance War. Varen spent some time with the Moth Priests following the Soulburst, before being taken to Coldharbour and assisting the Vestige in the latter's quest against Molag Bal.

Admiral Vasi Hadrach (fl. 2E 9th century)Edit

Admiral Vasi Hadrach was the Admiral of the New West Navy during the early years of the 9th century of the Second Era and one of the subordinates of Tiber Septim. He was assassinated by a rebel Reachman in a brothel of Daggerfall at some point before 2E 864 when the title of the Admiral of the New West Navy was already held by his successor Amiel Richton.

Duke Vedam Dren (fl. 3E 427)Edit

Vedam Dren was Duke of the Imperial District of Vvardenfell in the province of Morrowind. Of noble descent, Dren was Hlaalu Grandmaster of the Vvardenfell district before he inherited his title. He ruled from the Grand Council Chambers in Ebonheart, surrounded by Dunmer and Imperial Counselors.

Vedam Dren was a Dunmer knight but also thought of himself as a noble, a leader and a diplomat. Vedam is the older brother of Camonna Tong head Orvas Dren, who ran the Dren Plantation, and the father of Ilmeni Dren, the leader of the abolitionist group Twin Lamps.

After losing over half the Tong's shipments in rapid succession, Orvas toyed with the idea of having Vedam assassinated, so that he might consolidate his power and succeed Vedam as Duke of Vvardenfell and Grandmaster of House Hlaalu.

For more information see the full Lore article.

Veesk-Olan (fl. 2E 582)Edit

Veesk-Olan, or Veesk for short, was a renowned and prominent Argonian author and storyteller. He wrote the highly popular novel The Green Hood and the Dres Slavers during the tumultuous period of the Three Banners War in the Second Era.

Saint Veloth the Pilgrim (fl. Dawn Era or Late Middle Merethic Era)Edit

Saint Veloth, also known as Veloth the Pilgrim or Veloth the Prophet, was a Chimer (or Aldmer) mystic hailing from the Summerset Isles, either during the Dawn Era or Late Middle Merethic Era. He is best known as the father of the Dunmer race, when he and his followers split from their Aldmeri roots and migrated en masse to their new homeland called Resdayn, now known as Morrowind. After his passing, Veloth became arguably one of the most revered figures in Dunmer history, and became known as the patron saint of outcasts and seekers of spiritual knowledge.

Vendigao (?b - ?d)Edit

Vendigao was the supposed name of one harpy depicted on a rather horrid looking statue in High Rock which portrayed her and her lover, a gargoyle.[5]

Count Verandis Ravenwatch (fl. 1E - 2E 582)Edit

Verandis Ravenwatch was a pureblood vampire who had been turned directly by Molag Bal. He was the founder of House Ravenwatch and once a member of the Gray Host. For a vampire, Verandis has a pure heart and was unwilling to give into his predatory instincts. He attempted to sway vampires away from their bloodthirsty natures, for his desired goal was peace with mortals. Verandis was known for his restraint. He only fed on the willing, notable for seeing mortals as equals. He expected other members of his House to follow suit with his code of conduct.

Empress Veraxia Tharn (fl. 2E 534 - 542)Edit

Veraxia Tharn was a member of the prominent Nibenese House Tharn of Cheydinhal active during the Interregnum in Second Era.

During her lifetime the Reachfolk led by Durcorach the Black Drake conquered the Cyrodiil and founded the Longhouse Dynasty in 2E 533.

One year after the conquest, in 2E 534 she married the Emperor Durcorach. The new Emperor decided to marry her for political gain, in an attempt to merge Reach sensibilities with Imperial culture in order to reinforce his connection and commitment to the Empire.

Her fate following the death of her husband in 2E 541 or 2E 542, and the fall of the Longhouse Dynasty in 2E 577 is unknown.

Potentate Versidue-Shaie (?b - 2E 324)Edit

A prominent Akaviri Potentate of the late First Era. He took over the Imperial throne after Reman III died, and declared martial law. In the Second Era, the Potentate had The Rose built on the ruins of Blackrose, which was still the most secure and notorious prison on Tamriel by the end of the Third Era.[6] He passed the Guild Act in 2E 321, three years before his death, allowing what would become the Fighters Guild to be formed so merchants and vassals could protect themselves in lieu of a standing army.[7][8] The Guild Act also ratified other guilds, notably the Mages Guild.[9] He was assassinated in Senchal, apparently by the Morag Tong, as their name was drawn on the wall in the Potentate's blood.[10][11][12] He was then succeeded by his heir, Savirien-Chorak.[7] He was a character in the popular historical fiction 2920, The Last Year of the First Era.

