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Valdar (?b - ?d)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 (?b - 4E ?d)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 (?b - ?d)Edit

Valdur was a Nord 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.

Valsirenn (2E ?b - ?d)Edit

Valsirenn was high ranking Psijic monk and member of the Conclave of the Eleven Forces. She was instrumental in stopping 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.

Vastarie (?b - ?d)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 (?b - ?d)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.

Valkyn SkoriaEdit

Valkyn Skoria is a giant Dremora whose clan is based at the Knives of Discord, a region of the Deadlands. He serves Mehrunes Dagon as a Valkynaz (or 'prince'), a member of the Valkyn, Dagon's personal guard. Skoria rules over Red-Zeal Keep, a Sigil Keep found in the Knives of Discord region. The fact that a Valkynaz is posted away from Dagon's side would imply that the region is of particular importance or interest to the Prince.

In an attempt to enhance the destructive power of Skoria, Dagon experimented with mutating his vestige by imbuing it with certain aspects of the Flame Atronachs of Infernace. Although successful in this regard, the mutation forces Skoria to remain in close proximity to magma at all times in order to maintain his molten condition, and also means that he eternally suffers the agony of immolation.

In 2E 582, Bosmer cultists opened an Oblivion Gate in Whisper Grove in Valenwood that allowed a Daedric invasion from the Knives of Discord. After the death of the cult leader, Razor Master Erthas, Dagon proposed to seal the gate in return for the potential service of another Bosmer named Gilraen. However, Gilraen's husband Fingaenion reopened the Gate later that year in a failed invasion attempt in order to rescue her. Skoria's minions took the trapped invaders as prisoners, but Fingaenion managed to find a group of Undaunted and launch a second rescue mission. The group sliced through the Deadlands and eventually forced Skoria to face them in battle, where he was defeated. The keep's Sigil Stone was then taken, permanently severing the link to Tamriel and likely causing significant destruction in the region.

Following this demise, Skoria's headgear, shoulder armor, and claymore were brought back to Tamriel by the Undaunted, and his head was mounted as a trophy.

Lyranth the Foolkiller looks down upon Valkyn Skoria, and views him as too weak to serve her master Molag Bal. It is unknown if Skoria is a member of Dremora Clan.

Valus Odiil (?b - ?d)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 Champion of Cyrodiil to aid his sons in reclaiming the farm.

Vanto (?b - ?d)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 (?b - ?d)Edit

Archmagister Vanus Galerion, born as Trechtus, and sometimes 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.

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

Varen Aquilarios, also known as the Prophet, was the son of a Duke of Colovia before becoming Emperor of the Empire of Cyrodiil when he overthrew Leovic, the last of the so-called 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; Varen slew Leovic personally in the Imperial Throne Room. He was then crowned Emperor and wed 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. He 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.

Duke Vedam Dren (?b - ?d)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 runs the Dren Plantation, and the father of Ilmeni Dren, the leader of the abolitionist group Twin Lamps.

For more information see the full Lore article.

Saint Veloth the Pilgrim (?b - ?d)Edit

Saint Veloth, also known as Veloth the Pilgrim or Veloth the Prophet, was a Chimer 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.

Count Verandis Ravenwatch (?b - ?d)Edit

Verandis Ravenwatch is 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 (?b - ?d)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 Cyrodil 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.[5] 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.[6][7] The Guild Act also ratified other guilds, notably the Mages Guild.[8] He was assassinated in Senchal, apparently by the Morag Tong, as their name was drawn on the wall in the Potentate's blood.[9][10][11] He was then succeeded by his heir, Savirien-Chorak.[6] He was a character in the popular historical fiction 2920, The Last Year of the First Era.

Viarmo (?b - ?d)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]

Vilus Nommenus (?b - ?d)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.[12]

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 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 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). But over time, the Sentinel ages like any other human, and must pass on his or her power and title to a new mortal before death.

Vittoria Vici (?b - ?d)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. [2]

Sage Voernet (?b - ?d)Edit

Voernet was a renowned Bretons sage and author. They were mentioned in the earliest written record of the Psijic Order from around 1E 20, when they 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 (?b - ?d)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 (?b - ?d)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 devote worshiper 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 (?b - ?d)Edit

During the Second Era, Vorys was the patron saint of House Telvanni.[13] He had fallen out of reverence by 3E 427.[UOL 1]

King Vrage (?b - ?d)Edit

King Vrage (also called Vrage the Gifted or Vrage the Butcher) was the High King of Skyrim, son of King Harald 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 father 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 (?b - ?d)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 is 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.

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 (?b - ?d)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.[14]

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.