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Lore:The Amulet of Kings

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{{LetterPic|I}}n the first years of the [[Lore:First Era|First Era]], a powerful race of Elves called the [[{{Lore:Ayleids Link|Ayleids]]}}, or the Heartland High Elves, ruled central [[Lore:Tamriel|Tamriel]] with an iron hand. The high and haughty Ayleids relied on their patrons, the treacherous [[Lore:Daedric Princes|Daedra Lords]], to provide armies of [[{{Lore:daedra Link|daedra]]}} and dead spirits; with these fearless magical{{Lore Link|magic}}al armies, the Ayleids preyed without mercy upon the young races of men, slaughtering or enslaving them at their whim.
 
On behalf of the suffering human races, [[Lore:Alessia|St. Alessia]], the first in the line of [[{{Lore:Cyrodiil Link|Cyrodiil]]}}s, sought the aid of [[Lore:Akatosh|Akatosh]], the {{Lore Link|Dragon}} God of Time, and ruler of the noble [[Lore:Aedra|Aedra]]. Akatosh, looking with pity upon the plight of men, drew precious blood from his own heart, and blessed St. Alessia with this blood of Dragons, and made a Covenant that so long as Alessia's generations were true to the dragon blood, Akatosh would endeavor to seal tight the Gates of [[Lore:Oblivion|Oblivion]], and to deny the armies of daedra and undead to their enemies, the Daedra-loving Ayleids.
 
In token of this Covenant, Akatosh gave to Alessia and her descendants the {{Lore Link|Amulet of Kings}} and the [[Lore:Dragonfires|Eternal Dragonfires]] of the {{Lore Link|Imperial City}}. Thus does Alessia become the first gem in the Cyrodilic Amulet of Kings. The gem is the Red Diamond in the middle of the Amulet. This is the Symbol of the {{Lore Link|Empire}} and later taken as the symbol of the [[Lore:Septim Dynasty|Septim]] line. It is surrounded by eight other gems, one for each of the divines.
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