Shadowscale Veezara (fl. 4E 201)Edit

Veezara was an Argonian assassin and member of the Dark Brotherhood. Veezara was one of the last known Shadowscales, an assassin in service to the King of Black Marsh. He was trained by the Dark Brotherhood since the day of his birth. At an unknown point in time he met Astrid, the leader of the last remaining Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary in Tamriel, in the outskirts of Falkreath, which remained active in 4E 201.

Veezara was introduced to a new member of his Dark Brotherhood family, saw the arrival of Cicero and the Night Mother, and assisted his new family member with their escape after assasinating Vittoria Vici at her wedding, only to later be murdered by the Penitus Oculatus during the massacre of the Falkreath Sanctuary. However, conflicting reports suggest that the latter events never happened, except for his murder during the massacre. In any case, with Veezara's death it is possible that the Shadowscales have been entirely wiped out.

Sword Master Vhysradue (fl. circa 2E 482 - 2E 582)Edit

Sword Master Vhysradue was a renowned Tsaesci grandmaster warrior known for numerous conquests, fearless challenges, and a century-long commitment to surpassing the greatest swordmasters of Tamriel.

Viarmo (fl. 4E 201)Edit

Altmer Headmaster of the Bards College in 4E 201. When Jarl Elisif the Fair cancelled the annual festival known as the Burning of King Olaf, Viarmo was desperate to save the College's tradition. He had a student track down remnants of King Olaf's Verse, part of the Poetic Edda written by the bard Svaknir which criticized the King. It had been all but erased from history by the indignant King Olaf, but the student managed to find fragments of it. In a well-kept secret, Viarmo and the student took some liberties in re-creating the lost segments, then Viarmo performed their adaptation for Jarl Elisif. She was moved by his performance and allowed the festival to proceed, recognizing it as a righteous celebration opposing tyranny.[2]

Vibeke the Stone (?b - 4E 174)Edit

Vibeke the Stone was a Nord chieftain of Thirsk who lived in the second century of the Fourth Era. She would be the ruler of Thirsk during the Great War, although Solstheim was unaffected by it.

She became Chieftain of Thirsk for three years after slaying seven Imperial pirates and presenting their helmets as a battle trophy.

Vilius Tharn (fl. 1E 3rd century)Edit

Vilius Tharn was a contemporary of Alessia, Morihaus and Pelinal Whitestrake and one of the earliest known Nedic ancestors of the modern noble Imperial family, House Tharn of Cheydinhal. According to the family tradition, the Tharn family was active in St. Alessia's slave uprising of years 1E 242 - 1E 243. He served under Pelinal Whitestrake himself as Blade-Serrator and Master of the Abbatoir. One of his descendants Abnur Tharn claimed that while certain tales of the Alessian Slave Rebellion were a bit hyperbolic, it was quite clear that exceptional individuals made the establishment of the First Empire possible.

Vilus Nommenus (fl. before 3E 427)Edit

Vilus Nommenus is considered by some to be the greatest warrior who ever lived, and has some renown for the notable amount of territory he conquered as a warrior.[13]

Viinturuth (Dawn Era - 4E 201)Edit

Viinturuth was a dragon whose name meant "Shine-Hammer-Rage" in the Dragon Language.

He was recorded as a deceased dragon by the chronicler of the Dragonguard, Brother Mathnan, in the Atlas of Dragons in 2E 373. According to the documents recovered from Dragon Cult temples he died during the Dragon War and was buried near the Lake Yorgrim.

Upon his return in 4E 201, Alduin began the process of resurrecting the many dead dragons buried throughout Skyrim by the Dragon Cult in ancient times. Viinturuth was among the dragons to be brought back to life, where his resurrection was witnessed by the Last Dragonborn. Upon the resurrection Viinturuth pledged allegiance to Alduin and fought against the Last Dragonborn, but was defeated and killed. Having had his soul devoured by another dovah, Viinturuth was killed permanently and cannot be raised again.

Viridian SentinelEdit

The Viridian Sentinel protects the human inhabitants of northern Bangkorai from the beasts and witches that live in the forest. According to the legend of the Viridian Sentinel, long ago the Direnni forged a covenant with the Earth Bones to protect their settlements located throughout all of High Rock from the wild. The Bretons, who displaced the Direnni, had no such arrangement, and as a result their farms in Bangkorai were gradually overrun by the wilderness. The people were pushed to the brink of starvation, causing a young boy called Greenward to pray to Stendarr for salvation. Stendarr taught him to forge a new pact with the forest, giving him the power to restrain the natural creatures within. He thus became the first Viridian Sentinel.

