Lore: Places: V
The Void
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The Void (also called the Darkness and Outer Darkness) is the name applied to the dimensions outside of the known realms (e.g. Aetherius, Oblivion, and Mundus) of the Aurbis.[1][2][3] It is also occasionally used in a more limited capacity to refer directly to Oblivion.[4] The brothers Anu and Padomay came from the Void, as well as Sithis, who originally caused change in the world.[1] According to the Dark Brotherhood, when Sithis wishes someone killed, their soul comes here after death.[5] Legends say that deities wishing to create a new plane of existence must initially create a space for it in the Void.[6] The "Eight Abysses",[7] the "Second Void", and the "Nineteen Voids" are unknown terms which may be related to this dimension.[UOL 1]

The Daedric Princes are known as the "Princes of Void", though their realms of Oblivion are "anything but". To describe the "Void of Oblivion",[8] it is instead known as the "Second Void",[9] composed of at least "Nineteen Voids".[UOL 1] Within these planes of Oblivion are "sea of limitless dimensions contains an endless series of islands. Some are controlled by the mighty Daedric Princes; others are loosely connected to one minor Daedra Lord or another."[10]

Argonians equate the Void to Sithis a blank canvas and a creator that will one day destroy its creation.[11]

Reachmen equate Namira as a Spirit Queen and one of the sovereign of one of the two worlds of existence, the infinite world of spirit.[12] The Reachfolk creation story speaks of Lorkh having an epiphany when he visited the darkness; that what is perceived as nothingness is ripe for possibility.[13] And so, Lorkh approached Namira and convinced her to grant him a place in the infinite void to create a realm for wayward spirits, but it was not without a cost. Lorkh sacrificed himself to create a harsh realm, one that is unforgiving and intended to teach through suffering.[14]

The Dark Heart is said to be a piece of primal void.[15]

Notable PlacesEdit

A lost realm of Oblivion located deep in the Void.

See AlsoEdit


  1. ^ a b The Monomyth
  2. ^ The Book of Daedra
  3. ^ Spirit of the Daedra
  4. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Arena Supermundus: The Tapestry of HeavenImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  5. ^ Dialogue of Dark Brotherhood members.
  6. ^ Varieties of Faith...Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College
  7. ^ The Unveiled Azadiyeh Answers Your QuestionsThe Unveiled Azadiyeh
  8. ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Arena Supermundus: The Tapestry of HeavenImperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
  9. ^ Lyranth the Foolkiller Answers Your QuestionsLyranth the Foolkiller
  10. ^ Rulantaril's NotesRulantaril Oran
  11. ^ Nisswo Uaxal's dialogue in ESO: Murkmire
  12. ^ Great Spirits of the Reach: Volume 3Vashu gra-Morga, Chief Daedrotheologist at the University of Gwylim
  13. ^ The Dark Descent's loading screen in ESO
  14. ^ Great Spirits of the Reach: Volume 5Vashu gra-Morga, Chief Daedrotheologist at the University of Gwylim
  15. ^ Count Verandis Ravenwatch's dialogue in ESO

Note: The following references are deemed to be unofficial sources. They are referenced to round off the information in this article and may not consist of definitive lore.

  1. ^ a b Interview With Two Denizens of the Shivering Isles