The Viridian Sentinel has great power over the forest, and can use this power to perform potent feats of magic. When the Glenmoril Wyrd became bound to the forest, they also gave some deference to the Sentinel due to that connection (though they had not been a party to the original pact). Although Viridian Sentinels were known for their longevity, over time, the Sentinel ages like other mortals, and must pass on their power and title to a new mortal before death. Their eyes age at a normal rate, however, and therefore a Sentinel usually requires a monocle when reading to counteract deteriorating eyesight.

Viriya (fl. 4E 201)Edit

Viriya is a retired Redguard adventuress and well-known master fisherman, who worked at the Riften fishery. There she attempted to breed mudcrabs in the hope of selling their meat on the town's market. She was seen as somewhat strange by her peers for her love of the creatures. Her primary work at the fishery involved facilitating special fishing requests and bounties from across the province. A responsibility she shared with fellow master fisherman, Swims-In-Deep-Water, up until her eventual retirement from the fishery. After which the duty of handling the distribution of the fishing requests fell solely on Swims-In-Deep-Water.

In 4E 201 the Last Dragonborn ventured to the Riften docks to meet Viriya in the hopes of honing their fishing skills. Viriya tasked the Dragonborn with various errands, including catching a juvenile mudcrab for her to keep as a pet, which she named Snippy.

One of the many errands she assigned the Dragonborn was dealing with an infestation of mudcrabs that were threatening fishermen on the shore west of Dawnstar. She gifted the Dragonborn an Alik'r fishing rod that belonged to her father after it was resolved. Later on, Viriya sent an urgent message to the Dragonborn when the mudcrabs returned. Viriya and the Dragonborn soon joined forces with an army of guards to defeat a giant Guardian Spirit in the form of an Emperor Crab that threatened Dawnstar.

Afterwards, Viriya decided to retire from the fishing business. She tasked the Dragonborn with helping her collect supplies for a crab-based stall in Riften's Grand Plaza and gifted them a special amulet as a reward.

Virgar the Red (fl. 2E 582)Edit

Virgar the Red (also known as the Crimson Matron and the Concubine of Coldharbour) was a Nedic vampire matriarch who dwelled in the Orchard, a graveyard within Coldharbour.

An artifact known as a Harvest Heart was used by Molag Bal to control the vampires of the Orchard. In 2E 582, when Vanus Galerion proposed his idea of lobotomizing the vampires within the Orchard, an act she saw as cruel and distasteful, Virgar the Red proposed an alternate solution that would free the vampires from Molag Bal by severing their connection to him. In exchange for freeing her and her wards from Molag Bal, she promised to aid the forces of the Fighters and Mages Guilds in their efforts to stop the Planemeld. It is unknown how the Vestige resolved the situation.

Virmaril (?b - 2E 582)Edit

Virmaril, later known as the Betrayer, was an Altmer lich in the First Era. He served under High King Durac in the Nedic kingdom of Craglorn during the time of the Yokudan invasion of 1E 808. Virmaril and Durac shared a fascination with the dark arts, often spending days in the catacombs beneath Skyreach. His story was known only in legend and from a historical relic known as the Perenaal Fragment.

HistoryEdit

Virmaril served under his good friend Durac for years, acting as an advisor to him. Behind Durac's back, however, he began courting his daughter, Saradin, princess of the Nedic kingdom. They fell deeply in love, but their hopes for marriage were ended by Durac, who, upon being asked for his blessing by Virmaril, furiously shut down the advances and forbid their love, on the basis that Saradin could not marry a High Elf. Saradin became promised to King Kestic of the forest regions, but Virmaril could not move on. Approaching Saradin in her royal chambers, he pleaded with her to run away with him. Though she still felt for him, Saradin's duties as princess made her deny Virmaril, sending him into a spiral of rage.

With the Yokudan army closing in on Skyreach, Virmaril proposed a plan to the council of Nedic kings, headed by Durac, to defeat the invaders. He led the kings to the city's catacombs, promising a necromantic ritual with the potential to end the threat. However, Virmaril had set up a trap, and murdered the kings, subjacting their souls, and raising the undead of the catacombs as his own army. In addition, Virmaril managed to achieve lichdom, possibly using the souls he wrenched from the Nedic kings. With his newfound strength, Virmaril felt confident he could defeat the Yokudan army if he wished to.

The betrayal of the Nedic kings did not go unnoticed. An elite fighting force was soon sent into the catacombs with the goal of exterminating Virmaril, but, assisted by his new undead form, Virmaril defeated the force. Among the ranks of the extermination force was Shavmar, a member of the Perena tribe. Determined in his task to stop Virmaril from bringing about any further destruction, he gathered two other Perena soul mages, Garalan and Armok. Together, they descended once more into the catacombs, succeeding in sealing Virmaril deep within the catacombs behind a soul-ward. They then placed him in a state of suspension, rendering him in a sleep-like rest. The three then donned the title of the Eternal Watchers, becoming the immortal guardians of Virmaril. Virmaril planned to bend their immortality to his will, but the sleep-state he was placed in prevented him from doing so.

In the end, without the leadership of the council of kings, Virmaril was successful in getting his revenge on Durac. Craglorn and almost all of its Nedes, including Durac's own people, the Duraki, were conquered by the Anka-Ra cell of the Yokudan invasion.

Centuries later, in the Interregnum of the Second Era, an expeditionary team of the Antiquarian Circle breached the ruins of Skyreach, investigating the culture of the then-ancient Craglorn Nedes. A member of the group, who believed in Virmaril despite his mythical status by the time, investigated the city's ruined catacombs, feeling an eerie, angry presence while doing so. The group found no evidence of his existence, but decided to leave when a member theorized that they had potentially awoken a long-sumbering Virmaril.

Circa 2E 582, increased necromantic activity surrounding the ruins attracted the attention of several forces. First, by the Scaled Court, and then by the Crusaders. Both of the groups were stopped by harrowing voices coming from within. Dalamar, a Crusader, stayed at the ruins in search of another entrance. He gained the help of an traveling adventurer, who he sent to purify the ruins. The source of the magic, it turned out, was Virmaril himself, awakened again after over two thousand years. The adventurer delved into the ancient city, defeating the subjacted council of kings. The Eternal Watchers, corrupted by Virmaril's magic, were destroyed by the adventurer as well. Eventually, after battling through the Betrayer's undead legions, the traveler breached the inner sanctum and vanquished Virmaril once and for all, though it is unclear whether he is truly dead or could rise again.

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Vistha-Kai (fl. 3E 427)Edit

Vistha-Kai was an Argonian knight who resided in Tel Fyr the tower ruled by the ancient Telvanni mage Divayth Fyr. Vistha-Kai was initially a slave until Divayth released all of his slaves. However, Vistha did not wish to leave. Divayth kept him on as a hireling, eventually making him a partner and the Warden of his Corprusarium, a sanctuary that Divayth maintained in the caverns beneath Tel Fyr to maintain and care for victims of Corprus, the divine disease wrought by Dagoth Ur. As warden, Vistha-Kai served as the guardian and peacekeeper of the Corprusarium making sure to ease the suffering of the victim inmates.He also served as the chief of the guard who ensured no harm came to the victims and hunted down thieves who wished to plunder the many treasures found within Tel Fyr.

Saint Vitache (fl. before 2E 582)Edit

Saint Vitache was a revered Breton saint. She held the patronage of millers, scissor-grinders, and bathhouse attendants.

As of 2E 582, the millers of Northglen held Saint Vitache in special reverence. Daily tributes to her were integrated into the responsibilities of miller's assistants, who not only operated mills to process grain into meal and flour but also maintained machinery and facilities with meticulous care, including the application of beetle-oil for lubrication.

Vithrelnaak (Dawn Era - ?d)Edit

Vithrelnaak is a dragon whose name means "Serpent-Domination-Eat" in the Dragon Language.

Little is known of Vithrelnaak's past. At some point, Vithrelnaak was slain by Ulfnir Bone-Skin, a warrior from an old Nord legend. Ulfnif fashioned a powerful armor from the scales of a slain dragon. When Ulfnir died, he was buried with the armor, and his corpse haunted the barrow near Yorgrim's Overlook, killing anyone who tried to take his armor. Centuries later, at some point before 4E 201, Fathrys, a young Bosmer, ventured to his resting place to obtain the armor as a gift for his beloved Zaharia. He never returned, as he was slain by the undead Ulfnir.

In 4E 201, the Last Dragonborn ventured to the ruins, defeated the ancient draugr, and plundered Ulfnir's tomb, taking the armor made from Vithrelnaak's scales for themselves.

As his soul was not devoured by another dovah, Vithrelnaak was not killed permanently and can be raised again.

Vittoria Vici (fl. 4E 201)Edit

An Imperial noble and first cousin to Emperor Titus Mede II. She held a prominent position as a merchant in the East Empire Company charged with overseeing their business holdings in Solitude, a position she was quick to defend against accusations of nepotism. In 4E 201, she was engaged to Asgeir Snow-Shod, whose family had connections to the Stormcloaks, and their marriage was seen as a step towards reconciliation. The Dark Brotherhood was reportedly planning to assassinate Vici at her own wedding, but whether their plans succeeded is unknown. [1]

Chieftain Vivian Witchclaw (?b - 2E 582)Edit

Chieftain Vivian Witchclaw was a Reachman leader of the Stonetalon Clan active in 2E 582. She made an alliance with two other Reachfolk clans: the Rageclaws and the Boneshapers and signed the treaty on 3rd of the Frost Fall in 2E 582. The clans aligned themselves with the Cult of the Black Worm, which promised power and blessings of Molag Bal. and invaded the Rift in 2E 582.

Sage Voernet (fl. 1E 20)Edit

Sage Voernet was a renowned Breton sage and author. He was a keen and masterful manipulator of the magical arts in his time, and was listed alongside Gyron Vardengroet and Druid King Kasorayn as one of the most powerful Breton mages in history. He was mentioned in the earliest written record of the Psijic Order from around 1E 20, when he traveled to the Isle of Artaeum to meet with Ritemaster Iachesis. At the time, the Psijics were the counsellors of kings and proponents of the Elder Way, taught to them by the original race that inhabited Tamriel. The historical account makes Voernet one of the earliest known Bretons in history.

Baron Volag (fl. 2E 862 - 864)Edit

Volag was a Baron of the Forebears in the latter years of the Second Era. Baron Volag governed the Forebears' outlying territories in Sentinel at the time, and is most well-known for sparking the rebellion between the Crowns and the Forebears after the death of Thassad II. The conflict later involved the Third Empire and it led to their annexation of Hammerfell. Years after their conquest, Baron Volag, as well as Tiber Septim and Iszara, then ruler of Stros M'Kai signed the First Treaty of Stros M'Kai, which consolidated Hammerfell's incorporation into the Third Empire.

Voice of Ouze (?b - ?d)Edit

Voice of Ouze is a Changeling, a rare forest spirit found in Valenwood. The Voice served as an envoy between the Oathbreakers and the Y'ffre's faithful ever since the Changelings were imprisoned in Ouze. Together with the Guardian Celonron they protected other Oathbreaker spirits.

Volrina Quarra (fl. 2E 582 - 3E 427)Edit

Volrina Quarra was an Imperial vampire and the matriarch of the Quarra Clan of Vvardenfell.

High Priest Vonos (?b - 4E 201)Edit

Vonos was the leader of the reformed Mythic Dawn in the Fourth Era. A devout worshipper of Mehrunes Dagon, he would lead a successful plot to reopen an Oblivion Gate, allowing Dagon to once again have a foothold in Tamriel.

Saint Vorys the Immolant (fl. late 1E)Edit

Saint Vorys the Immolant (also known as the Fiery One to the Khajiit) is a saint of the Dunmer. During the Second Era, Vorys was the patron saint of House Telvanni. He had fallen out of reverence by 3E 427 due to being "a bit unsavory", and Roris the Martyr's death during the Arnesian War elevated him to saintly status in his place by that point.

Voslaarum (?b - 4E 201)Edit

Voslaarum was a dragon whose name meant "Claw-Water-Twin" in the Dragon Language.

Voslaarum and Naaslaarum were revered twin dragons, who lived beneath the Frozen Lake within the Forgotten Vale. They were most likely killed at some point and resurrected by Alduin upon his return, although it is possible that they survived until 4E 201.

At some point, in 4E 201, when the Last Dragonborn ventured to the Forgotten Vale, Voslaarum and Naaslaarum were resting beneath the ice of the lake and guarding a word wall. They fought against the hero but were ultimately defeated and slain.

Having had his soul devoured by another dovah, Voslaarum was killed permanently and cannot be raised again.

King Vrage (fl. 1E 222 - 240)Edit

King Vrage (also called Vrage the Gifted or Vrage the Butcher) was the High King of Skyrim and the fifteenth monarch descended from Ysgramor. He is widely known for founding and expanding the First Empire of the Nords across the northern reaches of Tamriel, growing his domain to encompass parts of High Rock, Morrowind, and the Nibenay Valley. Along with his predecessor Harald, King Vrage can be credited with leading man's rise to dominance over mer in what would become the provinces of Cyrodiil and High Rock.

Vraseth (fl. Merethic Era)Edit

A Nede from ancient Skyrim, Vraseth was a member of the nomadic tribe who came across Lamae Bal after she had been infected with vampirism. He was involved in her attempted cremation, and was brutally raped when she awoke on the pyre. The Vraseth vampire bloodline was named after him, implying he was infected with vampirism.

Vuljotnaak (?b - 4E 201)Edit

Vuljotnaak was a green dragon whose name means "Dark Maw Eat" in the Dragon Language.

The circumstances surrounding his death are contradictory and not well understood. The Dragonguard dated his death to during or just after the Dragon War of the Merethic Era, according to ancient documents recovered from the Dragon Cult. However, engravings found on an Akaviri burial mask depict Vuljotnaak being "devoured" by a hissing serpent (likely a Tsaesci), which would place his death sometime after 1E 2703. Despite what this depiction would imply, his soul was not devoured by a Dragonborn. Instead, like many dragons, his remains were retrieved by members of the Dragon Cult, and he was buried in a dragon mound near the settlement of Granite Hill in Skyrim. The location of his grave was later documented by the Blades in 2E 373.

In 4E 201, Vuljotnaak was returned to life by Alduin. He was later killed by the Last Dragonborn and his soul was consumed, preventing him from ever again being resurrected.

Vulthuryol (?b - 4E 201)Edit

Vulthuryol was a dragon whose name meant "Dark-Overlord-Fire" in the Dragon Language.

It is unknown when or how Vulthuryol accessed Blackreach, but temporal disturbances were a method known to teleport massive creatures from all over Tamriel into the caverns. As of 4E 201, the Mzark Cavern system acted as his lair. Vulthuryol was not recorded in the Dragonguard's Atlas of Dragons.

In 4E 201, the Last Dragonborn ventured to Blackreach. Through use of the Thu'um, they awoke Vulthuryol. The two did battle in the Mzark Cavern, and the Dragonborn absorbed the dragon's soul. Having had his soul devoured by another dovah, Vulthuryol was killed permanently and cannot be raised again.

Vund the Stone-Shaper (?b - 2E 582)Edit

Warlord Vund the Stone-Shaper was a skilled alchemist and the leader of a Reachfolk marauder group active in the Second Era. He led them against the Nordic settlement of Dragon Bridge.

Vychamp (fl. late 3E)Edit

Self-styled leader of the Mercenary Guild. He emasculated the children of Nesmyt due to jealousy over his spouse. This hindered Nesmyt when he joined the Mages Guild, as he needed to pledge fealty to Vychamp if he hoped to rise in rank, but would not do so because of the crimes Vychamp had committed against him.[2]

Arch-Curate Vyrthur (?b - 4E 201)Edit

Vyrthur was a Snow Elf and the Arch-Curate of Auri-El who for millennia sought vengeance against his one-time patron for allowing him to become a vampire. He was the brother of Knight-Paladin Gelebor, the only other uncorrupted Snow Elf known to have survived beyond the First Era. The entire Forgotten Vale was once ruled by the Arch-Curate Vyrthur, assisted by his Prelates and Paladins.

In 4E 201, Gelebor met the Last Dragonborn and requested that the hero kill Vyrthur in exchange for Auriel's Bow, which was in Vyrthur's possession. Gelebor unknowingly playing right into his brother's hands, for the Last Dragonborn unwittingly brought the Arch-Curate exactly what he wanted: Serana, a Daughter of Coldharbour, a being of the purest evil in Tamriel. Vyrthur sought revenge on Auri-El through the sundering of the sun, which serves as the connection between Aetherius, the plane of the gods, and Mundus, which would thus eliminate Auri-El's influence on Nirn. This was to be achieved through the corruption of Auri-El's bow, accomplished by soaking it in the blood of a Daughter of Coldharbour. He had long ago publicized a prophecy called the Tyranny of the Sun, that was later revealed within the Elder Scrolls, with the intent of drawing such a person to him. Fortunately, Serana and her companion were able to defeat and kill Vyrthur before he could bring his vengeance to fruition.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow